ALA COVID-19 News

Mar 24, 2020

CHICAGO — The American Library Association’s Executive Board announced today that the 2020 ALA Annual Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 25-30 in Chicago has been canceled. 

“ALA’s priority is the health and safety of the library community, including our members, staff, supporters, vendors and volunteers,” said Wanda K. Brown, ALA president. “As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, it’s become clear that in the face of an unprecedented situation, we need to make tough choices.” 

Mar 23, 2020

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board released the following recommendation to libraries during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Mar 20, 2020

CHICAGO – On Tuesday, March 24, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will host a town hall to give school library professionals the opportunity to gather as a community and discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on schools, educators, and learners. All are welcome to participate in the AASL Town Hall: The Show Must Go On(line) beginning at 11:00 a.m. Central.

Mar 19, 2020

CHICAGO — As of today, all Booklist and Book Links content on www.booklistonline.com is freely available until further notice.

Mar 18, 2020

Publisher adjusts pricing model for digital content sales to libraries

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Library Association (ALA) welcomes the decision by Penguin Random House (PRH) to add new temporary pricing options for digital content purchased by school and public libraries. 

Mar 17, 2020

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Executive Board released the following statement in support of libraries and library workers during the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Mar 13, 2020

CHICAGO –American Library Association (ALA) Executive Director Tracie Hall released the following statement regarding COVID-19:

The American Library Association is committed to supporting its members, staff, and all librarians and library workers during these uncertain times.