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Changes Loom as Public Libraries Begin to Reopen

Observers in recent years have argued that if public libraries didn’t already exist in America, we wouldn’t be able to invent them. In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, the question now is: Can we reinvent them? Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Public Libraries Are Handling Summer Reading During COVID-19

Find out how some libraries are shifting summer reading programs into digital spaces, maintaining their communities, and learning from the process. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-26 10:33:13 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2020: Public Libraries and the Pandemic

As states begin lifting stay-at-home restrictions, public libraries face a wide range of short- and long-term issues. How do we keep library workers safe, and employed? How will buildings be redesigned to support physical distancing? Amid the economic damage wrought by the pandemic, how will... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Librarians, America Is Counting on You

In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, another critical transformation looms for public libraries. And the American public is counting on librarians to get it right. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Poems on the Underground goes online

The beginnings of Poems on the UndergroundPoems on the Underground started life in 1986 as an experiment by three friends, me (the writer Judith Chernaik) and the poets Cicely Herbert and Gerard Benson, all of us keen poetry lovers. We persuaded London Underground to post a few poems on its... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2020-05-04 14:39:46 UTC ]
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Public Libraries After the Pandemic

The value of public libraries is rarely questioned in times of crisis—think of the New Orleans Public Library after Hurricane Katrina, or the Ferguson Municipal Public Library during the unrest there. But this crisis is different. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Most Libraries Are Closed. Some Librarians Still Have to Go In.

Though many public libraries in the U.S. are completely shut, employees at some are concerned that they have been asked to continue showing up for work. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-04-14 23:04:05 UTC ]
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What Google and Facebook need to do to fight disinformation

Both Google and Facebook have acted surprisingly quickly to remove disinformation related to the COVID-19 virus over the past few weeks, considering their somewhat mixed track record when it comes to removing hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and trolls related to political campaigns. But experts... Continue reading at 'Columbia Journalism Review'

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-04-09 11:45:11 UTC ]
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Are Public Libraries in Decline?

In The Freckle Report 2020, Tim Coates offers a sobering, data-driven view of the state of public libraries in the U.S. and the U.K. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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An Online Library Is Venturing Into Uncharted Legal Waters

With public libraries closed, the Internet Archive announced an initiative to offer 1.4 million books for free online—reopening a heated copyright debate. Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2020-03-30 17:57:54 UTC ]
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The Coronavirus' Impact on Libraries Goes Beyond Books

Shuttering public libraries puts a strain on communities—even if it’s the only way to keep people safe. Continue reading at 'Wired'

[ Wired | 2020-03-23 20:35:01 UTC ]
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Libraries that close due to coronavirus should keep the Wi-Fi on, says ALA.

More and more public libraries are temporarily closing shop across the country to limit the spread of coronavirus, but their Wi-Fi can still be a valuable resource for communities, the American Library Association said Monday. Libraries that close should leave their Wi-Fi open to the public... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-23 18:01:46 UTC ]
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Chicago Public Libraries Need To Close Now To Save Lives

Why are Chicago Public Library branches still open to the public during this global health crisis? Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-19 12:06:40 UTC ]
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NYC public libraries are suspending all programs through March, but will remain open to readers.

This morning, both the Chief Librarian of the Brooklyn Public Library and the President of the New York Public Library released statements announcing that they would be cancelling public library programs for the rest of March, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-12 16:51:47 UTC ]
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Amid Public Health Crisis, MN Legislature Focuses Instead on Drag Queen Story Hour

Minnesota House Republicans threaten to slash funding to public libraries hosting Drag Queen Story Time. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-12 10:43:18 UTC ]
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Tennessee Becomes Second State to Propose ‘Parental Review Boards’ for Public Libraries

The bills propose to give elected parental review boards the power to decide which “age-appropriate" materials can be accessible to minors within a public library, with librarians who don’t comply with the board’s decisions subject to prison time. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-28 05:00:00 UTC ]
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S&S strikes partnership with Library Link

Simon & Schuster (S&S) has struck a new partnership with public libraries in the UK Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-02-16 17:38:06 UTC ]
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A new Missouri bill proposes jailing librarians who provide children “age-inappropriate” books.

A proposed law in Missouri would fine, and possibly jail, librarians who provide books to children that a parental board deemed inappropriate, a policy so extreme that it has attracted national attention. House Bill 2044, or “the Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act,” introduced by... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-01-16 16:35:23 UTC ]
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OverDrive Reports Record Digital Borrowing in 2019

Public Libraries around the world generated a record level of digital content circulation in 2019, providing patrons access to more than 326 million e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines, according to a report by Rakuten OverDrive, a digital distribution vendor for libraries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-01-09 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Arts Council England boss suggests library funding boost

Arts Council England (ACE) could make funding public libraries one of its priorities over the next decade, the organisation’s c.e.o. has said. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-03 11:55:05 UTC ]
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