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  1. Read for Later – “Tech is going to be something kids adopt. The question is how this will happen.”

    This week’s headline quotes Parker Thompson, a father of three children between 6 months to 8 years old, responding to the announcement of the new Messenger Kids  app from Facebook (The New York Times “New Facebook app for children ignites debate among fa ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/11/2017 - 20:12 - Professional Tools

  2. Read for Later – “Rebuilding trust will [be] a long-term process and will require the commitment of publishers, platforms, and [news] consumers over many years.”

    This week’s headline quotes the Digital News Project 2017 report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism – the report analyzed thousands of open-ended responses from news consumers in the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Germa ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/04/2017 - 22:13 - Professional Tools

  3. Read for Later- “I wanted to have a positive impact, and that just felt very distant in my other jobs out of college”

    This week’s headline quotes 32-year-old farmer Liz Whitehurst, the owner of Owl’s Nest Farm, on her decision to join a growing movement of highly educated, ex-urban, first-time farmers (The Washington Post “A growing number of young Americans are leaving ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/27/2017 - 21:25 - Professional Tools

  4. LTC | Libraries Foster Community Engagement

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    SBIRES - 12/11/2017 - 15:40 - Professional Tools

  5. LTC | Programming Librarian

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    SBIRES - 12/11/2017 - 15:40 - Professional Tools

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    SBIRES - 12/11/2017 - 15:39 - Professional Tools

  7. Read for Later – "We're fundamentally changing the way we talk with riders to give them better and clearer information"

    This week’s headline quotes Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Jon Weinstein as the MTA makes a series of changes, including a switch from gender-specific terms like "ladies and gentlemen" to more inclusive language like "passe ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/20/2017 - 21:11 - Professional Tools

  8. Read for Later – “Algorithms are not a substitute for human intervention, and when it comes to creating a safe environment for children, you need humans.”

    This week’s headline quotes Josh Golin, Executive Director of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, noting the proliferation of inappropriate videos on YouTube Kids, where algorithms lead the curation of content (The New York Times “On YouTube Kid ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/13/2017 - 23:12 - Professional Tools

  9. TRHT GSC: Implementation Team

    ALA and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation are grateful to the following members of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (TRHT GSC) Implementation Team. These humanities scholars, programming librarians, racial healing practitioners ...

    SOSTMAN - 12/01/2017 - 12:47 - Professional Tools

  10. TRHT GSC: National Advisors

    ALA and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation are grateful to the following individuals for their guidance and participation as National Advisors to the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (TRHT GSC). Lessa Pelayo-Lozada is a young readers ...

    SOSTMAN - 12/01/2017 - 12:46 - Professional Tools