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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Computers in Libraries magazine

Call for Papers

Computers in Libraries magazine has released its 2022 editorial calendar. Send your proposals for case studies, how-tos, and best practices articles now for full consideration in the January/February 2022 edition on privacy and security or numerous other 2022 themes.

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NewsBreaks
Libraries and Writing Centers: Symbiotic Allies
by Woody Evans
Academic libraries continue to shift into the learning commons mode, and some universities are now executing pandemic-delayed plans for renovations to that end. But beneath the learning landings, greenscreen closets, and fab labs, what drives the relationships among libraries, writing centers, and other services within the learning commons model? These are dynamic networks that reveal lots about how administrators think and act when bringing services together.

Weekly News Digests
'B&N Rides a Wave of Positive Trends' by Jim Milliot
Jim Milliot writes the following for Publishers Weekly: "While [B&N CEO James] Daunt appeared confident B&N could weather the Covid storm, others in the industry were not so sure how much time the new owners would give Daunt to turn around the bookstore chain at a time when the viability of physical retail was being called into question."
The Scholarly Kitchen: 'Enabling Your Organization to Be Antiracist'
Jocelyn Dawson, Laura Martin, Megan Seyler, and Damita Snow write the following for The Scholarly Kitchen: "[The Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations,] written by a multiracial group of scholarly communications professionals—is intended to help individuals at all levels within our organizations to implement inclusive policies, procedures, and norms, and ultimately transform their workplaces into inclusive and equitable spaces."
More Publishers Join OverDrive's New Access Model
OverDrive shared the following: "On April 20, 2021, we announced an ARPA [prorated] model as a new option for collections that are time or circulation-based Metered Access. ... As of August 25, 2021, Hachette US, Macmillan Publishers and Pottermore now offer the ARPA prorated sales model."
IFLA Rolls Out New Website Design
IFLA's redesigned website, ifla.org, is now live. Secretary general Gerald Leitner states, "The new site offers a cleaner and fresher welcome, placing IFLA's vision and mission front and centre."
Udemy Buys CorpU to Provide More Immersive Learning Experiences
Udemy has acquired the CorpU online leadership development platform. According to the press release, "The acquisition deepens Udemy's learning offerings with CorpU's immersive experiences to deliver transformational learning that fosters innovation, leadership, and business agility."

NewsLink Spotlight
A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 7
by Justin Hoenke
Justin Hoenke, team leader of libraries and community spaces for the Wellington City Libraries in New Zealand, has been talking to all types of library staffers for A Day in the Life, his column in Information Today. Among other things, he asks them about their typical days, moments that made them proud, their current projects, and how they balance their library work with the rest of their lives. Here's a look at his columns from January/February 2021 to June 2021.

 10 Steps to Effective Reference Initiatives video clip; click here

10 Steps to Effective Reference Initiatives (9:54)

Digital strategist Michael Peter Edson offers a sound 10-step plan for reference initiative relevance in this clip from his presentation at Computers in Libraries 2021.

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