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  1. Read for Later- "There is something to be said sometimes for small scale pilots where we can learn the trade-offs"

    This week’s headline quotes Charles Stewart, professor of political science at MIT, on West Virginia’s proposal for a blockchain-based mobile phone voting pilot project for deployed service members – to be clear, Stewart, along with several other election ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/13/2018 - 18:52 - Professional Tools

  2. Read for Later – “There is a cool factor, but that shouldn’t be a driving factor for a nonprofit institution”

    This week’s headline quotes Somen Saha, co-founder and CEO of  n-Powered, a start-up that works with universities to program Echo Dots for students’ use on campuses (The Chronicle of Higher Education “Hey, Alexa, should we bring virtual assistants to camp ...

    MFIGUEROA - 08/13/2018 - 17:44 - Professional Tools

  3. Read for Later – “As they wrestle with the question of responsibility and where to draw the line on certain kinds of content, we should all get ready for a very rough ride.”

    This week’s headline quotes Farhad Manjoo’s excellent column exploring how technology platforms have begun to more closely examine what people can say online and how they can say it – and how these approaches to policing content will affect politics, the ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/30/2018 - 22:25 - Professional Tools

  4. Read for Later- “We all learn together and teach each other. It’s not a competition.”

    This week’s headline quotes Evelyn Harris, a student in an all-girls Intro to Auto class at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, North Carolina (The Hechinger Report “Girls-only trade classes are spreading — and upending stereotypes”). A reminder that we& ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/23/2018 - 16:10 - Professional Tools

  5. My ALA Adventures at NOLA

    There are few occasions in one’s career that are ground-breaking. Being selected to represent Wayne State University (WSU) as a Student-to-Staff (S2S) at ALA’s Annual Conference was such an occasion for me. Between June 21-26, I partook in my first confer ...

    DWOOD - 07/20/2018 - 14:20 - Membership

  6. Intersections | Words Matter When We Strive for Social Justice

    July 17, 2018 Case in point. Language added to the  Library Bill of Rights Meeting Rooms: An Interpretation  included the words “hate speech” and “hate groups.” This sparked outrage in many members of the association and gave rise to the narrative that AL ...

    JGRAY - 07/17/2018 - 17:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Read for Later- "We’re borrowing from the digital to do in the physical"

    This week’s headline quotes Michael Martin, vice president of digital products for Nike, talking to BuzzFeedNews about the company’s new Nike by Melrose store, which uses Nike commerce data, including information collected through the Nike app, Nike Train ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/23/2018 - 15:08 - Professional Tools

  8. G&S: journals.acrl.org

    journals.acrl.org  | Online publishing platform for ACRL's journals and newsletter. ...

    SBIRES - 07/10/2018 - 11:32 - About ALA

  9. Read for Later – “The question is, ‘How do you make a better connection between the training and computation, and what the implication of the work will be, for communities, for policies?’”

    This week’s headline quotes Eran Ben-Joseph, the head of MIT’s Urban Studies and Planning Department, on the introduction of a new Urban Science undergraduate major that brings together existing content from programs in urban planning and computer science ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/03/2018 - 01:05 - Professional Tools

  10. Read for Later- “A space that can amplify the learning and performance experiences beyond the physical space and across our digital platforms”

    This week’s headline quotes Laura Reynolds, Seattle Symphony vice president of education and community engagement, on the development of Octave 9, the Symphony’s new venue that can morph from traditional concert performances into a 360-degree chamber for ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/25/2018 - 23:17 - Professional Tools