Press Releases

Apr 17: AASL seeks proposals for preconference workshops at the AASL 16th national conference in Hartford, Conn.

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for preconference workshops to be presented during the AASL 16th National Conference and Exhibition. Preconference workshops will be held on Wed., Nov. 13 and Thurs., Nov 14. The submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. ...

Apr 17: Carnegie-Whitney Grant 2012 award 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. ...

Apr 17: 2012 ASCLA President’s Program features “Duct Tape Marketing” author John Jantsch

CHICAGO — John Jantsch, best-selling author of "Duct Tape Marketing" and "The Referral Engine", will speak at the President’s Program hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in...

Apr 17: Cheryl Gould of Fully Engaged Libraries to speak at ALTAFF’s Specialized Outreach Services Luncheon at the ALA Annual Conference

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will host its Specialized Outreach Services Luncheon from noon-1:30 p.m. PDT on Saturday, June 23 at the Anaheim Marriott, Newport Beach and...

Apr 17: 'Rallying Your Community: Mobilizing the Grassroots' webinar to showcase examples of community advocacy efforts

CHICAGO – “Rallying Your Community: Mobilizing the Grassroots” will be the topic of a free webinar sponsored by ALA’s Committee on Library Advocacy from 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. CDT on Wednesday, May 2.

In a difficult economy, the citizen voice is more important than ever. Learn how two...

Apr 17: Kristin Fontichiaro and R. David Lankes join Henry Jenkins as AASL 2012 Fall Forum facilitators

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has added Kristin Fontichiaro and R. David Lankes to the roster of facilitators for AASL’s 2012 Fall Forum, "Transliteracy and the School Library Program.”  Fontichiaro and Lankes will join media studies scholar, Henry Jenkins, in...

Apr 17: ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant awarded to the Iowa Association of School Librarians

CHICAGO – The Iowa Association of School Librarians (IASL) and its program “Growing the Next Generation of Leaders: A Leadership Academy,” were named the winner of the 2012 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant. Established in 1986 and sponsored by ABC-CLIO...

Apr 17: ASCLA award for innovative universal access project shared by 'Books for Dessert' program and 'Digital Access Project'

CHICAGO — This year’s ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award, an annual honor presented by the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), will be presented to two organizations that produced noteworthy services and programming for library users...

Apr 17: South Carolina Library Association wins ALA President’s Award for Advocacy, sponsored by ALTAFF

PHILADELPHIA —  The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces, in cooperation with ALA President Molly Raphael and ALA President-Elect Maureen Sullivan, that the South Carolina Library Association...

Apr 17: YALSA opens registration, grant applications for Teen Read Week™

2012 theme is It Came from the Library

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), launched its Teen Read Week 2012 website at www.ala....

Apr 17: AASL Research Grants awarded to Ann Dutton Ewbank and Daniella Smith

CHICAGO — Researchers Ann Dutton Ewbank from Arizona and Daniella Smith from Texas are the 2012 recipients of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Research Grant sponsored by Capstone. Established in 1993, AASL Research Grants are given to up to two school librarians, library...

Apr 17: Hostile Questions engage writers in new Booklist Online interview series

CHICAGO — An aggressive interviewer might put off potential interviewees, but in the case of the new weekly Hostile Questions interview that Booklist Books for Youth Senior Editor Dan Kraus recently...

Apr 17: Jay L. Verkler wins RUSA award for contributions to genealogical reference

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) History Section has selected Jay L. Verkler, past president and CEO of FamilySearch.org, as the winner of the 2012...

Apr 17: Hundreds of libraries will participate in 'Money Smart Week @ your library,' April 21-28

CHICAGO — Libraries from Maine to Hawaii will be helping members of their communities become money smart next week, April 21-28. “Money Smart Week @ your library” is a partnership initiative between the American Library Association and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to expand...

Apr 16: New Brad Meltzer promotion on atyourlibrary.org

CHICAGO — National Library Week may have ended last week, but atyoulibrary.org carries on the spirit of celebration with a new contest focusing on National Library Week Honorary Chair Brad Meltzer.

Each day a new question will be posted to ...

Apr 16: AASL president comments on White House response to school library petition

CHICAGO — President Obama’s administration has responded to a petition created in support of school library programs by Carl Harvey, Indiana school librarian and the president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL).  Harvey discusses the response from Roberto Rodriguez,...

Apr 13: Register now for prison library tour hosted by ASCLA at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO - Learn about the value of libraries behind bars by participating in “Locked Up!: Go Inside a Juvenile Detention Center,” a prison library tour at the 2012 ALA Annual Conference offered by the ...

Apr 12: YALSA announces 2012 Teens’ Top Ten nominations

CHICAGO — Nominations for the Young Adult Library Services Association’s (YALSA) annual Teens’ Top Ten are now available at www.ala.org/teenstopten.

YALSA encourages teens to read the 24 nominees before the national Teens’ Top Ten vote,...

Apr 11: The joint-use college/public library

CHICAGO — The joint-use college/public library can be one solution to serving patrons while managing overextended resources. Published by ALA Editions, “Joint Libraries: Models That Work”...

Apr 10: Author Brad Meltzer lends pen to advocate for school library funding

CHICAGO — Funding for school libraries continues to make headlines, as found in the April 9 edition of the Huffington Post. New York Times best-selling author Brad Meltzer provided the publication with an op-ed entitled “...

Apr 10: Mays and Kahn win AASL Information Technology Pathfinder Award

CHICAGO – School librarians Sally Mays and Elizabeth Kahn are the recipients of the 2012 American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Information Technology Pathfinder Award. Sponsored by Follett Software Company, the $1,500 award recognizes and honors two school librarians – one...

Apr 10: Get ready for Choose Privacy Week, May 1-7

CHICAGO — With Choose Privacy Week (May 1 – 7) right around the corner, the American Library Association (ALA) is offering online resources for libraries who are interested in holding Choose Privacy programs of their own.

Sponsored by the ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF),...

Apr 10: LLAMA awards competitions see huge increase in number of entries

CHICAGO — The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) announced today that two of its highest profile awards have seen dramatic increases in the number of entries received.  The John Cotton Dana Public Relations award received...

Apr 10: Brad Meltzer PSA appears in TIME magazine

CHICAGO – In celebration of National Library Week, the American Library Association’s electronic public service announcement (PSA) featuring best-selling author, television host and Honorary Chair of...

Apr 10: ALTAFF to present ‘The Journey of a Book – From Writer to Reader’ at Book Expo America

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will present “The Journey of a Book: From Writer to Reader” ...

Apr 10: AASL Frances Henne Award goes to Alisa Auchmoedy-Finck

CHICAGO – Alisa Auchmoedy-Finck, school librarian at the Marbletown Elementary School in Stone Ridge, N.Y., is the 2012 recipient of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Frances Henne Award.  Established in 1986, the $1,250 award, sponsored by ABC-CLIO, recognizes a school...

Apr 10: The Caldecott Medal 75th anniversary

CHICAGO — Join the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)  in celebrating 75 years of distinguished picture books! 

The Caldecott Medal was established in 1937 and first awarded in 1938 by the American Library Association (ALA).  Now, in 2012 through 2013, the...
Apr 10: Mat McRae receives AASL Distinguished School Administrators Award

CHICAGO – Mat McRae, principal of Swan Valley high school in Saginaw, Mich., is the 2012 recipient of the American Association of School Librarian’s (AASL) Distinguished School Administrators Award. McRae was nominated by school librarian Kay Wejrowski.

Faced with the potential...

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