Press Releases

Mar 17: Bound To Stay Bound Books continues support of school library advocacy

CHICAGO – Bound To Stay Bound Books (BTSB) continues its support of school libraries and the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) through its sponsorship of school library advocacy packs containing tools to spread the word about the many ways school librarians are transforming...

Mar 17: Guide to Reference to cease publication

CHICAGO — ALA Publishing, in collaboration with the Guide to Reference Editorial Review Board, is discontinuing Guide to Reference. The subscription website will continue to operate and be updated through Jan. 31, 2016 but...

Mar 17: David Walker receives 2015 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award

CHICAGO — David Walker has been named the winner of the 2015 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award for Outstanding Communication in Library and Information Technology.

Emerald Group Publishing and the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) sponsor the award that recognizes outstanding...

Mar 17: New eCourse for the non-reference librarian

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new eCourse, Basic Reference Skills for Non-Reference...

Mar 16: LLAMA announces 2015-2016 thought leader webinar series

CHICAGO — What makes a good library leader?  As libraries change rapidly, the old rules may not apply anymore.  In fact, the best leaders today are often those who defy tradition and embrace innovation.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present a series of free...

Mar 16: Vote for the talks you want to hear at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Public voting is now open through March 31, 2015 to determine which 36 talks in two formats will be added to this year’s ALA Annual Conference program. A total of 127 submissions were received.

“Conversation Starter” talks are fast-paced 45-minute sessions intended to jumpstart...

Mar 16: ACRL releases New Roles for the Road Ahead

CHICAGO — As part of its 75th anniversary celebration, the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of “New Roles for the Road Ahead:  Essays...

Mar 16: YALSA opens program proposals for 2016 Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) is accepting proposals for continuing education sessions to be presented at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, June 23 - 28, 2016. Proposals may be submitted through June 1 via this...

Mar 16: Cultural heritage information

CHICAGO — Featuring contributions by 17 leading academics from around the world, “Cultural Heritage Information: Access and Management,” published by ALA Neal-Schuman, provides an overview of the various challenges and contemporary...

Mar 16: Joshua Davis among featured speakers at United for Libraries President’s Program

CHICAGO — Joshua Davis, author of “Spare Parts” (now a major motion picture), will be a featured speaker at the United for Libraries President’s Program, “From Cover to Screen - Books to Movies,” at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco on Monday, June 29, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Join...

Mar 13: 2015 ALA elections open March 24

CHICAGO — Voting in the 2015 ALA elections will begin at 9 a.m. Central time on March 24, 2015.  Between March 24 and March 26, the ALA will notify voters by e-mail, providing them with their unique passcodes and information about how to vote online. To ensure receipt of their ballot, members...

Mar 13: Senator Cornyn to receive 2015 Madison Award for championing the public’s right to know

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Friday, March 13, 2015, the American Library Association (ALA) awarded Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) the 2015 James Madison Award during the 17th Annual Freedom of Information Day in Washington, D.C. The James...

Mar 13: Become a paperless professional with this ALA TechSource workshop

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop The Paperless Professional...

Mar 13: Workshop: Discuss e-books with patrons

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource has brought back the popular workshop How to Discuss E-Books with Patrons with Phil Spirito. This two-part - 90 minutes each - workshop is hosted live at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on Wednesdays...

Mar 12: Your guide to the 2015 ALA elections

CHICAGO — As the American Library Association (ALA) gears up for its 2015 elections, an electronic election guide is once again available to help inform members about the candidates and the election process.  “Your Guide to the 2015 ALA Elections” contains general information about the ALA...

Mar 12: Northern Iowa’s Comic Con Committee receives ACRL CLS Innovation in College Librarianship Award

CHICAGO — Melinda Beland, Angie Cox, Melissa Gevaert, Anna Hollingsworth and Linda McLaury, all members of the Comic Con Committee at the University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library, have been named the 2015 recipients of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) College Libraries...

Mar 12: Celebrate National Library Week with new promotions and tools

CHICAGO — Looking for ways to promote National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)? The American Library Association’s Campaign for America’s Libraries has a variety of tools and promotional ideas to help you promote the theme of Unlimited possibilities @ your library. Tools are available at ...

Mar 11: Nominating committee seeks candidates for 2016 election

CHICAGO — The Nominating Committee for the 2016 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2016 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect, treasurer and councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for president-elect, two candidates to...

Mar 10: Berger’s Rare Books and Special Collections wins 2015 ABC-CLIO Publishing Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) proudly acknowledges Sidney E. Berger as winner of the 2015 ABC-CLIO Award for the Best Book in Library Literature for "Rare Books and Special Collections," published by ALA Neal-Schuman. This award recognizes books that assist library...

Mar 10: ALA urges library directors to support trustee membership to United for Libraries

PHILADELPHIA — At the ALA Midwinter Meeting, the ALA Council passed a resolution urging all library directors to encourage and support United for Libraries memberships for each of their trustees. The resolution was supported by the Public...

Mar 10: Applications open for 2015 FTRF Conable Conference Scholarship

CHICAGO — Applications are now open for the 2015 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). The Conable Conference Scholarship provides...

Mar 10: Julianne Moore speaks for school libraries in new PSA

CHICAGO – A new PSA featuring Academy Award® winning actress and bestselling author Julianne Moore is now available from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as part of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month. In the PSA, Moore speaks to how school librarians empower...

Mar 10: Workshop: Serving children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO — ALA Editions has brought back the popular workshop Serving...

Mar 10: Planning and preparing for RDA: eCourse

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse, Planning and Preparing for RDA: Resource Description and Access eCourse. Roman S. Panchyshyn will serve as the instructor for a four-week facilitated eCourse...

Mar 10: Jeanne Drewes receives Banks-Harris Preservation Award

CHICAGO — Jeanne Drewes, chief of the Binding and Collections Care Division of the Library of Congress, is the recipient of the 2015 Paul Banks and Carolyn Harris Preservation Award, given annually by the Association for Library Collections...

Mar 10: Applications due April 8 for 2015 ALA Leadership Institute

CHICAGO— Applications for the 2015 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 9-13, Eaglewood Resort, Itasca, Illinois) are accepted through April 8, 2015. The institute helps future...

Mar 10: Show your library’s bookmobile pride in the 2015 'Why We Love Our Bookmobile' video celebration

CHICAGO — In the lead-up to the sixth annual celebration of National Bookmobile Day, libraries across the country and around the world are invited to show why they love their bookmobiles through the “Why We Love Our Bookmobile” YouTube video celebration.  

Through April 15, libraries...

Mar 10: Swanson Best of LRTS Award to Christine Turner

CHICAGO—Christine N. Turner, electronic resources librarian at University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been awarded the 2015 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for the article, "E-Resource Acquisitions in Academic Library Consortia," published in Library Resources &...

Mar 10: REFORMA conference program explores ‘Latino Americans: 500 Years of History’ grant opportunity

CHICAGO — Attendees at the REFORMA National Conference V will receive information and advice about applying for Latino Americans: 500 Years of History, a grant opportunity offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in partnership with the American Library Association (...

Mar 10: Sonia Manzano, 'Maria' from Sesame Street, 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker

CHICAGO — Sonia Manzano — the Emmy Award–winning actor who defined the role of Maria on the acclaimed television series "Sesame Street" — appears as a 2015 Annual Conference Auditorium Speaker from noon - 1 p.m. on Monday, June 29.

Manzano has won 15 Emmy Awards for her television writing...

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