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Computers in Libraries magazine has released its 2023 editorial calendar. Send your proposals for case studies, how-tos, and best practices articles now for full consideration in early 2023 editions on library systems, e-resources, search, and many other aspects of applied library technology.


LAFCON 2022: The Why and the How of Library Advocacy
by Dave Shumaker
You could summarize EveryLibrary's 2022 Library Advocacy and Funding Conference (LAFCON) in two words: why and how. Why is library advocacy more important than ever right now, and how can I advocate effectively for my library? Held virtually Sept. 26–28, the conference delivered clear, actionable insights on both topics, with a sharp focus on public and school libraries.

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Online? Beware the 'New Google' (And Much More)
by Christopher Kenneally
CCC's Chris Kenneally, host and producer of CCC's weekly podcast series, Velocity of Content, recently recorded a an episode with Gordon Crovitz and Steven Brill, co-founders of NewsGuard, a journalism and technology resource that rates the credibility of news and information sites and tracks online misinformation for search engines, social media apps, and advertisers.
CILIP Hosts Libraries Week in the U.K.
It's Libraries Week in the U.K. from Oct. 3 to Oct. 9, 2022. Organized by CILIP, "Libraries Week is an annual showcase and celebration of the best that libraries have to offer."
'It's About (Danged) Time: Lizzo at the Library!' by April Slayton
April Slayton writes the following for the Library of Congress Blog: "Last Friday [Sept. 23], Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden saw that the one and only Lizzo was coming to D.C. for a concert. ...Taking to Twitter, the Librarian played matchmaker, tagging Lizzo in a tweet about the world-class flutes."
IFLA Celebrates Its 95th Birthday
Barbara Lison, IFLA's president, shares the following: "On … 30 September, we celebrate[d] a special anniversary of our Federation—a unique organisation bringing together members and volunteers from all corners of the globe."
Vanity Fair Lays Out Justice Jackson's First Supreme Court Cases
Kelly Rissman writes the following in "Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Joins Supreme Court Ahead of Full Docket Including Cases About Race, Voting, and the Environment" for Vanity Fair: "Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson was welcomed to the Supreme Court by her new colleagues on Friday [Sept. 30], days before the Supreme Court begins a new term."

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Halloween Recommendations for Your Library
by Brandi Scardilli
Happy (early) Halloween! Now that the spooky season is upon us, let's take a look at what Information Today and NewsBreaks writers recommend to get you into the supernatural spirit. I hope you find something new to enjoy or to take back to your library to share with your patrons.

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