Sept. 17, 2020

New officers for the APLS Board of Directors were elected at today’s Executive Board Meeting. Angelia Stokes, representing District 2, will serve as board chair, and Ron Snider, from District 1, will serve as vice chair for the upcoming fiscal year.

The APLS Board of Directors consists of seven members, one from each U.S. Congressional District. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Alabama Senate.

Aug. 24, 2020

The Alabama Public Library Service anticipates hiring librarians (30511) and library consultants (30520) in the near future.

If you are interested in applying, please submit an application to Alabama State Personnel at www.personnel.alabama.gov. Both of these job classifications are open as continuous announcements with State Personnel.

Aug. 5, 2020

The U.S. Census Bureau announced on Aug. 3 that the deadline for households to respond to the U.S. 2020 Census has been moved up one month. All census responses are now due by Sept. 30.

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July 30, 2020

The Alabama Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (BPH) celebrates the life of Congressman John Lewis. Patrons who wish to read and learn more about this extraordinary man's many accomplishments are encouraged to seek out the audiobooks listed below, available through BPH. Contact the BPH team at 334-213-3906 for further assistance or to place orders.

April 29, 2020

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) has assembled a special LibGuide for Alabama public libraries seeking guidance for best practices to reopen facilities following stay-at-home orders issued by Gov. Kay Ivey. The guide is a tip kit full of resources and suggestions for how to best serve patrons in a Covid-19 environment.

This LibGuide can be found at https://apls.libguides.com/c.php?g=1032129.

Library-reopen Toolkit and LibGuide

April 6, 2020

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) recently assembled a special LibGuide for parents, students, and teachers on using Homework Alabama, the service that offers free homework help, tutoring, and test prep for Alabama's K-12 students and adult learners.

This guide was assembled by APLS reference staff includes essential information to getting started with homeworkalabama.org.

Homework Alabama - learning from home

April 6, 2020

The Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) has extended its closure until at least April 30 due to heightened concerns over the novel coronavirus and in following Stay at Home orders from Gov. Kay Ivey. All public libraries are encouraged to email their library consultants any questions or concerns during this time of closure. The APLS helpdesk is also available to answer any computer questions you may have.

Additionally, APLS is making the following recommendations for our public libraries:

Stay at Home

March 30, 2020

Due to heightened concerns over the novel coronavirus, the Alabama Public Library Service (APLS) has extended the date of remaining closed until at least April 17. All public libraries are encouraged to email their library consultants any questions or concerns during this time of closure. The APLS helpdesk is also available to answer any computer questions you may have.

Additionally, APLS is making the following recommendations for our public libraries:

COVID-19

March 25, 2020

At-home access to Ancestry Library Edition is availble to Alabamians for a very limited time due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

To gain access, you must login to an APLS secure page before proceeding to Ancestry Library Edition.

Please email APLS staff at reference@apls.state.al.us with ALE access in the email subject line for detailed instructions on how to access this free, valuable resource.