Press Releases

Aug 10: Core Classroom: Designed with You in Mind: Welcoming Patrons and Staff with Disabilities in Your Library Spaces

CHICAGOJoin Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures this September for the Core Classroom "Designed with You in Mind: Welcoming Patrons and Staff with...

Aug 09: Mariam Jalalifard Selected as 2022 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Mariam Jalalifard of Folsom, California as the 2022 Miriam L. Hornback Scholarship recipient.

The $3,000 award is given to an ALA or library support staff member to help finance the pursuit of a master’s degree in library and...

Aug 09: ALA Awards Spectrum Scholarships for 2022

CHICAGO — Today, the American Library Association's (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services awarded 2022 Spectrum Scholarships to 60 exceptional students pursuing graduate degrees in library and information studies. Since 1997, ALA has awarded more than 1,300 Spectrum...

Aug 09: Araceli Argueta Selected as the 2022 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) has selected Araceli Argueta of Los Angeles, California as the recipient of the 2022 Tony B. Leisner Scholarship.

 

The $3,000 scholarship, named for an active ALA member and former member of the ALA Council, is awarded to a library support...

Aug 08: Register for ALA's 2022 Virtual Volunteer Fair

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce its 2022 Virtual Volunteer Fair to be held on September 14, 2022, from 3:00 pm –5:00 pm CT.  ...

Aug 05: Call for 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition Program Proposals Now Open

ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on August 8, 2022, for the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition to take place in Chicago, IL on June 22-27, 2023. Once again, proposals will be accepted via one submission site for all ALA Divisions...

Aug 04: Preconference registration opens for Core Forum

CHICAGOEven before the 2022 Core Forum officially kicks off with an evening welcome reception on Thursday, October 13, attendees can register to...

Aug 04: ALA Editions Special Report examines Black and African Americans’ experiences in libraries

CHICAGO — Still a predominantly white profession, librarianship has a legacy of racial discrimination, and it is essential that we face the ways that race impacts how we meet the needs of diverse user communities. Identifying and acknowledging implicit and learned bias is a necessary step toward...

Aug 03: Registration and housing now open for Core Forum 2022

CHICAGORegistration and housing are officially open for Core Forum 2022,...

Jul 28: Marco Lanier Selected as the 2022 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association and SAGE are pleased to announce Marco Lanier of Brooklyn, New York as the recipient of the 2022 Peter Lyman Memorial/SAGE Scholarship in New Media.

Currently, Lanier works as a records management project assistant for Advance Publications, Inc. while...

Jul 28: Maria Guadalupe Partida Selected as the 2022 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Maria Guadalupe Partida of San Antonio, Texas as the 2022 Christopher Hoy/ERT Scholarship recipient.

The scholarship was named for a long-time ALA staff member who directed the ALA Conference Services Office...

Jul 28: Nadine Y. Said Selected as the 2022 Mary V. Gaver Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Nadine Y. Said of Santa Cruz, California as the 2022 recipient of the Mary V. Gaver Scholarship.

The $3,000 scholarship was established to honor the memory of a past ALA president and Rutgers University...

Jul 28: Jennifer Nguyen Bernal Selected as the 2022 David H. Clift Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Jennifer Nguyen Bernal of Berkeley, California as the 2022 David H. Clift Scholarship recipient.

The David H. Clift Scholarship was named for a former director of the American Library Association. The $3,000...

Jul 28: Bishop A. Clarke Selected as the 2022 ALA Century Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Bishop A. Clarke of Richmond, Virginia as the 2022 Century Scholarship recipient.

The $2,500 scholarship funds services or accommodation for a library school student with disabilities admitted to an ALA-...

Jul 28: Adele Chase Selected as the 2022 Julia J. Brody Public Librarian Scholarship Recipient

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the selection of Adele L. Chase of Columbia, South Carolina as the 2022 recipient of the Julia J. Brody Public Librarian Scholarship. The $4000 scholarship is awarded to individuals planning to specialize in the field of public...

Jul 27: Outcome-based planning and evaluation for youth services

CHICAGO — Outcome-based planning and evaluation (OBPE), with its straightforward approach built on a flexible framework, is the perfect model to enable youth services professionals to deliver effective services regardless of uncertainties. An outcome-based approach can help youth services stay...

Jul 26: ACRL 2023 keynote speakers announced

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces its celebrated lineup of keynote speakers for the ACRL 2023 Conference, “Forging the Future,” to be held March 15- 18, 2023, in Pittsburgh. Be challenged and inspired by...

Jul 26: SustainRT Awards the 2022 Citation for Wellness in the Workplace to Health and Safety Department at Queens Public Library

SustainRT has awarded the 2022 Citation for Wellness in the Workplace to the Health and Safety Department at Queens Public Library for their commitment to promoting the physical and mental well-being of their library workers.  The library's program was designed to increase employee’s health...

Jul 22: Accepting Applications for 2023 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting applications for the 2023 class of Emerging Leaders (EL). Details on the program criteria can be found on the Emerging Leaders web page...

Jul 20: Lessons, tips and strategies for combating mis- and dis-information

CHICAGO — Information has become one of the most crucial commodities in today's world. From multinational corporations to single individuals, we all make critical decisions based on the information available to us. However, modern ease of access to information does not often guarantee access to...

Jul 19: ALA Condemns Destruction of Libraries, Schools, and Cultural Institutions in Ukraine

CHICAGO -- On June 25, 2022, the American Library Association (ALA) Council passed a resolution condemning the enormous damage and destruction of Ukrainian cultural resources resulting from the continued occupation of Ukraine by the Russian Federation government.

The resolution (...

Jul 18: Call for volunteers for expanded Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS) Advisory Committee

ALA President Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada is pleased to announce a call for additional members to the newly expanded Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach...

Jul 15: Volunteer to Serve on ALA, Council, and Joint Committees for 2023-2025!

Emily Drabinski, American Library Association (ALA) President-elect, calls on members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint committees for the 2023-2025 term (beginning July 1, 2023). Serving with colleagues on committees is an opportunity...

Jul 14: Franklin Escobedo begins term as YALSA president for 2022-2023

CHICAGO — Franklin Escobedo began his term as president of the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) in June 2022 and will remain active on the board for one year as past president in 2023. Escobedo has been supportive of the YA Librarians...

Jul 13: Steve Kelley Elected 2023-24 Chair of Core's Metadata & Collections Section

Steve Kelley has been elected Chair-elect of the Core Metadata & Collections Section for 2022-23. He will become Chair of the Section in July 2023 and continue as Past...

Jul 13: Life skills programs and activities at the library

CHICAGO — Between making financial decisions, maintaining a healthy work–life balance, and juggling health, family, friends, and other responsibilities, life can feel overwhelming. Place these same responsibilities on an individual just entering adulthood who has less real-life experience and it...

Jul 08: 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition ― library professionals reconnect to advance libraries

CHICAGO ― The American Library Association (ALA) hosted its 141st Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., June 23-28. The onsite conference was attended by a global audience of more than 7,738 librarians, library workers,...