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  1. Focus on Committees and Interest Groups- Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group

    This month we are visiting with the  Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group! Read on to learn about what they do and how you can get involved. 1) What’s the mission of the Collection Evaluation and Assessment Interest Group? To offer a forum ...

    ANEATROUR - 05/23/2017 - 17:53 - ALCTS News

  2. New Leadership for ProQuest and Ex Libris

    By Marshall Breeding The board of directors of ProQuest has announced that Matti Shem Tov, President Ex Libris will assume leadership of the entire ProQuest organization, succeeding current CEO Kurt Sanford. This change comes a year and 4 months after the ...

    SIMBURGIA - 05/23/2017 - 09:27 - Professional Tools

  3. Read for Later – “We would be wise to chip in — or let them take over the future for themselves.”

    This week’s headline is Farhad Manjoo’s conclusion to his article, “ Google, not the government, is building the future,” a look at how the five technology giants – Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft – are working on world-changing ideas while governme ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/22/2017 - 22:40 - Libraries Transform

  4. ALCTS Bylaws Special Election Opens

    The special election to vote on a proposed set of ALCTS bylaws is open as of 9:00am Central Time, Friday, May 19, 2017. To access the ballot, you must login onto ALA Connect with your ALA login/password. The ballot will appear as a post under the My Divis ...

    KCASCIO - 05/19/2017 - 08:59 - ALCTS News

  5. Introducing our Anniversary Cohort Champions

    Our Anniversary theme is Spectrum's 20 Years: A Celebration of Community-- because more than anything else, that is what we are, a Community! To support our celebration, volunteers are serving as Cohort Champions for each of our 20 years to help stre ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 05/22/2017 - 11:56 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Read for Later – “We want kids to feel like we’re discovering these things with them. We’re not experts either”

    This week’s headline features a quote from Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR’s first-ever children’s podcast Wow in the World, explaining how the new show will take narrative lessons from adult shows like Invisibilia and S-Town to allow listeners of all ages f ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/15/2017 - 21:51 - Libraries Transform

  7. Libraries and the IoT

    The Internet of Things, or IoT, has caused an explosion in the number of everyday devices that are able to collect and transmit data. Librarians recognize the balancing act required to implement IoT technologies in accordance with core principles of libra ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/16/2017 - 13:37 - Libraries Transform

  8. Asa L. Heyward named Senior Librarian of Teen Services

    Asa L. Heyward, 2015-2016 Scholar, started his first professional position on May1st as the Senior Librarian of Teen Services with the Suffolk Public Library (Virginia) system. Asa graduated with Master of Science in Information from Florida State Univers ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 05/11/2017 - 17:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Intersections | Amira in America

    By Samantha Yanity (syanity@ala.org) | On February 6, 2017 librarians and library advocates gathered from across the country for the Project Welcome: Libraries Serving Refugees and Asylum Summit in downtown Chicago. At the poster session, I was struck by ...

    JAMUNDSEN - 05/17/2017 - 12:26 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Read for Later- “It can be a good learning tool, if used properly.”

    This week's headline quotes Susan B. Neuman, professor of childhood and literacy education at New York University’s department of teaching and learning, part of a team of researchers whose study  explored the educational value of stories delivered en ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/08/2017 - 21:48 - Libraries Transform

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