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    George Coe, a former group president of Baker & Taylor and one-time v-p at Brodart Co., is returning to the library services vendor as president and CEO.

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    The appointment comes after a lengthy, at times contentious, nationwide search dating back to Keith Michael Fiels's retirement in 2017. Hall is the first female African-American executive director in ALA’s history.

  • The Week in Libraries: January 10, 2020

    Among the week's headlines: the Senate quickly confirms Trump's IMLS appointee; the DPLA announces a new e-book initiative with BiblioLabs; and what a major open access deal in Europe means for the future of scholarly communication.

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    Public libraries around the world generated a record level of digital content circulation in 2019, providing patrons access to more than 326 million e-books, audiobooks and digital magazines, according to a report by Rakuten OverDrive, a digital distribution vendor for libraries.

  • The Week in Libraries: January 3, 2020

    The year 2019 ends with excellent budget news for IMLS; meet the winners of the 'I Love My Librarian Awards'; and the headlines keep coming in the library e-book market.

  • School & Library Spotlight 2019: Education and Representation at AASL

    Librarians share their takeaways from the American Association of School Librarians National Conference, which wrapped up November 16 in Louisville, Ky.

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  • Wes Moore, Julia Alvarez Highlight ALA Midwinter 2020 Speakers Program

    At the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia, librarians will gear up for what figures to be an eventful year with a slate of inspiring authors and speakers.

  • ALA Midwinter 2020: Professional Program Highlights

    PW contributing editor Brian Kenney offers his picks from this year’s ALA Midwinter professional program.

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