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!

Chezlani

The US Supreme Court denied an appeal from the Authors Guild, in their case against Google’s massive book-scanning project. Good for Google, bad for authors? Or in the public’s best long-term interest? Only time will tell…

Hailley

Twitter is definitely a social media constant in my life. So I was thrilled to read an article from the MLA Committee on Information Technology about the scholarship of Twitter. As bioliteracy is on the rise, I wonder how librarians fit into this type of literacy.

Brenna

If you’re in need of a laugh, check out “An Open Letter to the Person who Wiped Boogers on my Library Book.” This article from Letters to a Young Librarian had me thinking about biases in my own writing.

Lauren

From Kansas to Shreveport to Los Angeles, Little Free Libraries are under fire. These beloved, often handmade boxes bring neighbors and passersby together through the love of reading. However in these and other communities, some believe that homeowners should obtain permits before putting them on their property. Where do you stand?

A victory for intellectual freedom and literacy in the classroom: HB516, a bill in Virginia that would have required schools to inform parents if literature deemed “sexually explicit” was assigned in the classroom, was vetoed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, who said the bill “lacks flexibility.”

 

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

1 reply

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