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The Iowa Center for the Book is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in Iowa by the State Librarian.
Kessler to represent University of Northern Iowa community. "Tom is well-known and respected in the Iowa library community," said Mary Wegner, State Librarian. "He will bring special expertise to the Council."
New Council member will focus on the explosive changes in the publishing industry that have occurred in the past few years - the rise of e-books, the growth of self-publishing, the dominance of Amazon.com and the uncertainty of the big chain bookstores as they all relate to getting books into the hands of people - and getting them to read.
Congratulations to Thomas Maltman whose brilliant second novel will be the at the center discussions among hundreds of Iowans next year! Its themes resonate with current events even though it was written before the shootings in Aurora, Colorado and Newton, Connecticut.
Interim Associate University Librarian, Collections and Scholarly Communication, at the University of Iowa Libraries, Wright will join the Council as one of three Regents representatives.
13th Annual Festival attracted an estimated 200,000 people who gather on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Sept. 21-22 to celebrate reading and literacy.
Book discussion groups abound in Iowa libraries. Their reading lists spark conversation, inspire friendships and build community. This is the third in a series of articles featuring Iowa library book clubs for adults and what their members have been reading together this year. The All Iowa Reads annual winner is widely read by book groups, but otherwise the variety of titles shared is stunning. Ideas for everyone!