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!


Happy National Library Week!

Want to hear from Hack Library School at ALA Annual this year? Vote for our Ignite Session proposal! Voting is only open until April 20th so cast your vote today!

Two weeks ago I mentioned the LoC’s decision to remove the subject heading “illegal aliens.” Unfortunately, 21  house representatives are now sponsoring a bill to revoke the decision.


A few news stories from NPR this week: For the first time, the Bible makes ALA’s list of the top ten most challenged books of 2015. Also, Beverly Cleary, beloved creator of Ramona Quimby and Ralph S. Mouse, turns 100 years old.

And this was actually last week, but it’s still blowing my mind… Shakespeare First Folio discovered at an estate home on a Scottish island. Just think, how many others are still out there?


The latest State of America’s Libraries Report 2016 has been released during National Library week this week by the American Library Association! Be sure to check this out to read the latest trends in public, academic, and school libraries.

The hearing for the nomination of Dr. Carla Hayden to be Librarian of Congress will be livestreamed next week on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 2:15 EST! I’m really eager to see how this unfolds in the current political climate.


I only recently found out about the excellent blog On Archivy which features critical essays and analysis of archives related topics. A  recent recent article by Stacie Williams discussing archival labor is a must read for current and future archivists.

Another great find for those working in digital librarianship and digital humanities is Programming Historian which offers user-friendly tutorials for data management tools, web scraping, and Omeka exhibit building among other topics. Enjoy!


A fascinating article about how kids use Minecraft today. The kids I work with prefer Roblox, but maybe I need to explore Minecraft a bit more!

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

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