Press Releases

Jun 15: New customer service and fulfillment address for ALA Store beginning July 1, 2021

CHICAGO — Effective July 1, 2021, the Chicago Distribution Center will provide customer service and fulfillment for the ALA...

Jun 14: Thirty AASL members receive Bound to Stay Bound grants to attend first national conference

CHICAGO – Thirty American Association of School Librarians (AASL) members have been awarded $750 travel grants to attend their first AASL National Conference. Generously sponsored by Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. (BTSB), the grants will allow recipients to secure...

Jun 11: Dr. Trevor Owens Wins 2021 Core/OCLC Kilgour Research Award

Dr. Trevor Owens has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, sponsored by OCLC and Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures. He is the Head...

Jun 10: Julia Wood receives the 2021 – 2022 Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant

CHICAGO — The Learning Round Table (LearnRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce that Julia Wood has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Pat Carterette Professional Development Grant.  As part of her award, Wood will receive a $1,000 grant to participate in...

Jun 09: Library worker engagement for positive, diverse institutions

CHICAGO — Gallup’s 2019 State of the American Workplace Report found that 70 percent of employees are disengaged at work. Why is worker engagement so important? Engaged workers lead to engaged libraries — vibrant institutions that nurture their workers’ dedication, creativity, and innovation so...

Jun 09: United for Libraries to host five author events for at ALA 2021 Annual Conference Virtual Event

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will host five author events during ALA Annual 2021:

  • Gala Author Tea sponsored by Data Axle Solutions on Thursday, June 24 at 12:15 p.m. Central. Enjoy your beverage of choice while hearing from writers about their...
Jun 08: Engaging your community through active strategic marketing

CHICAGO — Terry Kendrick’s "Engaging your Community through Active Strategic Marketing,” published by Facet Publishing...

Jun 07: 2021 Schneider Book Award Virtual Celebration registration open

CHICAGO - The American Library Association and the Schneider Family Book Award Committee cordially invite you to attend the 2021 Schneider Book Award...

Jun 07: Announcing Our 2021 Core Forum Opening and Closing Speakers!

Core Forum 2021 welcomes our Opening Keynote speaker, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and Closing Keynote Speaker, Jonathan Moody!

The October 7-9 Core Forum in Baltimore will be our first opportunity to celebrate the diverse and interconnected library work of Core members. We’ll engage the...

Jun 07: An updated guide to cataloging correctly for kids

CHICAGO — Cataloging library materials for children in the internet age has never been as challenging or as important. RDA: Resource Description and Access is now the descriptive standard, there are new ways to find materials using classifications, and subject heading access has been greatly...

Jun 07: Library service through a post-COVID lens at ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual)

CHICAGO – During the pandemic, libraries met the challenge of adapting services even when their physical doors were closed. Now that libraries across the country are reopening, they face new challenges and see fresh opportunities to serve their communities.

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Jun 07: Three manuscripts awarded AASL Research Grants

CHICAGO – Three manuscripts have been awarded the 2021 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Research Grants by the Educators of School Librarians Section (ESLS) of AASL. Sponsored by ABC-CLIO, the grants recognize excellence in manuscripts addressing a...

Jun 04: ALA President-elect Patricia “Patty” Wong invites members to attend free Virtual Inauguration

CHICAGO – You are invited to take part in a historic virtual event! Join Patricia “Patty” Wong at 1 p.m. CT on June 29, as she begins her term as the first Asian American to serve as president of the American Library Association (ALA) and shares her plans for leading...

Jun 04: Tuliao swims again to raise funds for Spectrum and honor BCALA President Burns-Simpson

CHICAGO — Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will swim Grimaldo's Mile, a one mile open water event in New York City, on July 31 to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship Program...

Jun 03: Virtual, augmented, and mixed reality programs for libraries

CHICAGO — Bestselling tech maven and editor Ellyssa Kroski is back with “32 Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality Programs for Libraries,” published by ALA Editions, a timely, all-in-one guide to planning, organizing, and running virtual...

Jun 03: Shawnee (Okla.) Middle School Wins ALA’s 2021 Jaffarian Award for Tulsa Race Massacre Program

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has awarded its 2021 Sara Jaffarian School Library Program Award to Shawnee (Okla.) Middle School for their program, The Tulsa Race Massacre: Assumptions Cause...

Jun 02: Library Career Mentoring Available

Are you looking for guidance and advice related to your library career? If so, the ALA JobLIST Placement and Career Development Service will host Mentoring-on-the-Fly (brief mentoring sessions) on Monday, June 28, 2021, 1:00 – 4:00pm and Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 9:00am...

Jun 02: Summer Online Courses from ALSC

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering two online courses this summer: The...

Jun 02: Former President of the United States Barack Obama will headline ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) Closing Session

CHICAGO — Former President of the United States Barack Obama will close the ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition (Virtual) Closing Session. He will appear noon – 1 p.m. CT, Tuesday, June 29, 2021, in conversation with Lonnie G...

Jun 01: AASL opens call for Knowledge Quest and School Library Research Editorial Board members

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks a dynamic group of school library professionals to serve on the Knowledge Quest and School Library Research (SLR) Editorial Boards. These publications move the profession forward by...

Jun 01: AASL President’s Program Panel Discusses the Power of Words

CHICAGO – Best-selling author Nic Stone and Cicely Lewis, founder of Read Woke, will join AASL President Kathy Carroll to discuss the need for diverse collections and authentic student inquiry in school libraries during the American Association of School Librarians (...

May 28: ALA welcomes FY 2022 White House Budget Proposal

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased with the White House’s fiscal year (FY) budget proposal submitted today before Congress, which includes federal funding increases designated for libraries. ALA is hopeful that Congress will continue its eight-year streak of...

May 28: IMLS announces $15 million in Library/Museum American Rescue Plan Act grants

Treasury announces distribution of $19.5 billion in local, tribal government aid

WASHINGTON - The Institute of Museum and Library Services (...

May 27: Presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman to open The Library Marketplace: Exhibits, Stages, and Resources’ special day of exhibits at the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO – The American Library Association today announced that presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman and illustrator Loren Long will be The Library Marketplace opening featured speakers at the 2021 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 23-29...

May 27: College & Research Libraries News to move to online-only publishing model

CHICAGO - College & Research Libraries News (C&RL News), the official newsmagazine and publication of record of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), will adopt an online-only publication model beginning in January 2022. The December 2021 issue will be the final print...