Press Releases

Sep 04: Year-long Public Innovation training opportunity

CHICAGO - Continuing the collaboration between The Harwood Institute and the American Library Association on The Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities Initiative, a three-day Harwood Institute Public Innovators Lab designed especially for libraries kicks off a year of coaching and...

Sep 04: Kingma to speak on innovation and quality in education

CHICAGO — Bruce Kingma, former associate dean of the ALA-accredited Master of Science in Library and Information Science program and associate provost for entrepreneurship and innovation at Syracuse University, and Dodson visiting professor at the LIS program at the University of British...

Sep 03: ASCLA 2014 Midwinter workshops: leadership success, online course design and how to become a library consultant

CHICAGO - Designing online courses, the secrets to successful leadership and how to become a library consultant are some of the exciting topics to be addressed at institutes offered by the Association of...

Sep 03: Nomination period for the 2013 I Love My Librarian Award extended to Sept. 27

 

Nomination period for the 2013 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award extended to Sept. 27     

CHICAGO – Encourage your library users to nominate you or a fellow librarian for the 2013 Carnegie...

Sep 03: Promote Library Card Sign-up Month with free tools


Free tools available for September's Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO - Celebrate Library Card Sign-up Month with new downloadable tools and public service announcements (PSAs).

Sample media tools are available to remind the public of all the...

Sep 03: The AASL13 conference daily – “Your Name Here”

CHICAGO – A new contest launched by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will rename the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition onsite daily newspaper. Formerly known as the AASL Advocate, AASL members and national conference attendees are invited to submit names and vote...

Sep 03: College & Research Libraries launches Facebook, Twitter presences

CHICAGO – College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), announces the launch of its inaugural social media presences on Facebook...

Sep 03: AASL commends 10 programs aligned with association’s values and mission

CHICAGO — Moving on recommendations made by its Affiliate Assembly, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended 10 programs based on the programs’ support of the school librarian profession. To be...

Sep 03: Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job. Hilda Weisburg will serve as instructors for a six-week facilitated...

Sep 03: ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® invite you to thank your public library for making summer reading fun

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and LEGO® DUPLO® continue to support constructive play in libraries through the 2013 LEGO DUPLO Read! Build! Play! giveaway.  The two organizations invite parents, children, teachers, community members and everyone in between to “...

Sep 03: Sylvia Knight Norton named AASL executive director

CHICAGO — Sylvia Knight Norton is the new executive director of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), effective Sept. 30, 2013.   Sylvia K. Norton comes to AASL/ALA from the College of Communication and Information, School of...

Sep 03: PLA now accepting nominations for nine service awards and grants

CHICAGO - Through the generosity of sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering nine awards/grants designed to highlight the best in public library service and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication to public libraries. Many of the awards include an...

Sep 03: Joyce Saricks joins Booklist as audio editor

CHICAGO - The library profession’s well-known readers' and listeners’ advisor, Joyce Saricks, joins Booklist as audio editor on Sept. 3, 2013, taking over from Sue-Ellen Beauregard, who retired August 29.

Saricks is familiar to ...

Sep 03: Nomination period open for 2014 RUSA achievement awards, research and travel grants

CHICAGO — The nomination period is now open for the many achievement awards and conference travel and research grants offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

RUSA, which...

Aug 29: LLAMA webinar explores multimedia production spaces in libraries

CHICAGO — We’ve all heard the trendy term MakerSpace, but for many libraries these creative spaces have been around for a while in other forms and with other names. Today’s video culture necessitates that part of a MakerSpace be focused on the creation of multimedia: any combination of video,...

Aug 28: RFP: Project director for the creation of 'Guidelines for Provision of Financial Literacy Education Services in Libraries'

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) has issued an RFP for a project director to oversee creation of guidelines and best practices for financial literacy education (FLE) services provided by libraries, including research and preparation of guidelines and best practices documents, a...

Aug 28: Maine State Librarian touts E-rate successes at congressional hearing

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Maine State Librarian Linda Lord called for a “proactive vision for meeting the educational and learning needs of our communities for the next 15 years and beyond” at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Representing our nation’s 16,...

Aug 27: ALA announces 'Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963,' a traveling exhibition opportunity

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) and National Museum of American History (NMAH), invites applications from public, academic and special libraries,...

Aug 27: San Antonio teens learn how to be responsible news consumers through News Know-how program

CHICAGO — Teens are the future of our Democracy.  As they grow up to be voters, it is important that they be prepared to be smart consumers of information.

San Antonio teens received the training that will help them along that road, thanks to the News Know-how program offered by the San...

Aug 27: Learn how to give a winning face-to-face presentation with PLA's upcoming webinar

CHICAGO — Take the microphone with confidence after the one-hour webinar, “Face-to-Face Presentation Skills: How to Present Like a Lion (Even if You Feel Like a Lamb)” hosted by the Public Library Association...

Aug 27: Fall e-Learning from ACRL features managing change, video tutorials, publishing and more

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2013 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the...

Aug 27: Krahnke, Rérat awarded Books for Teens Grants

CHICAGO — Jodi Krahnke, young adult librarian at the Ypsilanti District Library’s Michigan Avenue Branch in Michigan and Cari Rérat, teen librarian at the Joplin Public Library in Missouri, were each awarded a Books for Teens Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association (...

Aug 27: Bryan Stevenson announced as opening keynote for PLA 2014 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15, Indianapolis, will get off to a powerful start with Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), as the Opening Session...

Aug 27: Join Teen Read Week™ website for new resources and perks

CHICAGO — Visitors who register as an online community member of the Teen Read Week™ (TRW) website will have access to a wealth of resources and perks courtesy of YALSA and the official 2013 Teen Read Week sponsors.

Thanks to new...

Aug 26: Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse, Rethinking Readers’ Advisory: An Interactive Approach. Rebecca Howard and Laura Raphael will serve as instructors for...

Aug 20: Multiethnic books for the middle-school curriculum

CHICAGO— Focusing on titles dealing with ethnic and religious groups both in the U.S. and around the world, “Multiethnic Books for the Middle-School Curriculum,” published by ALA Editions,...

Aug 20: AASL learning standards and program guidelines available on the go

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has just released e-book versions of its learning standards and program guidelines publications “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner In Action” and “Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.” Both titles are now...

Aug 20: Rise to the collaboration challenge on the AASL13 Ning!

CHICAGO – All are invited to join the AASL13 conversation by joining the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition Ning at ning.aasl.org. The Ning provides attendees a chance to jumpstart the AASL13...

Aug 20: Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten now open

CHICAGO – Voting for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten officially opened on Thursday, Aug. 15. Teens can now vote for their favorite titles through Oct. 19 from the 28 nominees that were announced back...

Aug 20: Tran to lead The Hub, YALSA’s YA lit blog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Allison Tran, teen services librarian at Mission Viejo (Calif.) Library, the newest member manager of The Hub, http://www.yalsa....

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