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  1. Read for Later- "Progress now requires humanity coming together not just as cities or nations, but also as a global community"

    This week’s headline comes from Mark Zuckerberg’s “ Building Global Community ” open letter, redefining the mission of the largest social network. In The Atlantic ’s analysis of the manifesto’s implications for journalism, it pays special attention to Fac ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/20/2017 - 20:35 - Libraries Transform

  2. Fast Casual at the Library? We’re so Glad You Asked!

    While closely linked to the millennial generation, the “fast casual” concept, in fact, has much broader reach: easily accessible and fresh ingredients are two of its hallmarks that have wide appeal; opportunities for social connection around eating furthe ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/17/2017 - 15:41 - Libraries Transform

  3. Read for Later – “Give people more beautiful, functional space to do with as they please”

    This week’s headline comes from a piece in Wired that considers the benefit of open public spaces in times of peace and protest. As many of us know, these public spaces are key to the economic and social health of communities. You can always check out the ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/13/2017 - 16:39 - Libraries Transform

  4. Read for Later- "A pastoral place…where the exchange of ideas and inventions remains unsullied by, well, the usual"

    This week's headline comes from Wired 's description of the new Lego Life social network, a space built for kids to share and collaborate around their Lego creations. Such spaces, all of us know, have value in today's society and require ca ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/07/2017 - 21:54 - Libraries Transform

  5. Read for Later- "The way we work must change"

    This week’s headline comes from  The New York Times ’s new “ Journalism That Stands Apart ” report – and it’s a refrain that ALA Past President Sari Feldman told me has been in her mind since she saw a short article about the report just a few weeks ago. ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/31/2017 - 10:28 - Libraries Transform

  6. Exploring Our Foundations in Times of Change

    Day 3 of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries This article was originally published by  American Libraries Magazine.  Sarah Houghton, director of San Rafael (Calif.) Public Library, discusses 21st-century library ethics at the Symposium on the Future ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/26/2017 - 14:05 - Libraries Transform

  7. Basic Income

    Basic income – frequently referred to as universal basic income – is a payment from the government to all people in society, regardless of their income or work circumstances, meant to guarantee basic needs like food and shelter as well as enable individua ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/14/2017 - 15:28 - Libraries Transform

  8. Library Service in a World That’s Getting Closer

    Day 2 of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries considers libraries as civic innovators This article was originally published by  American Libraries Magazine.  Anthony Marx and Brian Bannon in conversation about libraries' roles as civic spaces. Ov ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/24/2017 - 14:14 - Libraries Transform

  9. A Welcoming and Empowering Future

    Day 1 of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries focuses on positive power This article was originally published by American Libraries Magazine.  The Symposium's plenary session featured (from left) Moderator Charlotte Roh of the University of San F ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/24/2017 - 11:01 - Libraries Transform

  10. 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

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