Public Library Association

ALA, Grow with Google kick off economic opportunity initiative in public libraries nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the American Library Association (ALA) and Google launched a national tour of libraries as part of the Grow with Google initiative. The Grow with Google tour will consist of free, one-day events hosted at local libraries in cities and towns across the country, where Grow with Google experts will deliver in-person workshops for job seekers, small businesses, and library staff. 

ALA announces 2019 Policy Corps members

The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the names of 10 library and information professionals selected to participate in the 2019 ALA Policy Corps, which aims to develop a cadre of experts with deep and sustained knowledge of national public policies in areas key to ALA’s strategic goals.

ALA’s Libraries Ready to Code awards 10 "Promising Practice" libraries for broadening participation and diversity in CS Ed programs

Today the American Library Association’s (ALA) Libraries Ready to Code initiative, sponsored by Google, announced 10 libraries to receive a “Promising Practice” award for programs they designed for Computer Science Education (CS Ed) Week in December 2018.

PLA develops early childhood literacy activity calendars

CHICAGO -- The Public Library Association (PLA) has developed a new product designed to boost early childhood literacy programming in libraries, schools and daycare centers.

Candidates announced for 2019 Public Library Association board election

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) Nominating Committee has unveiled the slate of candidates for the Association’s 2019 Election. This year six nominees will stand for three positions on the PLA Board of Directors: president and two directors-at-large. The candidate elected in each race will serve a three-year term from June 2019 through June 2022.

Spring 2019 PLA Leadership Academy participants announced

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) Leadership Development Committee has selected 28 exceptional librarians to participate in the Spring 2019 PLA Leadership Academy, which will be held Mar. 25–29 in Chicago, Ill.

PLA to offer regional symposia on equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice in libraries

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) has released the schedule for its highly anticipated symposium on equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice (EDISJ). The symposium Social Justice and Public Libraries: Equity Starts with Us will be offered three times in 2019, in Denver, Colo., Charleston, S.C. and Chicago, Ill.

The dates and locations are as follows:

Feb. 25-26, 2019
Denver Public Library
10 W. Fourteenth Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, Colo. 80204