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Google to Revise Search Rankings to Downplay Fake News, Hate Speech | April 25, 2017

Fake news | Google | Information retrievalby Wayne RashNEWS ANALYSIS: Google says it will downgrade the search rank of websites that show a clear pattern of distributing fake news, hate spe...
NY Librarians Meetup · 3d ago

Meet the 13-Year-Old Pakistani Girl on a Mission to Read the World | April 24, 2017

Reading | Books | World Book Day | LiteratureCelebrating World Book Day Every DayA year ago, 12-year-old Aisha Esbhani, sitting in her home in Karachi, Pakistan, looked up at her bookshelf ...
NY Librarians Meetup · 3d ago

Tips for Donating Old Books Without Being A Jerk | by Peter Derk 03-27-2017

Books | Libraries | Donations I work at two places that accept donations of used books: a library and a bookstore that serves as a front for a non-profit. Okay, the bookstore funds the non...
NY Librarians Meetup · 1w ago

How to Read a Whole Damn Book Every Week | by Kevin Nguyen

Books | Reading | TipsIt may sound difficult, but the secret to reading a book every week is to not be precious about it.Every year, I read over a hundred books. This means I polish off som...
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Opening of UN files on Holocaust will 'rewrite chapters of history' | Monday 17 April 2017

Holocaust | Archives | Jewish history | War crimesSurvivors visit the former Auschwitz-Birkenau camp in Poland on the anniversary of its liberation. Photograph: Kuba Ociepa/Agencja Gazeta/Re...
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Anne Frank Who? Museums Combat Ignorance About the Holocaust | MARCH 21, 2017

Museums | Holocaust | ExhibitionsBy NINA SIEGAL Anne Frank in 1939, six years before her death. Credit Agence France-Presse — Getty Images   AMSTERDAM — “She hid Jews?”Aleatha H...
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We Are New Yorkers: A Reading List for NYC Immigrant Heritage Week | April 14, 2017

Reader's Advisory | Immigrants in the U.S. | NYPLElizabeth Waters, Mid-Manhattan Library Happy Immigrant Heritage Week! Since 2004, New York City has celebrated Immigrant Heritage Week aroun...
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10 Books I Wish My White Teachers Had Read | By Crystal Paul Apr 11 2016

African-American literature | Diversity | Blacks in the U.S. | Readers's Advisory I can only remember having two nonwhite teachers during my time in school. From my early years at underfund...
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Rebuilding Mosul's libraries book by book | 12 april 2017

Iraq | Archives | Manuscriptsby Neveen YoussefMany of Mosul University's buildings were destroyed by IS When Islamic State (IS) militants occupied Mosul University in June 2...
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James Baldwin’s Archive, Long Hidden, Comes (Mostly) Into View | April 12, 2017

Arts | American writers | African-American culture | Archivesby JENNIFER SCHUESSLER A page from “The Amen Corner,” a three-act play by James Baldwin, part of his personal papers that are n...