The University of Chicago Press and the Chicago Distribution Center will distribute American Library Association publications in North America, effective July 1. This includes books published by ALA Editions/ALA Neal-Schuman, ACRL Publications, and other ALA units; posters, bookmarks, READ-branded and other items that promote literacy and libraries, published by ALA Graphics; and ALA's physical award seals such as the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, and Carnegie Medals seals.
Mary Mackay, ALA associate director of publishing, said, "The opportunity to partner with a company whose values so closely align with where ALA is right now and where ALA is headed in the next few years is exciting. We have been delighted by CDC's responsiveness, their willingness to learn about our business, and their commitment to pivoting with us as we all move into the future of publishing. And they clearly understand our work and our operation, given their deep experience with non-profit publishers."
Joseph D'Onofrio, director of the CDC, added: "We're honored that ALA has chosen to join the Chicago Distribution Center's family of publishers, university presses, museums, and associations. We are looking forward to partnering with ALA and its members to help them continue to advance ALA's mission today and forward into the future."