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 Electronic Frontier Foundation has created a very user-friendly website to help the public (that’s you!) submit a public comment to the Federal Communications Commission on the topic of network neutrality. Unlike online petitions, a public comment becomes a part of the official record on legislative issues. Governing bodies such as the FCC is legally required to collect and consider public interest when making changes on certain proceedings (like net neutrality!). To give you an idea of the scope of this issue, more than 2.8 million public comments have been filed in just the past 30 days!

Prepare your comment here: https://dearfcc.org/

Or, read what others have already written here:  https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/search/filings?proceedings_name=17-108&sort=date_disseminated,DESC


San Jose State’s iSchool has published their report, Snapshot of Job Postings, which identifies trends in job postings in the MLIS profession. The snapshot can help job seekers identify what employers are including in posts, and also the skills that are highly desirable to employers.

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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