School Library Journal: Kids and Authors Alike Love Instagram. Here’s How To Leverage It To Get Kids Reading.

School Library Journal: Kids and Authors Alike Love Instagram. Here’s How To Leverage It To Get Kids Reading.. “We’re in an era of unprecedented access to the best, most interesting authors writing for young people. Thanks to social media—Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and other outlets—authors are sharing much more than the latest news about their books. For librarians and teachers, this means opportunities to connect students with their favorite writers—and others they might not know yet—to get them excited about reading in a whole new way.”

KATC: Tulane University acquires archives of renowned New Orleans author Anne Rice

KATC: Tulane University acquires archives of renowned New Orleans author Anne Rice. “Tulane University’s Howard-Tilton Memorial Library has acquired the complete archives of famed best-selling New Orleans author Anne Rice thanks to a gift from Stuart Rose and the Stuart Rose Family Foundation.”

JSTOR: Is Jane Austen the Antidote to Social Media Overload?

JSTOR: Is Jane Austen the Antidote to Social Media Overload?. “I soon got past the incongruity of finding Jane Austen on my phone, in my audiobook app, and in the ebook I downloaded so that I’d have access to explanatory annotations on the text. (Yes, I’m afraid I really have fallen down the Austen rabbit hole this time.) Indeed, as I plunged into Austen’s England from the very device that normally connects me to Facebook and Twitter, her world and ours looked more and more alike.”

Ohio University: “Book Beat” airs again in Don Swaim Digital Collection

Thanks to Esther S. for this one – I completely missed it. Ohio University: “Book Beat” airs again in Don Swaim Digital Collection. “The Ohio University Libraries’ Don Swaim Collection, featuring over 700 audio interviews of well-known authors from ‘Book Beat,’ the nationally produced CBS Radio News program, is now digitally available online—including digital transcripts of the syndicated news program. From 1982 through 1993 ‘Book Beat,’ hosted by OHIO alumnus Don Swaim (1959), ran daily snippets of the candid taped interviews of famous authors such as Margaret Atwood, Toni Morrison, John Irving, Ray Bradbury and many others.”

Lifehacker: Where to Get Ideas for Your NaNoWriMo Project

Lifehacker: Where to Get Ideas for Your NaNoWriMo Project. “As the winter slowly descends upon us, it’s time for the annual tradition of hand-wringing, self-loathing, and maybe—just maybe—writing a novel in 30 days. National Novel Writing Month has become a beacon of hope each November for the many high achievers who desire to not only start, but also finish a draft of a novel in one month.”

University of Texas at Austin: New Digital Resources Launch Online for Study of Human Rights

University of Texas at Austin: New Digital Resources Launch Online for Study of Human Rights. “Thousands of digitized records reflecting major historical events of the 20th century related to PEN International, a global writers’ organization, are available online beginning this month. A project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and completed by the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has resulted in a new online finding aid for researchers, as well as access to teaching guides and nearly 5,000 digitized records.”

Tennessean: NPT digitizes Seigenthaler’s ‘A Word on Words’ series

Tennessean: NPT digitizes Seigenthaler’s ‘A Word on Words’ series. “Nashville Public Television has digitized and made available 901 episodes of renowned journalist John Seigenthaler’s series “A Word on Words.” Seigenthaler, who served as editor of The Tennessean from 1962-1989, interviewed authors on the NPT series for 40 years.”