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!

Cover photo from Alan Wu on Flickr Commons. Changes were made in adapting this image.  Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.


From the Washington State Library updates listserv Volume 14, November 1, 2018: “In advance of Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek, December 3–9), an annual event to get students excited about coding, the American Library Association (ALA) is opening a call for applications for $500 mini-grants to school and public libraries. The mini-grants will support libraries in creating programs using Google’s CS First Hour of Code curriculum and other resources.”


This week, Don Wood from the ALA sent out a few articles detailing why LIS students should seriously consider participating in their school’s ALA Student Chapter. The first article was a simple list of ten reasons that range from the obvious things like networking and leadership experience, to things that might not be so obvious like building your resume and learning the lingo of the field. The second article was published by the SJSU ALA Student Chapter and consists of several personal testimonies. Anyway, if you haven’t yet, you should definitely look into getting involved with your local Student Chapter!

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