Press Releases

May 14: New AASL eCOLLAB advocacy archives provide professional development in 20 minutes

CHICAGO — A series of three advocacy webinars, presented by the AASL Advocacy Committee in conjunction with School Library Month, is now available as part of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL)...

May 14: Sign up for a behind-the-scenes tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House during ALA Annual Conference

Event to benefit the ALA Cultural Communities Fund

CHICAGO—For attendees of the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, there are still tickets available for a unique opportunity to tour the renowned Frank Lloyd Wright...

May 14: Sullivan updates and expands bestselling fundamentals of children’s services text

CHICAGO — Children's services are the heart of the library; in fact, more than one-third of U.S. library users are under the age of 12. The new second edition of the comprehensive reference “Fundamentals of Children's Services”...

May 13: LLAMA / YALSA webinar reveals how teen services increase library value and impact

CHICAGO — If you are looking for a way to add value to your public library, then expanding teen services may be the perfect solution.  The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) will present “Increase your library's value...

May 13: YALSA seeks member manager for The Hub literature blog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for The Hub, its teen literature-focused blog. The Hub provides a one-stop-shop for teens and librarians to help them locate high quality audio, video and...

May 13: Library fundraising secrets revealed at 'Raising $: Process and People' preconference at ALA Annual

PHILADELPHIA - Peter Pearson raises millions of dollars for the St. Paul (Minn.) Public Library, and he will reveal how other groups can too at “Raising $: Process and People,” a preconference with LLAMA and United for Libraries at the...

May 13: Colorado Association of Libraries wins ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — The Colorado Association of Libraries is the recipient of the 2013 ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by United for Libraries.

The Colorado Association of Libraries (CAL) won for its 2012 campaign “Literacy Through Libraries: A Dollar Does It.” The campaign was...

May 13: Recruit at ALA JobLIST Placement Center Open House

CHICAGO — As part of its continuing efforts to provide networking opportunities for employers and job seekers, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will host an Open House from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Sunday, June 30, 2013 during the American Library Association’s Annual Conference in Chicago.

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May 13: LITA announces scholarship winners for 2013

CHICAGO — The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, has announced the winners of annual scholarships it sponsors jointly with three organizations:  Baker & Taylor,  LSSI and OCLC, Inc.   These scholarships are for master’s...

May 10: Dr. Christine Pawley Receives 2013 Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award

Chicago - The Gleason Book Award Committee of the American Library Association Library History Roundtable is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2013 Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award is Christine Pawley for Reading Places:  Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War...

May 09: Nominating committee seeks candidates

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) 2014 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2014 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer...

May 08: GraphiCon—the mini-comic-con inside 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - For the second year, GraphiCon will inspire ALA Annual Conference attendees to innovate and raise the profile of graphic novels and comics in their library or school. A range of programs and author events, plus “Artist Alley,” the Graphic Novel Pavilion and Graphic Novel Stage in the...

May 07: Chris Shoemaker elected for 2014-2015 YALSA presidency

CHICAGO – Members of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected Chris Shoemaker as the division’s next president-elect. Shoemaker will begin his...

May 07: Mother’s Day @ your library

CHICAGO – The question of what to do or what gift to give on Mother’s Day can often be a bit perplexing for children and teens who might not have a lot of money to spend. Enter the library with fun and creative ideas for...

May 07: ALA thanks Senator Reed for introducing Workforce Investments through Local Libraries Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced legislation to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which will integrate public libraries into state and local...

May 07: Kilgour Award for Research recipient named

CHICAGO - The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced Barbara Tillett as the 2013 winner of the  Frederick G...

May 07: LITA workshops at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering three full-day educational workshops on Friday, June 28, 2013 in Chicago.

Introductory Python Workshop

Attendees at this pre...

May 07: PLA members elect Neal as president-elect; Cervantes and Turner to board

CHICAGOLarry Neal, director of the Clinton-Macomb (Mich.) Public Library, has been elected the 2014-2015 president of the Public Library Association (PLA).

Neal acknowledged, “I...

May 07: Rep. Fortenberry receives award during National Library Legislative Day

Washington, D.C.—Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) today received the United for Libraries’ 2013 Public Service Award during the National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. The Public Service Award is given annually by United for Libraries to a legislator who has...

May 07: ALCTS virtual preconferences coming in June

CHICAGO - Two virtual preconferences coming in June bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) offers two virtual preconferences that are sure to guarantee a great experience...

May 07: Advocate for libraries on a national level by participating in Virtual Library Legislative Day on May 8

PHILADELPHIA – Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on May 8, when hundreds of library advocates will descend on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and...

May 06: Library advocates tell legislators to protect library funding

Hundreds Gather in D.C. for 39th Annual National Library Legislative Day

Washington, D.C.— More than 350 librarians and library supporters from across the country converged in Washington,...

May 06: United for Libraries designates Stroud Public Library a Literary Landmark in honor of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), designated Stroud Public Library a Literary Landmark in honor of poet Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel (1918-2007) on Sunday, April 28.

The...

May 06: Christine Hage elected 2013-2014 United for Libraries vice president/president-elect

PHILADELPHIA — Christine Lind Hage, director of the Rochester Hills (Mich.) Public Library, has been elected 2013-2014 United for Libraries vice president/president elect.

Lind has been director of the Rochester Hills Public Library since 2005. Previously she...

May 06: Boettcher receives 2013 RUSA BRASS Emerald Research Grant for business reference research

CHICAGO — Jennifer Boettcher, business librarian at Georgetown University, is this year’s recipient of  the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) BRASS...

May 04: American Library Association highlights library and community impacts from Broadband Technology Opportunities Program in new report

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Thursday, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy released “U.S. Public Libraries and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program,” a...

May 04: American Library Association highlights library and community impacts from Broadband Technology Opportunities Program in new report

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Thursday, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy released “U.S. Public Libraries and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program,” a...

May 03: A how-to guide for digital preservation

CHICAGO — As digital preservation becomes an increasingly widespread and accessible practice, smaller organizations as well as large can take steps toward developing strategies for implementing it in their own institutions. “Practical...

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