ALA President Pelayo-Lozada announces travel grant for LibLearnX 2023

ALA President Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo-Lozada announces a travel grant for underemployed library workers to attend the Library Learning Experience (LibLearnX) on January 27-30, 2023, in New Orleans, LA. The grant will cover the expenses of two underemployed library workers from underrepresented groups (American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Middle Eastern and North African, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 2SLGBTQIA+, a person with a disability) whose employment status has changed to part-time or less since January 2021.

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 Submission Site

For guide use, you can use this Submission Site GuideSubmission Guide Video.

Kathy Carroll, Sara Dallas to serve on ALA Executive Board

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) Council has elected Kathy Carroll and Sara Dallas to serve on the ALA Executive Board. The Executive Board election took place during the virtual 2022 Library Learning Experience. Elected board members will begin a three-year term beginning in July 2022 and concluding in June 2025.

ALA begins a new tradition with the first-ever LibLearnX

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) hosted the first LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX) conference online, Jan. 21-24, 2022. LibLearnX is a completely new conference experience, built from the ground up based on years of research, exploration, and most importantly, input from library professionals. The 2022 conference was intentionally designed as a benefit for ALA Members, with an opportunity to learn, network, and celebrate. The event attracted 2,100+ participants and 66 exhibiting organizations.

American Library Association announces 2022 Youth Media Award winners

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, digital media, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience, taking place virtually from Chicago. 

A list of all the 2022 award winners and honor selections follows:

Actress and comedian Molly Shannon to serve as 2022 National Library Week honorary chair

CHICAGO—Molly Shannon, multiple Emmy-nominated and Spirit Award-winning actress, comedian, and legendary Saturday Night Live cast member, will help celebrate our nation’s libraries as the honorary chair of National Library Week, April 3–9, 2022. Shannon will highlight the numerous ways libraries serve to connect communities to books, resources, programs, and, of course, each other.  

U.S. Senator Mazie K. Hirono to join ALA President Patricia 'Patty' Wong in conversation plus more

CHICAGO — ALA President Patricia “Patty” Wong will be joined by U.S. Senator, Mazie K. Hirono in conversation at the LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience Opening Session, Jan. 22, 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. CT.

Athlete, activist, philanthropist, and author Colin Kaepernick to close LibLearnX

CHICAGO – Activist and author Colin Kaepernick will close the American Library Association’s 2022 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience conference on Jan. 24, 2022. He will discuss his first children’s book, I Color Myself Different, available April 2022 from Scholastic Press and Kaepernick Publishing.

Arlington librarian receives I Love My Librarian Award 

Yuliana Aceves recognized with national public service honor