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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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NewsBreaks
Taking the Temperature of a Profession: Libraries in 2023
by Brandi Scardilli
I wanted to take the temperature of a variety of types of libraries across the U.S. and Canada to see what library workers are looking forward to, what challenges they expect to face, and what other predictions they have for 2023. I reached out to institutions in all 50 states and all of the Canadian provinces, and these are the responses I received. I hope you draw some inspiration and a sense of camaraderie from their answers.

Weekly News Digests
Artificial Intelligence News Roundup
Susan D'Agostino writes the following in "ChatGPT Advice Academics Can Use Now" for Inside Higher Ed: "Faculty members and administrators are now reckoning in real time with how—not if—ChatGPT will impact teaching and learning."
The Latest News From the American Psychological Association
On Jan. 13, 2023, the American Psychological Association (APA) reported the results of research finding that "[t]he stress of following daily political news can negatively affect people's mental health and well-being, but disengaging has ramifications, too."
OASPA Rolls Out a Checklist to Help OA Publishers Implement UNESCO Open Science Principles
Bernie Folan, communications, engagement, and outreach manager of OASPA, shared the following in an email letter: "During 2022, OASPA held a webinar to announce the development of guidelines for OA publishers who wished to implement the UNESCO Recommendation on Open Science. ... We are delighted to announce that the resulting guidelines have now been published by UNESCO in a jointly developed final document. ..."
ScienceOpen Adds Content Pertaining to Disability Studies From Saudi Arabia-Based Organization
ScienceOpen shared the following news on its blog: "[W]e are excited to announce that the King Salman Center for Disability Research has joined ScienceOpen, increasing the content available in disability studies by adding hundreds of articles, books, and book chapters on its new collection."
Vox Looks at the Pandemic-Era Terms About Work We've Invented
Rani Molla writes the following in "Quiet Hiring and the Endless Quest to Coin Terms About Work" for Vox: "Three years into a global pandemic that upended work for many Americans, we now find ourselves at the precipice of a recession that threatens to disrupt the way we work even further. Along the way, terms like the Great Resignation and quiet quitting have catapulted the 9 to 5 into the rest of our days. They manage to be both meaningless buzzwords that elicit eye rolls and succinct ways to capture real workplace phenomena."

NewsLink Spotlight
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.

How to Meet the Challenge of Exponential Database Growth video clip

How to Meet the Challenge of Exponential Database Growth

Applied Knowledge Sciences CEO Art Murray discusses the five key drivers of knowledge growth and how to meet the challenges of that growth in this clip from his presentation at KMWorld 2022.

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