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Emma Watson’s Book Delivery to New Zealand

Emma Watson adores sharing her love of books with anyone and everyone (just see her feminist book club). Starting in 2012, Books on the Underground (in London) strives to place books like a mobile, public library, allowing anyone to pick up the book and enjoy it – then leave it for someone else to love....read more!

ALA, PLA, and Cox Communications Partner for Digital Literacy

Cable and Internet service provider Cox Communications has teamed up with the American Library Association, the Public Library Association, and three pilot libraries to launch a new digital literacy website and more.

Gorgeous collection of public domain illustrations of space

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Over a decade ago, we tipped readers to the astronomy illustrations of Trouvelot. now the New York Public Library has a large collection of his work available online. (more…)

10,000-book giveaway leaves SF teachers with feel-good ending

The long gray Potrero Hill warehouse that houses the donation center of the nonprofit Friends of the San Francisco Public Library is usually filled with old books, stacks and stacks of dog-eared tomes, thousands of pounds worth. [...]...Show More Summary

Lens Blog: Understanding Race and History Through Photography

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Sarah Lewis’s lecture series at the Brooklyn Public Library examines the role of race, identity and photography – and vindicates her grandfather.

The long-lasting effects of revolutionary rhetoric explored in doc 'American Anarchist'

In 1969, an angry young man caught up in the social unrest of the period holed up in the New York Public Library poring through piles of military manuals and eventually emerged with “The Anarchist Cookbook.” Containing detailed instructions for making TNT and “converting a shotgun into a grenade...

Your Zine is Alive and Well, and Living Permanently at the Seattle Public Library

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Tobias Coughlin-Bogue Goodbye, old friend. ZAPP Zinesters of Seattle, I have some sad news. The Zine Archive and Publishing Project (ZAPP), whose erstwhile Richard Hugo House (RHH) offices once hosted the world’s largest collection of self-published printed materials, is officially dead. Show More Summary

How Libraries are Making Comic Conventions Accessible

6 days agoNews : Vice News

Public libraries are bringing major creators and comics icons directly to kids and fans, far from San Diego crowds.

Kevin Young: Director of NYPL’s Schomburg Center, New Yorker Poetry Editor

Kevin Young stepped into his role as director of New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in September 2016, succeeding former director Khalil Gibran Muhammad. Young most recently served at Emory University,...Show More Summary

The mystery of the steak sauce in the library (hint: Make it A.1.)

Who's leaving empty A.1. steak sauce bottles in an Ohio library? A public library in Ohio has launched a high-steaks investigation (ar ar) after workers discovered dozens of empty A.1. bottles stashed in their stacks. Employees of the Avon Lake, Ohio, library found the first bottle in their building...

The mystery of the steak sauce in the library (hint: Make it A.1.)

Who's leaving empty A.1. steak sauce bottles in an Ohio library? A public library in Ohio has launched a high-steaks investigation (ar ar) after workers discovered dozens of empty A.1. bottles stashed in their stacks. Employees of the Avon Lake, Ohio, library found the first bottle in their building...

Library Ethics and Social Media

The Jefferson County Public Library (CO) recently came under fire for allegedly posting politically sensitive tweets on the library’s Twitter account.

The Next Step: Director | Careers

As a line on a résumé, the title of library director looks straightforward enough: the highest administrative role a public library has to offer; one that comes with great responsibilities and challenges—but also the opportunity to map a future for the library. In reality, a director’s duties vary widely from one system to another, as do the paths that lead to the role.

SF Library Workers May Get Training to Stop Heroin Overdoses

Topic: People N Patrons Public Libraries SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco public library staffers may soon be trained to administer medication to reverse heroin overdoses among the growing number of opioid users who are homeless. The...Show More Summary

Academic Law Library Statistics 2014–2015 Report

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has released a new publication entitled ARL Academic Law Library Statistics 2014-15 (available for purchase: $170US).It describes collections, expenditures, personnel, and services in 74 law...Show More Summary

Good Luck to This Guy

Topic: Libraries Money Issues Public Libraries State Libraries California State Librarian, Greg Lucas, seeks money for CA libraries in a visit to Congress. It’s going to be a tough fight: The president’s budget today proposed deep cuts...Show More Summary

Fayetteville library cleared to build expansion nearby

An Arkansas Supreme Court ruling will let the Fayetteville Public Library expand onto property next door. The justices on Thursday said the Washington Regional Medical Center owned the site of … Click to Continue »

Nancy Evans | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Advocates

Nancy Evans, young adult librarian at New York’s Levittown Public Library, got the idea for her young adult (YA) program Strong Girls School after she shared YA author Maureen Johnson’s post “Why Do We Photoshop People?” with the girls in her writing program. Show More Summary

Chancey Fleet | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Advocates

Chancey Fleet first visited the New York Public Library’s (NYPL) Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library on a trip from Virginia in the 1990s. “I was blown away by the browsable Braille collection,” she says. “I was ten or 11,...Show More Summary

Doug Baldwin | Movers & Shakers 2017 – Advocates

In 2016, as the second annual statewide NJ Makers Day neared, the event’s lead founder, Piscataway Public Library (PPL) emerging technologies librarian Doug Baldwin, received ten Maker kits. The good news: the kits had been paid for by a sponsor. Show More Summary

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