Press Releases

Feb 08: PLA seeks member volunteers for the 2023-2024 service term

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is seeking member volunteers for the 2023—2024 service term. Volunteering for a committee or advisory group is one pathway for members to expand their professional development and make an impact in the public library field. Member volunteers help...

Feb 03: Games and Gaming Round Table accepting applications for 2023 'Game On!' Grant

CHICAGO — The Games and Gaming Round Table of the American Library Association is proud to sponsor its annual grant program to enable libraries to develop gaming programs or collections for their patrons. Through the “Game On!” grants, $500.00 will be available to be awarded to assist a library...

Feb 01: ACRL releases “Undergraduate Research & the Academic Librarian, Volume 2”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Undergraduate Research & the Academic Librarian: Case Studies...

Feb 01: School librarians invited to apply for $5,000 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

CHICAGO — School librarians are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through eighth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced.

Nominations for the...

Jan 31: Showcase Your Best Marketing Pieces by Applying for the Core PR Xchange Awards

Applications are open for the 2023 PR Xchange Awards! This competition recognizes the very best public relations materials produced by libraries in the past year. Entries are evaluated on content,...

Jan 30: American Library Association announces 2023 Youth Media Award winners

NEW ORLEANS — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience held January 27-30,...

Jan 30: Amina Luqman-Dawson, Doug Salati win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

NEW ORLEANS — Amina Luqman-Dawson, author of  “Freewater,” and Doug Salati, illustrator of “Hot Dog,” are the 2023 recipients of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Amina Luqman-Dawson and Doug Salati were among the award...

Jan 30: James E. Ransome wins 2023 Children’s Literature Legacy Award

NEW ORLEANS – James E. Ransome, illustrator and author is the winner of the 2023 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator, published in the United States, whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. His numerous works...

Jan 30: 2023 Batchelder Award honors HarperCollins for 'Just a Girl: A True Story of World War II'

NEW ORLEANS — HarperCollins is the winner of the 2023 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for “Just a Girl: A True Story of World War II.” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA’s...

Jan 30: Michael Emberly wins 2023 Geisel Award for 'I Did It!'

NEW ORLEANS — Author Michael Emberley is the 2023 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “I Did It!,” published by Holiday House. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA...

Jan 30: Elizabeth Partridge, Lauren Tamaki win 2023 Sibert Medal

NEW ORLEANS — Elizabeth Partridge and Lauren Tamaki, creators of "Seen and Unseen: What Dorothea Lange, Toyo Miyatake, and Ansel Adams’s Photographs Reveal About the Japanese American Incarceration” were named the winners of the 2023 Robert F. Sibert Medal for the most distinguished...

Jan 30: Announcing the 2023 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists

Core presents the 2023 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists. The lists are composed of notable children’s and young adult science fiction published between November 2021 and October 2022 and organized into three age-appropriate categories. The annotated lists...

Jan 30: Rita Williams-Garcia to deliver 2024 Children’s Literature Lecture

NEW ORLEANS — Author Rita Williams-Garcia will deliver the 2024 Children’s Literature Lecture. The announcement was made today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), during LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience held...

Jan 30: Adriana M. García, Claribel A. Ortega y Vincent Tirado ganan premios Pura Belpré

NUEVA ORLEANS — Adriana M. García, ilustradora de “Where Wonder Grows”; Claribel A. Ortega, autora de “Frizzy”; y Vincent Tirado, autore de “Burn Down, Rise Up” fueron seleccionados como ganadores de la edición 2023 de los Premios Pura Belpré al artista de ilustración; al autor de libros para...

Jan 30: Adriana M. Garcia, Claribel A. Ortega, Vincent Tirado win Pura Belpré Awards

NEW ORLEANS – Adriana M. Garcia, illustrator of “Where Wonder Grows,” Claribel A. Ortega, author of “Frizzy”, and Vincent Tirado, author of “Burn Down, Rise Up” are the 2023 recipients of the Pura Belpré Youth Illustrator Award, Children's Author Award, and Young Adult Author Award, honoring...

