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  1. Read for Later – “One piece of a bigger puzzle that we have to put together”

    This week’s headline quotes Carrie Budoff Brown, editor of Politico, from a New York Times article about media coverage for US President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets. The article provides an interesting look at information access and coverage in a complex ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/05/2016 - 18:34 - Libraries Transform

  2. Read for Later – “If everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, then we won’t know what to protect… what to fight for”

    This week’s head line is excerpted from President Obama’s remarks a few weeks ago regarding fake news and its effects on democracy. It’s a powerful reminder that trends and societal changes force us to consider our values and the values we seek to promote ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/28/2016 - 17:55 - Libraries Transform

  3. Read for Later – “More than 99% of what people see is authentic”

    Well, we know one of the big pieces of news from this week. This week’s headline quote comes from Mark Zuckerberg, responding to concerns that Facebook helped spread misinformation and fake news stories that influenced how Americans voted. Authenticity ca ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/14/2016 - 22:54 - Libraries Transform

  4. Read for Later – “Pivotal places to fend off loneliness and build community around shared struggles”

    This week’s headline comes from an article about the Living Rooms Projects from nonprofit organization Camerados, which seeks to end social isolation by providing flexible spaces where people can gather together, engage in dialogue, seek support from comm ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/08/2016 - 07:14 - Libraries Transform

  5. Read for Later- “A distortion of our perception…shrink[ing] our expanse of information”

    This week’s headline comes from a speech from German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressing her concern for the big internet platforms’ algorithms and their ability to limit the information provided to users and the resulting public discourse. We're con ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/31/2016 - 21:37 - Libraries Transform

  6. Future of Libraries Fellowship

    The American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries is pleased to provide a fellowship for an individual or group interested in exploring the future of libraries.   The fellowship will provide a stipend of $10,000 to advance new ideas an ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/29/2016 - 11:58 - Libraries Transform

  7. Read for Later – “Mix uses as well as groups, lessening isolation…a natural convener of a full cross section of the community”

    Our headline is from an article about future co-location of Chicago Public Library branches in three new Chicago Housing Authority residences for senior and mixed-income residents. It’s an exciting vision for how libraries will be an important part of the ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/24/2016 - 21:47 - Libraries Transform

  8. Read for Later – “It's about time this happened, though obviously not everyone was totally thrilled with the move”

    This week’s subject line comes from an article in GQ announcing the new male model for makeup brand Covergirl. GQ was alluding to some of the push-back the brand has received, but it’s an interesting turn of phrase for thinking about the future. For some ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/17/2016 - 23:06 - Libraries Transform

  9. Libraries Innovating with Trends

    Is your library developing innovative collections, partnerships, programs, services, or spaces that align with some of the emerging trends promoted by the Center for the Future of Libraries? We'd love to hear about it and share your innovation with t ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/16/2016 - 16:23 - Libraries Transform

  10. Read for Later — “Faster access to news, information…everything’s been accelerated…there’s been a compression in our desire for nostalgia”

    This week's opening line comes from an interesting article in LA Weekly about the rise in millennial’s nostalgia for music that came out just 10 years ago. For a brand that can sometimes be steeped in nostalgia, this seemed like a reminder that the w ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/11/2016 - 03:54 - Libraries Transform

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