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  1. Read for Later- “People at the local level in many places don’t feel that their life is improving, given the work they’re putting in and the investment they’re putting in.”

    This week’s headline quotes Andre M. Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution who researches race and structural inequality, on the changing focus in cities from downtown redevelopment to neighborhood investments to address growing income disparities ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/25/2019 - 20:19 - Professional Tools

  2. Public Charge and Its Potential Impact on Library Services

    By: Maggie Shawcross, Adult Services Librarian, High Plains Library District A few months back I was approached by a patron. She asked me if I knew about public charge and its implication to those who were seeking residency status or citizenship. She was ...

    AHAYES - 06/21/2019 - 09:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Read for Later- “The level of information pollution that could happen with systems like this a few years from now could just get bizarre.”

    This week’s headline quotes Alec Radford, a researcher at OpenAI, arguing that new artificial intelligence technologies could help governments, companies, and other organizations spread disinformation far more efficiently (The New York Times “How A.I. cou ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/18/2019 - 00:56 - Professional Tools

  4. Building Bridges: Creating Success Before the First Year

      By: April Sheppard, Assistant Library Director, Arkansas State University Working in an academic library, one quickly learns the impact that library use can have on first-year student success. Not only do we get immediate feedback in the thanks we recei ...

    AHAYES - 06/13/2019 - 09:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Read for Later- “Having less information about where you live and the people you live with…I can’t think that’s a good thing.”

    This week’s headline quotes Dennis Deninger, professor of practice at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, on the demise of another information and cultural resource in small and rural communities: not the local newspaper, but t ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/10/2019 - 21:05 - Professional Tools

  6. Intangible Barriers: One Approach for Senior Adult Services

      By: Celise Reech-Harper, Associate Director, Beauregard Parish Library Accessibility and inclusivity are often discussed in terms of physical barriers to reaching resources: distances that are too long, rooms that are not navigable, presentations that a ...

    AHAYES - 06/06/2019 - 09:00 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Read for Later- “A life that is simpler, not a life where we keep producing more and more running faster and faster, and having more and more products to choose from.”

    This week’s headline quotes Giorgos Kallis, an environmental scientist and political ecologist at The Autonomous University of Barcelona, from his 2015 paper, “Imaginaries of Hope: The Utopianism of Degrowth” – the degrowth movement sees economic growth a ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/06/2019 - 14:43 - Professional Tools

  8. Academic Libraries Have Outreach Too!: University of Michigan and the Washtenaw County Summer Youth Program

      By: Monica Porter, Access Services Supervisor, University of Michigan, Shapiro Library and Substitute Librarian, Ypsilanti District Library Academic Outreach and Young People! I am an Access Services Supervisor and a librarian by degree at the Universit ...

    AHAYES - 05/31/2019 - 13:40 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Read for Later- “To what extent should we be addressing developmental needs and to what extent should we be enforcing college norms?”

    This week’s headline quotes Dr. Julia Duncheon, an assistant professor at the University of Texas El Paso, who studies dual credit, dual enrollment, and early colleges, on the growing popularity and challenges in opportunities for high school students to ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/27/2019 - 23:34 - Professional Tools

  10. Homeschoolers and the Public Library

      By: Christina Caputo, Youth Services Librarian, Arlington Heights Memorial Library Once upon a time, in a land not so far away, all children were homeschooled. Presently, home-based learning has rising numbers of families opting for home-based teaching ...

    AHAYES - 05/23/2019 - 09:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues