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Get to Know the Kohler Arts/Industry Residency Program
by Patti Gibbons
The industrial technicians at Kohler make more than a desirable line of plumbing fixtures—they also impart their foundry skills to visual artists who are selected for the company's prestigious Arts/Industry residency program. In 1974, Kohler launched the program to forge collaborations between visiting artists and the industrial artisans at its factories. For nearly a half-century, Kohler has welcomed 500-plus artists and provides them with the opportunity to work alongside master ceramic and metal technicians in the company's pottery department, iron and brass foundries, and enamel shop.

Weekly News Digests
RBmedia Acquires Two Audiobook Producers
RBmedia acquired the publishing businesses and full catalogs of Ukemi Audiobooks and Dharma Audiobooks.
OverDrive Publishes 2022 Circulation Data
The following are some of the data OverDrive shared as part of its roundup of its 2022 activities.
The Latest Research on Procrastination
Richard Sima writes the following in "What Causes Your Brain to Procrastinate and How to Face It" for The Washington Post: "As a chronic procrastinator, I feel a sense of anguish as each new year arrives. In a time of resolutions or nudge words, I still have goals from the old year."
The State of Publishing and E-Reading in Arabic
Jumana Al-Tamimi writes the following in "How E-Books and Audiobooks Are Expanding Options for Consuming Arabic Literature" for Arab News: "Though e-books in Arabic are far fewer in number than those in English, publishers and translators are working to bridge the gap."
IFLA President Publishes Letter Summarizing 2022 and Looking to the Future
IFLA's president, Barbara Lison, shared a New Year's message with the IFLA community.

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EDI Perspectives, Part 3
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 April to November/December 2022, which have been lightly edited and condensed for the web.

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