Press Releases

Jul 15: Volunteer to Serve on ALA, Council, and Joint Committees for 2023-2025!

Emily Drabinski, American Library Association (ALA) President-elect, calls on members to volunteer to serve on ALA, Council, and Joint committees for the 2023-2025 term (beginning July 1, 2023). Serving with colleagues on committees is an opportunity...

Jul 14: Franklin Escobedo begins term as YALSA president for 2022-2023

CHICAGO — Franklin Escobedo began his term as president of the Young Adult Library Service Association (YALSA) in June 2022 and will remain active on the board for one year as past president in 2023. Escobedo has been supportive of the YA Librarians...

Jul 13: Steve Kelley Elected 2023-24 Chair of Core's Metadata & Collections Section

Steve Kelley has been elected Chair-elect of the Core Metadata & Collections Section for 2022-23. He will become Chair of the Section in July 2023 and continue as Past...

Jul 13: Life skills programs and activities at the library

CHICAGO — Between making financial decisions, maintaining a healthy work–life balance, and juggling health, family, friends, and other responsibilities, life can feel overwhelming. Place these same responsibilities on an individual just entering adulthood who has less real-life experience and it...

Jul 08: 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition ― library professionals reconnect to advance libraries

CHICAGO ― The American Library Association (ALA) hosted its 141st Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., June 23-28. The onsite conference was attended by a global audience of more than 7,738 librarians, library workers,...

Jul 08: ALA Conference Services accepting LibLearnX education program proposals

CHICAGO — ALA Conference Services will begin accepting program proposals on July 8, 2022, for 2023 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX), taking place in New Orleans, L.A. on January 27-30, 2023. Please use this ...

Jul 08: Nominate a stellar librarian for the national I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) invites library users nationwide to nominate their favorite librarians for the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. The national award recognizes the outstanding public service contributions of librarians working in public, school, college,...

Jul 07: YALSA 2022 YA Services Symposium Registration Open

CHICAGO— The 2022 YA Services Symposium registration is now open. Early bird registration rates are good through September 15, 2022. This year’s theme is Rediscovering our Charm: Supporting Teens and Each other in our Libraries. Celebrate the wonderful community of...

Jul 07: Miller’s updated, authoritative manual on metadata

CHICAGO — Since it was first published, LIS students and professionals everywhere have relied on Steven Jack Miller’s “Metadata for Digital Collections” for clear instruction on the real-world practice...

Jul 06: Core Event: 2022 Online AvramCamp

CHICAGOCore is pleased to once again sponsor AvramCamp, an...

Jul 01: ALA Nominating Committee seeks candidates for 2023 election

CHICAGO — The Nominating Committee for the 2023 ALA election is soliciting nominees to run on the 2023 spring ballot for the offices of ALA president-elect and councilor-at-large.

The Nominating Committee will select candidates to run for...

Jun 27: New research examines school librarian assistance with one-to-one laptop programs and participants’ perceptions

CHICAGO – Newly published research from the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), examines variables related to teachers’ perceptions of one-to-one laptop programs and how school...

Jun 27: New from ACRL - “3D Data Creation to Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “3D Data Creation to Curation: Community Standards for 3D Data Preservation,”...

Jun 26: Roselle Public Library District and Seward County Community College Library announced as recipients of GameRT’s 2022 Game On! Grant

CHICAGO — The Games & Gaming Round Table (GameRT) of the American Library Association is pleased to announce two recipients of their Game On! Grant for 2022 – Roselle Public Library District (Roselle, IL) and Seward County Community College Library (Liberal, KS). GameRT introduced the new...

Jun 25: Core Members Now Have Free Access to OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services Sandbox

OCLC and Core are partnering to provide free access to OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services sandbox, the test environment for the platform, that will allow Core members seeking professional development opportunities a chance to work hands-on with a...

Jun 24: ALA Condemns Threats of Violence in Libraries

In response to the alarming increase in acts of aggression toward library workers and patrons as reported by press across the country, the American Library Association Executive Board released the following statement:

The American Library Association condemns, in the strongest terms...

Jun 24: ALA Annual Conference Advisory

WASHINGTON, DC -- American Library Association (ALA) members and staff are continuing to monitor the situation related to today’s Supreme Court decision. While we grapple with the implications of this decision, our immediate priority is the safety of those attending the 2022 Annual Conference...

Jun 24: IMLS and FCC Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Help Close Digital Divide

WASHINGTON, DC -- The American Library Association (ALA) has issued the below statement on the memorandum of understanding between the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), announced on June 24, 2022:

ALA President Patricia “...

Jun 22: A Call to Action on Climate Change for Libraries

CHICAGO – Climate change is the single greatest threat to global health and this generation’s grandest challenge, but many library leaders feel overwhelmed, even paralyzed about where to start. “...

Jun 21: The ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition to take place in Washington, D.C., June 23–28.

CHICAGO — The American Library Association's (ALA) Annual Conference & Exhibition will convene in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022. Attendees will be informed and updated on trends, policies, best practices; motivated by celebrity speakers and...

Jun 21: Authors Jason Reynolds, Nancy Pearl join high schoolers to Unite Against Book Bans at world’s biggest library event in Washington, D.C., June 25

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Award-winning young adult author Jason Reynolds, Book Lust author Nancy Pearl and American Library Association (ALA) intellectual freedom advocate Deborah Caldwell-Stone will join Bell Multicultural High School (Washington, D.C.) students to make the case for defending the...

Jun 17: Freedom to Read Foundation to Host Virtual Symposium “Where Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice Meet: A Call to Action”

CHICAGO-The Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) invites all library workers, educators, authors, journalists, publishers, social justice workers and First Amendment advocates to attend and participate in its free virtual symposium, Where Intellectual Freedom and Social Justice Meet: A Call to...

Jun 17: YALSA to launch eCourse on neurodiversity, mental health in the library

Chicago—The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) announces a new eCourse, A Place to Belong: Supporting Neurodiversity and Mental Health in Your Library.  Ashleigh Torres...

Jun 17: 2022 David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award recipient named

Dr. LaTesha Velez, PhD, Assistant Professor of Library & Information Science (LIS) at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the recipient of the 2022 American Library Association (ALA) Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round...

Jun 17: Tuliao Swims Again to Support Spectrum

Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will swim Grimaldo's Mile, a one mile open water event in New York City, on July 9th to raise funds for ALA’s Spectrum Scholarship Program. This is Tuliao's 15th consecutive year organizing an...

Jun 16: ALA Announces 2022 Spectrum Doctoral Fellows - Catalysts for Change

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce recipients for the newest round of Spectrum Doctoral Fellowships - Catalysts for Change. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (RE-248876-OLS). 

The seven 2022...

Jun 16: ALA Store at 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition

Located in the Library Marketplace at Booth #1833, the ALA Store will offer a wide range of promotional, continuing education, professional development, and gift items during the 2022 ALA Annual Conference...

Jun 15: Freedom to Read Celebration, Supporting the Merritt Fund, and Featuring Banned Author David Levithan

Join the ALA Intellectual Freedom Round Table (IFRT) and the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF) along with banned author David Levithan, library professionals, authors, and friends for this 2022 Freedom to Read Celebration,...

Jun 13: 2022 John Cotton Dana Awards Announced

The 2022 John Cotton Dana (JCD) Award winners, recognized for their strategic communications efforts, have been selected. The John Cotton Dana Awards provide up to eight grants for libraries that demonstrate...