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Daily Archives: February 9, 2021

LibGuide – Congressional Twitter Accounts: Home

UC San Diego Library – “Many Senators and Representatives are active on Twitter, often issuing statements there rather than posting official press releases to their websites. This list is intended to help users identify and quickly access the Twitter accounts of those in the current 117th Congress. The lists are arranged alphabetically by last name, and identify the home state and political party for each person. An Excel file is also available for download, if you wish to sort the data in other ways. You do not need a Twitter account to access these sites and read tweets, but you will need an account if you wish to interact (e.g. “like” or respond to a tweet). With deep appreciation to my student assistant, Savannah Bollinger, for compiling the list and creating this guide.”

Browser ‘Favicons’ Can Be Used as Undeletable ‘Supercookies’ to Track You Online

Vice: “Favicons are one of those things that basically every website uses but no one thinks about. When you’ve got 100 tabs open, the little icon at the start of every browser tab provides a logo for the window you’ve opened. Twitter uses the little blue bird, Gmail is a red mail icon, and Wikipedia… Continue Reading

How to (properly) get rid of all your e-waste

Mashable: “…“Globally, e-waste is the most traded hazardous waste on the planet,” Jim Puckett, the executive director of the Basel Action Network (BAN) said. BAN is an electronics recycling watchdog organization that monitors where electronic waste ends up after being “recycled.” Unfortunately, all too often, e-waste from affluent countries like the U.S. gets shipped offshore… Continue Reading

The Capitol Siege: The Arrested And Their Stories

NPR: “Nearly every day since insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, the list of those charged in the attack has grown longer. The government has now identified more than 200 suspects in the Jan. 6 rioting, which ended with five people dead, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer. As Congress considers a presidential impeachment in response… Continue Reading

Why 2021 Is Setting Up to Be a Pivotal Year for Digital Content in Libraries

Publishers Weekly:  “As the calendar turned to 2021, it dawned on me that I have now been working with the American Library Association on e-book and digital content issues for a decade. My work with ALA began in 2011, when then-president Molly Raphael asked me to co-chair the association’s inaugural Digital Content and Libraries Working… Continue Reading

Orientation to Legal Research Webinar on U.S. Federal Statutes

“Join Senior Legal Reference Librarian Elizabeth Osborne in our next webinar in the Orientation to Legal Research Series on U.S. Federal Statutes this Thursday February 11th at 11:00 am EST. The Orientation to Legal Research Series is designed to introduce legal sources and research techniques. These orientations, taught by reference librarians, are typically offered… Continue Reading

Women in National Governments Around the Globe: Fact Sheet

CRS Report – Women in National Governments Around the Globe: Fact Sheet, Updated February 8, 2021: ‘Women and girls make up half of the world’s population; however, in most countries, women are under represented in the political process at the national level. As this report shows, women currently hold 25.4% of legislative seats around the… Continue Reading

Forbes – Amerca’s Best Large Employers

Forbes: “It’s a tough time to be a job seeker. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. economy has lost nearly 10 million jobs and the unemployment rate has reached 6.3%. But the companies featured on our list of America’s Best Large Employers are trying hard to attract and retain top talent—many while… Continue Reading

To beat Zoom fatigue, your workplace needs fewer meetings and more data

Fortune – “More than being expensive, useless meetings are a quick way to stunt team productivity. Across industries, research shows that it takes 25 minutes to return your concentration back to an original task after a significant interruption. Meetings also increase the likelihood of people committing errors during a task, because they miss or repeat important components. And in… Continue Reading

Unrest at the Capitol: Potential Violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice

CRS Legal Sidebar – Unrest at the Capitol: Potential Violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, February 5, 2021: “After the unrest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, sources reported that current and former military service members were among the participants in the unrest. These reports prompted several Members of Congress to… Continue Reading