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Building Trust: An Interview With the National Library of Medicine's Patricia Flatley Brennan
by Dave Shumaker
Patricia Flatley Brennan, director of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), was the 2022 recipient of the Miles Conrad Award from NISO (National Information Standards Organization), and she delivered the annual Miles Conrad Lecture at this year's NISO Plus Conference. Brennan holds an M.S. in nursing and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering and has led NLM since 2016.

Weekly News Digests
ALA Offers Support of Ukrainian Library Community
ALA announced that it and its divisions "supportĀ our Ukrainian colleagues and will work with the global library community to answer the appeal from the Ukrainian Library Association to provide accurate information as a means to support democracy and freedom of expression."
What Indie Bookstores Are Doing for Ukraine
The March 7 Shelf Awareness newsletter published "Indie Booksellers #StandWithUkraine." It states, "As the Russian invasion continues, many independent booksellers worldwide are expressing their support for Ukraine with fundraising initiatives, reading lists, book displays and more."
IFLA Calls on Libraries to Stand With Ukraine
On March 1, IFLA announced, "IFLA stands in solidarity with our colleagues in Ukraineā€”condemns all violent actions and joins the international community in their statements on the situation."
The Association of Research Libraries Makes Supportive Statement Toward Ukraine
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) published the following: "We stand with and in support of our professional colleagues in Ukraine and with all caught in the humanitarian crisis and military action—and with their family and friends."
EBLIDA Advocates for Ukrainian Refugees
EBLIDA (European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations) created a hub for information about refugees. ...

NewsLink Spotlight
A Librarian Looks at Oscars 2022: Inclusive Stories, Exclusive Access
by Jessica Hilburn
Even in a season with fewer awards ceremonies to help forecast the Academy Award nominees for the 2021 film year, the Oscar nominations were fairly predictable when announced on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Critics Choice Awards have been pushed back multiple times, and because the Hollywood Foreign Press has been relegated to irrelevancy after its 2021 outing—for having no Black voters and some members receiving gifts from studios in hopes of nominations—the Golden Globes rightly passed without as much as a blip on the radar. So, what are we to expect from the 2022 Oscars ceremony? A surprising variety of genres with an unsurprising list of names.

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