Press Releases

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...

Aug 27: AASL lauds six programs: Programs align with association’s values, mission

CHICAGO – The Affiliate Assembly of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended the following programs based on their support of the profession and their alignment with AASL's learning standards and program guidelines and principles expressed in AASL's mission and...

Aug 27: AASL President embarks on national tour of outstanding school library programs

CHICAGO – Until May 2011, all donations made to the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) "Friends of AASL" campaign will help underwrite the travel of AASL President Nancy Everhart as she completes her Vision Tour. Donations to the Vision Tour can me made at...

Aug 26: Sign up for the smartest card of all – a library card

September is Library Card Sign-up Month

CHICAGO - Academic success has never been more affordable – in fact it’s free. Parents can help open the door to lifelong learning for their children by signing them up for the smartest card of all - a library card.

Launched...

Aug 26: Librarian salaries jump 3 percent in 2010

Survey reports mean librarian salary $60,734, median $55,883 in 2010

CHICAGO – In the midst of tough economic times, job shortages and cutbacks, a report shows increases in library salaries.

The 2010 edition of the "ALA-APA Salary Survey: Librarian - Public and...

Aug 24: Nominate your librarian for Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award today

Deadline is Sept. 20

CHICAGO – Show your librarian your appreciation by nominating him/her for the 2010 Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award.

The award invites library users nationwide to recognize the accomplishments of...

Aug 24: ALA announces theme and titles for new round of Great Stories CLUB

Book club program will target underserved, troubled teen populations

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announced the theme and book titles for the fourth round of...

Aug 23: Voting open through September 17 for YALSA's Teens' Top Ten

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), invites all teens to get out the vote for the Teens’ Top Ten. Teens can vote for their favorite books from the last year in the...

Aug 19: ALA Office for Diversity seeks applicants for Discovering Librarianship recruitment program

CHICAGO— The American Library Association’s Office for Diversity and Spectrum Scholarship Program offers a unique opportunity for early career librarians to participate in a recruitment initiative focused on bringing ethnically diverse high school and college students to careers in libraries.  “...

Aug 19: BCALA honors members at 7th National Conference of African American Librarians

CHICAGO—The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association, presented five awards during its 7th National Conference of African American Librarians, held Aug. 4-8, 2010 in Birmingham, Ala.

The BCALA Library Advocacy...

Aug 19: OHIONET supports Spectrum Presidential Initiative

CHICAGO—OHIONET, on behalf of academic, public, school and special libraries in Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania, has announced its support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative with a contribution of $1,500.

ALA President Roberta Stevens, Immediate Past President Dr....

Aug 16: Bentonville (Ark.) Public Library hosts Naturalization Ceremony for 30 new Americans

CHICAGO – The Bentonville (Ark.) Public Library recently hosted a United States Naturalization Ceremony to mark the beginning of The American Dream Starts @ your library grant program. This American Library Association (ALA) initiative supports literacy services for adult English language...

Aug 13: AASL hosts coffee chats on national institute

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) held its first coffee chat session designed to help school librarians learn more about its national institute, Fall Forum.  "In Focus: The Essentials for 21st-Century Learning," will be held Nov. 5-6, 2010 in Portland, Ore. More...

Aug 12: YALSA offers readalikes for “Mockingjay”

CHICAGO - As Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games trilogy ends this month with the release of “Mockingjay”on Aug. 24, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), can help parents, librarians and...

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