Press Releases

Sep 19: Access to a Wide Variety of Reading Materials Is Critical for Student Development & Well-being

National Coalition kicks off Banned Books Week with white paper on youth development and the freedom to read 

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Sep 16: American Library Association Releases Preliminary Data on 2022 Book Bans

Total book challenges in 2022 set to exceed 2021 record

CHICAGO – Eight months into 2022, the number of attempts to ban or restrict library resources in schools, universities and public libraries, is on track to exceed record counts from 2021,...

Oct 06: Core Webinar: Visualizing and Assessing Library Data

CHICAGOCore hosts the...

Oct 06: ALA applauds new school library legislation to widen access for students nationwide

Sen. Jack Reed, Rep. Raúl Grijalva introduce the Right to Read Act 

WASHINGTON – Today...

Oct 06: OIF's workbook of privacy best practices for libraries

CHICAGO — Privacy is a core value of librarianship, yet it often feels like an overwhelming and onerous undertaking. With the creation of ever larger datasets and methods to track users’ every movement, library workers need to have a deep understanding of privacy, confidentiality, and security....

Oct 04: Core Classroom: Fundamentals of Hiring

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Oct 03: Core Seeks Library Building Awards Jurors

Core is seeking jurors for the 2023 ALA/AIA Library Buildings Awards competition. Jointly sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the...

Oct 03: Unite Against Book Bans challenges candidates to oppose censorship, support librarians and educators as election season rolls in

CHICAGO – The Unite Against Book Bans coalition today urged candidates for elected office to sign a pledge (below) supporting the freedom to read and opposing book bans. Introduced on the first day of Voter Education Week, the candidate pledge...

Oct 03: American Library Association welcomes newly reinstated President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) welcomed President Biden’s...

Sep 30: Run for ALA President-elect or Councilor-at-Large by petition

ALA members may run for ALA office by petition for the position of ALA President-elect or ALA Councilor at Large. Individuals who are interested in running by petition or were not selected by the ALA Nominating Committee may run for office by filing an electronic...

Sep 30: 2022 Young Adult Services Symposium Stipend Winners Announced

 

CHICAGO — Amy Dickinson and Jillian Rudes have been selected to receive the 2022 Young Adult Services Symposium library worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)....

Sep 30: ALA President Pelayo-Lozada announces travel grant for LibLearnX 2023

ALA President Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada announces a travel grant for underemployed library workers to attend the Library Learning Experience (LibLearnX) on January 27-30, 2023, in New Orleans, LA. The grant will cover the expenses of two underemployed library workers from underrepresented...

Sep 30: Announcing ALA Neal-Schuman's new Critical Cultural Information Studies series

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is proud to announce Critical Cultural Information Studies, a new book series edited by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Associate Professor at The School of Information Science, University of South Carolina. The series will be...

Sep 29: New from ACRL - “Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice," edited by CJ Ivory and Angela...

Sep 28: The future of enriched, linked, open and filtered metadata

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, Getaneh Alemu’s “The Future of Enriched, Linked, Open and Filtered Metadata: Making Sense of IFLA LRM, RDA, Linked Data and BIBFRAME” is a comprehensive and...

Sep 27: Booklist Reader in print for library patrons

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Sep 27: ALA releases free programming guide for libraries, “Programming with Primary Sources: Women’s Suffrage”

CHICAGO — With funding from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, the American Library Association (ALA) has published “Programming with...

Sep 23: The future of digital literacy in Africa

CHICAGO — Sustainable development can only be achieved when no one is left behind. An enduring lesson from the COVID-19 crisis is how important the availability of digital infrastructure and skills for individuals and communities is for teaching, learning, employability or just being able to...

Sep 21: New from ACRL - “Designing Libraries for the 21st Century”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Designing Libraries for the 21st Century," edited by H. Thomas Hickerson, Joan K. Lippincott, and Leonora Crema....

Sep 19: New research examines school librarian out-of-pocket spending during COVID-19

CHICAGO – Newly published research from the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), examines how school librarians spent their own money to support their libraries during the 2020–2021...

Sep 19: An updated introduction to planning a new library building

CHICAGO — Drawing on the expertise of authors Ayub Khan and Stella Thebridge from time spent on library projects around the world, the new second edition of “Better by Design: An Introduction to Planning and Designing a New Library Building,”...

Sep 14: Libraries Build Business report highlights impact of small business programs on local communities and library field

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Library Association has released a new...

Sep 14: Sourcebooks and ALA present banned book journal and reading guide

CHICAGO — Sourcebooks, a leading independent publisher based in Chicago, and the American Library Association’s (ALA) book publishing imprint, ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman, announce publication of “Read These Banned Books: A Journal and 52-Week...

Sep 13: LIS Students: Apply for the 2023 Larew Scholarship for Tuition Help

Core and Baker & Taylor are accepting applications for the Christian (Chris) Larew Memorial Scholarship for those who plan to follow a career in library and information technology...

Sep 13: ALA’s Civic Imagination Stations Pilot Cohort Announced

CHICAGO — The American Library Association announces twelve artists and library staff teams selected for the pilot cohort for ALA’s Civic Imagination Stations, supported by The Estée Lauder Companies WRITING CHANGE...