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
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
This week’s headline comes from Amita Kelly, a digital editor and producer on NPR's Washington desk, referring to their recent project fact-checking and annotating a transcript from the recent presidential debate. From a project that involved lines o ...
MFIGUEROA - 10/03/2016 - 17:03 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later- "In this day and age, representation is extremely important… People want to be acknowledged and recognized"
I’m quoting an insightful young woman in this week’s subject line who sent a proposal to the Unicode Consortium for the inclusion of a headscarf emoji that would be reflective of her group of friends. That drive for acknowledgement and recognition can be ...
MFIGUEROA - 09/26/2016 - 21:16 - Libraries Transform
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
Read for Later – “Shift perspectives on a well-known public institution, encourage people to visit more often, and engage more deeply”
That opening line is taken from a proposal submitted by the Sydney Opera House to make its spaces available for slumber parties for a limited number of guests several times a year. It was one of several reminders this week – including news of a new civic ...
MFIGUEROA - 09/12/2016 - 15:32 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later – “Developing skills such as discipline, persistence, and how to research, analyze, communicate clearly and think logically”
This week’s subject line is excerpted from Steven Pearlstein’s article “ Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature ” in The Washington Post. In it, Pearlstein states, “The idea was that after a period of broad intellectual exploration ...
MFIGUEROA - 09/06/2016 - 10:54 - Libraries Transform
This week’s subject line is excerpted from a letter sent to University of Chicago students by Dean of Students Jay Ellison, a letter whose blunt assertion of existing university policies refocused attention on the debate over trigger warnings, safe spaces ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/29/2016 - 19:27 - Libraries Transform
I’m a day late this week – I'm blaming it on some travel yesterday – but I hope that this week's scan will still prove useful. This week’s post leads with a quote from an article in The Verge detailing an experience many of us have had: searchin ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/23/2016 - 18:54 - Libraries Transform
The title of this week’s post comes from a quote by a New York Times editor, featured in a CNN article included below, explaining their decision to use text messaging as a reporting option from the Olympic Games. It’s a sentiment that will likely resonate ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/15/2016 - 16:20 - Libraries Transform