Israeli forces have burned down the library of Al-Kalima.

As reported earlier this week by Ramy Abdu, Chairman of Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, the Israeli army has burned down the the publishing house and library of Al-Kalima in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza. Breaking: The Israeli army destroys and burns down the publishing house and library of Al-Kalima in the Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood […] Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-02-21 18:41:05 UTC ]
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Libraries across the country are being forced to close because of bomb threats.

In a predictable—but nevertheless horrifying—extension of the ongoing wave of book bans across the country (not to mention the bomb threats to a children’s hospital for providing gender-affirming healthcare), Motherboard has reported that at least a dozen public libraries across the country have... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2022-09-30 16:07:29 UTC ]
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PA backs filing against Maryland law forcing publishers to license library e-books

The Publishers Association and the Federation of European Publishers have voiced their support for the Association of American Publishers’ challenge of an “unprecedented, unjustified” Maryland law which could force publishers both in the US and abroad to license e-books to the state's public... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-20 16:08:03 UTC ]
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A library staffer has been fired for burning Trump and Ann Coulter books in his free time.

Cameron Williams, a former staffer at Chattanooga Public Library and a local Black Lives Matter activist, has been fired from his library job three months after being accused of “improperly” burning books written by Donald Trump and Ann Coulter. In December, as the Chattanooga Times Free Press... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-02-17 17:26:28 UTC ]
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Jeremy Corbyn vows to protect libraries from forces of doom.

In a press conference in London earlier today, embattled-but-unbowed leader of the British Labour Party, lifelong democratic socialist, and absolute boy Jeremy Corbyn revealed a dossier proving that the US is demanding that Britain’s National Health Service (a remarkable civic institution born... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2019-11-27 16:43:19 UTC ]
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Carnegie Library occupiers vow to remain 'until forced out'

Determined library campaigners have vowed to occupy Herne Hill’s Carnegie Library “until they are forced out”. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-04-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookshops and libraries join forces

Bookshops and libraries may seem, to some, unlikely allies. One is in the business of selling books while the other lends them out for free. But we know they can and do work together successfully, but by local arrangement rather than national policy. That is set to change. The Booksellers’... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-08-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Settle appointed c.e.o. of libraries task force

Kathy Settle has been announced as chief executive of the Leadership for Libraries task force. Settle is currently director for digital policy and departmental engagement in the Government Digital Service (GDS), part of the Cabinet Office. She will begin the new role in April, while continuing... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library task force starts work

A new task force for libraries, which met for the first time last week, will focus its attention on sharing best practice between councils, promoting the role of digital and shaping a workforce for the future. One of the key aims of the Leadership for Libraries task force will be to highlight... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-03-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ISIS burns Mosul library: Why terrorists target books

UNESCO has called the destruction of libraries and books in Mosul 'one of the most devastating acts of destruction of library collections in human history.' Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-02-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Vaizey sets up Sieghart's library task force

Libraries minister Ed Vaizey has created a new task force to help develop the library service in England, at the recommendation of today's Sieghart report. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sieghart Review to recommend task force for libraries

The eagerly-awaited Sieghart Review on the public library service will argue for a dedicated task force involving "all key players working together" to deliver changes at "a fast pace", a panel member has revealed. Public policy consultant Sue Charteris, talking at the Speak Up for Libraries... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Are More Popular Than Ever and Library Workers Don’t Earn Livable Wages: The State of U.S. Public Libraries

US public libraries are more popular than ever, but library workers are mostly not paid a livable wage: new research into library data. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2022-02-09 11:45:00 UTC ]
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Libraries rule, cops drool: Today’s the birthday of both NYC’s libraries and police.

Today is a double anniversary in New York City. On May 23, 1845, the New York Police Department was founded, and 50 years later on May 23, 1895, the New York Public Library was established. Today, over a century and a half later, these two city institutions are not getting equal slices of their... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2024-05-23 16:59:57 UTC ]
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Data Overwhelmingly Supports Libraries and Library Workers: Book Censorship News, January 5, 2024

The data supports the work of libraries and library workers far more than it doesn't. That, plus this week's book censorship news. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2024-01-05 11:40:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Are For Everyone: Pride in the Library Goods

Libraries are for everyone, no matter your background, identity, or experiences. These pride in the library goods highlight that. - Kelly Jensen Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-14 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Brave Books, Kirk Cameron Plan Public Library Events August 5; Public Libraries Need to Prepare

Kirk Cameron is encouraging a national story time event in US public libraries August 5. Here's what library workers need to know. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-06-05 10:37:00 UTC ]
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Libraries are under attack—and so are library workers

Libraries are increasingly being targeted by local and state legislators and protestors trying to ban books and block LGBTQ content. How is that affecting the people who work in them? Scratch nearly any kind of story—political, social, economic, cultural, and so on—and you’ll find a labor... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2023-04-14 03:00:00 UTC ]
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