Press Releases

Apr 15: FTRF, GSLIS at Illinois to collaborate on intellectual freedom course

CHICAGO The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) and the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Illinois) are pleased to...

Apr 15: Celebrate National Library Workers Day

CHICAGO —  National Library Workers Day (NLWD), is Tuesday, April 15, 2014.  It is a day for library staff, users, administrators and Friends groups to recognize the valuable contributions made by all library...

Apr 14: ALA releases 2014 State of America’s Libraries Report

Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s needs, but school libraries feel the pain of tight budgets

CHICAGO — Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national...

Apr 14: LLAMA webinar shows the hows and whys of website data collection

CHICAGO The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Methods for digging deeper: examining Web services through the lens of data-based decision making,” from 1:30 - 3 p.m. (Central time) on Wednesday, May 28.

This webinar will discuss...

Apr 14: LITA webinar: 'Games in Libraries for Outreach and Instruction'

CHICAGO A panel of library games experts will discuss the principles of gamification and how to use game elements for information literacy instruction. The process of creating a library game and using game design best practices will be considered.  Creating physical...

Apr 14: Riordan wins United for Libraries/Gale Trustee Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has awarded the 2014 United for Libraries/Gale Trustee Conference Grant to Donna Gerardi Riordan, vice president of the board of trustees of the Orcas Island (Wash.) Public Library.

Riordan will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend...

Apr 14: New photography service offered during ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO An exciting new service is coming to the ALA JobLIST Placement Center during the ALA 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

The Placement Center will be offering all attendees the opportunity to have a “headshot” photo package created.  Any attendee can...

Apr 14: Statistics and Reports: Data-Driven Decision-Making, an ALCTS Annual Conference Preconference

CHICAGO "Statistics and Reports: Data-Driven Decision-Making," an Annual Conference Preconference from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), explores the options for making more decisions based on discoverable statistics and reports. ...

Apr 14: Sign up for the ALCTS 'Library Preservation Today!' virtual preconference

CHICAGO The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to offer Library Preservation Today!, a virtual preconference presented by instructors from our popular...

Apr 14: Sheehan appointed RBM editor

CHICAGO The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has named Jennifer K. Sheehan as the next editor of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage (RBM). Sheehan is currently a member of the RBM...

Apr 14: A guide to biographies to read aloud with kids

CHICAGO — The right biography can be as enthralling as any work of fiction, blending facts with gripping storytelling. “Biographies to Read Aloud with Kids: From Alvin Ailey to...

Apr 14: PLA receives IMLS Grant to continue leadership program for public librarians

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA), in partnership with the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), has just been awarded a 2014 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the project, “...

Apr 11: A LITA guide to responsive Web design

CHICAGO — Tablets, desktops, smartphones, laptops, minis: we live in a world of screens, all of different sizes. Library websites need to work on all of them, but maintaining separate sites or content management systems is resource intensive and still unlikely to address all the variations. By...

Apr 11: Nawar wins United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries has awarded the 2014 United for Libraries/SAGE Academic Friend Conference Grant to Essraa Nawar of Leatherby Libraries, Chapman University, Orange, Calif.

Nawar will receive $850 plus full conference registration to attend the 2014 ALA Annual Conference...

Apr 11: Privacy All Year Round: Choose Privacy Week, May 1 – 7, 2014

CHICAGO – Each year on May 1, librarians, library users and privacy advocates come together to observe Choose Privacy Week - an annual event promoting the importance of individual privacy rights.  But protecting and promoting privacy in libraries and in patrons’ lives shouldn't be a one-off...

Apr 10: ALA to participate in IMLS hearing on libraries and broadband

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 9:30–11:30 a.m., leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) will participate in “Libraries and Broadband: Urgency and Impact,” a...

Apr 09: ALA unveils shortlist for 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO —The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the six books shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The medals are awarded for the best fiction and nonfiction books written for adults in the previous year and published in...

Apr 09: LLAMA webinar explores new digital media commons

CHICAGO The age of the digital media commons has arrived, leaving in its wake yesterday’s traditional academic library.   But how do library planners begin to make this dramatic transition?   The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “A New Digital Media...

Apr 08: National Library Week, April 13-19, celebrates the role of libraries

CHICAGO – Libraries across the country are continually changing to adapt to the evolving needs and expectations of the communities they serve.

Communities nationwide will celebrate the contributions of libraries and library workers during National Library Week, April 13-19, 2014. This...

Apr 08: New ALSC white paper: 'The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children’

CHICAGO – The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announces the release of a new white paper, “The Importance of Diversity in Library Programs and Material Collections for Children” written for ALSC by Jamie Campbell Naidoo, PhD, and adopted by the ALSC Board of Directors on April...

Apr 08: National IMLS research summit focuses on school librarians and student achievement

CHICAGO – Fifty research scholars from across the nation will gather in Chicago to participate in the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) research summit. Focused on setting an agenda for future school library research, the “Causality...

Apr 08: New date and format for Michael L. Printz Program and Reception

CHICAGO — Booklist Publications and The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), are proud to announce a new date and format for the Michael L. Printz Program and Reception to be held June 26–July 1, 2014 during ALA’s Annual...

Apr 08: RUSA announces President's Program at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO —  RUSA's President's Program at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas - Our Values, Ourselves: Examining Our Values and What Others Value about Us - will bring together a multitude of leaders within the library Industry for a comprehensive...

Apr 08: Dr. Kylie Peppler of the Learning Research Network to speak at ASCLA's President's Program

CHICAGO — ASCLA's President's Program at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas offers a glimpse into an exciting educational approach that is attracting more attention from educators, librarians, foundations and governments.

"Connected...

Apr 08: Still time to plan to celebrate Preservation Week

CHICAGO — Preservation Week, a presentation of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS), will be held April 27–May 3, 2014. Two free webinars will offered during that week: on April 29 affordable ways to preserve...

Apr 08: Dr. Beth M. Paskoff wins Beta Phi Mu Award

CHICAGO – Dr. Beth M. Paskoff, director, Louisiana State University School of Library and Information Science, Baton Rouge, La., is the 2014 recipient of the Beta Phi Mu Award. This award is given annually to a library school faculty member or to an individual for distinguished service to...

Apr 08: ALA President Barbara Stripling’s free webinar series continues with 'Literacy Innovations'

CHICAGO ALA President Barbara Stripling’s “Libraries Change Lives” monthly webinar series continues with “Literacy Innovations in Libraries.” This free webinar will focus on methods, techniques and ideas to help keep libraries of all types on the forefront of innovative...

Apr 08: 2014 Carnegie-Whitney Grant Award winners

CHICAGO — The Carnegie-Whitney Grant provides grants for the preparation, either in print and/or electronically, of popular or scholarly reading lists, webliographies, indexes and other guides to library resources that will be useful to users of all types of libraries in the United States. ...

Apr 08: Word-of-mouth marketing

CHICAGO ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop,Word-of-Mouth Marketing: The Most Powerful Marketing Strategy and You Can Afford It! with Peggy Barber. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take...

Apr 08: Ask an RDA expert: Bibliographic description

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Ask an RDA Expert: Bibliographic Description with Adam Baron, May Chan and Marcia Salmon. This workshop is formatted as an open forum that will last three hours and take...

Pages

Subscribe to Press Releases