The Week in Libraries: September 29, 2023

Among the week's headlines: Banned Books Week begins on Sunday; South Carolina's state library withdraws from the ALA; EveryLibrary and 'Book Riot' survey parents attitudes about book bans; and 'Library Journal' questions whether KKR's ownership of OverDrive is an issue for the firm's acquisition of publisher Simon & Schuster. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-29 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: September 29, 2023

Among the week's headlines: Banned Books Week begins on Sunday; South Carolina's state library withdraws from the ALA; EveryLibrary and 'Book Riot' survey parents attitudes about book bans; and 'Library Journal' questions whether KKR's ownership of OverDrive is an issue for the firm's... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Week in Libraries: September 22, 2023

Among the week's headlines: a judge in Washington rejects a bid by book banners to force a vote on closing the local library; a Colorado librarian who was wrongly fired after refusing to censor LGBTQ programming is awarded $250,000; Alabama's state librarian defends the ALA; and LeVar Burton... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-22 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: September 15, 2023

Among the week's headlines: a politically charged hearing on book bans in the U.S. Senate; Illinois libraries face another wave of bomb threats; an internal report reveals the strain library workers at the Oakland Public Library are feeling; and a brilliant essay explores how today's right wing... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: September 8, 2023

Among the week's headlines: Alabama Governor Kay Ivey questions the work of public libraries in her state; the political attacks on the ALA continue; the Senate finally confirms a fifth FCC commissioner, breaking a years-long partisan deadlock; and paying tribute to the first Black librarian in... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Week in Libraries: December 8, 2023

Among the week's headlines: Montana strikes the MLIS requirement for library directors; Florida's revealing argument about the freedom to read in public schools; and a new report from ALA explores the "digital public library ecosystem." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Week in Libraries: December 1, 2023

Among the week's headlines: Iowa becomes the next book banning legal battleground; a survey finds that parents still overwhelmingly trust libraries and library workers; and ALA announces Meg Medina as honorary chair of National Library Week 2024. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Week in Libraries: November 17, 2023

ALA names an interim executive director; New York City libraries curb services after a mid-year budget cut; Moms for Liberty goes after Scholastic Book Fairs; and the Pew Research Center finds people are increasingly turning to such social media sites as TikTok for news. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Week in Libraries: November 10, 2023

Among the week's headlines: a good election night for libraries meant a bad one for book banners; a national teachers group met with Scholastic leaders over the company's abandoned program to segregate diverse books; and librarians fired for defending the freedom to read headed to the U.S. Equal... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Week in Libraries: November 3, 2023

Among the week's headlines: the Alabama Public Library Service suggests moving on from the ALA's Library Bill of Rights; an Arkansas librarian recently fired for defending the freedom to read has no regrets (and a lawyer); lawmakers in Massachusetts consider a new library e-book bill; and Barack... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Week in Libraries: October 27, 2023

Among the week's headlines: school librarians gather for AASL in Tampa, an Arkansas state senator threatens the Arkansas Library Association, and net neutrality begins its long awaited comeback. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Week in Libraries: October 20, 2023

Among the week's headlines: a congressional hearing in support of book bans; more librarian blowback for Scholastic Book Fairs over its optional collection of diverse books; and the Urban Library Council issues a report on AI in libraries. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Week in Libraries: October 13, 2023

Among the week's headlines: Montana looks to remove a state requirement that directors at larger library systems have an MLIS degree; Brewster Kahle defends libraries; the DNC passes a resolution supporting the right to read in libraries; and an Arkansas library director is fired for defending... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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The Week in Libraries: October 6, 2023

Among the week's headlines: ALA executive director Tracie D. Hall resigns; how a new 'harmful to minors' rule is playing out in Missouri; and 'USA Today' reports on the website fueling book bans across the nation. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Lit Hub Daily: September 29, 2023

The art of adaptation in Iowa City: Hannah Bonner introduces the (second annual) Refocus Film Festival. | Lit Hub Film “Desire is always silly, and self-serious, and enormous, and and and and and and.” Isle McElroy on the art of the sex scene. | Lit Hub Craft Trick or treat: 23 new books in... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Book Deals: Week of September 25, 2023

Simon & Schuster lands a personal history by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Jenny Lecoat sells a follow-up to The Girl from the Channel Islands to Graydon House, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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This Week's Bestsellers: September 25, 2023

Actor Matthew McConaughey has the #7 book in the country with the children's title 'Just Because,' illustrated by Renée Kurilla. Plus Lauren Groff heads into 'The Vaster Wilds,' and Reese's Book Club taps Nina Simon's debut, 'Mother-Daughter Murder Night.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Book Deals: Week of September 18, 2023

Zakiya Dalila Harris sells two novels to Atria, Knopf buys a book of lyrics from Kazuo Ishiguro, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: September 18, 2023

BookTok fave Lucy Score wins points for 'Things We Left Behind,' the #2 book in the country. Plus new fiction and nonfiction with starred PW reviews hit the list, and new cookbook titles get right to the point. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-15 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Book Deals: Week of September 11, 2023

Holt buys a posthumous memoir from Hilary Mantel, Liselle Sambury sells a YA dark academia fantasy to McElderry, and more. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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This Week's Bestsellers: September 11, 2023

The #1 book in the country is 'The Brothers Hawthorne,' fourth in the Inheritance Games series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. #2, 'Assistant to the Villain,' grew out of author Hannah Nicole Maehrer’s TikTok skits, and another BookTok favorite, Freida McFadden, debuts at #6 in the country with 'The... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2023-09-08 04:00:00 UTC ]
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