Libraries

The Library of Congress opened its catalogs to the world. Here's why it matters

Imagine you wanted to find books or journal articles on a particular subject. Or find manuscripts by a particular author. Or locate serials, music or …

Library of Congress

Two New Harry Potter Books Are Coming

Dust off your wands, because the world of Harry Potter, Hogwarts, and hexes is about to get some new additions. According to E! Online, two new Harry Potter books are coming this fall, but they won't exactly extend the storyline that fans love so much.One of the books is a companion piece to the …

British Library

Should Open Access And Open Data Come With Open Ethics?

Not a week goes by that my inbox isn’t filled with a small barrage of announcements from publishers, universities, funding agencies and NGOs unveiling the latest open access or open data initiative. It is fantastic to see this newfound enthusiasm for making the final output of the world’s research …

British Library

Best Excuses for Not Returning Library Books On Time

The best part about being a librarian is being able to help community members with their information needs. Patrons frequent their public libraries …

Librarianship

Atlanta’s Central Library renovation takes first step forward

A firm has been selected to oversee the overhaul of the Marcel Breuer-designed building in downtown<p>The next chapter of the Central Library in downtown is about to begin, with the announcement of the team selected to lead a major renovation and restoration of the architecturally significant building.<p>…

Architecture

Can Trump fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions? Yes, but it would be unprecedented

President Trump's attacks on his Jeff Sessions left many in Washington wondering whether Trump would fire his attorney general.<p>In an interview with the <i>New York Times</i>, the president on Wednesday slammed Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, believing that this action led to …

Librarianship

ALA, Center for News Literacy announce plans to create media literacy training for public libraries

The American Library Association (ALA), in collaboration with the Center for News Literacy at the Stony Brook School of Journalism, announce Media …

Librarianship

PAPER TRAIL: Brooklyn Public Library announces Literary Prize longlist; Keanu Reeves co-founds art book press

The Brooklyn Public Library announced the longlist for its fiction and nonfiction Literary Prize yesterday. Nominees include Pankaj Mishra’s Age of …

Keanu Reeves

Teen 'zines' are making a comeback

After school, 17-year-old Em Odesser, the editor-in-chief of <i>Teen Eye Magazine</i>, plops down on her bed to video chat with her three teenage girl …

New York Public Library

Brooklyn man crushed by tree limb gets nearly $4M

A Brooklyn maintenance man, who was crushed by a tree limb has settled with the city for $3.85 million, the Daily News has learned.<p>Jesus Santiago was …

New York Public Library

Denver News Report Spurs Library Crime Crackdown

Denver Public Library Central Library<p>A stepped-up effort to curb unwanted and illegal activities, including the sale and use of drugs, at the …

International Translation Day 2017

Name:<p>International Translation Day 2017<p>Where:<p>Knowledge Centre<br>The British Library<br>96 Euston Road<br>London<br>NW1 2DB <br>Show Map How to get to the …

British Library

New ACRL publication: 2016 Academic Library Trends and Statistics

CHICAGO <b>–</b> The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) announces the publication of “2016 Academic Library Trends and Statistics,” the …

Education

Daveed Diggs and more arrive in the new ALA Graphics catalog

CHICAGO – The ALA Graphics fall catalog has mailed with more than a dozen exciting, new products. Look for actor Daveed Diggs who graces the catalog …

Alabama man to display head of 820-pound hog shot in yard

SAMSON, Ala. (AP) — Hogs aren't unusual in rural south Alabama, but Wade Seago said he'd never seen anything like the 820-pound (372-kilogram) animal he shot and killed in his front yard.<p>Seago told al.com that he and his daughter spotted the massive hog in their yard in Samson last week after the …

Librarianship

Harry Potter - A Journey Through the History of Magic - The British Library Shop

Pre-order<p>£12.99<p>An irresistible romp through the history of magic, from alchemy to unicorns, ancient witchcraft to Harry’s Hogwarts – packed with …

British Library

Now available at your local library: non-books

A couple of years ago, Glenn Ferdman, a skinny Midwesterner who wears thick-rimmed glasses, decided he owned too many guitars. He knew he could sell …

Boston

New YA for July

No such thing as summer vacation for great new YA fiction, nonfiction, comics, and graphic novels! Here are the titles for teens that we're most …

New York Public Library

Reamstown Provides: A Pennsylvania Town's Contribution to Valley Forge - Journal of the American Revolution

In a cemetery behind the Salem United Church of Christ, in Reamstown, Lancaster County, a boulder stands:<p>This grinding bowl from East Cocalico<br>is …

Library of Congress

Teenagers build a city made entirely out of Lego bricks at Burbank Central Library

Dozens of teenagers congregated at the Burbank Central Library Friday to build Legotopia, a city made entirely of Lego bricks.<p>Teenagers immediately began rummaging through bins containing hundreds of multicolored Lego blocks before the two featured speakers — Peter Abrahamson and Brandon Griffith — …

Kids

Where to work and get coffee in Melbourne, Australia

Most Melbournians are rightly proud of “the café scene.” Known for being coffee snobs and putting brunch on an almost unreachable pedestal, Melbourne …

Coffee

Cattle & Cane announce UK tour in some very quirky venues

Folk-pop band Cattle & Cane have announced their upcoming tour - and some quirky venues are to host their shows.<p>The autumn set of gigs will see the …

NY librarian's tenth annual fundraising swim for Spectrum

Miriam Tuliao has announced that she will participate in the Steve Belson Memorial Ocean Mile Swim to raise funds for the Spectrum Scholarship …

New York Public Library

Mechanical ‘smart stairs’ provide assistance with each step

Why it matters to you<p>Smart steps could be a useful rehab tool for people with reduced mobility.<p>Have you ever used one of those assisted pull-up …

Gear & Gadgets

A Virtual Program Teaches Teens to Spot Fake News

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>When you hear the term “fake news,” you might think of “Pizzagate," the <i>very untrue</i> story of what was happening behind closed doors at a D.C. pizza shop during the 2016 campaign. That fake story had very real consequences, and has come to …

Fake News

Video Report: Denver Public Library Offers Personalized Reading Lists Based on Tattoos

The Denver Public Library wants people to show a little skin; specifically, whatever part of you is home to a tattoo. They’ll recommend a book they …

Library Card Sign-up Month artwork featuring DC’s Teen Titans now available

CHICAGO – As honorary chairs of Library Card Sign-up Month, crimefighting DC Super Heroes, the Teen Titans, are appearing in print and digital Public …

Comics

Where to See Some of the World's Oldest and Most Interesting Maps

Back when mapmaking was still a fledgling profession in the U.S., cartographers had a trick up their sleeves: they would insert fake towns into the …

National Libraries

Programs | University of Texas at Austin School of Information

Research the major information problems of our time<p>Gain a nationally accredited education for information professionals<p>A new credential for …

Library Studies

Has Trump Turned CNN into a House of Existential Dread?

After relentless attacks from Trump and his allies, a series of journalistic problems, and in the shadow of a possible merger, the network’s C.E.O., Jeff Zucker, is feeling the heat. “I think there’s a real chance that Zucker is being forced out,” said one employee. “That’s going to blow up this …

Donald Trump