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 of love for libraries in response to the piece was […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-07-12 08:48:09 UTC ]
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Pew: Americans are ‘Actively Engaged’ with Public Libraries

Calling it “the first of its kind” Pew officials said the report, “sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the U.S.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Timothy Leary-developed video games found in New York Public Library archive

The New York Public Library recently discovered a treasure trove of video games in its archives created by psychedelic evangelist Timothy Leary. Over 375 floppies (talk about flashbacks) containing a "dozen or so" games developed by the LSD-advocate in the '80s -- some are playable via emulation... Continue reading at Engadget

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Comics in Libraries and Schools at the New York Public Library

NYPL and New York Comic Con are partnering to offer a day of professional programming on graphic novels for librarians and teachers on October 5, at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue. Here is a preview of the schedule, which will be finalized closer to NYCC. Admittance requires... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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British Library to investigate 'single digital presence’ for public libraries

The British Library is leading an 18-month project to determine the possibility of a single digital presence for UK public libraries, backed by more than £260,000 worth of funding. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Do libraries matter? 94 percent of Americans say libraries make life better

In a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 54 percent of respondents said libraries aren't as necessary as they once were when it comes to finding information. However, 94 percent said a library improves a community's quality of life. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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How Public Libraries Are Handling Summer Reading During COVID-19

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BookExpo 2020: Public Libraries and the Pandemic

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Public Libraries After the Pandemic

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Are Public Libraries in Decline?

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American Library Association Cancels 2020 Annual Conference

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Tennessee Becomes Second State to Propose ‘Parental Review Boards’ for Public Libraries

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The Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Public Library Will Merge

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American journalism is dying. Its survival requires public funds | Victor Pickard

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