Press Releases

Jan 25: ACRLMetrics now available at introductory pricing

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of ACRLMetrics, a new online service to support evidence-based decision making. Developed by Counting Opinions, it provides unprecedented access to the annual ACRL Academic Library Trends & Statistics...

Jan 21: Two Friends groups win ALTAFF’s National Friends of Libraries Week Awards

PHILADELPHIA – Friends of the San Benito County (Calif.) Free Library and Friends of the Ennis (Texas) Public Library were recognized for winning the 2010 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards by the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF) during the...

Jan 20: Using storytelling for effective library leadership
CHICAGO—Just as literature often enhances learning, the power of storytelling can be very effective when applied to leadership and management. In the new ALA Editions book, “Organizational...
Jan 18: ASCLA webinar series launched, registration still open for last sessions

CHICAGO — Today, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) launched the inaugural Virtual Convergence, a four-day webinar series offering affordable online learning for a broad variety of librarians and library types.

The Virtual Convergence was designed to...

Jan 18: Federal & Armed Forces Libraries Round Table supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO - The Federal & Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has announced its support of the Spectrum Scholarship Program through a gift of $500 to the Spectrum Presidential Initiative.  

ALA President Roberta Stevens, Immediate Past...

Jan 18: Three libraries win $40K in materials in YALSA’s 2011 Great Books Giveaway

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), named Oakhurst Middle School in Clarksdale, Miss., as the winner of its annual Great Books Giveaway. The library will receive more than $20,000 in books, audiobooks and other...

Jan 18: Coaching library staff for peak performance
CHICAGO — Experienced librarian and coach Ruth Metz outlines a focused and results-oriented plan for achieving the best results from staff members in “Coaching in the Library: A Management Strategy for Achieving Excellence.”...
Jan 18: Easily integrate technology into your library with YALSA’s winter online course

CHICAGO - Technology is part of the everyday life experience for most teens — and by integrating it with standard teen services, librarians can better serve and support teens’ learning needs. Find out how in...

Jan 18: New ALA Editions workshop: How to Balance Your Library's Reading Budget

ALA Editions announces a new online workshop, Readers' Advisory: How to Balance Your Library’s Reading Budget, with Neal Wyatt and Joyce Saricks.

The modern librarian likely has a never-ending to-read pile, which translates into a readers’ advisory mess and an out-of-control readers'...

Jan 18: Winter e-Learning from ACRL

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in winter 2011 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget. Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website at...

Jan 18: Registration continues for ALSC online courses

CHICAGO - The American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in San Diego might be over, but the momentum of the event can continue with online courses from the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC). This winter, ALSC is offering four courses designed to expand, enliven and...

Jan 18: ALSC announces 2011 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2011 list of Notable Children's Books. The list of titles includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books of special interest, quality, creativity and...

Jan 18: ALSC announces 2011 Notable Children’s Videos

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2011 list of Notable Children’s Videos.  The list includes videos for children 14 years of age and younger that exhibit especially commendable quality, show respect for...

Jan 18: College Options @ your library

CHICAGO –Each January, the Onslow County (N.C.) Public Library invites college-bound students and their parents or guardians to learn about “College Options @ your library.”

The library, in partnership with the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC), a free service of the...

Jan 18: ALSC names 2011 Notable Children’s Recordings

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2011 list of Notable Children’s Recordings. The list includes recordings for children 14 years of age and younger of especially commendable quality that...

Jan 14: ALA Diversity Office calls for 2011-2012 Diversity Research Grant proposals

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Diversity seeks proposals for its Diversity Research Grant program.  Applications may address any diversity topic, including the recruitment and promotion of diverse individuals within the profession or the provision of library services...

Jan 14: YALSA names 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

SAN DIEGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2011 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. The list of 63 titles, drawn from 89...

Jan 14: COA announces accreditation actions
CHICAGO —The Committee on Accreditation (COA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2011 ALA Midwinter Meeting in San Diego.
 
Initial...
Jan 14: Feyerherm, Weston win BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO —Melanie Feyerherm , teen librarian at the Baright Public Library in Ralston, Neb., and Keri Weston, director of the Carlisle (Iowa) Public Library, won the 2011 BWI/YALSA Collection Development Grant, administered by the Young Adult Library Services Association, a division of the...

Jan 14: Barniskis wins Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) awarded the 2011 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant to Shannon Crawford Barniskis. This $1,000 grant will provide seed money for her research project, "Graffiti, Poetry, Dance: How Public Library Art Programs Affect Teens."...

Jan 14: Newbery and Caldecott award winners speak out
CHICAGO — “In the Words of the Winners: The Newbery and Caldecott Medals, 2001-2010” from ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association, is an exclusive collection...
Jan 14: YALSA names 2011 Fabulous Films for Young Adults
SAN DIEGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced its 2011 Fabulous Films for Young Adults list. The list identifies a body of films relating to a theme that will...
Jan 13: YALSA names 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers

SAN DIEGO —The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2011 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers selection list. The list is presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting.

The Quick Picks list...
Jan 13: YALSA names 2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults

SAN DIEGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest-growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2011 list of Best Fiction for Young Adults (BFYA). This year’s list of 99 books was drawn from 191 official nominations.

 In 2010, the...
Jan 13: YALSA names 2011 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults

SAN DIEGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2011 list of Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (PPYA). The list...

Jan 13: YALSA names 2011 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

SAN DIEGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2011 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults list. The list for those ages 12-18 is drawn from the previous two years of spoken-word releases and presented annually...

Jan 13: AASL President visits state association recognized school library program

CHICAGO – As part of her tour of school libraries nationwide, Nancy Everhart, president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), visited Bernardo Heights Middle School Library in San Diego, California on Monday, Jan. 10.

On her tour,...

Jan 12: AASL “School Libraries Count!” longitudinal study now open

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has announced the launch of the fifth year of its longitudinal study. “School Libraries Count!” gathers basic data about the status of school library programs across the country. AASL will use this information to...

Jan 12: 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 15th National Conference & Exhibition in Minneapolis, Oct. 27-30, 2011.

The $750 grants for first-time attendees of the conference are sponsored by Bound To Stay Bound Books. Those...
Jan 12: 2011 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award: The Luria Library at Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, Calif.; the...

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