Jennifer Habley Manager, Web Communications firstname.lastname@example.org CHICAGO — The deadline for advanced registration pricing for the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) 2012 Fall Forum has been extended to Sept 28. Transliteracy and the School Library Program will be held Oct. 12-13 in
05/02/2013 - 15:30
Fred Reuland Program Officer email@example.com CHICAGO — The Library Leadership & Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is presenting a webinar,“Sharing Our Collections: Looking to the Future,” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Oct. 17
05/02/2013 - 11:56
Norman Rose Program Officer firstname.lastname@example.org CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) announced today the release of a new website that provides links to resources on all aspects of e-books and digital content in libraries. The website, part of the Transforming Libraries initiative, supports
05/02/2013 - 11:19
CHICAGO- In today’s assessment-oriented culture, return on investment has been used in many disciplines, including libraries, to demonstrate outcomes. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “Return on Investment in a Tough Economy: Defining the Value of the Academic
12/27/2012 - 13:31
Frederick Reuland Program Officer email@example.com CHICAGO —Library managers at all levels are discovering that the ever-expanding world of social media can be their most effective tool for communication, supervision and project management. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA)
05/06/2013 - 19:12
Dan Rude CHICAGO- To better serve the growing population of libraries offering events for El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), also known as Día, the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) released a new Día website. The completely redesigned site
12/27/2012 - 13:32
CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) joins 20 other stakeholder groups representing educational and school and community leaders in support of the new National Center for Literacy Education (NCLE). NCLE, a project of the National Council of Teachers of English and the
12/27/2012 - 13:32
Fred Reuland CHICAGO- Just when everything in your library is running smoothly, along comes an unruly patron who seems strangely threatening. The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) will present “A Person of Interest: Safety and Security in the Library” from 1:30- 3 p.m. CST on
12/27/2012 - 13:32
Megan McFarlane CHICAGO – The Connect with your kids @ your library Family Activity Guide is now available in Spanish. This guide for parents provides tips for using library resources to create quality family time. Suggested activities, such as learning to manage money, exploring different
12/27/2012 - 13:33
Angela Thullen CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office has debuted an updated look and enhanced features for its website, ProgrammingLibrarian.org. Designed for librarians who plan and present cultural programs and events, ProgrammingLibrarian.org is both a resource
12/27/2012 - 13:42
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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