by Jonathan H. Harwell, Rollins College
In the wake of last Friday’s Sandy Hook massacre, the business of publishing and library acquisitions might seem insignificant in comparison. But please do your patrons a favor. We challenge our librarian colleagues to take a little time today and make sure your collections are up to date on issues related to the event, including mental health care, violence prevention, childhood trauma, gun control, and anger management. And to all of our colleagues, please share your recommended titles in the comments below.
There are a few other news items of interest. The Rainforest Action Network has called on HarperCollins to use more environmentally sustainable paper sources. The publisher has a webpage on their green initiatives.
Oh, and on the subject of intellectual property, Instagram has been in the news.
Stay safe over the holidays.
Leah was appointed Executive Director of the Charleston Conference in 2017, and has served in various roles with the Charleston Information Group, LLC, since 2004. Prior to working for the conference, she was Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for the College of Charleston for four years. She lives in a small town near Columbia, SC, with her husband and two kids where they raise a menagerie of farm animals.