The growth of cities and resurgence of downtowns presents opportunities and challenges to libraries. While sticking to their core principles of equity and access, urban libraries embrace those opportunities, integrating facilities, programs and services i ...
MFIGUEROA - 04/27/2017 - 17:06 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later – “Bring audiences to [a] trusted environment…to support building deeper relationships with our readers”
This week’s headline is excerpted from a Guardian News and Media spokesperson confirming the publication’s removal from Facebook’s Instant Articles platform and Apple News. It’s the latest in a string of news stories detailing newspapers’ growing concern ...
MFIGUEROA - 04/26/2017 - 10:23 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later – “Inextricably connected to modern digital behavior…a hopeful reflection of the things that are good about being young right now”
This week’s headline comes from a long read about the Norwegian teen drama Skam, an innovative approach to storytelling that weaves together real-time clips, social media, and very human experiences to help teenagers better understand their changing world ...
MFIGUEROA - 04/20/2017 - 22:24 - Libraries Transform
This week’s headline comes from NextCity’s recent article highlighting public libraries in Australia. It seems like an appropriate banner as we start National Library Week – a reminder of the connection libraries broker between the physical and the digita ...
MFIGUEROA - 04/10/2017 - 20:06 - Libraries Transform
As trusted, neutral, safe spaces, libraries are ideal institutions to lead dialogue and deliberation (D&D) efforts in communities. But with numerous approaches to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start. Below, the National Coalition f ...
SOSTMAN - 04/26/2017 - 09:46 - Libraries Transform
This week’s headline comes from New Republic ’s “Voices of America” feature exploring the rising popularity of podcasts as highbrow, intellectual content that can just as easily lend themselves to binge-able entertainment or even background soundtracks of ...
MFIGUEROA - 04/03/2017 - 20:46 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later – “Willing to intentionally chart a different course…and develop a more concerted and, perhaps, radical strategy"
This week’s headline is excerpted from Women’s Media Center president Julie Burton's introduction to the new " Status of Women in the U.S. Media 2017 " report showing that the majority of news coverage in the United States is still written ...
MFIGUEROA - 03/27/2017 - 23:37 - Libraries Transform
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
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
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