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Librarians: If We Can’t Lend Books During Lockdown, Let’s Make Our Buildings And Bookmobiles Wi-Fi Hotspots

“The [American Library Association] urged the FCC to waive E-rate restrictions so libraries could not only offer [free] Wi-Fi access via local libraries, but could also provide broadband service to disconnected communities via bookmobiles and mobile hotspots without running afoul of FCC rules.” – Vice
Tags: Art, Fcc, Words, Audience, American Library Association, 03.24.20

A Note on Data Sources

This is a brief note about adding a new data source to the COVID-19 Crisis links you now find below every Editors’ Blog post. It’s more for the record and to refer back to. No big need to read unless you’re interested in evaluating data sources in general. One of the most copious sources of information on the COVID-19 Crisis is Many people are referring to it. It has a lot of the information you can find on other sites like the Johns Hopkins data site which has become somethi...
Tags: News, Johns Hopkins, Josh Marshall, Statista, American Library Association, UN WHO, Editors' Blog, Dadax

Libraries Could Preserve Ebooks Forever, But Greedy Publishers Won't Let Them

Caitlin McGarry, reporting for Gizmodo: There are currently 342 potential borrowers waiting for 197 digital copies of Ronan Farrow's investigative thriller Catch and Kill at the Los Angeles Public Library. [...] Why can only one person borrow one copy of an ebook at a time? Why are the waits so damn interminable? Well, it might not surprise you at all to learn that ebook lending is controversial in certain circles: circles of people who like to make money selling ebooks. Publishers impose rules ...
Tags: Tech, Gizmodo, New York Public Library, Big Five, American Library Association, Los Angeles Public Library, Ronan Farrow, Harvard Library, Alan Inouye, Caitlin McGarry

Guess what? We go to libraries more often than movies.

Of all public cultural destinations, libraries are the most often visited. Libraries' expanded offerings make them more attractive than ever, especially to lower-income groups. Women are far more likely than men to visit a library. Amazingly, when it comes to getting up off our butts and engaging in cultural activities out in the world, Americans, by far, most frequently choose to go… to the library. Seriously. Twice as often as movies, more than sports or music, museums, or anything else, ac...
Tags: Books, Movies, Internet, Library, Culture, Innovation, Urban Planning, Starbucks, Inequality, Huffington Post, Trump, Gallup, Literary Hub, American Library Association, New York Public Library New York NY, Brooklyn Public Library Brooklyn NY

Gareth Hinds on top graphic novels for teens list

In the larger  "2020 Great Graphic Novels for Teens" list from the American Library Association, Gareth Hind's Iliad and Ebony Flowers' Hot Comb are included as are Panetta and Gharib's books [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Panetta, American Library Association, Gharib, Mike Rhode, Gareth Hinds, Gareth Hind, Ebony Flowers Hot Comb

It’s Time To Stop Limiting The Caldecott And Newbery Medals To Americans

“When the American Library Association introduced the Caldecott in 1938, the United States was an industrial giant but still a cultural stepchild of Europe. … So librarians wanted to jump-start American creativity by limiting Caldecott eligibility to American citizens and permanent residents just as they had done for their literature award, the Newbery, over a decade before.” Needless to say, the situation has changed. – The New York Times Book Review
Tags: Art, Europe, United States, Words, American Library Association, 12.12.19

Direct Air Capture: The Key To Reversing Climate Change

By Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, co-founder and CEO of Global Thermostat and co-author of Reversing Climate Change, and Professor of Economics and Mathematical Statistics at Columbia University. Special to The Digest The pace of global climate change is accelerating. So is our understanding of what it takes to avert catastrophic climate change. The world’s power plant infrastructure is the largest source of emissions, which is set to increase dramatically: power plants globally represent abo...
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SPX puts more panels and interviews online

SPX 2019 Panel - Intersection Between Comics and Animation SmallPressExpo Published on Oct 3, 2019 Artists have been working in the mediums of comics and animation for as long as both have existed. Recently, the divide between the two arts seems thinner...
Tags: Comics, Congress, America, Ed, Social Justice, Joe, Zenith, Jules, State, Jeff, Jim, Adam, Fantagraphics, Micah, American Library Association, Lauren Weinstein

Support for job seekers and businesses across the U.S.

