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  1. Read for Later – “We have come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now”

    In the U.S. today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In honor of Dr. King, this week’s headline comes from his “I Have a Dream” speech. His inspiration and vision continues to drive so much of our work for the future. Two quick notes: If you are att ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/16/2017 - 17:04 - Libraries Transform

  2. Read for Later- "A cultural change about how we make sense of information, whom we trust, and how we understand our own role in grappling with information"

    This week’s headline comes from danah boyd’s insightful essay, “Did media literacy backfire?”, one of several articles that really piqued my interest this week.   Several kind people took time last week to let me know what they were reading to prepare the ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/09/2017 - 16:42 - Libraries Transform

  3. Read for Later- “We’re simply getting better at helping people contribute more”

    Happy New Year! This week’s quote could be a good resolution for 2017- it comes from Rob Austin, a professor at Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and an advocate for recruiting neurodiverse employees, as shared in The Atlantic ’s a ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/03/2017 - 09:39 - Libraries Transform

  4. Libraries Transforming Communities: Academic Libraries

    Partner Organizations Trainings Introductory Webinar "Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change Overview" Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 1- 2 p.m. CST Type: Virtual Library Types: All Register Now Series 2: For academic libraries — Fall 201 ...

    SOSTMAN - 01/19/2017 - 09:45 - Libraries Transform

  5. Libraries Transforming Communities: Small, Mid-Sized and/or Rural Public Libraries

    Partner Organizations Trainings Introductory Webinar "Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change Overview" Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 1- 2 p.m. CST Type: Virtual Library Types: All Register Now Series 3: For libraries serving small, mid- ...

    SOSTMAN - 01/19/2017 - 10:05 - Libraries Transform

  6. Libraries Transforming Communities: Large and/or Urban Public Libraries

    Partner Organizations Trainings Introductory Webinar "Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change Overview" Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, 1- 2 p.m. CST Type: Virtual Library Types: All Register Now Series 1: For libraries serving large and/o ...

    SOSTMAN - 01/19/2017 - 09:44 - Libraries Transform

  7. Libraries Transforming Communities: Turning Outward (2014-15)

    Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC) was an ALA initiative with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. The two-year initiative, offered in 2014-15 and made possibly by a grant from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, offered training and re ...

    SOSTMAN - 01/18/2017 - 10:53 - Libraries Transform

  8. Read for Later – “We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves"

    This week’s headline is from Adam Mosseri, Facebook Vice President for News Feed, announcing some of the platform's new strategies for addressing hoaxes and fake news. I believe in giving people a voice, but I also believe that there is verifiable in ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/19/2016 - 22:26 - Libraries Transform

  9. Read for Later – “The way in which you see results and the types of results you see…has an impact on your perspective”

    This week’s headline comes from Martin Moore, director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication, and Power at King’s College, London, as quoted in The Guardian ’s fascinating article, “ Google, democracy and the truth about internet search.” Th ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/12/2016 - 18:58 - Libraries Transform

  10. Read for Later – “One piece of a bigger puzzle that we have to put together”

    This week’s headline quotes Carrie Budoff Brown, editor of Politico, from a New York Times article about media coverage for US President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets. The article provides an interesting look at information access and coverage in a complex ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/06/2016 - 09:23 - Libraries Transform

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