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!


Tomorrow, Saturday, February 24 is the last day to register for the Diversity, Equity, Race, Accessibility and Identity in LIS (DERAIL) Forum at Simmons College in Boston. This free student-led and student-focused conference can be attended either virtually or in person. Just visit this link in order to register. The registration form will be live until 11:59 pm tomorrow.


Earlier this month, the Christian Science Monitor published a piece on the trend of academic libraries to downsize their collections in order to free up space for studying, collaboration, coffee shops, and other amenities. For those unfamiliar with this trend, the article does a nice job outlining the reasons behind these decisions, as well as concerns among those who rely heavily on print books for their research.


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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