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  • "What Does All This Have To Do With Libraries?"

    For me, the Public Library Association Conference—held every two years—is the single most important event for gauging where public libraries are headed. And this month’s event didn’t disappoint.

  • Library Lover, or Distant Admirer?

    On March 13, the Pew Research Center published a “typology” that profiled Americans’ information- and tech-oriented behaviors, and their associated library use.

  • Pew: Americans are ‘Actively Engaged’ with Public Libraries

    Calling it “the first of its kind” Pew officials said the report, “sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the U.S.”

  • Check It Out With Michael Kelley: The Digital Public Library of America

    When it was first proposed, the Digital Public Library of America—a visionary project that aims to make discoverable and accessible online the gems of local library collections nationwide—drew many questions.

  • Cut to the Core: Resource Selection and the Common Core

    The rollout of the Common Core standards may be mired in controversy, but the education materials marketplace is booming.

  • Check It Out with Michael Kelley: Small Libraries Make a Big Impact

    Big libraries get all the attention. But in late September of 2013, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) issued an interesting report on small and rural libraries in the United States.

  • ALA Midwinter in Philadelphia: A PW Photo-Essay

    We spotted a number of authors and illustrators at the ALA midwinter conference in Philadelphia, and we've rounded up some of the photographic highlights for you.

  • ALA Midwinter 2014: Pew Previews Library User Typology

    At the ALA Midwinter Conference this past Sunday, Lee Rainie discussed the latest Pew Research Center Library survey and announced plans to develop a widget that will provide librarians with community-specific data.

  • The User Is (Still) Not Broken

    Revisiting "The User Is Not Broken: A Meme Masquerading as a Manifesto" eight years after it was first published.

  • BiblioBoard Adds New Publishers

    BiblioBoard, an app and e-publishing platform focused on libraries that gives them the ability to loan a wide variety of e-book content to patrons, has added more than 370 publishers to its content pool.

  • Simon & Schuster Expands Library E-Book Program

    After entering the library e-book market last April with a pilot, Simon & Schuster is expanding its program to more libraries, and adding OverDrive as a vendor.

  • Check it Out with Michael Kelley: ALA's Code of Conduct

    Does the American Library Association have an issue with harassment at its conferences?

  • Cut to the Core: Better Luck Next Year

    Fall 2013 will be remembered as the season that the Common Core State Standards began to take effect—and it was a rocky rollout indeed. As the calendar marks a new year, we pause now to reflect upon what has been a bumpy first few months.

  • The Top 10 Library Stories of 2013

    PW takes a look back at 10 big library stories of 2013, and a look ahead to what might be on the horizon in 2014.

  • CCC Offers Scholarships for Librarians to Attend ALA Midwinter

    Are you an academic librarian who wants to go the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia but just can't afford it? Here's your chance.

  • Library of Congress Inks Deal for Digital Collection

    Looking to upgrade its ability to archive digital content in an era of increasingly electronic-only publications, the Library of Congress has reached a five-year agreement with Data Conversion Laboratory.

  • Are Libraries Essential? Mixed Message in Latest Pew Survey

    While the survey showed Americans are almost evenly split over the essential role of libraries, libraries remain incredibly popular.

  • The Common Core Toolkit: December 2013

    Looking ahead to the ALA midwinter meeting.

  • ALA 2014 Midwinter Preview: All Our Coverage

    Are you going to ALA Midwinter 2014? Prepare for the show with our extensive preview of the issues libraries are facing, with features and analysis on everything from Google's book-scanning program to Common Core and more.

  • ALA 2014 Preview: Getting Ready to Read

    The conversation about the Common Core standards will be a hot topic at this year's ALA Midwinter Meeting, as many public librarians make efforts to reach their patrons and community members – as well as form partnerships with school librarians—to provide information on the standards.

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