American Library Association

ALA Launches Policy Corps Cadre for Proactive Advocacy on Book Banning

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, the American Library Association (ALA) Public Policy & Advocacy (PPA) Office, in partnership with ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom, announce a new initiative for proactive advocacy to combat book banning and censorship in America’s libraries.

ALA 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition Preliminary Program showcases education programs, exhibitors, and other conference highlights

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has launched the Preliminary Program, listing agenda items that will take place at the ALA 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Chicago, June 22-27, 2023. Prospective and registered attendees can view President & Chair programs, ticketed events, exhibitors and the Library Marketplace floor plan, and 175+ education programs covering a range of content areas. Featured speakers, Governance meetings, and News You Can Use sessions will be added soon.

Acclaimed authors Nikki Grimes, Rick Riordan, Mark Oshiro, and award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney announced as featured speakers at the ALA 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition

CHICAGO – The American Library Association today announced that celebrated children’s book author and poet Nikki Grimes and award-winning illustrator Brian Pinkney will present at the ALA 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition, June 22-27, 2023, in Chicago.  Also joining the speaker roster, New York Times bestselling author Rick Riordan and acclaimed author Mark Oshiro. Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. 

ALA launches FY 2024 #FundLibraries campaign under tight deadline to gain House support

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) kicked off the annual #FundLibraries campaign on March 13, 2023, calling on library advocates in every congressional district to contact their representative and ask them to support libraries by cosigning Dear Appropriator letters to fund the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) and the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. The LSTA letter, circulated by U.S. Reps.

ALA Conferences Opens 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition Poster Session Submissions

Chicago – The American Library Association invites submissions for Poster Sessions at the 2023 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition, to be held in Chicago, June 22-27, 2023. The submission site is now closed.

American Library Association announces 2023 Youth Media Award winners

NEW ORLEANS — 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 held January 27-30, in New Orleans.

A list of all the 2023 award winners and honor selections follows:

2023 Schneider Family Book Awards recipients named

NEW ORLEANS — The American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Schneider Family Book Awards, which honor an author or illustrator for the artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences. The award winners were announced today during the ALA’s LibLearnX: The Library Learning Experience held January 27-30, in New Orleans. 

ALA offers webinars on new federal resources for sustainable library buildings

Free webinars will be offered on Feb. 1 and 2

Washington, D.C. -- The American Library Association (ALA) is offering two webinars for libraries about new federal resources for sustainable library buildings.

ALA applauds passage of FY 2023 federal budget, key increases in funding for libraries

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) welcomed substantial increases in federal funding for libraries passed by Congress today as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Omnibus Appropriations bill. President Biden is expected to sign the bill into law in the coming hours.

More than 50 Representatives urge support for library facilities in FY 2023 appropriations bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fifty-four U.S. Representatives yesterday sent a letter urging the House to support federal funding to modernize library buildings nationwide.