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  1. Subscribe to ALA TechSource Publications- Discount

    Save 35% on your subscription! Fill out the webform below to claim your discounted subscription pricing. Prices below reflect a 35% discount on current subscription prices!  Don't miss your chance to save: purchase your subscription today.  About the ...

    MILLER@URBANINS... - 03/13/2019 - 10:59 - Professional Tools

  2. Read for Later- “Voice is natural”

    This week’s headline quotes John Brownstein, Boston Children’s Hospital’s chief innovation officer, on a new feature that lets the parents of heart-surgery patients use the hospital’s new Alexa feature to report whether their children are experiencing pai ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/15/2019 - 20:39 - Professional Tools

  3. Read for Later- “It was devised as a kind of Swiss Army knife for artists who can use the whole building as a tool. It’s so flexible that you can even expand the footprint.”

    This week’s headline quotes Liz Diller, partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro and lead architect for The Shed, on the new building’s flexible design featuring open galleries, a 500-seat theater, a creative lab, a flexible events space, and a colossal moving ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/08/2019 - 20:31 - Professional Tools

  4. The Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity application

    The Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity is given annually to a librarian who has overcome adversity and create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers.   1 Start ...

    RGERBER - 01/27/2019 - 11:41 - Professional Tools

  5. Read for Later – “It takes more than rhetorical commitments, no matter how well-intended or passionately made.”

    This week’s headline quotes the new “ Field Guide for Urban University-Community Partnerships ” from the University of Virginia’s Thriving Cities Lab, pushing colleges and universities to actively engage with community members in the leadership and govern ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/02/2019 - 01:09 - Professional Tools

  6. Read for Later- “What we are seeing now is the luxurification of human engagement”

    This week’s headline quotes Milton Pedraza, the chief executive of the Luxury Institute consulting firm, with his advice to companies on how the wealthiest want to live and spend. The Institute’s research points to a shift in spending toward experiences l ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/25/2019 - 20:07 - Professional Tools

  7. Read for Later- “You can’t out-Amazon Amazon…What we have to do is marry digital tools with our store experience.”

    This week’s headline quotes Helena Foulkes, the chief executive of Hudson’s Bay, which owns retailers Saks and Lord & Taylor, speaking at An Evening With Code Commerce during the Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. Foulkes and other retail leaders expec ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/18/2019 - 21:03 - Professional Tools

  8. Read for Later- “Maybe someday, when robots are more advanced than today, and everyone has them in their homes, you can tell yours that I said ‘hello.’"

    This week’s headline quotes Jibo, the connected home robot, notifying users that its functions will soon be “limited” as its makers begin to wind down services for the social device (The Verge “Dying social robot Jibo goes out with a song and a dance”). A ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/11/2019 - 20:40 - Professional Tools

  9. Thinking Money for Kids- Participating Libraries

    The following 50 public libraries will host Thinking Money for Kids, a traveling exhibition from the American Library Association (ALA) and FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Sites were selected through a peer-reviewed competitive application process. E ...

    SOSTMAN - 04/08/2019 - 11:33 - Professional Tools

  10. EBSCO ALA Annual Conference International Sponsorship

    This annual grant is for actual reimbursed expenses, and is designed to allow international librarians to attend the ALA's Annual Conference. Personal Data Notification The ALA (American Library Association and its units) and the ALA-APA (Allied Prof ...

    RGERBER - 10/31/2018 - 11:22 - Professional Tools