Weekly Round-Up!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Enjoy!


Did you miss our #dearhls Twitter chat last week? Never fear! Carissa, our illustrious Community Manager created a Storify of the event. Check it out here: https://hacklibraryschool.com/dearhls/twitterchat-1/

In an interview with Voice of America, Librarian of Congress, a hopeful Carla Hayden outlines her agenda for the Library of Congress. It includes massive digitization projects and traveling exhibits. Read the full article here: http://www.voanews.com/a/library-of-congress-director-to-make-collection-more-accessible/3738084.html


Last week, Book Riot put a spotlight on an organization and a classroom in need of books with their Fund ‘Em Fridays series. Chicago’s Liberation Library provides books to incarcerated youth, and they are accepting donations through their Amazon wish list. If you live close enough, like me, you can even sign up to volunteer in person! They also promoted a classroom in New Mexico that is hoping to create a library of graphic novels to use in engaging students and their families in reader’s theater nights. The full article can be found here: http://bookriot.com/2017/02/24/action-item-graphic-novels-in-nm-revisiting-liberation-library/


On Thursday, Pitchfork reported that the late Lou Reed’s personal archives will be housed at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. The collection will be ready for viewing by the public beginning next year. Reed’s archive includes approximately 3,600 hours of audio and 1,300 video recordings, as well as his writings, fan mail, and various other documents. If you don’t want to wait until next year, you can enjoy a preview of some of the materials in the collection via the New York Times’ coverage of the announcement.

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

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