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News & Events > NewsBreaks April 13, 2024
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From the Editor: The fast pace of breaking news in the information industry and library world doesn't stick to print publishing schedules. This is why we post weekly stories by industry experts and feature weekly news digests that highlight important developments. Follow us on Threads (@library_information_today) and Bluesky (itinewsbreaks) for our most current posts.

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3/7/2022News DigestWhat Indie Bookstores Are Doing for Ukraine
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3/3/2022News DigestALA Offers Support of Ukrainian Library Community
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3/1/2022News DigestAASL Backs Effort to Stop Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation
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3/1/2022News DigestWorld Economic Forum Researchers Call for Better Engagement Between Policymakers and Scientists
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2/10/2022News DigestSpringer Nature Signs Its First OA Agreements in Canada and Colombia
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2/1/2022News DigestTwo More States Attempt Library Ebook Bills
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1/20/2022News DigestThe University of North Carolina Gets Grant to Use Machine Learning to Identify Racist Laws
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1/13/2022News DigestNEH Is Funding 208 Humanities Projects Across the U.S.
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