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Day in Review (September 7–9)

Last Updated on August 9, 2022, 4:27 pm ET

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Tuesday, September 7

Top o’ the Review

AAUP Files Brief Condemning Political Attacks on Teaching about Race and Racial Justice in Texas
(American Association of University Professors)

Howard University Cancels Tuesday Classes as It Investigates Alleged Ransomware Attack
(Washington Post)

Robert (Jay) Malone Named Executive Director of ACRL
(American Library Association)

Statement of Solidarity with Librarians and Archivists in Afghanistan
(CILIP, Research Libraries UK, and SCONUL)


ARL Member Libraries

Diversifying Library Collections
(University of Texas Libraries)

First Subseries of Maryland Province Archives Available in DigitalGeorgetown
(Georgetown University Library)

Gaming for Global Change
(NC State University Libraries)

New Scholarly Commons Opens at the University of Illinois
(University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign)

Renovated Hayden Library and Courtyard Open to the MIT Community
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

University Libraries Joins HathiTrust
(Ohio University Libraries)


Higher Ed—Members

UC Berkeley Hires Clusters of Faculty from Different Backgrounds to Focus on 6 Major Issues
(Diverse Issues in Higher Education)


Advocacy & Public Policy

How Facebook Undermines Privacy Protections for Its 2 Billion WhatsApp Users


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Open Call: Combatting Disinformation in Communities of Color
(John S. and James L. Knight Foundation)


Scholars & Scholarship

Australia: “Preprints” Are How Cutting-Edge Science Circulates. Banning Them from Grant Applications Penalizes Researchers for Being Up-to-Date
(The Conversation)

Introducing Two Sites That Claim to Sell Authorships on Scientific Papers
(Retraction Watch)


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Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst


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Wednesday, September 8

Top o’ the Review

Conversations with Crosby: Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie Bunch on American Heritage, Culture, and the Humanities—September 15 Webinar
(US Institute of Museum and Library Services)

Ending Hunger in America: Hunger on College Campuses (roundtable video)
(US House of Representatives Committee on Rules YouTube channel)
Note: This news release includes a list of witnesses. The ARL Views blog post “An Advocacy Agenda for Student Success Must Address Basic Needs” might also be of interest.

Federal Higher Education Policy during COVID-19
(New America)

Looking through the COVID Fog: Toward Resilient, Reimagined Libraries
(College & Research Libraries News)

More Than 200 Health Journals Call for Urgent Action on Climate Crisis
(The Guardian)

SPACE to Evolve Academic Assessment
(DORA Declaration on Research Assessment)


ARL Member Libraries

Emory Libraries, Bias, and You
(Emory University Libraries)

Iowa State Publishes More Articles Open Access Than Closed for Sixth Consecutive Year
(Iowa State University Library)

KSL Celebrates 25 Years!
(Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University)

University Libraries and Cinema Studies to Explore Media Archiving and Preservation Curriculum
(University of Colorado Boulder Libraries)

With Its First Title, MIT Kids Press Melds University Publishing and Children’s Literature
(MIT Press)


Higher Ed—Members

Racial Discrimination Linked to Drinking through Mental Health in Black College Students
(Arizona State University)


Higher Ed—Other

President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. Tony Allen as Chair of President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(The White House)

Students Say Universities Must Learn from the Pandemic to Improve Higher Education

Tuition Fees for Degree Programs, 2021–2022
(Statistics Canada)


Advocacy & Public Policy

Department of Commerce Establishes National Artificial Intelligence Advisory Committee
(US Department of Commerce)


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Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst


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Thursday, September 9

Top o’ the Review

83% of European Commission’s H2020 Programme Scientific Publications Are Openly Accessible
Note: In related news from the Netherlands, “More Than Eighty Percent of Publications Funded by NWO and ZonMw Are Open Access”

Amazon to Cover 100% of College Tuition for US Hourly Employees

New Science and Technology Centers to Address Vexing Societal Problems
(US National Science Foundation)

Nominations for 2022 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service Due by November 1
(US Institute of Museum and Library Services)

Women and Skills Report 2021: Addressing Gender Gaps through Online Learning


ARL Member Libraries

New Digital Resources for Los Angeles Community Histories
(USC Libraries)

Rutgers University Libraries Open and Affordable Textbook Program (Abstract Only)
(Medical Reference Services Quarterly)

University Libraries’ Extraordinary Legacy as the First Library in the World to Catalog Online
(Ohio University)

Witness to Guantanamo Interviews Now Online
(Duke University Libraries)



92 Million New Citations Added to COCI
(OpenCitations Blog)

Motivations, Concerns, and Selection Biases When Posting Preprints: A Survey of bioRxiv Authors

ORCID DE Monitor–A Tool for Analyzing the Use of ORCID iDs in Germany and Beyond

Our Commitment to Price Transparency

“Pirate Bay of Science” Adds 2 Million New Journal Articles


Higher Ed—Members

Minorities Hit Hardest by Student Loan Debt during Recession
(The Ohio State University)


Higher Ed—Other

Democrats Sacrifice Major Increase in Pell Grants for Universal Community College in Budget Bill
(Washington Post)


Scholars & Scholarship

Does Proactivity Drive Use? Understanding Growth in Chat Reference Services
(University of New Mexico)


Curated by Gary D. Price, MLIS
Co-Founder and Editor, Library Journal’s infoDOCKET
Information Industry Analyst