Kirkus Prize

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Kirkus Prize The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 bestowed annually to authors of fiction, nonfiction and young readers’ literature. It was created to celebrate the 81 years of discerning, thoughtful criticism Kirkus Reviews has contributed to both the publishing industry and readers at large. Books that earned the …

Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence Longlist

Easy Reader Libraryland, News & Notes Twitter: Use the #ala_carnegie hashtag to follow the Andrew Carnegie Medals updates and discussion. Start reading these 2016 longlist titles now to count down to the shortlist announcement on October 19, 2015! The titles under consideration for the 2016 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction are: Fiction Acevedo, Chantel. The Distant Marvels. (Europa) Boyle, T. C. …

2015 Fiction All Stars

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  Titles with at least three starred reviews from these journals: Booklist, Kirkus, Library Journal, and Publishers Weekly. Newest listings are at the top. All Stars

Fiction Stars 2015

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Recently updated the spreadsheet for the 2015 Fiction Stars (all genres). The spreadsheet is accessible via: 1. [ddownload id=”2038″ button=”purple” text=”Download Excel File”] 2. The Overbooked Next Chapter Files (Google site):

Simon & Schuster’s Book Drop

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Check out a new marketing initiative called The Book Drop: a brochure, video, and website specifically targeting adult collection development and reader services librarians.  

David Wright of the Seattle Public Library

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  Seattle Refined’s series on the at-home must-haves of movers and shakers –  about what they use to do their jobs at home – after all, everybody has to leave work eventually. Featuring a librarian with all the wright stuff: Behind the Bookshelf at Home with a Librarian  

Note from Ann

Ann Chambers Theis News & Notes

          Apologies to all for the unexpected hiatus and the lack of timely updates starting in 2013. After  careful consideration I made some changes in my professional life. I’ve worked as Collection Management Administrator/Coordinator for almost twenty years.  I loved the challenges of managing a department, materials budget, etc. I still fully committed to the library profession, …

Night Vale

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WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE A NOVEL BY JOSEPH FINK AND JEFFREY CRANOR Coming October 2015 in hardcover, ebook, CD and digital audio

Out of Print Clothing

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ACT Note: A  good business offering good stuff and doing good things. This is a  favorite place to buy gifts and to sometimes indulge myself. Currently desiring this: Out of Print Clothing Interntional Edition Alice Tshirt