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ALA Announces 2018’s Top 11 Banned Books

The American Library Association announced the 2018 most-challenged books, and this year we're up to 11 books on the banned books list.

ALA Announces Their Top Books for 2019

The American Library Association announced the 2019 winners of their numerous awards and medals. Here are some of the 2019 award winners.

You Can’t Always ARC What You Want

A reader talks about arranging her to-be-read around Advance Review Copies, and the disappointment that comes with denied ARCs.

Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Name Removed from Children’s Literature Legacy Award

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Award has been named the Children's Literature Legacy Award due to the racist content in the Little House on the Prairie books.

ALA Announces 2017’s Top 10 Most-Challenged Books

The ALA shares last year's most-challenged books, including two by men who have been accused of sexual misconduct.

The Winners of the 2018 American Library Association Youth Media Awards

The winners of the 2018 American Library Association Youth Media Awards have been announced! Check out the complete list of all the award winners.

“Welcome To Valhalla,” a Panel Report

Thomas discusses the challenges and opportunities for lady-identifying comics librarians in a panel report on Valhalla from ALA Annual 2016.

Reference Resources Librarians Don’t Want You to Know About (*Wink*)

Ok, I’m lyin’—librarians really do want everyone to know and love all the best reference resources, and to consult them ...

Cool Stuff Librarians Do: Storytime Underground

This is not your mama’s storytime. It’s not even your own storytime. I’m a fairly bookish person, and I remember ...

Where to Donate Your Books

© Jorge Royan /, via Wikimedia Commons The best book people problem is just having too many books. I’ve got overflowing bookshelves, ...

Let’s Talk About Cool Stuff Librarians Do

As a future librarian, the best book I’ve read – the most intimidating, inspiring and just plain interesting – is ...