- 2014 Feb 13
Librarians in an Electronic World
In a digital age, we need librarians more than ever to help sort through it all. Libraries of the future shouldn’t be bookless because, like endangered species, the nondigitized physical texts of the past, and the ones that are still being printed, need a protected space.
- 2014 Jan 16
Books Go Online for Free in Norway
The National Library of Norway is putting more than 135,000 copyright-protected books online for free – and is paying authors and publishers.
- 2014 Jan 15
'Lean In' & 'Gone Girl' Top at the NYPL
Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In was the most frequently checked-out nonfiction book in 2013 by patrons of the New York Public Library. Gillian Flynn's thriller, Gone Girl, was the top circulating fiction title, according to the library’s list, which was released Tuesday.
- 2013 Dec 19
Looting of a 16th Century Library
Book-lovers around the world have been helping investigators trace thousands of rare volumes looted from one of Italy's oldest libraries by a gang of thieves including the librarian himself. While most have been recovered, a number of invaluable 15th and 16th century books are still missing.
- 2013 Aug 28
A librarian at the Hudson Falls Public Library requests that 9-year-old 'step aside' from reading contest because he keeps winning.
- 2013 Aug 12
Seattle Melds Biking and Books
The Seattle Public Library has launched an innovative new program called "books on bikes," through which librarians cycle, with mobile libraries, to oversee pop-up locations.
- 2013 Aug 01
Ms. Pac Man at the Library
A librarian installs a Ms. Pac Man arcade game at the Chattanooga Public Library.
- 2013 Jun 12
Pullman on E-book Library Loans
The writer of His Dark Materials leads a new campaign to address 'underpayment' of writers for digital loans.
- 2013 Jun 11
Seattle Library Does Books on Bikes
A small group of Seattle Public Library (SPL) staff will be pedaling—and peddling—books on the pavement this summer, thanks to the new Books on Bikes pilot program.
- 2013 Jun 06
Library Breaks Book Domino Record
2,131 books, 27 volunteers, 112 slices of pizza.
- 2013 May 15
Library's Future Not an Open Book
How libraries are recasting themselves.
- 2013 May 09
5 Great Books About Libraries
Josh Hanagarne, author of PW Pick The World's Strongest Librarian, picks his five favorite books about libraries.
- 2013 Apr 22
Librarians Navigating the Digital Rev.
"Libraries are in the midst of a digital revolution that we will be navigating for years to come."
- 2013 Apr 09
Library in a Shipping Container
Welcome to The Amin Library in Batu, Indonesia, a new eight-room public library and clinic designed by dpavilion architects and made entirely out of recycled shipping containers
- 2013 Apr 08
Spell decades of labor for libraries.
- 2013 Apr 05
The Most Beautiful Libraries Ever Built
- 2013 Mar 29
Libraries Become Publishing Portals?
Mark Coker: "Libraries are developing community publishing initiatives in partnership with self-published e-book authors."
- 2013 Mar 27
Mass Launches State-Wide Digital Library
Last week the Massachusetts Library System put out an RFP for a new statewide library e-book program.
- 2013 Mar 05
Publisher Drops Librarian Lawsuit
A U.S.-based publishing company says it is dropping at least one of its lawsuits against a McMaster librarian after scholars across North America came to his defense.
- 2013 Mar 04
Rem Koolhass Goes Back to the Library
The team behind the Seattle Central Library will design the National Library in Qatar.
- 2013 Feb 05
D.P. Library Bookstore To Reopen
The Friends of the Dana Point Library and the Orange County public library system have reached agreement on a licensing contract that allows the nonprofit group to reopen its bookstore at the library, which had been shuttered since Nov. 1.
- 2013 Jan 31
Bring Back Shushing Librarians
Salon: Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?
- 2013 Jan 23
Nova Scotia Libraries Test E Sharing
A consortium of Nova Scotian universities is testing a pilot inter-library e-book lending service that is being touted as a "breakthrough for academic libraries in North America."
- 2013 Jan 14
The First Bookless Library
The library hopes to secure at least $250,000 to acquire the first 10,000 titles. There will also be 100 e-readers available for checkout.
- 2013 Jan 02
Do We Still Need Libraries?
The NYT Debate.
- 2012 Nov 13
Kansas Library Targets E-book Policies
The Kansas State Library has launched a social-media campaign against what it says are unfair practices to keep bestselling electronic books out of the hands of libraries and their patrons.
- 2012 Oct 19
RH Repeats: Libraries Own Their E-books
Library Journal gets Random House on record, again, stating that libraries own their e-books.
- 2012 Aug 07
Chicago Library Plans Amnesty
All will be forgiven for three weeks beginning August 20.
- 2012 Jun 29
Louisiana Eliminates Library Funding
The Louisiana budget signed by Governor Bobby Jindal on June 15 eliminates almost $1 million in state aid to libraries, according to The Advocate. Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne said Jindal excluded the $896,000 when he presented his proposed spending plan, and legislators failed to find funding for libraries during the regular session.
- 2012 May 22
To Stock 'Fifty Shades,' Or Not?
The Times looks at the quandary libraries are in, as they debate whether or not to stock E.L. James's oft-requested erotic novel.
- 2011 Oct 14
Library Closure Resistance
Closures of libraries the UK have been met with protests.