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    The Week in Libraries: January 17, 2020

    Among the week's headlines: a bill in Missouri raises fears of book banning in public libraries; ALA makes history with its new executive director; and the ALA Midwinter Meeting gets underway next week in Philadelphia.

  • Libraries

    ALA Names Tracie D. Hall Executive Director

    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.

  • Libraries

    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.

  • 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.

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    In his new role as chair of the Book Industry Study Group, industry vet Andrew Savikas discusses the challenges and opportunities facing publishers in an age of rapidly evolving technology.

  • Copyright

    Maria Strong Appointed Acting Register of Copyrights

    Strong will step in while a permanent replacement is sought for Register of Copyrights Karyn Temple, who announced last week that she is leaving the Copyright Office to accept a new position at the Motion Picture Association.

  • Copyright

    Is Trump Preparing to Order Public Access to Taxpayer Funded Research?

    Details remain murky, but this week the AAP issued a strong rebuke to an open access policy said to be under consideration by the Trump Administration.

  • Libraries

    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.

  • Libraries

    ALA Midwinter 2020: Professional Program Highlights

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

  • Libraries

    Why It's Time to Quantify the Library's Role in the Reading Marketplace

    Guy LeCharles Gonzalez argues that everyone would benefit from a collaborative, good-faith, and transparent effort to effectively measure the impact of libraries on book discovery, author brand development, and consumer sales.

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