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  1. The Privilege in Self-Care

    By: Veronica Leigh Milliner; NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Coordinator; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania The library professional is comprised of many people who deeply care. It is noted tha ...

    AHAYES - 04/19/2019 - 08:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Read for Later- “Voice is natural”

    This week’s headline quotes John Brownstein, Boston Children’s Hospital’s chief innovation officer, on a new feature that lets the parents of heart-surgery patients use the hospital’s new Alexa feature to report whether their children are experiencing pai ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/15/2019 - 20:39 - Professional Tools

  3. Book Buddies: A New Program Rollout

    By: Danielle DuPuis, Media Specialist, Hammond High School, Columbia, Maryland Each week, I spend some time browsing our library collection to pull books that students have requested or books that I think a particular student will like. I load up the titl ...

    AHAYES - 04/09/2019 - 20:05 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Read for Later- “It was devised as a kind of Swiss Army knife for artists who can use the whole building as a tool. It’s so flexible that you can even expand the footprint.”

    This week’s headline quotes Liz Diller, partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro and lead architect for The Shed, on the new building’s flexible design featuring open galleries, a 500-seat theater, a creative lab, a flexible events space, and a colossal moving ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/08/2019 - 20:31 - Professional Tools

  5. Peer Mentoring

    By Laura Birkenhauer, Student Success Librarian for Campus Engagement, Miami University Libraries I’ve served in a formal capacity as both a mentor and a mentee, inside and outside of librarianship. We all know that mentoring is unquestionably hard work, ...

    AHAYES - 04/05/2019 - 10:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Read for Later – “It takes more than rhetorical commitments, no matter how well-intended or passionately made.”

    This week’s headline quotes the new “ Field Guide for Urban University-Community Partnerships ” from the University of Virginia’s Thriving Cities Lab, pushing colleges and universities to actively engage with community members in the leadership and govern ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/02/2019 - 01:09 - Professional Tools

  7. Sydney Taylor, Jewish Books, and Building a Better World

      By: Heidi Rabinowitz, Past President of the Association of Jewish Libraries History was made this year when the ALA Youth Media Awards press conference kicked off by naming the winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. Who’s Sydney Taylor and what IS thi ...

    AHAYES - 03/29/2019 - 20:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Read for Later- “What we are seeing now is the luxurification of human engagement”

    This week’s headline quotes Milton Pedraza, the chief executive of the Luxury Institute consulting firm, with his advice to companies on how the wealthiest want to live and spend. The Institute’s research points to a shift in spending toward experiences l ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/25/2019 - 20:07 - Professional Tools

  9. Q&A with Twanna Hodge (2013), interviewed by Nancy García Ramírez (2018)

    Twanna Hodge is a 2013 Spectrum Scholar currently working at SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library as an Academic/Research Librarian. Twanna graduated with her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2015. She earned her Bachelors in Humanities with mino ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/26/2019 - 10:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Read for Later- “You can’t out-Amazon Amazon…What we have to do is marry digital tools with our store experience.”

    This week’s headline quotes Helena Foulkes, the chief executive of Hudson’s Bay, which owns retailers Saks and Lord & Taylor, speaking at An Evening With Code Commerce during the Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. Foulkes and other retail leaders expec ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/18/2019 - 21:03 - Professional Tools