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Highlights From Internet Librarian 2021
by Sophia Guevara
I had the opportunity to both present at and attend Information Today, Inc.'s 2021 Internet Librarian Connect conference, which was held virtually Oct. 26–28. As a presenter, I was able to attend the conference for free and see much of the work that went on behind the scenes, including recording my session on Zoom and participating in a preconference technology check. There was much hard work put into the event to ensure that attendees were able to gain value from the online experience. For those who are unfamiliar with the conference, Internet Librarian describes itself as for librarians and information professionals of all types and from all settings.

Weekly News Digests
News Coverage of Penguin Random House's Blocked Acquisition of Simon & Schuster
Here are what some outlets had to say about the Biden administration suing to stop Penguin Random House from acquiring Simon & Shuster: The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Melville House, The Passive Voice, and Chicago Tribune.
CCC's Velocity of Content Podcast Looks at the Inclusion of Public Media in Infrastructure Funding
Velocity of Content, a podcast from CCC, recently featured Chris Kenneally (CCC's senior director of content marketing) in conversation with Victor Pickard (a professor of media policy and political economy at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication) about supporting NPR and PBS in infrastructure funding outlays.
New Gale Learning Centers Teach Students How to Use Primary Sources Databases
Gale introduced Learning Centers forĀ Gale Primary Sources, which are designed to help "faculty and students enhance their digital literacy and critical thinking skills."
Biophysics Colab Starts Reviewing Preprints on Sciety
Biophysics Colab joined Sciety to bring review and curation to biophysical preprints on the Sciety platform. Sciety notes, "Biophysics Colab is a collaboration of biophysicists working in partnership with eLife to improve the way in which original research is evaluated."
Lean Library Shares Results of Survey on Librarian-Patron Workflows and Relationships
Lean Library published the free "Librarian Futures" white paper (registration required), which is "based on a large-scale survey of 4,000 librarians and patrons that examines librarian-patron workflows and relationships."

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Librarians After Hours, Part 1
by Thomas Pack
Thomas Pack writes the newly rebranded After Hours column for Information Today, which features a quick look at sites info pros might not know about, but should. Here are excerpts from Pack's columns from January/February 2021 to November/December 2021.

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