Topic: American Library Association
Award-winners Jack Gantos and Chris Raschka both wrote stories based on real-life incidents.
Across the US, financially strapped local governments are cutting back on library hours. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reduced the libraries' week to five days amid a stand-off with a public union.
Facebook tracking triggers another round of criticism for the social network. This time, the FTC is offering the company a settlement over a legal complaint, while a Senate committee starts to ask: is Facebook tracking both users and non-users?
11/17/2011 11:06 am
Even as libraries are facing steep cuts, Americans are using them more than ever – in more ways than ever.
10/03/2011 04:57 pm
The American Library Association urges users to read from banned or challenged books on YouTube.
09/28/2011 05:15 pm
Each year during Banned Books Week, the American Library Association tells us which titles available in public US libraries and schools received the most complaints or challenges during the previous year. In 2010, it seems, it was modern bestsellers – rather than classics from earlier decades – that provoked the most heat. Banned Books Week 2011 is being observed from Sept. 24 - Oct. 1.
09/26/2011 02:36 pm
A high school in Republic, Mo. bans two books, including Kurt Vonnegut's "Slaughterhouse Five," after a parent complains about material incompatible with the Bible.
07/28/2011 11:27 am
Already facing tight budgets, public libraries are also contending with a cultural shift from traditional stacks of books to digital devices. But far from fighting the digital revolution, libraries are joining it.
06/27/2011 02:22 pm
When Seattle super librarian Nancy Pearl was named 2011 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal her fans asked: "Why did it take so long?"
01/24/2011 10:49 am
Librarian Cynthia Dobrez uses e-readers, bibliotherapy, and her own intuition in her middle school library in Michigan.
12/06/2010 11:15 am