This post, from an academic librarian, looks at the challenges of connecting with students during the pandemic, and how to design meaningful Zoom sessions. There's also some ideas for Zoom zine-making.
Loneliness is a big issue for people of all ages, and the pandemic has exacerbated the problem. This article contains practical advice for libraries to become more effective in connecting people and groups in the community.
Activists are working to bring a scheme, first trialled in Victoria, into New South Wales. The Libraries After Dark scheme keeps libraries open late to provide a safe haven for people with gambling addictions, particularly people from migrant communities.
The YOUmedia project at Harold Washington Library began in 2009 as an experiment to provide technical equipment and mentoring to enable young people to create, and it grew into something much larger. Now all YOUmedia mentors have been laid off by the Chicago Public Library Foundation.
With some librarians in US public libraries receiving training in administering opioid overdose medication, Lynne Stahl looks at the history of libraries to find out how they came to be social safety nets.
Good Migrations: A Checklist for Moving from One Digital Preservation Stack to Another, is a draft document, using the functional areas from the NDSA Levels of Digital Preservation as a framework for a checklist for planning migrations from one digital preservation system to another. The 2020 Good Migrations Working Group are asking for digital preservation community members to provide feedback.
This research looked at whether university students with a live internet connection could identify the trustworthiness of news articles. The study also looks at whether institutions are doing enough to educate students to find reliable information.
Information Today, Inc. Weekly News Digest, 29th October 2020
From a September survey of US adults, this report compares library usage in the US from 2019 and 2020 which shows the effect of the pandemic on library services.
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