Press Releases

Oct 15: School librarians learn to lead library initiatives with new AASL webinar

CHICAGO — School library professionals can kick off the school year right by learning how to take charge of three major library initiatives: library advisory committees (LACs), Response to Intervention (RtI) and community assessments during a new Knowledge Quest webinar presented by the...

Oct 15: Little hands and big hands: American Sign Language for children and adults

CHICAGO — Appropriate for adults who are completely new to signing, “Little Hands & Big Hands: Children and Adults Signing Together,” by Kathy MacMillan, is an authoritative guide...

Oct 14: ALSC accepting applications for Día Family Book Club mini-grants

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is now accepting applications for mini-grants intended to allow libraries to initiate Día Family Book Club programs. Mini-...

Oct 14: Wes Moore on 'finding a life that matters,' 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Wes Moore, bestselling author of “The Other Wes Moore,” is and has been on a remarkable quest to “find a life that matters.” As a youth advo­cate, he is committed to helping the parents, teachers, mentors and advocates who serve youth in the U.S.— something that will sound familiar as...

Oct 11: YALSA offers easy ways to support Teen Read Week™ via social media

CHICAGO – Teen Read Week™ (TRW) is in full swing, and while libraries and schools are in the midst of carrying out their week full of fun and exciting activities, YALSA also has a few up its sleeve.

On the Tuesday of Teen Read Week, Oct. 15, YALSA will be hosting a Teen Read Week Twitter...

Oct 08: Fiore and Williams named 2013-2014 co-chairs of planned giving campaign

CHICAGO - Carole D. Fiore and J. Linda Williams have been named as co-chairs of the American Library Association’s 15x15 campaign. In June 2012, ALA launched 15x15, with the goal of raising $15 million in planned gifts to ALA by 2015.

Fiore and Williams will take over for the 2013-2014...

Oct 08: The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out About Heart Disease

CHICAGO — Heart disease affects millions of people every year. Featuring nearly 1,000 annotated entries, “The Medical Library Association Guide to Finding Out About Heart Disease” organizes and offers evaluated print and online...

Oct 08: AASL releases executive summary of 2011-2012 NCES Schools and Staffing Survey

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released an executive summary of the 2011-2012 National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS).  Prepared by the AASL research and statistics committee with a data analysis by Sue Kimmel, the...

Oct 08: ProgrammingLibrarian.org webinar shares resources and tips for successful civic engagement programs

CHICAGO — A growing and diverse array of nonpartisan, non-agenda-driven materials about important public issues are available from the National Issues Forum Institute and other sources. The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office and ...

Oct 08: ALSC now accepting applications for 2014 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Grants Administration Committee are now accepting online applications for the 2014 Bookapalooza Program. This program offers select libraries a collection of materials to be used in a way that creatively enhances their...

Oct 08: ALA to establish a Center for the Future of Libraries

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has been awarded a Librarians for the 21st Century Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to establish a Center for the Future of Libraries.

The goal of the project will be to provide library planners and community...

Oct 08: Here There Be Dragons: Public Access to Federally Funded Research, an ALCTS Midwinter Symposium

CHICAGO — “Here There Be Dragons:  Public Access to Federally Funded Research,” a Midwinter Symposium from the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (ALCTS) offers an unique opportunity to explore the complex issues surrounding the collection, organization, delivery and...

Oct 08: How to Discuss E-Books with Patrons

CHICAGO — ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, How to Discuss E-Books with Patrons with Phil Spirito.

It hasn’t taken long, but e-books are now an indispensable part of library collections. Patrons...

Oct 08: IRRT participating at the Library 2.013 Conference

CHICAGO — The American Library Association International Relations Round Table will be presenting on the topic “Internationalizing Your Library”...

Oct 08: New AASL publication helps school librarians navigate the changing landscape of e-books

CHICAGO — The newest publication from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), “Ebooks and the School Library Program: A Practical Guide for the School Librarian,” provides school librarians with a roadmap to help navigate the vast and intricate world of e-books. Written by AASL...

Oct 07: Advance registration rates for AASL13 end October 17

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages members planning to register for the AASL 16th National Conference & Exhibition to do so at national.aasl.org/registration before the Oct. 17 advance registration...

Oct 07: LLAMA webinar presents successful project management skills

CHICAGO — Librarians increasingly manage complex projects - both within their libraries and across departments - as well as in collaborative efforts in the community, on grants and with other units on campuses. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Project...

Oct 04: Meadowbrook School of Weston Library wins Sara Jaffarian Award

CHICAGO – The Meadowbrook School of Weston Library in Weston, Mass. is the recipient of the 2013 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award for Exemplary Humanities Programming, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced. The Meadowbrook School Library will receive...

Oct 04: European libraries and how they see their roles, in new American Libraries Live episode

CHICAGO — How do some of Europe's top libraries see the role of the library and the librarian? That’s the topic of discussion in the upcoming American Libraries Live, a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home,...

Oct 03: Going beyond Google again

CHICAGO — The Invisible Web, also known as the Deep Web, is a huge repository of underutilized resources that can be richly rewarding to searchers who make the effort to find them. Since Jane Devine and Francine Egger-Sider explored the educational potentials of this realm in “...

Oct 03: New From ACRL: Designing Training

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Designing Training" by Melanie Hawks, the fifth entry in the ACRL Active Guides series.

Focusing on the needs of the adult...

Oct 01: ALA seeking nominations for libraries on the cutting edge

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As part of its ongoing effort to identify and recognize libraries that are delivering quality library services in new ways, the American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the best library practices using cutting-edge technology. Nominations must be...

Oct 01: YALSA opens proposals for 2014 symposium, Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking program proposals and paper presentations for its 2014 Young Adult Literature Symposium, Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature, to be held...

Oct 01: United for Libraries to present free webinar on how to start a Friends group during National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 20-26

PHILADELPHIA - United for Libraries is coordinating the eighth annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 20-26, 2013. As part of the celebration, United for Libraries Executive Director Sally Gardner Reed will present a free webinar on how to start a Friends of the Library group at 1 p.m....

Oct 01: LITA/Library Hi Tech award nominations sought

CHICAGO - Nominations are being accepted for the 2014 LITA/Library Hi Tech Award, which is given each year to an individual or institution for outstanding achievement in educating the profession about cutting edge technology through communication in continuing education within the field of...

Oct 01: LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

CHICAGO - The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program.  Sponsored by LITA and Ex...

Oct 01: Join ALA and United for Libraries as a personal member by Nov. 14 and receive a free book

PHILADELPHIA – New United for Libraries personal members who join by Nov. 14 will receive their choice of “The Complete Library Trustee Handbook” or “Even More Great Ideas for Libraries and Friends.” Add United for Libraries to a current ALA personal membership, or join both ALA and United for...

Oct 01: LIRT Announces two new awards, Librarian Recognition and Innovation in Instruction

CHICAGO - The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) invites nominations for two new awards to recognize excellence in information literacy and instruction.  The LIRT Librarian Recognition Award will be presented to an individual librarian in appreciation for her/his contributions to the field...

Oct 01: Getting started with evaluation

CHICAGO — Everyone agrees that evaluation of library services is essential, but without a background in research it can be a challenge to apply abstract concepts such as strategic planning, evidence-based decision making and accountability to real-world situations.  With the publication of “...

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