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2012-06-27 10:22:47

ENFIELD, Conn., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Timed to the arrival of summer reading season, LEGO Systems, Inc., the world's leading construction toy manufacturer, today introduced LEGO® DUPLO® Read and Build, a series of kits that blend early reading with construction play, encouraging youngsters to build along as their parents read simple, age-appropriate board books to them. And, just as children's libraries around the country are announcing their summer reading programs, DUPLO and...

2012-06-24 18:20:21

ANAHEIM, Calif., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Library Association (ALA) is proud to announce the first recipients of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, funded through a grant from Carnegie Corporation of New York. Anne Enright's The Forgotten Waltz received the medal for fiction and Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman received the nonfiction prize. The medals recognize the best in fiction and nonfiction books for adult...

2012-06-23 23:04:00

Annual Award Recognizes Libraries That Make a Difference in Their Communities and the Cities and Towns That Support Them Ipswich, MA (PRWEB) June 22, 2012 Library Journal is looking for libraries that are deeply engaged with their community and where the community is equally engaged with the library. A new award, the LibraryAware Community Award, will recognize those cities and towns and their libraries, or library systems, that have demonstrated their ability to make the community aware of...

2012-06-22 02:21:30

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- collectionHQ, the world-leading collection performance improvement solution that helps libraries better manage their collections, today announced it has added the capability to track nonfiction titles through the Library of Congress Classification system (LCC) and other alphanumeric classification schemes, in addition to its existing functionality with the Dewey system. This enhancement will broaden collectionHQ's reach to...

2012-06-22 02:21:29

BOSTON and OXFORD, England, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the success of Literati by Credo, Credo Reference (corp.credoreference.com) announced today plans to serve Public Libraries with Literati Public, a new expression of its suite of Digital and Information Literacy solutions. Literati Public, developed in close partnership with public librarians, is a highly customizable solution that promotes the mission of public libraries by combining Credo's content with newly developed...

2012-06-21 02:25:14

SEATTLE, June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the introduction of the Summon® discovery service three years ago, Serials Solutions®, a ProQuest® business, continues to rapidly release new functionality. The company today announced new catalog display functionality, as well as support for consortia catalogs in the Summon discovery service. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/DE27948LOGO-c ) The new catalog detail page improves display of items from both local and...

2012-06-19 06:24:24

CHICAGO, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strategic vision and careful management have helped U.S. public libraries weather the storm of the Great Recession, supporting their role as a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to full participation in the nation's economy. However, a new report underscores the competing concerns that face America's libraries: cumulative budget cuts which threaten access to libraries and services, increasing demand for technology...

2012-06-19 02:35:37

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced a new program, ed2go for public libraries, that brings turnkey online training and education solutions to the public library market. ed2go, also part of Cengage Learning, provides online training courses for the adult education, career, and corporate training markets through...

2012-06-12 23:03:29

All-in-One Chat, Text Messaging, Email and Website Support Tab Widgets Increase Library Accessibility and Librarian Work Efficiencies Via Web-Based Dashboard San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2012 Mosio, an award winning mobile software company providing text messaging and mobile web solutions for businesses and organizations, today announced the upcoming launch of its multi-channel patron support software for libraries. Building on its already popular web-based two-way text messaging...

2012-06-12 11:30:01

Members of the Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists (SALIS) are calling for urgent action to halt the closure of specialist libraries and databases, before valuable resources and expertise are lost forever. Since SALIS started actively campaigning against the closure of alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) libraries and databases eight years ago, more than twenty-five libraries and databases worldwide have been downsized or closed, their resources dispersed or...