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!

Lauren

Big news for Google Books! An appeal decision by the second circuit court of New York ruled that Google Books digitization project is fair use. This is good news for libraries who may wish to embark on large scale digitization projects but are hesitant due to fear of copyright infringement.

This week, Boopsie released a new mobile app geared toward small and rural libraries. According to their press release, the app brings digital services to patrons of rural libraries, who may not have an IT department or the resources to integrate their services on the web.

Hailley

I’m working on my monthly blog post for YALSA and am looking at some recent studies done by America’s Promise Alliance. One study looks at expanding after-school opportunities for underserved children and another looks at mentorship with high school students. It seems that recently, lots of studies have come out about the benefits of after-school programs which gets us as librarians thinking about how we can play a role in providing opportunities for kids after-school.

Follow up: The faculty at Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois voted in favor of changing our school name this week.

Cover photo from JSMetcalf Photos on Flickr Commons.  Licensed under CC 2.0.

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