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Information Today
Vol. 37 No. 4 — May/June 2020
Looking for the Helpers
by Brandi Scardilli

What an awful time we’re living through. As I write this (mid-April 2020), I know I don’t have to remind you about the stress the global pandemic has been causing on a daily basis. The pace of print publishing means that we’re using NewsBreaks ( for our primary, ongoing COVID-19 coverage. But you’ll still find some mentions of it in this issue. We the People provides excerpts from two NewsBreaks on page 6. We always like to look for the helpers (thanks, Mr. Rogers!): Justin Hoenke interviews a librarian who has plenty of positive messages to share despite her new job being in limbo (p. 4), and Sophia Guevara describes what some libraries are doing while they’re closed to continue to provide quality services (p. 12). In addition, David King (p. 13) and George Pike (p. 28) share baseball-related stories to help make up for the sport’s delayed season.

The features look at Gale’s new Women’s Studies Archive installment (p. 14), a new trend in law libraries (p. 16), whether advice columns are good information sources (p. 18), and EBSCO Information Services’ latest partnerships (p. 20).

Lauree Padgett highlights important things to know about accessibility in marketing materials (p. 26). In the EContent section, Marianne Kay talks about accessibility too, sharing the must-do’s for compliance on the web (p. 39). Also in EContent: Linda Pophal discusses the latest trends in influencer marketing (p. 36), and Cory Schmidt explores the rise of in-house content creation (p. 38). Brandi Scardilli

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