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 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 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...

Sep 10: ALA President Patty Wong to host Connectivity Corner Instagram Live series on libraries, broadband access and digital equity

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Library Association (ALA) will host a bimonthly series of live conversations between ALA President Patty Wong and library practitioners who are keeping their communities connected with high-...

Sep 09: Reminder to register for ALA’s Inaugural Virtual Volunteer Fair on September 14, 2021 and to submit Volunteer Applications for Committees by September 30, 2021!

The American Library Association’s inaugural Virtual Volunteer Fair will be held on September 14, 2021, from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm CT.  Members should...

Sep 08: LIS Students: Apply for the 2022 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

Core and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the Core Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology, demonstrate potential leadership, and hold a strong commitment to library automation. The winner will...

Sep 08: Carnegie-Whitney Grant awards up to $5,000 for guides to library resources

The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded projects have...

Sep 07: Core Webinar: Motivate, Empower, and Engage Staff Through Coaching

CHICAGO—The future of work will require employees and organizations to be flexible, agile, adaptable, creative and innovative in order to keep up with the fast pace of change. More diversity in the workforce will mean more attention to culture, values and strengths, and organizations will need...

Sep 07: United for Libraries’ September 14 Learning Live session will highlight National Friends of Libraries Week, Oct. 17-23

EXTON, PA – United for Libraries’ monthly virtual series, Learning Live, will continue with “Celebrating National Friends of Libraries Week” on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. Eastern. The Learning Live...

Sep 07: September Online Learning with RUSA

CHICAGO- The American Library Association- Reference and User Services Division (RUSA), kicks off a new year of learning. We will be offering a combination of repeat and new courses/...