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Are Libraries Breaking The Law?

Posted 10.31.2011 | Books

Earlier this month, a U.S. court of appeals ruled against a graduate student importing textbooks from Thailand and selling them online. This ruling ma...

Bestselling Author Writes Story To Save Libraries

Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

Best-selling author Karin Slaughter releases a new short story tomorrow - with all of her proceeds going to local libraries. According to a press r...

My Favorite Libraries: "Your Informal School, College and University"

Meg Campbell | Posted 10.18.2011 | Books
Meg Campbell

In an increasingly isolated human world, libraries are gathering places which confirm the shared social endeavor of learning together.

Smart Events For Bookworms At LA Libraries

| Katie Bain | Posted 10.17.2011 | Los Angeles

On July 18, Los Angeles' public libraries reopened their doors on Mondays after nearly a year of being closed on Mondays due to budget cuts. Celebrate...

What States Have The Highest Concentrations Of Librarians?

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on August 3, 2011 1:11 PM | Posted 10.03.2011 | Books

Earlier this summer, the Oxford University Press’ Social Explorer analyzed the evolution of the library profession through 120 years of census data....

Library Marriage Proposal

GalleyCat | Jason Boog on August 2, 2011 2:57 PM | Posted 10.02.2011 | Books

To match our romantic bookstore marriage proposal story from last week, reader Stephanie Campisi sent us the story of library marriage proposal....

Librarian Says Her First Amendment Rights Were Violated | Posted 10.02.2011 | Books

Sally Stern-Hamilton’s literary work — a disturbing look at life in the library — wound up on the shelves at Mason County District Library....

Thinking Outside the Sandbox on Avoiding the Summer Slide

Laura Bornfreund | Posted 10.01.2011 | Education
Laura Bornfreund

Students regress about a month during summer break. But for children from low-income families, it can be even more, especially when it comes to reading growth. And over time, this phenomenon snowballs.

Readers Thank Their Librarians

Posted 09.27.2011 | Books

The e-book has undoubtedly been gaining popularity for quite some time now, and this summer has seen a bigger boom in the e-reader market than ever be...

Lucas Kavner

Missouri School District Bans 'Slaughterhouse-Five' | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.28.2011 | Home

The school board in Republic, Mo., voted 4-0 to eliminate Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse-Five" and Sarah Ockler's "Twenty Boy Summer" from the high s...

Summer Book Club for Kids

Jenny Rosenstrach | Posted 09.25.2011 | Books
Jenny Rosenstrach

As soon as I drew up summer reading lists with point systems and rewards, my 7-year-old was curled up with the dog on the couch reading Amulet (10 points) and her sister was asking why the library has to be closed on the Fourth of July.

Philip Pullman: 'Why We Must Stand Up To The Book Barbarians'

Telegraph | Peter Stanford | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

To casual passers-by, Kensal Rise Library in north-west London is just another red-brick, late-Victorian municipal building, noticeable only because i...

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...