Press Releases

May 22: Kenosha Public Library Receives 2023 ALSC/Candlewick Press Light the Way Grant

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that the Kenosha Public Library is the recipient of the 2023 ALSC/Candlewick Press Light the Way Grant. As the recipient of the grant, the...

May 22: Culturally responsive school libraries

CHICAGO — School librarians have always connected learners’ life experiences, cultures, and communities to materials, projects, and processes. As schools look to make these connections within the classroom and to the curriculum, school librarians are perfectly poised to lead and model meaningful...

May 19: ALA Releases Libraries Build Business Communications Toolkit for Library Workers

WASHINGTON, DC—Today the American Library Association’s (ALA) Public Policy & Advocacy office (PPA), in partnership with Co/lab Capacity, released the...

May 18: AASL’s exploration of the Shared Foundations continues with Engage

CHICAGO — Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, “Engage” is both anchor and sail in the Shared Foundations, providing a culmination of knowledge and a starting point...

May 18: AASL Announces 2023 Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released its annual list of Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning. The Best Digital Tools provide opportunities for school librarians to enhance learning, engage learners, and collaborate with...

May 17: Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table Announces Recipients of the GNCRT Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grant

The American Library Association Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table (GNCRT) is excited to announce Gabriel Lopez of San Antonio, TX, and Avi Netzorg Woontner of Santa Fe, NM, as the recipients of the first GNCRT Comics Librarian Conference Travel Grants.

Gabriel Lopez is a Research...

May 17: Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table celebrates the 2023 recipients of the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries – Billings Public Library, Blue Island Public Library, and the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

The American Library Association’s Graphic Novels & Comics Round Table and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are pleased to announce the 2023 recipients of the Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries. These grants, funded by the Will and Ann Eisner...

May 15: Stephen Hearn Awarded 2023 Margaret Mann Citation

Stephen Hearn has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Margaret Mann Citation, sponsored by OCLC and Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. He is retired from the position of Metadata Strategist in the Technical Services Department, University Libraries at the University of Minnesota....

May 12: PLA expands Digital Literacy Workshop Incentives for public libraries, with support from AT&T

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is pleased to announce new digital literacy opportunities and resources for public libraries with generous support from AT&T. ...

May 11: A 17-month weekly planner for book lovers from Sourcebooks and ALA

CHICAGO — Sourcebooks, a leading independent publisher based in Chicago, and the American Library Association’s (ALA) book publishing imprint, ALA Editions | Neal-Schuman, announce publication of The American Library Association Recommended...

May 11: AASL opens call for Poster and IdeaLab Proposals

CHICAGO – AASL invites proposals for Poster and IdeaLab Presentations, to be presented Thursday, October 19, 2023, in Tampa, Florida. Complete proposals must be submitted by Thurs., July 6, 2023. To submit a proposal, visit national.aasl.org.

New this year,...

May 10: PLA programs and events at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) will host more than 20 programs, two preconferences, and a President’s Coffee Catch-up during the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, at the...

May 09: AASL Opens Call for 2023-2025 AASL Standards Committee Members

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is seeking school librarians to serve on the AASL Standards Committee with the charge of reviewing and evaluating the supporting content and material...

May 05: Library community mourns loss of Patricia A. "Pat" Wand 

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) and the broader library community lost a valued member, leader, and friend in Patricia A. “Pat” Wand who died suddenly on April 28, 2023. A multi-talented and dedicated...

May 05: ALA President Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada to host Native Hawaiian teacher, cultural practitioner, and author Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu at the ALA President's Program

CHICAGO – The American Library Association has announced that ALA President Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada will host award-winning filmmaker and author Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu at the ALA 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition ALA President’s Program,...

May 04: Intellectual Freedom Round Table announces Michigan Library Association as the recipient of the 2023 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award

CHICAGO - The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the Michigan Library Association (MLA) as the recipient of the 2023 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award.

The award will...

May 04: Freedom to Read Foundation announces 2023 Election Results

The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) is excited to announce the results of the 2023 Board of Trustees election. FTRF members elected six trustees to its Board of Trustees for two-year terms that begin on Thursday, June 22, 2023. Freedom to Read Foundation President,...

May 04: Choice’s 'The Authority File’ podcast wins 2023 Publisher Podcast Award

Middletown, CT — Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), has received a Publisher Podcast Award in the Best B2B podcast category for its flagship podcast, The Authority File.

The Authority File provides insight on the academic library market...

May 04: 2023 AASL Research Grants Awarded

CHICAGO – Three research papers have been awarded the 2023 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Research Grants by the Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of AASL. Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the grants recognize excellence in manuscripts addressing a...

May 04: LRRT Library Research Forum 2023

2023 ALA Library Research Roundtable Forum Presentations 

Theory, Method, and Practice in Library Research

ALA Annual Conference, LRRT Chair’s Program, Chicago, IL June 22-27, 2023

The Library Research Roundtable Forum...

May 04: LRRT Library Research Forum presentations to take place at ALA Annual Conference 2023

The Library Research Roundtable Forum will feature three peer-reviewed research works with the potential to make significant contributions to the field of LIS. The Research Forum presentations will be part of the LRRT Chair’s Program at ALA Annual in Chicago, IL on Sunday, June 25th, 4 pm-5:30...

May 04: Dr. Carla Hayden Receives the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship

Dr. Carla Hayden, the 14th person, first woman, and the first Black to hold the position of Librarian of Congress, is the 2023 recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship.

The award is given to someone for “...

May 04: 2023 ALA Library Research Roundtable Shera Award Selected

The Library Research Round Table (LRRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) has chosen the 2023 recipient of the Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research. The Jesse H. Shera Award for Distinguished Published Research is given to the author(s) of a research article...

May 04: Chapel Cowden chosen as the 2023 recipient of the LIRT Librarian Recognition Award

CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association has chosen Chapel Cowden, associate professor at the University of...

May 04: The Ohio State University Libraries presented the LIRT 2023 Innovation in Instruction Award

CHICAGO — The Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce that the 2023 Innovation in Instruction Award will be...

May 04: The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table Invites Submissions for the 2024 Awards

The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Round Table Roundtable invites submissions for the 2024 Coretta Scott King Book Awards. 

Please visit the CSKBART website to review the ...