Tag Archives: American Library Association

Reading Is Fundamental

I just ran across these oldschool posters that were created by the American Library Association to encourage young people to read more. I guess that they were aiming for Star Wars and Back to the Future fans.

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This is the month

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and … Continue reading

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The Circle of Classified Knowledge

Those of you who visit TBTP on a regular basis know that I am excessively fond of infographics of all sorts. I am particularly interested in early examples of the form. This wonderful set of graphics was created for a … Continue reading

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We Still Love Our Libraries In North America

Last week, the American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association announced the winners of the AIA/ALA Library Building Awards for 2016. To qualify, an institution had to display an innovative reinvention of traditional library design. Are the winners:

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Pity the Poor Librarian

I don’t know who is behind the anonymous blog Professional Library Literature but I think that they’re overdue for a sabbatical . These hilarious pulp fiction book parodies will surely ring true for our librarian readers, professional students and library habitué.

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Bane of Banned Books

Banned Books Week is the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries and bookstores around the United States draw attention to the dangers of censorship by mounting displays of challenged books and hosting a … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Our Libraries

The American Library Association has released a massive infographic describing the myriad of problems facing American libraries since the Great Recession. Public libraries have been an essential force for democracy and public education in the U.S. for more than two centuries. … Continue reading

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Banned Books : the videos

This year to mark Banned Books Week more than 650 videos of people reading from notorious banned books were posted on YouTube. Between September 24 and October 1st, videos by authors, students, celebrities, bookstore staff and booklovers were recorded for the … Continue reading

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BBW : Celebrate the Freedom to Read

Banned Book Week, which runs from today through October 1st this year, celebrates the freedom to read what we choose and the essential protections offered by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. It highlights the many benefits of free … Continue reading

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