Press Releases

Feb 29: Nominations Open for 2024 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is accepting nominations for the 2024 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer. The Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture is held annually during the ALA Annual...

Feb 29: Ann Sparanese is the 2024 recipient of SRRT’s Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice and Equality

The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association has named Ann Sparanese as the 2024 winner of the Herb Biblo Outstanding Leadership Award for Social Justice and Equality. 

The $4000 award is funded by an SRRT/ALA endowment and Library Juice Academy, and...

Feb 29: March 2024 Online Learning with RUSA

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

How to...

Feb 28: Core Interest Group Week Features 30 Free Sessions from March 4-8

CHICAGO–From March 4-8, Core will host its fourth annual Interest Group Week, this year expanded to 30 free sessions over 5 days. This dynamic virtual gathering brings together library professionals, thought leaders, and enthusiasts for professional development, discussions, and networking...

Feb 27: Producer, educator and author Kwame Alexander and actor and author Max Greenfield 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 ...

Feb 26: March 2024 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...

Feb 23: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Translating Mission Statements into Metrics

CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Translating Mission Statements into Metrics" on March 20, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Useful metrics must balance alignment, objectivity, measurability, and ease of communication. Mission, vision, and values statements can help anchor and direct a...

Feb 23: Core Announces Slate of Candidates for 2024-2025 Election

CHICAGO—Core is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2024-2025 ALA Core election.  The Core election will open on March 11, 2024 and will continue through April 3, 2024.

All Core members in good standing as of March 11, 2024, are eligible to participate and vote in this...

Feb 23: ALA launches campaign as it nears its 150th anniversary

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2026. The association will recognize and commemorate the leadership and support that...

Feb 20: American Library Association opens registration for its 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association (ALA) opened registration for the 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held at the ...

Feb 20: Unite Against Book Bans Announces a Free Book Résumé Resource

Community advocates, parents, teachers, librarians, and more to have access to free materials to support frequently challenged books

CHICAGO — Unite Against Book Bans, in collaboration with the publishing community, unveils a free collection...

Feb 16: Miriam Tuliao to Participate in 37th Annual Great Saunter to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program

CHICAGO - Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will participate in the 37th Annual Great Saunter, a 32-mile walk around Manhattan, on May 4, 2024 to raise funds for ...

Feb 15: American Library Association Launches ‘How I Library’ Podcast

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association (ALA) and I Love Libraries released the new podcast “How I Library.” This monthly series, hosted by ALA Communications Manager Phil Morehart, will feature authors, filmmakers, musicians, scholars, thought leaders, and,...

Feb 15: Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table accepting applications for 2024 Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grant

The Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is accepting applications for the 2024 Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grant. These grants provide funds for newer library professionals with limited financial support to attend the upcoming 2024 ALA Annual Conference in San Diego, and...

Feb 14: LIS Students: Apply for the 2024 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...

Feb 14: Core Webinar Series: Creative Commons

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is excited to present the four-part webinar series “Creative Commons” March-April 2024. This webinar series is from Creative Commons, an international nonprofit organization that empowers people to grow and sustain the thriving commons of shared...

Feb 13: ALA advances libraries’ role in digital equity as FCC shapes Learn Without Limits programs

Proposed FCC programs would fund hotspots and cybersecurity measures for libraries, schools

As policymakers turn their eyes toward new ways to provide high-speed internet...

Feb 12: 2023 Best Graphic Novels for Children Reading List announced by the Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table

ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is thrilled to introduce the 2023 Best Graphic...

Feb 12: Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table announces 2023 Best Graphic Novels for Adults Reading List titles

ALA’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is thrilled to announce the 2023 Best Graphic Novels for Adults (BGNA) Reading List. This reading list highlights the best graphic novels for...

Feb 09: ALA Announces New Members of the Unite Against Book Bans Cadre for Proactive Advocacy Opposing Book Banning

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to the...

Feb 08: Applications Open for Core LIFT Award for Professional Development

Core is pleased to announce applications are open for the Career LIFT Award to support skill development and networking...

Feb 08: Spectrum Scholarship Program Announces Sponsorships for the 25th Scholarship Cohort

CHICAGO - The Spectrum Scholarship Program, which advances racial equity, is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Through the Spectrum Scholarship Program, the American Library Association (ALA) new generations of racially and ethnically diverse...

Feb 08: An updated guide to web metrics

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, the new second edition of David Stuart’s “Web Metrics for Library and Information Professionals” explores the many opportunities web metrics provide for measuring the...

Feb 07: Submit a Nomination for the Core/OCLC Margaret Mann Citation for Cataloging and Classification

Applications are open for the Core/OCLC Margaret Mann Citation, which recognizes outstanding professional achievement in cataloging or...

Feb 07: ALA's Rainbow Round Table releases Top 10 List

CHICAGO - The Over the Rainbow Committee of ALA’s Rainbow Round Table considered more than 400 books across all genres, including memoir, history, true crime, mystery, romance, fiction, poetryand more. The final 10...

Feb 07: American Library Association Council elects three members to Executive Board for 2024-2027 term

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Council has elected Nick Buron, Peter Coyl and Dr. Corinthia Price to serve on the ALA Executive Board. Elected board members will begin a three-year term in July 2024 and conclude in June 2027.

Nick Buron is the chief librarian at Queens...