Press Releases

Sep 10: E-forums from ALCTS this fall

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces two e-forums for this fall. ALCTS e-forums provide opportunities for librarians to discuss matters of interest, led by a moderator, through the e-forum discussion list. The e-forum discussion list works...

Sep 10: Being an effective technology mentor for young people

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “I Found It on the Internet: Coming of Age...

Sep 09: ACRL releases Value of Academic Libraries report

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of “Value of Academic Libraries: A Comprehensive Research Review and Report.” Developed for ACRL by Megan Oakleaf of the iSchool at Syracuse University, this valuable resource reviews the quantitative...

Sep 09: Fall webinars announced by ALCTS

CHICAGO - Fall webinars from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) bring to your desktop a wide range of topics from RDA to institutional repositories and Sears Subject Headings to digital preservation. Priced for affordability ($39 for ALCTS members, $49 for...

Sep 09: Freedom to Read Foundation awards seven Judith Krug Fund grants for Banned Books Week events

CHICAGO – The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), via its Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund, is  awarding grants to seven organizations in support of “Read-Out!” events during...

Sep 08: ALSC announces exceptional websites for children

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has added recommended websites to Great Web Sites for Kids (www.ala.org/greatsites), its online resource containing hundreds of...

Sep 08: An updated historical survey of YA literature

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of “Young Adult Literature: From Romance to...

Sep 07: Booklist kicks off the fall and school year with timely new content

Booklist has had a busy summer. In September, librarians will find new features and events on their desks (Booklist print) or desktops (Booklist Online), all designed to streamline collection development and reader’s advisory at the same time as offering behind-the...

Sep 07: ALCTS seeking 2011 Innovation Awards nominations

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for innovation and collaboration. ALCTS presents two awards to honor individuals and groups whose work represents the finest achievements and leadership in...

Sep 07: Deadline extended for ASCLA professional development proposals

CHICAGO—The submission deadline has been extended to Monday, Sept. 20, for proposals for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’ (ASCLA) 2011 Virtual Convergence—a series of professional development webinars that will be held in January 2011 immediately following the ALA...

Sep 07: @ your library website highlights new content on Louis Armstrong, Library Card Sign- up Month, a library for your health and ‘how the library helped me during tough economic times’

CHICAGO - New content that highlights two new books about the legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong, Library Card Sign-up Month, a library for your health and ‘how the library helped me during tough economic times’ is featured this week on...

Sep 07: Celebrate the value of libraries and literacy this September

International Literacy Day is Sept. 8

CHICAGO – Open the door to literacy and lifelong learning for students of all ages by signing up for a library card today.

Held every September, ...

Sep 07: Nominations accepted through Dec. 15 for the Sara Jaffarian Award

Award recognizes excellence in K-8 school library programming

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office is now accepting nominations for the 2011 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming....

Sep 07: Fall e-Learning from ACRL

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in fall 2010 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website at...

Sep 03: St. Louis County Library System to host 2011 Arbuthnot Lecture

CHICAGO - The St. Louis County Library has been chosen to host the 2011 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture, which will be delivered by Lois Lowry, two-time winner of the Newbery Medal. The lecture, administered by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library...

Sep 03: Two visionary AASL members win AASL Thinkfinity Zmuda challenge

CHICAGO – During the American Association of School Librarian's (AASL) President's Program at the ALA 2010 Annual Conference, representatives from Verizon Foundation's digital learning platform, Thinkfinity, set a spur-of-the-moment challenge to...

Sep 03: ALSC members invited to “FLIP” out over family reading

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is offering its members the opportunity to apply for an all-expense-paid family literacy training workshop, funded through a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services awarded to the Children’s...

Sep 03: AASL sponsors two Spectrum Scholars to attend national institute
CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will sponsor the travel, lodging and attendance of two Spectrum Scholars, Orisanmi Burton and Latanya Ingraham, at the AASL 2010 Fall Forum. ...
Sep 03: ALA Editions offering print/e-book bundles of popular titles

CHICAGO—ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, announces the release of print/e-book bundles of several popular titles. Each specially priced set includes a print copy of the...

Sep 03: AASL executive director elected strategic council chair of national organization

CHICAGO – On Sept. 1, Julie Walker, executive director of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), assumed the role of strategic council chair for P21. Walker will serve for the 2010-2011 academic year.

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Sep 03: ALCTS 2011 Ross Atkinson Award nominations sought

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award.The deadline for nominations and supporting materials is Dec. 1.

The Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award ...

Sep 03: ALCTS seeking 2011 Continuing Resources Awards candidates

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for outstanding achievement and promise in the field of serials and continuing resources. The awards are presented by the Continuing Resources Section of ALCTS....

Sep 02: Dec. 1 deadline for ALCTS 2011 Publication Awards

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for excellence in publication. ALCTS presents two Publication Awards to honor individuals for outstanding achievement in research and writing in the field of library...

Sep 02: ALTAFF and Nordstrom to award 20 matching Books for Babies grants; applications due Sept. 15


PHILADELPHIA – In partnership with Nordstrom, the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will award 20 grants for $500 each to match $1,075 raised by selected Friends of the Library groups, women’...

Sep 02: Search for ALCTS 2011 Professional Recognition Awards nominations

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) awards for professional achievement. The three awards honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work, leadership...

Sep 02: ALCTS 2011 Preservation Awards nominations sought

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2011 Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) preservation awards. ALCTS presents two Preservation Awards to honor individuals whose work represents the finest achievements in research, collaboration, creative work,...

Sep 01: YALSA chooses 2010-2012 Teens' Top Ten book groups

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) selected 16 public and school libraries from across the country to serve as official book groups for YALSA’s Teens’ Top Ten.

The Teens’ Top...

Sep 01: Early bird registration for YALSA’s Young Adult Literature Symposium extended to Sept. 17
CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) extended the early bird registration deadline to Sept. 17 for the Young Adult Literature Symposium, which will be held Nov. 5-7, at the...
Aug 31: ACRL seeks nominations for 2011 awards

CHICAGO - For more than three-quarters of a century, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has been committed to celebrating the achievements of academic and research librarians through the presentation of awards, grants and fellowships. With almost $37,000 donated annually by...

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