Press Releases

Aug 28: Learn to design effective library websites in workshop with David Lee King

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA TechSource announces a new session of its workshop featuring David Lee King, Building the Digital Branch: Designing Effective Library Websites.

Every library needs a presence on the Web...

Aug 28: What is open source software and what can it do for your library? New eCourse

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Open Source Software for Libraries: How it Works; What it Can do for You, with Diane Kovacs and Diane Adler.

Open source software offers libraries the opportunity to...

Aug 28: The definitive textbook for students of information science

CHICAGO — Leading international scholars offer a global perspective on the discipline in “Introduction to Information Science,” published by Neal-Schuman Publishers and...

Aug 28: Transliteracy takes center stage at AASL’s 2012 Fall Forum

CHICAGO — Gain a deeper understanding of transliteracy during AASL’s 2012 Fall Forum, Transliteracy and the School Library Program, taking place Oct. 12-13, 2012, in Greenville, S.C. Kristin Fontichiaro and R. David...

Aug 28: New School Library Research articles available online

CHICAGO — Three new research articles covering the topics of subscription databases, serving students with special needs or the dynamics that inhibit and/or enable school libraries to contribute to educational agendas are now available online as part of the American Association of School...

Aug 27: Register now for 2012 Women’s Leadership Institute

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is collaborating with higher education associations to offer the 2012 Women’s Leadership Institute. This year’s institute will be held Nov. 27-30, 2012, in Dana Point, Calif. and Dec. 2-5, 2012, in Amelia Island, Fla. The...

Aug 27: Tilley selected to present paper for YALSA’s 'Trends in YA Event' at ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO — A Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) Jury chose Carol Tilley, assistant professor at the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, to present a paper at YALSA’s Trends in YA Services session at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Tilley’s...

Aug 27: AASL and NCLE provide school librarians with literacy resources

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has joined 30 other stakeholder groups representing educational, school and community leaders in support of the new National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE). As a result of this collaboration, AASL members have the opportunity...

Aug 21: YA author Scott Westerfeld to keynote closing session for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium

CHICAGO — Scott Westerfeld, author of the Leviathan series, will be the keynote speaker for the general closing session of the 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium, announced the Young Adult Library Services...

Aug 21: RUSA’s Health Information 101 course now offers IACET CEUs; next offering in September, 2012

CHICAGO — Beginning with the upcoming fall offering in September, 2012, the online course "Health Information 101" offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the...

Aug 21: New RUSA online course provides foundation in interlibrary loan practices in public, academic libraries

CHICAGO — The first offering of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 101, a new online course offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will be held Sept. 17-Oct. 14,...

Aug 21: Survey results indicate salaries for librarians in 2012 flat – and in some cases lower

CHICAGO — According to results of the newly-released 2012 ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian – Public and Academic, with a less than 1 percent increase, salaries for librarians are basically flat. Survey responses from public and academic libraries in all 50 states and the District of...

Aug 21: NEH, ALA announce new funding opportunity, film title, webinars, deadline for Muslim Journeys Bookshelf


Cash grants up to $4,500 will be available in January to support “Let’s Talk About It” programming

CHICAGO – The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, announced updates to...

Aug 21: On anniversary of Hurricane Irene, Pitney Bowes Foundation provides $35,000 to help school and public libraries

CHICAGO —Thanks to a generous grant of $35,000 from Pitney Bowes Foundation, the American Library Association has distributed $3,500 in donations to 10 libraries.  Last year, Hurricane Irene caused widespread destruction and major flooding in the Northeast during the last week of August 2011. ...

Aug 20: ACRL funds 2012 Spectrum Scholar Charlotte King

CHICAGO — As part of its commitment to furthering diversity in librarianship, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is supporting Charlotte King as its 2012-2013 Spectrum Scholar. King will attend the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science...

Aug 20: Building and managing e-book collections

CHICAGO — Beginning with a short history of e-books and a review of the e-book publishing industry, “Building and Managing E-Book Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians,” published by ...

Aug 17: Nomination period for the 2012 I Love My Librarian Award open through September 12

CHICAGO — Library users can now nominate a librarian for the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.  The nomination form is available on atyourlibrary.org, the American Library Association’s (ALA)...

Aug 17: Nomination period for the 2012 I Love My Librarian Award open through September 12

CHICAGO — Library users can now nominate a librarian for the 2012 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.  The nomination form is available on atyourlibrary.org, the American Library Association’s (ALA)...

Aug 15: Voting now open for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), invites all teens (aged 12-18) to vote for the Teens’ Top Ten. Teens can vote for their favorite books from the last year in the annual poll at...

Aug 14: Libraries prepare for Library Card Sign-up Month 2012

CHICAGO – September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and libraries are preparing for the promotion, a time when libraries across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all....

Aug 14: Travel with ALA’s ASCLA division to Italy, including Amalfi Coast, National Library and Vatican Museum

CHICAGO — The itinerary is set for ASCLA in Italy in spring 2013 - -the third tour abroad hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

This trip...

Aug 14: LLAMA webinar helps you navigate through physical and virtual library planning

CHICAGO — The library of the future needs to be a vibrant learning hub and an intellectual crossroads where the physical and the virtual spaces connect.  The transition from a physical library plan into a blended service model requires a solid methodology.  The Library Leadership and Management...

Aug 14: Nominating committee extends deadline for Council candidates

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Nominating Committee has extended the deadline for applications for anyone interested in being considered for Council candidacy.  Any interested ALA members now have until 4:30 p.m. CDT on Sept. 17, 2012 to complete the...

Aug 14: ALA, Tribeca Film Institute announce 50 sites to host 'America’s Music'

$125,000 in total funding for selected libraries to host film viewing and discussion series

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) announced that the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) will...

Aug 14: New from ACRL: Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries," edited by Daniel C. Mack and Craig Gibson. "Interdisciplinarity and Academic...

Aug 14: First-of-its-kind eCourse examines where e-books meet iPad apps

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a first-of-its-kind facilitated eCourse, Book as iPad App: Multimedia, Multi-Touch E-Books and their Future in Libraries with Nicole Hennig.

Your patrons trust your recommendations on what to...

Aug 14: Kenneth Crews on e-reserves and fair use in new workshop

CHICAGO —ALA Editions announces the first event in an exciting new workshop series, Crews on Copyright: E-Reserves and Fair Use with Kenneth D. Crews.

In May 2012, a U.S. District Court ruled for the first time on...

Aug 14: Learn to plan and strategize for 'A More Effective Social Media Presence' in new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new workshop, A More Effective Social Media Presence: Strategic Planning and Project Management with Sarah Steiner and Cliff Landis. This 90-minute online workshop will take place on Wednesday,...

Aug 14: Connect your patrons with indie fiction recommendations from PLA's upcoming readers' advisory webinar

CHICAGO — At 1 p.m. CDT on Sept. 19, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “Alternative Reads: Discovering and Sharing Great Indie Fiction with Your Patrons,” to introduce attendees to the...

Aug 13: Yolanda Cuesta to lead PLA management course on serving diverse populations

CHICAGO — On Oct. 11 and 12 the Public Library Association (PLA) and its co-sponsor, the Kent District Library (KDL) in Grand Rapids, Mich., will present a two-day, in-person management course, “Serving Diverse Populations”...

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