Public Awareness

Seminario web de Preservation Week®: Cómo implementar la sostenibilidad en su instalación

CHICAGO—En un momento en que la sostenibilidad y el ahorro de energía son imperativos para frenar el cambio climático, las instituciones y organizaciones deben ser más agresivas cuando de ahorrar energía se trata. Hay una serie de estrategias de ahorro de energía sostenible que pueden implementar las instituciones dedicadas a colecciones. Sin embargo, estas estrategias requieren el conocimiento de la instalación que alberga la colección, así como un sólido programa de control de datos.

Celebrate the freedom to read during National Library Week, April 3-9

CHICAGO – The freedom to read is essential to holding together the fabric of our democracy. Our nation’s libraries are on the front lines, protecting that freedom in the face of threats from groups that would remove or limit access to reading materials and censor content in schools, all in the name of “protecting” our nation’s children from “dangerous” ideas.

The American Library Association (ALA) and the nation will celebrate National Library Week from April 3-9, 2022. This year's theme is "Connect with Your Library."

Free National Library Week tools now available from ALA

CHICAGO – Tools are now available to help communities nationwide celebrate the contributions of libraries and library professionals during National Library Week, April 3 – 9, 2022.

Held each April by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries of all types across the country, the annual celebration highlights the valuable role libraries, librarians and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening communities through education, technology, information access and more.

Core Classroom: Hearing the Story: Creating an Oral History Project

CHICAGOStorytelling is an important way to preserve the history of a community and/or culture. The human voice can convey so much more than the written word, so oral histories are a good way to preserve a community, family, or history of an important event. People have differing views about events and capturing the viewpoints through recording their stories is something that libraries have been doing for many years.

Elegida Elizabeth Yeampierre, Directora Ejecutiva de UPROSE, como Presidenta Honorífica de Preservation Week® 2022

CHICAGO—Preservation Week (Semana de la Preservación) se complace en anunciar que Elizabeth Yeampierre, directora ejecutiva de la organización comunitaria latinx UPROSE, con sede en Brooklyn, se desempeñará como Presidenta Honorífica de Preservation Week 2022. Yeampierre, abogada puertorriqueña de ascendencia africana e indígena, reconocida internacionalmente y líder de justicia ambiental y climática, es una firme defensora y pionera de la organización comunitaria para el logro del desarrollo justo y sostenible, la justicia ambiental y la adaptación climática liderada por la comunidad.

ALA encourages library workers to ascertain eligibility and apply for Public Service Loan Forgiveness waiver before October 31

PSLF Coalition webinar series begins February 2

WASHINGTON–The American Library Association (ALA) encourages library workers with federal student loans to review their eligibility under the U.S. Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. Library workers in all contexts—school, public, academic and others—with federal student aid may be eligible for the waiver, known as the Temporary Expanded PSLF (TEPSLF).

'The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu,' 'A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance' receive 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) selects “The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu,” by Tom Lin, published by Little, Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, as the winner of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and "A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance," by Hanif Abdurraqib, published by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, as the winner of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. The selections were announced at the Reference and User Servic

Submissions Now Open for the 2022 John Cotton Dana Award

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting submissions for the 2022 John Cotton Dana Award (JCD). The John Cotton Dana Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to libraries and honors outstanding library public relations. Up to eight $10,000 awards will be provided by the H.W. Wilson Foundation in 2022.