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What’s new in Open Shelf: April 2020

Covid-19 message to stay home because it saves lives.

So who knew we’d have 12 articles this month … and at a time when all our lives have been so unexpectedly disrupted? But we do and our topics include acknowledging systemic racism in public libraries, voices (and photos) from those affected by the pandemic, and telling stories through memes.

Plus, follow Round II of the panel on whether librarians need an MLIS, find out how to spot fake news during this pandemic, learn what’s happening with K–12 education, lisez la deuxième partie de la francisation de Scholars Portal, and think about home-schooling as well as job-hunting during a global crisis.

We are blessed with a creative and flexible group of contributors and thank everyone who has helped to make this first pandemic issue so rich in content and insights. And we’d like to shine the spotlight on our hard-working and committed editorial team: Devon O’Leary, Kerry Badgley, Justin Ball and Kiah Russell.

Here are the articles for this month, in the order that they appear in the magazine:

And please take our poll: You’ve signed in early for an online meeting and no one else is there. Do you think …

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