Press Releases

Mar 15: Customizable PSAs featuring Caroline Kennedy available

CHICAGO — Free customizable print and digital public service announcements (PSAs) featuring author, editor and library and literacy advocate Caroline Kennedy are available on the National Library Week website, ala.org/nlw.  ...

Mar 15: Michael Cart’s top 200 adult books for young adults

CHICAGO — In “Cart’s Top 200 Adult Books for Young Adults: Two Decades in Review,” published by ALA Editions, Michael Cart, the former YALSA president and  best-selling author of “...

Mar 14: Proven strategies and programs for serving at-risk teens

CHICAGO — Working with at-risk teens, including those who are homeless, incarcerated or in foster care, is a rewarding but often challenging endeavor, especially with a growing number of at-risk teens in both urban and rural areas of the country. Based on best practices and personal experiences...

Mar 14: The American Library Association honors Elizabeth Martinez with the 2013 Equality Award

CHICAGO— Elizabeth Martinez, library director, Salinas Public Library (Calif.) is the 2013 recipient of the American Library Association Equality Award. The annual award, $1000 and a framed citation of achievement donated by Scarecrow Press, a member of the Rowman & Littlefield Publishing...

Mar 14: Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award recipient named

CHICAGO - The University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries is the winner of the prestigious Gale Cengage Learning Financial Development Award.  The award is presented annually to a library organization that exhibits meritorious achievement in creating new means of funding for a public or...

Mar 14: Carla D. Hayden receives the 2013 Joseph W. Lippincott Award

CHICAGO—2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the Joseph W Lippincott Award, which honors distinguished service to the profession of librarianship.  Presented every year since 1938, the award is named for Joseph W. Lippincott a noted publisher, author, naturalist and sportsman of the J.B...

Mar 14: Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick to talk about dark side of U.S. history at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Academy Award-winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick are sure to provoke important questions and discussion when they talk about their recent joint project, “The Untold History of the United States.” Stone and Kuznick appear as Auditorium Speakers at 2013...

Mar 14: Rep. Lofgren presents American Library Association Madison Award to Aaron Swartz

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, March 15, 2013, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) will posthumously award activist Aaron Swartz the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2013 James Madison Award during the 15th Annual Freedom of...

Mar 13: Go digital during storytime with ideas from new PLA webinar

CHICAGO – Storytime isn’t just for books anymore. Learn how to navigate the crowded world of digital media for children’s programming during the hourlong webinar, “Early Literacy Programming in the Digital Age: Apps and E-...

Mar 13: Siobhan A. Reardon to serve as an ALA Endowment Trustee

CHICAGO – Siobhan A. Reardon, president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia, has been elected to serve as the American Library Association’s (ALA) newest Endowment Trustee.  The ALA Executive Board made this selection during the Midwinter Meeting held in Seattle on Jan. 29th, 2013...

Mar 12: LIASA celebrates South African Library Week with Educate yourself @ your library

CHICAGO – For the seventh year in a row, the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) will celebrate South African Library Week (March 16-23), using the @ your library brand. This year’s theme will be Educate Yourself @ your library.

The theme Educate Yourself @ your...

Mar 12: Free webinar to highlight ways to build meaningful library experiences for those experiencing poverty and homelessness

CHICAGO – The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) and the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) will host a webinar expanding on the tips and tools in “Extending our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement,” the latest outreach toolkit from OLOS and SRRT...

Mar 12: Brown, Nelson to take part in Caldecott 75th Anniversary Facebook Forums

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is excited to announce two more 75th Caldecott Facebook Forums. In March, ALSC will host Peter Brown and in April, Kadir Nelson will be the guest.

Peter Brown will participate in a Caldecott 75th Anniversary Facebook Forum...

Mar 12: YALSA and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation award grants to 20 libraries

CHICAGO  — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces the winners of its Summer Reading Program Grants, which are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  Twenty libraries are receiving $1,000 to help fund...

Mar 12: Carnegie-Whitney Grant 2013 winners

CHICAGO — The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. ...

Mar 12: National Bookmobile Day 2013 materials now available

CHICAGO — Materials for National Bookmobile Day 2013 are now available for download at www.ala.org/bookmobiles. These free and customizable resources will help libraries plan festivities for the fourth annual celebration of National...

Mar 12: Virtual Spring Symposium registration extended to Monday, March 18

CHICAGO — There’s still time to register for the Public Library Association (PLA) 2013 Virtual Spring Symposium, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Central time, March 20. This full day of public library education will offer a total of eight education...

Mar 12: New webinar addresses Internet safety issues and the school librarian

CHICAGO — Members of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) are invited to attend “A School Librarian’s Role in Preventing Sexting & Cyberbullying,” a webinar presented by Laurie Nathan from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and hosted by AASL. ...

Mar 12: Webinar offers in-depth look at PBS LearningMedia™ literacy lessons

CHICAGO —  In a new vendor webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), presenters Carol Studebaker,  Charlotte Hodges and Carolyn Jacobs will offer an in-depth look at middle school literacy tools now available from PBS LearningMedia™. The webinar, “PBS...

Mar 12: Be a part of the discussion on the future of teen library services by participating in YALSA’s virtual town halls

CHICAGO  — As part of the year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens project, the  Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will sponsor the first of three town halls from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.

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Mar 12: EMIERT webinar to explore library services to refugee populations

CHICAGO – The ALA Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) is launching its quarterly webinar series with a look at how libraries assist refugees in the United States as they transition into their new communities, from 1-2 p.m. CST on Friday, April 19.

Led by...

Mar 12: Your guide to the 2013 ALA elections

CHICAGO — As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2013 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process. “Your Guide to the 2013 ALA Elections” contains general information about the ALA...

Mar 12: Complimentary AASL preconference prepares librarians for disaster recovery

CHICAGO — The Association of School Librarians (AASL) has added a complimentary disaster recovery workshop to its preconference line up taking place at the American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Annual Conference.  The half-day session, “Beyond Words: How to Recover from a Disaster in Your...

Mar 12: Apply now for ACRL Immersion Program Assessment, Intentional Teaching tracks

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites applicants for its Immersion ’13 Program. The Immersion Program Intentional Teacher and Assessment Tracks will be offered simultaneously from Nov. 20-24, 2013, in Nashville. Applications for both tracks are being accepted...

Mar 12: ACRL and CHOICE launch new webinar program

Middletown, Conn. -  The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and CHOICE have teamed up to present a new sponsored webinar program connecting academic and research librarians with a host of content and service providers, publishers and other experts who serve their...

Mar 12: ALSC invites applications for 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture with Andrea Davis Pinkney

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee announce the opening of the application to host the 2014 event featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney.

The Arbuthnot Lecture is an annual event, announced at the American Library...

Mar 12: Register now for upcoming ALCTS Web courses

CHICAGO - Register now for the popular “Fundamentals” Web courses, offered by The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), including the newly redesigned and updated Fundamentals of Acquisitions.  ...

Mar 12: Harwood, Kamalipour and Woody receive YALSA’s Conference Scholarship Grants

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), awarded 2013 Baker & Taylor/YALSA Conference Grants to Abby Harwood and Juanita Kamalipour. The Dorothy Broderick Student Scholarship was awarded to Lauren Woody. Each will...

Mar 11: Magee wins Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2013 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant to Rachel M. Magee. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for her research project, “Teens’ Everyday Life Information Ecologies: People, Technology, Values, and Practices...

Mar 11: RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web: An ALCTS Preconference

CHICAGO - On Thursday, June 27, at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) brings you “Introduction to RDF and Ontologies for the Semantic Web.” This all-day preconference, 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.,...

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