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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

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 This is your chance to join your peers to learn, share, and celebrate the disruptive trends shaping the future of libraries and information professionals. Experience beautiful Monterey, California for three days of practical advice, inspiring thought leadership, and in-depth training. Discover where the information industry is going, and how to get there first. 
A Librarian's Guide to Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness
by Anthony Aycock
Many efforts have been made in recent years to destigmatize suicide and mental illness. There is still work to be done, and as the statistics indicate, the need is greater than ever for robust intervention. Librarians have been and will be on the front lines for mental health. Our weapon in this battle, as in all warfare, is information.

Weekly News Digests
NAMLE Promotes Upcoming Media Literacy Week
The National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) is hosting the 5th annual Media Literacy Week (Oct. 21-25, 2019) "to raise awareness about the need for media literacy education and its essential role in education today."
ALA Gets $2 Million for Library Entrepreneurship Initiatives
Google.org has given ALA a $2 million grant "to develop library entrepreneurship centers and enable libraries across the country to double down on their support for people looking to start a new business."
Library of Congress Gets $1 Million for Cloud-Based Digital Collections Project
The Library of Congress (LC) received a $1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to work on its Computing Cultural Heritage in the Cloud (CCHC) project. ...
Nature Studies the Necessity of Collaboration Skills in Research
Springer Nature shared that a Nature Research survey of 600-plus "senior academics, mid-tier researchers and postgraduate students in the physical, natural and social sciences has revealed that many feel they do not have the skills needed for successful collaborative research projects."
'Want to Know What Your End Users Are Thinking?' by Lauren Hays
Lauren Hays writes for the Lucidea blog, "As you think about the needs of your users, you may be wondering how best to obtain data that will inform changes in your special library, museum, or archive."

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Recent Pew Research Center Reports
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." Here are some of the latest reports from each of the eight topic sections.

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