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  1. Read for Later- “Our goal was to really hear from residents and how they cope with heat”

    This week’s headline quotes Christine Knapp, director of Philadelphia’s Office of Sustainability, on the city’s new plan for dealing with the impact of climate change on its neighborhoods, especially those that experience a heat-island effect from a lack ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/12/2019 - 18:45 - Professional Tools

  2. Read for Later- “The best thing you can do for your community is find what you love to do.”

    This week’s headline quotes rural entrepreneur Matt Brugger, recounting the advice of Tom Field, director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a program that sees a large portion of its alumni returnin ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/12/2019 - 18:45 - Professional Tools

  3. Read for Later- “YouTube doesn’t care how many videos you watch, they just want you to stay on YouTube”

    This week's headline quotes Lindsay Ellis, whose YouTube channel features her video essays about popular films. While Ellis has always made longer videos that work for her style, a growing number of YouTube creators are now shifting to longer videos, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/29/2019 - 16:01 - Professional Tools

  4. Tiny Library Toolkit

    Developed by the Meridian (Idaho) Library District through the 2018  Future of Libraries Fellowship, the Tiny Library Toolkit shares that library's experience creating a "lighter, quicker, cheaper" means of installing a library service poin ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/14/2019 - 10:44 - Professional Tools

  5. For Grantees: Growing Up Brave on the Margins: Courage and Coming of Age

    Created by Susana M. Morris, Associate Professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Anna Cvitkovic, Teen Librarian at the San Francisco Public Library. Grantees may log in to view their original application ...

    SOSTMAN - 08/15/2019 - 10:53 - Professional Tools

  6. Read for Later- “We are now over the digital tipping point"

    This week’s headline quotes John Fallon, CEO of Pearson, on that company’s decision to move more students to its e-textbooks instead of traditional print books- while Fallon’s talking points speak to generational rent versus own preferences and the opport ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/22/2019 - 20:04 - Professional Tools

  7. Read for Later- “People can have so much more impact if 50% of your day is freed up to do more with your creativity and all of the things that you love about your job”

    This week’s headline quotes Andrea Thomaz, co-founder of  Diligent Robotics, the creator of the Moxi robot piloted in Texas hospitals to help nurses with the approximately 30% of tasks that do not involve patient interaction, like running errands around t ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/15/2019 - 18:27 - Professional Tools

  8. "Anonymity is as important for librarians to understand, support, and promote as privacy": an interview with Alison Macrina and Talya Cooper

    This post is reproduced from the ALAStore  in recognition of the publication of the latest title in the Library Futures series.  Will the rise of anonymity and the vulnerabilities it exposes, especially for governments and businesses, lead to a movement a ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/15/2019 - 14:44 - Professional Tools

  9. Read for Later- "Income inequality is at the bottom of this. We need to target and attack [it] aggressively."

    This week’s headline quotes Dr. Jesus Ramirez-Valles, director of the Health Equity Institute at San Francisco State University, responding to new research that points to substantial declines in the self-reported health of Americans in the lowest income g ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/08/2019 - 15:34 - Professional Tools

  10. Rethinking Rural

    Rural has traditionally been considered as those areas that are not urban – land and spaces that lack population density and/or proximity to population density. But the differences between rural communities’ composition, circumstances, and the ways in whi ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/25/2019 - 11:15 - Professional Tools