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Graphic novel New Kid wins prestigious Newbery Medal

Jerry Craft’s story exploring ‘friendship, race, class and bullying in a fresh manner’ is the first graphic novel to win the long-running American children’s awardFor the first time, a graphic novel has won the Newbery Medal, the oldest and most prestigious children’s book award in the US. The... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-28 16:03:46 UTC ]
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CILIP says libraries need £250m in demand to Johnson government

Library association CILIP says the library service needs up to £250m investment and has called for action from Boris Johnson’s government to secure its own future. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-12-18 08:39:06 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: May 10, 2019

Among the week's headlines: IMLS announces the winners of the 2019 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor given to libraries and museums; NYPL taps a new leader; And, Congress is poised to boost federal library funding. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Wrexham considers relocating libraries to schools

Wrexham Council is reviewing the future of its library service for the second time in five years and could relocate them to schools to save money. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA calls on ACE to increase diversity in the arts and secure libraries' future

The Society of Authors (SoA) has responded to Arts Council England’s consultation on its future strategy, saying it would like ACE to do more to increase diversity in the arts, secure the future of the library service and ensure that young people from all backgrounds can engage in cultural activity. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-12-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Laura Ingalls Wilder dropped from US children's book award over racist language

Laura Ingalls Wilder was on the brink of having an award named in her honour, from America's Association for Library Service to Children, when in 1952 a reader complained to the publisher of Little House on the Prairie about what the reader found to be a deeply offensive statement about Native... Continue reading at 'Stuff'

[ Stuff | 2018-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Strips 'Laura Ingalls Wilder' Name from Children's Book Award

The Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, voted on Saturday to rename the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, in response to the long-running discussion around prejudice in the author’s work. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from children's literature prize

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, a significant achievement award in children’s literature presented by a division of the American Library Assn., will be renamed because of the author’s "stereotypical attitudes" toward Native Americans and African Americans. The Assn. for Library Service to... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors protest 'axing' of Haringey children's librarians

A group of authors are campaigning against changes to Haringey’s library service with a “day of action” planned for Saturday (9th September). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Role of Librarians Has Become More Important': PW Talks with ALSC President Nina Lindsay

The president of the Association for Library Service to Children discusses efforts to support children and families in a shifting information landscape. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Insecurity, fear, frustration and helplessness

Author and librarian G X Todd on how it feels to be a librarian amid the changes to the library service in the past decade. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CILIP called on to oppose 'amateurisation' of library service

CILIP member Andy Richardson has called on the organisation to oppose the “amateurisation” of public library services. Richardson said that allowing library services to be run by volunteers in the local community with little or no funding for professional or paid library staff, proposed by many... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-09-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Jobs consultation at Connect Books

Connect Books is consulting with 12 people in its Bradford office as the company continues to improve the “efficiency and flexibility” of its library supply service.  Bertrams, which supplies libraries on behalf of Connect Books, has headquarters in Norwich but also an office in Bradford which... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-05-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shropshire to make 16 libraries volunteer-run

Shropshire County Council is looking at handing all but six of its 22 libraries to community groups, as it seeks to make savings of £1.3m to its library service. The local authority has revealed that it wants volunteer groups to step forwards at 16 libraries, while only six of the largest... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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DCMS 'investigating' Lincolnshire library cuts

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is investigating whether Lincolnshire County Council is providing a “comprehensive and efficient” library service. The investigation – a preliminary step to enable the Culture Secretary Sajid Javid to decide whether a local inquiry is necessary -... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library protests planned for Cardiff while Lincolnshire confirms cuts

Protestors in Cardiff will use National Libraries Day this weekend to raise awareness of cuts facing the city's library service. Campaigners in Birmingham have already announced their own plans to protest on the day, forming a human chain "hugging" the threatened Library of Birmingham.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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IWM confirms library cutbacks

The Imperial War Museums are to continue delivering a library service to the public and academics, but there will be cutbacks to the research access it offers and a charge will be introduced for researchers, the museum announced today (2nd February). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vaizey sets up Sieghart's library task force

Libraries minister Ed Vaizey has created a new task force to help develop the library service in England, at the recommendation of today's Sieghart report. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sieghart 'frightened' for future of 'dysfunctionally run' library service

William Sieghart has said that the library service operates "dysfunctionally", and that he is "frightened and worried" for the future of the library network. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Threats to Barnet library service

Barnet's library service could be reduced to a fraction of its current size if the council go ahead with new proposals. The London authority, home to Friern Barnet library which was occupied by protestors when it was slated for closure, is trying to cut £2.85m from its library budgets in the... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2014-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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