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  • How Libraries Can Help Readers Become Writers

    The Cuyahoga County Public Library’s writer-in-residence program demonstrates the library’s increasingly critical role in our literary ecosystem.

  • The Week in Libraries: November 16, 2018

    Among the week's headlines: Oxford Dictionaries picks a fitting Word of the Year; privacy concerns grow as a shocking new report accuses Facebook of allowing user data to be compromised; and the library world says goodbye to Stan Lee.

  • The Week in Libraries: November 9, 2018

    Among the headlines this week: Mixed results for libraries at the polls; the battle over Europe's bold open access plan heats up, as AAP and other stakeholders weigh in; and Tim Berners-Lee pushes his plan to save the Internet.

  • The Week in Libraries: November 2, 2018

    Among the week's headlines: Libraries hope to win at the ballot box; NYPL sends a 'powerful' message via its library card design; and a look at how the battle over privacy is shaping up in Congress.

  • The Week in Libraries: October 26, 2018

    Among the week's headlines: Why it's time to end the long-running GSU e-reserves case; uncertainty grows for library e-books; and a lawsuit over 'Drag Queen Story Time.'

  • 'Plan S' Aims to Transform Scholarly Communication—Will Publishers Be Ready?

    In connection with International Open Access Week, five quick takes to help publishers navigate an ambitious European plan to require open access by 2020.

  • The Week in Libraries: October 19, 2018

    Among the week's headlines: On library e-books, the world is watching; how some university presses are taking control of their e-book sales; and RIP Todd Bol, founder of the Little Free Library movement.

  • How to Do a Library Makeover

    The Winnetka Public Library, outside Chicago, underwent a stunning transformation—and other libraries can, too.

  • The Week in Libraries: October 5, 2018

    Among the week's headlines: Libraries get good news on funding; a controversial copyright bill resurfaces; and why the net neutrality battle is about to get much bigger.

  • The Week in Libraries: September 28, 2018

    Among the week's headlines: Why 'Banned Books Week' is as important as ever; a look at how consumers' media biases are increasingly, well, biased; and is the FCC trying to stop localities from setting up their own broadband networks?

  • The Week in Libraries: September 24, 2018

    Among the week's headlines: A breakthrough on copyright reform; the editor of 'The Nation' links good libraries and democracy; and an EBSCO report predicts 5%-6% serials inflation for 2019.

  • Can You Believe It?: PW Talks with Donald Barclay

    PW talks to author and librarian Donald Barlcay about his new book, 'Fake News, Propaganda, and Plain Old Lies.'

  • Reclaiming Reference at the Library

    For librarians, reference work today is increasingly about community service.

  • The Week in Libraries: September 14, 2018

    Among the week's headlines: A controversial proposal to reform copyright advances in Europe; ICE wants to destroy records of detainee abuse; and the 2018 National Book Award longlists are out.

  • The Week in Libraries: September 7, 2018

    Among this week's headlines: Librarians react to another change in the library e-book market; Google pulls a no-show at a Senate hearing; And if you're looking for office space in Chicago, hit up the ALA.

  • Penguin Random House Changes Library E-book Lending Terms

    Beginning October 1, 2018, PRH is moving from a perpetual access model (where libraries pay a higher price but retain access to the e-book forever) to a metered model (with lower prices on e-books that expire after two years).

  • The Week in Libraries: August 24, 2018

    Among this week's headlines: A newly released study shows a dramatic slide in reading among teens; ALA rescinds controversial policy change on letting 'hate groups' use the library meeting rooms; And NYPL launches Insta Novels program on Instagram.

  • What I Read on My Summer Vacation...

    Teachers and librarians across the country weigh in on what they’ve been reading this summer for sheer entertainment, professional development, and also with an eye toward what they’d like to share with students.

  • Top Takeaways from the ISTE Annual Conference

    PW surveyed attendees of this year’s International Society for Technology in Education Conference in Chicago about what ideas and developments in EdTech had inspired them.

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