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.
August 13, 2020
Nearly 900 Groups Urge Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to Include 2020 Census Deadline Extensions in Next COVID-19 Relief Package
The Census Project August 11, 2020

Access the Internet Act to Enable Libraries to Lessen Broadband Gap in Rural and Low-Income Communities
ALA News – August 7, 2020

American Library Association Announces 2021 Midwinter Meeting Will Be Virtual
ALA News – August 6, 2020

33 of the 36 Library Millage Proposals on the August Ballot Passed
Library of Michigan August 5, 2020

On the Same Page: Manistee County Library Offers Books, Other Media Curbside
Manistee News Advocate – August 5, 2020

REALM Project: Test 4 Announced
OCLCAugust 4, 2020

Wayne State University and Partners Awarded $247,152 Federal Grant to Restore Urban School Libraries
Wayne State University August 3, 2020

Keeping a Connection to Your Library
Publishers Weekly – July 31, 2020

How Libraries Stretch Their Capabilities to Serve Kids During a Pandemic
KQED – July 31, 2020

Canadian Libraries Respond to 'Globe and Mail' Essay Attacking Public Libraries
Publishers Weekly – July 31, 2020

IMLS Releases New Data on American Public Libraries
IMLS – July 31, 2020

Libraries’ Reopening Brings People Back to ‘Community Living Room’
The Lakeshore – July 30, 2020

Wake up, Libraries: Curbside Pickup is NOT the Answer
School Library Journal – July 30, 2020

How Public Libraries Play a Vital Role in Restoring the Economy
The Globe and Mail – July 28, 2020

America’s Libraries Need Pandemic Relief
The Washington Post – July 23, 2020

Internet Archive to Publishers: Drop ‘Needless’ Copyright Lawsuit and Work With Us
Publishers Weekly – July 23, 2020

Americans Visited Libraries More Than a Billion Times in One Year
I Love Libraries – July 22, 2020

REALM Project Test 2 Results Available
OCLC – July 20, 2020

School Libraries Getting Repurposed in Reopening Plans
School Library Journal – July 20, 2020

Library Supporters Urge Action on Bill to Provide Relief Funding for Public Libraries
Publishers Weekly – July 17, 2020

The Future of Libraries of Things is Digital and Bright
Shareable – July 13, 2020

The Human Library is Tackling Diversity and Inclusion One Person at a Time
Forbes – July 13, 2020

Coronavirus: How Libraries Provided a Lifeline in Lockdown
BBC News – July 10, 2020

Why Libraries Are Committing to Systemic Change
Publishers Weekly – July 10, 2020

Jessica Bratt on Let's Talk About Race and the Legacy of Libraries 4 Black Lives
Library Journal – July 9, 2020

Public Libraries Have Been Vital in Times of Crisis – From Conflict to COVID-19
Apollo Magazine – July 8, 2020

What’s the Risk of Catching Coronavirus From a Surface?
The New York Times – July 8, 2020

As COVID-19 Budget Cuts Loom, Relevance of School Librarians Put to the Test
Education Week – July 3, 2020
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