Libraries Clear First Budget Hurdle in Congress

The budget battle is kicking up again in Washington, but this time with a note of optimism for libraries and library supporters. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library News: A New Librarian of Congress; A Budget Boost, and a New Branch for NYPL

Among the headlines: Carla Hayden is confirmed as librarian of Congress; New York libraries land a historic budget increase; NYPL opens its new 53rd St. branch; and two significant developments in the open-access movement. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-07-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Connected calls for 'clear decision' from government on library closures

Libraries Connected is calling on the government to issue "clear" guidance about closing libraries in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, highlighting "it is equally important that library staff are safeguarded during this period". Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 08:33:36 UTC ]
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Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market

In written testimony made public this week, American Library Association officials told lawmakers that “unfair behavior by digital market actors—and the outdated public policies that have enabled them—is doing concrete harm to libraries.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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In FY2020 Budget Proposal, Trump Renews Bid to End Federal Library Funding

ALA officials said the president's budget proposal was discouraging, but the bipartisan support in Congress over the past two years gives library supporters "reason to hope.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-03-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library of Congress Celebrates the Late Denis Johnson

The Library of Congress, which awarded Denis Johnson with the 2017 Prize for American Fiction, invited several prize-winning writers to talk about the issues raised in his fiction—and in modern society—of violence, addiction, marginality, and isolation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-03-29 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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Congress Poised to Fund Libraries, Save the NEH and NEA

Defying President Trump's budget proposal, the House Appropriations Committee this week voted to fund the IMLS, and the NEH and NEA. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-07-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hayden Close to Making History at Library of Congress

The Senate Rules Committee on Thursday voted to recommend that the full Senate approve President Obama's nomination of Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress. If approved she will become the first woman and the first African American to hold the post. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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International Institutional Library Budgets Forecast to Increase 1.4 Percent

An annual study of institutional libraries' budget forecasts shows participating libraries in the Middle East and Africa forecasting the largest increases; Europe the only region forecasting a (slight) decrease. The post International Institutional Library Budgets Forecast to Increase 1.4... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-06-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Author Louise Erdrich takes the Library of Congress Prize

Erdrich is the author of such works as 'The Round House,' which won the 2012 National Book Award, and 'The Plague of Doves.' She is also the owner of the Minneapolis bookstore Birchbark Books and Native Arts. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2015-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ALA Summit Under Way at Library of Congress

ALA executive director Keith Fiels told PW the event was designed to help "get in front of things that might affect libraries in the long term.” Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-05-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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James Patterson dubbed a 'champion' by Library of Congress

In a role that's still being defined, bestselling author James Patterson will be working to encourage reading with kids and families, Publishers Weekly reports.Bestselling author James Patterson was named a champion at the Library of Congress this week -- the first-ever Champion of its Young... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2013-11-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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CSR spares arts budget, but not libraries

Arts Council England (ACE) has described the cuts detailed in the Government's Comprehensive... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Library campaigners face new hurdles

  Library campaigners have called government plans to scrap equalities assessments and... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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School libraries facing budget squeeze, says SLA survey

School libraries are being forced to scrape by on ever-decreasing budgets, according to a new... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2012-07-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brent's Preston library cleared

Library campaigners on watch outside Brent's Preston Library cried "Shame on you"... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-12-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Tales of a Library Unicorn: In Which the Children Misunderstand Libraries

A librarian recounts giving an education on libraries and the book check out process to a young library patron. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-25 10:33:21 UTC ]
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The Library of the Future: New Ways To Think About Libraries

Taking a look at some of the world's most innovative libraries and library projects as a way of looking toward the future of these important institutions. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-02-26 11:38:35 UTC ]
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State Library Victoria proves libraries aren't just about books: they're about community

In our digital age, libraries are spaces for community and connection. The new State Library Victoria proves libaries have an exciting future. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-12-08 18:49:50 UTC ]
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