Senate Commerce Committee Announces Hearing To Examine Extremist Propaganda on Social Media Platforms

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled “Terrorism and Social Media: #IsBigTechDoingEnough?” at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The hearing will examine the steps social media platforms are taking to combat the spread of extremist propaganda over the Internet.


  • Ms. Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management, Facebook
  • Ms. Juniper Downs, Global Head of Public Policy and Government Relations, YouTube
  • Mr. Carlos Monje, Director, Public Policy and Philanthropy, Twitter

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
10:00 a.m.
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

This hearing will take place in Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on


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Library News: Report of Acquisitions, Database update, & Happy Holidays!

Here is a list of titles received from 6/1/17 to present.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REPORT OF ACQUISITIONS   (Google Drive — let me know if you have trouble viewing it)

These are titles that have been ordered on the following funds: communication studies, video funds, journalism, legal studies, IMC, CMD, & TVR.   There is a separate tab for e-book purchases.    Please be sure to check the catalog for location and status.  New Books might be on the new books shelf as you enter the library, in the stacks, checked out, or at the binders.

Thank you for your order recommendations.  You can order a book or video purchase by emailing me. If you’d like a list of potential titles for purchase on a particular subject, let me know.  Funds are currently about 50% spent.   They must be 100% spent by mid-March.

New book titles (in general) can always be browsed on the BOOKS tab of the  library’s homepage; you can also browse new films under the FILM tab.

Thank you, too, for inviting me to your classes & referring students to me.  Here are all my Research Guides.  If you would like me to create one on a special topic or for your class, contact me.  It is never too early to schedule a class!

Database news:

  • Historical Newspapers:  we’ve added the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, and the Washington Post to our digital access; we always had the NYT and the WSJ.

  • LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni.  The link to LexisNexis Academic will disappear soon.  There are print guides, video guides, and the ability to sign up for online training on the Nexis Uni support page.  See me for questions or training.

Hope everyone has a happy and healthy holiday!    To see our hours over break, click here for our calendar: — you can scroll forward to January.  I plan to be out-of-the office from Saturday, December 23rd through Wednesday, January, 3rd.

Giving Tuesday: If you love wildlife, consider contributing to the Wildlife Wishing Well (Ithaca) that rescues, rehabilitates and releases animals” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Read more about it in the Ithaca Times

LexisNexis Academic is now Nexis Uni

Access Nexis Uni:

Nexis Uni webinar registration (free online training):  Webinar registration page

Nexis Uni support page:

The LexisNexis Academic link will be removed from the databases list on January 2. Nexis Uni is the interface that is replacing it. The content is the same.