As book-bannings sweep the United States, two campaigns from the industry demonstrate different styles and tones of response.
Nancy Pearl Is National Book Foundation’s 2021 Literarian Award Recipient
Praising ‘her infectious love of books,’ the National Book Foundation names Nancy Pearl the recipient of one of two lifetime achievement awards.
Sweden’s ‘New Academy’ Nominations List, Curated by Librarians, Is Open for Votes
In a year in which the Swedish Academy will not award a Nobel Prize for Literature, its ‘New Academy’ will use public votes and a jury to honor an author.
‘Bringing More Canadian Books to Classrooms’: Ontario’s New Strategy
Publishers now can apply for $250,000 in grants to promote Canadian literature to Ontario’s teachers, librarians, and school boards.
EC Opens Public Consultation on ‘the Role of Publishers in the Copyright Value Chain’
As part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market initiative, publishers and authors are being asked for input on copyright issues by June 15.
The Essential Role of School Librarians
Canadian author Marie-Louise Gay expounds on what school librarians bring to their students and the importance of maintaining their funding.
UCLA Librarian Roams the Middle East for Magical Material
David Hirsch, UCLA’s librarian for Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, is on a mission to collect the best printed material from the Arab world.
European, Middle East Experts Talk Libraries in War Zones
The European Association of Middle East Librarians are meeting in Algeria this week to discuss high risk projects in Afghanistan, Mali, Iraq and more.
What is Your Book Community?
As part of our ongoing summer series looking at best practices for book promotion, Colleen Devine Ellis considers the best approach to developing your community.
Lemony Snicket Funds “Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity Prize”
At this year’s annual meeting, the American Library Association (ALA) will confer the first annual Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.
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