Kara Yorio/ School Library Journal
Books can be a gateway to other's feelings and experiences, so why are books for young adults with LGBTQIA+ stories being quietly censored?
In the light of a new toolkit from the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), this article focuses on a collaborative study between State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria (PLV) and the vital role that libraries play in delivering literacy and language outcomes for all.
Libraries - want to help activists, advocates, marginalized communities, and those under oppressive regimes? Then open up your unused bandwith while the library is closed! A librarian explains a simple process that could empower communities.
Public Libraries Connect/ State Library Blogs
During the bushfire crisis, libraries are playing a vital role as places where communities can take refuge or access information. The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) has published information and resources to help libraries during the recovery period.
OCLC Next/ Brian Lavoie
Libraries are not the only places for university research support, argues Brian Lavoie, so it's important for them to connect with departments campus-wide and to find out what they do. He looks at how research support is carried out and provides six questions to ask, in order to build productive partnerships.
A new project led by Helsinki City Library has received a grant of 250,000 euros for a national e-library to make digital books and magazines available to all public library customers in Finland.
Rebecca Hastie/ The Spinoff
Why is it so hard to throw out books? Rebecca Hastie argues that the removal of outdated and damaged books is vital to maintain an efficient service for users, and it's nothing to be ashamed of.
Paul Moeller/ UKSG
In the face of further consolidation in the library vendor marketplace, open source projects such as FOLIO (an open, extensible library services platform) matter more than ever.
Mark Williams/ The New Publishing Standard
The full statement from Bradley Metrock, CEO Score Publishing, on the decision to ban Macmillan and all subsidies and staff from the Digital Book World conference.
Yoonhee Lee/ ARCLog
Learning about complex information systems can be confusing. What is the best way to help students negotiate this difficult path? Reflections from an academic librarian.
Open Research Library kicks off its quest for open, unobstructed access to scientific publications and other high-quality academic content, with a powerful new hosting platform that can be accessed from anywhere in the world.
Mihir Patkar/ Make Use Of
With threats to private information and data increasing, keeping data safe can seem confusing at best. This article signposts five useful guides to protecting your privacy staying secure online.
Advice for developing a sound relationship with a new library director. These eight tips also apply to working with any new boss.
Part of a new series on the role public library staff play in answering civil legal questions, Luis Interiano, Reference Librarian at West Baton Rouge Library (Louisiana), shares his experiences.
In the Library with the Lead Pipe
How can librarians create a learning environment where all students feel cared for and seen? This study applies a conceptual framework of Care Ethics and Relational-Cultural Theory to interrogate the traditional student-teacher relationship, and draws on Critical Race Theory to further inclusivity.
A review of the ways in which European research libraries make data linked and open by the Linked Open Data Working Group.
Michael Flierl, Clarence Maybee et al.
A phenomenographic research project looking at experiences of faculty members of Purdue University Libraries, suggesting that involving librarians in faculty development can advance student-centered teaching and learning environments.
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