Press Releases

Nov 14: AASL Commends the Palmetto State Teachers Association Hill Day Program

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the South Carolina Association of School Librarians (SCASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended the Palmetto State Teachers Association (...

Nov 07: Core Webinar: Ditching Dewey and Genre-fying Fiction

CHICAGOMany libraries...

Nov 07: AASL Commends The Conscious Connect, Inc.

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended The Conscious Connect, Inc. The program is one of eleven outstanding programs, events, and...

Nov 07: Supporting data-driven research and instruction

CHICAGO — In the last decade, data science has generated new fields of study and transformed existing disciplines. As data science reshapes academia, how can libraries and librarians engage with this rapidly evolving, dynamic form of research? Published by Facet Publishing and available through...

Nov 04: Fiona Rae Brown Named 2022 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholar

CHICAGO—The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded the 2022 Core/OCLC Spectrum Scholarship in Library and Information Technology to Fiona Rae Brown. Brown is currently in the...

Nov 03: New from ACRL - “The Data Literacy Cookbook”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “The Data Literacy Cookbook,” edited by Kelly Getz and Meryl Brodsky. This latest offering in the ACRL cookbook series...

Nov 02: Nominations Open for 2023 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer

CHICAGO – ALA is accepting nominations for the 2023 Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecturer. The Jean E. Coleman Library Outreach Lecture is held annually during the ALA Annual Conference as a tribute to...

Nov 02: Technical services training and development

CHICAGO — Today's next generation catalogs, changing cataloging rules, and diverse formats and delivery models demand that technical services professionals and paraprofessionals keep up with evolving best practices for the work they do. Fortunately, libraries can adopt practices such as Training...

Nov 01: ALA Nominating Committee announces councilors-at-large candidates

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the names of the 61 candidates who are running for a total of 36 at-large seats on the ALA Council. That number includes 32 councilor-at-large seats for the 2023-2026 term, one councilor at-large seat to serve...

Nov 01: Hohl, Suess Seek American Library Association Presidency for 2024-25 Term

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Nominating Committee has selected two nominees to contend in the upcoming election for ALA president. The candidates vying for the 2024-25 term are Cindy Hohl, director of policy analysis and operational...

Nov 01: New Core Monograph Investigates Emerging Technologies in Libraries

CHICAGO—New technology and services are fundamental to maintaining the relevance of libraries today but deciphering which...

Nov 01: ALA invites applications for $3.5 million in grants as part of Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) invites applications from small and rural libraries for the Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities grant.

Library workers may apply online for grant funding from November 1, 2022, to February 28,...

Oct 31: Dayton Metro Library and the University of Dayton chosen as the site of the 2023 Children’s Literature Lecture Award featuring Bryan Collier

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces that the 2023 Children’s Literature Lecture committee has chosen Dayton Metro Library and the University of Dayton, Ohio, as...

Oct 31: American Library Association to Host Inaugural Governance Institute at 2023 LibLearnX

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) will host its first-ever ALA Governance Institute during the 2023 LibLearnX (LLX) in New Orleans, La. Held on Friday, January 27 from 8 a.m. to noon, this new program will provide insights into critical issues related to...

Oct 31: AASL Commends All Ready Access Program/Schlow to School

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA), the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended the All Ready Access Program/Schlow to School. The program is one of eleven outstanding...

Oct 31: New research examines school librarians’ involvement in online teaching and learning practices during COVID-19 pandemic

CHICAGO – Newly published research from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), examines school librarians’ involvement during the move to online teaching and learning context during the...

Oct 27: More than 50 Representatives urge support for library facilities in FY 2023 appropriations bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fifty-four U.S. Representatives yesterday sent a letter urging the House to support federal funding to modernize library...

Oct 26: New report outlines how policymakers can scale library successes to advance digital equity

Amid historic levels of government funding for digital inclusion, 
New report outlines how policymakers can scale library successes to advance digital equity 

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Oct 26: Registration opens for the first in-person LibLearnX

CHICAGO – Registration for the 2023 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX), to be held January 27–30 in New Orleans, opened today with a savings opportunity for all prospective registrants. ALA is offering all ALA members...

Oct 24: American Library Association Announces New Additions and Appointments to Leadership Team

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the addition and appointment of new and existing members to its leadership staff: Rebecca Headrick, Payal Patel, Julie Reese and Alena Rivers. The cohort consists of four dynamic individuals who bring a...

Oct 24: A toolkit for making data driven decisions

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, “Data Driven Decisions: A Practical Toolkit for Library and Information Professionals” is a jargon-free guide that walks readers step-by-step through each stage of...

Oct 20: Ready-to-use sustainable living programs for libraries

CHICAGO — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, library patrons of all ages are becoming ever more interested in sustainability and self-reliance topics. Libraries, in turn, are enhancing their programming to embrace these timely concerns by organizing instructional workshops, creating community...

Oct 20: November 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...

Oct 20: 2022 YALSA Teens’ Top Ten Titles Announced

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, has officially announced the 2022 Teen’s Top Ten...

Oct 18: A holistic perspective on intellectual freedom

CHICAGO — Enshrined in the mission statement of ALA, intellectual freedom is one of the core values of the information professions. The importance of ensuring information access to all, and the historical, social, and legal foundations of this commitment, are powerfully explored in Emily J. M....

Oct 17: 2023 RUSA Achievement Awards Nomination Period Opens

CHICAGO-There are so many people doing good work; this is a chance to make sure they get the national recognition they deserve. The Reference and User Services Associaion (RUSA) is now seeking nominations for the 2023 Achievement Awards!

 Please take a look at the award summaries below...

Oct 14: ALA and Knology explore disability and accessibility in “Accessibility in Libraries: A Landscape Report”

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the non-profit research organization Knology, has published a review of the literature and...

Oct 13: A beginner's guide to school librarianship

CHICAGO — While there are numerous resources available that detail how to improve your school library once it is up and running, there is a dearth of books dealing with the absolute basics in a practical manner, looking at the role from the first day. Published by Facet Publishing and available...