Jan 30: 2023 Odyssey Awards for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children and Young Adults announced

NEW ORLEANS — Taryn Beato for Simon & Schuster Audio, producer of the audiobook “Stuntboy, in the Meantime,” has won the 2023 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children. Melissa Ellard for Weston Woods Studios and Scholastic Audio, producer of the audiobook “The Honeys...

Jan 30: 'All My Rage' wins 2023 Printz Award

NEW ORLEANS — “All My Rage” written by Sabaa Tahir and published by Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, a division of Penguin Random House, has won the 2023 Michael L. Printz Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature. The award was announced today by the Young Adult Library...

Jan 30: 'Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice' wins 2023 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award

NEW ORLEANS — “Victory. Stand!: Raising My Fist for Justice,” written by Tommie Smith and Derrick Barnes and illustrated by Dawud Anyabwile, has been named the 2023 winner of the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award—the first national award that honors the best nonfiction books...

Jan 30: 'The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen' wins 2023 William C. Morris Award

NEW ORLEANS — “The Life and Crimes of Hoodie Rosen,” written by Isaac Blum, has been named the 2023 winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, which honors a book published by a first-time author. The book is published by Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, a division of...

Jan 30: Jason Reynolds Wins 2023 Edwards Award for 'When I was the Greatest,' 'The Boy in the Black Suit,' 'All American Boys,' 'Ghost” and “Long Way Down'

NEW ORLEANS — Jason Reynolds is the recipient of the 2023 Margaret A. Edwards Award honoring his significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens for “When I was the Greatest,” “The Boy in the Black Suit,” “All American Boys,” “Ghost” and “Long Way Down.” The Young Adult Library...

Jan 30: YALSA announces 2023 Alex Awards

NEW ORLEANS — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected 10 adult books with special appeal to teen readers to receive the 2023 Alex Awards. The awards, sponsored by the Margaret A. Edwards Trust and Booklist, were...

Jan 30: Amina Luqman-Dawson, Frank Morrison win 2023 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

NEW ORLEANS — Amina Luqman-Dawson, author of “Freewater” and Frank Morrison, illustrator of “Standing in the Need of Prayer: A Modern Retelling of the Classic Spiritual” are the winners of the 2023 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outstanding...

Jan 30: Dr. Claudette McLinn is the 2023 Recipient of the Coretta Scott King -Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement

NEW ORLEANS – Dr. Claudette McLinn is the recipient of the 2023 Coretta Scott King -Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The award was announced today during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience held Jan. 27-30, in New Orleans. 

“Dr. McLinn, a distinguished...

Jan 30: 'Love, Violet' and 'When the Angels Left the Old Country' win 2023 Stonewall Children’s and Young Adult Literature Award

NEW ORLEANS — “Love, Violet,” by Charlotte Sullivan Wild and published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, and “When the Angels Left the Old Country,” by Sacha Lamb and published by Arthur A. Levine, an imprint of Levine Querido,...

Jan 30: 2023 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

NEW ORLEANS — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award winners were announced...

Jan 30: 2023 Sydney Taylor Book Award winners announced

NEW ORLEANS — The 2023 winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award, administered by the Association of Jewish Libraries, an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), were announced today during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, held January 27-30, in New Orleans....

Jan 30: Six libraries selected to host traveling exhibition on human evolution from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s (NMNH) Human Origins Program, is pleased to announce six public libraries selected to host the traveling exhibition Exploring Human Origins: Promoting a National...

Jan 30: YMA highlights 2023 Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature youth category winners

NEW ORLEANS — The Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA), an affiliate of the American Library Association (ALA), announced the 2023 winners of its Asian/Pacific American Awards for Literature youth categories today during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience held...

Jan 29: 'The Swimmers,' 'An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us' receive 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

NEW ORLEANS — The American Library Association (ALA) selects “The Swimmers,” by Julie Otsuka, published by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and "An Immense World: How...