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The 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals Shortlist Announced!

The American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medals, now in their 7th year, recognize outstanding fiction and nonfiction for adult readers. See the shortlist titles below, selected from a longlist of 46 fiction and nonfiction titles published in 2017. The two medal winners, one in fiction and one in nonfiction, will be announced at the Reference…

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Celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week!

Friends of Libraries groups have their very own national week of celebration! United for Libraries will coordinate the 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week from Oct. 15-21, 2017. Use the time to creatively promote your group in the community, raise awareness, and promote membership. This is also an excellent opportunity for your library and…

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Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction 2018 Longlist

2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Longlist Announced

The longlist for the sixth Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction has just been announced! Check it out to see which titles are under consideration for the American Library Association’s first single-title medal given to books for adults. The six-title shortlist—three each for the fiction and nonfiction medals—will be announced on October 25, 2017. The…

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Screenshot: Travis Kalanick

Further Reading: Troublesome CEOs

By Eugenia Williamson After a 2013 memo about sexual harassment was leaked to the press, newspapers at home and abroad have been speculating on whether or not Uber CEO Travis Kalanik—no stranger to controversy—might lose his job. Kalanik has been accused of poisoning company culture with laddish (some might say horribly sexist) behavior. Fictional CEOs are no…

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Screenshot from A Hanmaid's Tale television show

Aunt Lydia’s Forbidden Bookshelf: Three Books to Read After The Handmaid’s Tale

By Erin Downey Howerton The first season of The Handmaid’s Tale wrapped up last night. If you’re already missing the object of your obsession, you can always read (or reread) Margaret Atwood’s book of the same name, since this dystopian nightmare fuel for feminists and anyone who appreciates not living in a totalitarian faith-based state has been keeping…

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Further Reading: Clouds

James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee today. In his prepared remarks (PDF), made public yesterday, the recently ousted F.B.I. director shared the details of his meetings with President Trump, recorded in memo form, during which the President made several references to the harm his presumed ties with Russia have caused on his ability to govern. In a metaphorical flourish,…

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