Tag: librarians

by Jenny Shank

On a sunny September day in Boulder, Colo., a group of librarians from the Boulder Public Library parked a bright orange, book-filled tricycle in front of Alfalfa’s Market and lofted a sturdy sun umbrella over it to shade the curious who approached to investigate. They offered free books and temporary tattoos (“I ♥ the Boulder […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Librarians get love in Pew’s “Library Services in the Digital Age” Study (Salon) 2. Amazon’s Bezos: “E-Books is a multi-billion dollar category for us and growing fast” (Publishers Weekly) 3. Why Apple is a stumbling block in Amazon’s e-book transition (PaidContent.org) 4. Road to publication: Traditional publishing vs. self-publishing (Huffington Post) 5. The ins […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories of the week from across the web on e-books and self-publishing 1. Penguin works with digital distributor 3M to make e-books available to some libraries again (PaidContent) 2. Librarians express frustration over e-book library lending (Annoyed Librarian) 3. Free e-books available on Banned Book Week (Time) 4. E-books get a makeover (Sydney […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on journalism and digital education 1. From Harvard to Stanford, more elite colleges offer free web courses (Huffington Post) 2. Amazon launches rental textbook service for college students (CNET) 3. What parents need to know about technology in schools (CBS Sacramento) 4. Op-ed: ‘Educational’ online game is great, but […] more »