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Makkai, Laymon win 2019 ALA Andrew Carnegie Medals

29 January 2019

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the winners of the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medals. The fiction prize was awarded to Rebecca Makkai for The Great Believers (Fleet) and the nonfiction...

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1 July 2015

Ebook pricing discussed at American library conferenceEbook pricing was a key issue discussed at the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference, which ran from 25-30 June in San Francisco, reports...

Andrew Carnegie Medals 2014 winners announced 

1 July 2014

The American Library Association has announced the winners of the 2014 Andrew Carnegie Medals. Donna Tartt won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for The Goldfinch (Abacus) and...

International library news 

7 May 2014

New president elected for American Library Association Sari Feldman has been elected president of the American Library Association (ALA) for the 2015-16 term, said the ALA in a statement. Feldman...

International Library News 

16 April 2014

ALA names top 10 most ‘challenged’ books in US libraries for 2013The American Library Association (ALA) has released its list of the top 10 most ‘challenged’ books in US libraries in 2013. The most challenged...

International Library News 

10 December 2013

Volunteers to run Lincolnshire’s libraries in the UK Lincolnshire is the latest country in Britain to approve plans to give control of local libraries to community volunteers, reports the Bookseller....

International Library News 

20 November 2013

US librarians support Google book-scanning case verdict In the US, a number of library associations have publicly welcomed Judge Denny Chin’s decision to rule in favour of Google in the...

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30 October 2013

Iranian and German libraries sign memorandum to restore rare manuscripts The National Library and Archives of Iran (NLAI) and the Berlin State Library have signed a memorandum of understanding to...

International Library News 

9 October 2013

American Library Association to open Center for the Future of Libraries In the US, the American Library Association (ALA) will establish a Center for the Future of Libraries with a...

Andrew Carnegie Medals 2013 winners announced 

2 July 2013

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced the winners of the 2013 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction at this year’s ALA conference in Chicago. Richard Ford’s Canada (Bloomsbury) has won the...

International Library News 

1 July 2013

ALA launches Authors for Library Ebooks campaign The American Library Association (ALA) has launched a new campaign to improve access to ebooks in libraries at its annual conference in Chicago, reports Publishers...

International Library News 

15 May 2013

Baker & Taylor launches axisReader app for ebook lending Library distributor Baker & Taylor has launched its axisReader app, which allows library patrons to download and read ebooks, reports PaidContent....

International Library News 

17 April 2013

Simon & Schuster makes ebooks available to libraries for the first time Simon & Schuster is making its ebooks available to libraries for the first time in a one-year trial...

International Library News 

20 March 2013

American Library Association honours internet activist Aaron Swartz In the US, the American Library Association (ALA) has posthumously awarded the 2013 James Madison Award to internet activist Aaron Swartz as...

2012 ALA Awards: Caldecott, Newbery, Printz and Morris 

29 January 2013

The American Library Association (ALA) has announced its 2013 awards for children’s and young adult literature, including the Caldecott, Newbery, Printz and Morris awards. The winner of this year’s Caldecott...