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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Library Futures and Wildest Dreams video presentation

Libraries of the Future, Wildest Dreams

At Computers in Libraries 2024, held March 12-14, Erik Boekesteijn from the National Library of the Netherlands presented his interviews with many library leaders from around the world in a documentary video.

Beyond Self-Care in Libraries: Supporting Ourselves Through Real Change
by Abigail L. Phillips
In our everyday work, we are skilled at and experts on meeting the needs of our patrons and communities. In the LIS practitioner literature and scholarship, the focus is typically on the needs of our patrons, how to improve our patron services, and innovative approaches to assisting patrons. But it is critical that we give attention to the services we provide (or should provide) ourselves as information professionals. Whether working the circulation desk or planning and conducting children's programming, we offer so much of ourselves, mentally and emotionally.

Weekly News Digests
IMLS Breaks Down the Biden Administration's FY2025 Budget
"On March 11, 2024, the Biden-Harris Administration released the President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2025," IMLS announced. The organization shares details on how the budget will affect its operations.
Sage and JCLC, Inc. Renew Their Scholarship Program for Another Year
Sage and the Joint Council of Librarians of Color (JCLC, Inc.) agreed to continue their partnership providing scholarships to library school students from the National Associations of Librarians of Color (NALCo).
Iveda Rolls Out a Subscription Service for Using Smart Cameras for Property Protection
Iveda introduced IvedaAI Cloud Subscription, "a service that effectively makes cutting-edge AI video services available for use cases from the consumer to professional level."
AP Looks at the State of Ebook Prices for Libraries
Susan Haigh gives the public a primer on ebook prices for libraries in "Libraries Struggle to Afford the Demand for E-books and Seek New State Laws in Fight With Publishers" for the Associated Press (AP).
Equinox Open Library Initiative Integrates the WorldCat Metadata API for Cataloging
OCLC joined forces with Equinox Open Library Initiative "to offer access to the WorldCat Metadata API for OCLC cataloging libraries using service platforms supported by Equinox."

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EDI Perspectives, Part 4
by Marci Wicker
Marci Wicker, a public services law librarian and assistant professor of the practice of law at the University of Mississippi School of Law in Oxford, Miss., 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 January/February to November/December 2023.

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