Press Releases

Aug 29: 35 libraries selected for ALA's Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation

CHICAGO — Thirty-five U.S. libraries have been selected to participate in the American Library Association’s Great Stories Club series on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT), a thematic reading and discussion program series that engages underserved teens...

Aug 27: United for Libraries to host free National Friends of Libraries Week webinar

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar on ideas to celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week (Oct. 20-26) on Tuesday, September 10 at 2:00 p.m. eastern. Featured speakers include Judy Bentzen (Friends of the San Juan...

Aug 27: United for Libraries to host free webinar: What’s Your E?™ - The E’s of Libraries®

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar: What’s Your E?™ - The E’s of Libraries® on Tuesday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. eastern. Featured speakers will include Alan Fishel, Charity Tyler, and Paula Miller. The...

Aug 27: Library Building Projects 101 – Planning, Design, and Construction: a two-day workshop with optional third day site tour

LLAMA presents Library Building Projects 101 – Planning, Design, and Construction: a two-day workshop with optional third day site tour

The prospect of starting a library building project can often seem overwhelming to...

Aug 27: Approval of RUSA STARS Legislation and Licensing Model License Clause

RUSA Model Interlibrary Loan License Clause


Introduction

This model clause was developed by the RUSA STARS Legislation & Licensing Committee in 2016-2017 to advocate for more...

Aug 27: Library cards fuel academic achievement, lifelong opportunity

CHICAGO – September is Library Card Sign-up Month, when the American Library Association (ALA) joins libraries nationwide in reminding everyone that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic success and lifelong learning.

Across the nation, libraries are...

Aug 27: GNCRT spotlights comic creators to #GetLibraryCarded for #LibraryCardSignUp Month

The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table Presents: Comic Creators #GetLibraryCarded in Support of #LibraryCardSignUp Month

The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is happy to partner with comic...

Aug 26: Seamless youth services for every age and stage

CHICAGO — The tweens aren’t the only “in-between” years in a child’s life—the storytime-to-school age and teen-to-adult transitions are just as momentous, and as tricky to address when it comes to programming. That’s certainly one factor behind the phenomenon of declining...

Aug 26: Revised and new intellectual freedom policies and resources available from ALA, IFC

In anticipation of a new edition of the Intellectual Freedom Manual, the Intellectual Freedom Committee (IFC) revised several existing interpretations and resources and created new policies, guidelines and resources to address emerging intellectual freedom issues for the...

Aug 23: ALA releases template for state, local library action opposing Macmillan eBook embargo

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and its public library division, the Public Library Association (PLA), added a new tool to resources available for state library chapters and local library...

Aug 23: ALA urges libraries to partner with National Voter Registration Day

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Library Association (ALA), a Premier Partner of National Voter Registration Day, encourages libraries to sign up to observe the unofficial holiday on Tuesday,...

Aug 22: AASL selects seven school administrators to serve on its School Leader Collaborative

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has selected seven school administrators to serve on its AASL School Leader Collaborative. The “AASL School Leader Collaborative: Administrators & School Librarians Transforming Teaching and Learning” is a two-year initiative...

Aug 20: United for Libraries to host live webinar '2020 Census: What Trustees, Friends and Foundations Need to Know'

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, “2020 Census: What Trustees, Friends and Foundations Need to Know,” on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Gavin Baker, assistant director of government relations at the American Library Association, will...

Aug 20: Choice white paper encourages libraries to develop and implement a marketing outreach strategy

MIDDLETOWN, CT. – Choice today announced the publication of the fourth in a series of white papers designed to provide actionable intelligence around topics of importance to the academic library community. This paper, their second marketing-focused publication “...

Aug 15: New AASL Standards publications focus on leadership, lessons, and collection development

CHICAGO – New publications from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions expand on AASL's "National School Library Standards" to build practitioners' leadership skills, provide compelling and authentic lessons, and introduce key components that influence collection...

Aug 15: DOGObooks and YALSA partner for 2019 Teens’ Top Ten voting; voting now open

CHICAGO, IL – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has announced that for the seventh year in a row, DOGObooks will host the voting page for the 2019...

Aug 14: LLAMA webinar: What every library leader and manager should know about change management

LLAMA webinar: What every library leader and manager should know about change management

Managing change in your library doesn’t have to be daunting...

Aug 13: Simple tools for wrangling data

CHICAGO — Data manipulation and analysis are far easier than you might imagine—in fact, using tools that come standard with your desktop computer, you can learn how to extract, manipulate, and analyze data (and metadata) of any size and complexity. In “...

Aug 09: AASL Announces Best Digital Tools Recognition

CHICAGO – In 2020, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will launch a new recognition, the AASL Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning. The new list will combine AASL's annual Best Apps for Teaching & Learning and Best Websites for Teaching & Learning into one...

Aug 08: Reminder: Call for applications for inaugural year of the Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program

The American Library Association reminds members of its call for applications for its inaugural year of the Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program.  Click here for more information about the application process.  Please note...

Aug 08: 72 time-saving guides for library marketing

CHICAGO — You know you need to get the word out. But where do you start? How do you keep track of everything? Don’t work harder—work smarter. The key is to stay organized and focused through solid project management skills, and at the heart of it all lies an...

Aug 08: Call for LLAMA webinar proposals

Call for LLAMA webinar proposals!

The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is now accepting proposals for its hugely popular webinar series. All interested presenters or program organizers are...

Aug 07: Still Accepting Applications for Emerging Leaders Program - Deadline August 30

The American Library Association (ALA) is still accepting applications for the 2020 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). The deadline to apply is August 30, 2019. Apply now.

The ALA EL program is a leadership development program which...

Aug 07: Tools for Locating Primary Sources in Archives and Online

Register for the upcoming webinar titled "Tools for Locating Primary Sources in Archives and Online" scheduled for Wednesday, August 14, 2019 offered by the ...

Aug 07: RUSA offers course on Mastering Emotional Intelligence

Register now for the upcoming Mastering Emotional Intelligence course being offered by the Reference and User Services Association.

Emotional Intelligence (EI)...

Aug 07: YALSA announces new, month-long teen celebration, TeenTober

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)’s new, month-long celebration will be named TeenTober and will take place every October. In June, a naming contest was held for the...

Aug 05: Freedom to Read Foundation Announces Fall 2019 Course Scholarship Recipients

Monica Cammack and Joann Elmiger are the recipients of the Freedom to Read Foundation’s Intellectual Freedom Course Scholarship. The recipients will receive funding toward intellectual freedom courses at San Jose State University (SJSU) and the University of Illinois (U of I) at Urbana Champaign...

Aug 05: Freedom to Read Foundation announces five recipients of 2019 Banned Books Week event grants

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) awarded five $1000 grants to nonprofit institutions in support of 2019 Banned Books Week events (September 22-28, 2019) an annual event celebrating the Freedom to Read. The grants, a project of FTRF’s...

Jul 31: Public Library Association condemns Macmillan Publishers library lending model

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has joined its parent organization in denouncing Macmillan...

Jul 31: Ruth Mahaffy Awarded 2019 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship

Ruth Mahaffy has been selected to receive the 2019 LITA/Christian Larew Memorial Scholarship ($3,000) sponsored by the Library and Information Technology Association (LITA) and Baker & Taylor. Mahaffy will graduate from Emporia State...