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.
July 9, 2020
Ladies Library Association Installs Stained-Glass Window in Honor of Woman’s Suffrage
MLive – July 9, 2020

Realm Project: Test Set 3 Announced
OCLC – July 9, 2020

Manchin, Collins Bill to Increase Funding for Library Broadband Hotspots in Rural America
Sen. Joe Manchin – July 8, 2020

Hunger Is on the Rise During COVID-19 — Here’s What Libraries Are Doing to Help
I Love Libraries – July 7, 2020

In Virtual Summer Programming, Librarians Prioritize Human Connection
School Library Journal – July 7, 2020

Apply Now: Community Connect Digital Access at Home
Programming Librarian – July 6, 2020

IMLS Opens Library Grants for National Leadership, Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Programs
IMLS – July 2, 2020

Rep. Levin, Sen. Reed Introduce Legislation to Provide Stabilization Funding to Libraries During COVID-19 Pandemic
Rep. Andy Levin – July 2, 2020

ALA Summons Support for Library Stabilization Fund Act
ALA News – July 2, 2020

Black Lives Matter - Leading in Tumultuous Times
American Libraries – July 1, 2020

Free Naloxone Available to Organizations
WILX News 10 – June 29, 2020

Moving Multicultural Collections Online
American Libraries – June 26, 2020

COVID-19 Won’t Stop Librarians From Promoting Summer Reading
I Love Libraries – June 25, 2020

Reopening Guidance for Libraries Guidance Document From AIHA
AIHA – June 25, 2020

Public Libraries Preparing to Reopen: Examples From the Field
OCLC – June 25, 2020

Fight Censorship During Rainbow Book Month and Beyond
I Love Libraries – June 25, 2020

Coronavirus Tests the Limits of America’s Public Libraries
Bloomberg CityLab – June 24, 2020

People Are Microwaving Library Books and Masks to Kill COVID-19 — and That's Bad
Detroit Free Press – June 23, 2020

OverDrive to Acquire RBdigital From RBmedia
PR Newswire – June 23, 2020

Research Shows Virus Undetectable on Five Highly Circulated Library Materials After Three Days
IMLS ­­– June 22, 2020

Reading Is Only a Step on the Path to Anti-Racism
Publishers Weekly – June 19, 2020

Putting a Value on Author Events at the Library
Publishers Weekly – June 19, 2020

Michigan Libraries Slowly Reopen With New Restrictions
Lansing City Pulse – June 16, 2020

As Libraries Go Digital, Paper Books Still Have a Lot to Offer Us
The Conversation June 16, 2020

UC Reaches Groundbreaking Open Access Deal With Leading Global Publisher
University of California June 16, 2020

How Libraries Are Coping During COVID-19
ABC News – June 11, 2020

Libraries Are Needed More Than Ever. But Many Aren't Sure How to Reopen Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
USA Today – June 11, 2020

More Than 2,000 Election Workers Recruited Through Democracy MVP Campaign Secretary of State – June 11, 2020

Temporary National Emergency Library to Close 2 Weeks Early, Returning to Traditional Controlled Digital Lending
Internet Archive Blog – June 10, 2020

Bookstores and Libraries Are Overwhelmed With Demand for Antiracist Reading Materials
DCist   June 9, 2020

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