Members of the “Hot Off the Press in Children’s Books” panel, from left: Candice Mack (Los Angeles Public Library), Sayantani DasGupta, Laura Terry, Gale Galligan, Jennifer L. Holm, and Tui T. Sutherland.

Professional Day at the Comic Con

October 10, 2017

A wide variety of panels and workshops offered practical advice on using comics in the classroom, getting involved and engaged as professionals, and getting the scoop on highly anticipated new titles. The day started with a conversation between Laurie Halse Anderson (Speak, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, February 2018) and Ngozi Ukazu (Check Please!, First Second, … Continue reading Professional Day at the Comic Con


President Barack Obama announces the Open Ebooks Initiative at Anacostia Library in Washington, D.C., on April 30, 2015.

The Open Ebooks Initiative

July 17, 2015

In brief, this three-way partnership between the New York Public Library (NYPL), DPLA, and First Book (with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services) seeks to make free ebooks accessible to low-income children between the ages of 0 and 18. The books will be made available through the NYPL Library Simplified app (available in … Continue reading The Open Ebooks Initiative


A Tale of Two Cities opening slide

Closing the Gap

June 28, 2015

On Saturday, Michelle Frisque, chief of technology, content, and innovation at Chicago Public Library (CPL), and Luke Swarthout, director of adult education services at New York Public Library (NYPL), led a session titled “A Tale of Two Cities: NYPL and CPL Wi-Fi Lending Projects.” The session, sponsored by the Library Information and Technology Association, offered … Continue reading Closing the Gap