Ten Stories That Shaped 2017
Can you believe it's almost 2018? That means it's time to look back at some of the notable library-related stories from the past year.
10. Librarians Fight Fake News
9. Elsivier Roundup
In related news, Beall's List went dark in January.
8. ALA's Trump Statements
Late last year
, many librarians were quick to jump on an initial (and now retracted) press release by the American Library Association about being "ready to work with President-elect Trump." Recent statements have taken a far more militant tone.
7. Milo's Book Cancelled
6. Whither the Open Web?
Bonus: Favorite Presentation
For anyone sick of hearing about how, "during these hardships, it's time for you to demonstrate your coping skills," the ACRL talk, Resilience, Grit, and Other Lies: Academic Libraries and the Myth of Resiliency is for you.
5. Remember Electronic Reserve?
I first heard about the Georgia State e-reserve lawsuit in grade school. Well, not quite, but after almost a decade, the case is still open.
4. Chinese Censorship
3. Little Free "Libraries" Criticism
An interesting point about those community bookshelves was made recently: they don't often reside in "book deserts" where the need is greatest.
2. The Opioid Crisis
1. The Paradox of Tolerance
What was your favorite story of the year?