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  1. Thinking Money for Kids General Information

    Questions/Contact Information If you have questions about: Exhibit Tour, contact Melanie Welch (mwelch@ala.org, 312.280.5054) Shipping, Damage, or Reports, contact Brian Russell (brussell@ala.org, 312.280.5298) American Library Association Public Programs ...

    brussell3 - 05/30/2019 - 11:25 - Professional Tools

  2. Read for Later- “When new things come up, there’s always a period of adjustment in feeling out the new rules”

    This week’s headline quotes Berkeley sociology professor Claude Fischer on the popularization of AirPods and the resulting changes and potential awkwardness in human interactions as more and more people wear the devices all the time and in public – Fische ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/22/2019 - 18:41 - Professional Tools

  3. Read for Later- “Voice is natural”

    This week’s headline quotes John Brownstein, Boston Children’s Hospital’s chief innovation officer, on a new feature that lets the parents of heart-surgery patients use the hospital’s new Alexa feature to report whether their children are experiencing pai ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/15/2019 - 20:39 - Professional Tools

  4. Read for Later- “It was devised as a kind of Swiss Army knife for artists who can use the whole building as a tool. It’s so flexible that you can even expand the footprint.”

    This week’s headline quotes Liz Diller, partner at Diller Scofidio + Renfro and lead architect for The Shed, on the new building’s flexible design featuring open galleries, a 500-seat theater, a creative lab, a flexible events space, and a colossal moving ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/08/2019 - 20:31 - Professional Tools

  5. Read for Later – “It takes more than rhetorical commitments, no matter how well-intended or passionately made.”

    This week’s headline quotes the new “ Field Guide for Urban University-Community Partnerships ” from the University of Virginia’s Thriving Cities Lab, pushing colleges and universities to actively engage with community members in the leadership and govern ...

    MFIGUEROA - 04/02/2019 - 01:09 - Professional Tools

  6. ALA Great Stories Club Application Guidelines for Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) Series

    RECEIPT DEADLINE: Monday, July 15, 2019, 11:59 p.m. CST  Date posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Revised: Wednesday, May 29, 2019, to include the option of a community partner representative attending the Oct. 3-4 training workshop Theme: " Growing Up B ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/10/2019 - 14:02 - Professional Tools

  7. Read for Later- “You can’t out-Amazon Amazon…What we have to do is marry digital tools with our store experience.”

    This week’s headline quotes Helena Foulkes, the chief executive of Hudson’s Bay, which owns retailers Saks and Lord & Taylor, speaking at An Evening With Code Commerce during the Shoptalk conference in Las Vegas. Foulkes and other retail leaders expec ...

    MFIGUEROA - 07/10/2019 - 13:49 - Professional Tools

  8. Great Stories Club on Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Frequently Asked Questions

    Are non-library organizations eligible to apply for a TRHT Great Stories Club grant? No. However, institutions without a library that provide support to under-resourced, underserved, or at-risk populations are encouraged to contact their local library and ...

    SOSTMAN - 05/14/2019 - 13:18 - Professional Tools

  9. Read for Later- “What we are seeing now is the luxurification of human engagement”

    This week’s headline quotes Milton Pedraza, the chief executive of the Luxury Institute consulting firm, with his advice to companies on how the wealthiest want to live and spend. The Institute’s research points to a shift in spending toward experiences l ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/25/2019 - 20:07 - Professional Tools

  10. "What Is Community Engagement" Webform

    If you have attended a Libraries Transforming Communities training/webinar or used its resources, add your library to the above map using the form below. Add your library If you have attended a Libraries Transforming Communities training/webinar or used i ...

    SOSTMAN - 04/30/2018 - 10:38 - Professional Tools