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United for Libraries News

District Dispatch

  • Today, Representative Mike Coffman, R-Colo., took a big step to protect the open internet. In POLITICO this morning, he announced he would be signing on to a request for House leadership to hold a vote on the Congressional Review Act to restore strong, enforceable net neutrality rules. Congressman Coffman is Continue readingFirst House Republican moves to restore net neutrality The post First House Republican moves to restore net neutrality appeared first on District Dispatch .
  • This guest post was contributed by Libraries Ready to Code cohort members Julianne Wise, Rochester International Academy librarian, and Sarah Ryan, Montessori Academy librarian, both in Rochester, New York.  How can libraries increase access to coding education, especially for potential patrons who were previously underserved by library programs? We, Julianne Continue readingReady to Code libraries in Rochester team up, offer coding education to underserved youth The post Ready to Code libraries in Rochester team up, offer coding education to underserved youth appeared first on District Dispatch .
  • CopyTalk is back after its short summer hiatus with a new webinar. Lila Bailey from the Internet Archive and Professor Michelle Wu from Georgetown University will present controlled digital lending. In a time of limited resources, libraries are always seeking to maximize their reach with decreasing funds. One way to Continue readingAugust CopyTalk: Controlled digital lending by libraries The post August CopyTalk: Controlled digital lending by libraries appeared first on District Dispatch .

Book Club Central

  • Last month, United for Libraries and Book Club Central teamed up to present the Engaging Book Clubs in Your Community panel at ALA Annual 2018 in New Orleans. Donna Seaman, Editor, Adult Books for Booklist, moderated the panel that included Bill Kelly, librarian at Cuyahoga County (Ohio) Public Library, James Mustich, author of 1,000 Books to Read The post Get the Inside Scoop on Book Club Centrals Program at ALA Annual 2018! appeared first on ALA Book Club Central .
  • No time like the summer for planning your fall book clubs—and for starting to think about your own next unputdownable read! Do both when you attend this free, hour-long webinar on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at 1:00 pm CT. Here, representatives from Bloomsbury Publishing, Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House Adult, Sourcebooks, and W. W. Norton The post Register for Booklists Summer Book Club Bash Webinar! appeared first on ALA Book Club Central .
  • By Stephanie Powell Watts One of the great honors of my life happened in 2017, when my debut novel, No One Is Coming to Save Us​, was selected as the inaugural pick for ALA’s Book Club Central by the honorary chair, Sarah Jessica Parker. I had learned about the selection weeks before the public announcement. I The post Writers and Readers: Book Club Nation appeared first on ALA Book Club Central .