|Weekly News Digest
April 16, 2020 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.
CLICK HERE to view more Weekly News Digest items.
COVID-19 NEWS: 'Most Libraries Are Closed. Some Librarians Still Have to Go In.'
Colin Moynihan writes the following for The New York Times:
The Houston Public Library told its staff that, though its branches were closed, the city remained ‘open for business’ and they must report to work.
And so they have for several weeks, filing into the largely empty branches, where city officials say social distancing is maintained, and gloves, wipes and hand sanitizer have been made available.
Still, several Houston library employees said it did not make sense to have workers showing up at buildings closed to the reading public—especially when one employee has already had the virus. …
Though many libraries have sent workers home, with pay, several systems in states like Texas, Massachusetts and Colorado have required at least some staff members to keep coming to work. This has prompted criticism from some librarians, including those whose systems have made different arrangements.
For more information, read the article.
Send correspondence concerning the Weekly News Digest to NewsBreaks Editor