Press Releases

Mar 13: Samantha Peter chosen as the 2024 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Samantha Peter, Chair of Research & Instruction and Instructional Design Librarian at the University of Wyoming Libraries, as the 2024 recipient of the LIRT...

Mar 13: University of North Carolina Wilmington chosen as the 2024 recipient of the LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award

CHICAGO – The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is please to announce the Randall Library at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is the recipient of the 2024 Innovation in Instruction Award.

The competitive LIRT...

Mar 13: Columbus, Ohio, hosts national showcase for public library innovation

Conference to bring more than 6,200 library leaders for programs ranging from artificial intelligence to addressing learning loss to boosting accessibility for all

CHICAGO — Our nation's public libraries...

Mar 13: Rosetta G. Le receives AASL Distinguished School Administrator Award

CHICAGO – Rosetta G. Le, Principal at Suncrest Elementary School, is the recipient of the 2024 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Distinguished School Administrator Award. Sponsored by ProQuest, part of Clarivate, the $2,000 award recognizes and honors a school administrator who...

Mar 13: More Sessions Confirmed for the “Best of Core Forum” Webinar Collection for 2023 Event

CHICAGO — Core is pleased to announce an updated list of selections for the second “Best of Core Forum” webinar collection. These webinars are based on programs presented at the 2023 Core Forum. The presenters are adapting the program content into live webinars to extend the reach of their...

Mar 13: ALSC Seeks Proposals for Practitioner Education Guide for Library Workers Supporting Emerging Readers

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) invites proposals from qualified researchers to develop a practitioner education guide for library workers. This guide will translate evidence-based research on skills needed for school-age children to become fluent readers into...

Mar 12: American Library Association 2024 Election Opens

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) election polls opened on Monday, March 11, 2024.  ALA members are encouraged to cast a digital ballot to vote for association-wide leadership that will shape the future and...

Mar 12: Business reference experts select annual list of Best of the Best Business Reference Websites

CHICAGO—The annual Best of the Best Business Reference Websites list was announced today by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) Education Committee....

Mar 12: Michelle Demeter Appointed College & Research Libraries Editor

ACRL announces the appointment of Michelle Demeter, head of instruction and undergraduate services at New York University, to the post of editor for College & Research Libraries (C&RL). Demeter will serve as editor-designate for the...

Mar 12: Introduction to Documentation Studies

CHICAGO — What do a composer, a writer, a painter, a historian, a political activist, and a social agency office have in common? They all create documents to communicate and inform the world, making documentation a necessity for any human interaction in society. Published by Facet Publishing and...

Mar 11: Submissions Now Open for the 2024 John Cotton Dana Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2024 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious...

Mar 11: ALA Executive Board decision on LibLearnX  

CHICAGO - After careful evaluation and analysis of financial and other critical factors, the American Library Association Executive Board has decided that LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience will not be held in 2026...

Mar 08: ALA Women’s Groups to Host Bridging the Gap: In Support of Women in Librarianship – A Conversation with ALA Presidents, March 25

In celebration of Women’s History Month (observed every March), the ALA Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship (COSWL), the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Women & Gender Studies Section (ACRL - WGSS), and the Social Responsibilities Round Table’s Feminist Task...

Mar 07: 50 public and academic libraries selected to host extended traveling exhibition from ALA and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

CHICAGO — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced 50 libraries that will host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling...

Mar 06: ACRL 2025 Call for Proposals Now Available

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) invites proposals for the ACRL 2025 Conference to be held April 2-5, 2025, in Minneapolis and online. ACRL 2025 will be a platform for us to...

Mar 06: ALA announces applications for second year of the Building Library Capacity Grants

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announces the opening of the second year of the  ALA Building Library Capacity Grants that will provide grants to libraries serving incarcerated persons or assisting those...

Mar 05: How-To Stage, Career Center, and more special activities at PLA 2024 Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) 2024 Conference, taking place April 3–5, 2024, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio will feature a wide variety of special activities, from the How-To Stage to the Career Center, intellectual...

Mar 04: ALA-SLI National Climate Action Strategy Working Group will hold open forum March 14

CHICAGO — The National Climate Action Strategy Working Group, a joint project of the Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) and the American Library Association (ALA), is planning an open forum to introduce a draft Climate Action Strategy for Libraries to ALA members and to solicit feedback from...

Mar 04: New 'Field Guides' column from policy experts to explore key library issues

WASHINGTON — The American Library Association (ALA) announced today a new column in American Libraries magazine, “Field Guides.” Featuring experts in policy areas ranging from artificial...

Mar 01: Library services and healthcare knowledge in the UK

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, “Introduction to Healthcare Knowledge and Library Services” explores the range of roles in this important area of practice, from "traditional" librarian roles to those that...

Mar 01: AASL Opens Call For 2025 AASL National Conference Committee Members

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks enthusiastic and profession-focused school librarians to serve on the 2025 AASL National Conference Committee. The conference, taking place October 16-18...

Mar 01: AASL Opens Call For Knowledge Quest and School Library Research Editorial Board Members

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks a dynamic group of school library professionals to serve on the Knowledge Quest (KQ) and School Library Research (SLR) Editorial Boards. These publications move the profession...

Feb 29: Nominations Open for 2024 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the 2024 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer. The Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture is held annually during the ALA Annual...

Feb 29: Ann Sparanese is the 2024 recipient of SRRT’s Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice and Equality

The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association has named Ann Sparanese as the 2024 winner of the Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice and Equality. 

The $4000 award is funded by an SRRT/ALA endowment and Library Juice Academy, and...

Feb 29: March 2024 Online Learning with RUSA

CHICAGO — The American Library Association- Reference and User Services Division (RUSA), offers an outstanding combination of repeat and new courses/webinars. Check out our list of upcoming programming below:

How to...

Feb 28: Core Interest Group Week Features 30 Free Sessions from March 4-8

CHICAGO–From March 4-8, Core will host its fourth annual Interest Group Week, this year expanded to 30 free sessions over 5 days. This dynamic virtual gathering brings together library professionals, thought leaders, and enthusiasts for professional development, discussions, and networking...