Press Releases

Oct 12: Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) seeks nominations for the John Phillip Immroth Award

CHICAGO - The Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) is accepting nominations for the 2023 John Phillip Immroth Memorial Award. This award, presented annually, honors notable contributions to intellectual freedom and demonstrations of personal courage in defense of freedom of expression by a...

Oct 12: Intellectual Freedom Round Table seeks nominations for the Eli M. Oboler Award

CHICAGO - The Intellectual Freedom Round Table is seeking nominations for the 2023 Eli M. Obloer Memorial Award. IFRT began giving the award on an annual basis last year. 

The Oboler Award honors journal articles in even number years (2022, 2024, etc.) and honors books in odd number...

Oct 12: Core’s guide to project management in technical services

CHICAGO — Project management, as both a skill set and a discipline, offers structure and a path forward for continual improvement and change management within libraries. Most importantly for technical services, project management creates processes that can fairly and transparently indicate how...

Oct 11: Longlist for 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

CHICAGO — A total of 43 books (22 fiction, 21 nonfiction) has been selected for the longlist for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The list is ...

Oct 11: AASL opens call for 2023 national conference programming proposals

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has opened the proposal submission site for its 2023 national conference. AASL invites proposals for concurrent sessions and research empowering practice sessions, to be presented Oct. 19-21, 2023, in Tampa...

Oct 10: PLA seeks responses to 2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities Survey

(CHICAGO) - The Public Library Association (PLA) has opened its annual survey and seeks responses to the 2022 Public Library Services for Strong Communities Survey. This unique national survey focuses on current and emerging programs,...

Oct 10: 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 10: ALA/American Anthropological Association invite public libraries to host traveling exhibition “World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration”

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) invites applications from public libraries in the United States and territories interested in hosting the traveling exhibition World on the Move: 250,000 Years of...

Oct 06: Core Webinar: Visualizing and Assessing Library Data

CHICAGOCore hosts the...

Oct 06: ALA applauds new school library legislation to widen access for students nationwide

Sen. Jack Reed, Rep. Raúl Grijalva introduce the Right to Read Act 

WASHINGTON – Today...

Oct 06: OIF's workbook of privacy best practices for libraries

CHICAGO — Privacy is a core value of librarianship, yet it often feels like an overwhelming and onerous undertaking. With the creation of ever larger datasets and methods to track users’ every movement, library workers need to have a deep understanding of privacy, confidentiality, and security....

Oct 04: Core Classroom: Fundamentals of Hiring

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Oct 03: Core Seeks Library Building Awards Jurors

Core is seeking jurors for the 2023 ALA/AIA Library Buildings Awards competition. Jointly sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and the...

Oct 03: Unite Against Book Bans challenges candidates to oppose censorship, support librarians and educators as election season rolls in

CHICAGO – The Unite Against Book Bans coalition today urged candidates for elected office to sign a pledge (below) supporting the freedom to read and opposing book bans. Introduced on the first day of Voter Education Week, the candidate pledge...

Oct 03: American Library Association welcomes newly reinstated President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) welcomed President Biden’s...

Sep 30: Run for ALA President-elect or Councilor-at-Large by petition

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...

Sep 30: 2022 Young Adult Services Symposium Stipend Winners Announced

 

CHICAGO — Amy Dickinson and Jillian Rudes have been selected to receive the 2022 Young Adult Services Symposium library worker stipend from the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)....

Sep 30: ALA President Pelayo-Lozada announces travel grant for LibLearnX 2023

ALA President Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada announces a travel grant for underemployed library workers to attend the Library Learning Experience (LibLearnX) on January 27-30, 2023, in New Orleans, LA. The grant will cover the expenses of two underemployed library workers from underrepresented...

Sep 30: Announcing ALA Neal-Schuman's new Critical Cultural Information Studies series

CHICAGO — The American Library Association is proud to announce Critical Cultural Information Studies, a new book series edited by Dr. Nicole A. Cooke, Augusta Baker Endowed Chair and Associate Professor at The School of Information Science, University of South Carolina. The series will be...

Sep 29: New from ACRL - “Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Using Open Educational Resources to Promote Social Justice," edited by CJ Ivory and Angela...

Sep 28: The future of enriched, linked, open and filtered metadata

CHICAGO — Published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, Getaneh Alemu’s “The Future of Enriched, Linked, Open and Filtered Metadata: Making Sense of IFLA LRM, RDA, Linked Data and BIBFRAME” is a comprehensive and...

Sep 27: Booklist Reader in print for library patrons

CHICAGO – Booklist Reader...

Sep 27: ALA releases free programming guide for libraries, “Programming with Primary Sources: Women’s Suffrage”

CHICAGO — With funding from the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources program, the American Library Association (ALA) has published “Programming with...

Sep 23: The future of digital literacy in Africa

CHICAGO — Sustainable development can only be achieved when no one is left behind. An enduring lesson from the COVID-19 crisis is how important the availability of digital infrastructure and skills for individuals and communities is for teaching, learning, employability or just being able to...

Sep 21: New from ACRL - “Designing Libraries for the 21st Century”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of "Designing Libraries for the 21st Century," edited by H. Thomas Hickerson, Joan K. Lippincott, and Leonora Crema....

Sep 19: New research examines school librarian out-of-pocket spending during COVID-19

CHICAGO – Newly published research from the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), examines how school librarians spent their own money to support their libraries during the 2020–2021...

Sep 19: An updated introduction to planning a new library building

CHICAGO — Drawing on the expertise of authors Ayub Khan and Stella Thebridge from time spent on library projects around the world, the new second edition of “Better by Design: An Introduction to Planning and Designing a New Library Building,”...

Sep 19: Access to a Wide Variety of Reading Materials Is Critical for Student Development & Well-being

National Coalition kicks off Banned Books Week with white paper on youth development and the freedom to read 

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