We believe that Google only succeeds when others do. So whenever we’re expanding a local office or breaking ground on a data center, we think about how we can invest in the community as a whole. That includes the people who live in the community, the teachers and students in the local schools and the small businesses that form the backbone of the local economy. To help drive this work, two years ago we launched our Grow with Google initiative to ensure that the opportunities created by technolog...
Tags: Google, Texas, Small Business, White House, Virginia, Massachusetts, America, Austin, Dallas, Nebraska, Ivanka Trump, Midlothian, American Library Association, Google Google, Grow With Google, El Centro College

Last Year’s Most Objected-To Books In Schools And Libraries

The American Library Association’s annual list is out, and as usual, there are some head-scratchers. Harry Potter? To Kill a Mockingbird? The media darling of the list is John Oliver’s parody of the Pence family’s leporine romp A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. – Melville House
Tags: Art, John Oliver, Harry Potter, Words, American Library Association, 04.09.19

Mike Pence’s gay pet rabbit embroiled in delicious literary controversy

Out-gay rabbit Marlon Bundo landed a spot on the American Library Association's list of most challenged books of 2018.
Tags: Feature, Politics, John Oliver, Lifestyle, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Mike Pence, American Library Association, Marlon Bundo, A Day In The Life Of Marlon Bundo

Happy National Library Week!

Welcome to National Library Week!, a celebration of all that is the awesomeness of libraries. This year the event takes place April 7-13, 2019 and the theme is Libraries = Strong Communities. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation co-founder Melinda Gates is acting as Honorary Chair for this year’s event.  From the American Library Association‘s website: First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the...
Tags: Art, America, Library, Anna, Melinda Gates, Way Cool Stuff, Elissa, American Library Association ALA, American Library Association, National Library Week, Institute for Museum and Library Services, Happy National Library Week, Strong Communities Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, ALALibrary Facebook, IloveLibraries Facebook

Hulu’s Looking For Alaska Rounds Out Cast

Hulu’s Looking For Alaska rounds out cast Almost a year after ordering the miniseries adaptation of the controversial John Green novel Looking for Alaska, Hulu has rounded out its cast with the additions of Empire‘s Denny Love, American Vandal‘s Jay Lee, Fuller House‘s Landry Bender, Medium‘s Sofia Vassilieva, Girl Meets World‘s Uriah Shelton and Riverdale‘s Jordan Connor. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB....
Tags: TV, Movies, Alaska, TV News, Romania, Connor, Pbs, Hulu, John Green, Sofia, Charlie Plummer, Lee, Kevin, Shelton, Riverdale, American Library Association

Emilio Estevez’s The Public Gets Its First Trailer from Universal

Universal debuts first trailer for Emilio Estevez’s The Public About a month after acquiring the rights to drama The Public, Universal Pictures has released the first trailer for the upcoming Emilio Estevez-led social story. Check out The Public trailer in the player below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Los Angeles, Oscar, Emmy, Alec Baldwin, Universal Pictures, Golden Globe, Jena Malone, Breakfast Club, Cincinnati Ohio, Leonard, American Library Association, Emilio Estevez, Estevez, ComingSoon

Three of Top Ten Feminist Books for Young Readers Are Comics

The American Library Association has a feminist task force as part of the Social Responsibilities Round Table that was founded “to address sexism in libraries and librarianship”. Among other things, they run the Amelia Bloomer Project, which recommends “well-written, well-illustrated books for young readers with significant feminist content.” They have announced their picks for this year, and out of the top ten, three are graphic novels! Those are As the Crow Flies by Melanie Gillman (Iron Circu...
Tags: Comics, Svetlana, American Library Association, Comic News, Melanie Gillman, Amelia Bloomer Project

