Press Releases

Jan 14: ALA offers unlimited virtual seats for ALA Youth Media Awards webcast

CHICAGO — The eyes of the publishing world will turn to Philadelphia at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, Jan.27, when the American Library Association (ALA) unveils the next classics in children’s and young adult literature.

The ALA will provide a free live webcast of the announcements, courtesy of...

Jan 14: Applications now available for ACRL Assessment in Action learning community

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is seeking applications from all types of higher education institutions for 100 teams to participate in the second year of “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student...

Jan 14: LLAMA leadership development seminar helps you discover your leadership style

CHICAGO — When you think of a leader, who comes to mind?  Mahatma Gandhi?  Nelson Mandela?  Steve Jobs? What about you?   Do you see yourself as a leader?  Or can’t you imagine ever being a director?  Everyone has the potential for leadership, but it can be intimidating.  There are many...

Jan 14: Applications for Citizens-Save-Libraries grants due April 15

PHILADELPHIA — Applications for cycle two of the Citizens-Save-Libraries grants from United for Libraries, made possible by a grant from the Neal-Schuman Foundation, are due April 15.

The 10 libraries that are selected will receive two days of onsite consultation by advocacy experts, who...

Jan 14: Products hot off the press, special events at the ALA Store at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Longer hours and easy access near Registration make it more convenient to shop and browse at the ALA Store in the Grand Hall at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  The ALA Store offers products that meet the widest range of your...

Jan 14: Every Child Ready to Read® named finalist for Opening Minds Innovation Award

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Public Library Association (PLA) have been named finalists for the Opening Minds Innovation Award for Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library®, 2nd...

Jan 14: ACRL sponsors new 'Interactive Open Educational Resources' book

CHICAGO  – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its sponsorship of the publication by Jossey-Bass of “Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding,...

Jan 14: A LITA guide to WordPress for libraries

CHICAGO — More than just an easy-to-use blogging platform, WordPress is in fact a flexible, open source content management system, making it ideal for many libraries’ websites. “The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries: A LITA...

Jan 14: Creating a digital media space for today's teens

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Creating a Digital Media Space for Today's Teens with Corey Wittig. This workshop will consist of two 60-minute sessions and take place at 2 p.m....

Jan 14: ALA troubled by court’s net neutrality decision

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association (ALA), released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling on Verizon v. FCC:

“The American Library Association is extremely disappointed with today’s...

Jan 14: ALA creates institutional repository

CHICAGO – The American Library Association in collaboration with the University of Illinois is creating its own institutional repository (ALAIR).  An institutional repository by definition is a digital repository for collecting, preserving and disseminating the informational, some say...

Jan 14: 2014 LLAMA career institute to feature seven writers and editors

CHICAGO — Join the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) in Philadelphia to learn from seven colleagues who are writing and editing professionally. The second LLAMA Career Institute – Writing & Editing: Developing Career Skills and Building Your Professional...

Jan 09: FINRA Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association announce $1.19 million in grants to public libraries to support financial literacy

CHICAGO — The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced $1.19 million in grants to 17 recipients as part of the Smart investing @ your library® initiative.

Smart investing @ your...

Jan 08: YALSA’s new report is a call to action for the library community to meet the needs of 21st century teens

CHICAGO — As part of the year-long National Forum on Libraries and Teens effort, the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has released a report, “The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action,” providing...

Jan 07: Tour Spain in the spring: ASCLA hosts monumental fundraising trip

CHICAGO — Bienvenidos a España! Join the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) March 26 - April 4, 2014 for a grand library tour of Spain!

Destinations for this Spanish adventure include Barcelona, Seville and...

Jan 07: EBSCO awards five scholarships for librarians to attend 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — In co-sponsorship with American Library Association (ALA), EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has awarded five librarians a $1,500 scholarship to attend the 2014 ALA...

Jan 07: ALA to announce the next classics in children’s and young adult literature and media

CHICAGO — Children’s and young adult authors, illustrators and publishing groups are waiting in anticipation for the 2014 American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Award announcements. The ALA will announce 18 awards at 8 a.m. ET on Monday, Jan. 27 from the Pennsylvania Convention Center's...

Jan 07: Robert L. Maxwell’s handbook for RDA

CHICAGO — A guided tour of the new, unified cataloging standard from respected authority Robert L. Maxwell, “Maxwell’s Handbook for RDA: Explaining and Illustrating RDA: Resource Description and Access Using MARC21,” published by...

Jan 07: Highlights of the Consumer Electronics Show in upcoming American Libraries Live

CHICAGO — The Consumer Electronics Show is one of the most important technology events in the world. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, knowing what goes on at CES is essential. In a special 30-minute episode of...

Jan 07: PLA’s webinar series shows how to get started with strong fundraising and development skills

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) is launching a three-part Development and Fundraising Webinar Series beginning Jan. 22. This special series features three weekly webinars designed to provide public...

Jan 07: ALA President Barbara Stripling’s 'Building Community through Making' free webinar series continues with 'Making Strategic Partnerships'

CHICAGO – ALA President Barbara Stripling’s second installment of the Winter Webinar series “Building Community Through Making,” will be “Making Strategic Partnerships,” featuring nationally recognized speakers and innovative library leaders, from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. CST on Monday, Jan. 13, 2013....

Jan 07: PLA 2014 Early Bird Registration extended to Jan. 17

CHICAGO – In recognition of the deep freeze and snow that overtook much of the U.S. this past week, the Public Library Association (PLA) is offering the Chilly Bird Extension — a week-long extension of PLA 2014 Early Bird Registration. The new deadline is noon CT on Friday, Jan. 17.

Early...

Jan 07: 'Divergent' poster and other hot new materials in new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – Many exciting new products that are bound to inspire and excite readers in schools and libraries across the nation are included in the ALA Graphics Spring 2014 catalog. Spotlighted on the cover is a new...

Jan 06: United for Libraries to present ‘Nuts & Bolts for Trustees, Friends and Foundations’ at Midwinter

PHILADELPHIA –  United for Libraries  will host “Nuts & Bolts for Friends and Trustees” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 24 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Center City Hotel, during the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Libby Post, president of...

Jan 03: 'Creating Successful Adult Programs'

CHICAGO - ALA Editions announces an exciting new workshop, Creating Successful Adult Programs, with Brett W. Lear. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. Eastern on ...

Dec 30: Education, library leaders to host interactive copyright tweetchat

Washington, D.C.—Principals, superintendents and school librarians have specific questions about copyright law but often find themselves without guidance on the subject. School leaders will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by copyright expert and bestselling author Carrie...

Dec 27: 'Ideas + Community = Energy' — Lisa Bunker in ALA Masters session at Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO —  “The Library as a Catalyst for Innovation: Case Studies of Library Entrepreneurship Centers and Programming” is the latest addition to the ALA Masters Series at 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Pima County Public Library’s Social Media...

Dec 26: 'Getting Started with Open Access'

CHICAGO - ALA TechSource announces an exciting new workshop, Getting Started with Open Access, with Emily Puckett Rodgers and Meredith Kahn. This workshop will last 90 minutes and take place at 2:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. CST/12...

Dec 26: United for Libraries to host discussion groups for friends, trustees and foundations at Midwinter

PHILADELPHIA — United for Libraries will host discussion groups for Friends group members, trustees and library Foundation staff/volunteers at the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. All discussion groups will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC).

These are open...

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