Latest Library Links, December 2, 2014

News from ALA and the profession

December 2, 2014

ALA News

Another great year for International Games Day

Integrating multimedia resources into instruction

Celebrity READ posters of the 1980s and 1990s

Division News

ALSC accepting applications for 2015 Bookapalooza program

Awards & Grants

The 10 winners of this year's I Love My Librarian Award

2015 Maureen Hayes Author / Illustrator Visit Award

2015 Baker & Taylor Summer Reading Grant winner

Apply now for 2015 Teen Tech Week grants

Second round of National Leadership Grants for Libraries

2015 Sparks! Ignition Grants for libraries

Goodreads Choice Awards: Best books of 2014

Libraries in the News

NYPL expands its free Wi-Fi program

Debating where Sendak's things will go

Philadelphia school libraries are essential for learning

Six former Queens Library trustees lose lawsuit over dismissal

Brothers arrested in theft of Reading history books

National Library of Ireland to digitize Catholic parish records

The fraying grandeur of the National Library of Cambodia

Istanbul's fireproof libraries


Obama signs modernized Federal Records Act

Canada's hidden literacy crisis

Tech Talk

The softer future of wearables

Google's Santa Tracker gets kids to code

A beginner's guide to Microsoft Outlook 2013

The rise of OLED lighting


New guidance available for online depository collections

Nature to experiment with greater shareability

Is Nature's plan a step back or a cynical ploy?

CNI Executive Roundtable report on ebook strategies

Books & Reading

New York Times: 100 notable books of 2014

Seven authors who wrote themselves into their work

An interview with Booklist's Donna Seaman

Could greater diversity in children's lit reduce racial anxiety?

The ultimate children's literature illustrator gift guide

Seven obscure literary devices

Nine parody Twitter handles for bookworms

Tips & Ideas

A cheat sheet for community building

Library outreach through media wall exhibits

Embedded business librarianship in five steps

Riddles: Not just child's play

Take the 2014 International Library Automation Perceptions survey



The 10 winners of this year’s I Love My Librarian Award

The prestigious Carnegie Corporation of New York / New York Times award highlights the role librarians play in transforming communities

Latest Library Links, December 3, 2014

News from ALA and the profession