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Learn to Serve…Serve to Learn…Librarians Guide E-Newsletter

Four key strategies for higher education leaders to advance democracy

1. Promoting shared governance

2. Engaging communities

3. Proactively standing against oppression

4. Protecting pluralism

Four key strategies for higher education leaders to advance democracy...

Please join me in events with the Ambassador of Ghana

BFA Virtual Fundraiser Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian from Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Support Books For Primary & Secondary Schools Found In Sidama Region (Mulugeta W/Tsadik, Librarian, Hawassa University) Ethiopia and Books For Africa

Books For Africa Virtual Fundraiser Captain, Mulugeta Woldetsadik, Librarian, Hawassa University, Ethiopia

I’ve just signed up for events with the Ambassador of Ghana to help Books For Africa raise money and awareness for their cause and I hope that you will consider joining me. You’ll find a link to join me CLICK ON the below button…

Thank you in advance for your Participation

Her Excellency Alima Mahama​
Ambassador of Ghana to the United States

Books For Africa June 8, 2022 event details…

Library World Tour

The Sharing Space for All Librarians (Not Only)

International Professional Networking A Project By Mario Coffa

The Library World Tour project was recently launched to create an international network among librarians or information professionals from around the world…

A short promotional spot for the Library World Tour project, a virtual journey between libraries and librarians from all over the world in more than 50 countries, on 6 continents and translated into 6 languages. A great network for a large library community.

Visit Library World Tour Project: https://mariocoffa.wixsite.com/e-portfol…/library-world-tour

“Books For Africa” Being a Librarian in Ethiopia. Mario Coffa Interviews Mulugeta Woldetsadik, from Hawassa University, Ethiopia

Abstract

Libraries serve an important role in accessing information, delivering services, and fostering a sense of community. Libraries must ask whether they are serving all of their community members equitably. People with disabilities need to be able to access the libraries fully. This article first provides an overview of accessibility-related legislative history in the US, Canada, Ontario, and Australia to contextualize its impact on services to people with disabilities. The medical and social models of disability are explored. Lastly, an overview of the history of libraries and accessibility cements the moral, ethical, and legal reasons to serve people with disabilities.[…] READ MORE

Policy Commons (The world’s largest database for public policy)


The world’s largest database for public policy, with more than 3.2 million reports, working papers, policy briefs, data sources, and media drawn from a directory of more than 24,000 IGOs, NGOs, think tanks, and research centers. It includes over a million pages of premium content from leading publishers and restored from organizations that have disappeared.[…]

How digitalization of industries can empower humanity


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This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration ofThe European Stingwith theWorld Economic Forum.

Author: Åsa Tamsons, Senior Vice-President; Head, Business Area Technologies and New Businesses, Ericsson


  • 5G can play a pivotal role in transforming industries to be more flexible, productive and sustainable.
  • But the digital evolution will also affect human work – it will create new roles that do not exist today while making working environments safer, smarter and more creative.
  • We should not see automation and digital transformation as a way to replace humans; it is about bringing out the best in humans, in collaboration with machines and algorithms.

Have you heard about the veteran trucker from Texas, Tiffany Heathcott? It is a fascinating story about a mother of seven with three grandchildren who has been driving trucks together with her husband across the US for almost ten years. Nowadays…

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{ODUU GADDAA}Hayyuu guddaa tokko dhabne [Obbo Sintaayyoo Tolaa Qana’aa jedhamu.]…[Sad News] We lost one great genius [His name is Mr. Sintayo Tola Kana’a.]…


Inclusive national dialogue and accountability for rights violations can heal Ethiopia from a culture of impunity


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DuniaMekonnenTegegnAuthor: Dunia Mekonnen Tegegn
Human Rights Lawyer and Gender equality advocate

On 3 November 2020, conflict broke out between the Tigray People Liberation Front and Ethiopia’s National Defense Forces when the Tigray People Liberation Front assaulted the Northern command. Due to the conflict in Ethiopia, women and girls continue to bear the brunt of the cruel and inhuman acts committed by all parties involved in the conflict for the last 17 months. Many have lost their lives, suffered sexual violence, been displaced, and starved. Young girls, women living with disability, older women, and refugee women have been the target of brutal sexual violence. These crimes are horrific in nature as they represent the level of vengeance and humiliation pursued by actors to the conflict. Reports have highlighted the extent of these violations and implicated all sides to the conflict in war crimes and crimes against humanity.    

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Canada Commons (The new home for desLibris/Canadian Electronic Library)


For almost 20 years The Canadian Electronic Library has been used by hundreds of Canadian libraries as an authoritative source for Canadian E-books, and government and policy documents.[…]

How does music impact us? | DW Documentary


How does #music impact us? | #DW Documentary

Music affects all levels of the human brain, and directly affects our emotions. Music shapes us in the womb, touches us deeply and can even drive us to perform at our peak. And it can help us to live healthier and happier lives. Neuroscientists like Peter Vuust and Stefan Kölsch are researching the secrets of rhythms and melodies by studying how our brains function and develop. From the University of Bergen in Norway, Stefan Kölsch believes that music may help our bodies to activate healing powers better than many drugs can. When we cook, we hum along to pop songs on the radio. We clap to the beat when a particularly groovy song comes on. Peter Vuust from the Music in the Brain Institute in Aarhus, Denmark, has researched the secret of the groove and knows why there are some songs we just can’t sit still to. In sports, high-energy beats can also motivate better performance. Tom Fritz from the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig has discovered that if we produce the music ourselves during training, we are even more effective. This documentary examines the positive influence music has on us – from infancy to old age.

Librarians push back against book-banning


The goal of Unite Against Book Bans—which also includes the Authors Guild and prominent publishers such as Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster—is “to empower individuals and communities to fight censorship and protect the freedom to read,” according to the ALA.[…]

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