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.
February 13, 2020
Some Michigan Libraries Join Nationwide Trend: Eliminating Late Fees on Overdue Books
Detroit Free Press – February 12, 2020

ALA Takes FY 2021 Budget Cuts Seriously, Urges Members of Congress to Visit Libraries
ALA – February 10, 2020

New Michigan Budget Includes $100K for Poet Laureate to Travel, Promote Poetry in Schools
Detroit Free Press – February 10, 2020

Card Tricks: The Decline & Fall of a Bibliographic Tool
Circulation Now – February 6, 2020
‘A Revolutionary Act’: The Power of a 21st Century Library Card
WBEZ – January 27, 2020

ALA Midwinter 2020: Macmillan CEO John Sargent, Librarians Spar Over eBook Embargo
Publishers Weekly – January 26, 2020

Pondering the State of Digital Publishing
Publishers Weekly – January 24, 2020
In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019
Gallup – January 24, 2020
ALA Releases Updated Libraries’ Guide to the 2020 Census
ALA – January 21, 2020

Way Beyond Books: How Libraries Have Changed
The Daily Gazette Life and Arts – January 19, 2020

OIF Responds to Missouri Legislation That Proposes Policies and Procedures That Threaten Access to Information
ALA OIF – January 16, 2020

America's Star Libraries 2019
Library Journal – January 16, 2020

Cleveland Public Library Criticized for Message on Union Dispute – January 16, 2020
Don't Imprison Librarians!
EveryLibrary – January 16, 2020
What Exactly are the School Librarian Preparation Standards?
Knowledge Quest – January 15, 2020

The New York Public Library has Calculated Its Most Checked-Out Books of All Time
NPR – January 13, 2020

Jason Reynolds Named Library of Congress' National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
CBS News – January 13, 2020

Experts: Michigan’s Economy Looking Good for 2020
Wood TV – January 9, 2020

U.S. Senate Confirms ALA Member Crosby Kemper III as New IMLS Director
ALA – January 9, 2020

DPLA and BiblioLabs Partner to Provide Unprecedented Statewide eBooks Access
DPLA – January 9, 2020

More Libraries are Going Fine Free. Here's Why.
The Hill – January 8, 2020

Public Libraries Reach Record-High eBook and Audiobook Usage in 2019
Rakuten Overdrive – January 8, 2020

How Libraries Help People In Cold Weather
BookRiot – January 7, 2020

Can the Digital Divide Finally be Bridged?
Route 50 – January 6, 2020
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