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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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Twenty-three acclaimed poets and authors LIVE! at ALA Annual Conference

Reading stage features Laurie Halse Anderson, Roy Blount, Jr., Henri Cole, Heid E. Erdrich, Marilyn Johnson, Adriana Trigiani and more CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office will present 23 critically acclaimed and...

Five librarians win $1,000 Library Advocacy Day stipends from YALSA

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) named the recipients of stipends to attend Library Advocacy Day in Washington , D.C. on June 29, in conjunction with the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. The five YALSA...

Gary White elected RUSA vice president/president-elect

CHICAGO—Gary White, acting head of the department of reference, collections and research at Pennsylvania State University, has won election as vice president/president-elect of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA). White joined the faculty...

Boomers and beyond in today’s libraries

CHICAGO – ALA Editions, the publishing imprint of the American Library Association (ALA), announces the release of “ Boomers and Beyond: Reconsidering the Role of Libraries,” edited by Pauline Rothstein and Diantha Dow Schull. Supporting the growing...

ASCLA online membership journal seeks editor

CHICAGO - The deadline for applications for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’s (ASCLA) newsletter editor position has been extended to June 11, 2010. Interface, ASCLA’s quarterly online membership journal, serves as the...

One-stop destination for online learning launches on ALA website

CHICAGO-- ALA Online Learning has launched at www.ala.org/ala/onlinelearning/index.cfm. This new collaborative section of the American Library Association (ALA) website showcases in one easy-to-find place all web-based professional development offered...

ALSC releases Great Interactive Software for Kids

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), has selected its Spring 2010 list of Great Interactive Software for Kids (GISK), which recognizes high-quality computer programs and...

ACRL awards Library Advocacy Day travel grants

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has chosen six winners for 2010 Library Advocacy Day travel grants. Reflecting ACRL’s commitment to fostering grassroots legislative advocacy, the association awarded $250 grants to the...

Rally with AASL for Library Advocacy Day

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) encourages all school librarians and supporters of school libraries to join together on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on June 29 to show their support for school libraries. Starting at 10 a...

Capstone supports Learning4Life™

CHICAGO – Beginning this summer, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and Capstone are teaming up to offer "Empowering 21 st Century Learners: P21 Framework and AASL Learning Standards" licensed institutes. Through the generous support of...

Emerging Leaders Team J releases survey: how Web 2.0 should ALA go?

CHICAGO - ALA is planning a Web redevelopment in the next year. To ensure that the changes to the website satisfy members’ needs, ALA stakeholders should tell us: Just how Web 2.0 should ALA go? When you visit the ALA website, does it meet your...

Certified Public Library Administrator Program graduates six, adds five candidates

CHICAGO - The Certified Public Library Administrator Program (CPLA) Certification Review Committee (CRC) granted certification to six CPLA® candidates who are now officially Certified Public Library Administrators. In addition, the committee approved five...

@ your library website highlights article on how you can extend the joy of reading by noted author Emma Walton Hamilton

( Chicago) An article by noted author Emma Walton Hamilton on using enrichment activities to extend the joy of reading is highlighted on the @ your library website this week. The www.atyourlibrary.org website provides information and recommended...

Nominating Committee seeks candidates

The ALA 2011 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2011 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect and Councilor-at-large. The Nominating Committee will select two candidates to run for President-elect and no fewer than 51...

2010 Literary Tastes Breakfast packed with award-winning authors

CHICAGO—Two outstanding authors have been added to an already stellar lineup at the 2010 Literary Tastes Breakfast: David Small, author of the graphic novel “Stitches: A Memoir,” and Melvin Konner, author of “The Jewish Body”. “Stitches: A Memoir,” which...