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!


The American Library Association tweeted this week about the U.S. House of Representatives’ decision to implement the Marrakesh Treaty. The Marrakesh Treaty makes it much easier for the print disabled to access information resources by relaxing certain copyright laws that would otherwise hamper their access. It was signed in 2013, and went into effect for many countries in September of 2016. The bill to implement the Treaty in the U.S. still awaits presidential approval, but this is a step in the right direction.


Never underestimate what you can learn from youth services! Alex Harrington over at ACRLog makes a compelling case for how reference librarians can discover a lot about improving adult services through working with children.

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is turning 90 this year! Joyce Valenza offers details of how school libraries can take advantage of OED’s birthday gift of free access for the 2018/19 school year.

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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