Press Releases

Apr 28: Nominations are being accepted for ALA honorary membership

CHICAGO — Nominations are being accepted for ALA honorary membership, the Association’s highest honor, which is bestowed on living citizens of any country whose contributions to librarianship, or a closely related field are so outstanding that they are of significant and lasting importance to...

Apr 28: Actor and children’s book author Channing Tatum to present at The Digital Experience at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that actor and children’s book author Channing Tatum will virtually present at the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022.

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Apr 28: Core Webinar: Zotero: Teaching and Supporting in Libraries

CHICAGOZotero is a free, open source program for saving and sharing citations and creating bibliographies. It’s easy enough for undergrads to learn quickly...

Apr 28: Core Webinar: Communications Planning for Deselection Projects

CHICAGOJoin Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Wednesday, June 1 at 1 p.m. CT for the webinar "Communications Planning for Deselection Projects...

Apr 28: Core Webinar: Cataloging Virtual Reality Programming

CHICAGOOn Wednesday, May 18, Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures will host the webinar "Cataloging Virtual Reality Programming" at 1 p.m. CT....

Apr 28: Stratton named ALA parliamentarian

CHICAGO — Adrian Stratton, president of the New York Association of Parliamentarians, has accepted the role of American Library Association (ALA) parliamentarian.

Eli Mina, who has served as ALA’s parliamentarian for 20 years, will be retiring at the adjournment of the 2022 Annual...

Apr 28: AASL announces Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released its annual list of Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning. The Best Digital Tools provide opportunities for school librarians to enhance learning, engage learners, and collaborate with...

Apr 26: Dr. Alex Poole named 2022 LHRT Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award winner

CHICAGO — The Library History Round Table (LHRT) is pleased to announce that this year’s Justin Winsor Library History Essay Award winner is Dr. Alex H. Poole for his paper, “Will the day ever come when we will be judged on our merit and not on our blackness?” The Rise of the Black Caucus of the...

Apr 26: LHRT presents the 2022 Gleason Book Award to Rebecka Taves Sheffield

CHICAGO — The Eliza Atkins Gleason Book Award Committee of the Library History Round Table (LHRT) of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to present the 2022 Gleason Book Award to Rebecka Taves Sheffield, a senior policy advisor for the Archives of Ontario, for...

Apr 26: Core President's Program features Tamar Evangelestia-Dougherty

CHICAGOJoin Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures on Saturday, June 25 at 4 pm ET during ALA Annual for the...

Apr 25: May 2022 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 of upcoming programming below:

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Apr 25: AASL Awards Five Inspire Collection Development Grants

CHICAGO – Five school libraries from across the country have been awarded American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Collection Development Grants. Made possible by the generosity of AASL member Marina “Marney” Welmers, the grant program provides funds...

Apr 24: Help create a sustainable future by preserving climate stories during Preservation Week, April 24-30

CHICAGO — We can learn how to create a sustainable future by preserving the past. As our nation’s libraries celebrate Preservation Week, April 24 – 30, it is more important than ever to nurture the stories of those on the front lines fighting to save our planet.

This year’s Preservation...

Apr 22: Woodside High School receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

CHICAGO – Stephanie Persson, school librarian at Woodside School in Newport News, Virginia, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2022 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event Grant. Made possible by the...

Apr 21: Comedian, actress, and author Tiffany Haddish will present at the 2022 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that comedian, actress, and author Tiffany Haddish will present at the 2022 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., June 23-28, 2022.

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Apr 21: North Davidson Middle School receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

CHICAGO – Kristina Allred, school library media coordinator at North Davidson Middle School in Lexington, North Carolina, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2022 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event...

Apr 20: United for Libraries Learning Live on May 10 to focus on ‘Libraries Build Business'

EXTON, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries’ Learning Live program for May, “Libraries Build Business: Support from Boards, Friends, and Foundations,” will be held Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 2 p.m. Eastern....

Apr 20: Deborah Doyle elected 2023-2024 United for Libraries president

EXTON, Pennsylvania — Deborah Doyle, chair of the Sonoma County (California) Library Commission, has been elected 2023-2024 United for Libraries President. Doyle will serve as president-elect under 2022-2023 United for Libraries President Dr. Gordon Baker.

Deborah Doyle currently serves...

Apr 20: Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

CHICAGO – Dohnia Galloway, media specialist at Mayo High School for Math, Science, and Technology in Darlington, South Carolina, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2022 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special...

Apr 19: Libraries, museums, archives celebrate Preservation Week, April 24-30

CHICAGO - During Preservation Week, libraries will be raising awareness of the role they play in providing preservation education and information.

Sponsored by Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures, a division of the American Library Association, and held annually during the last...

Apr 19: Mayde Creek High School receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

CHICAGO – Jessica Fitzpatrick, school librarian at Mayde Creek High School in Richmond, Texas, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2022 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event Grant. Made possible by the...

Apr 19: Sonia Alcántara-Antoine named PLA 2023-2024 president

CHICAGO — Today, the Public Library Association (PLA) announced the results of its 2022 Election. Voting was available March 14 through April 6, and open to all PLA members in good standing.

The...

Apr 19: New Banned Books Week materials and more debut in spring/summer ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – The Spring/Summer 2022 ALA Graphics catalog delivers a range of exciting posters and bookmarks to inspire and encourage readers of all ages. The cover displays the new Banned Books Week...

Apr 18: ALA Announces 2022 L. Ray Patterson Award Winner James G. Neal

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy and Advocacy Office today named James G. “Jim”...

Apr 18: Call Number podcast from American Libraries returns with new episodes and new host

CHICAGO — Call Number with American Libraries, the podcast of American Libraries magazine, is back from hiatus with its first new episode of 2022.

Episode 70, “...

Apr 18: IFRT awards 2022 Hodges Award to two Tennessee Organizations

The Intellectual Freedom Round Table's Coalition Building Committee will award the 2022 Gerald Hodges Intellectual Freedom Chapter Relations Award to the Tennessee Library Association (TLA) and the Tennessee Association of...

Apr 18: Madison Area Memorial High School receives AASL Inspire Special Event Grant

CHICAGO – Hannah Luce, library media specialist at Madison Area Memorial High School in Madison, Maine, is one of five school librarians from across the country receiving a 2022 American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) Inspire Special Event Grant. Made...

Apr 17: New ALA endowment honoring Satia Marshall Orange to benefit Spectrum Scholarship Program

CHICAGO – From 1997 to 2009, Satia Marshall Orange guided what is now the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services (ODLOS), working on behalf of underserved populations and promoting diversity within the field of librarianship.

Now, on the...

Apr 17: Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada receives 2022 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada, adult services assistant manager, Palos Verdes Library District, Rolling Hills Estates, California as the recipient of the 2022 Elizabeth Futas Catalyst for Change Award. Pelayo-Lozada is...