Press Releases

Jan 31: YALSA names 2017 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults

CHICAGO – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announced its 2017...

Jan 30: ALA opposes new administration policies that contradict core values

CHICAGO — Today American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement responding to recent actions by the new administration and specifically addressing issues regarding access to information, discrimination and intellectual freedom.  

“We are shocked and...

Jan 30: United for Libraries mourns the loss of Sandy Dolnick

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania – Sandra (Sandy) Friedman Dolnick, founder and former executive director of Friends of Libraries USA (FOLUSA), the preceding organization to United for Libraries, died on Dec. 11, 2016, after a long illness.

Dolnick first conceived of the idea of uniting Friends of...

Jan 30: 'The Underground Railroad,' 'Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,' receive 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

ATLANTA - The American Library Association selects “The Underground Railroad,” by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew...

Jan 30: American Library Association announces 2017 youth media award winners

ATLANTA - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

A list of all the 2017 award winners...

Jan 30: Application process open for 2017 ALA Leadership Institute

The application process for the 2017 “Leading to the Future” ALA Leadership Institute (August 7-10, Q Center, St. Charles, Illinois) is now open, with applications accepted through April 13, 2017. Building on the...

Jan 30: A six-step plan for avoiding an unplanned career

CHICAGO — Unplanned careers affect everything and everyone. They can lead to frustration, negativity, and apathy at a time when we need to be focused, energized and motivated. Though your library career might have started “accidentally,” you can overcome organizational restructuring, changing...

Jan 30: 75 libraries selected to receive Great Stories Club ‘Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide’ grants

CHICAGO — Seventy-five libraries have been selected to receive training and support to host book club programs with at-risk youth as part of the Great Stories Club program, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Created in 2006, the Great Stories Club...

Jan 25: 2017 Rainbow Book List highlights quality GLBTQ books for children and teen

ATLANTA - The 2017 Rainbow Book list, a project of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits held Jan. 20- 24 in Atlanta.

The bibliography features recommended fiction...

Jan 25: Loretta Parham named 2017 ACRL Academic/ Research Librarian of the Year

CHICAGO — Loretta Parham, CEO and Director of the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library is the 2017 Association of College and Research Libraries’ (ACRL) Academic/Research Librarian of the Year. The award, sponsored by GOBI Library...

Jan 25: Free PLA webinar to learn how to successfully roll out Project Outcome in your library

CHICAGO – Join the Public Library Association (PLA) to learn how you can successfully roll out its latest outcome measurement initiative in your library. How to Successfully Roll Out Project Outcome in Your Library...

Jan 25: A practical guide for developing your staff

CHICAGO — Continuous professional development is a crucial component of a successful and satisfying career. “Practical Tips for Developing Your Staff,” published by Facet Publishing and...

Jan 24: 2017 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

ATLANTA–The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award was announced today during the...

Jan 24: 2017 Over the Rainbow List Released – 46 quality GLBT fiction and non-fiction titles

ATLANTA – The 2017 Over the Rainbow Project book list, sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), was announced at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta.

The bibliography features quality fiction and...

Jan 24: 2017 Amelia Bloomer List highlights feminist books for young readers

ATLANTA – The Amelia Bloomer Project, a product of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s (SRRT) Feminist Taskforce, announced the 2017 Amelia Bloomer List at ALA’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, held Jan. 20- 24, 2017.

The bibliography consists of well written and...

Jan 24: 2017 Stonewall Book Awards Announced

ATLANTA - The 2017 Stonewall Book Awards were announced Monday, January 23 by the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table (GLBTRT) of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, held Jan. 20-24 in Atlanta.

The Stonewall Book Awards are...

Jan 24: Twenty-eight public librarians chosen to attend PLA Leadership Academy

CHICAGO – Following the review of 130 applications, members of the Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Development Committee chose 28 exceptional PLA Leadership Fellows to attend the upcoming PLA Leadership Academy:...

Jan 23: Thousands consider libraries’ immediate and future needs at 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits

ATLANTA — The thousands of librarians, library workers and supporters at the 2017 American Library Association Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits, held Jan. 20-24 in Atlanta, delved into the future of libraries, while also bringing a heightened sense of...

Jan 23: 'March: Book Three' wins 2017 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

ATLANTA– “March: Book Three” created by John Lewis Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell, published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, has been named the 2017 winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, the first national award that honors the best...

Jan 23: Naomi Shihab Nye to deliver 2018 Arbuthnot Honor Lecture

ATLANTA – Writer and Poet Naomi Shihab Nye will deliver the 2018 May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held...

Jan 23: 'Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor' and 'If I Was Your Girl' win 2017 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

ATLANTA– “Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Hammer of Thor” by Rick Riordan, published by Disney Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Book Group and “If I Was Your Girl” by Meredith Russo and published by Flatiron Books, are the 2017 recipients of the Stonewall Book Awards – Mike Morgan &...

Jan 23: Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Javaka Steptoe win 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

ATLANTA – Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, co-authors of “March: Book Three,” and Javaka Steptoe, illustrator of “Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat,” are the winners of the 2017 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African-American authors and illustrators...

Jan 23: Kelly Barnhill, Javaka Steptoe win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

ATLANTA - Kelly Barnhill, author of “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” and Javaka Steptoe, illustrator of “Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat,” are the 2017 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature....

Jan 23: Kelly Barnhill, Javaka Steptoe win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

ATLANTA - Kelly Barnhill, author of “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” and Javaka Steptoe, illustrator of “Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat,” are the 2017 winners of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature....

Jan 23: Rudine Sims Bishop 2017 recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

ATLANTA– Dr. Rudine Sims Bishop, Professor Emerita at The Ohio State University, is the recipient of the 2017 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made today by the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting &...

Jan 23: Raúl González y Juana Medina ganan premios Pura Belpré

ATLANTA – Raúl González, ilustrador de Lowriders to the Center of the Earth y Juana Medina, autora de Juana & Lucas, fueron seleccionados como los ganadores del Premio de Ilustración y el Premio al Autor Pura Belpré 2017, que rinden homenaje a los escritores e ilustradores...

Jan 23: YALSA announces 2017 Alex Awards

ATLANTA – The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2017 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, were...

Jan 23: Nikki Grimes wins 2017 Wilder Award

ATLANTA – Nikki Grimes is the winner of the 2017 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her numerous works include “Talkin’ About...

Jan 23: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell win 2017 Sibert Medal

ATLANTA – John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell, authors and illustrator of “March: Book Three,” were named the winners of the 2017 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished informational book for children published in 2016. The award was announced today by the Association for Library...

Jan 23: 'March: Book Three' wins 2017 Printz Award

ATLANTA – “March: Book Three,” created by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell published by Top Shelf Productions, an imprint of IDW Publishing, has won the 2017 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) today...

Pages

Subscribe to Press Releases