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  1. Read for Later- Stories and Emotional Intelligence, Adult Coloring and Community, Subject Experts and Answers

    Stories build emotional intelligence. Adult coloring (and other activities) helps build community. Subject experts have the answers. Library professionals facilitate group learning. Some things aren’t news. But it’s nice to see them in the news, presented ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/02/2016 - 19:23 - Libraries Transform

  2. Read for Later- Mixed Reality, Grade Inflation, and the Power of Prime

    A good mix this week, including some interesting news in education (grade inflation, digital textbooks in NYC schools, and the prospects for the Class of 2016), new access implications for Amazon Prime, and a fascinating look at Magic Leap and the future ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/25/2016 - 20:27 - Libraries Transform

  3. Read for Later- Messenger Bots, Tenure in Higher Education, and Water Scarcity

    Facebook’s F8 developer conference  shared new products and tools from the social network, including the integration of bots into its Messenger product, something that got a lot of news coverage. This week’s publishing and media coverage seemed to tip tow ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/18/2016 - 15:01 - Libraries Transform

  4. Read for Later- Facebook Live, The Next Rembrandt, and Our Future Debts

    There’s a lot of Facebook info this week and the coverage spans Books, Publishing, and Media, The Internet, and even Artificial Intelligence headings. Maybe that will keep you reading through to the end of this week’s compilation. Maybe. Along the way you ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/11/2016 - 15:32 - Libraries Transform

  5. Read for Later- More Subscription Services, the Dark Web, and Millennials' Expectations

    Media and demographics. That’s where the news seemed to align this week. And some interesting pieces about the internet, including the dark web, the evolution of Snapchat, and challenge of web site annotations.   You can always check out the Center's ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/04/2016 - 21:08 - Libraries Transform

  6. Read for Later- What Happened To Our Friend Tay, Credentialing in Higher Education, and Sephora's (and our) Future Spaces

    Microsoft’s teen-focused chatbot Tay brought a critical eye to artificial intelligence this week. Streaming content (television and music) showed its potential in two new reports. And some interesting stories about credentialing in education. And please r ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/28/2016 - 14:48 - Libraries Transform

  7. Read for Later- Millennials and Generation K, Artifical Intelligence and Education, and Pizza and Robots

    There’s been another uptick in subscribers to the newsletter version of this post – thank you and welcome! – and so I just wanted to share a bit of the thinking behind this effort.   Part of our strategy at the Center for the Future of Libraries is to kee ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/21/2016 - 16:08 - Libraries Transform

  8. Read for Later- Artifical Intelligence, Chief Data Scientists, and the Future of Malls

    We lost an hour this week (things were so much easier when I lived in Arizona), but that doesn’t mean we lost any bit of news. Artificial intelligence breakthroughs, virtual reality’s continuing expansion, a growing focus on the power of data, and concern ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/14/2016 - 16:50 - Libraries Transform

  9. Read for Later- Voice Command, Apps, Food, and Virtual Reality

    Voice. Hands free. Livestreaming. Oh, and a cluster about Food- let’s just make that its own heading from now on. And Virtual Reality – if it makes it to McDonald’s and roller coasters, you know it’s for real.   And a Happy Teen Tech Week! Thanks to YALSA ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/07/2016 - 17:59 - Libraries Transform

  10. Read for Later- Bite-Sized Reading, The Power of Women, Voice in Technology

    This week felt like clusters of news around specific trends. Bite-sized reading. The power of young women. Computer science in the curriculum. Voice in technology. It’s always helpful to see the news align from different angles pointing to similar insight ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/29/2016 - 16:28 - Libraries Transform

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