American Library Association

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.

New ALA Report Maps Increasingly Complex Digital Public Library Ecosystem

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a 34 percent increase in digital book borrowing since 2019, the size and scope of the digital content ecosystem for public libraries and patrons have made transparency more important than ever, according to a new report released today by the American Library Association (ALA).

SAG-AFTRA Actress, Model, Artist, and Down Syndrome Activist Mia Armstrong to Present at 2024 LibLearnX

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) has announced that SAG-AFTRA actress, model, Down Syndrome activist, and new author Mia Armstrong will be an Author Speaker at the 2024 LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience (LLX) in Baltimore, January 19–22, 2024.

Call for Proposals-IRRT Mission Enhancement Grant

CHICAGO - The International Relations Round Table (IRRT) announces the call for proposals for its Mission Enhancement Grant. In 2016, IRRT members and supporters established the IRRT Endowment. Interest from the Endowment will be used to fund member-initiated proposals for international projects that contribute to ALA's role in international librarianship.

ALA welcomes federal E-rate support for Wi-fi hotspots

Washington — The American Library Association (ALA) today welcomed the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to permit use of E-rate funding for Wi-Fi hotspots and wireless internet access services.

​​​​​​​ALA Conferences Opens 2024 Annual Conference & Exhibition Poster Session Submissions

CHICAGO — The American Library Association invites submissions for Poster Sessions at the 2024 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held in San Diego, CA, June 27 – July 2, 2024. The submission site is open now through Monday, January 8, 2024.