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New Report From Pew Research: “When Online Content Disappears (Link Rot and Digital Decay on Government, News and Other Webpages)

Seattle Public Library: “Watch: Why Libraries are on the Front Lines in Supporting Mental Health”

New Resource: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Highlights Digitized Records by Location

Report: “Alabama Libraries Must Quickly Restrict ‘Inappropriate’ Kids’ Books Or Risk $7 Million In Funding”

AI Roundup: From Matching to Generation: A Survey on Generative Information Retrieval; AI Chatbots Spew Out Nonsense Too Often. But There’s A Solution: Retrieval-Augmented Generation; & More

Caleb Azumah Nelson’s ‘Small Worlds’ Wins Dylan Thomas Prize | Book Pulse

Publishing: A New AAP StatShot Reports “Overall Industry Was Flat” During First Quarter of 2024

MIT Press Releases Direct to Open (D2O) Impact Report; Minnesota Legislature Bans Book Bans; & More News Headlines

MIT Press Releases Direct to Open (D2O) Impact Report; Minnesota Legislature Bans Book Bans; & More News Headlines

Winners of the CrimeFest Awards and James Tait Black Prizes | Book Pulse

New on Europeana: European Commission Showcases a Pan-European Collection of Emblematic 3D-Digitised Cultural Heritage Assets

Syracuse University Libraries Launch New and Expanded Plastics Digital Collection

Journal Article: “Information Hegemony, Transcending Positivism, and Applying Critical Legal Information Literacy Concepts in the Legal Research Classroom and Beyond”

NY Times Op/Ed: Will A.I. Ever Live Up to Its Hype?; Crossref Releases 2024 Public Data File Featuring New Experimental Formats; and More Headlines

NY Times Op/Ed: Will A.I. Ever Live Up to Its Hype?; Crossref Releases 2024 Public Data File Featuring New Experimental Formats; and More Headlines

Biography & Memoir | Prepub Alert, November 2024 Titles

Read-Alikes for ‘The Paradise Problem’ by Christina Lauren | LibraryReads

Playing Dead | Two Mysteries Offering Cozy Drama

Literary Fiction | Prepub Alert, November 2024 Titles

Transforming Libraries for the Future: IMLS Embraces Innovation to Meet Diverse Community Needs

Jackie Oh! | Biographical Fiction

Book World Mourns Alice Munro | Book Pulse

Using Streamed Content in the Shakespeare Classroom: Spotlight on Soliloquies

New Report From JISC: Student Perceptions of Generative AI (May 2024)

Report: “National Women’s Law Center Files Civil Rights Complaints Against Georgia and Florida School Districts for Censoring Inclusive Books”

IOP Publishing Releases “State of Peer Review 2024” Report

UNC University Libraries Launches New Website; These Four Searches Show How Google is Changing; & More Headlines

Advocacy Efforts Impact Louisiana Legislative Session

V.V. Ganeshananthan Wins Carol Shields Prize for Fiction | Book Pulse

2024 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report: Teaching and Learning Edition Now Available Online

OpenAI Launches New AI Model (GPT-4o) and Desktop Version of ChatGPT

OpenAI Launches New AI Model (GPT-4o) and Desktop Version of ChatGPT; More Features Now Available For Free to All Users

Just Released: Shortlist For 9th IFLA Green Library Award (Top Eight Green Libraries and Green Library Projects 2024)

Authors Alliance: “Books are Big AI’s Achilles Heel”; A Toolkit for Archivists and Librarians Supporting Research and Teaching in Digital Humanities; & More Headlines

Library and Information Science: The Good Fight

‘The Paradise Problem’ by Christina Lauren Tops Holds Lists | Book Pulse

New Educational Resources, Licensing Terms, Hackathons, and More | AI Roundup

Arkansas State Library Board Rejects Proposals to Withhold Funds Based on Content, Litigation; Colorado Public Library Book Ban Policies Could Become More Strict; Hawaii Public Library System to Undergo $175,000 Rebrand; & More Headlines

Journal Article: “Guidance Needed For Using Artificial Intelligence to Screen Journal Submissions For Misconduct”

Not Real News: An Associated Press Roundup of Untrue Stories Shared Widely on Social Media This Week

AI Roundup: How to Implement AI — Responsibly; A Literature Review of User Privacy Concerns in Conversational Chatbots; & More Reports and Articles

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Expands Across Oregon With Help of $1.7 Million in State Funds; Ethical Implications of ChatGPT in Higher Education: A Scoping Review; & More Headlines

Report: “Researchers Test AI Systems’ Ability to Solve The New York Times’ Connections Puzzle”

IHE Report: “Academic Librarians Oppose Plan to Eliminate Key Federal Data”

Patricia Evangelista Wins NYPL’s Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism | Book Pulse

Women Money Power: The Rise and Fall of Economic Equality

This book excels at noting the ways societies undercut women. It’s a must-have that enhances gender studies, business, and sociology collections.

House Love: A Joyful Guide to Cleaning, Organizing, and Loving the Home You’re In

Richardson’s playfulness and good humor shine in this book; he makes cleaning fun and provides excellent tips to refresh the whole house.

