ALA 2014 Preview: Meet the Team

At PW, we’ve always served the library community, but you’ve probably noticed that in recent months we’ve ramped up our commitment to covering library news and issues, with a lineup of monthly columnists writing on a broad range of issues affecting libraries and publishers. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2014: Pew Previews Library User Typology

At the ALA Midwinter Conference this past Sunday, Lee Rainie discussed the latest Pew Research Center Library survey and announced plans to develop a widget that will provide librarians with community-specific data. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-01-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2014 Preview: Check it out with Michael Kelley: A Deeper Dive

Can metered reading work for library ebooks? Maybe, maybe not. But the world of digital reading demands experimentation, and who better for publishers to experiment with than libraries? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2014 Preview: The Librarian’s Guide to Paranoid Behavior

Librarians have always been a wee bit paranoid, but for years our distrust pretty much clustered around two obsessions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: Let’s Talk It Out

The conference theme of the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting, set for January 24–28 in Philadelphia, is “the conversation starts here.” It is a perfectly appropriate theme. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: Google Books: Eight Years Later...

On November 14, Judge Denny Chin dismissed the long-running Authors Guild suit against Google, ruling that the digitization of books for Google Book Search is fair use. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: Getting Ready to Read

The conversation about the Common Core standards will be a hot topic at this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting, as many public librarians make efforts to reach their patrons and community members—as well as form partnerships with school librarians—to provide information on the standards. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014 Preview: Cut to the Core: On the Front Lines of the Common Core Rollout

In October, we gave what was scheduled to be a one-hour presentation to a group of public librarians and library directors on collaboration between school and public libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Midwinter 2016 Preview: ALA Midwinter Program Picks

The American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting is where the association conducts its business—committees move forward (however glacially), and hardworking but fun-filled awards committees arrive at their hotly contested decisions. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-12-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2014: ALA Sizzles in Las Vegas

Official attendance figures were not available at press time, but ALA officials said the early numbers were on pace to surpass expectations. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2014: Hot Start For ALA in Las Vegas

More than 20,000 librarians, authors, publishers and vendors from 765 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference over the next four days, and at first glance, the show looks like it will be a strong one. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2021 Virtual Midwinter Meeting Gets Underway

First Lady Jill Biden, Author Ibram X. Kendi, and Amanda Gorman, the Inaugural Youth Poet Laureate of the United States who stole the show at President Biden's inauguration this week, are among those scheduled to speak at the 2021 ALA virtual Midwinter Meeting, which runs through Tuesday,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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First Lady Jill Biden to Speak at the 2021 ALA Virtual Midwinter Meeting

The January 25 appearance, in what will be among Dr. Biden's first appearances as First Lady of the United States, is a major show of support for the library community. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Ibram X. Kendi, Ethan Hawke Among ALA Midwinter Meeting Speakers

Covid-19 has forced the final ALA Midwinter Meeting to go online only, but a typically strong program awaits. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Melinda Gates, Isha Sesay to Keynote 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting

In Seattle, librarians will kick-start what figures to be a busy year with a slate of inspiring authors and speakers; a strong, future-oriented professional program; a host of awards and receptions; and a full slate of author signings and product demos in the exhibit hall. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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W F Howes bolsters editorial team to meet audiobook demand

Audiobook and large print publisher W F Howes is boosting its editorial team to “bolster” its acquisitions programme. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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ALA Midwinter 2017 Preview

What the incoming administration could mean for libraries will be among the hot topics at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA, PRH Team Up On Nat'l Readathon Day

The American Library Association is presenting National Readathon Day through its Libraries Transform campaign, with support from Penguin Random House's Library Awards for Innovation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2016 Midwinter Meeting: Ken Burns Talks About the Creative Process

In a fascinating talk, Ken Burns, Terry Tempest Williams, and Mark Kurlansky delved deep into the creative process. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Midwinter 2016 Preview: We Need to Talk About Reference

We take a look back at some of the library stories that captivated the publishing world in 2015, and a look ahead at what they portend for 2016. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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