Private Sector Forms Group to Advocate for Public Libraries in the Face of Budget Cuts

Fair Oaks Library entrance, Photo by Vincent Fazzi, June 2017.

A group of publishers and trade associations formed the Corporate Committee for Library Investment (CCLI) to advocate for library funding and support in the face of proposed cuts or elimination of funding for public libraries. Do your part—check out the American Library Association’s awareness campaign now. (more…)

Should Publishers Partner with Public Libraries in Promoting Books?

Should publishers partner with public libraries in promoting new books?

A marketing expert thinks publishers should partner with public libraries in promoting new books.

Given the diminishing number of bricks-and-mortars bookstores, should publishers partner with public libraries in showcasing new books? A marketing expert thinks it’s a logical and viable option. (more…)

Top 10 Most Challenged Books: Best-Sellers Are Also the Most Offensive

library book shelf

The “Most Challenged Books” list includes a number of best-sellers.

Some of today’s biggest best-sellers are also the most offensive, according to this year’s list of “Top 10 Most Challenged Books” from the American Library Association (ALA). (more…)

If You Love Both Library and Technology, You’re at the Top of Information Resources Food Chain

People who use technology a lot also go to public libraries often.

People who use technology a lot also go to public libraries often.

Are you an “information omnivore,” a “library lover,” or a “solid center”? If you love public libraries and technology both, you probably belong to one of those three groups. A study by the Pew Research Internet Project shows that Americans who use technology a lot also go to the libraries often. (more…)