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How Do Declining Literacy Rates Affect Information Literacy?
by Xanthippe Pack-Brown
Literacy rates in the U.S. are declining, which is placing today's school-age children in crisis. In the wake of the pandemic, students are struggling to learn how to read and write, and the consequences of that struggle threaten to follow them well into adulthood and into the workforce. Looking at this decline as an information professional, I cannot help but wonder: How does this affect information literacy or other types of literacies?

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The MIT Press Shares the Successes of Its Direct to Open Program
The MIT Press published an impact report on the first 3 years of its Direct to Open (D2O) program, which "is a sustainable framework for open access monographs that shifts publishing from a solely market-based, purchase model where individuals and libraries buy single eBooks, to a collaborative, library-supported open access model."
Exact Editions Creates Digital Archive of Psychology, Photography, and Ceramics Magazines
Exact Editions now offers digital editions of three magazine brands from Kelsey Media: Psychologies, Amateur Photographer, and ClayCraft. Institutional and individual subscribers will have access to a fully searchable archive of back issues and new issues as they're released.
PLOS Adds All of Its Journals to ResearchGate
"More than 300,000 full-text articles from all of PLOS' 14 journals will now be accessible through ResearchGate."
Plagiarism Today Explores the Latest Decision of the Copyright Claims Board
"[On May 13], the Copyright Claims Board (CCB) handed down a final determination in its longest-running case: Morly Investments Pty Ltd v. The Walt Disney Company, et al. …"
Libby Life Offers Book Recommendations for Mental Health Awareness Month
"The simple pleasure of getting lost in a good book instead of your endless to-do list has been proven to help us chill out. One research study even found that reading for just 6 minutes per day can reduce your stress by 68%," writes Annie Suhy for the Libby Life newsletter.

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Libraries Without Borders: Using Outreach to Build Community
by Jessica Hilburn
People in the library profession tend to be problem solvers. Whether the problem is literacy, access, service gaps, after-school engagement, or wider social issues, libraries can embrace their role as an anchor of their community to connect people to a broad spectrum of information.

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