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Libraries and Reference Publishing - Data Experts in the Information Age

Libraries have traditionally been repositories of information in the form of books--some for lending and entertainment, others for learning and reference. While the functions of modern libraries are much the same as they've always been, the formats of their materials now run the gamut of media--from books to music to films to online databases--and librarians don't "Shush!" today as much as they help patrons negotiate databases and new technologies in reference publishing.

All About Libraries - Ancient Times to Modern Day
All About Libraries - From Ancient Times to Modern Day

Libraries of the Ancient World
Libraries of the Ancient World

Librarians — About the Librarian Profession
For those who love books and gathering information, being a librarian might be a dream job. If you’re considering being a librarian, here are some facts about the profession.

ALA - The American Library Association: The ALA, Serving Libraries & Librarians
The American Library Association (ALA) was founded in 1876 in Philadelphia. Today the organization enhances learning and helps ensure access to information for all by promoting library service and librarianship, and providing leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services, and the profession of...

2014 ALA Youth Media Award Winners
See the winners of the 2014 Newbery Medal, the 2014 Caldecott Medal winner, and the complete list of 2014 ALA Youth Media Award winners and honor books.

2014 ALA Youth Media Award Winners - p2
Part 2 of 2014 ALA Youth Media Award winners, inlcuding Theodor Seuss Geisel Award, etc.

American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards
The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards recognize the top books, videos and audiobooks for children and young adults in a wide variety of categories. The awards include the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Medal. Read about these prestigious children's book awards

2012 ALA Youth Media Award Winners
A listing of the recipients of American Library Association (ALA) 2012 Youth Media Awards and honors (including the Newbery Medal winner), which recognize the top books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults published in 2011.

2012 ALA Youth Media Award Winners (page 2)
A continuation of the listing of the recipients of American Library Association (ALA) 2012 Youth Media Awards and honors (including the Caldecott Medal winner), which recognize the top books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults published in 2011.

2013 ALA Youth Media Award Winners (continued)
Here's a continuation of the listing of the recipients of American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Youth Media Awards and honors (including the Caldecott Medal winner), which recognize the top books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults published in 2012.

2013 ALA Youth Media Award Winners
Read about the recipients of American Library Association (ALA) 2013 Youth Media Awards and honors (including the Newbery Medal winner), which recognize the top books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults published in 2012.

Baker & Taylor
Baker & Taylor is a leading wholesale distributor of books, videos, and music products especially known for being a wholesaler to libraries. Read the history of Baker & Taylor and physical and digital book and entertainment distribution services the company provides to libraries today.

The Bodleian Library
The Bodleian Library is the principal library of the University of Oxford in England. Founded in 1602, it the most historically prominent in what is known as the Bodleian Libraries group of the school.

The New York Public Library — An Overview of the NYPL
The New York Public Library’s reach is broad and deep. For over 100 years the venerated library system has touched millions of New Yorkers and visitors annually with its wealth of branch and research locations, its treasured books and materials for both circulation and research, and its important, free programs and services. Today, the New York...

The Morgan Library and Museum
The Morgan Library and Museum is a National Historic Landmark that houses an astonishing collection showcasing the history of the written word from ancient time until the 20th Century. Like the New York Public Library, it is one of the treasures of the U.S. literary capital of New York City.

The Google Library Project: An Overview of the Google Library Project
The Google Library Project was intended to create a comprehensive, searchable, virtual card catalog of all books in all languages, to make it easier for people to find relevant books, whether those books are in or out of print.

Google Book Settlement: Proposed Resolution of Google Library Project Lawsuits
The Google Book Settlement refers to the proposed settlement of lawsuits brought against Google for its Google Library Project. The two suits, Authors Guild v. Google and McGraw-Hill, et. al. v. Google, sought damages for the Google Library Project's unauthorized digitizing of library content, claiming that it violated copyright laws. The settlement agreement offers a legally imperfect window into the digital information future.

The John Newbery Medal: The ALA's Newbery Medal for Children's Literature
The Newbery Medal is awarded each year by the American Library Association (ALA) to “the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children." Named for the first printer/publisher to develop a marketplace for children's literature, John Newbery, it is one of the most coveted awards in children's book publishing.

Newbery Medal Winners 1922 - 1972
The first fifty years of the Newbery Medal — the first half century of winners of the most prestigious award for children's literature.

Newbery Medal Winners 1973 - present day
Newbery Medal history - winners of the prestigious children's literature prize from 1973 through the present day.

The Randolph Caldecott Medal: the ALAs Caldecott Medal Honors Childrens...
Each year, the Caldecott Medal is awarded to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published by an American publisher... during the preceding year. Given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the ALA, the Caldecott Medal is one of the most coveted acknowledgments in children's books.

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