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!


There’s a big discussion going on right now concerning sexual harassment in publishing, especially surrounding children’s publishing. Anne Ursu’s article on Medium is a good place to start, along with Drew Himmelstein’s article in School Library Journal (read the comments!). Also check out this post directed toward librarians.


The Olympics weren’t the only event handing out medals this week. ALA just announced this year’s award-winners for children’s and young adult literature. Check out the full list of winners and honorees for all the awards, including the Caldecott, Newberry, and YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults.

“Libraries are not for everyone until librarianship can be for everyone.” This thought-provoking post from Rebecca Stavick questions the purpose and problems with the current MLIS degree. Stavick brings up some relevant and important issues in librarianship, especially its overwhelming lack of diversity.


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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