Press Releases

Jan 18: Applications now available for ACRL Assessment in Action learning community

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is seeking applications from all types of higher education institutions for 75 teams to participate in the first cohort of “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and...

Jan 18: PLA offers sessions with a public library focus at the ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO – At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, the Public Library Association (PLA) will be hosting several meeting and updates valuable for public library professionals. Some of the highlights include:  

PLA Association Update—10:30-11:30 a.m., Sunday, Jan. 27, Washington...

Jan 18: Submit your ACRL story video, win free membership

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is looking for videos about what the association means to its members. To enter the contest, submit a video of no more than one-minute in length answering one of the following questions:

  • Tell us a story about...
Jan 18: Hernon and Matthews present reflections on the future of academic and public libraries

CHICAGO — Academic and public libraries are much different today than they were even 15 years ago. With even bigger changes on the horizon, what lies in store?  “Reflecting on the Future of Academic and Public Libraries,” published by...

Jan 18: LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.  Sponsored by LITA and Ex...

Jan 18: Web service APIs and libraries

CHICAGO — Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are software tools that help different programs work together, and “Web Service APIs and Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, shows how to...

Jan 17: Explore video tutorials, pop culture in library instruction, library/ archives collaborations with 2013 ACRL e-learning

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in winter 2013 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the...

Jan 17: A nitty-gritty guide to social media

CHICAGO — The vast array of social media options present a challenge: it’s tough to keep current, let alone formulate a plan for using these tools effectively.

Laura Solomon, a librarian with extensive experience in Web development, design and technology, cuts to the chase with “...

Jan 15: 2013 Notable Books, Reading List, Outstanding Reference Sources and other adult book awards will be unveiled at Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will unveil the winners of its annual adult reading and reference awards on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle, including the...

Jan 15: CEUs now available for ASCLA online course 'Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities'

CHICAGO — Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are now available for “Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities,” an online course offered by the Association of...

Jan 15: ALA announces latest American Dream Starts @ your library® grant recipients

CHICAGO — Thanks to a generous grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Office for Literacy and Outreach Services (OLOS) will continue funding the American Dream Starts @ your library®, a literacy initiative for adult English language...

Jan 15: Planning and preparing for RDA: popular eCourse returns

CHICAGO — By popular demand, ALA Editions announces a new session of the facilitated eCourse Planning and Preparing for RDA. Magda El-Sherbini will serve as instructor for...

Jan 15: Jonathan Kozol to keynote AASL President’s Program at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Best-selling author and student advocate, Jonathan Kozol, will speak during the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) President’s Program at the ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago. Kozol’s presentation, preceded by a brief membership meeting, will take place at 10:30 a.m...

Jan 15: Award-winning products at the ALA Store at Midwinter

CHICAGO — Find the ALA Store in the Exhibit Hall again at booth #1670, near the North Lobby entrance—an ideal location for easy access and convenient browsing. The ALA Store is a lively spot to browse, and offers products that meet the...

Jan 15: PLA now accepting proposals for PLA 2014 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is now accepting preconference, program and ConverStation proposals for the PLA 2014 Conference, March 11-15, in Indianapolis....

Jan 15: United for Libraries and ALA Conference Services to sponsor Spotlight on Adult Literature at Midwinter Meeting

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, along with ALA Conference Services, will sponsor a Spotlight on Adult Literature from 2 to 4 p.m. Pacific time on Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Washington State Convention Center Exhibit Hall at the 2013 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Seattle.

Participating...

Jan 15: Publish with ALCTS!

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) seeks authors for its publications. These include the well-respected peer-reviewed journal, Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), the ALCTS Monographs (formerly Paper Series); ...

Jan 15: AASL announces travel grants for first-time national conference attendees

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is offering 30 grants for travel to its 16th National Conference & Exhibition, to be held  Nov. 14–17, 2013 in Hartford, Conn. 

The $750 grants for first-time attendees of the conference are sponsored by Bound To Stay...

Jan 15: AASL webinar helps prepare school librarians for performance evaluations

CHICAGO —Writer Patricia Owen will discuss the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL), newest publication “A 21st-Century Approach to School Librarian Evaluation” in a webinar of the same name taking place at 6 p.m. Central time on Jan. 31, 2013. During the webinar, Owen will walk...

Jan 15: LITA offering two Web courses in February

CHICAGO — LITA is making available two Web Courses in February: Getting Started with GIS, presented by Eva Dodsworth, geospatial data services librarian at the University of Waterloo Map Library and Inclusive Gigabit Libraries, presented by Jon Gant, director of the Center for...

Jan 15: College & Research Libraries to transition to online-only publishing model

CHICAGO — College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the official scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), will adopt an online-only publication model beginning in January 2014. The November 2013 issue will be the final print issue of the journal...

Jan 15: New from ACRL: '2011 Academic Library Trends and Statistics'

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of  “2011 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the latest in a series of annual publications that describe the...

Jan 15: NEH, ALA offer grants to support 'Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys' programs

Apply by March 29 for up to $4,500 in program support

CHICAGO — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, will award up to 125 libraries and state humanities...

Jan 15: 2013 ALA Annual Conference registration and housing now open

CHICAGO — Visit the 2013 ALA Annual Conference website to register and reserve housing.

Key issues covered at 2013 ALA Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, June 27-July 2 will include digital content...

Jan 14: Explore the Michael L. Printz Award with YALSA’s winter online course

CHICAGO— For the past decade, the Young Adults Library Services Association (YALSA) has honored excellence in Young Adult Literature through its Michael L. Printz Award. Each year a committee of YALSA members scours the publishing world, seeking out the latest YA books that exemplify literary...

Jan 14: Apply now to host ACRL 2013 Scholarly Communication Road Shows

CHICAGO — Once again, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) will take its popular scholarly communications workshop on the road to five locations in 2013.  The day-long workshop, “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement,” is led by two expert presenters at...

Jan 14: John Rocco to participate in 75th Caldecott Anniversary Facebook Forum

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that John Rocco will participate in a Caldecott 75th Anniversary Facebook Forum at 1 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Rocco won a Caldecott Honor in 2012 for his picture book "Blackout" (Disney-Hyperion)....

Jan 11: Public libraries chosen to receive $50,000 in training, support to help high school students learn skills to distinguish fact from opinion

CHICAGO – Three public libraries have been selected to receive more than $50,000 in training and support under the News Know-how initiative that helps students, grades 10-12, learn skills that will help them distinguish fact from opinion, check news and information sources and distinguish...

Jan 11: Managing in the middle

CHICAGO — Fully a third of all library supervisors are “managing in the middle”: reporting to top-level managers while managing teams of peers or paraprofessional staff in some capacity. Editors Robert Farrell and Kenneth Schlesinger present a practical guidebook for those supervisors with “...

Jan 11: Thought leaders share insights on turning graphic novel naysayers into 'yaysayers'

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents the newest set of podcasts in its 30 Second Thought Leadership: Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community series. The just released 30 Second series focuses on the January/February 2013 ...

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