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Information Today
Vol. 37 No. 5 — July/August 2020
A Tough Time
by Brandi Scardilli

As I write this, we’re entering our fourth month of observing COVID-19 precautions, and protesters in every state and around the world are heroically turning out in droves to demand an end to police violence against Black people and the racist system that enables it. Beyond these global events, we’ve had to cope with losing one of our own: Information Today’s staff writer, Celeste Peterson-Sloss, died on May 8. You’ll find our tribute to her on pages 20–21.

On page 14, Jessica Hilburn shares her favorite digital resources for librarians and issues a call for equitable access to digital content. On page 18, Chi Nwogu shares the second entry in his Games That Inspire Learning series: a video game that shows students how to use chemistry to, well, save the world.

The COVID-19 news this issue comes from We the People, which features a roundup of work-from-home experiences (page 6); Book Review, which examines a free book on disaster response (page 22); International Report, which covers some pandemic effects in the U.K. (page 26); Legal Issues, which discusses the legal implications of contact tracing (page 28); EContent’s feature, which provides tips for avoiding medical misinformation (page 32); and Let’s Get Strategic, which looks at communication lessons learned from the COVID-19 crisis (page 36).

Stay safe. Brandi Scardilli

Brandi Scardilli is Editor of Information Today and Newsbreaks. Send your comments about this article to
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