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After a Historic Night, a Look Back at the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Maud Wood Park

Honoring Maud Wood Park, Webb's grandmother, and last night's historic presidential nomination - Park's essay, "How I Came to Start My Work for Woman Suffrage."

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27 Jul 2016

6 Principles Librarians Can Apply to Write Better Social Media Posts

Woman writing on laptop

From academic writing to social writing, these guiding principles can transition your mindset and help you further benefit from social media. 

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26 Jul 2016

Recovering and Honoring Victims of the Nazi Einsatzgruppen

Executions of Jews by German army mobile killing units (Einsatzgruppen) near Ivangorod Ukraine.

In Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, hundreds of thousands Holocaust victims were shot by the Einsatzgruppen and buried in regional mass graves.

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20 Jul 2016

Triumphing over Violent Invaders to Preserve Ancient Manuscripts

Nasir al-Din Abu al-Abbas Ahmad ibn al-Hajj al-Amin al-Tawathi al-Ghalawi. Kashf al-Ghummah fi Nafa al-Ummah (The Important Stars Among the Multitude of the Heavens), copied 1733.

It is not unusual for librarians to fight for patron privacy and against censorship, but those fights aren’t against violent extremist groups.

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14 Jul 2016

Top 10 Articles about Libraries, so far, in 2016

Sign: Library Parking, Violators will be Held in Low Esteem

From hero librarians to massive storage devices to adult coloring, libraries have been making news.

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13 Jul 2016

In Memory of Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel

“I have tried to keep memory alive… I have tried to fight those who would forget. Because if we forget, we are guilty, we are accomplices.” – Elie Wiesel

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08 Jul 2016

3 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Library Blog

Cherry Blossoms

Blogs are not new to libraries but your library blog can remain fresh and relevant to your library’s users.

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06 Jul 2016

The Librarian’s Google-y Guide to Innovation


What can libraries gain from Google’s nine principles of innovation?

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05 Jul 2016

July 4 is Liberation Day in Rwanda

Rwandan Flag

A day to remember the 800,000 to 1,000,000 men, women and children murdered in the 1994 genocide.

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04 Jul 2016

Water and Food Security – there’s a Monograph for that!

Field irrigation

Three recent books provide a wide range of perspectives on the issues surrounding water and food security across the globe.

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30 Jun 2016