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Michigan Library Association Defends Library Defunded Over LGBTQ Books

In a statement this week, the Michigan Library Association called the vote to defund the Patmos Library (Jamestown, Mich.) over the library’s refusal to pull several LGBTQ-themed books from library shelves "a local tragedy with national implications." Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-11-15 05:00:00 UTC ]
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It’s official: Book-banning attempts aimed at libraries are way up this year.

The American Library Association has released its preliminary data on attempts to censor books or limit library resources, and the numbers are bad. From Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, there were 681 “attempts to ban or restrict library resources,” targeting 1,651 titles in total. This number already exceeds... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-09-16 16:06:45 UTC ]
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Attempts to Ban Books Are Accelerating and Becoming More Divisive

To mark Banned Books Week, the American Library Association released a report on the rise in censorship efforts: In 2022, there have been attempts to restrict access to 1,651 titles. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2022-09-16 13:30:52 UTC ]
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ALA’s Tracie Hall Receives the National Book Award’s Literarian Award

The first Black woman executive director of the American Library Association receives this year's lifetime Literary Award. The post ALA’s Tracie Hall Receives the National Book Award’s Literarian Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2022-09-07 22:07:43 UTC ]
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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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