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- Our Futures in Times of Change March 1, 2017“We can learn a great deal about what may happen in the future by looking systematically at what is actually happening now,” wrote Edward Cornish, one of the founders of the World Future Society. We study change so we can prepare for the many futures that might happen. We start seeing what’s coming next. We … Continue reading Our Futures in Times of Change → […]Sanhita SinhaRoy
- Emerging Leaders March 1, 2017Initiated in 1997 as a one-year program under former ALA President Mary R. Somerville and revived in 2006 under former ALA President Leslie Burger, Emerging Leaders recognizes the best and brightest new leaders in our industry. It’s open to librarians new to the library profession of any age with fewer than five years of experience … Continue reading Emergin […]Phil Morehart
- Creating Inclusive Library Environments March 1, 2017Providing information regularly to employees will help create a responsive organizational culture and a reiterative process that helps veteran staffers onboard new staff members with accurate information. Details about serving people with disabilities should become an ongoing part of this training. Disability awareness training Professional organizations are […]Phil Morehart
- Leading to the Future March 1, 2017The goal, says former ALA President Maureen Sullivan, is to introduce theories, concepts, and practices for effective leadership and “help people develop self-awareness of their strengths and areas for development.” Sullivan, who developed and leads the institute with library consultant Kathryn Deiss, says the institute accomplishes this goal with a mixture […]Sanhita SinhaRoy
- Our Futures in Times of Change March 1, 2017
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- How celebrity deals are shutting children's authors out of their own tradeAs Frank Lampard, George Galloway and Cara Delevingne land big-money book deals, established writers look on from the fringes – or turn away altogether Another day, another celebrity announces they are to “pen” a children’s book. Already this week, Jamie Lee Curtis has announced a “selfie-themed” tome, Chelsea Clinton a picture book about inspirational women […]Danuta Kean
- Colin Dexter: a mischievous, generous man every bit as clever as his creationsThe man behind Inspector Morse was humble, kind and warmly funny. His death marks the passing of a generation who propelled crime writing to new levelsIf you didn’t know Colin Dexter was an internationally acclaimed bestselling author whose award-winning novels had spawned three successful TV series, you’d never have guessed. A short, unassuming man in blaze […]Val McDermid
- Top 10 stories of obsessionFrom Stephen King’s avid fan in Misery to Nabokov’s disturbing tale of preteen Lolita, fixation is a powerful pull for authors – especially when it overlaps with desireI’m not an obsessive person, but tell me a book is about obsession and I’m going to read it. Obsession is a natural motivator, requiring ever greater sacrifices, presenting increasing dangers […]Sara Flannery Murphy
- How celebrity deals are shutting children's authors out of their own trade
- President Nominates Intellectual Property Advocate as Trade RepOn Jan. 3, 2017, Robert Lighthizer was nominated to the position of United States Trade Representative, and on March 14, he sat before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) says that Lighthizer will be "a critical player in ensuring that America's trade agenda reflects U.S. commercial interests, while helping set the st […]
- IFLA Launches Metropolitan Libraries Short Film ContestThe International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is calling for submissions to its 2017 IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award contest. The award, sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia, honors short films about public libraries and librarians in large cities and metropolitan areas. ...
- IMLS Speaks Out on Federal BudgetKathryn K. Matthew, director of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), released a statement on the president's proposed FY2018 budget.
- President Nominates Intellectual Property Advocate as Trade Rep
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