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  1. Adulthood: A Process, Not an Event

    From local practices to national policies, there is growing acknowledgement that becoming an adult is a process, not just a date on a calendar. This concept is rooted in research that identifies a unique stage of physiological and social development betwe ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/17/2017 - 13:17 - Libraries Transform

  2. Read for Later – “Memories shared among groups…through sites such as Facebook and Instagram, blur the line between individual and collective memories”

    This week’s headline is from Harvard psychologist Daniel Schacter quoted in a fascinating article from Nature exploring the ways that social networks may be changing how we form and perpetuate memories as individuals and as groups. A quick note that there ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/13/2017 - 16:02 - Libraries Transform

  3. Read for Later – "A system of distributed trust across multiple people and sources"

    This week's headline comes from a new report from the Data & Society Research Institute and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, “ How Youth Navigate the News Landscape.” It's a fascinating read, reminding us that young people are so ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/06/2017 - 19:44 - Libraries Transform

  4. Read for Later – “Technology as a tool to promote equity and uplift those that need help the most”

    This week’s headline comes from a TechCrunch  article announcing the availability of a new smart cities report from the National League of Cities. The report frames smart cities as an investment in equity and justice – a welcome vision and motivation for ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/27/2017 - 21:00 - Libraries Transform

  5. Libraries Transforming Communities: Origins and Outlook

    SOSTMAN's blog As ALA and its partners roll out Libraries Transforming Communities: Models for Change, we thought it would be helpful to share ALA’s goals and the history behind this initiative. Librarians: Facilitators and Change Leaders Over the pa ...

    SOSTMAN - 03/15/2017 - 09:34 - Libraries Transform

  6. 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

  7. 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 - 02/21/2017 - 17:53 - Libraries Transform

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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