L’examen des dernières statistiques des bibliothèques publiques parues récemment (année 2013) nous démontre encore une fois de très grands écarts entre les villes du Québec en ce qui a trait à la lecture publique.
“I see sales departments given control over editorial,” said Le Guin. “I see my own publishers in a silly panic of ignorance and greed, charging public libraries for an ebook six or seven times more than they charge customers. We just saw a profiteer try to punish a publisher for disobedience and writers threatened by corporate fatwa, and I see a lot of us, the producers who write the books, and make the books, accepting this. Letting commodity profiteers sell us like deodorant, and tell us what to publish and what to write”
If Le Guin made the gathered publishing dignitaries uncomfortable with her admonishments (and there were uncomfortable stirrings, along with scattered applause), at least one person yelled out, “I love you.” And what’s not to love about an an author who proclaims, “But the name of our beautiful reward is not profit. It’s name is freedom.”
With the school librarian playing head chef, students at Sayre Junior/Senior High School in Sayre, PA kicked off a book tasting to celebrate new books and a love of reading. The delicious result? A big boost in circ stats, library card sign-ups, and collaboration between the school and public library.
Même à l'heure du tout connecté, il est une chose dont on ne saurait se passer, la lecture. Elle est omniprésente et obligatoire, pour lire cette news, pour connaître les dernières actualités de vos amis ou pour suivre votre fil Twitter... Et elle prend un certain temps. Spritz propose de l'accélérer... et entend bien promouvoir la technologie partout !
The book that dare not speak its name gets a followup this week, with the publication of a sequel to the sleeper hit of 2011, Go the F*ck To Sleep. The tongue-in-cheek bedtime book for parents was picked up by UK publisher Canongate after soaring to the top of Amazon’s bestseller chart a month before it was due to be published by the small US press Akashic Books.
Multiple lists were posted online by Amazon.com today. Highlights from 2014 Lists The annual feature includes the editors picks for the Top 100 Books of the Year as well as Top 20 lists in over two dozen categories, from Children s & Teen to Cookbooks to Celebrity Picks.
In response to an increase in undesirable and disrespectful behaviours (to space and people) by some users in the library, McMaster University Library’s Lyons New Media Centre produced a marketing campaign to address the issue.
It is the 1930s. Teenager Annie Hannigan wants things her way and dreams of getting her mother out of the way. Single-mom Elsie is under the thumb of boozy Neil Hammond, private eye. A woman has vanished, the Depression looms, war is nigh, Hollywood plays a role, and no one is who they appear to be. Multi-award-winning Feiffer’s first full-length graphic novel is a masterpiece. (LJ 6/1/14)—AP
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. And there are plenty of incentives to join in.
There is a very real and legitimate worry that librarians of all stripes are being called to do too much. Can any one professional really be librarian, programmer, maker, social worker, and employment consultant? No. Librarians can’t do it all…but librarians can help a community do it all.
Why buy when you can rent? That’s the thought behind Toronto’s new Kitchen Library. Yes, it’s a library of kitchen items you might want but aren’t yet prepared to invest in, or might not have the space in your kitchen to keep around permanently. Cooking in the big city (with a small kitchen) just got easier.