Latest Library Links, February 19, 2015

News from ALA and the profession

February 19, 2015

Georgia library groups present prints to legislators
Georgia library groups present prints to legislators

American Libraries Online

Additional reporting on the removal of Persepolis from Chicago Public Schools

Film programming for public libraries

ALA News

ALA joins list of groups calling for balanced deficit reduction

Division News

YALSA recommends youth literature on the Japanese American Incarceration

New ACRL report examines building with purpose

ACRL 2015 Virtual Conference registration open

Awards & Grants

The 2015 MAE Award for Best Literature Program for Teens winner announced

Libraries in the News

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to voice New York Public Library lions

Georgia library groups present prints to legislators

Delaware School Libraries Council to conduct plan for state’s school libraries

Someone is trying to save you from awful books at Boston Public Library


Rule would give US power to cybersnoop worldwide, Google warns

Tech Talk

How Brooklyn Public Library used data visualization to build a better library

Adobe Photoshop is now 25 years old

6 hidden Windows 10 features you can unlock


Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited judged illegal in France

How to enable text-to-speech on iPad and iPhone for Kindle and iBooks

Trade-in values have tanked for older e-readers

Books & Reading

11 other items to locate now that we found the lost Dr. Seuss book

28 times Harry Potter was out of control sassy

10 worst misconceptions about Medieval life you’d get from fantasy books

Tips & Ideas

Things library students can do to prepare for a career as a data librarian

Literary jobs most desirable in Britain

Tools for creating and sharing slide decks

Teen writer offers 10 steps to becoming successfully self-published

A day in the life of a library homeschooler



Persepolis Rising

FOIA request reveals depth of graphic novel's banning