“I saw in the news about Penguin pulling ebooks. Why are publishers such poopyheads to you guys?”
-Los Angeles librarian Shayera Tangri relaying in a tweet an actual statement by a patron, Feb. 13.
Harry Potter ebooks coming to schools, libraries
Opening up the Harry Potter books for a new generation of readers, OverDrive announced February 27 that it has worked out a deal with J. K. Rowling’s Pottermore to bring the series to e-readers in school and public libraries. The books will be available on Kindle readers, any e-reader that uses the ePub format, and OverDrive apps for Android, iOS, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone....
Washington Post, Feb. 27; OverDrive, Feb. 27
The Mad Men reading list
Billy Parrott writes: “In preparation for the long-awaited return of Mad Men, I’d like to present the revised Mad Men reading list, which will be updated as books appear in new episodes. Details on literary references will continue in the comments field. As mentioned in my original blog post, some of the books on the list are featured more prominently in the series than others but all are a great way to gain insight into the episodes and the social and cultural times in which the series is set.”...
NYPL Blogs, Feb. 27
Calling all superhero librarians
Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has launched the second annual “Are You a Librarian Superhero?” contest to recognize the efforts put forth by librarians around the country. Looking to build on the success of last year’s contest, during which more than 800 nominations were received, Gale is again calling on fellow librarians, library patrons, students, and school administrators to nominate a superhero librarian who is making a real difference for their library and community....
Cengage Learning, Feb. 27