Press Releases

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 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

CHICAGOJoin Core on...

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...

Jan 17: 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 classification either through publication of significant professional...

Jan 17: Ten Honorees Set to Receive Prestigious I Love My Librarian Award for Outstanding Public Service

CHICAGO — Today the American Library Association (ALA) announced 10 recipients of the coveted I Love My Librarian Award. Honorees are exceptional librarians...

Jan 13: ALA Public Policy and Advocacy Office names Kent Oliver, Sara Benson senior policy advisors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) has tapped Sara R. Benson and Kent Oliver as senior policy fellows for the Public Policy and Advocacy office to strengthen the association’s involvement in policy...

Jan 13: Library, Archives Associations encourage member participation in National Day of Racial Healing

CHICAGO - On January 17, 2023, the seventh annual US National Day of Racial Healing, the American Library Association (ALA), the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) call upon our...

Jan 11: ALA Continuing Education launches sustainability course in partnership with Sustainable Libraries Initiative

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is pleased to announce a unique new learning opportunity offered in collaboration with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative. Sustainable Librarianship: Core...

Jan 11: AASL Inquire Project selected for ALA Emerging Leader Work

CHICAGO – Developing Inquisitive Learners, Critical Thinkers, and Resourceful Citizens, a project proposed by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), has been selected as a part of the 2023 American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders...

Jan 11: Cybele Garcia Kohel selected as 2023 AASL Emerging Leader

CHICAGO – Cybele Garcia Kohel has been selected as one of two participants sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2023 Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program enables library workers from across the country to...

Jan 11: Brandi Veal selected as 2023 AASL Emerging Leader

CHICAGO – Brandi Veal has been selected as one of two participants sponsored by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2023 Emerging Leaders program. The Emerging Leaders program enables library workers from across the country to...

Jan 11: Core Announces Slate of Candidates for 2023-2024 Election

CHICAGOCore is pleased to announce the slate of candidates for the 2023-2024 ALA...

Jan 09: ALA offers webinars on new federal resources for sustainable library buildings

Free webinars will be offered on Feb. 1 and 2

Washington, D.C. -- The American Library Association (ALA) is offering two webinars for libraries about new federal resources for sustainable library buildings.

On Feb. 1 at 1 pm Eastern, ALA will present...

Jan 06: ALA announces slate of petition council candidates

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) announces that the following individuals have filed petitions for the Councilor-at-Large position on the ALA Council for the 2023 ALA Election:

  1. Eboni Henry, School Media Specialist, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington DC (...
Jan 05: American Library Association and EBSCO Information Services Offer Scholarships for Librarians to Attend ALA Annual Conference

 Librarians to Receive up to $1,000 for Conference-Related Expenses

The American Library Association (ALA) and EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) have partnered to offer nine...

Jan 04: Core Webinar: Best of Core Forum: (Meta)data Analysis for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CHICAGO–Join Core on February 8, 2023 at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar “Best of Core Forum: (Meta)data Analysis for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.” Following the long overdue cancellation of the Library of Congress Subject Heading “Illegal alien” many libraries are assessing options for...

Jan 03: Cassell and Hiremath's updated introduction to reference and information services

CHICAGO — From the ongoing flood of misinformation to the swift changes occasioned by the pandemic, a myriad of factors is spurring our profession to rethink reference services. Luckily, Kay Ann Cassell & Uma Hiremath’s “Reference and Information...

Jan 03: ACRL releases "Academic Librarian Burnout: Causes and Responses"

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Academic Librarian Burnout: Causes and Responses,” edited by Christina Holm, Ana Guimaraes, and...

Dec 23: ALA applauds passage of FY 2023 federal budget, key increases in funding for libraries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) welcomed substantial increases in federal funding for libraries passed by Congress today as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill. President...