ALA Announces First Members of New 'Policy Corps'

The initiative seeks to develop expertise within the library community on key national and public policies that are important to libraries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-01-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Launches ‘Policy Corps’ Initiative

The program will tap expertise from within the library community to work on policy initiatives that affect libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-10-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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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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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‘I’m afraid of repercussions’: Publishing industry members question Google’s motives in paying off News Corp

Google's News Corp deal may pacify Australian lawmakers, but publishing industry members worry about repercussions for smaller publishers. The post ‘I’m afraid of repercussions’: Publishing industry members question Google’s motives in paying off News Corp appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2021-02-18 05:01:00 UTC ]
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‘I’m afraid of repercussions’: Publishing industry members question Google’s motives in paying off News Corp

Google's News Corp deal may pacify Australian lawmakers, but publishing industry members worry about repercussions for smaller publishers. The post ‘I’m afraid of repercussions’: Publishing industry members question Google’s motives in paying off News Corp appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2021-02-18 05:01:00 UTC ]
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ALA Announces Finalists for 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals

The two medal winners will be announced by selection committee chair Bill Kelly at the Reference and User Services Association’s Book and Media Awards (BMAs) event, which will take place online on February 4, 2021, 3-4pm CST. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-11-20 05:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Announces Longlist for 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals

In all, a total of 46 books (26 fiction, 20 nonfiction) were selected, with a six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—to be announced on November 17. The two medal winners will be announced during an online event set for February 4, 2021. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-10-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Offers Members Free, or Reduced Registration for 2020 Annual Conference

Thanks to a select group of sponsors, the fee for ALA members is just $60, and registration is free for any library professional who has been furloughed, laid off, or has had a reduction in hours. Registration closes on Wednesday, June 17, at noon (CT). Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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News Corp announces end of more than 100 Australian print newspapers in huge shift to digital

Print editions of dozens of regional newspapers to finish, with sweeping job cuts feared‘Gutting’: News Corp Australia’s newspaper print closures will leave ‘thousands of stories’ untoldNews Corp Australia has confirmed that more than 100 local and regional newspapers will become digital only or... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-27 23:38:41 UTC ]
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ALA Announces Virtual Option for Canceled Annual Conference

The event, dubbed ALA Virtual—Community Through Connection, will offer "educational programming, special author events, and social networking" and is set to run from June 24-26, 2020. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA announces death of committee member Eric Clark

The Society of Authors (SoA) has expressed its sadness over the death over committee member, writer and author Eric Clark. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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'Appalled': As ALA Kicks Off in New Orleans, Librarians Blast Trump Border Policy

In a statement this week, ALA president Jim Neal said there was "no legitimate policy or moral basis" for the Trump administration's "unconscionable" policy of separating families at the border. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Policy Paper: the Copyright Office Belongs in the Library of Congress

In a short, but deeply-sourced policy paper released this week, the American Library Association pushes back against a key talking point in the recent bid to make the Register of Copyrights a presidential appointee. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-08-11 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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Prime Members Now Get Unlimited Reading On Any Device, Amazon Announces - Deal Alert

Amazon has just announced one more compelling reason to consider a Prime membership -- "Prime Reading". As a Prime member, you now have unlimited access to over a thousand books, current issue magazines, comics, Kindle Singles, and more. With access from any device – including your phone,... Continue reading at PC World

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Yahoo follows News Corp, announces Livestand 'magazine' for tablets

By Tim Conneally, Betanews Yahoo on Thursday announced that it will soon debut a new magazine-style method of digital content delivery especially aimed at touchscreen mobile devices like tablets and smartphones called Livestand."Publishers and advertisers must expand their content to [phones and... Continue reading at Betanews

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News Corp finds someone to blame after pulling the plug on AAP (hint: it's not News Corp) | Weekly Beast

Murdoch mastheads point finger at ABC, Facebook and the Guardian, among others. Plus: what KFC and bidets say about the state of journalismThe demise of AAP has unexpectedly ignited a war of words between media companies over who is to blame.According to News Corp – one of the major shareholders... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2020-03-06 02:34:45 UTC ]
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ALA 2019: PW Talks to ALA Washington Office Director Kathi Kromer

With librarians preparing to gather in Washington for the 2019 Annual Conference, PW recently caught up with ALA's Kathi Kromer to talk about navigating today's unusual political climate, and why 'year-round advocacy' is the office's defining strategy. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA 2019: ALA Professional Program Highlights

PW contributing editor Brian Kenney offers a look at the 2019 ALA Annual Conference's professional program, which this year features a strong emphasis on equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) issues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-07 04:00:00 UTC ]
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