Special Reports

ALA Treasurer Mario M. Gonzalez reports on Fiscal Year 2014 year end budget results

The following statement was issued by ALA Treasurer Mario M. Gonzalez.

Dear colleagues:

I wanted to update you on the year end results for Fiscal Year 2014 as reviewed by the Budget Analysis Review Committee (BARC), Finance and Audit Committee and the Executive Board meetings in October 2014.

New research finds Every Child Ready to Read curriculum leads to successful family engagement through libraries

CHICAGO – Libraries are taking a proactive approach toward engaging parents and caregivers in supporting the early literacy development of their children, and the Every Child Ready to Read® @ your library® (ECRR) Program is an excellent tool to ensure libraries’ success. These were two of the key findings of a study released this month by Dr. Susan B. Neuman, a professor of childhood education and literacy development at New York University.

ACRL releases 'Academic Library Impact,' an Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the release of “Academic Library Impact: Improving Practice and Essential Areas to Research.” Developed for ACRL by OCLC Research, this valuable resource investigates how libraries can increase student learning and success and effectively communicate their value to higher education stakeholders.

PLA joins Legacy Partners for unveiling of DA2I report

Libraries play critical role in expanding worldwide access to information, report says

FAFLRT/ASCLA Merger Voted to Move Forward

CHICAGO - The Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) voted to proceed with merging with the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) division of ALA in the spring 2017 election.

Adam Szczepaniak, Jr. elected ASCLA President 2018-2019

CHICAGO - Adam Szczepaniak, Jr., Deputy State Librarian & Director at New Jersey State Library - Talking Book & Braille Center elected President for 2018-19 for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) division of the American Library Association (ALA).

Over his 20 years as an ALA member, Szczepaniak has been involved with ASCLA's Accessibility Assembly, Nominating Committee and Planning and Budget Committee among other involvement. 

Ann K. G. Brown named RUSA's President for 2018-19

CHICAGO - Ann K. G. Brown, Instruction, Ourtreach and Reference Librarian at George Washington University, GW Libriraries in Washington D.C. named President-Elect for the Reference and User Services (RUSA) division of the American Library Association (ALA). 

PLA releases 2016: PLA's Year in Review

CHICAGO – The Public Library Association (PLA) today released 2016: PLA’s Year in Review, a new report highlighting the association’s work in 2016.

PLA President Felton Thomas Jr. releases statement on public libraries and inclusiveness

CHICAGO – Public Library Association (PLA) President Felton Thomas Jr. released the following statement in response to the divisive election season and the post-election challenges our communities face. This message is in support of the statement released earlier today by the American Library Association.