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- By the Numbers: Banned Books Week September 25, 2018This year’s Banned Books Week is September 23–29. 416 Number of books banned or challenged in 2017, according to the American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF). 100,000 Number of copies that Angie Thomas’s young adult novel, The Hate U Give, printed in its first month. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards honoree, about … Contin […]Jordan Sarti
- 2018 Library Design Showcase September 4, 2018The post 2018 Library Design Showcase appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.Phil Morehart
- 2018 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards September 4, 2018The post 2018 ALA/AIA Library Building Awards appeared first on American Libraries Magazine.Phil Morehart
- 2018 ALA Award Winners September 4, 2018Clara Chu BETA PHI MU AWARD Chu’s work is notable for extending beyond the classroom, most recently in support of Southeast Asian refugees. Letters in support of her nomination noted her encouragement, intellectual scope, and the care she takes with her students. Her multilingual contributions to the field include more than 40 articles and … Continue readi […]Amy Carlton
- By the Numbers: Banned Books Week September 25, 2018
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- Obscenity trial judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover to be soldEdition of DH Lawrence novel used by Sir Lawrence Byrne in presiding over the landmark prosecution will be auctioned in OctoberA copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by the judge who presided over the novel’s 1960 obscenity trial, complete with annotations from his wife noting where DH Lawrence descended to writing about “love making”, is set to be auctioned […]Alison Flood
- Against Creativity by Oli Mould review – the dullest of jobs is now ‘creative’A stimulating study argues that the language of creativity in government and business is all too often a cover for austerity and corporate intrusion into our daily livesAre you a member of the “creative classes”? You might be if you do something that vaguely involves ideas or images, and aspire to live in a warehouse-style apartment next to an artisan coffee […]Steven Poole
- Not the Booker: Three Dreams in the Key of G by Marc Nash review – curiously impressiveThis fiendishly complicated story is made even tougher by its tricksy prose, but it’s not hard to admire its daringHelp us judge this year’s Not the Booker prizeHold tight. Because I’m now going to try to explain what I think is happening in Three Dreams in the Key of G. As the title hints, there are three narrative strands, although they are not particularl […]Sam Jordison
- Obscenity trial judge’s copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover to be sold
- What It's Like to Be a Journalist in 2018The number and degree of bitterness of social media's vitriolic threats against journalists have increased tremendously in the past few years. ... The June 2018 attack at the offices of the Capital Gazette, which left five people dead, is just one example of this escalating crisis.
- Congressional Research Service Reports Are Now Free OnlineThe Library of Congress has begun providing Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports to the public at crsreports.congress.gov.
- EveryLibrary Encourages Libraries to Get Out the VoteEveryLibrary joined forces with Vote.org to offer free-to-use white label voting forms that libraries in all 50 states can embed into their websites.
- What It's Like to Be a Journalist in 2018