February 21, 2018

Authors @ Your Library Database Launched

By LJ Staff

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has launched Authors @ Your Library, a free online database that matches library programming opportunities with author schedules, making it easier to coordinate events. The site was developed by the AAP’s Trade Libraries Committee, in partnership with the American Library Association, Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA), and Library Journal, and produced by a development team at the Texas Center for Digital Knowledge of the University of North Texas, Denton. Once librarians and publishers enter relevant information into the database, library event planners can search for authors by name, title, geographic location, tour schedules, and other items, making it easier to schedule author events. Conversely, publishers can identify opportunities for author events at libraries in different regions of the country.