Press Releases

Apr 01: School Library Month PSAs with spokesperson Jeff Kinney now available

CHICAGO – Two new video PSAs featuring Jeff Kinney, New York Times bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, are now available from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Kinney is the national spokesperson for the 2014 observance of School Library Month, and...

Mar 31: B. J. Novak promises entertaining Closing General Session at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO -- B.J. Novak adds book author to an impressive résumé that has long included actor, writer, stand-up comedian, TV and film star, executive producer and Screen Actors Guild and Writers’ Guild of America award winner. Attendees at 2014 ALA Annual Conference will be entertained...

Mar 31: Tickets available for 2014 Arbuthnot Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the University of Minnesota Libraries, Children's Literature Research Collections (CLRC) announced that tickets for the 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture featuring Andrea Davis Pinkney are now...

Mar 31: FTRF Krug Fund Banned Books Week grant applications open through April 30 (Now May 5)

CHICAGO — Applications are now open for the 2014 Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund Banned Books Week event grants, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF). Organizations are encouraged to apply for...

Mar 31: Loertcher's project to link school librarians to outcomes wins Baber Research Grant

CHICAGO — David Loertscher is the 2014 winner of the American Library Association's (ALA) Carroll Preston Baber Research Grant for the project entitled “The Impact of Co-Teaching on Learning When Classroom Teachers Team with Teacher Librarians: The Testing of an Unobtrusive Measurement Tool.”...

Mar 31: Explore Children’s Fairyland at the 2014 ALSC National Institute

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced more information about the evening at Children’s Fairyland at the 2014 ALSC National Institute. This event, to be held on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, will feature a panel presentation by Daniel Handler...

Mar 28: Joint statement from the presidents of AILA, APALA, BCALA, CALA, REFORMA and ALA

CHICAGO —The values of diversity, equity, and inclusion form the foundation of the library profession and our professional associations. Those values have been challenged by the discriminatory enforcement of the “Stand Your Ground” law in Florida and the fact that ALA’s 2016 Annual Conference is...

Mar 27: Hanagarne to keynote Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon

CHICAGO – Josh Hanagarne, author of “The World’s Strongest Librarian,” will be the featured keynote speaker at the 2014 Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon, to be held from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 during ALA’s Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Hanagarne fell in love with Fern...

Mar 25: United for Libraries designates Literary Landmark for William Stafford

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries, in partnership with Friends of Lake Oswego (Ore.)  Public Library designated the library a Literary Landmark in honor of William Stafford on Tuesday, Feb. 25.

The state of Oregon is celebrating the William Stafford Centennial during 2014. He was poet...

Mar 25: Celebrate National Library Week with new promotions and tools

CHICAGO — Looking for ways to promote National Library Week (April 13-19, 2014)? 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 Lives change @ your library. Tools are available at...

Mar 25: AASL highlights persuasion and project-based learning during ALA14 preconferences

CHICAGO – Attendees will learn the power of persuasion and the principles of project-based learning at preconferences offered by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) before the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. Half-day workshops “The Power of Persuasion...

Mar 25: AASL seeks proposals for ALA 2015 Annual Conference programs

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites proposals for programs to be presented during the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The conference will be held June 25-30 in San Francisco. The deadline for preconference submissions is 11:59 p.m....

Mar 25: Get your library in strategic shape at PLA Boot Camp with Garcia and Nelson

CHICAGO The Public Library Association (PLA) is offering the always popular PLA Results Boot Camp “Results Are What Matters: Management Tools and Techniques to Improve Library Services and Programs” with June...

Mar 25: PLA offering three preconferences for public library staff at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO On Friday morning, June 27, of the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the Public Library Association (PLA) is sponsoring three preconferences ideal for public library professionals.

  • ...
Mar 25: Haslet Public Library's Robotics Club wins 2014 Loleta D. Fyan Grant

CHICAGO – The Haslet Public Library’s early science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education program for pre-teens, “Haslet Robotics Club,” has been awarded the 2014 Loleta D. Fyan grant. Their plan aims to fill  science-based educational and entertainment gaps for children aged...

Mar 25: Paula Poundstone to headline 'The Laugh’s On Us,' sponsored by SAGE

PHILADELPHIA United for Libraries will host “The Laugh’s On Us," sponsored by SAGE, featuring standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 29 at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Poundstone is a frequent panelist for NPR...

Mar 25: ACRL program proposals for 2015 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites its committees, sections, interest groups and individual members to consider submitting program proposals for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

There will be a virtual meeting at noon CST on April 24...

Mar 25: RUSA announces preconference programming at 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is offering three preconferences from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 27, 2014, during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Three "must see" events.

  • ...
Mar 25: A guide to LIS literature and sources

CHICAGO — “Library and Information Science: A Guide to Key Literature and Sources,” published by ALA Editions, is a complete, up-to-date guide to sources of information on library science,...

Mar 25: ASCLA offers Annual preconference on forming partnerships to serve incarcerated youth

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering a preconference showing how librarians are collaborating to serve incarcerated youth,  from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.Friday June 27, 2014 during the ALA...

Mar 25: ALSC invites applications for 2015 Arbuthnot Lecture with Brian Selznick

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the 2015 May Hill Arbuthnot Lecture Committee are proud to announce the opening of the application to host the 2015 event featuring well-known children’s book creator Brian Selznick.

The Arbuthnot...

Mar 24: LLAMA webinar explores rubrics for hiring and evaluation

CHICAGO If you are looking for a fairer and more accurate way to select new hires or evaluate current employees, using rubrics may be just the tool you need.  The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Keeping it Fair: Using Rubrics in...

Mar 24: Applications/nominations invited for C&RL book review editor

CHICAGO – Applications and nominations are invited for the position of book review editor of College & Research Libraries (C&RL), the scholarly research journal of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL). The book review editor...

Mar 24: ALCTS seeks ALCTS News editor

CHICAGO The Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) invites applications and nominations for the position of editor of the ALCTS News, the association’s official news source. ...

Mar 24: YALSA awards 20 libraries 2014 Teen Intern Grant

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded 20 libraries the 2014 Summer Reading Teen Intern Grant.

The grant is possible through the generous sponsorship from The Dollar General Literacy Foundation....

Mar 24: YALSA awards 20 libraries with 2014 Summer Reading Resources Grant

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has awarded 20 libraries with the Summer Reading Resources Grant.

The grant is made possible through the generous sponsorship from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation....

Mar 24: Copyright discussed on next American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — Copyright issues pose many challenges for librarians. In an era when we rely increasingly on electronic materials while still making use of traditional resources, our picture of rights and responsibilities can get cloudy. In “...

Mar 24: Every Child Ready to Read® for Spanish-Speaking Communities

CHICAGO The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA) announce the release of a new Every Child Ready to Read® product. The Every Child Ready to Read...

Mar 24: New e-book examines tablet computers in the academic library

CHICAGO — In the past few years tablet computing has seemingly emerged from nowhere to spark exciting conversations about the future of academic library use and instruction, touching on everything from textbooks to reference services. Electronic discussion lists and boards, conference...

Mar 24: Think Fit — a healthy break during 2014 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO Attendees at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas have a special opportunity to take care of their health as well as their professional development and networking.  Beginners and master yogi alike are encouraged to join the Think Fit “Power Flow” yoga...

Pages

Subscribe to Press Releases