What happened in the world of libraries last month? Basically lots of cool resources and archives went online, exciting librarians everywhere. Read on for more …

http://ailanet.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/young_adult_winner.jpgGeneral library news and events

McDonald’s tries putting books in Happy Meals

2016 American Indian Youth Literature Awards Announced

The White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy looks back at the progress made in open-data initiatives in 2015, including  tools to make it easier to compare the cost of college, housing and health care.

A Seattle journalist wonders: why are universities fighting open education?

Professional Involvement

5 minute librarian launches the “Spoilers, Sweetie!” blog; needs librarians to write spoilers for award-winning books

Killer Resources for Librarians

The pop culture world lost its mind over the new Simpsons quote finder, a database of three million searchable screengrabs

The Global Oneness Project: a collection of multicultural films, photo essays, and articles that ‘explore cultural, social, and environmental issues with a humanistic lens,’ plus many paired lesson plans for high school/college classrooms.

The Rosa Park papers go online (courtesy of the National Archives)