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!


We all knew that librarians were awesome, but now we have the video to prove it! A promotional video created by University of Tennessee-Knoxville, entitled Librarians Being Awesome, won an award for Best Performance at the ACRL film festival in Vancouver, Canada last month.

Award-winning graphic novel This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki has been banned from the school library in a small school in Minnesota for “inappropriate language.”


Lately I’ve been hearing the word “digital divide” being thrown around — like in this article about Detroit’s unemployment rate, computer access (and reliance on computers to become employed), and how expensive broadband can be.


Starting summer session this week, in a class titled Tools for Community Advocacy, taught by Jessamyn West. She has us using this cool app called Slack, in which you can communicate with your team. Within each team you can set different channels for different discussion threads, as well as send private messages to anyone. It’s sort of like a chat room with memory! So far I really like how easy it is to use, and I’m going to recommend it to my advisor, for use in classes that have distance students.


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

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