Al-Monitor: Palestinian National Library to collect Palestine’s scattered archives

Al-Monitor: Palestinian National Library to collect Palestine’s scattered archives. “Ihab Bseiso’s job may be every bibliophile’s dream: The former minister of culture is charged with creating the Palestinian National Library in a palace that stretches over 40 dunams, or 9 acres, of land near Ramallah. Despite the enthusiasm of Bseiso — a journalist, poet and advocate of culture as a tool of political resistance — the establishment of the national library has been anything but quick.”

Publishers Weekly: Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market

Publishers Weekly: Congress Looking into Anticompetitive Behavior in the Digital Library Market. “The American Library Association (ALA) has delivered a written report to the House Judiciary Committee telling lawmakers that ‘unfair behavior by digital market actors,’ including Amazon and some major publishers, is ‘doing concrete harm to libraries.’ The report, delivered last week to a House antitrust subcommittee investigating competition in the digital market, comes as lawmakers are taking note of the growing backlash to Big Five publisher Macmillan’s decision to impose a two-month embargo on new release e-books in public libraries.”

Kansas State Library: South Central Kansas Library System Newsletters, 1971-2001

Kansas State Library: South Central Kansas Library System Newsletters, 1971-2001. “The newsletters, spanning 30 years, give an historical look at libraries, library staff, supporting community members/volunteers who work together with the shared goal of providing excellent service to their communities through grants, consulting, continuing education and cost-effective support services. There are also many articles on the work of libraries in towns, cities and rural areas.”

The Daring Librarian: 10 Easy Instagram Photo Book Challenge

The Daring Librarian: 10 Easy Instagram Photo Book Challenge . “For the past 6 months, I’ve been working on a new presentation for a keynote appearance in Ohio and it’s making me more thoughtful about the potential of Instagram. More clever ways to interact with Libraries, literacy, books, reading, kids, and our community.”

ALA: ALA receives $2 million Google. org grant to develop library entrepreneurship centers

ALA: ALA receives $2 million Google. org grant to develop library entrepreneurship centers. “Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced the funding for ALA as part of a $10 million pledge to help entrepreneurs from low-income and underrepresented groups start new businesses via access to training and capital. The $2 million grant builds on Google’s ongoing support of ALA and libraries, including the Libraries Lead with Digital Skills collaboration funded by Grow with Google, which gave ALA $1 million to help libraries provide digital skills training to their patrons.That initiative, announced earlier this year, has already supported 130 libraries across 18 states and will continue to all 50 states in 2020.”

South Florida SunSentinel: This library offers online books, videos and music for free — no matter where you live

South Florida SunSentinel: This library offers online books, videos and music for free — no matter where you live. “You now can download a bestselling book, a hit song or a video at no charge. A plan to make people feel welcome in Broward has opened up the county’s online library collections to the world.”