Press Releases

Apr 12: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: White Supremacy in the Stacks" on May 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Library...

Apr 12: ALA-APA Salaries and Status of Library Workers Committee to Host Two Webinars

The ALA Allied Professional Association’s (ALA-APA) Salaries and Status of Library Workers (SSLW) committee invites you to join them for the following two sessions.

Empowering Library Workers: Navigating Unionization in Challenging Environments will be held ...

Apr 11: James Patterson gives bonuses to library workers & booksellers in celebration of his latest book

CHICAGO — In celebration of the release of his latest nonfiction title, "The Secret Lives of Booksellers & Librarians," world’s bestselling author James Patterson is honoring select American Bookseller Association and...

Apr 11: Free Core Webinar: Perspectives on Working with International Vendors

CHICAGO—Join Core for the free webinar "Perspectives on Working with International Vendors" on April 25, 2024, at 2 p.m. CT. This webinar is sponsored by Core International Relations Committee and Core World Languages Acquisitions Committee.

This panel discussion will offer valuable...

Apr 10: American Library Association Launches Reader. Voter. Ready. Campaign to Equip Libraries for 2024 Elections

ALA asks readers, voters to pledge participation in 2024 elections on Take Action for Libraries Day  

Chicago – Today the American...

Apr 10: Newly updated handbook of library architecture

CHICAGO — The second edition of “The Practical Handbook of Library Architecture,” published by ALA Editions, covers everything from planning completely new library buildings to small remodeling projects. Library directors, board members, and planning...

Apr 09: Unite Against Book Bans expands book résumé collection for National Library Week

CHICAGO — To commemorate National Library Week, Unite Against Book Bans has expanded its free collection of book résumés to support librarians, educators, parents, students, and other community advocates in their efforts...

Apr 09: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Organizing for Open; Aligning Organizational Structures with Open Values

CHICAGOJoin Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Organizing for Open; Aligning Organizational Structures with Open...

Apr 09: Brad Warren elected vice-president/president-elect

CHICAGO - Brad Warren, Dean of Libraries at Augusta University, has been elected ACRL Vice-President/President-Elect. Warren will become president-elect in July 2024 and assume the presidency in July 2025 for a one-year term.

Rachel M. Minkin, Interim Associate Dean, Teaching and...

Apr 08: Dr. Brandy McNeil named PLA 2025-2026 president

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has announced the results of its 2024 election. Members elected Dr. Brandy McNeil, Deputy Director, Branch Programs...

Apr 08: ALA/Information Today, Inc. announce 2024 Library of the Future Award

CHICAGO — The Las Vegas–Clark County Library District (LVCCLD) has been selected to receive the 2024 ALA/Information Today, Inc., Library of the Future Award. The award, sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and Information Today Inc., annually recognizes innovative planning,...

Apr 08: Jennie Pu to receive Ernest A. DiMattia Award

CHICAGO — Jennie Pu has been named the 2024 winner of ALA’s Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession. The award, supported by the DiMattia Family, recognizes a librarian who demonstrates leadership in anticipating emerging trends...

Apr 08: Loida Garcia-Febo to receive ALA Medal of Excellence Award

CHICAGO — Loida Garcia-Febo, International Library Consultant, Brooklyn, New York has been awarded the ALA Medal of Excellence Award.  This annual award, presented by the American Library Association (ALA) and sponsored by OCLC recognizes creative leadership of high order, particularly in the...

Apr 08: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: What is "Cataloging"? An Analysis of Job Postings

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: What is 'Cataloging'? An Analysis of Job Postings" on April 23, 2024,...

Apr 08: Pun wins 2025-2026 ALA presidency 

CHICAGO – Raymond Pun, Academic and Research Librarian at the Alder Graduate School of Education in California has been elected 2024-2025 president-elect of the American Library Association (ALA). 

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Apr 08: Announcing the 2024 Core Election Results

CHICAGO—Kevin A.R. King, Director of East Lansing Public Library, has been elected President-Elect of Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a Division of the American Library Association. His three-year term begins at the conclusion of the 2024 ALA Annual Conference and ends at the...

Apr 08: ALA kicks off National Library Week revealing the annual list of Top 10 Most Challenged Books and the State of America’s Libraries Report

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) launched National Library Week with today’s release of its highly anticipated annual list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2023 and the ...

Apr 05: Preservation Week® Webinar: Cultural Competencyʻs Role Toward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Goals

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, for the free Preservation Week® webinar “Cultural Competency's Role Toward Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Goals." Cultural Competency is the ability to function with awareness, knowledge,...

Apr 05: Preservation Week® Webinar: Building Better Models for Preservation

CHICAGO—Join Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Thursday, May 2, 2024, for the free Preservation Week® webinar “Building Better Models for Preservation.” In this panel, three speakers will discuss their experiences preserving cultural heritage material in their communities when they...

Apr 05: Showcase Your Library’s Interior Design Work by Applying for the 2024 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Awards

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) are currently accepting applications for the 11th annual IIDA/ALA Library Interior Design Awards honoring excellence in library interior design and promoting extraordinary interior spaces...

Apr 05: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Onboarding with Cultural Humility and Appreciative Inquiry

CHICAGOJoin Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Onboarding with Cultural Humility and Appreciative Inquiry" on April...

Apr 04: New e-book spotlights free and low-cost library programming

CHICAGO — There’s no need to spend hours trying to come up with creative programming ideas—bestselling library activity guru Ellyssa Kroski has already done all the hard work for you! Largely drawn from contributions by library workers across the country, “...

Apr 04: World champion gymnast and author Maggie Nichols and award-winning journalist and author Ali Velshi to present at ALA 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced two speakers that will present at the ALA 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition. The conference will be held at the ...

Apr 04: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Python for Data Visualization

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Python for Data Visualization" on April 10, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Python...

Apr 03: New ALA tools guide libraries in applying for more than $1 billion in federal Digital Equity Act funding

New ALA webinars to help libraries understand and analyze the Digital Equity Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) released the second in a series of resources to guide libraries in all contexts to apply for more than a...

Apr 03: “The First Amendment and the Freedom to Read” receives AASL Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award

CHICAGO – “The First Amendment and the Freedom to Read” project from Townsend Harris High School in Flushing, New York, is the recipient of the 2024 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Roald Dahl's Miss Honey Social Justice Award. Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers, a division of...

Apr 03: Core Webinar: Logic Models; Your Strategic Magic Wand

CHICAGOJoin Core for the webinar "Logic Models: Your Strategic Magic Wand" on April 16, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Funders are...

Apr 02: American Library Association celebrates National Library Week 2024

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is thrilled to celebrate National Library Week from April 7 to11. This year’s theme is "Ready, Set, Library!" which illustrates the idea that in an always-online world, libraries give the community a green light to...

Apr 02: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Evaluating Your Library Assessment Program

CHICAGOCore hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Evaluating Your Library Assessment Program" on April 9, 2024, at 1 p.m...

Apr 02: Core Classroom: Your Supported Job Search

CHICAGOJoin Core from May 20 to June 14, 2024, for the Core Classroom “Your Supported Job Search.” Looking for work is...