Latest Library Links, February 9, 2015

News from ALA and the profession

February 9, 2015

15 online resources to upgrade your writing skills
15 online resources to upgrade your writing skills

American Libraries Online

Next AL Live: Library Learning Goes Online, February 12

Division News

YALSA’s 2015 Hub Reading Challenge begins

Awards & Grants

Longlist for 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals announced

Diversity and book awards

2015 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

2015 Rainbow List

2015 Teen Tech Week grants awarded

Putnam County Library receives 2015 Light the Way grant

Three receive YALSA Annual Conference Scholarship grants

LIS students can apply for a Roger K. Summit Scholarship

National Archives awards grants for historical records projects

I Am Malala audiobook wins a Grammy

Joan Rivers wins a Spoken Word Grammy

Libraries in the News

School cuts decimate Philadelphia school librarians

Copy of Magna Carta discovered in Kent library scrapbook

Visitors decline as UK austerity measures force library closures


House committee looks for White House influence on FCC proposal

How might scholarly communication benefit from net neutrality?

Senate bill would boost disclosure of government documents

Cuts to higher education: Effects on libraries and librarians

Tech Talk

64 ways to think about a news homepage

Top 10 ways to teach yourself to code

What to do with a dead tablet


How to upload ebooks and documents to your Kindle account

Books & Reading

The best talking animals in children’s books

Top 10 multicultural fiction on audio

She likes big books

Genre kryptonite: Therapy memoirs

Tips & Ideas

I still want people to brag about their library experience

15 online resources to upgrade your writing skills

How to save a Google map for later offline use

DPLA’s expanding Community Reps program

Common Core State Standards: Resources

Beyond the title page: Paths to bibliographic enlightenment


Libraries and technology

Latest Library Links, February 6, 2015

News from ALA and the profession

Biohackerspace, DIYbio, and libraries

Latest Library Links, February 10, 2015

News from ALA and the profession