Rob Christopher Marketing Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org CHICAGO- Eschewing mere theory in favor of real-world examples, “ Marketing with Social Media: A LITA Guide,” published by ALA TechSource, offers to-the-point advice for getting up to speed with the world of social media. Ideal for newbies
12/16/2013 - 16:15
Rob Christopher Marketing Coordinator email@example.com CHICAGO — In the years since John J. Huber’s trailblazing book “ Lean Library Management ” was published, budget pressures on libraries have only increased. Yet libraries that have adopted his strategies have turned conventional management
04/21/2015 - 13:36
Rob Christopher Marketing Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org CHICAGO — Now in its fifth edition, Tim Padfield’s “ Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers,” published by Facet Publishing and available through the ALA Store, is an invaluable tool for keeping up to date with the complexities of UK
09/08/2015 - 12:24
Rob Christopher Marketing Coordinator email@example.com CHICAGO — More than just an easy-to-use blogging platform, WordPress is in fact a flexible, open source content management system, making it ideal for many libraries’ websites. “ The Comparative Guide to WordPress in Libraries: A LITA Guide
01/14/2014 - 11:12
Read for Later- “With an assistant of its own, the BBC will have the freedom to experiment with new programs, features and experiences without someone else’s permission to build it in a certain way.”
This week’s headline quotes the BBC on its decision to enter the voice assistant market with its new Beeb assistant, created by an in-house team and designed to understand British accents. The Beeb software will be built into the BBC’s website, its iPlaye ...
MFIGUEROA - 09/09/2019 - 19:37 - Professional Tools
Read for Later- “It’s not that easy to talk about things like file folders, but it is easier for us to talk about organizing.”
This week’s headline quotes John Hunt, marketing manager for Snead (maker of manila folders) and host of that company's " Keeping You Organized " podcast. Since 2013, Snead's branded podcast has built an audience of listeners who downl ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/26/2019 - 20:50 - Professional Tools
Read for Later- "I wished that I had a book club where basically there was no assigned reading but you could just show up"
This week’s headline quotes Guinevere de la Mare, co-founder with Laura Gluhanich of the Silent Book Club, which invites members to meet up at a bar, library, bookstore, or other venue to silently read whatever they would like and talk about anything, bef ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/20/2019 - 01:29 - Professional Tools
This week’s headline quotes Christine Knapp, director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, on the city’s new plan for dealing with the impact of climate change on its neighborhoods, especially those that experience a heat-island effect from a lack ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/12/2019 - 18:45 - Professional Tools
This week’s headline quotes rural entrepreneur Matt Brugger, recounting the advice of Tom Field, director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a program that sees a large portion of its alumni returnin ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/12/2019 - 18:45 - Professional Tools
Read for Later- “YouTube doesn’t care how many videos you watch, they just want you to stay on YouTube”
This week's headline quotes Lindsay Ellis, whose YouTube channel features her video essays about popular films. While Ellis has always made longer videos that work for her style, a growing number of YouTube creators are now shifting to longer videos, ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/29/2019 - 16:01 - Professional Tools
This week’s headline quotes John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, on that company’s decision to move more students to its e-textbooks instead of traditional print books- while Fallon’s talking points speak to generational rent versus own preferences and the opport ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/22/2019 - 20:04 - Professional Tools
Read for Later- “People can have so much more impact if 50% of your day is freed up to do more with your creativity and all of the things that you love about your job”
This week’s headline quotes Andrea Thomaz, co-founder of Diligent Robotics, the creator of the Moxi robot piloted in Texas hospitals to help nurses with the approximately 30% of tasks that do not involve patient interaction, like running errands around t ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/15/2019 - 18:27 - Professional Tools
"Anonymity is as important for librarians to understand, support, and promote as privacy": an interview with Alison Macrina and Talya Cooper
This post is reproduced from the ALAStore in recognition of the publication of the latest title in the Library Futures series. Will the rise of anonymity and the vulnerabilities it exposes, especially for governments and businesses, lead to a movement a ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/15/2019 - 14:44 - Professional Tools
Read for Later- "Income inequality is at the bottom of this. We need to target and attack [it] aggressively."
This week’s headline quotes Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles, director of the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University, responding to new research that points to substantial declines in the self-reported health of Americans in the lowest income g ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/08/2019 - 15:34 - Professional Tools