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  1. Read for Later- “Nobody is going to hand us this. We have to step up and raise our voices.”

    This week’s headline quotes Jamie Margolin, the 17-year-old founder and executive director of Zero Hour, a group working on the March 15th international day of environmental action (BuzzFeed News “A huge climate change movement led by teenage girls is swe ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/18/2019 - 19:19 - Professional Tools

  2. Read for Later- “It’s not just to make them feel better in the short-term, but to better equip them for later in life”

    This week’s headline quotes Dr. Jessica Deighton, an associate professor in child mental health and well-being at University College London, who is leading a British government trial program that will have students practice mindfulness as part of a study ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/11/2019 - 20:40 - Professional Tools

  3. Speaking of Self-Care: Tending to Our Spirits

    By: Cathleen Miller, Curator, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England   As workers, we spend our lives tending to the needs of our organizations, our patrons, and our co-workers. Whether you work in a supportive or a difficult environmen ...

    AHAYES - 02/08/2019 - 09:19 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Q&A with Cynthia Palacios and Eva M.L. Rios-Alvarado: community organizing and the founding of Librarians of Color, Los Angeles

    Cynthia Palacios, she/her/hers, was born to Central American migrant parents and raised in South Central Los Angeles, hence her interest in social justice. After completing her B.A. in Political Science, Cynthia realized that she can best help empower min ...

    BJARNAGIN - 02/05/2019 - 09:49 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Read for Later- "People are coming back, and the younger they are, the more frequently they're coming back, which is interesting"

    This week’s headline quotes Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail, on the company’s success with its Today at Apple programming, which offers over 50 free classes covering coding, photography, music, video editing, photo walks, and emoj ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/04/2019 - 20:52 - Professional Tools

  6. Self-Care: Because You Deserve It

    By: Erika Lehtonen, Youth Services Librarian, Shelton Timberland Library   When you work in libraries, you give so much of yourself to other people. While most of my experience has been in public libraries, I can imagine library workers from different fie ...

    AHAYES - 02/01/2019 - 20:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Reflections on the 2019 Youth Media Awards

    By: Jody Gray, Director, ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services 2019 marked the first year that three affiliates of the American Library Association (ALA) were included in the Youth Media Awards (YMA) announcements. The American Indian L ...

    JGRAY - 01/30/2019 - 14:57 - 1 comment - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Read for Later- “A frictionless experience is part of the future.”

    This week’s headline quotes Lindon Gao, co-founder of retail technology company Caper, who says that the cashierless shopping model will be a hybrid- “Some people like the interaction. Some people don't want to deal with anyone and just get what they ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/29/2019 - 22:35 - Professional Tools

  9. Read for Later- “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today.”

    As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, this week’s headline quotes Dr. King from a speech delivered in 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City. While Dr. King spoke of the urgency of civil rights and social change in the 1960s, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/21/2019 - 21:11 - Professional Tools

  10. Read for Later- “There’s no reason everyone can’t be a college student and engaged in what this community has to offer for the entirety of their lives”

    This week’s headline quotes Arizona State University president Michael Crow at a groundbreaking ceremony for ASU Mirabella, a new retirement housing complex under construction at the university that will allow residents to take classes, make use of campus ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/14/2019 - 20:23 - Professional Tools