Press Releases

Feb 05: Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship Deadline Extension

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is extending nominations for the Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship. The Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship was established in 2004 and recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to the public recognition and...

Feb 05: Ernest A. DiMattia, Jr. Award Call for Nominations Extended

CHICAGO - The American Library Association  is currently extending nominations through...

Feb 05: ALA's Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children Deadline Extended

CHICAGO — The 2024 application process for the ALA’s Sullivan Award for Public Library Administrators Supporting Services to Children is being extended to March 1, 2024.

This award honors an individual who has shown exceptional understanding and support of public library...

Feb 05: Scholastic Library Award Nominations Deadline Extended

CHICAGO — The 2024 application process for the ALA’s Scholastic Library Publishing Award is open and extending nominations until March 1, 2024.

This award honors a librarian whose "unusual contribution to the stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people" exemplifies...

Feb 05: Nominations EXTENDED for 2024 ALA/Information Today, Inc. Library of the Future Award

ALA is currently extending nomination  through March 1, 2024 for the ALA/ Information Today Library of the...

Feb 05: Beta Phi Mu Award Call for Nomination Extended

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is currently extending nominations through March 1, 2024 for the Beta Phi Mu Award.

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Feb 05: Lemony Snicket Award Nominations 2024 deadline extended

CHICAGO — Librarians face adversity every day, whether they are defending a challenged book like Maus, responding to collection and building damage after hurricanes and fires, remaining open as a safe space during civil unrest, or fighting to provide services on a limited budget.

If you...

Feb 05: EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award Nomination Deadline Extended

The American Library Association is currently extending accepting nominations through  March 1, 2024, for the EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award. This is awarded to a library organization for a program to further its staff development goals and objectives...

Feb 01: K-12 school librarians invited to apply for $5,000 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award

CHICAGO — School librarians are invited to apply for a $5,000 award recognizing outstanding humanities programming in kindergarten through twelfth grade, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office announced. Previously for school libraries serving grades K-8, this year’s...

Jan 31: American Library Association launches national search for executive director 

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) announces that it has opened its search for an executive director in partnership with Isaacson, Miller, corporate executive search firm. The search will be led by a steering...

Jan 31: Project Outcome for Academic Libraries releases 2023 report

CHICAGO - The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce the publication of the fiscal year 2023 report for the Project Outcome for Academic Libraries toolkit. Data in this report includes all immediate and follow-up...

Jan 30: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Asking for Help in a Helping Profession

CHICAGO—Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Asking for Help in a Helping Profession" on February 28, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. In our work as librarians we encourage all library patrons to ask for help. Librarianship is the profession of “Ask Us” and “Get Help Here” but are we applying that...

Jan 29: Thousands of library professionals gather for education and inspiration at American Library Association’s LibLearnX conference in Baltimore

Event empowers participants to continue working to make libraries strong and vital, in the midst of book-banning threats and controversies

CHICAGO (Jan. 29, 2024) — Thousands of library professionals gathered Jan. 19 to 22 in Baltimore...

Jan 29: February 2024 Online Learning with RUSA

CHICAGO- The American Library Association- Reference and User Services Division (RUSA), continues to offer an outstanding combination of repeat and new courses/webinars. Check out our list of upcoming programming below:

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Jan 29: ALA, FINRA Foundation Select 300 Public Libraries Nationwide to Receive Children’s Financial Education Kits

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation have announced 300 public libraries that will receive a Thinking Money for Kids Program Kit, a...

Jan 25: American Library Association to receive lifetime achievement award from National Book Critics Circle

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) has been selected to receive the prestigious Toni Morrison Achievement Award from the National...

Jan 25: PLA announces 2024 conference scholarship winners

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) is awarding 115 scholarships for public library professionals and students to attend the PLA 2024 Conference, taking place April 3-5 in Columbus, Ohio. Of this total...

Jan 25: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Using Critical Reflection to Navigate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Issues

CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Using Critical Reflection to Navigate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Issues" on February 27, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Over the last several years, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) have become critical issues for the library community....

Jan 25: New from ACRL - “Empathy by Design: Empathy-Driven Marketing for Libraries”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Empathy by Design: Empathy-Driven Marketing for Libraries” by Sabine Jean Dantus, offering step-by-...

Jan 24: Nominations Open for 2024 IFRT John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award

CHICAGO — The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is accepting nominations for the 2024 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award, which honors notable contributions to intellectual freedom and demonstrations of personal...

Jan 24: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Transformative Agreements; Twisting Open Access

CHICAGO—Core hosts the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Transformative Agreements; Twisting Open Access" on February 21, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Transformative Agreements are large academic publishers’ latest model for increasing revenue and exploiting the Open Access movement. Open Access started as an...

Jan 24: 2024 Rise Book Project presents Top Ten feminist books for young readers

CHICAGO - Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18, a subgroup of the ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table’s Feminist Task Force, announced its Top Ten feminist books for young readers.

Rise: A Feminist Book Project for Ages 0-18 recommends well-written and well-illustrated books...

Jan 24: Corey R. Tabor wins 2024 Geisel Award for ‘Fox Has a Problem’

BALTIMORE — Author and illustrator Corey R. Tabor is the 2024 recipient of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award for “Fox Has a Problem,” published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a...

Jan 22: Core Webinar - Best of Core Forum: Burnout in Libraries; A Research & Advocacy Panel

CHICAGO—Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core Forum: Burnout in Libraries; A Research & Advocacy Panel" on February 20, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. In this panel discussion, participants will discuss burnout in libraries as researched and witnessed in both academic and public institutions. Burnout...

Jan 22: Pam Muñoz Ryan wins 2024 Children’s Literature Legacy Award

BALTIMORE — Pam Muñoz Ryan is the winner of the 2024 Children’s Literature Legacy Award honoring an author or illustrator published in the United States whose books have made a significant and lasting contribution to literature for children. Her numerous works include “Echo” (Scholastic, 2015...

Jan 22: Announcing the 2024 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists

Core presents the 2024 Excellence in Children’s and Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Lists. The lists are composed of notable children’s and young adult science fiction published between November 2022 and October 2023 and organized into three age-appropriate categories. The annotated lists...

Jan 22: American Library Association announces 2024 Youth Media Award winners

BALTIMORE — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience held Jan. 19-22 in...

Jan 22: Dave Eggers, Vashti Harrison win Newbery, Caldecott Medals

BALTIMORE — Dave Eggers, author of “The Eyes and the Impossible” and Vashti Harrison, illustrator of “Big,” are the 2024 recipients of the John Newbery and Randolph Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious awards in children’s literature.

Eggers and Harrison were...

Jan 22: GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios win Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for ‘Work It Out Wombats!’

 BALTIMORE — Producer GBH Kids and Pipeline Studios are the 2024 recipient of the Excellence in Early Learning Digital Media Award for “Work It Out Wombats!” The award was announced today by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (...

Jan 22: 2024 Odyssey Awards for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children and Young Adults announced

BALTIMORE — “El Deafo,” has won the 2024 Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production for Children. It was produced by Matie Argiropoulos, Listening Library, an imprint of Penguin Random House Audio. Winner of the Audiobook Production for Young Adults is “Promise Boys,” produced by...