Library Link of the Day

March 2023

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  1. Working Toward Wellness: Exploring Trauma-Informed Librarianship [Library Journal]
  2. As LGBTQ book challenges rise, some Louisiana librarians are scared to go to work [PBS NewsHour]
  3. LSU releases statement after Olivia Dunne's viral TikTok promoting AI essay writer [WBRZ]
  4. From 'Magic the Gathering' to computer coding manuals, these are the books banned in Wisconsin prisons [Wisconsin Public Radio]
  5. ChatGPT launches boom in AI-written e-books on Amazon [Reuters]
  6. Indiana Senate passes bill to ban 'bad' books, ease prosecution of teachers, librarians [WFYI]
  7. Twitter insiders: We can't protect users from trolling under Musk [BBC News]
  8. Inside the Suspicion Machine [Wired]
  9. Inside America’s escalating war on drag [Dazed]
  10. Man Who Painted ‘Groomer’ on Libraries Caught With Child Pornography, Police Say [Motherboard]
  11. Vinyl overtakes CD sales for the first time since 1987 [The Verge]
  12. Noam Chomsky explains the difference between ChatGPT and "True Intelligence" [Boing Boing]
  13. Will Oprah Sue Donald Trump? Book Revelations Could Land Him in Hot Water [Newsweek]
  14. Gen Zers are bookworms but say they're shunning e-books because of eye strain, digital detoxing, and their love for libraries [Insider]
  15. Publishers are cynically using ‘sensitivity readers’ to protect their bottom lines [The Guardian]
  16. Vermont shocked by decision to remove books from state college libraries: ‘It’s an embarrassing decision’ [The Boston Globe]
  17. The Publisher Playbook: A Brief History of the Publishing Industry’s Obstruction of the Library Mission [Kyle K. Courtney and Juliya Ziskina]
  18. Michigan prosecutor mulls charging Lapeer library over LGBTQ book [Bridge Michigan]
  19. In ‘refined’ library plan, Vermont State University says it will keep more physical books [VTDigger]
  20. What Florida Doesn’t Want You to Know About Its Book Bans [The Daily Beast]
  21. Library director fired for trying to relocate book reading [WEAR]
  22. Book publishers with surging profits struggle to prove Internet Archive hurt sales [Ars Technica]
  23. Google and Microsoft’s chatbots are already citing one another in a misinformation shitshow [The Verge]
  24. American Library Association reports record number of demands to censor library books and materials in 2022 [American Library Association]
  25. Race left out of Rosa Parks story in revised weekly lesson text for Florida schools highlights confusion with Florida law [CNN]
  26. An Interview With the School Board Chair Who Forced Out a Principal After Michelangelo’s David Was Shown in Class [Slate]
  27. Bible ban? School district reviewing the religious text after parent’s request [The Hill]
  28. In a Swift Decision, Judge Eviscerates Internet Archive’s Scanning and Lending Program [Publishers Weekly]
  29. When Missouri Proposed Library Censorship, Librarians Got Organized [Truthout]
  30. “The library is a safe place.” [WIL WHEATON dot NET]
  31. Missouri House gives initial approval to $45.6 billion state budget that defunds libraries [KCUR]

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