Press Releases

May 07: ALA thanks Senator Reed for introducing Workforce Investments through Local Libraries Act

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced legislation to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which will integrate public libraries into state and local...

May 07: Kilgour Award for Research recipient named

CHICAGO - The Library & Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced Barbara Tillett as the 2013 winner of the  Frederick G...

May 07: LITA workshops at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) is offering three full-day educational workshops on Friday, June 28, 2013 in Chicago.

Introductory Python Workshop

Attendees at this pre...

May 07: PLA members elect Neal as president-elect; Cervantes and Turner to board

CHICAGOLarry Neal, director of the Clinton-Macomb (Mich.) Public Library, has been elected the 2014-2015 president of the Public Library Association (PLA).

Neal acknowledged, “I...

May 07: Rep. Fortenberry receives award during National Library Legislative Day

Washington, D.C.—Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) today received the United for Libraries’ 2013 Public Service Award during the National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. The Public Service Award is given annually by United for Libraries to a legislator who has...

May 07: ALCTS virtual preconferences coming in June

CHICAGO - Two virtual preconferences coming in June bring the conference experience to you.  The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) offers two virtual preconferences that are sure to guarantee a great experience...

May 07: Advocate for libraries on a national level by participating in Virtual Library Legislative Day on May 8

PHILADELPHIA – Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on May 8, when hundreds of library advocates will descend on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and...

May 06: Library advocates tell legislators to protect library funding

Hundreds Gather in D.C. for 39th Annual National Library Legislative Day

Washington, D.C.— More than 350 librarians and library supporters from across the country converged in Washington,...

May 06: United for Libraries designates Stroud Public Library a Literary Landmark in honor of Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma (FOLIO), designated Stroud Public Library a Literary Landmark in honor of poet Wilma Elizabeth McDaniel (1918-2007) on Sunday, April 28.

The...

May 06: Christine Hage elected 2013-2014 United for Libraries vice president/president-elect

PHILADELPHIA — Christine Lind Hage, director of the Rochester Hills (Mich.) Public Library, has been elected 2013-2014 United for Libraries vice president/president elect.

Lind has been director of the Rochester Hills Public Library since 2005. Previously she...

May 06: Boettcher receives 2013 RUSA BRASS Emerald Research Grant for business reference research

CHICAGO — Jennifer Boettcher, business librarian at Georgetown University, is this year’s recipient of  the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) BRASS...

May 04: American Library Association highlights library and community impacts from Broadband Technology Opportunities Program in new report

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Thursday, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy released “U.S. Public Libraries and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program,” a...

May 04: American Library Association highlights library and community impacts from Broadband Technology Opportunities Program in new report

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Thursday, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy released “U.S. Public Libraries and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program,” a...

May 03: A how-to guide for digital preservation

CHICAGO — As digital preservation becomes an increasingly widespread and accessible practice, smaller organizations as well as large can take steps toward developing strategies for implementing it in their own institutions. “Practical...

May 03: Peter Bregman helps school librarians get the ‘right things’ done at AASL’s national conference
 
CHICAGO – Author and leadership consultant Peter Bregman, will headline the closing general session at the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference and Exhibition. Bregman’s presentation, focusing on practical tips for making the most of the work...
May 03: AASL executive director, Julie Walker, to retire as of July 2013

CHICAGO – Julie Walker, executive director of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), will retire in July 2013 after 16 years with the association.

It has been gratifying to help lead the...

May 03: Rosalind Dennis receives AASL Intellectual Freedom Award

CHICAGO – Rosalind Dennis, director of educational media and instructional materials for the DeKalb County (Ga.) School District, is the 2013 recipient of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Intellectual Freedom Award....

May 03: ALSC announces Everyday Advocacy website

CHICAGO - On May 1, 2013, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced the launch of the Everyday Advocacy website. This member-driven site is a librarian’s companion for simple, effective ways to learn, share and make a difference in their community.

“In 2013,...

May 03: Online learning trends examined in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library or on-the-go, returns 2 - 3 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 9 with a new episode: “Library Learning...

May 03: LLAMA webinar will explore leadership and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®

CHICAGO — Is there one personality type that makes the best library leaders? And what if you don’t happen to be that type? The reality is that almost any personality type can develop into an effective library leader by understanding themselves and the people they work...

May 03: Wally Lamb among the authors at United for Libraries’ Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA

PHILADELPHIA – United for Libraries will present its Gala Author Tea, sponsored by ReferenceUSA, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, July 1 during the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Melanie Benjamin, Mark Billingham, Jeffrey Deaver, Wally Lamb and Jojo Moyes will discuss their writing life and...

May 03: Jarrett Krosoczka to speak at AASL Awards Luncheon during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Author, illustrator and school library advocate Jarrett Krosoczka...

May 03: North Carolina School Library Media Association fosters emerging leaders with AASL’s ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant

CHICAGO – The North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA...

May 03: Young wins ALA presidency

CHICAGO - Courtney Louise Young, head librarian at the Penn State Greater Allegheny has been elected president-elect of the American Library Association, defeating. Barbara Froling Immroth, professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Information

Young received 5,...

May 01: AASL announces winners of School Library Month video contest

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is proud to announce the winners of the "Communities matter @ your library" Student Video Contest.  Contestants were urged to let loose their creativity and use humor, drama, music...

May 01: United for Libraries to present 2013 Public Service Award to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)

PHILADELPHIA —  Rod Wagner, director of the Nebraska Library Commission, will present United for Libraries’ 2013 Public Service Award to Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) during National Library Legislative Day activities in Washington, D.C., on May 7.

Rep. Fortenberry was the first...

May 01: Make two clicks for advocacy with YALSA’s Tweet Your U.S. Senator/Representative Maps on NLLD

CHICAGO – Can’t make it to National Library Legislative Day in Washington, D.C. on May 8? The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, can offer you a way to...

May 01: Join YALSA and Connected Learning TV for an Online Discussion on Teens, Libraries and Social Media this May

CHICAGO –The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, and Connected Learning TV will kick-off a month-long series of...

May 01: ALA: Hachette Book Group marks real progress in library e-lending

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) welcomed today’s announcement (DOC) from Hachette Book Group that it will begin offering its full catalog of e-books immediately...

May 01: Pew Study: 'Libraries offer children resources not available at home'

ALA President Maureen Sullivan Releases Statement on New Research

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new study shows that the majority of parents highly value one resource for their children: libraries. Ninety-four percent say libraries are important for their...

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