Latest Library Links, November 20, 2014

News from ALA and the profession

November 20, 2014

ALA News

FTRF 45th anniversary celebration kickoff (video)

ALA welcomes Simon & Schuster “Buy It Now” change

Save libraries in your state through advocacy

Awards & Grants

2014 National Book Awards

Ursula K. Le Guin's speech at the National Book Awards ceremony (video)

Billy Joel honored with LC's Gershwin Prize

2014 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Libraries in the News

Three students shot in Florida State's Strozier Library

Inside the FSU library during the shooting

One student survived because a book blocked a bullet

Edinburgh libraries win funding for digital toyboxes


In praise of emotional discomfort

Tech Talk

Detekt tool sniffs out government spyware

People ignore security warnings through habit


Simon & Schuster drops “Buy It Now” requirement

Kindle Fire owners get the Washington Post for free

All the news that's fit to archive

ProQuest creates digital collection of Executive Orders and Proclamations

Books & Reading

50 dark novels for the dark days of winter

What would Lisa Simpson read?

What would the Firefly characters read? Part 2

Time-management tips for book discussion leaders

Tips & Ideas

Most prolific LIS schools contributing to Web of Science

So you want to be a catalog librarian?

23 maps and charts on language

Scroobius Pip's poem, “Library,” part of BBC's celebration of libraries (video)



Latest Library Links, November 21, 2014

News from ALA and the profession