Press Releases

Aug 06: YALSA and Soho Teen partner to promote Teen Read Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced Monday, July 29, 2013,  its new partnership with Soho Teen in promoting Teen Read Week™.   Teen Read Week will be celebrated Oct. 13 – 19 with the theme “Seek the Unknown @ your library.”

“We’re very appreciative of...

Aug 06: Register now for career development facilitator training

Attention professionals  who help out-of-work adults find job-search resources!

CHICAGO — A new eLearning course using a distance learning format, videoconferencing and virtual collaboration starts in September!

As a library worker or professional who works with those seeking...

Aug 06: The future of the library catalogue

CHICAGO— New digital technologies, the Internet, and user expectations have changed the role of the catalogue in libraries considerably in recent years.  “Catalogue 2.0: The...

Aug 06: ALCTS Board endorses Digitization Capture Recommendations

CHICAGO — At the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago this past June, the Board of Directors of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) endorsed “Minimum Digitization Capture Recommendations.”   A Task Force of the Preservation and...

Aug 06: LITA webinar: Setting a Course for Social Media Success

CHICAGO — LITA is offering a webinar All Aboard - The Party’s Starting! Setting a Course for Social Media Success, presented by Mary Anne Hansen, Doralyn Rossmann, Angela Tate, and Scott Young of Montana...

Aug 06: Gathering and Using Community Data: Making the Best Decisions for Your Library

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a new workshop, Gathering and Using Community Data: Making the Best Decisions for Your Library with Marie Pyko and Thad Hartman. This 90-minute workshop will take place on...

Aug 06: YALSA’s updated Teen Book Finder app now available in the Apple App Store

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched an updated version of its free Teen Book Finder app that now includes all titles that appeared on YALSA’s 2013 lists of recommended reading and/or that were honored...

Aug 06: Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces Serving Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder with Dr. Lesley Farmer, a new two-part workshop that will take place on Wednesdays, November 13 and 20, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time.

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Aug 05: ALA President Barbara Stripling unveils 'Declaration for the Right to Libraries'

            Signing event first of a series that will take place throughout the nation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, American Library Association (ALA) President Barbara Stripling unveiled the “Declaration for the Right to Libraries” during a signing ceremony at Nashville...

Aug 05: ALA Graphics Fall 2013 Catalog now available

CHICAGO—ALA Graphics has released its Fall 2013 catalog featuring 48 pages of exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation.  Gracing the cover of the...

Aug 05: Johnson’s essentials of developing and managing electronic collections

CHICAGO—The complex issues associated with developing and managing electronic collections deserve special treatment, and library collection authority Peggy Johnson rises to the challenge with a book sure to become a benchmark for excellence. Providing comprehensive coverage of key issues and...

Aug 01: Mentoring and managing students in the academic library

CHICAGO— Most academic libraries could not operate without a host of part-time student workers.  But employing students is different from filling a professional position with an experienced worker; often their library employment will be their first job experience. Since many student positions...

Aug 01: ALSC offers William C. Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training at Midwinter 2014

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is seeking applications for its third biennial “Bill Morris Seminar: Book Evaluation Training,” to be held on Friday, January 24, 2014, prior to the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.  This invitational seminar supports and...

Aug 01: New from ACRL: “Twenty-First-Century Access Services: On the Front Line of Academic Librarianship”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Twenty-First-Century Access Services: On the Front Line of Academic Librarianship," edited by Michael J. Krasulski, Jr. and Trevor A....

Jul 31: PLA’s 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium sessions are now available on-demand

CHICAGO – On March 20, the Public Library Association (PLA) offered a full-day Virtual Spring Symposium with educational programs across four subject tracks and a thought-provoking keynote with futurist Garry Golden. A...

Jul 30: Chicago Bulls’ Luol Deng named Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO – This September, Chicago Bulls two-time NBA All Star Luol Deng will encourage children to get the most important school supply of all: a library card.

As the Honorary Chair of Library Card Sign-up Month, Luol Deng has donated his image to a print and digital public service...

Jul 30: Exemplary picture books about tender topics

CHICAGO — A reading specialist, an outreach librarian and a children’s librarian combine their considerable expertise in “Tender Topics: Picture Books About Childhood Challenges,” an essential...

Jul 30: A provocative call to transform YA services

CHICAGO — A vigorous call to action that encourages LIS students, researchers and practitioners to question some of the underlying assumptions of their discipline, “Transforming Young Adult Services” initiates an open discussion...

Jul 30: United for Libraries now offering professional consultation services via Skype

PHILADELPHIA - United for Libraries is offering libraries, Trustees and Friends a budget-friendly alternative to on-site consulting -- Skype sessions.

Groups of all sizes can receive professional consultation services via Skype at an affordable price. United for Libraries staff has more...

Jul 30: United for Libraries designates boyhood home of Sinclair Lewis a Literary Landmark

PHILADELPHIA - United for Libraries, in partnership with the Minnesota Association of Library Friends (MALF) and the Sinclair Lewis Foundation, designated the boyhood home of Sinclair Lewis in Sauk Centre, Minn. a Literary Landmark on Tuesday, July 16.

The ceremony was one of the linchpin...

Jul 29: ALSC names more Great Websites for Kids

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, has added more outstanding websites to Great Websites for Kids, its online resource containing hundreds of links to exceptional websites for children.

The newly added sites...

Jul 29: Steven J. Bell presents wide range of leadership styles in LLAMA webinar

CHICAGO — There are myriad leadership styles that a potential leader can choose as a model for him or herself. The best leaders know how to find the right balance among them, but finding that balance can be a daunting challenge.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will...

Jul 29: ALSC now accepting applications for 2014 Penguin Young Readers Group Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2014 Penguin Young Readers Group Awards.  This award, made possible by an annual gift from Penguin Young Readers Group, provides a $600 stipend...

Jul 29: The growing Choice E-Collection now offers libraries value-added benefit with free de-duping

MIDDLETOWN, CONN. - The Choice E-Collection (CEC) is the first collection of e-books made up exclusively of titles reviewed by CHOICE. Currently consisting of several hundred titles spanning the entire liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the CEC presents ...

Jul 26: COA announces accreditation actions taken at 2013 Annual Conference

CHICAGO —The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Continued accreditation status was granted to the following programs:

  • Master of Library and...
Jul 26: Nominating committee seeks candidates

CHICAGO — The ALA 2014 Nominating Committee reminds all interested ALA members that the deadline for completing the candidate biographical form is quickly approaching – the form will close on Aug. 16.  The committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2014 spring ballot for the offices of ALA...

Jul 26: Ragains’ updated guide to teaching information literacy

CHICAGO — Information literacy and library instruction are at the heart of the academic library’s mission. But how do you bring that instruction to an increasingly diverse student body and an increasingly varied spectrum of majors? In this updated, expanded new second edition of “...

Jul 26: An updated how-to-do-it manual for communicating professionally

CHICAGO — An updated and expanded version of the training guide Booklist called "one of the most valuable professional publications to come off the presses in a long time," the new third edition of “Communicating Professionally,...

Jul 26: New from ACRL: 'Finding a Public Voice: Using Barbara Fister as a Case Study'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Finding a Public Voice: Using Barbara Fister as a Case Study,” edited by Danielle Theiss and Diane Kovacs.

This eclectic volume...

Jul 24: University of Minnesota Children's Literature Research Collection to host 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee has chosen the University of Minnesota's Children's Literature Research Collections as the site for the 2014 May Hill Honor Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney.

The...

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