Press Releases

Feb 25: United for Libraries to host National Library Legislative Day webinar for members

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries is hosting a live webinar for members, “National Library Legislative Day: How Friends, Trustees, and Foundations Can Get Involved,” on Wednesday, March 11 at 2 p.m. Eastern Time.

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Feb 25: ALSC names 2020 Notable Children's Books

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its 2020 list of Notable Children’s Books. The list of titles, published in the previous year, includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picturebooks of special...

Feb 25: Ideas for smart spaces and creative places

CHICAGO — Make your library building become a more exciting, interesting, experiential space where people are engaged and want to spend time with Elisabeth Doucett’s new book “100+ Ideas to Inspire Smart Spaces and Creative Places,”...

Feb 25: Angela Leeper awarded YALSA’s 2020 National Library Legislative Day Travel Stipend

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has awarded Angela Leeper, Director of the Curriculum Materials Center at the University of Richmond in Virginia, its National Library Legislative Day...

Feb 25: Phyllis Magady chosen as recipient of YALSA’s 2020 Baker & Taylor Conference Travel Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Phyllis Magady, Teen Coordinator at the Muskogee (Oklahoma) Public Library, as the recipient of its 2020 Baker & Taylor Conference Travel Grant...

Feb 25: Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Receives 2020 ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way" Grant

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library is the recipient of the 2020 ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant. As the winner of the grant,...

Feb 24: COA announces accreditation decisions made at 2020 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — The Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Library Association (ALA) announces accreditation actions taken at the 2020 ALA Midwinter Meeting.

Continued Accreditation status was granted to the following programs (listed in...

Feb 21: Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries leaders receive 2020 Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial award

CHICAGO — Beth Denker, George Machovec, and Rose Nelson of the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries have been named the 2020 recipients of the Hugh C. Atkinson Memorial Award. Denker is the e-resource licensing and administrative manager, Machovec is the executive director, and Nelson is the...

Feb 21: Kenneth D. Crews’s authoritative copyright resource gets an update

CHICAGO — Copyright law never sleeps, making it imperative to keep abreast of the latest developments. Declared “an exemplary text that seals the standards for such books” (Managing Information), the newly revised and updated fourth edition of “...

Feb 21: YALSA seeks applicants for new Advocacy Board position

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) seeks an individual to fill a new advocacy board position for a one-year term starting July 2020.

"By including...

Feb 21: YALSA’s 2020 Great Books Giveaway provides more than $20,000 in materials to Arizona library

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has named Maricopa (Arizona) Public Library as the recipient of its annual Great Books Giveaway. The library will receive more than $20,000 worth in books,...

Feb 21: Kristine Kreidler awarded 2020 YALSA Collection Development Grant

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Kristine Kreidler, Director at the Lantana (Florida) Public Library, as the winner of its 2020 Baker & Taylor Collection Development Grant.

“As the...

Feb 20: ALA opposes proposed Tennessee law that threatens state’s freedom to read

CHICAGO - Today the American Library Association (ALA) released the following statement regarding Tennessee HB 2721, which would require a parental oversight board to replace policies and library experts in the development of library collections and services.  Libraries that fail to comply with...

Feb 20: New from ACRL - “Learning Beyond the Classroom”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Learning Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Students in Information...

Feb 20: ALA Calls for 2020 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award Nominations

The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the nomination period opened for the L. Ray Patterson Award. Established in 2002, the honor recognizes individuals or groups who “embody the spirit of the U.S. Copyright law as voiced by the framers of our Constitution: ‘to advance the...

Feb 19: New Webinar Series-Data in Libraries

The Reference and User Services Division (RUSA) is offering the Data in Libraries Webinar series once again with an added presentation on APIs. Beginning on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, this four part series will cover: 

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Feb 19: Update from the Deaf Culture Forum at ALA Midwinter

Deaf and hard of hearing adults and children are part of our communities. How are libraries welcoming and including them? This...

Feb 19: ALSC and ACM accepting applications for Forum on Service to Immigrants/Refugees

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and the Association of Children’s Museums (ACM) are accepting applications to participate in the Welcoming Spaces National Forum on June 25, 2020 in Chicago, IL, as part of a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum...

Feb 18: ALA receives two grants to help libraries in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has been awarded two $15,000 technology improvement grants by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Southeastern/Atlantic region to provide computers and other technology to enhance access to health resources in libraries in Puerto Rico...

Feb 18: Joint Working Group on eBooks and Digital Content in Libraries Addresses Library Concerns

The American Library Association established a Joint Working Group on eBooks and Digital Content in Libraries following a...

Feb 14: LLAMA webinars help new supervisors hit the ground running

LLAMA webinars help new supervisors hit the ground running

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Feb 14: Mary Ellen K. Davis announces retirement as ACRL executive director

CHICAGO – Today Mary Ellen K. Davis, executive director of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced her retirement effective April 24, 2020. 

Since 2001, Davis has led the division and inspired...

Feb 14: Boards of ALCTS, LITA and LLAMA put Core on March 2020 ballot

CHICAGO—The Boards of the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS), Library Information Technology Association (LITA) and the Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA) have all voted unanimously to send to members their recommendation that the divisions...

Feb 14: Magda El-Sherbini receives 2020 Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO—The Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) is pleased to name Magda El-Sherbini, Professor/Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian at The Ohio State University, as the 2020 recipient of the Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award. This award honors the...

Feb 14: Alex Valencia, Lynn Whittenberger and Meredith Wynn receive ProQuest Award for Innovation

CHICAGO—The Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Collection Management Section (CMS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 ProQuest Award for Innovation. Alex Valencia, Lynn Whittenberger...

Feb 14: Maria Savova, Jason S. Price awarded 2020 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award

CHICAGO—Maria Savova, director of Collections and Technical Services at The Claremont Colleges Library, and Jason S. Price, Ph.D., director of Licensing Services, SCELC Library Consortium, have been awarded the 2020 Edward Swanson Memorial Best of LRTS Award for their article “...

Feb 14: Julie Renee Moore selected for Margaret Mann Citation

CHICAGO— Julie Renee Moore, Special Collections Catalog Librarian at California State University, Fresno has been selected as the recipient of the 2020 Margaret Mann Citation. The award will be presented on Saturday, June 27 during the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services...

Feb 14: Rachel Ivy Clarke, Sayward Schoonmaker receive ALCTS Outstanding Publication Award

CHICAGO—Rachel Ivy Clarke and Sayward Schoonmaker are the recipients of the 2020 Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) Outstanding Publication Award for their article “...

Feb 14: ALA responds to financial situation

CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA) President Wanda K. Brown and the ALA Executive Board released the following statement in response to financial shortfalls in the current fiscal year operating budget that were first brought to light at the Association’s recent Midwinter Meeting....

Feb 14: Homewood Public Library Awarded 2020 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2020 ALSC/Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Program Grant to Homewood Public Library in Homewood, Alabama.

This grant is designed to encourage outstanding summer reading programs by providing financial assistance ...