Choice Announces the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2020

December 2, 2020 David Free 0

The Choice Outstanding Academic Titles (OAT) list for 2020 has been announced. This prestigious list, released on December 1, reflects the best scholarly titles reviewed by Choice during the previous calendar year, as chosen by the editors. This year’s list features 531 books and digital resources from 123 publishers. Despite […]

2020 I Love My Librarian Award Nominations

October 12, 2020 David Free 0

Nominations are open through November 9, 2020, for the I Love My Librarian Award. The I Love My Librarian Award encourages library users to recognize the accomplishments of exceptional public, school, college, community college, or university librarians. Each year, 10 librarians are selected to receive a $5,000 cash award and […]

No Image

CopyTalk Webinar: Fair Use as Cultural Appropriation

September 24, 2020 David Free 0

Join the ALA Copyright, Legislation, Education, and Advocacy Network (CLEAN) for a free CopyTalk webinar at 2:00 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, October 1. “Fair Use as Cultural Appropriation: What the ‘Forgotten Factor’ Matters” will explore how copyright is an inadequate fit for combatting cultural appropriations – it allows some publicly […]

No Image

Submit Sovereign Immunity Comment Reponses

September 21, 2020 David Free 0

The Library Copyright Alliance (LCA), whose members are the American Library Association, the Association of Research Libraries, and ACRL, submitted comments on September 2 to the U.S. Copyright Office in response to their notice of inquiry on sovereign immunity. At the request of Congress, the Copyright Office is undertaking a […]

Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change

July 2, 2020 David Free 0

ALA invites library workers to apply to be part of Resilient Communities: Libraries Respond to Climate Change, a pilot program to help public and academic libraries engage their communities in programs and conversations that address the climate change crisis. The project will fund in-person and virtual film screenings, community dialogues […]

Jennifer K. Sheehan Named RBM Reviews Editor

May 15, 2020 David Free 0

Jennifer K. Sheehan of the Grolier Club has been appointed to the post of Reviews Editor of RBM: A Journal of Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Cultural Heritage, ACRL’s journal covering issues pertaining to special collections libraries and cultural heritage institutions. Sheehan will serve a three-year term beginning July 1, 2020. […]