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ALA Annual Conference Has Busy In-Person Return

The American Library Association held its first in-person annual conference since 2019 in Washington, D.C., beginning on June 23, and with today and tomorrow still to come, the show's return is getting solid reviews. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-06-27 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Long Island library board comes to its senses and reverses ban on children’s Pride displays.

Following the recent onslaught of attacks on LGBTQ+ rights across the nation, the Smithtown Library Board of Trustees passed a resolution on June 21st to remove all Pride month displays from their children’s sections across all four buildings in the library’s district. The New York Library... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-06-24 15:19:59 UTC ]
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Librarians Gather in Texas as Book Bans Mount

In Texas, where libraries are a political battleground, the Texas Library Association recently convened its annual convention in person for the first time since 2019—in the district of a state representative Matt Kraus eager to ban books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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No Actions Offered to Librarians to Help With Book Bans From National Org: Book Censorship News, April 8, 2022

This week's book censorship news includes a look at what the American Library Association is -- and is not -- doing right now. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-08 10:41:00 UTC ]
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The TLA Annual Conference is Back

The Texas Library Association Annual Conference is back in person this year, set for April 25–28 under a conference theme of “Recover, Rebalance, Reconnect.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Here are the Top 10 Most Banned and Challenged Books of 2021

These are the 10 books the American Library Association reports as being the most banned or challenged titles of 2021. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-05 14:07:04 UTC ]
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Book Challenges Quadrupled in 2021, an Unprecedented Increase

729 formal book challenges were reported to the American Library Association in 2021, which is likely only 10% of total challenges. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-04-04 17:35:10 UTC ]
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PLA 2022 Conference Exceeds Expectations

The 2022 Public Library Association conference drew nearly 5,000 in-person attendees to Portland, Ore., last week, marking a significant step toward a return to major library conferences. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-04-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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A Time of Renewal For America’s Libraries

With more than 4,000 library workers and advocates expected to attend, library leaders say this week's Public LIbrary Association conference, the largest in-person library gathering since February 2020, feels like a sign of renewal. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Texas Library Association Forms Coalition to Battle Book Bans

The new coalition aims to inform and organize Texans who oppose efforts to ban books. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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American Library Association Names the Best YA Audiobooks of 2022

The Young Adult Library Services Association has announced their 2022 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adult Readers list. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2022-02-07 17:25:09 UTC ]
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Here are the winners of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence.

Yesterday, the American Library Association announced the winners of the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence. Tom Lin’s The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu was recognized in the Fiction category, while Hanif Abdurraqib’s A Little Devil in America was recognized in the Non-Fiction category. Now... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-01-24 15:52:47 UTC ]
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Daynes scoops SLA Information Book Award for 'gentle' book on why things die

Katie Daynes' Why Do Things Die? (Usborne), illustrated by Christine Pym, has been announced as the overall winner of the School Library Association (SLA) Information Book Award for its “gentle, non-judgemental” tone on "a rare topic" for young readers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-11-25 10:32:58 UTC ]
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Here’s the shortlist for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

Today, the American Library Association announced the 2022 shortlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction. The awards, established in 2012, celebrate the best books in fiction and nonfiction for adult readers, and will honor each winner with $5000. The... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-11-08 16:19:31 UTC ]
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​SLA data demonstrates a mixed approach to school libraries through the pandemic

The School Library Association says many of its members were furloughed and some have been made redundant but librarians have been more essential than ever Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2021-09-03 09:36:20 UTC ]
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Here’s the shortlist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

Let’s start our morning right with the latest book news. Today, the American Library Association announced the shortlist of the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which honors the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-11-17 15:48:43 UTC ]
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Three Candidates to Run for 2022-2023 ALA Presidency

The American Library Association this week announced that three candidates will vie for the association's 2022-2023 presidency: Stacey A. Aldrich, Ed Garcia, and Lessa Kanani'opua Pelayo-Lozada. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Follow the new Ohio Literary Trail for the state’s best writerly spots.

This is cool: The Ohioana Library Association has released a map and list tracing a new “literary trail” through the state, featuring historical landmarks, museums, unique libraries, and other hidden destinations. The list isn’t limited to the state capital of Columbus, either. The selections... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-08-12 19:09:38 UTC ]
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The ALA’s 2019 list of most frequently challenged books is as disheartening as ever.

The American Library Association has released its annual list of the most frequently challenged books, and while Harry Potter (and the Order of the Godless Friends) and The Handmaid’s Tale (hold on now, you’re saying this is a dys-topia?) managed to squeak into the top ten, the other eight on... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-04-20 13:59:19 UTC ]
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The Enduring Relevance and Wisdom of Mildred D. Taylor’s Circle Unbroken, by Dianne Johnson-Feelings

Book Reviews Dianne Johnson-Feelings Mildred D. Taylor at the University of Oklahoma, October 24, 2003 / Photo by Robert Taylor Generations of American schoolchildren have grown up with Cassie Logan and her brothers, Stacey, Christopher-John, and... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2020-04-09 13:31:33 UTC ]
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