Weekly Round-Up

Editor’s Note: Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy!


Note: This is going to jump around a bit, enjoy! I’m very excited about my classes this semester, including my Dialogues on Feminism and Technology class. Our professor is an active member on FemTechNet. For an overview on their project, check out their white paper. I’m also really interested in the rise of Fab Labs and Makerspaces (and how they function within a library) so when a friend passed along this video about a 3D printed toucan beak, I had to share with others. Finally, I’m also blogging over at YALSA, and wrote about a recent Google Hangout with fellow librarians talking about the YALSA report, “The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action.” 

Samantha B

The influx of syllabuses, reading, and assignments during the start of the semester can be overwhelming. If you find yourself in need of some motivation, I recommend this inspiring article about a Colombian man who has created a library of discarded books.  His story made me reflect on why I decided to become a children’s librarian and how early reading experiences can impact a person’s life.

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