ALA 2015: ALA Awards Will Eisner Library Grants

Libraries in Arizona and New York were each picked to receive nearly $7,000 in books and vouchers to promote graphic novels and build comics collections. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]

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ALA Awards 2014 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries

Michigan’s Ypsilanti District Library and Montana’s Lewis & Clark Library were both awarded 2014 Will Eisner Graphic Novel Grants for Libraries at the recent American Library Association convention in Las Vegas. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-07-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2018: Penguin Random House Honors 'Library Awards for Innovation' Grant Recipients

The awards recognize the nation’s “most innovative public libraries and librarians for community-based library programs that engage citizens in reading and strengthen the social and cultural fabric of their community.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2015: Sloan, Knight Foundation Grants For Digital Public Library of America

The two new awards, coupled with significant earlier support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Endowment for the Humanities, will help to establish the growth of DPLA’s "service hubs." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2015: BISG and ALA Announce Library Survey

The jointly developed survey will seek to understand library patrons’ use of digital resources and other services offered by public libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2017: Penguin Random House Announces Library Grant Winners

The awards, first announced last year by the Penguin Random House Foundation, are an effort to support and recognize the work oflibrarians. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA 2015: On E-books, Libraries Pushing For Options

Digital Content Working Group co-chair Carolyn Anthony told members that ALA officials were "continuing to dialogue" with the Big Five publishers over ebook prices. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2015: The Battle to Save the New York Public Library

At the end of 2014, after a groundswell of media attention and public protests, New York Public Library officials abandoned a controversial renovation dubbed the Central Library Plan. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2015: Hacking Libraries

In their modern public form, libraries continue to fill an essential role: to inform, engage, and delight people by making knowledge freely accessible. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-06-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Comics Win Big at ALA’s 2015 Youth Media Awards

Jillian and Mariko Tamaki's 'This One Summer' is the first graphic novel to receive both a Caldecott Honor and a Printz Honor; while Cece Bell's graphic memoir 'El Deafo' received a Newbery Honor. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Connected holds first awards to recognise achievements of library staff

Libraries Connected held its first ever awards this week, to recognise and celebrate the achievements of library staff over the past year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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ALA 2017: ALA, Google Announce $500,000 in Grants to Support Computer Skills

The American Library Association kicked off its 2017 annual conference on Thursday with a reception at Google’s Chicago office to celebrate a new $500,000 competitive grant program, sponsored by Google, to encourage computer skills in America’s libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BEA 2015: 'Mandela An Audio History' Takes Top Honors at 2015 Audie Awards

Mandela: An Audio History won the award for Audiobook of the Year, and Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book took home the prize for Distinguished Achievement in Production Thursday night at the 20th annual Audie Awards Gala in New York City. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-05-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2015: Amid Winter Storms, ALA Attendance Dips

In all, 10,637attended, the lowest attendance since 2012, when 9,929 gathered in Dallas. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Announces 'I Love My Librarian' Award Winners

ALA officials said they received more than 1,300 nominations from library users for this year’s award, with hundreds of nominations focused on librarians’ swift and effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic, from "hosting virtual programs to distributing books and technology safely to those in... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Accepting Applications for $2 Million in NEH-funded Covid-19 Relief Grants

Up to 200 U.S. libraries of all types will be selected to receive $10,000 grants to support, restore, and sustain their core activities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Expands Award for Books, Articles on Intellectual Freedom

The award will now honor journal articles in even number years and books in odd number years, with the Oboler committee now seeking nominations for the 2022 journal article award. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-09-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Newberry Library Announces a $25,000 Chicago-Specific Book Award

The new award, with its inaugural presentation set for next summer, is open to submissions both in fiction and nonfiction. The post Newberry Library Announces a $25,000 Chicago-Specific Book Award appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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ALA Welcomes SUCCESS Act, Proposed Federal Funding Increases for Libraries

“Congress is getting the message that libraries of all kinds are key to the vitality of communities,” said ALA president Patty Wong in a statement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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ALA Working Group Calls for Change in the Library E-book Market

In a paper released this week, the American Library Association’s Joint Digital Content Working Group offered a frank assessment of the state of the library e-book market and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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