The Scoop is the American Libraries blog and covers a wide range of issues related to libraries and librarians, including conference posts about ALA Midwinter Meeting and ALA Annual Conference. The section also provides news, features, Q&As, photos, videos, slide shows, and other coverage of the industry.
June 29, 2015
Sunnyvale (Calif.) Library draws about 2.5 million visitors each year. The town is near Silicon Valley, so the library attracts a lot of tech workers, but it still sees a big gender gap in its programming. A recent coding program filled its 20 spots instantly, but with 17 boys; the three girls who signed up … Continue reading From Maker to Make-HER: STEM Exploration for Girls
June 29, 2015
On Monday afternoon, Sonia Manzano delighted the crowd with a reel of highlights from her 45 years on Sesame Street—the marriage of Maria and Luis; working with Oscar the Grouch, Grover, Big Bird, and Elmo; having a baby; plus lots of dancing, singing, and lessons. Sighs of nostalgic recognition and bursts of laughter accompanied the … Continue reading Sonia Manzano: Becoming Maria
The E-Content blog provides information about e-publishing, including news and data about ebooks and other forms of digital publishing and technology.
June 18, 2015
Go to Twitter. Type #FairEbookPrices. Any questions? Our Canadian librarian colleagues are telling the world: Big publishers are ripping us off, big time. If you’re one of the Big Five publishers, this is the conversation you do not want to have. You have a product—the ebook file representing a book—and you insist that it be … Continue reading Canada, oh Canada: Fighting back on ebook pricing
June 4, 2015
The Douglas County Libraries Pricing Comparison for June (PDF file) is based on the Top 20 best sellers at Amazon, not the New York Times bestsellers. In the world according to Amazon, adult coloring books take four of the top 20 spots! Most readers of this blog are probably way ahead of me in the … Continue reading DCL Ebook Report, June 2015