The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) has selected Chirag Shah as the founding Editor-in-Chief of the new ASIS&T publication, Information Matters. The purpose of this new publication is to regularly communicate the latest trends and happenings in the information field to the public.
In April, Michelle H. Martin was nominated and approved as a candidate for membership in the American Antiquarian Society, a learned society and independent research library founded in 1812, in Worcester, MA. The stewardship of the AAS resides in its international membership, which has included fourteen US presidents, more than 75 Pulitzer Prize winners, scores of Bancroft Prize winners, many Guggenheim fellows, and a few MacArthur awardees.
Jason Young, Renee Lynch, and Chris Jowaisas had an article, “Public Libraries and Development across Sub-Saharan Africa: Overcoming a Problem of Perception,” published in LIBRI: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies.
Michelle H. Martin was also interviewed for a National Geographic piece about the role of reading in helping children cope with complex feelings during the pandemic: “How a book a day can keep pandemic stress away.”