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June 2020 | XXXVIII. Issue 2

Editorial: Bigger Than a Building
Diane Foote, Illinois Library Association
The Public Library's Role During Elections: Voter Education in a Post-Truth Era
Nate Gass and Haley Samuelson, Cook Memorial Public Library District
Public Libraries Versus the Echo Chamber
Don McKay, Sheehan Nagle Hartray Architects
When Libraries and Makers Meet: Increasing Community Engagement through Maker Activities
Tana Petrov, Fountaindale Public Library District
“Where Is Your Quiet Area?” Helping Patrons Unplug from a Plugged-In World
Kim Tipton, McHenry County College Library
Library Burnout: It’s Common and Okay to Admit!
Sarah McHone-Chase, Northern Illinois University Libraries

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