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- Newsmaker: Megan Rosenbloom October 22, 2019Rosenbloom, a medical librarian at University of Southern California (USC) and obituary editor for the Journal of the Medical Library Association, is a leader in the “death positive” movement and the Order of the Good Death, a group of “funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death phobic culture for their … Continu […]Sallyann Price
- Can My Library Ban Guns? October 17, 2019Letters of the Law is a new online column exploring a wide range of legal issues that arise in libraries, from a pair of leading authorities: Mary Minow, a librarian who became a lawyer, and Tomas A. Lipinski, a lawyer who became a librarian. Together they have authored four books on the subject, including The … Continue reading Can My Library Ban Guns? → Th […]Sallyann Price
- Climate Change and Sustainability October 9, 2019To help area residents identify next steps, Hammes helped organize a panel on climate change in February 2018. Held in conjunction with the local Coulee Region Sierra Club Group and the La Crosse Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the panel brought together five area farmers and entrepreneurs to discuss their personal experiences with changing weather patterns. Topics […]George Eberhart
- Remembering Andrew Carnegie’s Legacy September 30, 2019Libraries are the critical component in the free exchange of information, which lies at the heart of our democracy. They hold our nation’s heritage, the heritage of humanity, the record of its triumphs and failures, and of its intellectual, scientific, and artistic achievements. American public libraries grant all people access to an ever-growing compendium […]Sanhita SinhaRoy
- Newsmaker: Megan Rosenbloom October 22, 2019
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- President Supervillain: behind the alarmingly accurate Trump-Marvel mashupThe popular Twitter account, which puts Trump speeches into the mouth of Red Skull, is so convincing that the creator had to clarify that the president isn’t quoting the supervillainThe presidency of Donald Trump has inspired countless standup comedy routines, nudes, poetry – and now, comic book dialogue. The President Supervillain Twitter account takes quot […]Sonali Nandi
- Top 10 books about the nightFrom Shakespeare and Brontë to ‘nightwalking’ guides, nature writer Tiffany Francis-Baker sheds some light on her favourite books about the darkWe are all drawn to the night. It’s a hidden world full of danger, magic, excitement, night shifts and nights out. Out in the dark, landscapes that were familiar to us in daylight are transformed. The darkness smothe […]Tiffany Francis-Baker
- James Joyce’s words haunt Dublin. It doesn’t need his bones | Mark O’ConnellIf the writer’s remains were repatriated, they would be one more tourist trap in a city fast becoming a cultural wastelandWhen James Joyce died in Zurich in 1941, the Irish government’s chief diplomat in Switzerland contacted the secretary of the Department of External Affairs in Dublin to inform him of the news. “Please wire details about Joyce’s death,” re […]Mark O'Connell
- President Supervillain: behind the alarmingly accurate Trump-Marvel mashup
- While Everyone Was Focused on the Moon, ARPANET Changed the WorldFifty years ago, in October 1969, things were happening that would leave a lasting impression. ... One of those things was the creation of ARPANET, from the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA). On Oct. 29, the first message was sent via the internet, from UCLA to Stanford. By spring 1970, the network had reached the East Coast.
- The Harvard Crimson Shares Its Vision for the Modern Academic LibraryThe Harvard Crimson's editorial board published an editorial stating the following: "The advent of the digital age has transformed our relationships with our common spaces, and the way those common spaces are constructed. ... But the merits of updating libraries for the 21st century are questionable."
- Diversifying Academic Library CollectionsJos Damen writes the following for the LSE (The London School of Economics and Political Science) Impact Blog: "Leiden University is strong in Asian and African studies and so its library therefore buys books from China, Indonesia, South Africa, Ethiopia and other countries. Yet more than 90 per cent of the library collection still originates from […]
- While Everyone Was Focused on the Moon, ARPANET Changed the World