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.
May 14, 2020
‘‘Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act’’ or the ‘‘HEROES Act’’ Introduced in House
May 12, 2020

House Democrats Propose $3 Trillion HEROES Act Coronavirus Stimulus Package
Forbes May 13, 2020

For Bookstore Owners, Reopening Holds Promise and Peril
The New York Times – M ay 12, 2020

Business, Government, Education Leaders Call for Emergency Funding for Libraries Impacted by COVID-19
ALA – May 11, 2020

$15 Million in IMLS CARES Act Grants Now Available for Museum and Library Services
IMLS – May 8, 2020

Libraries and Schools Are Bridging the Digital Divide During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Consumer Reports – April 29, 2020

An Open Letter to Other Library Directors
Library Journal – April 28, 2020

‘Truly the Last Safe Haven’: Libraries Serve Vulnerable Communities During the Pandemic
PBS – April 28, 2020

Library Programming for Teens Goes Virtual During COVID-19
Publishers Weekly – April 28, 2020

Librarians Under Pandemic Duress: Layoffs, Napkin Masks, and Fear of Retaliation
Bookriot – April 23, 2020

Johns Hopkins Changed Its Guidance on Re-Opening the Economy After Pushback From Librarians
Forbes – April 23, 2020

Why You Shouldn’t Do Curbside During COVID-19
Library Journal – April 22, 2020

Coronavirus: Libraries See Surge in eBook Borrowing During Lockdown
BBC News – April 22, 2020

COVID-19 Research Partnership to Inform Safe Handling of Collections, Reopening Practices for Libraries, Museums
IMLS – April 22, 2020

A Phased Reopening Plan for Libraries as COVID-19 Restrictions Are Lifted
Medium –April 20, 2020

ALA Releases 2020 State of America’s Libraries Report
ALA – April 20, 2020

Why Libraries Matter Now More Than Ever
Mango Languages – April 19, 2020

7 Digital Libraries You Can Visit From Your Couch
CNN – April 19, 2020

Virus Highlights Gap in Michigan’s Broadband Internet Access
WILX TV10 – April 18, 2020

What We Lost When We Stopped Reading
The Washington Post – April 17, 2020

Reopening: Not “When?” But “How?”
American Libraries – April 17, 2020

Public Libraries After the Pandemic
Publishers Weekly – April 17, 2020

Closed Libraries Are Offering Parking Lot Wi-Fi, eBooks, and Zoom Story Time
Fast Company – April 15, 2020

Libraries Face More Demand Than During Great Recession: Report
Smart Cities Dive – April 14, 2020

Most Libraries Are Closed. Some Librarians Still Have to Go In.
The New York Times – April 14, 2020

How COVID-19 is Impacting Intentions to Visit Cultural Entities
Colleen Dilenschneider – April 13, 2020

Disinfecting Returned Library Books
School Library Journal – April 9, 2020

Wong Wins 2021–2022 ALA Presidency
American Libraries – April 8, 2020
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