Weekly Roundup!

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


A newly released book about the history of reference, You Could Look it Up, looks promising. Want to practice your interviewing skills? Check out this Google doc with examples of questions candidates for library positions have been asked.


I’m currently in a class all about library buildings, so I thought this article on the Rockford Public Library (and having to relocate to clean up the dirt underneath the library) extra interesting. Also, the Oak Park Township library has hired a new community manager whose focus is to be an advocate for homeless individuals and families along with at-risk youth (pretty awesome).


In case you missed it, on Wednesday President Obama announced his nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden for Librarian of Congress. Dr. Hayden is a former ALA President and would be the first woman and the first African American Librarian of Congress.


A new issue of Library Trends just out this week and its focus is social justice in LIS services. For a peek inside, there are articles like “In Pursuit of Antiracist Social Justice: Denaturalizing Whiteness in the Academic Library” and “Antiviolence and Marginalized Communities: Knowledge Creation, Community Mobilization, and Social Justice through a Participatory Archiving Approach.”

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

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