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Librarians React to New Penguin Random House Ebook Terms

Effective October 1, Penguin Random House (PRH) changed its licensing terms for public library ebooks, discontinuing its longstanding one-copy, one-user perpetual license model, and establishing a two-year access model.

Ithaka Report Offers Equity Best Practices

A new report from Ithaka S+R looks at eight case studies of best practices and methods for addressing institutional challenges around equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). While the cultural institutions profiled are art museums, the authors suggest that these studies hold relevant, and applicable, lessons for libraries.

Overcome the Fear of Being Challenged | From the Bell Tower

Being challenged can keep some librarians from finding their voice and sharing it. A question or a comment could be intended as an attack or it might just be a benign desire to learn more. Knowing how to respond can make a difference.

The Invitation: A Call To Reconceive What “Public” Means | Editorial

Sandi Hilal brings a powerful and radically inclusive perspective to the definition of public space.

BackTalk | On Being a Nontraditional Trustee

Since January, I have been a member of the five-person Board of Trustees of the Monroe County Library System, MI. For the past 20 years, I have also worked as a correctional officer in a medium-sized Michigan county jail.
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