Press Releases

Jun 15: ALA, Capital One announce 14 rural libraries selected for Community Connect: Fostering Digital Access grants

Chicago – The American Library Association (ALA) and Capital One announced 14 public libraries newly selected to participate in Community Connect: Fostering Digital Access, a program supporting digital...

Jun 14: Applications Open for Inaugural Core LIFT Award for Professional Development

Core is pleased to announce our new Career LIFT Award to support skill development and networking opportunities for information professionals. Sponsored by OCLC, it consists of up to $1,500 the recipient...

Jun 13: 2022 Academic Library Trends and Statistics data now available

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces that results from the 2022 Academic Library Trends and Statistics survey are now available. This is the largest survey of academic libraries in the country, providing one of the most comprehensive portraits of the...

Jun 12: Core Releases Library Binding Survey Report

The Core Preservation Administration Interest Group (PAIG) has released the 2022 Core Library Binding Survey: A Report of Findings to highlight national library binding practices.

After the 2022 PAIG Symposium on the Future...

Jun 12: ALA Store at 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Located near the entrance to the Library Marketplace, the ALA Store will offer a wide range of posters, bookmarks, clothing, gift books and more during the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition. Store hours are:

•    Friday, June 23...

Jun 08: ALA Announces Transitions and New Leadership at ACRL

CHICAGO — The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association, announces key leadership changes as it progresses towards the beginning of the next fiscal year.

Current executive director, Robert “Jay” Malone,...

Jun 08: American Library Association Welcomes White House Actions to Address Book Bans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Library Association (ALA) applauds the Biden-Harris Administration’s steps announced today to address the rise in book bans and other attacks on LGBTQIA+ Americans.

In a...

Jun 07: Lappin and Schneider appointed to ALA Executive Board

Amy Lappin and Karen Schneider have been appointed by the American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board to fill two newly created vacant seats on the board. The vacant seats were formed upon adoption of the recently revised ALA Bylaws, which allows the executive...

Jun 07: New from ACRL - “Managing Crises in the Academic Library: Past, Present, and Future”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Managing Crises in the Academic Library: Past, Present, and Future,” edited by Doris Van...

Jun 06: 2023 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced

The 2023 John Cotton Dana (JCD) Award winners, recognized for their strategic communications efforts, have been selected. The John Cotton Dana Awards provide up to eight grants for libraries that demonstrate...

Jun 06: AASL Announces Inaugural Toor Scholarship Recipients

CHICAGO – Eight school librarians from across the country have been awarded an American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Toor Scholarship for Strong Public-School Libraries. The Toor Family, in honor of their parents, Jay and Ruth Toor, established the Toor...

Jun 05: 2023 Core PR Xchange Award Winners Announced

The Core PR Xchange Committee is delighted to announce the winners of this year's PR Xchange Awards Competition. This year, we have awarded 27 print winners and 34 electronic winners. Congratulations to those libraries! The PR Xchange Committee is charged with coordinating the annual awards...

Jun 05: Acclaimed Author Ibram X. Kendi to headline Rally for the Right to Read before ALA Conference

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and Unite Against Book Bans will host a Rally for the Right to Read: Uniting for Libraries & Intellectual Freedom at the Chicago Hilton on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Part of the...

Jun 05: Hawthorne Elementary School Wins ALA’s 2023 Jaffarian Award for Growing Readers, Growing Leaders Program

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its 2023 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award to Hawthorne Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky for the Growing Readers, Growing Leaders...

Jun 02: Freedom to Read Foundation Files Amicus Brief in Support of Llano County Texans’ Lawsuit Challenging County’s Library Book Censorship

Freedom to Read Foundation Files Amicus Brief in Support of Llano County Texans’ Lawsuit Challenging County’s Library Book Censorship

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) today filed an...

Jun 02: Freedom to Read Foundation Joins Coalition of Publishers, Booksellers, Librarians and Readers in Filing Suit to Defend Arkansas Citizens’ Right to Read

Suit Challenges Arkansas Act 372, a Bill That Would Restrict Access to Books in State Book Stores and Public Libraries

The Freedom to Read Foundation, the First Amendment legal defense...

Jun 01: Rainbow and Government Documents Round Tables announce Larry Romans Mentorship Award

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Rainbow and Government Documents Round Tables (RRT and GODORT) are proud to announce Debbie Rabina as the 2023 recipient of the Larry Romans Mentorship Award. 

The award's namesake, Larry Romans, mentored numerous librarians at Vanderbilt...

Jun 01: 2023 AASL STEM Special Event Grants Awarded

CHICAGO – Eleven STEM Special Event Grants have been awarded by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL). Supported by the Danaher Foundation, the STEM Special Event Grant Program supports a special event to increase student engagement by providing direct...

Jun 01: 95 Great Stories Club Grants to be Awarded by the American Library Association

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) has selected 58 U.S. libraries to receive implementation grants for the Great Stories Club (GSC), a thematic reading and discussion program that engages teens who are...

May 31: Carrie Russell's updated copyright guidance for K–12 librarians and educators

CHICAGO — Previously awarded The ABC-CLIO Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, Carrie Russell’s new second edition of “Complete Copyright for K–12 Librarians and Educators,” published by ALA...

May 30: Meet the 2023 Class of Emerging Leaders at Poster Session during ALA 2023 Annual Conference

We are excited and pleased to invite attendees of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2023 Annual Conference to meet the 2023 class of Emerging Leaders (EL) at a celebratory poster session Friday, June 23, 2023, 2:30 p.m.  – 3:30 p.m., in the McCormick Place Convention Center - W178b....

May 30: ALA, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Invite Libraries to Request Free DiY Exhibition

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History’s (NMNH) Human Origins Program and Office of Exhibits, invites libraries to apply to download the...

May 26: AASL’s Community of Scholars Presents Review of Research in School Library Research Journal

CHICAGO – Newly published research from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR) presents a study undertaken by AASL’s Community of Scholars to pilot an annual aggregation and systematic...

May 25: Intellectual Freedom Round Table announces 2023 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award

CHICAGO – The ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is pleased to announce Amanda Jones, as the recipient of the 2023 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award for notable contributions to intellectual freedom and demonstrations of personal...

May 25: Sheila Michaels named YALSA’s 2023 MAE Award winner

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has awarded Sheila Michaels, Library Media Specialist at Nixa High School in Nixa Missouri, its’ 2023 Margaret A. Edwards (MAE) Award for Best...

May 25: Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table announces 2023 Distinguished Librarian Award

CHICAGO - Evelyn Shimazu Yee, Associate Professor, Research & Instruction Librarian, Head of Library Community Relations, and Curator in Special Collections at Azusa Pacific University Marshburn Memorial Library, is the recipient of the 2023 American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and...

May 25: Tuliao to swim for Spectrum Scholarship

Miriam Tuliao announced that she will swim Grimaldo’s Mile, a one mile open water event in New York City, on July 15 to raise funds for ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program. This is Tuliao's 16th consecutive...

May 25: Jean E. Coleman Lecturer announced for 2023 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Ady Huertas (she/her/ella), of the San Diego Public Library, will deliver the 2023 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture at the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Chicago, IL. Presented by the ALA Office for Diversity...

May 24: American Library Association to host Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 22-27 in Chicago

Featured speakers include Judy Blume, Amanda Gorman, Christian Robinson and other high-profile authors and advocates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will host its...

May 23: Project management of exhibitions and installations

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, “Displaying Organisation: How to Successfully Project Manage Your Exhibition” is a practical, step-by-step guide for new and experienced museum and exhibition...