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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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 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 Midwinter 2019: Melinda Gates to Chair National Library Week

“We couldn’t imagine a more ideal person to serve as National Library Week honorary chair,” said American Library Association President (ALA) Loida Garcia-Febo, in a statement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-01-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2017: Could ESSA Spark a School Library Renaissance?

The federal education law ESSA, set to take effect this year, would provide critical support for school libraries if allowed to stand by the Trump administration. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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: 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 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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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 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 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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The Week in Libraries: New Reader Survey Urges Publishers, Libraries to Bridge Their Data Gap

Among the stories making news this week: veteran bookseller and library advocate Tim Coates releases a reader-focused survey; more drama over Drag Queen Storytimes; and what to expect from all the talk of antitrust action in the tech sector. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-06-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Midwinter 2018 Spotlight: How Do You 'Midwinter?'

How I've used the ALA Midwinter Meeting has changed over my career, but it's always been valuable. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-12-15 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 2017: Colson Whitehead, Matthew Desmond Win ALA Carnegie Medals

The selections were announced on Sunday, January 22, at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, with an official award ceremony to come this summer, at the ALA annual conference, set for Chicago. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-01-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SURVEY: Is a Library Without Print Books a Library at All?

Is an all-digital library just the 21st-century update of the traditional library? Or a free database and ebook service with better branding? Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2014-01-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Announces Colin Kaepernick Will Close LibLearnX

Kaepernick will talk with librarians about his first children’s book, illustrated by Eric Wilkerson, 'I Color Myself Different,' which is scheduled for an April, 2022 publication from Scholastic Press and Kaepernick Publishing. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-01-14 05:00:00 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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-01-14 05:00:00 UTC ]
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With LibLearnX, The ALA Midwinter Meeting Is Reborn

The ALA Midwinter Meeting is history, LibLearnX is the future...but because Covid-19 is still present, this year's inaugural event will be virtual only. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-10 05:00:00 UTC ]
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