Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy!
Last week, PEW Research Center published a report on how Americans encounter, recall, and act upon digital news. For those interested better understanding information gathering about current events. Of the many conclusions: Different subjects behave differently in different digital contexts. Information about business and finance, for example, is most commonly sought out by going directly to a news organization’s website. Information about entertainment is commonly found by happenstance, while on the Internet doing other things.
Please join us for our first #dearHLS Twitter chat next Tuesday 2/21 at 8pm CST. If you know a prospective library school student or someone who has applied to begin their program next fall, encourage them to participate too! We’ll discuss choosing an LIS program, the reasons people want to work in the information professions, what current practitioners should know about life as an LIS student/prospective student, and issues people are thinking about post-election.
This week, the National Digital Stewardship Alliance posted an interview with their Innovation Award winner, and archivist, Jarrett Drake. Drake’s work documenting underrepresented voices in the archives challenges the idea of archives as neutral space.
Also, if you’re looking for some library-related inspiration, take a look at Bookriot’s round up of Tolerance, Social Justice and Resistance in US Libraries.
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