Press Releases

Nov 17: PLA to host free virtual Town Hall to address threats in public libraries

CHICAGO — The Public Library Association (PLA) in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) and the Urban Libraries Council (ULC) will host a free virtual town hall titled “Spotlight on Safety: Addressing Threats in Public Libraries” on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022, at...

Nov 17: Core Webinar: Cataloging for Accessibility

CHICAGOCore is hosting...

Nov 16: Present for RUSA-Call for Proposals

CHICAGO- The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is seeking webinar and online course proposals for our Spring 2023 offerings. Do you have expertise in one of the topic areas below that you would like to share with a wider library audience? Are you motivated to...

Nov 16: AASL Commends the Rainbow Library

CHICAGO – Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Missouri Association of School Librarians (MASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commended the Rainbow Library. The program is one of eleven...

Nov 15: Core Webinar: Library +

CHICAGOPlease join Core...

Nov 15: ACRL 2023 Conference registration opens

CHICAGO - The Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the opening of registration for the ACRL 2023 Conference, to be held March 15-18, 2023, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and virtually. Higher education has changed...

Nov 15: ALA unveils shortlist for 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO –Today, the American Library Association (ALA) announced the six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, awarded for the...

Nov 14: Call for NMRT Professional Development Grant 2023 Applicants

Would you like to attend the ALA 2023 Annual Conference in Chicago this June, but don't have the financial means to do so? Apply for the New Members Round Table (NMRT) Professional Development Grant. The award offers $1,000 to one...

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 40 at-large seats on the ALA Council. That number includes 32 councilor-at-large seats for the 2023-2026 term, two councilor at-large seats 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...