Press Releases

Apr 10: Get back to basics with the PLA 'E-Books 101' webinar

CHICAGO – At 1 p.m. Central on Apr. 17, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a live, hour-long webinar, “E-Books 101: A Look at Devices, Platforms, and Training Ideas,” designed for libraries just beginning their...

Apr 10: Jeanne Drewes receives the 2012 Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

CHICAGO - Jeanne Drewes, chief of binding and collections Care/manager mass deacidification in the Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress, has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) as the 2012 winner of the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.

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Apr 10: ALTAFF launches webcast series 'Baby Boomer Volunteers for Libraries and Friends'

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has launched “Baby Boomer Volunteers for Libraries and Friends,” a three-part series of webcasts designed to inform library Friends, Trustees...

Apr 10: Literacy for all! New OLOS outreach toolkit addresses library services to adult new and non-readers

CHICAGO – “Literacy for All: Adult Literacy @ your library,” a toolkit from the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS), is now available as a free print or digital edition.

Developed by the ALA Committee on Literacy and the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services, “...

Apr 10: NPR Library wins the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association has named the Artemis training project from the NPR library the 2012 winner of the ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award. This award is presented annually to a library that demonstrates innovative planning and development of patron...

Apr 10: Librarian swims again to support Spectrum in memory of Ann Bianchini

CHICAGO — Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of Central Collection Development at the New York Public Library, announced that she will participate in the fourth annual Liberty Island Swim in support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  The event, to be held June 29, 2012, is a 1.2 K race...

Apr 10: New from ACRL: Environments for Student Growth and Development

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of  "...

Apr 10: Inter-American Magnet School Library wins Sara Jaffarian Award

CHICAGO – The Inter-American Magnet School in Chicago is the recipient of the 2012 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced. The award will be presented in June at the ALA Annual...

Apr 09: Securing grant money through collaborative partnerships — special report

CHICAGO — “Grant Money through Collaborative Partnerships,” a timely special report published by ALA Editions, offers an abundance of practical advice and encouragement for using a novel...

Apr 09: 2012 State of America’s Library Report shows free access to information in jeopardy

ALA releases Top Ten List of Most Frequently Challenged Books of 2011

CHICAGO — Publishers limiting library e-book lending, budget cuts and book challenges are just a few library trends of the past year that are placing free access to information in...

Apr 04: ALA President responds to new report on 'The Rise of E-Reading'

CHICAGO - The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project today released the first comprehensive examination of U.S. adult reading habits since e-books have come to prominence. Among its key findings...

Apr 04: You belong on atyourlibrary.org this National Library Week

CHICAGO — Invite your library users to share their stories on why they belong at your library during National Library Week with atyourlibrary.org’s six word story contest.

Starting today and running through Wednesday, April 11, library users can submit their stories through Twitter...

Apr 04: You belong @ your library as libraries transform lives through technological literacy

National Library Week, April 8-14

CHICAGO — Libraries are transforming lives by providing patrons the tools needed to compete and thrive in a 21st century market place. Libraries continue to provide traditional resources and services, but now patrons...

Apr 03: Sacramento Public Library unveils award-winning National Library Week campaign

CHICAGO — Residents of Sacramento, Calif.,  have been seeing a number of new public transit signs, window clings and posters all reminding that the Sacramento Public Library is a place where everyone belongs. 

As the winner of the 2012 Scholastic Library Publishing National...

Apr 03: Two I Love My Librarian winners recognized as 2012 Movers & Shakers

CHICAGO – Two recent winners of the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award, for which library users nominate their librarians, have recently received national recognition by their peers.

Paul Clark, 2010 I Love My Librarian winner of the Clay County...

Apr 03: ALTAFF to present 2012 Public Service Award to Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ)

PHILADELPHIA — The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will present the 2012 Public Service Award to Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) during National Library Legislative Day activities in Washington, D....

Apr 03: Nation’s libraries celebrate cultures

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) April 30

CHICAGO —According to the 2010 U.S. Census, racially and ethnically diverse groups saw higher percentage growth rates than white populations from 2000-2010, and growth is expected to...

Apr 03: New to social media? Learn to use it as a library tool in new eCourse

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse,  Social Media Basics: Engaging Your Library Users. Paul...

Apr 03: New workshop: Learn to effectively serve the blind and visually impaired in your library

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Serving Blind and Visually Impaired Patrons at the Library with Yolyndra Green. The workshop takes place on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 2:30...

Apr 03: Learn the essentials of library security in new workshop

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 12 Essentials for a Safe and Secure Library with Warren Graham. The workshop takes place  at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central/12:30 p.m....

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.

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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 ...

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