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  • The Week in Libraries: February 15, 2019

    Why a controversial copyright reform bill in Europe just might sway the EU parliamentary elections this spring; drag queen story hours continue to draw cowardly threats, and enormous support; and Kevin Kelly offers a mindblowing take on our AR-driven future.

  • Boston Athenaeum Announces Major Expansion

    The Boston Athenaeum has announced major expansion plans that will add nearly 20,000 sq. ft. to the historic independent library.

  • Publisher, Author Groups Protest Library Book Scanning Program

    More than 36 organizations from around the world have spoken out against a library book scanning program known as "controlled digital lending," dubbing the practice "systematic infringement."

  • The Week in Libraries: February 8, 2019

    The AAP weighs in on the latest skirmish over library book scanning; how libraries often struggle to rebound from budget cuts; and the Library of Congress wins a Mellon grant to study the condition of academic library book collections.

  • The Week in Libraries: February 1, 2019

    For librarians, art (pretty accurately) imitates life in Emilio Estevez’s new film ‘The Public’; ALA Midwinter wraps up in Seattle; and a key legal battle over net neutrality is heard before the Washington D.C. Court of Appeals.

  • Librarians to Rally as ALA Midwinter Kicks off in Seattle

    Advocacy, technology, and the future of ALA will be prominent themes at the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting, which runs from January 25-29.

  • ALA Midwinter 2019: In Keynote, Melinda Gates Talks Gender Equality, Advocacy, and ‘Moments of Lift’

    “The demand for gender equality is growing louder, and it is coming from all over the world,” Gates told attendees at the opening of the ALA meeting. But progress is not inevitable, she warned.

  • ALA Midwinter 2019: Melinda Gates to Chair National Library Week

    “We couldn’t imagine a more ideal person to serve as National Library Week honorary chair,” said American Library Association President (ALA) Loida Garcia-Febo, in a statement.

  • Librarians, Let’s Make 2019 the Year of the Book

    When ALA introduced its successful Libraries Transform campaign in 2015, it was meant to build on our foundational principles. What’s more foundational to libraries than books? If we envision 2019 as the year of the book, imagine the transformation we might lead.

  • The Week in Libraries: January 18, 2019

    Among the week's headlines: Librarians prepare to gather in Seattle for the 2019 ALA Midwinter Meeting; The U.K. Society of Authors threatens to sue the Internet Archive; And, some Kansas residents want to remove LGBT-themed books from the children's section of the library.

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