Sept. 5, 2018

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) has been selected to participate in the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) Transforming Teen Services: A Train the Trainer Approach project. APLS is one of five state library agencies (SLAs) selected to participate in the pilot cohort of this project. Other state libraries participating in the project include Maine, Minnesota, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin.

Aug. 15, 2018

The Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH), a division of the Alabama Public Library Service, will host a reading and discussion group for area U.S. military veterans from September to December.

Presented in partnership with the Alabama Humanities Foundation, the eight-session course, "What My Eyes Saw, What My Heart Remembered," will hold classes on alternating Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Montgomery, beginning Sept. 5. All lunches and reading materials will be provided to participants.

The flyer has an image of a veteran saluting with the American flag behind him

July 27, 2018

Do you want to make an impact on how public libraries receive their Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding? APLS is currently accepting applications to fill four vacancies on the LSTA Advisory Council.

Job duties include representing a constituent group (library users, library staff, and persons with disabilities) and making recommendations to the APLS Director for the distribution of LSTA funds.

This work requires a serious commitment from you to be present at council meetings and to review and score grant applications.

May 17, 2018

MONTGOMERY The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) ­­ announced today the launch of its newly revamped website. This newly redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information and coordinates with the agency’s recently updated logo. The website project took approximately two years to complete and was developed in coordination with the Alabama Supercomputer Authority.

April 16, 2018

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) Director Nancy C. Pack provided key context in the ongoing net neutrality debate at a forum that also featured Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala. The forum, “A Conversation on Net Neutrality,” was held Friday, April 13 at the Ferguson Center auditorium on the campus of the University of Alabama, and was attended by students, faculty, and the public.

Staff additions bring more than 15 years of cumulative professional experience to agency

March 22, 2018

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) is pleased to announce two recent hires with Ryan Godfrey serving as the department’s Public Information Officer and Amanda Trawick joining the Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH) as a librarian.