American Library Association

New "Field Guides" column from policy experts to explore key library issues

WASHINGTON – The American Library Association (ALA) announced today a new column in American Libraries magazine, “Field Guides.” Featuring experts in policy areas ranging from artificial intelligence and copyright to digital access and equity, the new column will provide ALA members, library advocates, and library professionals in all settings with insights into the policy issues facing the field today – and tomorrow.  

Unite Against Book Bans Announces a Free Book Résumé Resource

Community advocates, parents, teachers, librarians, and more to have access to free materials to support frequently challenged books

CHICAGO — Unite Against Book Bans, in collaboration with the publishing community, unveils a free collection of book résumés at bookresumes.uniteagainstbookbans.org to support librarians, educators, parents, students, and other community advocates in their efforts to keep frequently challenged books on shelves.

ALA Announces New Members of the Unite Against Book Bans Cadre for Proactive Advocacy Opposing Book Banning

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the addition of five new members to the Policy Corps’ Unite Against Book Bans cadre: Kate Alderete, Carolyn Foote, Jamie M. Gregory, Tyler Hahn, and Jennie Pu. 

Adult fiction and children’s book author Kate DiCamillo to present at 2024 LibLearnX

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) today announced that adult fiction and children’s book author Kate DiCamillo will present at the 2024 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX) in Baltimore, January 19–22, 2024.

ALA to Launch New Digital Inclusion Working Group for Library Workers

The American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy and Advocacy Office and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) today announced a new Digital Inclusion Working Group for library workers to exchange knowledge around digital equity work taking place in all library contexts.   

ALA President to moderate panel championing library contributions to communities at 2024 LibLearnX

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that ALA President Emily Drabinski will host and moderate a distinguished group of library leaders as they explore the contribution of libraries to their communities at the 2024 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX) in Baltimore, January 19–22, 2024.