In April 1986, fire raged through the Central Library in downtown Los Angeles, damaging or destroying more than a million books. Journalist and author Susan Orlean resurrects this nearly forgotten story in “The Library Book,” which also explores the emotional…
By Jeffrey Brown
Books For Africa has sent more than 41 million books over the last 30 years to 53 different countries, where students say the variety of titles have made them enthusiastic readers. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
Catalog data are a library's most important map to knowledge. What does it mean that the Library of Congress just released 25 million records to the public?…
By Melissa Levine, The Conversation
For National Library Week, we asked the New York Public Library -- the largest library in the country and one of the most beloved -- what we should be reading right now.
By Elizabeth Flock
By Dayana Morales Gomez
If you're looking for inspiration, the Library of Virginia has a collection of a few hundred postcards and greeting cards dating back to the early 20th century.
By Elizabeth Flock
Since Trump took office last month, a vocal and growing number of librarians across the country are taking a more politically active stance.
By Donald A. Barclay for The Conversation
As a long-time academic librarian, I have spent a good part of my career teaching college students to think critically about information. For me, the recent spate of stories about large segments of the population falling for fake news stories…
By PBS NewsHour
The Library of Congress has a new chief: Carla Hayden. Most of her predecessors in the role have come from scholarly institutions, but Hayden is a librarian through and through. She is also the first woman and the first African…
By Laura Santhanam, Megan Crigger
Most people say public libraries provide communities with essential resources for literacy and education, but the number of people who actually take advantage of library services may be slipping.
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