Press Releases

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...

Apr 10: PLA to offer three preconferences for public library staff at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — On Friday, June 22, at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif., the Public Library Association (PLA) will present three unique preconferences dedicated to public library...

Apr 10: Free webinar: How to prepare a portfolio for the Library Support Staff Certification (LSSC) Program

CHICAGO – The Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC), a national certification program that allows library support staff to demonstrate competencies and receive certification from the American Library Association (...

Apr 10: Carla J. Stoffle wins Joseph W. Lippincott Award

CHICAGO — Carla J. Stoffle, dean of libraries and the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, is the 2012 recipient of the Joseph W. Lippincott Award of the American Library Association.  This prestigious award was established in 1938 and is given annually to an...

Apr 10: ALA, Fetzer Institute join with Public Insight Network to expand Building Common Ground initiative

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced its collaboration with the Public Insight Network (PIN) from American Public Media to expand the reach of Building Common Ground: Discussions of Community, Civility and Compassion, a library programming...

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.

...

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...

Pages

Subscribe to Press Releases