Press Releases

Mar 25: Nation to celebrate library workers’ contributions, April 9

Library workers have been under attack on many fronts. Yet library staff continue to play an invaluable role in supporting their communities. In both good times and times of challenge or crisis, library workers in all types of libraries serve millions of library users in need of free access to...

Mar 25: ALSC ALA Annual Preconference - Bilingual Storytime Academy

CHICAGO - On Friday, June 28, 2024, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) will present a half-day preconference, "Bilingual Storytime Academy," during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. 

This interactive preconference will provide an easy-to-...

Mar 22: Core ALA Annual Preconference: AvramCamp; An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers

CHICAGO—Join Core during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA for the full-day preconference event "AvramCamp: An Unconference for Women and Non-binary Technology Library Workers". Each year Core sponsors AvramCamp, a safe and welcoming space for women and non-binary...

Mar 22: Emma K. McNamara and Don Michael Jr. are the 2024 recipients of the SRRT’s Conference Travel Grants

The Social Responsibilities Round Table (SRRT) of the American Library Association has named Emma K. McNamara and Don Michael Jr. as the 2024 winners of the SRRT Conference Travel Grants to attend the upcoming 2024 ALA Annual Conference...

Mar 21: Felton Thomas, Jr. Receives 2024 ALA Equality Award 

CHICAGO - Cleveland Public Library (CPL) Executive Director and CEO Felton Thomas, Jr. was selected to receive the 2024 American Library Association (ALA) Equality Award. The award, honoring an individual’s outstanding contribution toward promoting equality in the library profession, consists of...

Mar 21: Core ALA Annual Preconference: Managing Change and Holding Effective Difficult Conversations; Tools for Every Leader

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 28, 2024, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present the half-day preconference "Managing Change and Holding Effective Difficult Conversations: Tools for Every Leader" during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA. Learn how to invoke...

Mar 21: Core ALA Annual Preconference: Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit; What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Consultant

CHICAGO—On Friday, June 28, 2024, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will present the full-day preconference "Assembling Your Consultant Tool Kit: What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Consultant" during the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA. This...

Mar 21: Cathi Fuhrman receives the AASL Intellectual Freedom Award

CHICAGO – Cathi Fuhrman, a school librarian at State College Area High School, Pennsylvania, is the recipient of the 2024 American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Intellectual Freedom Award. Established in 1982 and sponsored by ProQuest, the award is given for upholding the principles...

Mar 21: New from ACRL - “Universal Design for Learning in Academic Libraries: Theory into Practice”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Universal Design for Learning in Academic Libraries: Theory into Practice,” edited by Danielle...

Mar 20: Recruiting to the Profession: The LIS Pipeline and How We Can Help Discussion to be Hosted by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment Advisory Committee, April 24

The ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) Advisory Committee invites you to join us for a discussion on recruitment to the library profession, Wednesday, April 24, 2024, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (Central)....

Mar 20: Washington Library Association- School Library Division Awarded AASL ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant

CHICAGO – The Washington Library Association (WLA) - School Library Division is the recipient of the 2024 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) ABC-CLIO Leadership Grant. Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the $1,750 grant is given to an AASL Chapter for planning and implementing leadership...

Mar 19: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table Invites Submissions for the 2025 Awards

CHICAGO - The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table Round Table (CSKBART) invites submissions for the 2025 Coretta Scott King Book Awards.

Please visit the CSKBART website to review the ...

Mar 18: American Library Association President Emily Drabinski to be honored with award from The Publishing Triangle

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to share that President Emily Drabinski will receive the Torchbearer Award from The Publishing Triangle, the association of LGBTQ+ people in publishing.

The award, now in its second year, is given to...

Mar 15: Wei Ling Goh Named 2023 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded the 2023 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology to Wei Ling Goh. Goh is working as an information desk and...

Mar 14: American Library Association reports record number of unique book titles challenged in 2023

Public Libraries Saw 92 Percent Increase In Number of Titles Targeted for Censorship Over The Previous Year

CHICAGO — The number of titles targeted for censorship surged 65 percent in 2023 compared to 2022, reaching the highest levels ever documented by the...

Mar 13: Samantha Peter chosen as the 2024 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Samantha Peter, Chair of Research & Instruction and Instructional Design Librarian at the University of Wyoming Libraries, as the 2024 recipient of the LIRT...

Mar 13: University of North Carolina Wilmington chosen as the 2024 recipient of the LIRT Innovation in Instruction Award

CHICAGO – The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) is please to announce the Randall Library at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is the recipient of the 2024 Innovation in Instruction Award.

The competitive LIRT...

Mar 13: Columbus, Ohio, hosts national showcase for public library innovation

Conference to bring more than 6,200 library leaders for programs ranging from artificial intelligence to addressing learning loss to boosting accessibility for all

CHICAGO — Our nation's public libraries...

Mar 13: Rosetta G. Le receives AASL Distinguished School Administrator Award

CHICAGO – Rosetta G. Le, Principal at Suncrest Elementary School, is the recipient of the 2024 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Distinguished School Administrator Award. Sponsored by ProQuest, part of Clarivate, the $2,000 award recognizes and honors a school administrator who...

Mar 13: More Sessions Confirmed for the “Best of Core Forum” Webinar Collection for 2023 Event

CHICAGO — Core is pleased to announce an updated list of selections for the second “Best of Core Forum” webinar collection. These webinars are based on programs presented at the 2023 Core Forum. The presenters are adapting the program content into live webinars to extend the reach of their...

Mar 13: ALSC Seeks Proposals for Practitioner Education Guide for Library Workers Supporting Emerging Readers

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) invites proposals from qualified researchers to develop a practitioner education guide for library workers. This guide will translate evidence-based research on skills needed for school-age children to become fluent readers into...

Mar 12: American Library Association 2024 Election Opens

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) election polls opened on Monday, March 11, 2024.  ALA members are encouraged to cast a digital ballot to vote for association-wide leadership that will shape the future and...

Mar 12: Business reference experts select annual list of Best of the Best Business Reference Websites

CHICAGO—The annual Best of the Best Business Reference Websites list was announced today by the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) Education Committee....

Mar 12: Michelle Demeter Appointed College & Research Libraries Editor

ACRL announces the appointment of Michelle Demeter, head of instruction and undergraduate services at New York University, to the post of editor for College & Research Libraries (C&RL). Demeter will serve as editor-designate for the...

Mar 12: Introduction to Documentation Studies

CHICAGO — What do a composer, a writer, a painter, a historian, a political activist, and a social agency office have in common? They all create documents to communicate and inform the world, making documentation a necessity for any human interaction in society. Published by Facet Publishing and...

Mar 11: Submissions Now Open for the 2024 John Cotton Dana Awards

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2024 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious...

Mar 11: ALA Executive Board decision on LibLearnX  

CHICAGO - After careful evaluation and analysis of financial and other critical factors, the American Library Association Executive Board has decided that LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience will not be held in 2026...