Author Archive: Claire Bushey

Newsmaker: Ursula K. Le Guin

Newsmaker: Ursula K. Le Guin

November 27, 2014

In interviews, you’ve talked about your dismay with the direction of corporate publishing. Is that what led to your involvement with ALA’s “Authors for Library Ebooks” campaign? I think it was because I had blogged about the position of libraries in the new publishing world and worked with our library here in Portland. The whole … Continue reading Newsmaker: Ursula K. Le Guin


Newsmaker: Judy Blume

April 15, 2014

I know you’re not supposed to ask this of writers, but how’s the current book going? Slowly! It’s never good for me to stop and start, and with this book I’ve had to do that several times. Two years off to write and produce the Tiger Eyes movie. Months away from it for other reasons. But … Continue reading Newsmaker: Judy Blume

London Book Fair: Day 2

April 9, 2014

The role of academic libraries is changing as open access publishing moves into the mainstream, speakers said April 9 at the London Book Fair. Open access publishing, which makes academic research available for free to end users, is on track to become the most common form of publishing in the sciences, said Cameron Neylon, director … Continue reading London Book Fair: Day 2

London Book Fair 2014

April 8, 2014

Libraries in the United Kingdom recently launched two pilot programs designed to expand patrons’ access to ebooks and academic research, speakers said April 8 at a London Book Fair seminar on public libraries going digital. It didn’t take any arm twisting to sign up publishers for a pilot program to expand UK library patrons’ access … Continue reading London Book Fair 2014

A Day Before Disgrace

July 31, 2012

[EDITOR’S NOTE: American Libraries conducted the following interview with writer Jonah Lehrer on July 29, one day before news broke that Lehrer was resigning from his position as staff writer at The New Yorker. It was discovered that he had fabricated quotes from singer-songwriter Bob Dylan and had included those quotes in his bestselling book … Continue reading A Day Before Disgrace