IMLS Announces $22.7 Million Investment in Library Initiatives – Plus More ATG News & Announcements

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IMLS Announces $22.7 Million Investment in U.S. Library Initiatives

According to infoDOCKET “The Institute of Museum and Library Services today announced 78 awards totaling $22,711,204 to support libraries across the country. The FY 2021 awards were made through National Leadership Grants for Libraries and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. The awarded grants search on the IMLS website contains a complete list of grantees and project descriptions.


Reading Time Rose 21% in Second Half of 2020

According to Publishers Weekly “The theory among publishers that book sales rose last year because people were reading more has been borne out in part by a survey recently released by the U.S. Department of Labor. According to the American Time Use survey, reading among people 15 years old and up increased by 21% in the May-December period in 2020 over the same period in 2019. The data shows that reading of all kinds increased from just under 17 minutes per day in 2019 in the same timeframe to just over 20 minutes in the comparable period last year.


UC San Francisco (UCSF) to House COVID Tracking Project, a National Database Donated by The Atlantic

Also according to infoDOCKETUC San Francisco and The Atlantic have announced that the COVID Tracking Project, a crowdsourced digital archive documenting the face of the pandemic in the United States, will become part of the University’s permanent library collection and is accessible to researchers and the public…”

MORE LIBRARY AND PUBLISHING NEWS FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES


CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, AND WEBINARS

Authors Guild Diversity Webinar Asks: Can Book Publishing Change? “The Authors Guild’s virtual panel “Centering Black Voices: Short-Term Progress or Sustainable Change?,” held on July 27, offered a wide-ranging examination of the history and potential of the book industry’s continuing struggle to address diversity.”

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