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- Another Hidden Figure in Library History January 20, 2023Here’s what I found in my research—which involved 1,200 newspaper and periodical articles—when I looked into her story. After graduating in 1952 from the historically Black college and university of Miles College in Fairfield, Alabama, Lucy and her friend Pollie Myers decided to apply to the all-white University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Because neither iden […]Diana Panuncial
- 2023 LibLearnX Preview January 3, 2023Designed for active learning, the conference will offer more than 120 educational sessions in various formats, created by and for library professionals. Additionally, LibLearnX sees the return of ALA’s Symposium on the Future of Libraries, as well as an all-new Governance Institute geared toward prospective leaders. This preview represents a sampling of the […]Diana Panuncial
- Crescent City Cuisine January 3, 2023As coauthor of the updated 2024 edition of Frommer’s EasyGuide to New Orleans, I’ve compiled this intentionally eclectic selection of restaurants near the convention center (and close by, in the French Quarter) with something for everyone, plus some farther-away destinations to take you a little deeper, doable by rideshare or even public bike. Make dinner … […]Becky Lomax
- 2022 Year in Review January 3, 2023Uniting against censorship attempts Organized book challenges continued to proliferate. From January through August, 681 attempts to ban or restrict library materials had been made in the US, with 1,651 unique titles targeted. In response to mounting censorship threats, ALA announced in May its Unite Against Book Bans campaign, a coalition with more than 60 […]Becky Lomax
- Another Hidden Figure in Library History January 20, 2023
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- Salman Rushdie says he feels lucky and grateful in first interview since stabbingAuthor, 75, who was attacked in August 2022 in upstate New York, stresses importance of US giving asylum to exiled writersSpeaking out for the first time since being stabbed at a literary event in New York last year, the author Salman Rushdie described himself feeling fortunate and grateful to have survived the attack.“I’m lucky,” Rushdie said in an intervie […]Ramon Antonio Vargas
- The big idea: why the generation gap isn’t as wide as you thinkPitting boomers against millennials is a distraction from the inequality that affects us allDefining generations is all about division. We are classified into groups based on when we were born, these are given snappy, headline-friendly labels, and all our attention is directed to the supposed conflicts between them.We find it much easier to blame particular […]Bobby Duffy
- Maus Now: Selected Writing, edited by Hillary Chute review – the Maus that made historyWhile Philip Pullman and Adam Gopnik illuminate Art Spiegelman’s towering graphic novel, few others in this collection succeed in capturing its spark and sophisticationThis job has taught me to be wary of meeting my heroes, but when I interviewed Art Spiegelman in New York in 2011, it really was one of the great days. In his SoHo studio, the air thick with c […]Rachel Cooke
- Salman Rushdie says he feels lucky and grateful in first interview since stabbing
- The Library of Congress Celebrates Black History MonthThe Library of Congress (LC) is marking the start of Black History Month with the introduction of a new curated web archive collection that documents the protests that occurred in response to the police murder of George Floyd, dating between June 29 and Aug. 7, 2020.
- Frontiers Formalizes Platform Partnership With the World Economic ForumGold OA publisher Frontiers entered into a new partnership with the World Economic Forum (WEF) whereby Frontiers will join the forum's Centre for the New Economy and Society and help to champion open science.
- Urban Libraries Council Urges Libraries to Participate in Addressing Food InsecurityThe Urban Libraries Council rolled out a new white paper, "Food Is a Right: Libraries and Food Justice," which describes the current state of food insecurity in North America and highlights the strategic role that libraries play in addressing community needs.
- The Library of Congress Celebrates Black History Month