Press Releases

Apr 29: AASL announces winners of School Library Month student video contest

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), along with ProQuestAbrams, and SchoolTube, announces the winners of the "Lives Change @...

Apr 29: Marshall Breeding's 'Library Systems Report' to appear in May issue of American Libraries

CHICAGO — Marshall Breeding’s popular “Library Systems Report” will appear in the May 2014 issue of American Libraries. Marshall’s “2014 Library Systems Report” is an essential, comprehensive guide to the latest library systems trends and news, from company consolidations and sales...

Apr 29: John 'Mack' Freeman awarded 2014 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) has selected John "Mack" Freeman, a public librarian in Georgia, as the seventh recipient of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship. The Conable Scholarship will provide...

Apr 29: Library security discussed on upcoming free American Libraries Live broadcast

CHICAGO — Regardless of the size or type of library, staff and patrons need to feel confident that their facility is welcoming and safe. Does your library have a clear plan for dealing with problem patrons and other security incidents? In the next broadcast of...

Apr 29: NJLA Intellectual Freedom Committee receives the 2014 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations award

CHICAGO The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces that The New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) is the recipient of the 2014...

Apr 29: United for Libraries to present ‘Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations’ at Annual

PHILADELPHIA  – United for Libraries  will host “Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations” from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, June 27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, S219, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Jan Masaoka, director and editor in chief of Blue...

Apr 29: 'Hell or Richmond' by Ralph Peters wins the 2014 W.Y. Boyd Award

CHICAGO —  "Hell or Richmond" by Ralph Peters, published by Forge Books, is the winner of the 2014 W. Y. Boyd Literary Award “for excellence in Military Fiction.”

The W. Y. Boyd Literary Novel Award honors the best fiction set in a period when the United States was...

Apr 29: American Library Association president to discuss digital readiness at National Press Club briefing

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New research findings show that the digital divide is expanding, affecting far more than the disconnected—a growing percentage of Americans with advanced online access have insufficient levels of digital skills. Join education, government and library experts from 10:00–11:00 a.m...

Apr 28: ALA accelerates efforts on copyright and surveillance

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Adam Eisgrau, a veteran intellectual property and privacy policy lobbyist, today joins the American Library Association’s copyright and cybersecurity advocacy efforts to increase visibility for library issues on a national level.

As Congress takes renewed interest in...

Apr 28: Financial literacy focus of ACRL President’s Program at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Looking for ways to increase financial literacy on your campus or in your community?  Join the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) for its President’s Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  Titled “Financial Literacy at Your Library,” the program will...

Apr 28: A discussion guide for Coretta Scott King Award-winning books

CHICAGO — Spotlighting titles appropriate for grades K-12, “Coretta Scott King Award Books Discussion Guide: Pathways to Democracy,” published by ALA Editions, builds on the rich legacy of...

Apr 28: New School Library Research articles explore evidence-based practice and innovation

CHICAGO – Two new research articles are now available in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research. The articles cover the topics of evidence-based library and information practice in Texas school libraries and the...

Apr 28: Essential information workshops prepare prospects for graduate education and careers in library and information science

CHICAGO The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity and Spectrum Scholarship Program, through a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), has partnered with libraries and graduate schools of library and information science in...

Apr 28: 'Streaming Media Passes the Tipping Point,' an ALCTS preconference

CHICAGO “Streaming Media Passes the Tipping Point: Now What?,” a preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will present fascinating and unexpected trends on streaming media in libraries from a recent national survey of...

Apr 28: 2014 Patterson copyright award winner announced

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Georgia Harper is the 2014 recipient of the L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award: In Support of Users’ Rights. Harper is the Scholarly Communications Advisor for the University of Texas at Austin Libraries, where...

Apr 28: Las bibliotecas de la nación dan a conocer servicios informativos para satisfacer demanda creciente de libros infantiles multiculturales

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“El día de los niños/El día de los libros” se celebrará el 30 de abril

CHICAGO — En la medida que nuestra nación se hace cada vez más diversa, las bibliotecas se esfuerzan por asumir el...

Apr 28: Nation’s libraries showcase multicultural resources as uptick in demand for multicultural children’s books continues

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

CHICAGO — Our nation is becoming more diverse, and libraries are working to step up to the challenge of providing multilingual and multicultural resources. Demographers predict that by the year 2050, African...

Apr 25: RUSA Literary Tastes author program features Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) will host three award-winning authors — Daniel J. Brown, Tessa Dare and V.E. Schwab -- at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference program “Literary Tastes: Celebrating the Best Reading of the Year,"  a...

Apr 25: Eight selected winners of the 2014 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award

CHICAGO The John Cotton Dana Award, sponsored by the H.W. Wilson Foundation, EBSCO and the Library Leadership and Management Association, a division of the American Library Association, honors outstanding library public relations. In recognition of their achievement,...

Apr 25: ASCLA 101: Network, get oriented and get involved

CHICAGO —The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host ASCLA 101, a networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members from 10:30 a.m. -11:...

Apr 25: ALA President Stripling stands up for libraries in two national publications

CHICAGO Two op-eds  written by ALA President Barbara Stripling recently appeared during School Library Month in April. The op-eds  passionately make the case for the value of  libraries.  In the April/May edition of Our Children, a publication of the National PTA, a...

Apr 24: Attend the talks you voted for at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- Public voting for 36 Conversation Starter talks and Ignite Sessions again tipped the balance in selecting the ones that showcase your colleagues’ newest passions and innovations during the 2014 Annual Conference. Conversation Starter talks are fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to...

Apr 24: A guide to picture books from around the world

CHICAGO — Picture books can be portals to far-flung corners of the globe, and the books in “Global Voices: Picture Books from Around the World,” published by ALA Editions, will help children’s...

Apr 23: ALA President applauds creation of 'Right to E-read' campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) launched the “Right to E-read” campaign, a new initiative that enables libraries to...

Apr 22: Gadgets in the library

CHICAGO ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Gadgets in the Library: A Practical Guide to Personal Electronics for Librarians with Jason Griffey. This workshop will last consist of two 90-minute...

Apr 22: Supporting Digital Scholarship

CHICAGO ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Supporting Digital Scholarship with Karen Calhoun and Aaron Brenner. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 pm EST/1:30 pm CST on...

Apr 22: Putting the 'pop' in information literacy

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new facilitated eCourse Putting the "Pop" in Information Literacy. Dawn Stahura and Erin Milanese will serve as instructors for a five-week...

Apr 22: Eaglecrest High School named National School Library Program of the Year

CHICAGO — Eaglecrest High School, located in Centennial, Colo., is the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2014 National School Library Program of the Year (NSLPY) Award recipient. Sponsored by the Follett Corporation, the NSLPY annually recognizes a school library program that...

Apr 22: Advocate for libraries by participating in Virtual Library Legislative Day May 6

PHILADELPHIA – Virtual Library Legislative Day is part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) National Library Legislative Day on May 5-6, when hundreds of library advocates will be on Capitol Hill to meet with members of Congress and their staffs. Library advocates who cannot make it to...

Apr 22: AASL announces 2014 award recipients

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has announced the recipients of its 2014 awards. AASL awards and grants recognize excellence and showcase best practices in the school library field in categories that include collaboration, leadership and innovation. Recipients of...

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