The Cleopatras: The Forgotten Queens of Egypt

Llewellen-Jones’s extensive research on all seven of these intriguing Cleopatras is expertly presented. Highly recommended.

Magic Pill: The Extraordinary Benefits and Disturbing Risks of the New Weight-Loss Drugs

This is not a simple book about weight loss. Instead, Hari explores obesity-related medical concerns and the risks of drugs such as Ozempic, all the while peppering the book with anecdotes designed to remind readers that the choices they make about weight loss often have far less to do with the number on the scale than they do with the stories they have been told about their bodies.

The Phoenix Bride

Brilliantly narrated by Hardingham and Haynes, this lush historical novel smoothly incorporates complicated topics into a quiet, hopeful tale.

Rolling: Blackness and Mediated Comedy

An enlightening collection of essays that will appeal to readers interested in the history of Black comedy.

The Last Decade of Cinema: 25 Films from the Nineties

Gen Xers and movie fans of all generations will enjoy this passionate and amiable appreciation of films of the 1990s.

1217: The Battles That Saved England

An insightful look at a key but underrecognized moment in English history. History buffs will love it.

A Deeper South: The Beauty, Mystery, and Sorrow of the Southern Road

A beautifully crafted journey through the past and current South that will interest Southerners and readers curious about the region and its history.

Trippy: The Peril and Promise of Medicinal Psychedelics

This title about utilizing medicinal psychedelics in the treatment plans of some conditions could easily have future public policy implications worldwide. The subject matter will be of interest to many readers.

Putin and the Return of History: How the Kremlin Rekindled the Cold War

A critical profile of Putin’s worldview. Thematically similar to Mikhail Zygar’s War and Punishment, this book focuses on Putin’s career in the Russian government.

Belonging Without Othering: How We Save Ourselves and the World

Will appeal to readers researching DEI. This interdisciplinary work for think tanks, academics, faculty, and graduate students is most useful as a treatise.

The War That Made America: Essays Inspired by the Scholarship of Gary W. Gallagher

Readers interested in the latest research on Civil War history that moves beyond battles and leaders will enjoy this title.

For the Love of Renovating: Tips, Tricks & Inspiration for Creating Your Dream Home

A comprehensive and highly enjoyable guide to restoring old homes; while the coveted Brooklyn brownstone might not be accessible to all, the fundamental ideas can apply to any project.

Spiral and Other Stories

Koch considers whether humans can understand and protect nature, and her multi-form characters call readers to recognize them, to empathize and preserve. A good volume for ecology collections; also important for students of graphic narrative.

Good Housekeeping Organize Your Life

With its daily and weekly home maintenance checklists, bright photographs, and handy list of organizational dos and don’ts, this book is a great resource for paring down and efficiently storing items so that they’re accessible and tidy.

Not in Love

Hazelwood fills the plot with tension and stress and employs a dual point-of-view that allows intimate access to both Rue and Eli’s roller-coasting emotions. It is less quirky-charming than some of her past work but showcases much of what her readers love.

Heads Will Roll

Winning continues to write great horror novels, and this is a must-buy for libraries that are seeking new and insightful horror that will captivate their readers. Recommend to those who enjoyed My Heart Is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones, The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix, or Clown in a Cornfield by Adam Cesare.

The Year of What If

Patrick’s (The Little Italian Hotel) latest is a thoroughly charming, albeit convoluted comedy, perfectly suited for a plane trip or a day at the beach.


Oberländer writes a graphic novel that is quirky in tone and execution, but readers in search of deeper commentary about feminism, body positivity, and intergenerational trauma might be left unsatisfied.

Do Just One Thing: 365 Ideas for a Better You, Life, and Planet

Fans of Seo will enjoy this book filled with life-hacks and ideas to help them reduce their environmental impact.

Finding Sophie

An electrifying triumph and a must-listen for Mahmood’s fans and for those encountering his work for the first time. Readers of twisty thrillers in the vein of Gillian Flynn and Tana French will be riveted.

Thunder Song: Essays

A captivating collection of essays highlighting LaPointe’s unique experiences and inheritances as a modern Coast Salish woman. Strongly recommended for fans of Red Paint and similar memoirs; essential for Pacific Northwest library collections.

Alabama: Autauga-Prattville Public Library Sued Over Policies Restricting Book Access

William Garrity Named University Librarian and Vice Provost of Digital Scholarship at UC Davis

Report: “Thwarted Cyberattack Targeted Library of Congress In Tandem With October British Library Breach”

US: National Archives (NARA) and Ancestry Expand Joint Digitization Effort With Millions of Historical Records Held by the National Archives to be Digitized and Made Accessible Through Public-Private Collaboration

Research Article/Preprint: “I Don’t Think Librarians Can Save Us”: The Material Conditions of Information Literacy Instruction in the Misinformation Age”

Linked Data: OCLC Introduces Meridian; AI: Introducing Web of Science Research Intelligence; Preview of Updated PMC Journal List Now Available; & More Headlines

Ben Fountain Wins Joyce Carol Oates Prize | Book Pulse

Ben Fountain Wins Joyce Carol Oates Prize | Book Pulse

Book Banners Take the Fight to Public Libraries; How AI Might Shape LGBTQIA+ Advocacy; & More News Headlines


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