Dr. Pauletta B. Bracy 2019 recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award

Dr. Pauletta Brown Bracy American Library Association Dr. Pauletta B. Bracy 2019 recipient of the Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement January 28, 2019 SEATTLE – Dr. Pauletta Brown Bracy is the recipient of the 2019 Coretta Scott King-Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement. The announcement was made today by the American Library Association (ALA), during the ALA Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits held Jan. 25 – 29, in Se...
Tags: Virginia, Religion, Edgar Allan Poe, Atlanta, Seattle, Hamilton, American Library Association ALA, American Library Association, Seattle Washington, Bracy, William J Zick, Virginia Hamilton, NCCU, Pauletta B Bracy, Coretta Scott King Virginia Hamilton Award, Pauletta Brown Bracy

Claire Hartfield, Ekua Holmes win 2019 Coretta Scott King Book Awards

Claire Hartfield (Photo Credit: Brian McConkey) Ekua Holmes ( American Library Association 1/28/19 Claire Hartfield, Ekua Holmes win 2019 Coretta Scott King Book Awards SEATTLE – Claire Hartfield, author of “A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919,” and Ekua Holmes, illustrator of “The Stuff of Stars,” are the winners of the 2019 Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoring African American authors and illustrators of outs...
Tags: Washington, Religion, Chicago, Jackson, Seattle, Civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr, Cincinnati, Boston Globe, Ala, Holmes, Arthur, Claudia, Fannie Lou Hamer, Hamilton County, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

American Library Association announces 2019 Carnegie awards

The American Library Association, in Seattle for its midwinter meeting, announced winners of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence, as well as its awards for children's and young adult books.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, American Library Association, Andrew Carnegie

Meg Medina wins Newbery medal, Sophie Blackall the Caldecott

NEW YORK (AP) — Meg Medina’s “Merci Suarez Changes Gears” has won the prestigious John Newbery Medal for “outstanding contribution to children’s literature.” Sophie Blackall’s “Hello Lighthouse” received the Randolph Caldecott Medal for best picture story. The awards were announced Monday by the American Library Association. Claire Hartfield’s “A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, Nation, Sophie Blackall, American Library Association, Meg Medina, Randolph Caldecott Medal, Claire Hartfield

Grow with Google is heading to libraries in all 50 states, starting today

For many people in cities and towns across America, the public library is the central place to access information, search for a job or even learn about running a small business. And librarians aren’t just checking out books to patrons—they’re providing key digital resources for their communities.At the end of last year we announced our plans to bring Grow with Google to more local communities by teaming up with libraries in all 50 states across the country to help ensure that economic opportunit...
Tags: Google, Maryland, Education, America, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin, York, Erie, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Library Association, Grow With Google, Google Partner Program Partners

'Merci Suárez' Wins Newbery Medal, and 'Hello Lighthouse' Draws Caldecott

The world of children's books gave out its most prestigious prizes Monday at the American Library Association's conference in Seattle. Works by Meg Medina and Sophie Blackall won the headline honors.(Image credit: Sophie Blackall/Courtesy of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Tags: News, Seattle, Sophie Blackall, American Library Association, Meg Medina, Sophie Blackall Courtesy of Little Brown Books

'Merci Suárez' Wins 2018 Newbery Medal, and 'Hello Lighthouse' Draws Caldecott

The world of children's books gave out its most prestigious prizes Monday at the American Library Association's conference in Seattle. Works by Meg Medina and Sophie Blackall won the headline honors.
Tags: News, Seattle, Sophie Blackall, American Library Association, Meg Medina

Grow with Google is coming to a library near you

Since welaunchedGrow with Google a little over a year ago, we’ve traveled to cities and towns, partnering with local organizations fromKansas toMichigan toSouth Carolina to bring job skills to job seekers and online savvy to small businesses.  No matter where we went, big cities or small towns, libraries were at the heart of these communities.To support the amazing work of libraries throughout the country, Google and the American Library Association are launching the Libraries Ready to Code webs...
Tags: Google, Education, America, Carolina, American Library Association, Grow With Google

