Press Releases

Apr 03: Nation’s libraries provide guidance on how to preserve priceless heirlooms, collectibles

CHICAGO — From April 22-28, libraries across America will celebrate Preservation Week @ your library. Themed "Pass it on," participating libraries will help connect library users with preservation tools; promote the importance of preservation; and will strive to enhance knowledge of...

Apr 03: Washington State Library’s Laura Sherbo receives leadership award from ASCLA

CHICAGO —Laura Sherbo, branch library services program manager at the Washington State Library, is the 2012 recipient of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Leadership and Professional Achievement Award - an annual award presented to an ASCLA member who...

Apr 03: RUSA STARS videos provide insight into the people and the work of interlibrary loan

CHICAGO — New videos posted by the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS) provide insight into the role of interlibrary loan (ILL)...

Apr 03: New graphic novels, children’s reference and hot mysteries — free Booklist webinars in April

CHICAGO - Booklist’s free webinars always attracts crowds of attendees. Booklist editors host leading practitioners, authors and publishers’...

Apr 03: Anne Macdonald wins RUSA BRASS award supporting business reference librarian travel to ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Anne Macdonald, business librarian, Poudre River Public Library District, is the 2012 recipient of the RUSA BRASS Morningstar Public Librarian Support Award—an Annual Conference travel grant presented by the Reference and...

Apr 03: Founder of School Library Month shares her story in new audio podcast

CHICAGO – Lucille Thomas, chair of the first School Library Month committee, shares the planning and presentation of the first month dedicated to celebrating the school library profession in a new audio podcast presented by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).  The podcast is...

Apr 03: ALTAFF to host 'Isn’t it Romantic?' at ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA –  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host “Isn’t it Romantic?” from 1:30-3:30 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 23 at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Love...

Apr 03: AASL seeks proposals for ALA 2013 Annual Conference programs

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for programs to be presented during the American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 27- July 2 in Chicago. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. CDT on Friday, June 1,...

Apr 03: Missouri becomes latest state to provide ALTAFF’s Trustee Academy for their trustees

PHILADELPHIA – The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has made special pricing for its Trustee Academy available to state library agencies. The state of Missouri recently joined Nebraska, Kansas...

Apr 03: JobLIST Placement Center to host Open House at ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim

CHICAGO — As part of its continuing efforts to help job seekers retool their skills and prepare for job searches in the current economy, the ALA JobLIST Placement Center will once again host an Open House ...

Apr 03: 'Labor Market Updates: Looking into a Crystal Ball' program to be held Sunday during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Join your colleagues from 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 24 in the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., for a lively...

Apr 03: Yogi or not, join the Think Fit Yoga program at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — So much thought-provoking professional development, so many stimulating events, so much good networking—it’s sometimes hard to remember to breathe at ALA Annual Conference. Attendees can fix that at this year’s conference by joining in ALA’s ...

Apr 03: School library survey data now available to researchers

CHICAGO — Educational researchers can now request access to data from the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) School Libraries Count! (SLC) longitudinal survey. The yearly survey gathers data on school library programs to track the state of programs nationally. More information...

Apr 02: Susan Cooper to speak at YALSA’s 2012 Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon in Anaheim

CHICAGO — Join the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) in honoring Susan Cooper, winner of the 2012 Margaret A. Edwards Award for the five books of The Dark Is Rising Sequence, at the Margaret A. Edwards Luncheon at noon on Saturday, June 23 at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim...

Apr 02: Financial assistance opportunities for the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program

CHICAGO —The Library Support Staff Interests Round Table (LSSIRT), as well as 10 state library agencies, will be offering another round of financial assistance to library support staff applying for certification in the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program.  The LSSC Program...

Apr 02: Brey-Casiano to deliver 2012 Coleman Lecture

CHICAGO — Carol Brey-Casiano, information resource officer for the U.S. Department of State, former director of libraries for the City of El Paso, Texas, and past-president of the American Library Association, will deliver the 2012 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture, from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m...

