Press Releases

Oct 15: Another change ahead for the Choice Outstanding Academic Titles awards

同乐城88网址 www.mingyishoushu.net MIDDLETOWN, CT – Each year Choice, a publishing unit at the Association of College and Research Libraries, announces the editors’ selections of the best academic nonfiction titles reviewed during the year just ended. Selection as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title is a recognition of the work’s...

Oct 14: Deadline approaching for Carnegie-Whitney Award Applications for Guides to Library Resources

CHICAGO — The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.

Funded...

Oct 14: Over 100,000 readers nationwide join #eBooksForAll campaign against planned embargo

Thousands more adding their names to petition daily

CHICAGO – In just one month, the American Library Association’s (ALA) #eBooksForAll campaign has garnered more than 100,000 signatures from readers, authors, library staff and patrons from all 50 states to condemn...

Oct 09: An updated text exploring the theory and practice of YA librarianship

CHICAGO — How should LIS envision its young adult users? Now showcasing an even more rigorous debate about the theory and practice of YA librarianship, the new second edition of “...

Oct 08: Run for office by filing an electronic petition

Individuals who were not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition. Members who are interested in running by petition may do so by completing an e-petition form:?

  1. President-elect?with the...
Oct 08: United for Libraries to designate Literary Landmarks for Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe

United for Libraries, in partnership with Connecticut Center for the Book, Connecticut Humanities and Hartford Public Library, will designate two Connecticut Literary...

Oct 08: Tiny Library Toolkit Inspires New Approaches to Library Services

A new Tiny Library Toolkit, developed by the Meridian (Idaho) Library District, shares that library's experience creating a "lighter, quicker, cheaper" means of installing a library service...

Oct 08: PLA adds fourth location to slate of regional EDISJ symposia

CHICAGO – In response to demand from the public library field, the Public Library Association (PLA) is bringing its regional symposium on equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice (EDISJ) to a fourth location in 2019.?...

Oct 08: New from ACRL - “Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political Polarization”

CHICAGO – The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “Libraries Promoting Reflective Dialogue in a Time of Political Polarization,”...

Oct 08: A guide to interactive storytimes with music and movement

CHICAGO — Alyssa Jewell’s new book “Move, Play, Learn: Interactive Storytimes with Music, Movement, and More,” published by ALA Editions, encourages children to...

Oct 08: Nominations will close Oct. 21 for the national I Love My Librarian Award

CHICAGO–Library users have until Monday, Oct. 21 to nominate superstar librarians for the American Library Association’s (ALA) prestigious I Love My Librarian Award. Members of the public can submit nominations online for library...

Oct 07: Public libraries across U.S. join American Library Association’s first “digital book club” with gripping new ebook

CHICAGO – Readers nationwide can now borrow and discuss the first ebook selection of the Libraries Transform Book Pick, a new digital reading program from the American Library Association and Rakuten OverDrive. From Oct. 7-21...

Oct 07: Maggie Townsend wins free AASL national conference registration, hotel and travel

CHICAGO – Maggie Townsend, school librarian in Bismarck, North Dakota,?recommended American Association of School Librarians (AASL) membership to a colleague and in return has been drawn as the grand prize winner?of AASL's?...

Oct 04: Fifty-seven public libraries awarded funding to encourage Affordable Care Act enrollment

CHICAGO – Through its health insurance enrollment and education initiative,?Libraries Connecting You to Coverage, the?Public Library Association (PLA) is encouraging?enrollment in the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

Oct 03: ALA receives $2 million Google.org grant to develop library entrepreneurship centers

WASHINGTON -- The American Library Association (ALA) has received a $2 million grant from Google.org to develop library?entrepreneurship centers and enable libraries across the country to double down on their support for people looking to start a new business.?

“Today...

Oct 03: IFRT accepting nominations for 2020 Eli M. Oboler Memorial Award

The Eli M.?Oboler Memorial Award committee is seeking nominations for the 2020 award.? The award honors a literary work or series of works in the area of intellectual freedom. This can include matters of ethical, political, or social concerns related to intellectual freedom. It is presented...

Oct 03: Applications now open for the 2020 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

CHICAGO ?— ?The American Library Association (ALA) and the Will and Ann Eisner Family Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2020 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries, which recognize libraries for their role in the growth of graphic literature. Last year the Will Eisner...

Oct 02: 50 libraries selected to host traveling exhibition from ALA and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

CHICAGO — The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and the American Library Association (ALA) have announced 50 libraries that will host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling...

Oct 02: Scholastic Book Fairs sponsors AASL Collaborative School Library Award

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is pleased to announce Scholastic?Book Fairs?as the new sponsor of the AASL Collaborative School Library Award. The award?recognizes and encourages collaboration and partnerships between school librarians and educators.?Award...

Oct 01: DC Circuit Court Delivers Mixed Ruling on Net Neutrality

ALA Will Continue Fight for Open Internet

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) authority to issue its 2018 Order eliminating network neutrality protections while also vacating parts...

Oct 01: Demystifying online instruction

CHICAGO — The design of information literacy instruction and the building of it are two distinct skillsets and processes; yet all too often everything gets mashed together, creating needless confusion and stress. In “...

Oct 01: Edward M. and Helen R. Adams sponsor AASL Past-Presidents Planning Grant for 'National School Library Standards'

CHICAGO – Edward M. and Helen R. Adams have joined?Roger and Susan D. Ballard and Cassandra Barnett as sponsors of an American Association of School Librarians (AASL)?Past-Presidents Planning Grant for "National School Library Standards." The award, given each year, is named in honor of an AASL...

Oct 01: Longlist for 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction announced

CHICAGO – A total of 49 books (24 fiction, 25 nonfiction) has been selected for the longlist for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The list is now available on the awards’ website. The...

Oct 01: Applications open for 2020 AASL awards

CHICAGO - Applications for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2020 awards are now available. AASL members are encouraged to nominate a colleague or themselves to be lauded for their outstanding talent and dedication to the profession as part of this prestigious awards program...

Sep 27: PLA now accepting applications and nominations for 2020 Awards

CHICAGO – Through the generosity of its sponsors, the Public Library Association (PLA) is proud to offer ten awards and grants for 2020. The PLA Awards are designed to highlight the best in public library service and programming and to honor those bringing innovation, creativity and dedication...

Sep 27: 2020 ALA Nominating Committee Councilors-at-Large candidates announced

CHICAGO -?The American Library Association (ALA)?Nominating Committee annually nominates candidates from among the general membership for members-at-large of Council. Individuals who are not selected by the Nominating Committee may run for office by petition.?

Individuals interested in...

Sep 27: Wong, Yates seek 2021-22 ALA presidency

CHICAGO - Patricia "Patty" M. Wong, City Librarian at Santa Monica (Calif.) Public Library. and Steven Yates, Assistant Director, University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies, are the candidates for the 2021-22?presidency of the American Library Association (ALA).

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Sep 25: Allen selected to present paper for YALSA’s Trends Impacting YA Services session at 2020 ALA Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has selected Liz Allen, Youth Services Librarian at Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, NY, to present a paper at YALSA’s ...