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!


The current administration has proposed eliminating funding for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the fiscal year of 2018. The ALA has vowed to fight it. Keep your eyes on this one, friends.

In lighter news, spring is coming and so are the seed libraries! Do you know a library that shares seeds?


The annual Theorizing the Web conference will be taking place April 7th and 8th in New York City. Theorizing the Web is “an inter- and non-disciplinary annual conference that brings together scholars, journalists, artists, activists, and technology practitioners to think conceptually and critically about the interrelationships between the Web and society.” If you don’t live in New York but are still interested in attending the conference, you can still participate remotely by watching the livestream and keeping up with the Twitter hashtag #TtW17. Registration can be found here, and the program schedule can be found here.


There’s still time to register for the Library 2.017 online mini-conference, Expertise, Competencies and Careers, March 29th, noon-3:00 P.M. Pacific Time. This interactive event features ALA President, Dr. Julie Todaro, as closing keynote speaker and moderator of the opening panel. Library professionals and students alike are encouraged to,  “participate in the”virtual Town Hall” to explore competencies, careers and successful practices for 21st-Century Information Professionals.” Registration is free, and all session recordings will be made available to registered attendees after the event. Follow the action before and after the event on the Twitter hashtag #library2017.

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

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