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Weekly News Digest

August 10, 2023 — 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 ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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The Latest News From ALA

ALA has been especially busy this week. The following are links to three press releases from Aug. 8 and one from Aug. 9.

ALA Upholds Its Support for LGBTQIA+ Library Workers and Reaffirms Its Commitment to Equity and Inclusivity: ALA “reaffirms its unwavering commitment to upholding the values of equity and inclusivity within libraries nationwide. In response to recent concerns surrounding discriminatory practices faced by LGBTQIA+ library workers, the ALA stands united in support of these dedicated professionals, advocating for a workplace free from prejudice and discrimination.” The organization “is taking proactive steps,” including establishing a task force “to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing and tracking retaliatory employment cases against LGBTQIA+ library workers.”

New Research Examines LGBTQIA+ Inclusive School Library Services for Youth: “[A newly] published research study from the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) peer-reviewed online journal, School Library Research (SLR), used systematic literature review methodology to examine international empirical research in the field of school and youth librarianship to identify and categorize published empirical research on LGBTQIA+ topics. Articles can be accessed for free at”

Core Webinar: Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference; Thinking to Produce Results: “Join Core for the webinar ‘Best of Core at ALA Annual Conference: Thinking to Produce Results’ on August 29, 2023, at 1 p.m. CT. Try a proven strategy for streamlining your planning—as a librarian, manager, or administrator—so that your thought-process, discussions, and decision-making take less time and produce better results.” The cost is $57.67 for Core members, $71.10 for ALA members, or $79 for nonmembers. Register via the webinar’s webpage.

AASL Commends Book Riot’s Weekly Censorship Roundup and Archives by Kelly Jensen: “Acting upon a resolution submitted by the Louisiana Association of School Librarians (LASL) the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) formally commends Book Riot’s Weekly Censorship Roundup and Archives by Kelly Jensen. The news roundup is one of twenty outstanding programs, events, and products recognized in 2023 for their support of the school librarian profession and the learners the profession serves.”

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