Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy!
Jennifer – The Athens-Limestone Public Library was getting a lot of press this past week for threatening to enforce jail sentences for unpaid fines for lost library books. This situation raises a lot of interesting questions about barriers to access, value in the public library, and the library’s role in the community.
I’ve also been following librarian Emily Drabinski, who is blogging and tweeting about her experiences being locked out by Long Island University after a labor dispute. If you want to learn more you can also follow the hashtag #liulockout
Amy – The annual British Library Labs Awards recognise outstanding and innovative work carried out using their digital collections and data. Submissions for this year close on Sept 12th, or could be something to think about for 2017…
Lauren – I’m going to be staffing a pop-up library in my community in Arlington, VA. This is an initiative by the Arlington County Libraries to bring the library to its users. This 9 month experiment begins later on this month – look for blog posts from me on the topic!
Cover photo from JSMetcalf Photos on Flickr Commons. Licensed under CC 2.0.
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