Link Roundup!

Your weekly links to interesting stories from the world of libraries and archives, books and publishing, and information science.

Got a hot tip? Please send it to (tipsters will be credited!).

Having a “real look” at security in libraries in this day and age – probably most relevant for public libraries, but certainly applicable to academic libraries as well – discussing everything from guns to mental health issues.

A related issue: The opioid epidemic in North America is becoming so urgent that public librarians are learning how to treat overdoses. (Hat-tip to Jennifer Hall!)

“If we seem doomed despite the evidence, why continue to support us?” A roundtable discussion of the challenges facing university presses.

The Venn diagram of bookselling and library work has some interesting areas of overlap, including the necessary agony of returning books, which has much in common with weeding a collection, as well as areas of difference.

Take a Look: An Oral History of Reading Rainbow.”