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!


This Wednesday was a day of action to fight for net neutrality. The Verge summarized some actions taken by various websites in favor of maintaining an open internet. The ALA has long supported net neutrality and other libraries, notably the NYPL, offered tools for patrons to make their voices heard on the day of action.


Earlier this month, Nashville and Salt Lake City public libraries eliminated fines for overdue materials. For both library systems, the change was motivated by a desire to eliminate a barrier to access, as many library users were unable to borrow materials due to owing too many late fees.


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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