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ALA Meets with New York Publishers

In the first week of December, a delegation of leaders from the American Library Association (ALA) met—in separate meetings—with executives of Macmillan Publishers, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group to discuss the current state and future of library ebook lending. This delegation was led by ALA president Courtney L. Young and the cochairs of ALA’s Digital Content Working Group (DCWG), Carolyn Anthony and Erika Linke. Also included in the delegation were President-Elect Sari Feldman, immediate Past President Barbara Stripling, Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels, and Alan S.

DCL Ebook Report, December 2014

The good folks at Douglas County (Colo.) Libraries have a special Christmas gift for those of us working on the many ebook issues libraries face. This price comparison (PDF file) is based on Amazon’s bestsellers as of December 1, so it features a number of holiday books. One that stands out is Frozen (The Ultimate Sticker Book) for which there is no ebook equivalent.

The 10 winners of this year's I Love My Librarian Award

On December 2, 10 librarians are being honored with the 2014 Carnegie Corporation of New York / New York Times I Love My Librarian Award for demonstrating the critical role librarians play in transforming lives and communities through education and lifelong learning. Selected from a pool of more than 1,000 nominations, the winning librarians join a distinguished group of award recipients. To date, only 70 librarians have received the award since its inception in 2008.

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