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Honorary Chair of National Library Week 2015: Best-selling author David Baldacci


  • Monday April 13: 2015 State of America’s Libraries Report released
  • Tuesday, April 14: National Library Workers Day
  • Wednesday, April 15: National Bookmobile Day
  • Thursday, April 16: Celebrate Teen Literature Day

Fun library facts[i]

  • There are 119,729 libraries in the United States.
  • June 2014: the US 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ruling in Authors Guild v. HathiTrust, which holds that providing access to works for people with print disabilities constitutes fair use.
  • October 2014: the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals handed down an important decision in Cambridge University Press et al v. Carl V. Patton et al. (The Georgia State University e-reserves case). The decision includes an analysis of fair use and rejects the highly restrictive guidelines of many publishers. However, the decision also affirms the importance of flexible limitations on publisher’s rights, such as fair use.
  • Some of the “Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2014” included: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie; the graphic novel Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi; and The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini.

[i] American Library Association. The State of America’s Libraries 2015: A Report from the American Library Association. Kathy S. Rosa, ed. 2015. http://www.ala.org/americas-libraries