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!


Article from The Scholarly Kitchen on how “Libraries Face a Future of Open Access” by Joseph Esposito is something to think about, including the comments.


A new open access book is out from MIT Press examining “the new ecosystems of access that are emerging in middle- and low-income countries as opportunities for higher education expand but funding for materials shrinks”: Karaganis, J (Ed.). (2018). Shadow Libraries. Access to Knowledge in Higher Education. Boston, MA: MIT Press. [Open Access]. To download the free, openly accessible text, look for “Open Access Title” on the left side of the page, and click “Download PDF.”


There are few stories or articles about the experiences and lives of mothers who are academic librarians. The latest article by Alexandra Gallin-Parisi at In The Library With The Lead Pipe titled An Academic Librarian Mother in Six Stories explores those stories.

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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