News & Views is your monthly roundup of curated articles from around the web keeping you up to date on the latest news and trends in the library profession. News & Views is an exclusive benefit of your MLA membership delivered to your inbox the second Thursday of every month.
June 11, 2020
ALA Chapters Condemn Systemic Racism
ALA June 11, 2020

Libraries Strive to Stay ‘Community Living Rooms’ as They Reopen
The New York Times –June 11, 2020

Statements From Libraries and Library Organizations Re: Racism and Increased Violence
InfoDocket – Jun e 9, 2020

ALA's IFC Approves New Guidelines on Contact Tracing, Reopening Libraries, Video Surveillance
ALA Member News – June 9, 2020

State of Michigan Launches Online Map of Free Wi-Fi Hotspots to Help Residents Who Lack Access to Broadband Internet
Michigan Public Service Commission – June 9, 2020

COVID-19 and the Global Library Field
IFLA – June 9, 2020

Restaurants, Pools, Libraries Reopen: An Updated Chart of What’s Allowed in Michigan
MLive – June 8, 2020

Library Materials Hit Curbside
Leader Publications – June 8, 2020

You Are Probably Spreading Misinformation. Here’s How to Stop.
The Washington Post – June 5, 2020

Changes Loom as Public Libraries Begin to Reopen
Publishers Weekly – June 5, 2020

Academic Libraries Will Change in Significant Ways as a Result of the Pandemic (Opinion)
Inside Higher Ed – June 5, 2020

Prioritizing Staff Mental Health When Reopening
Public Libraries Online – June 5, 2020

School Libraries and Antiracism
Knowledge Quest – June 3, 2020

Reopening Gets Real
American Libraries – June 2, 2020
Front Lines and Fault Lines
American Libraries – June 1, 2020

National Museum of African American History and Culture Releases “Talking About Race” Web Portal
National Museum of African American History and Culture – May 31, 2020

Wi-Fi on Wheels: How—and Why—Libraries Are Bringing Their Services Into Communities
IMLS Blog – May 29, 2020

How Libraries Are Keeping Their Communities Strong During COVID-19
I Love Libraries – May 28, 2020
Libraries Must Change (Opinion)
The New York Times – May 28, 2020

Michigan National Guard Saves 80,000 Items From Library
Midland Daily News – May 24, 2020

Some Thoughts on Reopening: An Open Letter to My Fellow Directors (Opinion)
Library Journal – May 22, 2020

FCC Partners With Institute of Museum and Library Services to Address Digital Divide During COVID-19
IMLS – May 21, 2020

As Country Reopens, a Question Remains: Can Coronavirus Spread on Surfaces?
NBC News – May 21, 2020

Research Article: “News Literacy Education in a Polarized Political Climate: How Games Can Teach Youth to Spot Misinformation”
InfoDocket – May 14, 2020

When You Can’t Send Students to the Campus Library
The Chronicle of Higher Education – May 14, 2020
USDA Invests $22.5 Million in High-Speed Broadband for Rural Michigan
USDA – May 13, 2020

Libraries Reopening After COVID-19
Cordelia Anderson Consulting – May 12, 2020

The Post-pandemic Future of Libraries
The Atlantic – May 12, 2020

The Future of Education Needs School Librarians
Knowledge Quest – May 11, 2020
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