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  1. Read for Later – “We would be wise to chip in — or let them take over the future for themselves.”

    This week’s headline is Farhad Manjoo’s conclusion to his article, “ Google, not the government, is building the future,” a look at how the five technology giants – Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft – are working on world-changing ideas while governme ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/22/2017 - 22:40 - Libraries Transform

  2. Libraries and the IoT

    The Internet of Things, or IoT, has caused an explosion in the number of everyday devices that are able to collect and transmit data. Librarians recognize the balancing act required to implement IoT technologies in accordance with core principles of libra ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/06/2017 - 13:00 - Libraries Transform

  3. Read for Later – “We want kids to feel like we’re discovering these things with them. We’re not experts either”

    This week’s headline features a quote from Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR’s first-ever children’s podcast Wow in the World, explaining how the new show will take narrative lessons from adult shows like Invisibilia and S-Town to allow listeners of all ages f ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/15/2017 - 21:51 - Libraries Transform

  4. Read for Later- “It can be a good learning tool, if used properly.”

    This week's headline quotes Susan B. Neuman, professor of childhood and literacy education at New York University’s department of teaching and learning, part of a team of researchers whose study  explored the educational value of stories delivered en ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/08/2017 - 21:48 - Libraries Transform

  5. Read for Later – "If Gen Z says, 'Meet me at Apple. Did you see what’s going on at Apple today?'"

    This week's headline is a quote from  Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s head of retail, describing her goals for the future of Apple stores. Pieces of Ahrendts's vision include more educational programs at stores and a more inlcusive "genius bar.&qu ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/01/2017 - 22:27 - Libraries Transform

  6. Libraries Central to Urban Growth

    The growth of cities and resurgence of downtowns presents opportunities and challenges to libraries. While sticking to their core principles of equity and access, urban libraries embrace those opportunities, integrating facilities, programs and services i ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/27/2017 - 17:06 - Libraries Transform

  7. Read for Later – “Bring audiences to [a] trusted environment…to support building deeper relationships with our readers”

    This week’s headline is excerpted from a Guardian News and Media spokesperson confirming the publication’s removal from Facebook’s Instant Articles platform and Apple News. It’s the latest in a string of news stories detailing newspapers’ growing concern ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/26/2017 - 10:23 - Libraries Transform

  8. Read for Later – “Inextricably connected to modern digital behavior…a hopeful reflection of the things that are good about being young right now”

    This week’s headline comes from a long read about the Norwegian teen drama Skam, an innovative approach to storytelling that weaves together real-time clips, social media, and very human experiences to help teenagers better understand their changing world ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/20/2017 - 22:24 - Libraries Transform

  9. Read for Later – "Where traditional lending meets modern-day information access"

    This week’s headline comes from NextCity’s recent article highlighting public libraries in Australia. It seems like an appropriate banner as we start National Library Week – a reminder of the connection libraries broker between the physical and the digita ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/10/2017 - 20:06 - Libraries Transform

  10. Read for Later – “It’s hard to draw a line between the specific and the trivial”

    This week’s headline comes from New Republic ’s “Voices of America” feature exploring the rising popularity of podcasts as highbrow, intellectual content that can just as easily lend themselves to binge-able entertainment or even background soundtracks of ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/03/2017 - 20:46 - Libraries Transform