American Libraries

Twelve libraries recognized in American Libraries’ 2023 Library Design Showcase

CHICAGO — Twelve new and renovated libraries, and their architects, have been recognized in American Libraries’ 2023 Library Design Showcase, which appears in the magazine’s September/October issue, available online today.

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.

Performer and comedian Molly Shannon, young adult author Kelly Yang join LibLearnX speaker lineup

CHICAGO - Performer, comedian, and author Molly Shannon and young adult author Kelly Yang will be theater speakers at LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, Jan. 21-24, 2022.

Texas school libraries’ robust programming for students and educators captures interest of nation’s library leaders

CHICAGO – On Friday, July 31, at 2 p.m.  CT, American Library Association (ALA) President Julius C. Jefferson, Jr., will launch a series of virtual interviews with Texas school librarians, beginning at the Lubbock Independent School District library in Lubbock, Texas.

George Eberhart retires as American Libraries senior editor

CHICAGO—American Libraries Senior Editor George Eberhart will be retiring from the American Library Association on June 8 after more than 23 years with American Libraries and another 10 years (1980–1990) with the Association for College and Research Libraries. We wish him well in his retirement and are grateful for his accomplishments at American Libraries, especially in creating, curating, and editing the AL Direct e-newsletter since January 2006 and the Latest Library Links news blog since 2015.

ALA releases 2020 State of America’s Libraries report

CHICAGO – Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its 2020 State of America’s Libraries report, an annual summary of library trends released during National Library Week, April 19 – 25, that outlines statistics and issues affecting all types of libraries during the previous calendar year.

Dewey Decibel podcast to host CSK Book Award winners at 2019 ALA Annual

CHICAGO — Authors Angie Thomas and Jason Reynolds and illustrators Ekua Holmes and Christopher Myers join American Libraries for a special live taping of the Dewey Decibel podcast at the 2019 Annual Conference and Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

American Libraries wins design award

CHICAGO — American Libraries’ art director, Rebecca Lomax, has been awarded a 2018 Peter Lisagor Award for best design by a specialty/trade publication.

What Do the Midterms Mean for Your Library? An American Libraries Live Webcast

CHICAGO — What will the upcoming midterm elections mean for your library and community? Join us for a free 60-minute webinar at 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 9 where we’ll provide an overview of key results from the 2018 elections and explore their implications. ALA’s Washington Office will dig into how the outcomes could affect engagement from library advocates and how ALA’s upcoming advocacy plans will align.

As a webinar participant you will learn

Entertainment—The Top Digital Library Service in 2019: An American Libraries Live webcast

CHICAGO — Entertainment services are by far the most likely services to be purchased by libraries in the next year according to a recent survey of more than 300 libraries in North America.