Press Releases

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”...

Aug 13: Gwaradzimba named ALSC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO —The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) chose Ticha Gwaradzimba as its 2012-2013 Spectrum Scholar.  Gwaradzimba is currently pursuing her master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario.

A native of Zimbabwe,...

Aug 09: New LITA board members take office

CHICAGO — Cindi Trainor, coordinator, Library Technology and Data Services, at Eastern Kentucky University, is the newly elected vice-president/president-elect of the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).  Her term, and that...

Aug 09: Two weeks left for special Institute pricing

CHICAGO — Students, members and non-members have two weeks left to take advantage of special pricing for the 2012 ALSC National Institute in September. Special pricing ends Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.

ALSC members can save up to $60 by...

Aug 09: The Dollar General Literacy Foundation renews support for 'The American Dream Starts @ your library'

Grants will increase literacy resources for adult English language learners

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA), with generous support from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, is offering a third round of “The American Dream Starts @ your library®” literacy...

Aug 08: American Library Association releases 'Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries'

Washington, DC — Based on conversations with publishers and deliberations on the e-book market, the American Library Association (ALA) today released “Ebook Business Models...

Aug 07: UNC student Megan England wins student stipend for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium

CHICAGO — Megan England, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has won the 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium student stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

England applied for the scholarship to attend programs that directly relate...

Aug 07: Freedom to Read Foundation unveils new website, blog

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) — the First Amendment legal defense organization affiliated with the American Library Association — has unveiled its new website. The site — which retains the URL www.ftrf.org — is...

Aug 07: LLAMA webinar shows how to get results with stories about your library

CHICAGO  — Everybody knows that some stories are more compelling than others. Now you can discover how to select and communicate the stories of your library’s successes in ways that will have the greatest impact and will produce the results you need. The Library Leadership and Management...

Aug 07: AASL releases an evaluation workbook for school librarians

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new publication that provides school librarians an opportunity to engage in rigorous self-evaluation and shape school administrator evaluations. “A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation,” written by...

Aug 07: Win $3,000 for your library with the Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant

CHICAGO — Libraries seeking to share their stories and raise public awareness are encouraged to apply for the 2013 Scholastic Library Publishing National Library Week Grant. The library that develops the...

Aug 07: AASL releases book to help school librarians analyze and articulate data sets

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released a new publication focused on increasing a school librarian’s ability to analyze and articulate data sets. “The Power of Data: An Introduction to Using Local, State, and National Data to Support School Library Programs,”...

Aug 07: Free webinars from the Library Support Staff Certification Program

CHICAGO — The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC), a national certification program that allows library support staff to demonstrate competencies and be certified by the American Library Association (ALA), will be hosting two free webinars, one on Aug. 7...

Aug 07: YALSA seeks member manager for YALSAblog

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), seeks a member manager for its acclaimed YALSAblog. This blog delivers news, information and resources of interest to public and school librarians and library workers who serve...

Aug 07: Anastasi wins stipend to attend YALSA’s 2012 symposium

CHICAGO — Meg Anastasi, a reference and teen librarian with the Springfield (Mass.) City Library and a teen services coordinator with Meekins Public Library, Williamsburg, Mass., won the 2012 Young Adult Literature Symposium worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services...

Aug 07: John Green named spokesperson for YALSA’s Teen Read Week™

CHICAGO — John Green, best-selling author of “The Fault in Our Stars, has been named the 2012 Teen Read Week™ spokesperson. Teen Read Week is an annual literacy initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), aimed at encouraging teens to read for the fun...

Aug 07: IMLS hosts 'All Things Digital' panel at Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

CHICAGO — The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) will convene an “All Things Digital” panel at the Joint Conference of Librarians of Color, Sept. 19-23, 2012, in Kansas City, Mo. 

“All Things Digital,” from 8:30 - 10 am. on Saturday, Sept. 22, will provide an opportunity to...

Aug 02: ALSC offers student session on mentoring Aug. 14

CHICAGO — On Tuesday, at 5 p.m. CDT on Aug. 14, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) will offer a free online workshop for all students and early career professionals interested in children’s services. Emerging as a Leader...

Aug 01: ALA joins national campaign to protect American privacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week, as the Cybersecurity Act (CSA) moves to the Senate floor, the American Library Association is joining a wide-ranging coalition of digital rights groups and advocates by launching the Stop Cyber Spying campaign to ensure...

Aug 01: Getting the most out of information from social media tools

CHICAGO — A must-have for competitive and business researchers, librarians, information professionals, intelligence analysts, students and marketers, “Social Information: Gaining Competitive and Business Information Using Social Media Tools...

Jul 31: AASL joins the U.S. Department of Education in celebrating Connected Educator Month

CHICAGO — The U.S. Department of Education has declared August Connected Educator Month (CEM) and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has signed on as a participating organization. CEM will be be celebrated with four-plus weeks of online events and activities, including forums,...

Jul 31: Digital supplement highlights libraries’ successes in serving adult English language learners

CHICAGO — A new digital supplement to American Libraries magazine out today tells the story of how libraries make a difference in the lives of adult English language...

Jul 31: Volunteer to serve on ALA or Council committees for 2013 - 2014

CHICAGO — Barbara Stripling, American Library Association (ALA) president-elect, encourages members to volunteer to serve on ALA and Council committees for the 2013-2014 term (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). Committee appointments will be finalized at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting, with...

Jul 31: ALSC National Institute scholarship awarded to Peterson and Struckmeyer

The Friends of ALSC have awarded scholarships to the ALSC National Institute to Joella Peterson and Amanda Struckmeyer in efforts to support ALSC’s goal of continuing education for children’s librarians. The...

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