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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Let's Get Together Again!

The last two years have been a challenge for all sectors and libraries have stepped up to play amazing roles in their communities with dynamic programs and resources, creative partnerships and technologies, innovative services as well as digital and learning strategies, and much more. Hear how communities are being supported by their libraries as you join your peers from across the globe when they come together in Monterey for Internet Librarian 2022.
California State Library Caters to K-12 Students
by Sophia Guevara
California's K–12 Online Content Project, part of the state's existing partnership with education company Gale, made new science- and technology-focused resources available to California students. ... I had the opportunity to interview Mary Beth Barber, project manager for the K–12 Online Content Project at the California State Library.

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IFLA Unveils Blog on Building Management Skills
The IFLA Management and Marketing committee launched the IFLA Management Skill Building Blog, which "will focus on building and sharing management skills among library professionals."
Patron Point Adds a Reading Recommendations Feature to Notices
Patron Point announced that its "notices can now be set up to include a 'reading recommendations' feature."
Syracuse University Libraries Becomes First Institution to Preserve Newly Published Volumes for GPO
The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) announced that Syracuse University Libraries expanded its Preservation Steward agreement, meaning that it has pledged "to permanently preserve print collections of historical Government publications produced by GPO."
OASPA Introduces New Supporter Membership Category
OASPA is working toward open scholarship with a new option, Supporter Membership. The organization notes, "In commitment to its mission goal to convene community stakeholders to share experiences, discuss problems and identify opportunities in the advancement of open access; and in recognition of the diversity of stakeholders invested in open access, OASPA has launched this new membership category."
Cambridge Information Group Buys the Emerald Group
Cambridge Information Group (CIG) acquired the Emerald Group, which consists of Emerald Publishing (social sciences-focused academic publishing) and Emerald Works (on-demand learning solutions).

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Bridgerton in Libraries: How Libraries Tap Into the Zeitgeist Even When Denied Access
by Brandi Scardilli
In October 2021, Bibliotheca unveiled the new library streaming service biblio+. It has a respectable selection so far, but it doesn't have the buzzed-about hits that commercial streaming services put out. Take Bridgerton, for example, which is a Netflix show based on a book series by Julia Quinn. Librarians are finding ways to connect with their patrons about this wildly popular show, even if they can't necessarily hand them DVDs of it or recommend it as part of their streaming collection. In this article, librarians explain why they're Bridgerton fans and want to share it with their community. You'll learn some of the ways librarians promote the show and the books, often alongside their existing romance collections. And librarians confront the main problem of celebrating Bridgerton—that they can't offer access to it—and discuss a possible solution.

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