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  1. 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

  2. "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

  3. 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

  4. Rethinking Rural

    Defining rural has traditionally required an understanding of 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, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/23/2019 - 14:55 - Professional Tools

  5. Read for Later- “This is the next wave of climate denial — denying the costs that we’re all facing.”

    This week’s headline quotes Richard Wiles, executive director of the environmental advocacy group the Center for Climate Integrity, whose new report estimates the need for at least $42 billion by 2040 to provide basic storm-surge protection in the form of ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/01/2019 - 19:45 - Professional Tools

  6. Thinking Money for Kids Site Support Notebook

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    brussell3 - 06/03/2019 - 16:34 - Professional Tools

  7. Read for Later- “People at the local level in many places don’t feel that their life is improving, given the work they’re putting in and the investment they’re putting in.”

    This week’s headline quotes Andre M. Perry, a fellow at the Brookings Institution who researches race and structural inequality, on the changing focus in cities from downtown redevelopment to neighborhood investments to address growing income disparities ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/25/2019 - 20:19 - Professional Tools

  8. The Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity application

    The Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation Through Adversity is given annually to a librarian who has overcome adversity and create lasting innovative community service programs that successfully inspire and connect with new readers.   1 Start ...

    RGERBER - 01/27/2019 - 11:41 - Professional Tools

  9. Read for Later- “The level of information pollution that could happen with systems like this a few years from now could just get bizarre.”

    This week’s headline quotes Alec Radford, a researcher at OpenAI, arguing that new artificial intelligence technologies could help governments, companies, and other organizations spread disinformation far more efficiently (The New York Times “How A.I. cou ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/18/2019 - 00:56 - Professional Tools

  10. Library After Dark: After-Hours Programming for Adults

    Wednesday, 5/22/2019 Due to everyday commitments, adults can't always make it to library programs during regular business hours. Being more flexible with program times and branching out to alternate locations can boost attendance and be a lot of fun ...

    SOAKLEY - 05/23/2019 - 09:03 - Professional Tools