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Videoconferencing and the Future of Public Meetings
by Nancy K. Herther
Every U.S. state and local government unit has open public meeting requirements codified by law, as does the federal government. Open meetings that involve new technology can offer incredible advantages by allowing for wider participation in the discussion of public issues. Due to the pandemic, an increasing number of bills are coming up in state legislatures that would make videoconferencing an ongoing option for open governmental meeting requirements.

Weekly News Digests
EveryLibrary Starts a Banned Book Store
EveryLibrary's executive director, John Chrastka, announced via email that EveryLibrary launched an online marketplace—the Banned Book Store—which he calls "the most comprehensive store of currently banned and challenged books in the United States."
Kudos, Impact Science, and Publishers Unveil COVID and Beyond: Living With Pandemics
Kudos and Impact Science announced publisher partners for COVID and Beyond: Living With Pandemics, a new initiative based on their knowledge cooperative model in which information from multiple sources is gathered in one place and is explained in a consistent, easy-to-understand way.
The ALA Ukraine Library Relief Fund Is Collecting Donations
ALA teamed up with the Ukraine Library Association to create the ALA Ukraine Library Relief Fund, which will "gather donations for the Ukrainian library community as they face the challenges of war." The money will go toward purchasing computers and software, fixing immediate issues such as glazing windows and repairing bomb-damaged roofs of libraries, and helping support library workers who are in danger, wounded, or displaced.
Library of Congress Shares Interviews With African Writers in May for Africa Month
To celebrate Africa Month, throughout May 2022, the Library of Congress (LC) is hosting a three-part series of interviews with award-winning African writers: Nigerian-born author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, South African novelist and playwright Damon Galgut, and Tanzanian-born novelist and academic Abdulrazak Gurnah.
APA Announces Research Findings on Loneliness During the Pandemic
The American Psychological Association (APA) shared the results of a study led by Johannes Gutenberg University–Mainz's Mareike Ernst finding that "[p]eople around the world experienced an increase in loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic, which, although small, could have implications for people's long-term mental and physical health, longevity and well-being. …"

NewsLink Spotlight
EDI Perspectives, Part 2
by Gwen M. Gregory
Gwen M. Gregory, associate dean for collections management at Northern Illinois University's Founders Memorial Library, writes a column for Information Today that explores issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI, sometimes referred to as DEI) in the information industry. Here's a look at her columns from September 2021 to March 2022.

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