Press Releases

Apr 03: ALA President welcomes new Pew report on 'Library Services in the Digital Age'

CHICAGO — Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), submitted the following statement regarding the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project report, “Library Services in the Digital Age,” that was released today. The report examines the role of...

Apr 02: National Library Week 2013 programming ideas now available

CHICAGO – Looking for ideas on how you can promote Communities matter @ your library this National Library Week (April 14-20)? Then check out the National Library Week promotional...

Apr 02: EBSCO awards seven scholarships for librarians to attend 2013 ALA Annual Meeting

Birmingham, Ala. / Ipswich, Mass/Chicago — In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO...

Apr 02: Free April 9 webinar offers ideas for programming and outreach during Choose Privacy Week

CHICAGO - Are you preparing for Choose Privacy Week? Join ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom and librarians across the country next week for a free webinar to discuss how your library can observe...

Apr 02: Video features five authors sharing their love of school libraries as School Library Month begins

CHICAGO  - April is School Library Month – and to commemorate the annual celebration, atyourlibrary.org, the public website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign, the Campaign for America’s Libraries, presents five authors sharing their love...

Apr 02: Vote in the 2013 ALA elections on your Smartphone!

CHICAGO - Did you know that you can vote in the 2013 ALA elections on your Smartphone and other mobile devices?  You are no longer tied to your desktop to cast your vote; you can vote virtually anywhere – in line at the grocery store, on the bus, at the hairdresser! (But we do ask that you...

Apr 02: Discover historic Hartford at AASL national conference

CHICAGO – Educational tours during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will give attendees a special look at the unique history of Hartford, Conn. and the surrounding area.  Tours offer attendees of “Rising to the Challenge,” taking...

Apr 02: 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants to help schools, public libraries expand and enhance collections

CHICAGO – The Jefferson County Library in Fayette, Miss., Talahi Elementary School in St. Cloud, Minn. and Tap In Leadership Academy in Champaign, Ill. have been selected as recipients of the 2013 Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grants.

Awarded each Spring by...

Apr 01: Innovative library programs on display during school tours at AASL national conference

CHICAGO – School tours planned during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 16th National Conference & Exhibition will put on display the best and brightest school library programs in Hartford, Conn...

Apr 01: Author Ann Patchett to keynote PLA President’s Program and Awards Presentation at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – From 1-2:30 p.m., June 30, the Public Library Association (PLA) and PLA president Eva Poole, chief of staff, District of Columbia Public Library, will host the...

Apr 01: LLAMA webinar will feature Elliott Shore discussing change management

CHICAGO - Change has become a way of life for librarians due to technology and the ever-changing information needs of our users. How do we as library managers and leaders handle change effectively and efficiently for ourselves and those we lead,...

Apr 01: Applications/nominations invited for RBM, PIL editors

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is currently accepting applications, and nominations are invited, for the positions of editor of RBM, a biannual...

Apr 01: 2013 ACRL STS Innovation Award goes to Distributed Data Curation Center

CHICAGO – The Distributed Data Curation Center (D2C2), based in the Research Department of the Purdue University Libraries, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL...

Apr 01: LLAMA’s essential guide to staff development updated

CHICAGO — Since its original publication more than two decades ago, “Staff Development: A Practical Guide” from the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) has remained a respected...

Mar 29: John Green, Booklist’s 50th Hostile Questions interviewee

CHICAGO - “I’m a novelist with a day job making YouTube videos. I used to be a novelist with a day job being an editorial assistant and then a production editor at Booklist Magazine,” says John Green in his...

Mar 29: Beacher J.E. Wiggins receives the 2013 Melvil Dewey Medal Award

CHICAGO - Beacher J.E. Wiggins, director for acquisitions and bibliographic access at the Library of Congress, is the winner of the 2013 Melvil Dewey Medal Award, sponsored by OCLC. The prestigious honor, given in recognition of creative leadership of high order, is named in honor of Melvil...

Mar 29: AASL seeks nominees for the NCATE Board of Examiners

CHICAGO - The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks two individuals to recommend for service on the Board of Examiners (BOE) of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  NCATE is an agency authorized by the federal government to accredit units within...

Mar 27: Getting children into books by getting them onstage

CHICAGO — How do you get children excited and engaged with books?  Get them onstage! Readers Theatre is a staged reading of literature with participants reading from scripts, conveying the book’s story using voice and facial expressions. Elizabeth A. Poe introduces and shows how to implement the...

Mar 26: Strategies for Storytelling: Get Storied’s Michael Margolis empowers libraries at ASCLA President’s Program

CHICAGO — Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, will offer strategies for crafting powerful stories about the value of libraries at “Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative” - the 2013 President’s Program hosted by the...

Mar 26: AASL seeks volunteer editor for online research journal

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is seeking a volunteer editor for its peer-reviewed online research journal, School Library Research (SLR...

Mar 26: YALSA seeks proposals for Trends Impacting Young Adult Services paper presentation at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO  —  The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, seeks proposals for its Trends Impacting Young Adult Services Paper Presentation, sponsored by YALSA’s...

Mar 26: News Know-how program helps students distinguish political fact from fiction

CHICAGO - Throughout the summer of 2012, the Obama and Romney campaigns issued numerous public statements that were picked up by the national news media.

But were those statements accurate?

That was the job for a group of students from Decorah, Iowa to...

Mar 26: Freedom to Read Foundation opens applications for 2013 Judith Krug Fund Banned Books Week event grants

CHICAGO — Applications are now open for the 2013 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants, sponsored by the Freedom to...

Mar 26: Neal Wyatt wins RUSA’s Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award for exceptional contributions to reference librarianship

CHICAGO—Neal Wyatt, doctoral candidate in the media, art and text program at Virginia Commonwealth University, is the distinguished recipient of the 2013 Isadore Gilbert Mudge Award — the highest honor for significant contributions...

Mar 26: Learn how to make public library data work for you during PLA’s upcoming free webinar

CHICAGO – At 1 pm CST, April 3, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering a free webinar, “PLAmetrics: How to Make Public Library Data Work for...

Mar 26: How to answer any question at the reference desk

CHICAGO — The new sixth edition of “Successful Enquiry Answering Every Time,” published by Facet Publishing and available through ALA Neal...

Mar 26: New ACRL white paper: 'Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy'

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of a new white paper, “Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Creating...

Mar 26: PLA Innovations in Literacy Scholarship closes this Friday, March 29

CHICAGO – There’s less than one week to apply for a Public Library Association (PLA) Innovations in Literacy Scholarship, which recognizes original literacy programs of all types in public...

Mar 26: March 29 last day to submit preconference and program proposals for PLA 2014

CHICAGO — Share your expertise and experience by submitting a proposal to participate in the Public Library Association (PLA) 2014 Conference, March 11-15, in...

Mar 26: CHOICE E-Collection (CEC) expands with titles from Wesleyan University Press, University Press of Mississippi

Middletown, Conn. – The CHOICE E-Collection (CEC) is the first collection of e-books made up exclusively of titles reviewed by CHOICE. Currently consisting of several hundred titles spanning the entire liberal...

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