Press Releases

Sep 18: Introduce Henry Rollins at ACRL 2013

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is holding a video contest in advance of the ACRL 2013 conference, to be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. The association is seeking video applications from academic and research...

Sep 18: Learn the basics of cloud computing in new workshop

CHICAGO— ALA TechSource announces a new workshop, Cloud Computing For Librarians: An Introduction with Krista Godfrey.

The computer world is constantly talking about cloud computing and the revolutionary implications...

Sep 18: Spend four nights learning to use technology to connect with teens

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces a unique new workshop, Using Social Media and Mobile Technology to Engage Teens with Jennifer LaGarde. This event will give participants the opportunity to spend an hour a night for four...

Sep 18: Nominations sought for 2013 RUSA achievement awards, research and travel grants

CHICAGO — Nominations are now being accepted 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...

Sep 17: Innovative services at public libraries highlighted in new ALA issues brief

CHICAGO — Libraries continue to transform lives by providing critical services and innovative solutions to information access in spite of years’ worth of consecutive and cumulative budget cuts. More Americans than ever are turning to their libraries for access to essential technology services...

Sep 17: ALCTS publishes 'Planning and Constructing Book & Paper Conservation Laboratories'

CHICAGO— Book and paper conservation labs are vital for caring for aging library collections. Constructing or renovating a lab offers an exciting opportunity for developing or improving a conservation program. The opportunity may become a daunting task for even the most seasoned conservator, let...

Sep 17: New from ACRL: 'The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering'

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering,” edited by Katherine O’Clair and Jeanne Davidson.

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Sep 17: PLA receives IMLS grant to develop online digital literacy resource

CHICAGO—The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has been awarded a $291,178 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. PLA will partner with the ALA’s Office...

Sep 14: Learning from libraries that use WordPress as a content-management system

CHICAGO—With its intuitive interface and open-source development method, the WordPress Web platform has emerged as a uniquely flexible content-management system (CMS) with many library-related applications. In “Learning from Libraries...

Sep 14: M-Libraries—mobile technology and transformation

CHICAGO — Mobile technology offers huge potential to help libraries transform their service models to meet the challenge posed by a new generation of learners in an increasingly global information environment who require libraries to play a greater role than ever in the delivery of education and...

Sep 14: ALA decries Hachette’s 104 percent library e-book price increase

Washington, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) denounces Hachette Book Group’s reported decision to raise the price of e-books to the library market starting Oct. 1. ALA...

Sep 13: Help LLAMA and United for Libraries develop fundraising programs for librarians and advocates

PHILADELPHIA — The Library Leadership & Administration Association (LLAMA) and United for Libraries are requesting feedback via a survey as they work together to develop a pre- or post-conference event on fundraising for the...

Sep 13: ASCLA in Italy: Reservation deadline for tour of Rome and Amalfi Coast extended to Sept. 21

CHICAGO — The last day to reserve your spot for “ASCLA in Italy”, a trip hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA, is Sept. 21, 2012.

This trip abroad will take place April 15-24, 2013, and all interested travelers are...

Sep 13: Dollar General Literacy Foundation grants funds to ALSC, YALSA

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded a Youth Literacy grant in the amount of $226,876 to the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).

ALSC and YALSA will use the grant to support three important...

Sep 12: Celebrate the power of literature and read a banned book

Banned Books Week is Sept. 30 – Oct. 6

CHICAGO – What would you do if you went to the library to check out a book, only to find it wasn’t there? Not because it was already checked out, but because someone else didn’t agree with its content and had it...

Sep 12: Kenneth Crews on open access and copyright in new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces the next event in its exciting new workshop series, Crews on Copyright: Open Access and Your Publications: What's Copyright Got to Do with It? with Kenneth D. Crews.

For librarians,...

Sep 12: ALA commends Weinberg Foundation for supporting Maryland school libraries

Washington, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) applauds the Weinberg Foundation for its dedication of $5 million to build 12 new school libraries for Baltimore City Public Schools. On Wednesday, Sept. 12, the first of the three renovated...

Sep 11: Nominations now accepted for Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

Apply by Dec. 15 to receive $4,000, national recognition for program model

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming....

Sep 11: AASL sponsors two Spectrum Scholars to attend Fall Forum

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will sponsor the travel, lodging and attendance of two Spectrum Scholars, Judith Guzman-Montes and Connie Thompson, at the AASL 2012 Fall Forum. Transliteracy...

Sep 11: LLAMA webinar shows how to implement digital collections that preserve community history

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is presenting a webinar, "Social Entrepreneurship in Action: Digitizing Our Cultural History," from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

Social...

Sep 11: Call for submissions: webinar proposals for RUSA’s 2013 online learning offerings

CHICAGO — E-books, library programming and outreach, reference services, collection marketing and leading a book group are just some of the webinar topics sought by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) for spring 2013; proposals can be submitted...

Sep 11: United for Libraries name change becomes official

PHILADELPHIA — As of Sept. 4, 2012, the American Library Association (ALA) division formerly known as  the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) will be known as "United for...

Sep 11: Apply now for ACRL 2013 scholarships

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering 70 scholarships in five categories worth more than $40,000 for the upcoming ACRL 2013 conference to be held April 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis. Applications for scholarships in all categories are due Nov. 9, 2012....

Sep 11: Fall e-Learning from ACRL features mobile apps, team-based learning, Pinterest and more

CHICAGO —The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2012 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the...

Sep 11: Sept. 13 registration deadline for several online courses offered by Reference and User Services Association

CHICAGO —Registration ends on Thursday, Sept. 13 for several online courses offered by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA): Health Information 101, Reference Interview, Introduction to Spatial Literacy and Online Mapping and the division’s brand new course, Interlibrary Loan 101...

Sep 11: Bundle Registration now open for 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The popular Bundled Registration option for 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conference opens at 9 a.m. (Central time) on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. This cost-effective and efficient registration package offer remains open until...

Sep 10: PLA offering its last free Turning the Page 2.0 advocacy course

CHICAGO — Librarians and library supporters have one more opportunity to participate in the Public Library Association (PLA)-sponsored online public library advocacy course, Turning the Page 2.0. The...

Sep 10: 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 07: ALSC offers special Caldecott 75th Anniversary deal

CHICAGO — In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Caldecott Medal, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering a free mock elections archived webinar for anyone who purchases the Newbery and Caldecott Mock Elections Tool Kit digital download. 

Individuals...

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