Public Libraries After the Pandemic

The value of public libraries is rarely questioned in times of crisis—think of the New Orleans Public Library after Hurricane Katrina, or the Ferguson Municipal Public Library during the unrest there. But this crisis is different. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-17 04:00:00 UTC ]
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BookExpo 2020: Public Libraries and the Pandemic

As states begin lifting stay-at-home restrictions, public libraries face a wide range of short- and long-term issues. How do we keep library workers safe, and employed? How will buildings be redesigned to support physical distancing? Amid the economic damage wrought by the pandemic, how will... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-05-22 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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Changes Loom as Public Libraries Begin to Reopen

Observers in recent years have argued that if public libraries didn’t already exist in America, we wouldn’t be able to invent them. In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, the question now is: Can we reinvent them? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Libraries Offer Access to Graphic Novels in Pandemic

Facing closures and budget shortfalls, libraries look for new ways to support graphic novels amid the ongoing pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-06-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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How Public Libraries Are Handling Summer Reading During COVID-19

Find out how some libraries are shifting summer reading programs into digital spaces, maintaining their communities, and learning from the process. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-05-26 10:33:13 UTC ]
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Q&A: What do people ask a librarian in a pandemic? L.A. Library's InfoNow has the answer

With libraries closed, L.A. librarians now work from home to help people find free ebooks, music and movies during the coronavirus crisis. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-04-10 19:52:47 UTC ]
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Book Publication Date Changes Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

As part of our ongoing Covid-19 coverage, 'PW' is tracking book publication dates that are changing as a result of the pandemic. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Are Public Libraries in Decline?

In The Freckle Report 2020, Tim Coates offers a sobering, data-driven view of the state of public libraries in the U.S. and the U.K. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-04-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Chicago Public Libraries Need To Close Now To Save Lives

Why are Chicago Public Library branches still open to the public during this global health crisis? Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-03-19 12:06:40 UTC ]
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In Wake of Pandemic, the 2020 Texas Library Association Annual Conference Moves Online

Like many conferences, this year's TLA annual conference has been canceled due to concerns over the spread of Covid-19. But organizers say they will use the setback as an opportunity to up their virtual programming game, and vow to come back strong in San Antonio next year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-13 04:00:00 UTC ]
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NYC public libraries are suspending all programs through March, but will remain open to readers.

This morning, both the Chief Librarian of the Brooklyn Public Library and the President of the New York Public Library released statements announcing that they would be cancelling public library programs for the rest of March, in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and encourage social... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-03-12 16:51:47 UTC ]
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Tennessee Becomes Second State to Propose ‘Parental Review Boards’ for Public Libraries

The bills propose to give elected parental review boards the power to decide which “age-appropriate" materials can be accessible to minors within a public library, with librarians who don’t comply with the board’s decisions subject to prison time. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-28 05:00:00 UTC ]
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The Brooklyn Historical Society and the Brooklyn Public Library Will Merge

The merger, for which the two institutions are currently seeking public funding, will see the library take on stewardship of BHS's landmark Pierrepont Street building in Brooklyn Heights as well as all of its holdings and programming. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-02-28 05:00:00 UTC ]
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New York Public Library’s most checked-out books say a lot about what we read and why

The recently unveiled list, compiled from more than a century of circulation data, is like a literary cardiogram of the nation’s beating heart. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-01-13 12:00:00 UTC ]
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N.Y. Public Library Selects 10 Best Books for Children en Español

The list includes a mix of books written originally in Spanish and in translation. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-11-26 10:00:03 UTC ]
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Major Public Library System Will Boycott Macmillan E-books

The King County (WA) Library System, the nation's top digital-circulating library, has said it will stop buying new release Macmillan e-books once a two-month embargo begins next month. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-10-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Santa Monica Public Library Reads THE HATE U GIVE

A reader attended the Santa Monica Public Library's book club discussion about THE HATE U GIVE and shares the library's list of further reading. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-09-16 10:33:34 UTC ]
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City to invest $1.4M in public libraries for census outreach

An investment from the city will help public libraries perform census outreach and provide internet access throughout the city to ensure all New Yorkers are counted in the 2020 Census, the de Blasio... To view the full story, click the title link. Continue reading at Crains New York

[ Crains New York | 2019-08-01 19:48:34 UTC ]
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