CHICAGO - April is School Library Month – and to commemorate the annual celebration, atyourlibrary.org, the public website for the American Library Association’s public awareness campaign, the Campaign for America’s Libraries, presents five authors sharing their love of school libraries.
CHICAGO – For the seventh year in a row, the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) will celebrate South African Library Week (March 16-23), using the @ your library brand. This year’s theme will be Educate Yourself @ your library.
CHICAGO — The ALA's Campaign for America's Libraries is soliciting stories telling how libraries of all types are promoting National Library Week with the theme Communities matter @ your library. Ideas will be shared on the National Library Week tools page.
CHICAGO – The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) recently passed a resolution commending the United States delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for its recognition of libraries as critical providers of accessible content.
CHICAGO – The Council of the American Library Association (ALA) recently passed a resolution urging Congress to approve a national interest waiver, so the United States can again pay its dues to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and become a fully functioning UNESCO member.
CHICAGO — Recently Edwin Mellen Press filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against McMaster University Associate Librarian Dale Askey. The suit alleges that Askey committed libel while criticizing Edwin Mellen Press on a personal blog while a librarian at Kansas State University. Edwin Mellen Press is seeking a total of $4.5 million dollars in damages to compensate for injury to its reputation.
American Library Association President Maureen Sullivan released the following statement regarding the lawsuit:
SEATTLE - Librarians and library supporters gathered in Seattle from Jan. 25-29 to discuss ways that libraries can engage and transform their communities, as well as keep current on the issues facing public, school, academic and special libraries. Those topics included ebook lending, increasing technological change and the rapid growth of social media.
They also came to celebrate the best of the best in children’s and youth literature with the unveiling of the 2013 Youth Media Awards.