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Links, posts and stories you may have missed: April 11

Copyright

District Dispatch has an interesting article about the new Copyright Alert System. The post attempts to explain the three stage warning system. 

Homelessness

Anyone who works in an urban library system knows that the word “homeless” impacts libraries in a big way these days. I found a few articles related to this topic this month. 

How Public Libraries Have Become Spare Homeless Shelters (Hard Times USA)” discusses the vital role libraries now play as a safe place for those who have no other options. In particular this article talks about libraries that are actually providing staff whose job it is reach out to homeless customers to connec them with necessary social services. 

The American Library Association recently hosted a webinar entitled “Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement.” The recording of the webinar is still available online at the Office for Literacy and Outreach Services website

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