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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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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Report Urges Library Leaders to Address Decline in Public Library Usage Stats

In 'The Freckle Report 2021,' veteran London-based bookseller, library advocate, and former Waterstones managing director Tim Coates warns that U.S. public library usage is in decline—and he suggests library leaders must do more to reverse the slide. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-05-06 04:00:00 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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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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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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Librarians Celebrate as House Passes Key Library Funding Bill

The House of Representatives on December 19 passed the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA), paving the way for the Institute of Museum and Library Services to continue distributing federal library funding to the states. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-12-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Public's library support 'needs to shift to activism'

The public should be "weaponised" into supporting libraries as part of a shift towards activism, attendees at the annual conference for the library and information association were told. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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B&T, Penn Foster Team to Provide Education, Training Via Public Libraries

The partnership will make Penn Foster’s extensive library of courses, degree, and certificate programs available to public library patrons nationwide through Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 platform. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-06-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Major Companies Expand Effort to Support Federal Library Funding

The Corporate Committee for Library Investment expands an effort that began last week with a letter to Congress from eight publishers and library vendors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Aspen Institute Report Urges Public Library Transformation

A new report from the Aspen Institute looks at the importance of U.S. public libraries, and how they can change and improve to meet new roles in the 21st Century. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-10-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Do Libraries Do?: 7 Services Your Public Library (Probably) Offers

"What do libraries do?" You may be surprised by these seven basic services your public library offers for free, including job search help. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-03-01 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Libraries Respond to 'Globe and Mail' Essay Attacking Public Libraries

Canadian librarians push back against a recently published editorial arguing that public libraries are "a net harm" to literature. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-31 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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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

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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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

[ The Bookseller | 2017-08-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bill Clinton and James Patterson are back in action — and still ridiculous

“The President’s Daughter” is the follow-up to the duo’s 2018 bestseller “The President Is Missing.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-06-07 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Maryland Library E-book Bill Becomes Law

The new law requires any publisher offering to license "an electronic literary product" to consumers to also offer to license the content to public libraries on "reasonable" terms. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-06-01 04:00:00 UTC ]
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ACE announces details of £42m fund to boost libraries and creative projects

Arts Council England has announced the details of a £42m fund to boost local libraries, creative projects and museums across the country. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-05-24 06:43:36 UTC ]
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Fund These Classroom Libraries to Show Teachers Some Appreciation!

For Teacher Appreciation Week, help fund these classroom library and literacy projects in deserving classrooms! Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2021-05-03 10:42:00 UTC ]
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