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Why We Need Library Rental Fees

The Atlantic | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

As a municipal official (selectman) and taxpayer, I often wonder why government evenly distributes taxes when there are clearly ways to lower the burd...

Why Librarians Should Be More Like Lady Gaga

The Washington Post | Hide This | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

School libraries around the country are being dramatically cut as government officials look for places to cut their budgets — even though research s...

Lucas Kavner

Leading 'Afropreneur' Says: No More Aid for Africa, Please | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact

While speaking with Idris Bello and hearing about his numerous accomplishments, one begins to feel a bit lazy in comparison. Though he only just gradu...

Looking For A Job? Librarians Can Help You Find The Perfect Fit

Roberta Stevens | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books
Roberta Stevens

Five years ago, the American Library Association (ALA) conference was the first major convention to return to a post-Katrina New Orleans.

Public Libraries Fight To Stay Relevant | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

These days, it isn't business as usual at the Garden City Public Library in Michigan. The building is intact and the collection of books is in good sh...

Knowledge Never Goes Out of Style: Resources and Research to Build New Old Technology

The New York Public Library | Posted 08.22.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

World fairs are the cutting edge of where ideas that have become material are showcased. These exhibitions present to the world the future innovations that are going to affect and shape the lives of the participants.

Will The Home Library Survive The Surge Of The eBook?

The Independent | Posted 08.20.2011 | Books

"I've not actually read any of them. I just love the bindings." So said the actress Davinia Taylor earlier this year when she decided to put her house...

Crazy Stories From A Librarian | By JOSH SHAFFER | Posted 08.20.2011 | Books

For three years, Katie Knight patiently accepted the daily indignities of a librarian serving on the front lines of literacy: the dental floss someone...

How To Snag Free Or $1 Summer Beach Reads | Posted 08.17.2011 | Books

If your vacation plans include a little light summer reading, you couldn’t ask for lighter fare this year. ...

Bay Area Residents Donate Books To Charities But Not Libraries

San Jose Mercury News | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

A big, blue "Books for Charity" bin in the corner of a Safeway parking lot on El Camino Real in Menlo Park overflowed with donations Monday, prompting...

When Government and Business Get It Really Right -- Together

Steve Leveen | Posted 08.14.2011 | Books
Steve Leveen

What Maricopa County librarians heard was that 85 percent of customers arrive at the library with no particular title in mind. They want to browse. Trouble is, the Dewey Decimal System doesn't make browsing that easy.

Communities Stand Behind Librarians Facing Layoffs

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Canon | Posted 08.13.2011 | Education

As reports of librarian layoffs continue to surface, librarians have put away their inside voices to fight -- with the support from unions, parents, a...

When Libraries Close, Where Do All The Books Go?

The Independent | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

Libraries axed under coalition spending cuts could be resurrected in pubs, shops and GPs' surgeries if radical proposals being studied by ministers ar...

Alan Bennett: Closing Libraries Is Tantamount To 'Child Abuse'

Telegraph | Morwenna Ferrier | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books

Alan Bennett last night launched a scathing attack on a local council's plans to close a popular north london library, comparing the loss to "child ab...

The Batcave For Book Readers

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Below the surface of the University of Chicago lies a facility -- concealed under an impressive piece of modern architecture -- that houses the wisdom...

Why Libraries Still Matter | Natasha Lennard | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

There are bigger and busier libraries in America, but none more iconic than the main branch of the New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, that state...

The Current State Of The Reader Privacy Bill: Should You Feel Threatened?

Electronic Frontier Foundation | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books

California took another big step towards updating reader privacy today. The State Senate unanimously passed SB602, the Reader Privacy Act, which would...

University of Denver Plans To Remove Majority Of Books From Its Library

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 06.27.2011 | College

But plans at the University of Denver to permanently move four-fifths of the Penrose Library's holdings to an off-campus storage facility and renovate...

Man Who Became Literate At 35 Shares His Story To Inspire Kids

Posted 06.15.2011 | Education

When John Zickefoose was in school, he had a secret: he didn't know how to read. Years later, when his young son busted him for not knowing words in t...

Who Stands for Children and the Aged?

Alan Singer | Posted 06.14.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

The Democrats claim to want to make the devastating cuts to social programs with a scalpel rather than a machete. But whether an assailant uses a scalpel or a machete, victims are going to bleed.

New eBook Lending Site Launched

eBookNewser | Nate Hoffelder on April 12, 2011 11:05 AM | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books

This past week saw the launch of a 9th eBook lending site. Kinboox is currently focused only on lending Kindle eBooks, and like most lending sites a f...

Libraries Have Become Major Job Resource Centers And Heroes Of Battling Censorship (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 06.11.2011 | Books

It's National Library Week and The American Library Association has published its report on the State of American Libraries. Among the trends report...

Dave Jamieson

Shutdown: Washington Workers Could Be Collateral Damage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If the Obama administration and House leadership can’t strike a budget deal within the next few hours, here are just a few things that...

Facing Budget Woes, a City in California Ponders a Library Without Librarians -- or Books

Alex Pasternack | Posted 06.04.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

Facing the likelihood of state budget cuts that would eliminate $15 million for library and reading program Newport Beach is considering turning its first library into a community center without books.

Books You Can Eat | Posted 06.04.2011 | Books

Charles Frazier's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "Cold Mountain" is a fiddle made of fruitcake and pecans. At least that's how Marianne Moriarty of N...