Category Archives: In the News

Libraries – information, place, reading

“Americans still love libraries more than any other public institution.”
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All Those Techies Who Predicted the Demise of the Public Library Were Wrong

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Dr Seuss: coming in July 2015

Dr. Seuss returns with a newly discovered book “What Pet should I get?”
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Colleen McCullough R.I.P.

Colleen McCullough, author of the Thorn Birds has passed away.
Find her works in the CLAMS online catalog.

New York Times obituary.

 

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P.D. James, mystery writer, “Queen of Crime”

P.D. James, the “Queen of Crime” and creator of the Adam Dalgliesh  mysteries and Death comes to Pemberley, has passed away.  Find her novels in the CLAMS catalog. 
New York times article

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Nadine Gordimer, Nobel Prize-winning author

Nadine Gordimer, Nobel-Winning chronicler Of Apartheid has passed away.
NPR article
NY Times
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Hero of popular book “Unbroken” passes away

unbroken“Louis Zamperini, an Olympic distance runner and World War II veteran who survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific after his bomber crashed, then endured two years in Japanese prison camps, has died. He was 97.”

Read more here
Find Unbroken : a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption by Laura Hillenbrand. in the CLAMS catalog.
CLAMS also has the eBook and eAudio.

 

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Library User Quiz

What kind of library user are you?

“Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or completely  “Off the Grid”?

The Pew Research Internet Project has created a library engagement quiz so users can learn how their library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population.

“The Library User Quiz is a condensed version of the questions asked in the Pew Research Internet Project’s nationally representative survey of 6,224 Americans ages 16 and older in September 2013.

You can learn more about the findings from that survey in the full library engagement typology report.” –Pew Research Internet Project

Take the Library User Quiz!

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R.I.P. Maya Angelou

The author and poet Maya Angelou has passed away.
Author Maya Angelou dies at 86 in North Carolina (Huffington Post)
Maya Angelou, Poet, Activist And Singular Storyteller, Dies At 86 (NPR)

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Award winner: Nobel Prize in Literature

Canadian author, Alice Munro, has won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Read more about it here.

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Tom Clancy : in memoriam

Bestselling author Tom Clancy, creator of the Jack Ryan character, passed away earlier this month.  He was the author of The Hunt for Red October Clear and Present Danger and many other novels.   His forthcoming book, Command Authority is due to be published in December 2013. Find his titles in CLAMS. Tom Clancy: Remembering a Technothriller Master: Library Journal.

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