Press Releases

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...

Jan 26: February 2023 Online Learning with RUSA

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

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Jan 26: New from ACRL - “Teaching Critical Reading Skills: Strategies for Academic Librarians”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Teaching Critical Reading Skills: Strategies for Academic Librarians," ...

Jan 25: Core's Library Resources & Technical Services Journal Goes Fully Open Access

Core is proud to announce that Library Resources & Technical Services (LRTS), ALA’s premier journal dedicated exclusively to all aspects of collections, is now completely open...

Jan 24: Submissions Now Open for the 2023 John Cotton Dana Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2023 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious...

Jan 24: American Library Association Announces New Transformational Grant from Mellon Foundation

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce a new grant in the amount of $5,515,000 from the Mellon Foundation to help ALA advance its mission of enhancing the profession of librarianship and ensuring access to information for all...

Jan 23: American Library Association to host first in-person LibLearnX January 27-30 in New Orleans

CHICAGO  — The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its final call for registration for LibLearnX, a four-day in-person and virtual event that will bring together thousands of library professionals...

Jan 23: ALA Store at ALA’s 2023 LibLearnX in New Orleans

Located in the LLX Marketplace at Booth #719, the ALA Store will offer a variety of posters, bookmarks, clothing, gift books, and more. Store hours are:

  • Saturday, January 28: 10:00am – 5:00pm
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Jan 20: Core Webinar: User Engagement: New Approach and Tools

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Jan 18: Announcing LibTech Insights, a new library technology content channel from Choice

MIDDLETOWN CT - Choice is pleased to announce the launch of a new content vertical, LibTech Insights, which provides pragmatic instruction and guidance around using and implementing library technology.

LibTech Insights will explore the day-to-day impact of library and...

Jan 18: ALA invites libraries to apply for Great Stories Club Grants for teens

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) invites library workers to apply for ALA’s Great Stories Club (GSC), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages teens who are facing difficult...

Jan 17: Fifteen libraries selected to host traveling exhibition “World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration”

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce fifteen libraries selected to host the traveling exhibition World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration, developed by the American Anthropological Association and the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and...