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  1. 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

  2. Read for Later- “It’s not just to make them feel better in the short-term, but to better equip them for later in life”

    This week’s headline quotes Dr. Jessica Deighton, an associate professor in child mental health and well-being at University College London, who is leading a British government trial program that will have students practice mindfulness as part of a study ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/11/2019 - 20:40 - Professional Tools

  3. Read for Later- "People are coming back, and the younger they are, the more frequently they're coming back, which is interesting"

    This week’s headline quotes Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail, on the company’s success with its Today at Apple programming, which offers over 50 free classes covering coding, photography, music, video editing, photo walks, and emoj ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/04/2019 - 20:52 - Professional Tools

  4. 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

  5. Read for Later- “A frictionless experience is part of the future.”

    This week’s headline quotes Lindon Gao, co-founder of retail technology company Caper, who says that the cashierless shopping model will be a hybrid- “Some people like the interaction. Some people don't want to deal with anyone and just get what they ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/29/2019 - 22:35 - Professional Tools

  6. Read for Later- “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today.”

    As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, this week’s headline quotes Dr. King from a speech delivered in 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City. While Dr. King spoke of the urgency of civil rights and social change in the 1960s, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/21/2019 - 21:11 - Professional Tools

  7. Preparation Workshop for New Racial Healing Circle Practitioners: Participants

    The following library workers and educators have been selected to participate in the Preparation Workshop for New Racial Healing Circle Practitioners, which will take place in Chicago, Illinois on March 21-22, 2019. This workshop is being offered by the A ...

    SOSTMAN - 02/07/2019 - 16:57 - Professional Tools

  8. Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial intelligence seeks to create “intelligent” machines that work and react more like humans. AI developments rely on deep learning, machine learnings, and natural language processing that help computers accomplish specific tasks by processing larg ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/04/2019 - 20:16 - Professional Tools

  9. Read for Later- “There’s no reason everyone can’t be a college student and engaged in what this community has to offer for the entirety of their lives”

    This week’s headline quotes Arizona State University president Michael Crow at a groundbreaking ceremony for ASU Mirabella, a new retirement housing complex under construction at the university that will allow residents to take classes, make use of campus ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/14/2019 - 20:23 - Professional Tools

  10. For Grantees: What Makes a Hero? Self, Society, and Rising to the Occasion

    Created by Maria Sachiko Cecire, Director of Experimental Humanities and Assistant Professor of Literature at Bard College, and Jennifer Mann, Teen Librarian at the Ypsilanti District Library. Grantees may log in to view their original application, comple ...

    SOSTMAN - 02/01/2019 - 16:12 - Professional Tools