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For Goodness Sake: Artificial Intelligence and Nonprofits
by Terry Ballard
Almin Surani is a Toronto-based IT expert who has worked with nonprofit enterprises for decades. He began his career with the Canadian Red Cross, rising to a 10-year run as CIO from 2008 to 2018. He told me that he spotted the convergence of AI and nonprofit enterprises years ago and has finally landed in a position where he can make those possibilities a reality.

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ALA Participates in National Voter Registration Day and Continues the Fight for the Right to Read
ALA is joining Nonprofit VOTE as a premier partner for National Voter Registration Day 2023 on Sept. 19. ALA was also a partner in 2022.
HBR Consulting, LAC Group, and Wilson Allen Become Harbor
"HBR Consulting, LAC Group, and Wilson Allen … announced the launch of Harbor, an expert services provider across strategy, legal technology, operations, and intelligence."
Publishers Weekly Looks at the State of BookTok
Jim Milliot writes the following in "#BookTok Helped Book Sales Soar. How Long Will That Last?" for Publishers Weekly: "BookScan analyst Kristen McLean estimates that monthly BookTok author sales comps for the rest of 2023 will be at or below 2022 levels, and that final sales will be close to the 2022 totals. ..."
Exact Editions Now Offers The Poetry Book Society Bulletin
Exact Editions now has a fully searchable archive of 23 issues of The Poetry Book Society (PBS) Bulletin available for individuals and institutions.
Threads Is Reportedly Working on a Desktop Version
Wes Davis writes the following in "Meta May Launch a Threads Web Version Early This Week" for The Verge: "A web version [of Threads] has been frustratingly missing since the short-form posting service began."

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How Libraries Help Patrons Go on Vacation
by Brandi Scardilli
Traveling any time of year is great, but there's something special about getting away in the summer—the schools are closed, the days are long, and the weather is warm. In honor of the summer season in the U.S., I checked in with some public libraries to see what travel resources they offer. If you're looking to create a more robust collection of travel and vacation services at your library, I hope you take inspiration from what these library workers have been doing. And maybe you'll even get an idea about where to take your own next trip.

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