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More than half of 2023's most challenged books have LGBTQ themes

The number of books challenged in libraries across the U.S. in 2023 spiked 65% over the previous year, according to the American Library Association.

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RUSA @ 2024 ALA Annual Conference

SAN DIEGO- The complete schedule of RUSA programs and room locations are listed below. Full program descriptions are available on the Annual Conference website. RUSA @ ALA Annual Conference Friday, June 28, 2024 (Preconference Programs- Ticketed Events)...

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P.T. Deutermann 2024 Winner of W.Y. Boyd Literary Award

P.T. Deutermann 2024 Winner of W.Y. Boyd Literary Award

ACRL 2025 opening keynote speaker announced

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is pleased to announce Ruha Benjamin as the opening keynote speaker for the ACRL 2025 Conference, “Democratizing Knowledge, Access, and Opportunities,” to be held April 2-5, 2025, in...

Nominations open for ALA honorary membership

Nominations are being accepted for ALA honorary membership

AASL Announces 2024 Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has released its annual list of Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning. The Best Digital Tools provide opportunities for school librarians to enhance learning, engage learners, and...

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Essential checklist of library building design considerations

CHICAGO — With staff time at a premium, and library budgets that leave little room for overages, undertaking a successful library building or renovation project requires precision planning, effective communication, and focused coordination. Using a...

Free Event: Generative A.I. supercharging the mission of libraries: risks and opportunities

CHICAGO—The American Library Association United Nations International Relations Committee Sustainable Development Goals Subcommittee invites you to join their online event presented in the days before the AI for Good Global Summit, an event by the United...

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Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Libraries, Campus Partners, and Student Success

Join Core for the webinar "Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Libraries, Campus Partners, and Student Success" on August 6, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Attendees will learn about and explore existing campus partnerships as well as partnerships just forming.

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Sourcebooks and ALA present 12-month undated planner for book lovers

CHICAGO — Sourcebooks, a leading independent publisher based in Chicago, and the American Library Association’s (ALA) book publishing imprint, ALA Editions | ALA Neal-Schuman, announce publication of The American Library Association Recommended Reads and...

May 2024 Online Learning with RUSA

CHICAGO- The American Library Association- Reference and User Services Division (RUSA), presents two upcoming webinars presented by Jennifer Blair. Check out the full details below: Canva and Design for Libraries: Page Layout and Social Media Design 90...

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Core Webinar: Trailblazing Pathways Across the Digital Divide

Join Core for the webinar "Trailblazing Pathways Across the Digital Divide" on June 19, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Participants will learn about a partnership between an academic library, Student Affairs, and campus IT to fund laptops to students most in need.

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ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom to benefit from new book of essays

A new book of essays, “Why Books Still Matter,” inspired by the late First Amendment champion Joyce Meskis, has been released this month, with proceeds going to the American Library Association’s Office for Intellectual Freedom.

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New Core Web Course: Fundamentals of Institutional Repositories

CHICAGO—Core: Leadership, Infrastructure, Futures is excited to announce the release of a new course, Fundamentals of Institutional Repositories (FIR). This 6-week online course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of institutional repositories (IR)...

Literacy Nation Inc. and EMIERT announce the 2nd Annual Freedom to Read-a-Thon at ALA Annual Conference

Philadelphia — Literacy Nation Inc., in partnership with the Ethnic & Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table (EMIERT), our Supporter and partners, is thrilled to announce the 2nd Annual Freedom to Read-a-Thon. This exciting event will take place...

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Core Webinar: Accessible and Inclusive Library Design

Join Core for the webinar "Accessible and Inclusive Library Design" on June 11, 2024, at 1 p.m. CT. Explore ways to make your library more accessible and inclusive to patrons and staff, including following ADA guidelines and examining patron experience.