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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Can't Miss Keynotes at Internet Librarian

At this year's Internet Librarian conference, Christine Keung, chief data officer for the City of San Jose, addresses how San Jose's approach to data equity differs from other municipal data equity initiatives that focus on indices and how a data equity framework has become a critical tool for driving fairer outcomes. She shares tips for libraries to use their local data for positive impact on their communities. Don't miss your chance to join her!
An Introduction to Google's Programmable Search Engine
by David Haden
The mighty Google Search: We all dream of controlling—and even taming—it. Actually, we can, with Google's Programmable Search Engine (PSE). Each user is able to create their own PSE. They can then feed it a list of public URLs, and its Google-like search will only show results from these and from nothing else. The user can also see Image Search results from the same query, constrained in the same way.

Weekly News Digests
'Voter Perceptions of Book Bans and Censorship' From the EveryLibrary Institute
"In anticipation of Banned Books Week, the EveryLibrary Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to understanding public support for libraries, commissioned a public opinion poll of American voters in order to understand political support and opposition to book banning."
'Celebrating SDG Action Week: New Resources From IFLA'
"It is currently SDG [Sustainable Development Goals] Action Week, a period of focus on the steps required in order to deliver on the United Nations' 2030 Agenda. To mark this, IFLA has launched a number of new materials, as well as a mailing list to keep in touch around our work in this area."
'American Library Association Releases Preliminary Data on 2022 Book Bans'
"Eight months into 2022, the number of attempts to ban or restrict library resources in schools, universities and public libraries, is on track to exceed record counts from 2021, according to preliminary data released today by the American Library Association (ALA) in advance of Banned Books Week (Sept. 18–24)."
'Top Resources for National Hispanic Heritage Month' From EBSCO Information Services
"To help schools, libraries and organizations celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, [EBSCO Information Services has] curated a collection of digital resources to support teaching, learning and readers' advisory."
'Revised Principles of Transparency and Best Practice Released' From OASPA
Bernie Folan announced for OASPA (Open Access Scholarly Publishing Association) that a "revised version of the Principles of Transparency and Best Practice in Scholarly Publishing has been released by four key scholarly publishing organizations. ..."

NewsLink Spotlight
A Day in the Life of Five Librarians, Part 9
by Justin Hoenke
Justin Hoenke, the director of Gardiner Public Library in Gardiner, Maine, has been talking to all types of library staffers for A Day in the Life, his column in Information Today. Among other things, he asks them about their typical days, moments that made them proud, their current projects, and how they see the library field evolving. Here's a look at his columns from March 2022 to July/August 2022.

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