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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. 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

  3. Thinking Money for Kids Site Support Notebook

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    brussell3 - 06/03/2019 - 16:34 - Professional Tools

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Library After Dark: After-Hours Programming for Adults

    Wednesday, 5/22/2019 Due to everyday commitments, adults can't always make it to library programs during regular business hours. Being more flexible with program times and branching out to alternate locations can boost attendance and be a lot of fun ...

    SOAKLEY - 05/23/2019 - 09:03 - Professional Tools

  7. 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

  8. Americans and the Holocaust: Traveling Exhibition Application Guidelines

    APPLICATION RECEIPT DEADLINE: August 9, 2019 Date posted: June 17, 2019  Apply online:  https://apply.ala.org/USHolocaustMuseum Questions? Contact the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office at 1-800-545-2433, ext. 5045, or publicprogram ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/18/2019 - 09:51 - Professional Tools

  9. Americans and the Holocaust: A Traveling Exhibition for Libraries

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invite public and academic libraries to apply to host Americans and the Holocaust, a traveling exhibition that examines the motives, pres ...

    SOSTMAN - 06/18/2019 - 09:49 - Professional Tools

  10. Read for Later- “There are a million options. If people don’t like us that’s fine. They’re allowed. For the people who do want to be here, we’re here.”

    This week’s headline quotes Sam Thonis, co-owner with Regina Dellea of Getaway, an alcohol-free bar in Brooklyn, on the growth of alcohol-free social spaces in cities and communities filled with specific venues catering to specific interests (BBC “The ris ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/20/2019 - 19:43 - Professional Tools