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  1. 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

  2. Read for Later- "We're seeing many switching their focus to more personal, private spaces like messaging apps for sharing and discussing news."

    This week’s headline quotes Nic Newman, lead author for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism's new  Digital News Report, which explores how people access news around the world – and Newman points out that while this shift gives people mo ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/18/2018 - 17:25 - Professional Tools

  3. Q&A with Tommy Bui: Cultivating partnerships in the field and beyond

    Tommy Bui is a 2015-2016 Scholar who holds an MLIS from the University of North Texas and an M.A. in English from California State University – Northridge. He currently works as an Associate Librarian at the Inglewood Public Library in Inglewood, Californ ...

    BJARNAGIN - 06/15/2018 - 10:46 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Read for Later- “Everywhere you walk through this building, you can learn from it”

    This week’s headline quotes Erin Russo, principal of Discovery Elementary in Arlington, Virginia, about the educational benefits that complement the environmentally responsible "net zero" school building (The Hechinger Report "Schools lead ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/11/2018 - 19:51 - Professional Tools

  5. Q&A with Brenda Linares: improving patient outcomes through librarianship

    Brenda Linares is a 2005-2006 Scholar currently working as the Health Sciences Librarian to the School of Nursing at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Brenda holds a BS in Finance from California State University – Northridge ...

    BJARNAGIN - 06/07/2018 - 11:11 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. MLA Rising Star Rachel Stark reflects on creation, presentation of proposal

    Rachel Keiko Stark is a 2010-2011 Scholar currently working as a Health Sciences Librarian, at California State University, Sacramento. Rachel earned her BA from Willamette University and her MS from Drexel University. Rachel is a 2017-2018 MLA Rising Sta ...

    BJARNAGIN - 06/06/2018 - 11:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Read for Later – “The spaces of our daily lives are very important for our cities and our society.”

    This week’s headline quotes Justin Garrett Moore, urban planner and executive director of New York City’s Public Design Commission, talking to Curbed about the importance of true third places in an era when restaurants and retailers are marketing the conc ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/04/2018 - 21:23 - Professional Tools

  8. Subscription Boxes, Curiosity, Convenience, and Expertise

    In May Amazon announced a new a new product called Prime Book Box, a subscription box service for children’s hardback books. Subscribers pay $23 per month to receive the box with four board books or two picture books or novels every one, two, or three mon ...

    MFIGUEROA - 06/04/2018 - 18:22 - Professional Tools

  9. Read for Later- “We really want to make sure we become a habit for readers.”

    This week’s headline quotes Elisabeth Goodridge, the New York Times ’ editorial director of email and messaging, about the paper’s push for temporary “pop-up” newsletters that keep readers informed about a variety of topics, from Game of Thrones to summer ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/28/2018 - 21:36 - Professional Tools

  10. Blockchain. Identification. And Library Cards?

    Blockchain continues to be a bit of a mystery (part of why I’m excited for the Library 2.018- Blockchain Applied: Impact on the Information Profession event on June 7th), but several pieces of news have piqued my interest and helped me to think about how ...

    MFIGUEROA - 05/24/2018 - 09:12 - Professional Tools