Press Releases

Jun 09: ALA Washington Office to host roundtable with NTIA on new digital literacy portal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office will hold a roundtable discussion about DigitalLiteracy.gov at 12...

Jun 07: Meet the 2011 Emerging Leaders, see their projects at the Friday poster session during ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

CHICAGO - Attendees of the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans are invited to meet the 2011 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a poster session and reception from 3 - 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24. The ALA 2011 class of ELs will showcase their final projects at the poster session, which will take...

Jun 07: New Web education offerings from LITA

CHICAGO - LITA is pleased to announce the availability of two new webinars, “Using Scrum to Streamline Web Applications Development and Increase Staff Involvement” and “Roadmap to JPEG2000,” as well as the Web course, “Creating Library Web Services: Mashups and APIs.”

“Using Scrum to...

Jun 07: Barbakoff receives 2011 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

CHICAGO - The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is pleased to announce that Audrey Barbakoff, a reference librarian with the Milwaukee (Wis.) Public Library, is the fourth recipient of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship.  The Conable...

Jun 07: EBSCO awards seven scholarships, enables Emerging Leaders to attend Annual

Birmingham, Ala. – In co-sponsorship with the American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO awarded seven librarians $1,000 scholarships to attend the ALA Annual Conference June 23-28, 2011 in New Orleans.

The seven scholarship recipients are Megan Hodge, circulation supervisor, Randolph-...

Jun 07: ABC-CLIO grant recipient focuses on collaboration with parents

CHICAGO – The Texas Association of School Librarians (TASL) and its program “TASL and the Texas PTA – A Partnership for Learning” received the 2011 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant. Established in 1986 and sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the grant of up to $1,...

Jun 07: ALTAFF’s ‘How Louisiana Libraries Created New Beginnings’ at ALA Annual Conference to feature Karin Slaughter

PHILADELPHIA –  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will present “How Louisiana Libraries Created New Beginnings,” ALTAFF’s Specialized Outreach Services luncheon featuring Karin Slaughter, from...

Jun 07: ALA releases 2009-10 Annual Report, highlights Camila Alire presidency

CHICAGO – The recently released 2009-10 ALA Annual Report covers the key initiatives of former ALA President Camila Alire under the theme “Libraries: The Heart of All Communities”: Frontline...

Jun 07: Families Step Up to the Plate @ your library

CHICAGO – Promote quality family time at your library this Father’s Day weekend with Step Up to the Plate @ your library.

Step Up to the Plate encourages people of all ages to use the print and electronic resources available at their library to answer a series of trivia questions...

Jun 07: ALA volunteers return to support New Orleans rebuilding efforts
CHICAGO – After five years, more than 220 America Library Association (ALA) volunteers from across the U.S. will once again gather at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center for “Libraries Build Communities,” a daylong community service effort from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, June 24, taking...
Jun 07: ALA announces Auditorium Speaker Series lineup

 Featured speakers include Jeff Kinney, Daniel Ellsberg, Jeff Jarvis

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s (ALA) Auditorium Speaker Series welcomes 12 distinguished speakers who are noted for their contributions as authors, journalists...

Jun 07: ALCTS Forum features Ithaka Library Survey 2010: "Insights from U.S. Academic Library Directors"

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services is pleased to feature the recently published Ithaka survey "Library Survey 2010: Insights from U.S. Academic Library Directors," offering a strategic analysis on the state of the library to help library leadership plan...

Jun 07: ALA Committee on Diversity hosts Town Hall Meeting

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s Committee on Diversity will host a Town Hall Meeting on Diversity from 8 a.m. - noon on Friday June 24 in the Morial Convention Center, Room 265 during the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Diversity remains an important issue...

Jun 07: Feminist Task Force celebrates 2011 Amelia Bloomer List

CHICAGO – The Feminist Task Force of the Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association will mark 10 years of celebrating the feminist perspective in books intended for young readers from birth to 18 years old at the the 2011 Amelia Bloomer Project Breakfast...

