PLA & Pacific Northwest Spotlight: The Library Community Is Getting Together Again

One of the largest ALA divisions (second only to the Association of College and Research Libraries), The PLA conference is one of the most vibrant, popular, and well-attended ALA events, often drawing around 8,000 attendees or more. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PLA & Pacific Northwest Spotlight: How the Multnomah County Library Ensures a Welcoming, Safe Space for All

How did ibrary leaders learn how to make their neighborhood library branches more welcoming to BIPOC and culturally marginalized people? They listened. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-04 05:00:00 UTC ]
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PLA & Pacific Northwest Spotlight: Pacific Northwest Booksellers Stay Strong

Known for store-specific, unique curation, Pacific Northwest bookstores are flavored by their local environs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-03-21 04:00:00 UTC ]
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PLA & Pacific Northwest Spotlight: Publishing in the Pacific Northwest

From Amazon to indies, the region is home to some of the nation’s most innovative publishing companies. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PLA & Pacific Northwest Spotlight: From Book Desert to Oasis

How One Oregon Community Reopened Its Library After the County Voted to Shut It Down Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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PLA & Pacific Northwest Spotlight: Can Amazon's Kindle Vella Break Through with Younger Readers?

For Kindle Vella, Amazon’s reading app for serial fiction, Gen Z readers, who are consuming webtoons and web novels in large numbers, could hold the key to success. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Library Community Readies for PLA 2020 in Nashville

With A-list keynote speakers, a rich professional program, and the storied city of Nashville taking center stage, the 2020 PLA conference is set up to be a great one. Here's all of PW's preconference coverage. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-21 05:00:00 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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School & Library Spotlight Fall 2019: School Library Advocacy Close-up

Suzanna Panter, library program manager at Tacoma Public Schools, has developed a series of videos that highlight her school library and how it benefits students. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-08-16 04:00:00 UTC ]
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School & Library Spotlight: How to Make Libraries Indispensible

School library expert Suzanna L. Panter shares the latest trends and issues affecting librarians in the field, ahead of the Texas Library Association annual conference. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Hundreds of books ready for display at new Black Community Library in London, Ont.

An all-new Black library is opening in London, Ont., at the end January. It will feature books written by Black authors from Canada and around the world.   Continue reading at CBC

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New PLA Survey Illustrates Critical Digital Role Played by Public Libraries

The report, '2020 Public Library Technology Survey,' provides a current, detailed snapshot of how libraries serve as digital equity hubs. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Lambeth Libraries’ Rising Star Dixon on partnerships and community in lockdown

Zoey Dixon, named a Bookseller Rising Star in 2020, has been a leading light in making libraries more accessible, both before and during Covid, in her development role at Lambeth Libraries. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Library Community Mourns John Eldred, Pioneering Founder of Midwest Tape

John Eldred, president and owner of Midwest Tape, died on May 27. In a thoughtful remembrance shared with PW, Jeff Jankowski, Eldred's partner for over 30 years at Midwest Tape, recalled Eldred as a beloved friend who combined his passion for libraries with his love for history, movies,... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Libraries Strive to Stay ‘Community Living Rooms’ as They Reopen

Safely lending books is just the beginning. Libraries are figuring out everything from how to remain welcoming spaces to how to respond to changing reader behavior. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Turning libraries into community hubs 'to blame for decline' in use, says Coates

The use of libraries for community activities rather than just as a repository for books has led to a fall in their use rather than an increase, according to a new report by campaigner Tim Coates. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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School & Library Spotlight 2019: Checking Out Midwinter

We offer some educational events of interest at the ALA Midwinter Meeting, which will take place January 24–28 in Philadelphia. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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School & Library Spotlight 2019: Education and Representation at AASL

Librarians share their takeaways from the American Association of School Librarians National Conference, which wrapped up November 16 in Louisville, Ky. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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School & Library Spotlight 2019: OverDrive Education Celebrates Sora

Sora, OverDrive Education’s K–12 student reading app, is marking its first birthday with some impressive stats, as well as ed tech honors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Libraries Are Even More Important to Contemporary Community Than We Thought

Libraries are not the kinds of institutions that social scientists, policy makers, and community leaders usually bring up when they discuss social capital and how to build it. Since Tocqueville, most leading thinkers about social and civic life have extolled the value of voluntary associations... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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