The American Library Association (ALA) welcomed today’s announcement from Hachette Book Group that it will begin offering its full catalog of ebooks immediately for lending in US public and school libraries. ALA President Maureen Read more >>
The Yellowstone Park Foundation and Boerne (Tex.) Library Foundation partnered to bring a special exhibit, called Yellowstone Summer to the Patrick Heath Public Library beginning May 24. The exhibit features clothing, artifacts, and Read more >>
Nine days after the Boston Public Library found itself part of the crime scene as law enforcement investigated the Boston Marathon bombings, the landmark Central Library received its all-clear and reopened on April 24. Shortly afterward, Read more >>
Today is happening very differently than I had anticipated. On behalf of the American Library Association (ALA), Alan Inouye and I had planned to trek to the Boston Public Library to celebrate the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Read more >>
Libraries across Kentucky face an uncertain future in the wake of recent court rulings against two libraries in the northern part of the state.
On April 2, a Kentucky circuit court ruled that Campbell County Public Library has Read more >>
National Bookmobile Day, April 17, celebrated during National Library Week, is a chance for libraries and patrons to recognize and honor mobile services and the dedicated employees who ensure that patrons who are unable to reach brick-and- Read more >>
Last week I led an ALA delegation to New York to meet with a number of key players in the publishing ecosystem. Overall, I left town feeling a bit more optimistic, although I recognize that libraries are in the midst of a digital Read more >>
On April 16, ALA staff members gathered for a reading of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” as part of a worldwide celebration marking its 50th anniversary.
ALA was one of 207 sites around Read more >>
In honor of National Library Week (April 14–20), 25 new US citizens swore their Oath of Allegiance at the Library of Congress in a special naturalization ceremony on the morning of April 15. Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the US Read more >>
“We are pleased Simon & Schuster has recognized the vital roles of libraries in supporting reading in all its formats by announcing a library e-lending pilot in New York City,” ALA President Maureen Sullivan said today in Read more >>
The last holdout from the major trade publishers, Simon & Schuster, this morning announced the start of an ebook pilot (PDF file) with New York City public libraries. The program, which launches April 30, will make all “frontlist Read more >>
The kerfuffle spread quite fast across tech and library blogs; Apple was censoring a comic because of some minor sexual content. “Unfortunately, because of two postage stamp–sized images of gay sex, Apple is banning tomorrow Read more >>