“Need extra help?” and a link to Google. That's the response you get when you stump the DoNotPay chatbot lawyer, which has expanded its legal counsel across the United States to help address parking tickets and other minor infractions. Most of us wou ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/17/2017 - 16:53 - Libraries Transform
Confronting inequality is integral to the history of libraries and remains at the heart of library service today. The same materials, programs and services are available to anyone who walks through the library’s doors, no matter the size (or existence) of ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/12/2017 - 13:22 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later- "The physical store was the place to learn about products, inspect them—now we can learn about them on social media"
This week’s headline quotes Anthony Dukes, associate professor of marketing at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business, in an article from Advertising Age about the demise of retail flagship locations. Several recent artic ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/10/2017 - 21:43 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later – “We’re trying to use the very forces that are disrupting the economy — technology and data — to drive a labor market that helps all Americans”
This week’s headline quotes Zoë Baird, chief executive of the Markle Foundation, from a New York Times article on skills-oriented hiring, training, and education that helps individuals find a career pathway even if they do not pursue a traditional four-ye ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/03/2017 - 20:17 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later – “The new smart will be determined not by what or how you know but by the quality of your thinking, listening, relating, collaborating, and learning.”
This week’s headline comes from Ed Hess, Professor of Business Administration at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, writing about the cognitive and emotional skills that will be needed in the age of artificial intelligence. A ...
MFIGUEROA - 06/28/2017 - 19:18 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later- “They will want their personal space to become one of smart mobility, connecting them and relevant information to act upon.”
This week’s headline quotes Hakan Kostepen, executive director for strategy and innovation at Panasonic’s automotive systems unit, from a New York Times article about the future interiors of driverless cars. A quick reminder if you are attending the ALA ...
MFIGUEROA - 06/19/2017 - 20:42 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later- "If we want everyone to have a shot at participating in those new VR-based roles and economies, it’s important that we help people see what’s coming."
This week’s headline quotes Cindy Ball, Oculus' education program manager, from a statement announcing a new program that will place 100 Oculus Rift headsets and VR-ready PC systems in 90 libraries throughout California. If you are attending the ALA ...
MFIGUEROA - 06/12/2017 - 21:40 - Libraries Transform
The exponential growth of data in our hyper-connected world raises a number of questions, starting with: what do we do with all of it? In response, librarians innovate and collaborate to serve their communities as they endeavor to locate, gather, analyze, ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/12/2017 - 13:20 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later- “Mayors are cognizant of the tremendous challenges and opportunities ahead as disruption on the political and technological fronts continues to take hold”
This week’s headline borrows from the conclusion to the National League of Cities' 2017 State of the Cities report as the nation’s mayors contend with changing political and technological landscapes. A quick note that there will not be a version of ...
MFIGUEROA - 06/12/2017 - 17:51 - Libraries Transform
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