ALA partners with NonProfit Vote for National Voter Registration Day

ALA urges libraries to register as partners

The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce that it has again joined with NonProfit Vote as a premier partner for National Voter Registration Day 2021. ALA encourages libraries to sign up to participate in this important event, culminating in a nation-wide day of action on September 28, 2021.

Profiles of innovative and successful grant proposals

CHICAGO — Grant money can make all the difference in developing new services, creating worldwide access to your unique collections, or enabling you to showcase awarded projects that advance your career. But competition for grants is as fierce as ever. To get a leg up, you need an insider who will share proven strategies for success. In “Creating Fundable Grant Proposals: Profiles of Innovative Partnerships,” published by ALA Editions, Bess G.

YALSA announces collaboration with IBM to bring focused career prep to diverse teens nationwide

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and IBM are collaborating to offer a series of skills-based trainings and webinars to their librarian network across the United States aimed at helping diverse teens gain access to key technical and professional skills. 

Sourcebooks and American Library Association collaborate on new series

Publishing partnership will feature wide-ranging selection of books and journals

CHICAGO — Sourcebooks, a leading independent publisher based in Chicago, and the American Library Association’s (ALA) book publishing imprint, ALA Editions|ALA Neal-Schuman, will collaborate on a new series that will promote easy and affordable access to a range of general interest library-and reading-related content.

ALA partners with Humble Bundle to support ALA and the Freedom to Read Foundation

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) and Humble Bundle are teaming up to offer library supporters and advocates an opportunity to fund ALA initiatives supporting social justice and intellectual freedom, including the Spectrum Scholarship Program. The campaign will also support the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF).

Tribal libraries, partners leverage federal E-rate to deliver high-speed connections to six pueblos, new ALA case study shows

Washington, DC – Built by E-Rate: A Case Study of Two Tribally-Owned Fiber Networks and the Role of Libraries in Making It Happen (Full reportExecutive summary), published today by the American Library Association (ALA), details tribal libraries’ role in creating two broadband consortia owned, operated by, and serving 

'Moana' star Auli’i Cravalho encourages families to be counted in the U.S. Census

CHICAGO—Actress Auli’i Cravalho, star of the animated Disney film "Moana" and Netflix’s upcoming "All Together Now," will remind families of the importance of completing the 2020 Census and counting their children in a read-along video premiering on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. Central time on the American Library Association’s Facebook page.

Free December webinar will highlight Short Story Dispenser project

CHICAGO – Next month, the Public Library Association (PLA) will host a free webinar featuring the pilot participants in its Fostering Creative Community Connections (FCCC) initiative. PLA launched FCCC in 2017 to strengthen a culture of literacy and reading, while increasing public awareness and use of library programs and services, by bringing stories to unexpected places. With funding from the John S. and James L.