Jun 07: Celebrate award winners, enjoy desserts at ASCLA/COSLA reception

CHICAGO — Networking, sweets and an awards presentation are on the agenda for the ASCLA/COSLA reception at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference. All conference attendees are invited to participate in the celebration.

The event, a conference tradition co-sponsored by...

Jun 07: 2011 PLDS Digital Database now available; features special public library finance survey

CHICAGO - The Public Library Association’s (PLA) Public Library Data Service (PLDS) Statistical Report Digital Database is now updated with 2011 results. The Report is compiled from surveys submitted by public...

Jun 07: New from ACRL: Strategic Planning in College Libraries

CHICAGOThe Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Strategic Planning in College Libraries” (CLIP Note #43), compiled by Eleonora Dubicki of Monmouth University...

Jun 06: Wendy McClure among the featured authors at ALTAFF’s "Tales from the Heart: Literary Memoirs" event 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 “Tales from the Heart: Literary Memoirs” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday, June 25 at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New ...

Jun 06: Committee for the Status of Women in Librarianship hosting sessions at the ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - The Committee for the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL) will be hosting two programs at the 2011 ALA  Annual Conference in New Orleans.  They provide the opportunity to focus on topics of importance to the status of women in librarianship.

The first session, entitled...

Jun 06: The latest assessment of public libraries and future employment

CHICAGO — Presenting the latest and most comprehensive assessment of public librarians’ education and career paths, “A Strong Future for Public Library Use and Employment” reports on a large-scale research project performed by...

Jun 06: Space still available for Advocacy Institute focusing on boomers, staff and students

CHICAGO – Space is still available for the “Boomers, Staff & Students -- Engaging the Many Voices of Advocacy: An Advocacy Institute Workshop” during ALA’s 2011 Annual Conference in New Orleans. The program will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2011. Advanced registration is...

Jun 03: Celebrate the best in children’s and young adult literature at the 2011 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast

CHICAGO – The Ethnic and Multicultural Exchange Round Table (EMIERT) and the Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee will celebrate the best in children’s and young adult literature representing the African-American experience at the 2011 Coretta Scott King Book Awards Breakfast from 7 - 9 a....

Jun 03: Lush, Galbo and Sankey awarded 2011 LITA Scholarships

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association, is announcing the awarding of the annual scholarships it sponsors jointly with three organizations:  Baker & Taylor, LSSI and OCLC, Inc. These scholarships are for master’s...

Jun 03: 2011 ACRL President’s Program innovation contest winners

CHICAGO –In conjunction with the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) President’s Program at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, the association sponsored a contest to identify exciting library innovation projects using teams to implement new ideas. Given the high...

Jun 02: ALTAFF releases toolkit for Friends groups on attracting and keeping baby boomer volunteers

PHILADELPHIA - The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has made available to ALTAFF’s Friends and Foundation personal and group members a new toolkit titled “Tapping Into the Biggest and Most Active...

Jun 02: Office for Information Technology Policy offers ‘perspectives’ on digitizing hidden collections in first publication of new series

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office for Information Technology Policy (OITP) today released the first publication of “OITP Perspectives” – a new publication series created to complement...

Jun 02: ALSC announces winners of Bound to Stay Bound Books, Melcher Scholarships

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced six scholarship winners for the 2011-2012 academic year. 

Four winners were awarded the Bound to Stay Bound Books Scholarship, which is made possible by Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. All four recipients will...

Jun 02: Free webinar: Introduction to the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program

CHICAGO - At 2 p.m. CDT, on Tuesday, June 7, the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program will offer an hour-long webinar on LSSC and how it works. 

The...

May 31: AASL conference Ning builds community before, during and after national conference

CHICAGO – Attendees of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) 15th National Conference and Exhibition will have a chance to build community and network before touching down in Minneapolis this October 27-30 thanks to the AASL 2011 Conference Ning located at...

May 31: AASL book discussion turns the page in anticipation of national conference

CHICAGO – As part of the countdown to the 15th National Conference and Exhibition Oct. 27-30 in Minneapolis, the  American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will host a 10-week book discussion group on the One Book, One Conference read, “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our...

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