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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Looking for a beach read for this summer?

Plexus Publishing, Inc. invites you to experience the thrills of the Jersey shore with Wave, a novel by Wil Mara.

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It’s a beautiful spring morning on Long Beach Island (LBI), and thousands of LBI residents are beginning their daily routines, oblivious to the horror that will soon rise from the sea. High overhead, aboard a 747 bound for the U.S. capital, a terrorist’s plot has gone awry. The plane nosedives into the Atlantic and a smuggled nuclear device detonates, creating a massive undersea landslide. Within minutes a tsunami is born, and a series of formidable waves begins moving toward the Jersey shore.

From the disgraced mayor with a unique chance for redemption, to the young lovers from opposite sides of the track, to the working mom desperate to find her young sons, the lives and emotions of Mara’s protagonists play out vividly against the looming disaster.

Buy it on Amazon in hardcover, paperback, or ebook.

The ebook is also available from B&N and Kobo.

Congressional Hearings on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena and Researching the Unknown Unknowns
by Woody Evans
On May 17, Congress held its first public hearings on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs—i.e., UFOs) in about 50 years. The House Intelligence Committee's Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation (C3) Subcommittee asked questions of Ronald Moultrie, undersecretary of defense for intelligence and security, and Scott Bray, deputy director of naval intelligence. The open hearing lasted for about an hour and a half, with C3 chaired by Rep. André Carson (D-Ind.). After a recess, the committee took Moultrie and Bray into a classified session.

Weekly News Digests
Dubai-Based Kaloscope Social Media Metaverse Gets Introduced
The Metaverse Blog shared "How Web-3 Decentralised, Social Media Metaverse Kaloscope Is Transforming Business & Using Technology to Shape Sustainability & Future," which states the following: "Kaloscope, is the world's first (1st) registered 'social media metaverse'. It is defined as a Web-3, decentralised, social media metaverse, or a bridge between the physical and virtual world by developing mixed reality experiences and utilities within the Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) space."
Patron Point Updates Its Recommendation Service With a Staff Picks Feature
Patron Point Recommends, Patron Point's reading recommendation service, has new functionality: a Staff Picks feature set.
DPLA Publishes a Free COVID Ebook
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) published a free ebook, The Covid Archive: A Finding Aid to Government Documents Related to the Covid19 Pandemic.
OverDrive Brings Classical Music Performances to Libby Patrons
OverDrive announced a new Libby Extra: Stingray Classica, a collection of productions of classical music performed at venues around the world.
ALA Endorses Loida Garcia-Febo for IFLA President
ALA announced that its executive board has endorsed ALA past-president Loida Garcia-Febo as IFLA president-elect 2022–2023.

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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