December 7, 2016

LJ’s Best Books of 2016

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Our picks for the Top Ten books of 2016, plus Top Five picks in genre fiction, nonfiction, poetry, graphic novels, and more.

Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Public Library Dedicates Space for Truth and Reconciliation

From the CBC: Saskatoon is now home to what is believed to be the first library space in the province permanently dedicated to reconciliation. Today, Saskatoon’s Frances Morrison Central Library will launch the Read for Reconciliation area. The space will include a full set of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission reports, as well as numerous books about Canada’s […]

Pennsylvania: “Charity To Provide $100M For Philadelphia Parks, Libraries”

From the AP: A Philadelphia charity said Sunday it will contribute $100 million to help Mayor Jim Kenney renovate city parks, libraries, recreation centers and playgrounds. The William Penn Foundation said the money committed to the mayor’s “Rebuilding Community Infrastructure Initiative” is the largest single grant in the foundation’s history. From Philly.com: The gift, which […]

National Book Awards Challenge Political Climate with Literature, Celebration

On Wednesday, November 16, following a presidential election that shook the literary community to its roots, the National Book Foundation came back fighting at an awards ceremony where endorsement of a broad view of social justice for America was evident from the moment host Larry Wilmore took the stage. Virtually every speaker expressed strong dismay […]

Leonard Cohen Archives Live on at University of Toronto Library

From The Star: Leonard Cohen’s career took him from Montreal to Greece to Los Angeles, but he chose to leave much of his life’s work, including early poetry and novel manuscripts, in Toronto. The singer, songwriter, poet and novelist, buried last week in Montreal following his death on Nov. 7, for years donated thousands of […]

ALA President Julie Todaro Releases Statement on Libraries, the Association, Diversity and Inclusion

UPDATE: Public Library Association President Felton Thomas Jr. has released a statement on public libraries and inclusiveness. — Here’s the full text of the statement that can be also be accessed on the ALA website Today American Library Association President Julie Todaro released the following statement regarding the invaluable role libraries and librarians will play […]

Database Updates | Reference 2017

More than a dozen recent and forthcoming reference databases and online products, organized by category.

Database Updates | Reference 2017

More than a dozen recent and forthcoming reference databases and online products, organized by category.

New Database Releases | Reference 2017

Some 20 recent and forthcoming databases and online products.

New Database Releases | Reference 2017

Some 20 recent and forthcoming databases and online products.