Weekly Spotlight!

Each week, we reflect on the top articles, blog posts, tweets, news, thoughts, and other tidbits we’ve found interesting or useful. Check out what our writers have spotted this week in library news. Enjoy!


The PEW Research Center published a report on how Google Search is used to gather information about news events as they occur. Using the Flint water crisis as a case study, PEW analyzed news-related searches immediately after the event began and several months after. The study make important claims about how local communities respond over time to nationally significant news events.


This week, the Obamas revealed the early design on the new Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park, Chicago. Along with hopes that the new building will bring positive change for the South Side community, the library plans to be the first presidential library to full digitize all unclassified Presidential administration documents.

Potter fans, take note. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child debuts on Broadway next Spring. Keep an eye out for when tickets go on sale this fall. If you thought Hamilton tickets were tough to get…

Cover photo from Alan Wu on Flickr Commons. Changes were made in adapting this image.  Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

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