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
Last year, eight out of the top 10 challenged books were related to diversity, according to ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. The office estimates that more than half of all banned books are by authors of color or contain events and issues concerning diverse communities. At Monday’s “Diverse Books Need Us” program, four panelists—an author, … Continue reading Diverse Books Need Us
June 29, 2015
In this provocatively titled session on Saturday, “Girls Like Fart Jokes and Boys Have Feelings,” moderator Angie Manfredi, head of youth services for the Los Alamos County (N.Mex.) Library System, looked at the gender divide in books for kids and young adults and what librarians can do to minimize it. Panelist and author Hannah Gomez, … Continue reading Fart Jokes and Feelings
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