Libraries 'crucial' for the nation's engagement in literature, says RSL

The role of public libraries is "crucial to sustaining and building engagement in literature", the Royal Society of Literature has concluded from a survey conducted with Ipsos MORI. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-03-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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RSL campaigns on ‘crucial role' of literature

The Royal Society of Literature is launching a programme, “Literature Matters”, to campaign for recognition of the power and value of great writing. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-09-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Rebuck: 'libraries and literacy crucial for health of the nation'

Penguin Random House chair​ Gail Rebuck has spoken up for libraries in the House of Lords, citing research that found they save the NHS £27.5m a year in reduced GP visits. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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What Are Libraries Doing for National Library Card Sign-Up Month?

September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Let's take a look at some of the activities librarians have in store this month. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-09-08 10:32:00 UTC ]
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School libraries aim for world record on National Libraries Day

School libraries will be celebrating National Libraries Day with a Guinness World Record attempt... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Here are the first selected titles for the National Book Foundation’s Science + Literature Program.

Today, the National Book Foundation announced its inaugural selected titles for its new Science + Literature program. Supported by a three-year $525,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the program recognizes three books each year and aims to foster an engaged understanding of science... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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10 years of the Stella: how Australia’s women’s writing prize changed a nation’s literature

Publishers speak of the profound effect the prize has had on Australia’s book industry in the decade since its establishmentOn International Women’s Day in 2011, a group of Australian women writers and editors appeared at a literary salon and spoke about their frustration at the male-dominated... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2021-10-07 01:56:57 UTC ]
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Jason Reynolds will serve a third term as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

Today, the Library of Congress announced that bestselling author Jason Reynolds will serve as National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature for a third year. Reynolds’s extended appointment is an unprecedented event in the history of the program. The position, which was established in 2008,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-09-20 15:03:29 UTC ]
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US National Book Awards 2021 Longlist: Translated Literature

Translations longlisted for the National Book Award have been recognized in stages of the International Booker, the Valle Inclán, and more. The post US National Book Awards 2021 Longlist: Translated Literature appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2021-09-16 03:17:03 UTC ]
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RSL reveals Literature Matters Awards winners

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) has announced the winners of its Literature Matters Awards, providing financial support for new projects. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-29 11:11:30 UTC ]
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Welsh government announces £2.25m rescue for National Library of Wales

The Welsh government has announced a £2.25m rescue package for the National Library of Wales after proposed cuts at the institution sparked uproar. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-05 03:34:48 UTC ]
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CILIP calls for National Library of Wales cuts to be abandoned

CILIP,  the Chartered Institute of Library & Information Professionals, has called for planned cuts to the National Library of Wales to be abandoned, ahead of a debate in the Senedd today (3rd February). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-03 06:32:21 UTC ]
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Virtual library 'a wake up call' for sector over promised national website

The free provision of e-books for children by Oak National Academy has been branded a "wake up call" for a sector still awaiting its long-discussed shared website for all public libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-21 04:54:52 UTC ]
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Oak National Academy launches virtual library with NLT

Online classroom platform Oak National Academy is launching a new virtual library in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-17 12:35:54 UTC ]
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Here’s the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature.

In more literary news, the National Book Foundation has just announced the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Translated Literature. The longlist includes ten novels originally published in eight different languages: Arabic, German, Spanish, Persian, Tamil, Korean, Japanese, and... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-16 19:15:16 UTC ]
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The 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature longlist includes many newcomers.

‘Tis the season for book awards! Today, the National Book Foundation announced the longlist for the 2020 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The National Book Awards, created in 1950, is the most prestigious literary prize in the United States, rewarding quality and cogent... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-09-16 14:15:20 UTC ]
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The Internet Archive is ending the National Emergency Library over lawsuit from publishers.

Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library initiative, which made more than 1.3 million books available online for free, will end early as publishers sue for copyright infringement. The nonprofit began offering free books during March as the coronavirus pandemic forced Americans to quarantine... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-12 14:06:26 UTC ]
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Can Words Help Heal a Fractured Nation?: A Visit to the Jaipur Literature Festival

THREE MUSLIM GIRLS — two sisters and their cousin — stood in the sunshine on the grounds of the Diggi Palace Hotel in Jaipur, where the world’s largest literary festival took place over five days in late January. All around them, young people streamed into the sprawling compound, before a... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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UNC Press, Duke Reach Cooperation Agreement with National Emergency Library

While press officials did not endorse the the "unilateral" action and "blurred legal arguments" behind the initiative, they largely support its goals. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Internet Archive Responds to Senator’s Concern Over National Emergency Library

Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle told U.S. Senator Thom Tillis that the National Emergency Library is meant to provide digital access to students and readers who cannot access print collections during the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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