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Jan 28, 2019, 16:40 ET American Library Association announces 2019 youth media award winners

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott,...


Jan 27, 2019, 22:00 ET "The Great Believers," "Heavy: An American Memoir," receive 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association (ALA) selects "The Great Believers," by Rebecca Makkai, published by Viking, as the winner of the 2019 Andrew...


Dec 04, 2018, 10:04 ET American Library Association Announces I Love My Librarian Awards

A member of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe from Montana, a rural community college librarian from North Carolina, and a Pennsylvania advocate for immigrants ...


Oct 24, 2018, 09:33 ET ALA unveils shortlist for 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and...


Aug 06, 2018, 11:03 ET ALA looking for nation's favorite librarians for I Love My Librarian Award

The American Library Association (ALA) is seeking nominations for the coveted 2018 I Love My Librarian Award, which recognizes librarians for...


Apr 09, 2018, 10:03 ET New report affirms invaluable role of our nation's libraries

Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its 2018 State of America's Libraries report, an annual summary of library trends released...


Feb 12, 2018, 11:04 ET American Library Association announces 2018 youth media award winners

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults—including the Caldecott,...


Feb 12, 2018, 01:02 ET White House budget proposal continues to miscalculate the value of libraries

In its FY 2019 budget released today, the White House proposed eliminating the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and hundreds of...


Feb 11, 2018, 09:04 ET "Manhattan Beach," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," receive 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association (ALA) selects "Manhattan Beach," by Jennifer Egan, published by Scribner, as the winner of the 2018 Andrew Carnegie...


Dec 13, 2017, 06:15 ET Sarah Jessica Parker selects Ayobami Adebayo's 'Stay with Me' for ALA Book Club Central pick

The latest American Library Association (ALA) Book Club Central SJP pick, chosen by Honorary Book Club Central Chair Sarah Jessica Parker, is "Stay...


Nov 30, 2017, 06:20 ET ALA announces winners of the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award

Today 10 librarians were honored with the prestigious 2017 I Love My Librarian Award for their outstanding public service contributions. Selected...


Oct 26, 2017, 05:03 ET ALA Announces $500,000 in First-time Grants to Develop Coding Programs in Libraries

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced more than $500,000 in grants for 28 libraries in 21 states plus the District of Columbia (full ...


Oct 25, 2017, 05:03 ET ALA unveils shortlist for 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and...


Jun 05, 2017, 07:20 ET Nominate a librarian for 2017 I Love My Librarian Award

The American Library Association (ALA) is now accepting nominations for the 2017 I Love My Librarian Award, which recognizes the public service...


May 17, 2017, 09:03 ET Leading Companies And Trade Associations Catalyze New Multi-Industry Business Group To Save Federal Library Funding

Many of America's leading information, software, publishing and other businesses as well as multiple national trade associations today unveiled the...


Apr 10, 2017, 10:01 ET New report chronicles library community's front line battles against fake news, censorship, bigotry

Today the American Library Association (ALA) released its State of America's Libraries Report, an annual report released during National Library...


Mar 16, 2017, 16:31 ET President's budget proposal to eliminate federal library funding 'counterproductive and short-sighted'

In response to President Trump's proposal to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services in his FY2018 budget, American Library...


Jan 23, 2017, 08:30 ET American Library Association announces 2017 youth media award winners

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audio books for children and young adults – including the Caldecott,...


Jan 22, 2017, 18:00 ET "The Underground Railroad," "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City," receive 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association selects "The Underground Railroad," by Colson Whitehead, published by Doubleday, Penguin Random House LLC, as the...


Nov 30, 2016, 06:07 ET ALA announces winners of the 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

Today 10 librarians from across the country were honored with this year's I Love My Librarian Award. The winning librarians were recognized for their ...


Oct 26, 2016, 06:03 ET ALA unveils shortlist for 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The American Library Association (ALA) today announced six books shortlisted for the esteemed Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and...


Jul 25, 2016, 01:10 ET Nominate your favorite librarian for 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

The American Library Association (ALA) invites the public to nominate their favorite librarians for its prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award....


Jun 17, 2016, 06:41 ET ALA seeks nation's favorite librarians for 2016 I Love My Librarian Award

The American Library Association (ALA) invites the public to nominate their favorite librarians for its prestigious 2016 I Love My Librarian Award....


Apr 26, 2016, 08:13 ET Nation's libraries advancing diversity and tolerance on Día's 20th anniversary April 30

For 20 years, libraries have been connecting children and literacy through Día, a national program that embraces and celebrates diverse books,...


Apr 11, 2016, 10:03 ET ALA's "State of America's Libraries 2016" shows service transformation to meet tech demands of library patrons

Libraries are not just about what they have for people, but what they do for and with people. With communities still recovering from the Great...