Press Releases

Nov 07: Bibliotherapy-informed practices, programs, and events

CHICAGO — Bibliotherapy can be defined as the use of guided reading for therapeutic ends. And though you might not be a licensed mental health professional, you can—and do, even without knowing it—support mental health and personal growth by connecting patrons to books that heal. Regardless of...

Nov 07: Applications Now Open for the Core Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries

CHICAGO–Core is now accepting applications for the Online Course Scholarship for Library Professionals from Developing Countries to participate in our online Fundamentals courses held between January 8, 2024 and June 28, 2024. One free seat per session is available to librarians and information...

Nov 07: ​​​​​​​ALA Conferences Opens 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition Poster Session Submissions

CHICAGO — The American Library Association invites submissions for Poster Sessions at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held in San Diego, CA, June 27 – July 2, 2024. The ...

Nov 06: AASL launches new research into content supporting the national standards

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has launched new research into the content and materials of the “National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries." A set of online surveys for school library professionals, collaborators, and...

Nov 06: JSTOR and Choice jointly publish research presenting new insights on teaching with digital primary sources

Middletown, CT - JSTOR, a nonprofit service of ITHAKA, and Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), have partnered to publish a new research report, Teaching and Learning with Digital Primary Sources: Nine insights into awareness, literacy, and...

Nov 02: Comedian, Actor, and Author Jesús Trejo to Present at 2024 LibLearnX

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that stand-up comedian, comedy writer, actor, and author Jesús Trejo will be an Author Speaker at the 2024 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience...

Nov 01: New ALA report: Gen Z & Millennials are visiting the library & prefer print books

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Gen Z and Millennials are using public libraries, both in person and digitally, at higher rates compared to older generations, according to a new report released today by the American...

Nov 01: Reference Interview for Beginners

CHICAGO- Reference Interview is a comprehensive six-week asynchronous course focusing on evaluating reference service, behavioral aspects of reference service, and the different types of questions that can help patrons identify what they need. Using images and text, this in-depth educational...

Oct 30: AASL’s exploration of the Shared Foundations concludes with Curate

CHICAGO — Published by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and ALA Editions, “Curate” helps to connect learners to resources in more thoughtful, meaningful ways. Through teaching learners and...

Oct 26: Using experimentation to make evidence-based decisions

CHICAGO — The last five years have demonstrated that sticking with the status quo is not an option; instead, as the experiences of many libraries show, those that experiment are better positioned to adapt to rapidly changing environments and evolving user needs and behaviors. Cathryn M. Copper’s...

Oct 26: AASL Commends the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Missouri. The organization is one of...

Oct 26: AASL Commends the Literacy and Justice Project

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends the Literacy and Justice Project. The project is one of...

Oct 26: AASL Commends Lead to Read KC

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends Lead to Read KC. The nonprofit is one of twenty outstanding programs, events,...

Oct 25: New from ACRL - “Comic Books, Special Collections, and the Academic Library”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Comic Books, Special Collections, and the Academic Library,” edited by Brian Flota and Kate...

Oct 25: American Library Association and Sustainable Libraries Initiative to join forces on climate action strategy for libraries

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce a partnership with the Sustainable Libraries Initiative (SLI) to create a strategic plan for library professionals to address climate change. The SLI’s mission...

Oct 24: ALA Sustainability Round Table opens nominations for wellness citation

CHICAGO – The American Library Association’s Sustainability Round Table (SustainRT) is accepting nominations for its Citation for Wellness in the Workplace award. The citation recognizes libraries that go...

Oct 23: Core Webinar: Opportunity in the Face of Crisis

CHICAGO–Core hosts the webinar “Opportunity in the Face of Crisis” on December 6, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. The library at Coastal Carolina University managed multiple facilities projects and operational challenges while responding to a series of crises. The past three years have embodied change at...

Oct 20: Applying learning theories in real-world contexts

CHICAGO — From makerspaces to book clubs, from media facilities to group study spaces, from special events to book displays, libraries support learning in numerous ways. In “The Librarian's Guide to Learning Theory: Practical Applications in...

Oct 19: PLA expands its 2024 Conference Scholarship opportunities

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) will award 50 conference scholarships for public library workers and students to attend the PLA 2024 Conference, taking place April 3-5 in Columbus, Ohio...

Oct 18: American Library Association President Emily Drabinski Named to the Prestigious Out100 2023 List

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is proud to share that ALA President Emily Drabinski has been named to the Out100 2023 list, joining a distinguished group of LGBTQIA+ individuals recognized for their outstanding contributions, impact and...

Oct 18: Core Webinar: What Candidates Want; Revamping Your Recruitment

CHICAGO–Core hosts the webinar “What Candidates Want: Revamping Your Recruitment” on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Interested in improving recruitment practices? This talk will highlight practical steps managers can take to make the search process kinder, gentler, and more...

Oct 17: American Library Association announces leadership changes in Core

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that Julie Reese, with full support of the board of directors of Core, has been named executive director of Core, a division of ALA.  Reese began serving as interim executive director of Core in September 2022.  ...

Oct 17: RUSA Achievement Award-Call for Nominations

CHICAGO-There are so many people doing good work; this is a chance to make sure they get the national recognition they deserve. RUSA is now seeking nominations for the 2024 Achievement Awards!

Please take a look at the award...

Oct 17: Longlist for 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

CHICAGO — Forty-five books (21 fiction, 24 nonfiction) have been selected for the longlist for the 2024 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The list is now available on the...

Oct 17: Rachel Hendrick named Choice editor and publisher

Chicago; Middletown, CT - Rachel Hendrick has been named editor and publisher of Choice, a publishing unit of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Hendrick joined ALA in 2014 as operations manager at Choice and was...

Oct 16: American Library Association opens registration for the 2024 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience in Baltimore

CHICAGO – Registration opened today for the 2024 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX), to be held January 19–22, 2024, in Baltimore.

LibLearnX is a four-day learning conference that invites American Library...

Oct 16: Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Grant applications

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded...

Oct 13: ALA donates $3,500 to assist Vermont libraries damaged by floods, encourages more donations

CHICAGO - Catastrophic flooding back in July impacted the state of Vermont, including many libraries. 17 public libraries suffered damage to their buildings and loss of resources. Thanks to support from ALA members and other library supporters around the country, the...

Oct 12: REFORMA and the ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table announce formal collaboration

Following the successful collaboration between the Graphic Novels and Comics Roundtable (GNCRT) and the Black Caucus American Library Association (BCALA), the GNCRT and REFORMA are pleased to announce their new Collaboration Core...