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  1. Libraries as the community partner

    Libraries as the community partner By: Ari Baker, Blount County Public Library The opioid crisis is a hot topic in public libraries. From collaborating with community agencies to administering Narcan, librarians are doing what they always do, finding ways ...

    AHAYES - 10/10/2018 - 16:07 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Read for Later – “A mindset of agile learning on the part of both company leaders and workers”

    This week’s headline quotes The World Economic Forum’s (WEF) new The Future of Jobs Report 2018 – agile and lifelong learning are mentioned multiple times throughout the report, as executives and human resources officers foresee significant changes in wor ...

    MFIGUEROA - 09/24/2018 - 22:09 - Professional Tools

  3. Q&A with Victor Betts: Rare Book School edition

    Victor Betts is a 2015-2016 Scholar in his final year of the MLIS program at San Jose State University. He holds an MA in Education from California State University, San Bernardino and completed his undergraduate studies in Asian Literature and Language a ...

    BJARNAGIN - 09/25/2018 - 11:27 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. LaQuanda Onyemeh reflects on UNCG Library Diversity Institute

    LaQuanda Onyemeh is a 2017-2018 Scholar who received her MLIS from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her B.S Dual Degree in Psychology and Sociology at The College at Brockport SUNY. She is currently the Diversity Resident Librarian at Texas ...

    BJARNAGIN - 09/18/2018 - 15:19 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  5. Read for Later- “You’ll just speak, and we will find the most relevant skill that can answer your query.”

    This week’s headline quotes Rohit Prasad, Amazon’s Vice President and Head Scientist, Alexa Artificial Intelligence (AI), on the company’s ambitions to eliminate the use of Alexa Skills in favor of a system that uses context clues like a user’s location, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 09/18/2018 - 00:57 - Professional Tools

  6. Read for Later – “It’s important that institutions like libraries get the recognition they deserve”

    This week’s headline quotes Eric Klinenberg, professor of sociology and the director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, from an opinion piece in The New York Times that argues that libraries are being disparaged and neglected at ...

    MFIGUEROA - 09/10/2018 - 19:19 - Professional Tools

  7. Read for Later – “Something got lost in terms of speaking face to face.”

    This week’s headline quotes 18-year-old Isabelle on her decision to turn away from social media when she began feeling that her classmates had become "zombified" – Isabelle is one of several young voices featured in a story about teens who refus ...

    MFIGUEROA - 09/04/2018 - 20:43 - Professional Tools

  8. Read for Later- “Kids develop 21st-century skills in play”

    This week’s headline quotes Dr. Michael Yogman, chief of the division of ambulatory pediatrics at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ committee on psychosocial aspects of child family health, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/27/2018 - 20:51 - Professional Tools

  9. Champion Spotlight: Chris Kyauk

    To be a Spectrum scholar is to always have a home in the library community. I consider it to be a great honor to be a part of Spectrum because I know that I will always be welcomed: whether it be at a conference, a meetup, or at a chance coming together. ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 08/27/2018 - 09:49 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Read for Later- “Every minute we can save our students from having to search for the information they need online is another minute that they can spend focused on what matters most: their education.”

    This week’s headline quotes David Hakanson, Saint Louis University’s Vice President and Chief Information Officer, as the university plans to deploy more than 2,300 Echo Dot smart devices in resident hall rooms and a custom SLU Alexa skill to provide inst ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/20/2018 - 23:24 - Professional Tools