Library Supporters Urge Action as Senate Recesses Without Relief Bill

With Congress now on break until September, ALA officials are urging library supporters to keep pressing lawmakers for a pandemic relief package that includes funding for libraries. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-08-14 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Library Supporters Urge Action on Bill to Provide Relief Funding for Public Libraries

With the August recess looming and a second round of coronavirus relief in the works, $2 billion in funding for libraries hangs in the balance. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-17 04:00:00 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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Industry heads predict resurgence in 2021 and urge support for bookshops

Senior figures from across the publishing industry have shared their predictions for the year ahead with The Bookseller, with support for high-street retailers and further implementation of diversity practices cited as essential steps. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-07 21:52:12 UTC ]
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BA urges government support over 'severe' impact of new lockdown

The Booksellers Association has warned the effect of a new lockdown could be “severe” and has called for government to support retailers. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-05 04:45:51 UTC ]
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A New Relief Fund from Sharjah Supports Publishers Affected by the Beirut Blast

The Sharjah World Book Capital Office and Sharjah Book Authority are providing new grants to support Lebanese publishers and book fairs. The post A New Relief Fund from Sharjah Supports Publishers Affected by the Beirut Blast appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-10-07 19:01:26 UTC ]
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Library Campaign calls for government action over post-lockdown 'danger' to service

The Library Campaign has called for the government to do more to secure the facilities' future after the Covid-19 crisis. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-23 21:52:04 UTC ]
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Publishing Organizations Urge Public to Support Bookstores

In a joint statement released to mark World Book Day, leaders of three organizations serving the publishing industry issued a cry to support the country’s booksellers as they struggle to survive the Covid-19 pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-24 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Library Bill of Rights: What They Are and What They Mean for You

Learn about the Library Bill of Rights, with explanations and examples of how library users might apply them in their own use of their libraries and more. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-04-20 10:32:09 UTC ]
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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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Here’s how to support worker relief funds for booksellers trying to survive coronavirus closures.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit independent bookstores hard, with booksellers and other book workers now in need of emergency support. Here are some opportunities we’ve spotted to help out, but please let us know of any others and will add to the post. (Email [email protected]) The Book Industry... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-23 20:01:09 UTC ]
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'It's time to pull together', BA urges trade to support high street bookselling

The Booksellers Association is calling on customers and the trade to rally behind retailers and support bookshops, as the coronavirus outbreak hits the high street.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-17 03:39:11 UTC ]
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The Economic Case for Supporting Libraries

Libraries do so much for so many, but what about the economic evidence of these benefits? Learn about the return on investment of libraries. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-11-06 11:39:24 UTC ]
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CILIP pushes for library support in election campaign

CILIP, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals, is leading a campaign calling for politicians to make local libraries a big election issue. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-05 17:51:40 UTC ]
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Google pledges $10M to support businesses in underserved communities via libraries

Google has long been a philanthropic powerhouse, with STEM education, economic security and inclusion as top priorities. Through its charitable arm, the company also is tackling housing and homelessness, along with criminal justice reform. Next up — libraries. On Thursday, Google.org announced... Continue reading at Silicon Valley Business Journal

[ Silicon Valley Business Journal | 2019-10-03 21:51:27 UTC ]
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Essex library campaigners prepare for action as 1,600 back petition to stop volunteer service

Library campaigners in Essex are gearing up for a county wide day of action next month, as more than 1,600 people sign a petition against plans for volunteers to run some facilities.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-28 05:47:04 UTC ]
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Essex library campaigners urge community groups to withdraw help

Essex library campaigners are warning community groups could face an “unsustainable burden” of nearly £50,000 a year if they choose to run a local library service - and are calling on more to withdraw their offers to run local libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-19 21:57:18 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight Fall 2019: Indies Support Title 1 Schools

Literacy efforts flourish in the partnership between independent bookstores and schools serving low-income students. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Boris Johnson urged to support creative industries in open letter

Boris Johnson has been urged to support a second EU referendum rather than a no-deal Brexit in order to support the UK's creative industries and protect the sector's public investment, just hours after he was elected leader of the Conservative Party.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-23 11:05:44 UTC ]
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Nielsen Book and Rakuten OverDrive Named Supporters of the UK’s Libraries Week

Both the United States-based Rakuten OverDrive and the UK-based Nielsen Book are named today as new partners for CILIP in Libraries Week 2019. The post Nielsen Book and Rakuten OverDrive Named Supporters of the UK’s Libraries Week appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2019-07-17 08:10:12 UTC ]
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