Apr 02: Meet 35+ popular authors at YALSA’s YA Authors Coffee Klatch in Anaheim

CHICAGO — Meet your favorite young adult authors over coffee at YALSA’s annual YA Authors Coffee Klatch, at 9 a.m June 24 in Anaheim, Calif., as part of the ALA Annual...

Apr 02: New session added! Manage teen behavior at your library with YALSA’s April 24 webinar

CHICAGO — By popular demand, YALSA has added a second presentation of its April webinar! The webinar on April 19 is sold out, but you can attend this new 60-minute session at 2 p.m. Eastern on April 24.

When teens flood into the library, anything can happen. But chaos needn’t reign in...

Apr 02: A guide to the best picture books for children

CHICAGO — Published by ALA Editions, “Picture Books for Children: Fiction, Folktales, and Poetry,” by Mary Northrup, is a comprehensive overview perfect for librarians, teachers, parents,...

Apr 02: Hear YA authors Whaley, Handler, Kalman, Hinwood, Silvey and Stiefvater at the 2012 Michael L. Printz Program and Reception

CHICAGO — American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference attendees won’t want to miss the 2012 Michael L. Printz Program and Reception, held by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) from 8–10 p.m. on June 25 in Anaheim, Calif.  

The Printz Award, named in January at...

Apr 02: Early bird registration available for ALSC National Institute

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) invites members to take advantage of early bird registration for the 2012 ALSC National Institute. Early bird registration ends June 30, 2012.

ALSC members can...

Apr 02: Kathy Rosa is new Office for Research and Statistics director

CHICAGO - Cathleen Bourdon, associate executive director for communications and member relations, has announced that Dr. Kathy Rosa will be the new director of the Office for Research and Statistics, effective May 21, 2012.

Rosa currently serves as an assistant professor of library,...

Mar 30: ALA voter turnout up from last year

CHICAGO — Reports indicate that as of March 29, 10.23 percent of eligible members have voted in the ALA elections as compared to 8.62 percent at the same time in 2011.  Voting in the ALA elections opened on March 19, and the polls will close ...

Mar 29: Kathleen Hegarty named 2012 winner of ASCLA Exceptional Service Award

CHICAGO -- The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will posthumously honor Kathleen Hegarty, Boston Public Library (retired), with the 2012 ASCLA Exceptional Service Award.

The ASCLA Exceptional Service Award is a...

Mar 29: Celebrate bookmobiles in your community April 11

Nation celebrates 3rd annual National Bookmobile Day @ your library

CHICAGO — As many Americans continue to pinch pennies during this difficult economic time, bookmobile use has become more popular than ever. Bookmobiles bring a wealth of...

Mar 29: New report outlines power of disconnecting in knowledge economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) recommends that you improve your information diet. In a new report, "Restoring Contemplation: How Disconnecting...

Mar 29: Ideas for building community connections, diversity in action initiatives sought for 2012 Diversity and Outreach Fair

CHICAGO — The ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) invites proposals for the 2012 Diversity and Outreach Fair, to be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 23 during the 2012 ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.

Generously sponsored by DEMCO, the ALA Diversity and...

Mar 29: YALSA highlights young adult reading on Support Teen Literature Day

CHICAGO — On April 12, 2012, librarians all across the county are encouraged to participate in Support Teen Literature Day at their library to raise awareness among the general public that young adult literature is a vibrant, growing genre with much to offer today's teens.

Sponsored...

Mar 29: ALSC invites applications for 2013 Arbuthnot Lecture with Michael Morpurgo

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2013 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2013 event featuring well-known children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo.

The Arbuthnot Lecture is an annual...

Mar 28: 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), is pleased to announce the winners of its Summer Reading Program Grants, which are funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.  Twenty libraries are receiving $1,000 to...

Pages

Subscribe to Press Releases