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Tuesday, June 09, 2020

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NewsLink stands with those speaking out to oppose police violence against black people and the systemic racism in the U.S. enabling injustice and inequality. We must all take responsibility to create change.  

Here are some resources for learning about where to donate, how to get involved, and how to educate yourself: 

ALA's "Libraries Respond: Black Lives Matter" hub

The National Museum of African American History and Culture's "Talking About Race" platform

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association

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VICE's "Donate to These Orgs to Support Black Trans People"

Librarianship Through a Screen: Getting an Online M.L.I.S.
by Jessica Hilburn
Have you ever wanted to grow your knowledge, advance in your career, battle internet connectivity issues, struggle to make friends, become a more well-rounded professional, have no personal life, and go into debt all at the same time? You must be an adult who's looking into or currently enrolled in a master's degree program!

Weekly News Digests
Librarians Push Back Against Library of the Year Winner for Hosting Transphobic Group
Librarians on Twitter are sharing an open letter to Library Journal (LJ) asking the publication to take back its 2020 Gale/LJ Library of the Year award from Seattle Public Library, which came under fire for hosting a group that "denies the rights of transgender, nonbinary, and gender variant people to have autonomy over their gender identity."
'Why the Small Protests in Small Towns Across America Matter' by Anne Helen Petersen
Anne Helen Petersen writes the following for BuzzFeed News: "All over the country, people are showing up—often for the first time in their lives—to protest police brutality and injustice."
Pew Research Center Studies Gen Z
Pew Research Center published "On the Cusp of Adulthood and Facing an Uncertain Future: What We Know About Gen Z So Far," by Kim Parker and Ruth Igielnik. ...
W3C Announces Virtual Workshop on Web and Machine Learning
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) transitioned its Workshop on Web and Machine Learning to a virtual event that is now scheduled for September 2020.
COVID-19 NEWS: Digital Science Studies 'How COVID-19 Is Changing Research Culture'
Digital Science published a report, "How COVID-19 Is Changing Research Culture," which highlights "the global research landscape trends and cultural changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic."

NewsLink Spotlight
Libraries Making the Most of Their Resources: A Roundup
by Brandi Scardilli
We're always looking to celebrate the innovative programs and services all types of libraries come up with to serve their communities, no matter the circumstances. Here's a sampling of NewsBreaks' and Information Today's coverage of libraries over the past couple of years.

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