American Library Association

ALSC announces inaugural Notable Children’s Digital Media list

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the Notable Children's Digital Media committee, formerly the Great Websites committee, is excited to announce its inaugural list of great digital media for children.

LLAMA Webinar: Sustain Your Library Through Relationship Building and Community Engagement

A question on every library leader’s mind these days is how do I keep my library relevant?  One of the most important ways is by establishing and nurturing community relationships that can advance your strategic initiatives.  But how do you determine which relationships are the most valuable? The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Building Strategic Relationships to Sustain Community Engagement,”on Wednesday, May 2, at 1:30-3:00 pm Central Time.

Libraries champion nation’s diversity through Día, April 30

CHICAGO – Demographic trends indicate the United States will become a majority minority country in the near future. To help guide local communities during this time of rapid social change, libraries and librarians are developing programs, services and collections that are as diverse as the populations they serve.

New Issue of the ‘Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy’ Now Available Online

CHICAGO — The new issue of the Journal of Intellectual Freedom and Privacy (JIFP), Vol. 2, No.3-4, is now live and available to subscribers online. Subscribers can view it on the JIFP homepage or on its contents page.

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Author, Robert Fieseler is Auditorium Speaker at 2018 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans

Robert W. Fieseler is a journalist and essayist who graduated co-valedictorian from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and received the Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship and the Lynton Fellowship in Book Writing.  When the editor-in-chief of Liveright Publishing approached Fieseler to write a book about the 1973 arson of a gay nightclub, Fieseler enthusiastically welcomed the challenge despite thus far only writing short pieces. “I always had a dream to write a book that mattered, that dealt with civil rights, gay rights, and human rights.

Sue Halpern slated as featured speaker at Andrew Carnegie Medals ceremony

CHICAGO—Sue Halpern, who has written about  butterflies and therapy dogs, as well as solitude and neuroscience, in both her warm and witty creative nonfiction and her incisive novels, is confirmed as the featured speaker for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Ceremony and Reception, which will take place on June 23, 2018, at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans.

Alabama, Florida, Missouri libraries win 2018 Bookapalooza Program

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has awarded the 2018 Bookapalooza Program to three libraries: Chilton/Clanton Public Library, Clanton, Alabama; Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, Florida; and Daviess Coun

New Carrollton Library receives 2018 Light the Way Grant

CHICAGO -- The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that New Carrollton Library is the recipient of the 2017-2018 ALSC/Candlewick Press "Light the Way: Outreach to the Underserved" Grant. As the winner of the grant, the library will receive $3,000 for their “Literacy & Library Skills for Refugee Families” program.   

Jose Antonio Vargas Selected as ALA President's Program Speaker at 2018 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Chicago - ALA President, Jim Neal welcomes Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist, filmmaker, and CEO of Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization that uses the power of story to transcend politics and shift the conversation about immigrants, identity, and citizenship in a changing America.

ALA and AASL release joint statement on Florida Senate Bill 7026

CHICAGO – American Library Association (ALA) President Jim Neal and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Steven Yates released the following joint statement in response to legislation that will allow for the arming of school librarians in Florida schools. Senate Bill 7026 would permit librarians, counselors, and coaches to carry firearms in Florida Public Schools.