Public Awareness Office

Broad Public, Library and Educational Sector Support of Hayden Nomination

More than 140 national nonprofit and library groups, schools, and academic libraries urge Dr. Carla Hayden’s rapid confirmation as Librarian of Congress

ALA to launch Book Club Central with Sarah Jessica Parker

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is creating Book Club Central, a new online platform of reading resources, including recommendations, expert book lists and other content for book clubs and their readers. Award-winning television and film actor, producer, designer, library supporter and avid reader Sarah Jessica Parker is partnering with the ALA to serve as the Honorary Chair of Book Club Central.

Share your library’s story at Midwinter

CHICAGO — How does your library transform? You can tell your story on video during the 2017 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Atlanta, held Jan. 20-24. The ALA’s Public Awareness Office will be conducting short interviews with librarians to reveal how their libraries transform. A video interview room, located just off the main lobby by registration, near the International Lounge, will be available from 9-11 a.m. on Friday and 4-5 p.m. on Saturday. The videos will appear on the ALA’s YouTube channel.

Thousands to view ALA Youth Media Awards results live

(CHICAGO) The American Library Association (ALA) will reveal the next classics in children’s and young adult literature and media during its Youth Media Awards at 8 a.m. ET, Jan. 23, 20l7, from Atlanta, Georgia.   Libraries, schools and book lovers from around the globe will follow the action live through ALA social media channels and live webcast at http://ala.unikron.com/2017 .  

#ShareTheStory: 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO—Ahead of the announcements of the winners of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, the American Library Association is launching its #ShareTheStory campaign highlighting the six 2017 shortlist titles and how they remind us of the power of stories.

ALA president responds to member concerns on new administration

Dear Members:

I would like to thank all who have shared their perspectives, questions and opinions. The American Library Association (ALA) has heard your concerns regarding how we should approach the incoming administration. To address these concerns, we have rescinded the “ALA offers expertise, resources to incoming administration and Congress” press release posted to ALA.org on Nov. 15.

Houston librarian chosen for national public service honor

Roosevelt Weeks, Sr. recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Roosevelt Weeks, Sr., deputy director / chief of staff at the Houston Public Library, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Weeks is being recognized for his exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. He is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Conway, Arkansas librarian chosen for national public service honor

Jamille Rogers recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Jamille Rogers, media specialist at Marguerite Vann Elementary School, in Conway, Arkansas, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Rogers is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

Colorado Springs librarian chosen for national public service honor

Tabatha Farney recipient of the prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

NEW YORK – Today Tabatha “Tabby” Farney, director of web services and emerging technologies at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, was named a winner of the I Love My Librarian Award. Farney is being recognized for her exceptional contributions to the community and ongoing commitment to transforming lives through education and lifelong learning. She is one of only 10 librarians in the country this year to receive this national honor.

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