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Attention: Please stop microwaving your library books.

As libraries begin to reopen around the country, patrons are excited to get back to borrowing books—but they’re also still nervous about COVID-19, which is understandable. At least some of them have been “getting creative” in their attempts to protect themselves, prompting at least one public... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-23 18:08:53 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2020: Librarians’ Day Set for 10 A.M. Kick Off

BookExpo Online's first full day of programming begins with a panel featureing five library leaders who will take stock of how libraries are handling the coronavirus pandemic thus far and how the public library might change in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Hay Festival Digital

Hay Festival Digital will feature performances, discussions, and interactive Q&As with over 100 of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers. It will stream online from 22 – 31 May 2020.The opening gala, produced by Hay Festivals in association with the British Council, and AHRC, celebrates... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2020-05-06 14:45:31 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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One Week in Reykjavík, by Alizah Holstein

Cultural Cross Sections Alizah Holstein I stepped out of Keflavík airport at 4:30 a.m. Far off in the dimly lit parking lot was the bus to Reykjavík—parked, empty, still off-duty. Winds buffeted me from above, the cold air curling its way up my wrists and... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2019-12-03 17:31:19 UTC ]
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I Found My American Dream at the Public Library

In his op-ed for Forbes last year, Panos Mourdoukoutas, a professor of economics at LIU Post in New York, suggested that Amazon stores should replace libraries to save taxpayers money. Following the backlash this preposterous suggestion created, Forbes took the article down. But the outpouring... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-12 08:48:09 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: May 17, 2019

Among the week's headlines: Richard Ford is honored by the Library of Congress; Sari Feldman reflects on her career; and the 'random' things you can borrow from a public library. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-05-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In L.A., Women Creators Discuss Gender Diversity in the Comics Industry

At a panel called "Women in Comics" held at the L.A. Public Library, five women comics creators discuss how gender and minority diversity in the pop culture industries has improved, and how much more work needs to be done. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-03-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lessons from Seattle’s Failed Bid to Rebrand its Public Library

Rebranding efforts in libraries are not uncommon, but a recent, ill-fated bid to rebrand the Seattle Public Library generated a public controversy. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: Yes, Libraries Are Your Best Customers

Five years ago, in a 2010 BEA preview article for PW, Sachem (N.Y.) Public Library’s Lauren Gilbert playfully dubbed librarians the Rodney Dangerfields of BookExpo America—the “dowdy, poor relations” who get no respect at the publishing family reunion that is BEA. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Authors on the Air April 11, 2014: Robert Dawson

Robert Dawson, author of "The Public Library: A Photographic Essay" (Princeton Architectural Press, 9781616892173), will appear on "Weekend Edition Saturday" on Saturday, April 12. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-04-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries, E-books and ReadersFirst

ReadersFirst was born because libraries need to have in-house ebook collections,” explains Rachel Wood of the Arlington Va. Public Library, a member of the Leadership Working Group of ReadersFirst, an international coalition of libraries that have banded together to set down principles,... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-02-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tennessee Public Library to Publish Books with IngramSpark

A public library in Franklin, Tennessee has launched its own publishing imprint, Academy Park Press, using the IngramSpark platform for distribution and print-on-demand. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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These (Fake) Self–Help Books Diagnose Nearly Every Way People Are Terrible On Social Media

American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis is what's known in online circles as a world–class troll. For the uninitiated, a troll is someone who expresses a controversial and often contrarian opinion in order to get a rise out of people and draw attention to himself. If someone is widely... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2013-10-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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60% of Young Americans Use Libraries, 83% Read a Book This Year

According to a study released recently by the Pew Research Center, 60% of Americans aged 16-29 still use their public library, and 83% read a book in the past year. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2012-11-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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