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For Marvin Bell

Image: Sister and Spirit: Plains horses Marvin Bell was introduced to by Allison Adelle Hedge Coke. For more than half a century, Marvin Bell has been a movable poetry feast. Everywhere he goes, every day, from The Hamburg Inn #2 to EPB, Day House, Prairie Lights, the public libraries of Iowa,... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-10-03 19:00:52 UTC ]
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Debate night in what’s left of America

On Sunday, President Trump demanded that Joe Biden, his Democratic opponent, take a drug test ahead of (or just after) their first debate, which is tonight. “His Debate performances have been record setting UNEVEN, to put it mildly,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Only drugs could have caused this... Continue reading at 'Columbia Journalism Review'

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-09-29 12:19:19 UTC ]
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Transforming the digital offer for public libraries

As the national library of the United Kingdom, the British Library’s mission is to make our intellectual heritage accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment.  This means making our own buildings and online offers engaging for everyone, as well as working in partnership... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-24 13:05:14 UTC ]
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Libraries need change from the top

Autumn brings cheerful news of good footfall in bookshops, but we do not hear the same bells ringing for public libraries. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-09-08 12:28:53 UTC ]
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How Will Public Libraries Adapt To New School Year Norms?

How will public libraries handle being unable to be community centers when their communities are most in need of them? Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-08-13 10:35:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Libraries Respond to 'Globe and Mail' Essay Attacking Public Libraries

Canadian librarians push back against a recently published editorial arguing that public libraries are "a net harm" to literature. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-31 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Dismantling White Supremacy in Public Libraries

American public libraries operate under white supremacy. It's time to dismantle it. Continue reading at 'Book Riot'

[ Book Riot | 2020-07-20 10:31:00 UTC ]
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Hong Kong book bans are 'extremely concerning', says IPA

The International Publishers Association has expressed concern following reports in the Guardian, Global Times and the Wall Street Journal that certain books have have been removed from public libraries and bookshops. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-19 23:19:42 UTC ]
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Library Supporters Urge Action on Bill to Provide Relief Funding for Public Libraries

With the August recess looming and a second round of coronavirus relief in the works, $2 billion in funding for libraries hangs in the balance. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries could be leaders once again

As they try to re-open, public libraries have two big problems and three large advantages. The first problem, obviously, is that they have to be so safe that people actually want to work in and visit them. I don’t think anyone anywhere has solved that problem yet - but I’m sure there are... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-07-16 06:10:47 UTC ]
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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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