Note: For background on the Open eBooks initiative see our post from April 30, 2015 when the project was announced by President Obama. From Today’s Announcement (via DPLA): Open eBooks, a new initiative and e-reader app that will make thousands of popular, top-selling eBooks available to children in need for free, is launching today. First […]
The HISD vote on the fate of the district’s librarians is expected this week.
David Greenough Named General Manager/Group Publisher for Library Journal, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book
Here’s the full text of a news release we just received from Media Source. Today Media Source, Inc. announced the appointment of David Greenough as General Manager/Group Publisher for Library Journal, School Library Journal, and the Horn Book. Greenough brings experience from an over 32-year career, during which he has proven to be a dynamic […]
For the first time ever, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year is a pictograph, officially called the ‘Face with Tears of Joy’ emoji.
Attendees passing by the 3M booth at the June American Library Association (ALA) Conference in San Francisco were invited to contribute the names of books supporting diversity, which formed a heart-shaped display of rainbow-hued Post-it notes. Here are those titles.
Media Source, Inc., has announced that Ian Singer is leaving his position as Vice President & Group Publisher, Library Journals, LLC & The Horn Book, Inc., as of August 28.
Random House Children’s Books Hires Jennifer Brown as Vice President, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Here’s today’s announcement from Random House Children’s Books, the World’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher: Jennifer M. Brown, a 25-year veteran of the children’s book industry, will join Random House Children’s Books as Vice President, Publisher, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, effective August 24, it was announced today by Barbara Marcus, President […]
The U.S. Senate voted 98 to zero in favor of the bipartisan Reed-Cochran Amendment to S. 1177, the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. This amendment makes effective school library programs part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
ALA’s Policy Agenda for Libraries was released today as the 2015 ALA Annual Conference gets underway in San Francisco.
Rosen Publishing has signed a deal to acquire Jackdaw Publications, a producer of primary source facsimile materials.
The Winnipeg Public Library has put the children’s book, “Tintin in America,” back on its shelves “but has moved it into the adult graphic novel section because of its stereotypical depictions of indigenous people,” reports the Canadian Press.
Follett today announced it has launched a collection of nearly 18,000 ebook titles for PreK-12 students through a strategic partnership with HarperCollins Publishers.
Watch Live: President Obama to Make Announcement About New Partnership to Provide E-books to Low Income Kids
We will update this post with more info as it becomes available. From an Email by Roberto J. Rodríguez: Deputy Assistant to the President for Education (via DPLA): Through greater access to America’s libraries and information resources, you make a difference each day in the education and lifelong learning of youth and adults in your community. […]
A coalition of prominent children’s and consumer advocacy groups have filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) requesting an investigation of Google, charging the company with unfair and deceptive practices in connection with its new YouTube Kids app.
With the recent release of StoryCorps.me, anyone in the world can record and upload an oral history interview.
Housed at the Digital Media Lab of the Du Bois Library at UMass Amherst, the new Center is equipped with over 30 MakerBot Replicators, bringing 3-D printing technology to faculty, researchers and students to enhance research, design, and entrepreneurial projects.
The new edition of The World Through Picture Books Catalogue has been posted online by the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and is available under a Creative Commons Attribution license.
Congressional Hearing “How Emerging Technology Affects Student Privacy” Will Be Streamed Live Feb 12
“How Emerging Technology Affects Student Privacy” is scheduled to take place before the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education, U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee on Thursday, February 12, 2015, beginning at 11:15 a.m. EST/8:15 a.m. PST.
HarperCollins announced Wednesday that “Charlotte’s Web,” “Stuart Little” and “The Trumpet of the Swan” can be purchased as e-books starting March 17.
Amazon’s new KDP EDU will enable educators and authors to create, publish, and promote etextbooks for students to access on devices, including the iPad and Fire tablets, iPhones, and Android smartphones and tablets. A public beta of Kindle Textbook Creator enables users to turn PDFs of their textbooks and course materials into Kindle books.