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!


In December, we had the privilege of welcoming Beck Tench to our library’s in-service day over Skype. She talked to us about mindfulness, compassion, and contemplative practice in the library, and I’ve really enjoyed browsing through some of her recommended resources on these topics.


If you’re wondering about what library trends might be in store for the year ahead, check out these predictions for interesting international perspectives.

The latest #LISprochat tackled the topic of library interviews: “Common Interview Questions, the Hidden Meanings Behind them and How to Answer Them.” If you missed the chat, definitely peruse the hashtag for handy interviewing advice.


Google Play has entered the audiobook business, and Joshua Kim at Inside Higher Ed sees this as an opportunity for better audiobook options for academic libraries. Kim reports that, in his experience, academic libraries tend to have poor audiobook offerings because audiobook services are very expensive for libraries. He hopes that Google will take the initiative to embrace the opportunity to make audiobooks more available (and more affordable) for academic libraries and their patrons.



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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