Charlie Plummer and Kristine Froseth to Lead Hulu’s Looking for Alaska

Charlie Plummer and Kristine Froseth to lead Hulu’s Looking for Alaska Hulu has announced the first casting for their 8-episode limited series adaptation of John Green’s Looking for Alaska with the casting of Kristine Froseth (Sierra Burgess is a Loser, Apostle) and Charlie Plummer (Lean on Pete). The adaptation hails from Paramount Television and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire. Schwartz wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Savage executive pr...
Tags: TV, Movies, Alaska, TV News, Pbs, Hulu, John Green, Savage, Charlie Plummer, Schwartz, American Library Association, Marty Bowen, Paramount Television, ComingSoon, Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage

Zoë Kravitz for the Library

The American Library Association has released it latest Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for its ilovelibraries initiative. The new READ® poster and video features Zoë Kravitz and combines Kravitz’s library love with the upcoming film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald in which she stars.  The poster features Kravitz in her character Leta Lestrange and the video is part film trailer and part Kravitz sharing her thoughts on the magic of books.
Tags: Books, Libraries, Graphic Design, Posters, Public Service, Zoe Kravitz, Kravitz, American Library Association, Grindelwald, Leta Lestrange

Grab your library card to learn digital skills in Europe

Editor’s Note: Today’s post comes from guest author, director of the Ilona Kish, Director of the Public Libraries 2020 Program in Europe.When you think of your local library, you may recall the memory of getting lost in a good book , or even using a computer for the first time. Today people think of computers and smartphones as ubiquitous–always charged and at their fingertips. But for too many, computers are—to excuse a librarian’s pun—a closed book. For those unable to access or use a computer...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Education, Neil Gaiman, Digital, Ireland, Stockton, Norfolk, American Library Association, South Dublin, Google in Europe, Grow With Google, Ilona Kish Director, Public Libraries 2020 Program, Stockton Central Library

Prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Renamed Over Racial Insensitivity

The American Library Association said it renamed the prestigious award because Wilder’s books do not reflect its inclusive values.
Tags: News, Awards, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wilder, American Library Association, Laura Ingalls, Books and Literature, Race and Ethnicity, Decorations and Honors, American Library Assn

Laura Ingalls Wilder Award Renamed Over ‘Dated Cultural Attitudes,’ Book Group Says

The American Library Association said it renamed the prestigious award because Wilder’s books do not reflect its inclusive values.
Tags: News, Awards, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Wilder, American Library Association, Laura Ingalls, Books and Literature, Race and Ethnicity, Decorations and Honors, American Library Assn

Schools roundup

Even as Washington, D.C. saddles child-care providers with new degree requirement, it leaves unenforced some of its certification rules for public school teachers [David Boaz, earlier here, etc.] Mayor de Blasio plans to overhaul admission to NYC’s elite high schools. Watch out [Lisa Schiffren, New York Post] On the Banks of Plumb Crazy: American Library Association removes Laura Ingalls Wilder’s name from children’s-book award [AP/The Guardian] Max Eden investigation of death at a NYC schoo...
Tags: New York Post, Law, NYC, Washington, Uncategorized, Transgender, Schools, Laura Ingalls Wilder, De Blasio, American Library Association, CALEB BROWN, David Boaz, State Court, Political correctness, Occupational Licensure, Neal McCluskey

Cultural Marxism at its finest--Laura Ingalls Wilder Book award to be renamed

Can you believe this? "A division of the American Library Association voted unanimously Saturday to strip Laura Ingalls Wilder's name from a major children's literature award over concerns about how the author referred to Native Americans and blacks. The Association for Library Service to Children says the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award will now be known as the Children's Literature Legacy Award. Wilder, who wrote the children's book series Little House on the Prairie, was the first recipient of ...
Tags: George Orwell, Weapon, Laura Ingalls Wilder, General Discussion, Stalin, Wilder, American Library Association, Association for Library Service to Children, Laura Ingalls Wilder Award