Press Releases

Sep 15: American Library Association announces LibLearnX will be virtual

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Executive Board announced today that LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience scheduled for January 21-24, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas, will take place virtually.

“Given the...

Sep 28: Quick copyright guidance for common situations

CHICAGO — Faculty, students, and colleagues come to you with copyright questions, both simple and complex. And they all want reliable answers—as fast as you can get them. With “Compact Copyright: Quick Answers to Common Questions,”...

Sep 28: AASL commends fourteen programs, events, and products across the country

CHICAGO — Acting upon recommendations made by its chapters, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended fourteen outstanding programs, events, and products for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession...

Sep 27: PLA releases 'Strategic Planning for Public Libraries' publication

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has released a new book, "Strategic Planning for Public Libraries," addressing the key areas of strategic planning that public library professionals care about most. This instructional publication provides a framework that libraries of all sizes can...

Sep 27: United for Libraries’ Oct. 12 Learning Live session will focus on end-of-year giving campaigns

EXTON, Pa. – United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Making the Ask for End-of-Year Giving” Tues., Oct. 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern. The Learning Live program is presented free to...

Sep 27: Centering the lived experience of generational poverty

CHICAGO — Drawing from her own lived experience, in “Profiles in Resilience: Books for Children and Teens That Center the Lived Experience of Generational Poverty,” published by ALA Editions, author Christina H. Dorr shines a light on some of the...

Sep 24: Ellen R. Avis Selected as the First Julia J. Brody Public Librarian Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Ellen R. Avis of Williams, Oregon as the first recipient of the Julia J. Brody Public Librarian Scholarship. The $4000 scholarship is awarded to individuals planning to specialize in the field of public librarianship.

 

Avis...

Sep 23: Mary C. E. Franks Selected as the 2021 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Mary C. E. Franks of Liberty, Maine as the 2021 Century Scholarship recipient.

 

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-accredited library program...

Sep 23: Monet R. Hardison Selected as the 2021 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Monet R. Hardison of Hampstead, North Carolina as the 2021 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University professor, who...

Sep 22: Hallie Rich Appointed ALA Policy Fellow

The American Library Association (ALA) has appointed Hallie Rich as a Policy Fellow in ALA’s Office of Public Policy and Advocacy to work on data strategy and access on the library digital book issue.  

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Sep 21: Deadline Approaching Soon for Lois Ann Gregory-Wood Fellows Program

The American Library Association announces a call for applications for the Lois Ann Gregory-Wood (LAGW) Fellows Program.  Visit the LAGW Fellows page for more information about the application process...

Sep 21: Spratford’s new guide to horror fiction

CHICAGO — Like the zombies, ghouls, and vampires which inhabit many of its books, the popularity of horror fiction is unstoppable. Even if you don’t happen to be a fan yourself, you won’t be “scared” to advise readers on finding their next great fright thanks to the astute guidance provided by...

Sep 21: United for Libraries to coordinate 16th Annual National Friends of Libraries Week; award applications open

EXTON, Pa. — Friends of the Library groups and libraries across the country will be celebrating the 16th annual National Friends of Libraries Week Oct. 17-23, 2021.

National Friends of Libraries Week offers a two-fold...

Sep 21: Patricia Concepcion Selected as the 2021 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Patricia Concepcion of Louisville, Kentucky as the 2021 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

 

The scholarship was named for a long-time ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office for more than 20...

Sep 21: Teach for RUSA

CHICAGO- RUSA invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to be added to RUSA’s outstanding online learning offerings. We particularly encourage submissions that address innovative services and trends, emerging technologies,...

Sep 21: Celebrate Banned Books Week 2021 with Resources, Events

During Banned Books Week (Sept. 26 – Oct. 2, 2021), libraries, their users and readers everywhere are invited to celebrate and exercise their freedom to read with resources and events from the American Library Association (ALA).

Banned Books Week is an annual...

Sep 20: Bria V. Harris Selected as the 2021 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Bria V. Harris of Matthews, North Carolina as the 2021 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

 

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000 scholarship is awarded...

Sep 20: Meaghan E. Davidson Selected as the 2021 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Meaghan E. Davidson of McDonough, Georgia as the recipient of the 2021 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support...

Sep 20: Latest Sudden Selector's Guide demystifies the field of mathematics for selectors

CHICAGO—Core Publishing has released the digital version of the tenth guide in the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the "Sudden Selector’s Guide to Mathematics...

Sep 20: New Sudden Selector’s Guide delves into resources for selectors of political science materials

CHICAGO—Core Publishing has released the digital version of the latest guide in the Sudden Selector’s Guide series, the "Sudden Selector’s Guide to Political Science Resources." Offering essential resources in the diverse field of political...

Sep 16: Tiffany H. Ly Selected as 2021 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Tiffany H. Ly of Minneapolis, Minnesota as the 2021 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s degree in library and...

Sep 16: Mia I. Glionna Selected as the 2021 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association and SAGE announced Mia I. Glionna of Altadena, California as the recipient of the 2021 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media. 

Glionna says that she “hopes to explore the future of archival studies and digital archives.” She is interested in...

Sep 16: ALA Calls for 2022 L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award Nominations

The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the nomination period opened for the 2022 L. Ray Patterson Award. Established in 2002, the honor recognizes individuals or groups who “embody the spirit of the U.S. Copyright law as voiced by the framers of our Constitution: ‘to advance the...

Sep 16: Melissa Grasso Selected as the 2021 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has chosen Melissa Grasso of Brookline, Massachusetts as the 2021 Tom and Roberta Drewes Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 scholarship is awarded to a library support staff worker who is pursuing a master’s degree in library and information science...

Sep 15: Core Webinar: Zotero: Teaching and Supporting in Libraries

CHICAGO—Zotero is a free, open-source program for saving and sharing citations and creating bibliographies. It’s easy enough for undergrads to learn quickly, but powerful enough for faculty research needs. Designed for academic librarians and others who are likely to advise on creating...

Sep 14: SRRT establishes the Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice & Equality

CHICAGO — The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association has established the Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice & Equality. Herb Biblo was a long-time member and supporter of SRRT from the early days of...

Sep 14: An updated history of ALA policy on intellectual freedom

CHICAGO — Collecting several key documents, “A History of ALA Policy on Intellectual Freedom” is a supplement to the tenth edition of “Intellectual Freedom Manual,“ published by ALA Editions in collaboration with...

Sep 14: Applications Open for 2022 AASL Awards

CHICAGO – Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2022 awards are now available. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession as part of this...