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Demand For Spanish-Language Books Increases In U.S. Libraries

publishingperspectives.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The verdict: the need for quality Spanish-language books is only growing stronger, and the economic downturn is driving readers to libraries in search...

Sony Reveals Reader Library Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today, in acknowledgment of Library Advocacy Day, Sony revealed its new Reader Library Program. The program aims to support the expansion of public li...

Library Advocacy Day: As More Branches Are Cut, Library Usage Soars (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today is Library Advocacy Day, and it couldn't come at a more crucial time, as library branches are being cut with greater and greater frequency. Desp...

Authors Fear Reduced Income Due To Library Cuts

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Authors receive just over six pence per loan, up to a cap of £6,600, through the Public Lending Right (PLR) scheme, something many describe as a "lif...

Internet Archive Leads Libraries In Increasing Access To Vast Digital Archives

The Wall Street Journal | By GEOFFREY A. FOWLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Starting Tuesday, a group of libraries led by the Internet Archive, a nonprofit digital library, are joining forces to create a one-stop website for c...

Do You Stop Reading 'Literature' When It's Tough Going?

The Guardian | Alastair Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

On my last trip to the library I took an unexpected turn and, facing a series of alarmingly engorged spines, realised I'd strayed into the "Literary N...

ALA Conference This Week: Libraries -- Delivering Technology for All

Larra Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Larra Clark

What do you think of when you hear the word "library?"

Libraries Should Not Be Free, Suggests Author Michael Jecks

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Jecks, who writes medieval crime fiction, said those who can afford to should pay about 15p each time they get out a book. He said free access...

Libraries And Librarians Are Endangered Species: What You Can Do To Help

Carol Fitzgerald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Carol Fitzgerald

The library is where education continues after school ends. It's where readers are grown from the time they are young and where doors are open to welcome everyone.

Opportunity and Access: The Power of Today's Public Libraries

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Anyone who hasn't been living on the far side of the moon knows and acknowledges that success today depends on information: access to it and the skills to exploit it.

School Libraries AXED: Librarian Layoffs As Schools Cope With Budget Crises

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Students who wished their school librarians a nice summer on the last day of school may be surprised this fall when they're no...

New York Public Library's Very Cool Robotic Librarian

The New York Times | KATE TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Here is how it works: On one side of the machine, which is two-thirds the length of a football field and encircled by a conveyor belt, staff members p...

Reader Privacy Advocates Cheer As Justice Department Begins New Investigation Into PATRIOT Act Surveillance

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Washington, DC, June 18, 2010: The Campaign for Reader Privacy, which has been fighting to restore privacy safeguards for library and bookstore recor...

George Washington Overdue Library Books: Fine Would Be $300,000

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK -- If George Washington were alive today, he might face a hefty overdue library fine. New York City's oldest library says one of its ledgers...

Google To Scan 400,000 Austrian Library Books

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

VIENNA -- Austria's national library said Tuesday it has struck a 30-million-euro deal with US Internet giant Google to digitise 400,000 copyright-fre...

Passive Aggressive Library Signs

buzzfeed.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Happy National Library Week! In honor of library week, here's a collection of threatening library signs. Librarians can be VICIOUS....

Library Budget Cuts In Brooklyn Inspire 24-Hour Read-In Marathon

The New York Times | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

A 24-hour stream of sentences and stories, spanning the canon from George Eliot to "Gossip Girl," flowed from dozens of book-loving New Yorkers this w...

The Book-Collecting Bug: Reaching For That First-Edition High

The Wall Street Journal | RALPH GARDNER JR. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

If I took the same interest in controlled substances that I do in books, I'd probably be in some 12-step program. Fortunately, while books are habit-f...

Seattle Can Do It, So Can Chicago: Why Can't Boston Pick A Book To Read?

Boston Globe | Sam Allis | Posted 12.08.2011 | Books

Chicago has one. So do Malibu and San Diego, Denver and Poughkeepsie, Seattle and Philadelphia. Somerville does too. What they share, along with hu...

It's National Library Week

Examiner | Lori Calabrese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I don't know about you, but I LOVE my library. We live in a time where you don't get much for free, so to be able to step into your local library and ...

National Library Week 2010: America's Most Amazing Libraries

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's National Library Week 2010 and we're celebrating America's most amazing libraries. They're still a haven for reading in this day of electronics a...

Baby Books' Hidden History Discovered In UCLA Library's Baby Book Collection

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The baby book is a humble domestic item, with places to fill in immunization records and growth progress. But UCLA's Louise M. Darling Biomedical Libr...

Stolen Descartes Lette Found Through Internet Search

AFP | AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A stolen letter written by 17th-century thinker Descartes and found in the United States was returned to France Tuesday, ending a detective tale featu...

Christopher Hitchens Takes Aim At Himself

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

Over his long and prolific writing career, Christopher Hitchens has targeted Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana and God, but on Friday he tac...

Keith Richards, Librarian?

Times UK | John Harlow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

SHHH! Keith Richards, the grizzled veteran of rock'n'roll excess, has confessed to a secret longing: to be a librarian. After decades spent partying i...