Author Caroline Kennedy spoke to a packed audience April 5 at Highland Park (Ill.) Public Library about her family’s love for reciting and collecting poetry. “Poems are little capsules of memory,” she said, helping listeners recall favorite teachers, friends, sights, and sounds of the time when the poem was first heard.
Central to the purpose of ALA’s Digital Content and Libraries Working Group (DCWG) is communication. DCWG members and staff, along with ALA leadership, engage in a wide variety of outreach activities, whether presenting at conferences or meetings, representing ALA in forums, participating in workshops, or publishing articles and reports.
ALA Immediate Past President Molly Raphael had the opportunity to visit China last fall to speak to the library community there about some of the struggles that many American libraries face as they try to provide ebooks and digital content to the public. Her speaking tour included stops in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Xi’an, Guangzhou, Dongguan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
For April, the Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries ebook price report turns back to the top 25 bestselling ebooks from Digital Book World. Overall, libraries fare better in this comparison, with 11 of the 25 titles available through OverDrive and 10 through 3M.
Twenty-four state library associations (Chapters) now offer joint student membership with the American Library Association. If you're a student, this very minute is the perfect time to join ALA and your state library association for one low price of $35 through the ALA joint membership program.
There’s still time for you to consider Leading to the Future, a new four-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders—either for yourself or for someone you’d like to nominate.
Penguin Group USA revealed today that, as of April 2, it will remove the six-month embargo on ebook titles licensed to libraries and instead offer new titles immediately after they are released in the consumer market.