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 Association of College and Research Libraries 2017 conference in Baltimore wrapped up this past weekend. While I was not able to attend, you can still catch up on the action by browsing #acrl2017 on Twitter. Highlights included keynotes David McCandless, Roxane Gay, and Carla Hayden. If anyone was able to attend, please let us know about your experience!

In other news, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah has announced that they will be opening a library titled, The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter LibraryThe library will be free and open to the public in June.


I was lucky to get to moderate the first 2017 Library 2.0 online mini-conference entitled, “Expertise, Competencies and Careers” on March 29th. Organized in partnership with ALA, this free virtual event featured keynote panelists and speakers addressing the key skills and competencies needed for library professionals to support successful libraries of the future. If you missed it, be sure to check out the session recordings and stay tuned for the next mini-conference on Digital Literacy to be held on June 1st.

Over in Washington D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library has found a way to circulate coziness. Chilly researchers can now bundle up with one of the library’s five handmade shawls available for lending.


Do you love space as much as you love libraries? If so, you’re in luck because this past Tuesday NASA unveiled its new Image and Video Library. This digital library lets users explore more than 140,000 NASA images, videos, and audio files from missions throughout the agency’s history.

And before you get too busy this weekend, make sure to secure your files and documents by celebrating World Backup Day!

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

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