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NewsBreaks
How to Further Your Professional Knowledge Using Grow with Google
by Sophia Guevara
Are you a new professional looking for a job and ways to bulk up your resume? Are you a seasoned professional looking to update your skill set? Either way, you may want to check out Grow with Google, a service offering free training, tools, and expertise for career-building. It's focused on Google's services and products, but there are many other worthwhile sections of the site.

Weekly News Digests
MIT Press and Harvard Law Professors Start The American Journal of Law and Equality
The MIT Press partnered with three Harvard Law School professors (Randall L. Kennedy, Martha Minow, and Cass R. Sunstein) to develop The American Journal of Law and Equality, a journal that focuses on issues of inequality.
'California Wins Court Victory for Its Net Neutrality Law' by Cecilia Kang
Cecilia Kang writes the following for The New York Times: "A federal judge … cleared the way for California to enforce its net neutrality law, denying a request by telecommunications providers to delay state rules meant to ensure equal access to internet content."
Metova Unveils Survey on Behaviors Surrounding COVID-19 and Vaccinations
Software solutions company Metova released the results of a survey of 1,000-plus people in the U.S. "regarding behavior, trends and expectations beyond the COVID-19 vaccine rollout."
ARL Applauds New Best Practices for OERs From American University
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announced that it has endorsed a document from American University's Washington College of Law and Center for Media & Social Impact: the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources.
UNESCO and World Economic Forum Plan Roundtable on Gender Bias in AI
UNESCO and the World Economic Forum are hosting an online roundtable for International Women's Day called Girl Trouble: Breaking Through the Bias in AI, to be held March 8, 2021.

NewsLink Spotlight
Beyond Coping: Libraries Stepping Up to Meet Community Needs During the Pandemic
by Dave Shumaker
Looking back at the past year, initial coping strategies during the pandemic were good, but not enough. Dedicated, innovative library workers soon realized that they needed to do more. The pandemic, like any other natural or human-caused disaster, had created new community needs. So, librarians began reaching out to their communities and expanding their services. Here are some of the important actions they took.

Public Domain vs. Open Access of Data video clip

Public Domain vs. Open Access of Data (3:32)

Georgetown University business liaison and reference librarian Jennifer C. Boettcher discusses the differences in restrictions and limitations on intellectual property access and use in this clip from her presentation at Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian 2020.

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