January 23, 2022

New Partnership Between Macmillan & Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Creates New Model for Greater eBook Collaboration

From a Joint News Release:

In an innovative eBook partnership between public libraries and book publishers, Las Vegas Clark-County Library District (LVCCLD) and Macmillan announced the availability, to all Nevada residents, the newly released Dan Rather eBook What Unites Us: The Graphic Novel. In this illustrated adaptation of Rather’s bestselling collection of essays, legendary news anchor provides a voice of reason and explores what it means to be a true patriot.


The eBook is available via geolocation to anyone in Nevada at LVCCLD.org/BiblioBoard. The graphic novel appeals to all age groups and will be exclusively available for eight weeks from July 5 through August 27, 2021, making it perfect for summer reading and book clubs.


“We are proud to sponsor the availability of this important new graphic novel to all residents of Nevada,” said Kelvin Watson, executive director of LVCCLD. “It has been a pleasure to collaborate with Macmillan on this project as we explore new ways that public libraries and publishers can work together for our mutual benefit, to create a more accessible culture of reading for all.”


As part of the event launch, Watson interviewed Rather for a national audience, which will be available to view beginning July 5, 2021 at LVCCLD.org/BiblioBoard.  Watson has been at the helm of several large library systems across the United States over the past decade, and is the former president of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and a national leader in the conversation about racial equity in America. He is also the recipient of the 2021 RUSA Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award for leadership in this area.

Learn More, Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Another Public Library/Publisher Partnership from Earlier This Year
The New York Public Library Teams Up with Serial Box to Offer Free Access to New Black Panther Story

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.