Press Releases

Dec 13: Bestselling Authors Ibram X. Kendi and Nic Stone to Open LibLearnX

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research, and bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi and bestselling young author Nic Stone will open the...

Dec 09: ALA supports human rights and freedom of expression in Iran

CHICAGO - The American Library Association supports Iranian colleagues and the people of Iran in their efforts for human rights, including women’s rights and freedom of speech and expression.

ALA has adopted into its policies Article 19 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights,...

Dec 09: AASL Commends Promising Pages

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended Promising Pages. The program is one of...

Dec 09: AASL Commends Bookmarks Kids & Schools Program

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended the Bookmarks Kids & Schools Program....

Dec 08: YALSA Announces 2023 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award finalists

CHICAGO - The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), selected five books as finalists for the 2023 Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Award, which awards the best in...

Dec 07: ALA Praises Introduction of Workforce Legislation

WASHINGTON – Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Todd Young (R-IN) today introduced bipartisan legislation that will expand economic opportunity and mobility for millions of people by increasing funding for adult education, strengthening...

Dec 05: OA literature in libraries

CHICAGO — Open Access (OA) has evolved into the most complex challenge of the scholarly publishing landscape and something libraries grapple with continuously. But although librarians hold increasingly positive perceptions about OA, including its richness of unique content and immediacy of...

Dec 03: LRRT seeking submissions for the 2023 Jesse H. Shera Awards

CHICAGO — The Library Research Round Table of the American...

Dec 02: Karleen Delaurier-Lyle Named a 2023 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Karleen Delaurier-Lyle has been selected as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Delaurier-Lyle serves as the Information Services Librarian at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus where she focuses on...

Dec 01: New from ACRL - “Academic Librarian Faculty Status: CLIPP #47”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Academic Librarian Faculty Status,” compiled and written by Edgar Bailey and Melissa Becher, book number...

Dec 01: ALA invites applications for fourth annual Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply for the Libraries Transform Communities Engagement Grant (LTCEG), an annual award supporting innovative and meaningful community engagement...

Dec 01: Libraries invited to apply for programming support with the third annual Peggy Barber Tribute Grant

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply for the third annual Peggy Barber Tribute Grant, a programming grant named after the transformative ALA leader responsible for the...

Nov 30: AASL Commends All CT Reads

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Connecticut Association of School Librarians (CASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended All CT Reads. The program is one of eleven...

Nov 30: AASL Commends the North Hunterdon-Voorhees Intellectual Freedom Fighters

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended North Hunterdon-Voorhees (NHV) Intellectual...

Nov 30: Rachel Wells Selected as a 2023 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Rachel Wells has been chosen as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Wells works as the Reference Librarian at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York where she is responsible for answering...

Nov 30: Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: Beyond Late Fees

CHICAGOWhen a library...

Nov 30: Choice announces the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2022

Middletown, CT – The Choice Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list for 2022 has been announced. This prestigious list, released today, reflects the best scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year, as chosen by the editors. This year’s list features 433 books and...

Nov 29: AASL Commends the Nebraska Library Association and the Nebraska Library Commission

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Nebraska School Librarians Association (NSLA) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended the Nebraska Library Association and the Nebraska Library Commission for their collaborative...

Nov 29: Alexander Dodd Chosen as a 2023 Core Emerging Leader

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to announce that Alexander Dodd has been named as a Core Emerging Leader (EL). Currently working as the Continuing Resources Librarian at the University Libraries at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, Dodd's areas of focus...

Nov 28: Call for the SustainRT Citation for Wellness in the Workplace Nominations

CHICAGO - The ALA Sustainability Roundtable (SustainRT) is recognizing libraries that go above and beyond in meeting the wellness needs of their staff with the...

Nov 18: Libraries supporting refugees and new arrivals

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, “Libraries and Sanctuary: Supporting Refugees and New Arrivals” is a practical guide to how libraries and their staff can support people who have crossed borders into a...

Nov 18: Libraries are invited to apply for the 2023 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

CHICAGO — The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) of ALA and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are pleased to accept applications for the 2023 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries. These grants recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature...

Nov 18: ALA Announces the 2023 Class of Emerging Leaders

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected forty-six (46) people to participate in its 2023 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). The EL program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning work groups, network with peers, gain an inside look...