Press Releases

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...

Oct 11: Registration and housing now open for PLA 2024 Conference

CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced that registration and housing are officially open for the PLA 2024 Conference. The conference will take place April 3–5, 2024, in Columbus, Ohio; most events will be held ...

Oct 11: Social Responsibilities Round Table seeks applications for 2024 SRRT Conference Travel Grant

CHICAGO - The Social Responsibilities Round Table of the American Library Association (SRRT) is pleased to announce the SRRT Conference Travel Grant to help finance up to two SRRT members' attendance at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. The $1000 award covers limited fees related...

Oct 11: Core Webinar: Integrative Reflection in Action

CHICAGO–Join Core for the webinar “Integrative Reflection in Action” on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Reflection as an assessment tool has consistently been a topic of trending library research, especially in regard to information literacy instruction and public services. However,...

Oct 11: American Library Association to Receive Barbara Bush National Literacy Honors Award from the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will receive the 2023 Barbara Bush National Literacy Honors Award at this year’s ...

Oct 09: New from ACRL - “Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Scholarly Communication Librarianship and Open Knowledge," edited by Maria Bonn, Josh...

Oct 05: Executive Director Tracie D. Hall to Depart from the American Library Association

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced today that Tracie D. Hall will resign from her role as executive director following nearly four transformative years at the Association. Her last day will be Friday, October 6.

During her tenure, Hall brought ALA greater public...

Oct 04: PLA seeks responses to 2023 Public Library Technology Survey

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) has opened its annual survey and seeks responses to the 2023 Public Library Technology Survey. This unique national survey focuses on resources, infrastructure, training, staff,...

Oct 04: LibTech Insights, technology content channel from Choice, announces partnership with Gary Price

Middletown, CT - Choice is pleased to announce a new partnership with Gary Price, an information services industry expert. The new collaboration will bring specially curated and timely content to Choice’s newest vertical, LibTech Insights, which provides pragmatic instruction and...

Oct 03: Core Webinar Series: Transgender People in Libraries

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is pleased to present the two-part webinar series “Transgender People in Libraries” in November 2023. This series, led by a nonbinary trans librarian with over a decade of experience in the library field, offers guidance on gender identity...

Oct 03: Poudre River Public Library District Receives 2023 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award

CHICAGO - The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has announced that the Poudre River Public Library District is the recipient of the 2023 Maureen Hayes Author/Illustrator Award. Established with funding from Simon &...

Oct 03: Run for ALA President-elect or Councilor-at-Large by petition

CHICAGO - ALA members may run for ALA office by petition for the position of ALA President-elect or ALA Councilor at Large. Individuals who are interested in running by petition or were not selected by the ALA Nominating Committee may run for office by filing an electronic petition. The ALA...

Sep 29: Core Webinar: The Search For Meaningful Work; Overcoming Low Morale, Quiet Quitting, and Dead End Jobs

CHICAGO—Core hosts the webinar “The Search For Meaningful Work: Overcoming Low Morale, Quiet Quitting, and Dead End Jobs” on October 24, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. This presentation centers on creating a meaningful work life while also exploring how to break free from unfavorable elements. Low morale,...

Sep 28: Business Reference Experts Select Annual List of BRASS Best of the Best Business Web Recources

CHICAGO — The annual BRASS Best of the Best Business Web Resources Award list was announced today by the Reference and User Services Association’s (RUSA) Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS).

The 2023 Award recognizes four web-based resources that are highly relevant to...

Sep 27: Banned Books Week 2023: Programs, Day of Action, and Events Announced

CHICAGO — Libraries, schools, bookstores, and groups around the world will be calling attention to censorship – and ways to fight it – October 1 – 7, 2023. The American Library Association and Unite Against Book Bans will mark this year’s event with a slate of programs, a call to action on Let...