Press Releases

Mar 04: ALA joins SXSW technology policy discussions

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will join the technology policy conversations in play at the South by Southwest EDU and Interactive conferences in Austin starting this week. Privacy and the “internet of things” will be among the topics on the agenda for the ALA Office for...

Mar 04: 2014 John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award winner announced

CHICAGO — Dr. Shali Zhang is this year’s recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee’s John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/Forest Press Award.

OCLC/Forest Press donated the cash award of $1,000, which is given to an individual for significant contribution to...

Mar 04: Andrea Davis Pinkney to deliver Closing General Session at 2014 ALSC Institute

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced that award-winning author and editor Andrea Davis Pinkney will present the Closing General Session at the ALSC National Institute in Oakland, Calif. This event will take place at the Oakland Marriott City Center on...

Mar 04: Delivering research data management services

CHICAGO — The research landscape is changing, with key global research funders now requiring institutions to demonstrate how they will preserve and share research data. “Delivering Research Data Management Services: Fundamentals of Good...

Mar 04: Most distinguished librarians in reference announced for 2014 achievement awards

CHICAGO —The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has selected the winners of the 2014 achievement awards, which provide research and travel grants in recognition of  the nation’s most exceptional librarians, libraries and projects involving...

Mar 04: FTRF, ALA file amicus brief in U.S. Supreme Court case on ability to bring First Amendment challenges

CHICAGO — The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and American Library Association (ALA) on Friday joined a broad range of organizations and bookstores in filing an amicus brief with...

Mar 04: Being indispensable: A school librarian’s guide to proving your value and keeping your job

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Being Indispensable: A School Librarian’s Guide to Proving Your Value and Keeping Your Job. Hilda K. Weisburg will serve as the instructor...

Mar 04: YALSA plans Twitter Take Over with partners for Teen Tech Week™

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), will turn over its @yalsa Twitter account to a different partner each day of Teen Tech Week, March 9 – 15, 2014.

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Mar 04: Teaching information literacy with discovery tools

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Teaching Information Literacy with Discovery Tools with Nancy Fawley and Nikki Krysak. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central ...

Mar 04: Building great adult programs

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Building Great Adult Programs with Amy Alessio. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p.m. Central on Wednesday, June 18, 2014.

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Mar 04: Twelve months of children's programming: Grades K through 6

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, 12 Months of Children's Programming: Grades K through 6 with Lisa M. Shaia and Joanne M. Moore. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern/1:30 p....

Mar 04: Serving ESL and non-English speaking patrons in the library

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Serving ESL and Non-English Speaking Patrons in the Library, with Cate Carlyle. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 1:30 p.m. Eastern/2:30 p...

Mar 04: Salem-South Lyon (Mich.) District Library passes millage increase with help from United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — Salem-South Lyon (Mich.) District Library, one of 10 recipients of United for Libraries' 2013 Neal-Schuman Foundation Grants, successfully passed a millage increase of .0495 for the library on Feb. 25. The millage increased passed by an almost 3-to-1 margin.

As part of the...

Mar 04: New webinar demystifies student loan forgiveness programs available to school librarians

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and the American Library Association (ALA) Washington Office explores the financial aid forgiveness programs available to school librarians. Presented by staff members from the U.S. Department of Education, “...

Mar 04: Video contest asks students how school libraries change lives

CHICAGO — The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), in collaboration with ProQuestAbrams, and SchoolTube, announces the launch of the School...

Mar 04: School Library Research opens volume 17 with three new studies

CHICAGO – The newest volume of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research, opens with studies on college readiness, information literacy during the high school to college transition and educational stakeholders’...

Mar 04: Librarians invited to learn the cultural story of our ‘Marvel Moon’ in free webinar

CHICAGO — The ALA Public Programs Office (PPO) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) invite library professionals to attend a free online learning opportunity demonstrating hands-on activities to engage young audiences in space science.  Entitled “Marvel Moon,” the online session will...

Mar 04: Sara Shatford Layne selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) announces that Sara Shatford Layne is the recipient of the 2014 Margaret Mann Citation presented by its Cataloging and Metadata Management  Section (CaMMS). The Mann Citation...

Mar 04: The Alberta Library Online receives ALCTS Collaboration Award

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has chosen The Alberta Library Online: The Alberta Group Catalogue as the recipient of the ALCTS Outstanding Collaboration Citation for 2014. 

The Outstanding...

Mar 04: Madeline Kelly awarded Jan Merrill-Oldham Travel Grant

CHICAGO — Madeline Kelly, collection development support specialist at George Mason University, has been awarded the 2014 Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant.

The Jan Merrill-Oldham Professional Development Grant is given by the Preservation and Reformatting Section (PARS)...

Mar 04: Davis-Kahl named 2014 ACRL/EBSS Distinguished Librarian

CHICAGO — Stephanie Davis-Kahl, scholarly communications librarian and associate professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, is the recipient of the 2014 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Education and Behavioral Sciences Section (EBSS) Distinguished Education and Behavioral...

Mar 04: Martin County Library System awarded H.W. Wilson Staff Development Grant

CHICAGO — The Martin County (Fla.) Library System has been named the H.W. Wilson Library Staff Development Grant recipient for 2014, for its "Connect: Customer Service Excellence at Martin County Library System” program. The focus of this program is to develop and train each staff member to be...

Feb 28: ALCTS' Piercy Award to Patrick Carr

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) has named Patrick Carr, assistant director for acquisitions & collection management, Joyner Library at the East Carolina University, Greenville, N.C., the winner of the...

Feb 28: Exciting preconferences from ALCTS during Annual Conference in Las Vegas

CHICAGO — Exciting preconferences are coming your way during this year's American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Las Vegas from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS).  From...

Feb 28: ALCTS President Genevieve Owens appointed director, Williamsburg Regional Library

CHICAGO The Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Library Board of Trustees has named Genevieve S. Owens library director, effective March 1, 2014.  She is the current president of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (...

Feb 27: American Library Association (ALA) 2012-13 Annual Report highlights initiatives, milestones

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has released its 2012-13 Annual Report, an overview of the association’s initiatives and accomplishments on behalf of the library profession, libraries and the public.

The report shows how ALA and its members continue to lead the way in the...

Feb 27: ALA Store at PLA Conference in Indianapolis

CHICAGO Take time at PLA 2014 Conference to see what’s new at the ALA Store, located at booth # 1319 near the center of the exhibit hall. With plenty of new and bestselling items available, you’ll want to make sure to carve out some time in...

Feb 27: American Library Association gears up for 2014 ALA election

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is gearing up for its upcoming election.

Polls will open at 9 a.m. Central time on March 19, 2014 for the American Library Association’s annual election.

For the sixth year in a row, the American Library Association is holding its...

Feb 27: E-books: What librarians need to know now and for the future

CHICAGO—ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse E-books: What Librarians Need to Know Now and for the Future. Mirela Roncevic will serve as the instructor for this four-week facilitated eCourse...

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