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As the pandemic continues to pose new challenges, libraries are finding ways to better meet the needs of their communities. Klaus Vedfelt/DigitalVision via GettyImages

Being a librarian isn’t just about books – it’s about helping everyone get access to information and resources

A scholar of literature for children and young adults shares her insights on how to better connect children with literature and libraries with their communities.
Changes to search terms, through guidance from Indigenous communities and library experts, can align systems with everyday language, but can’t invalidate the terms people use to refer to themselves. (Shutterstock)

Libraries in the U.S. and Canada are changing how they refer to Indigenous Peoples

Beyond revamping misleading terminology, some library science scholars and Indigenous knowledge holders are looking at how to index library materials in ways that reflect Indigenous knowledge.
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What is BookTok, and how is it influencing what Australian teenagers read?

Pre-pandemic, reading rates among teenagers were falling. But BookTok, a subculture of social media platform TikTok, has made teens read more often – and influences what they read. Here’s how it works.

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