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  1. Peer Mentoring

    By Laura Birkenhauer, Student Success Librarian for Campus Engagement, Miami University Libraries I’ve served in a formal capacity as both a mentor and a mentee, inside and outside of librarianship. We all know that mentoring is unquestionably hard work, ...

    AHAYES - 04/05/2019 - 10:45 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. 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

  3. Sydney Taylor, Jewish Books, and Building a Better World

      By: Heidi Rabinowitz, Past President of the Association of Jewish Libraries History was made this year when the ALA Youth Media Awards press conference kicked off by naming the winners of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. Who’s Sydney Taylor and what IS thi ...

    AHAYES - 03/29/2019 - 20:01 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Q&A with Twanna Hodge (2013), interviewed by Nancy García Ramírez (2018)

    Twanna Hodge is a 2013 Spectrum Scholar currently working at SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library as an Academic/Research Librarian. Twanna graduated with her MLIS from the University of Washington in 2015. She earned her Bachelors in Humanities with mino ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/26/2019 - 10:51 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Creating a Space of Important Conversations about Race

    By: Mary Hubbard, Assistant Director, Peterborough Town Library Talking about race respectfully and effectively is a daunting prospect. Last summer at the Peterborough Town Library in Peterborough, New Hampshire, I had the opportunity to create a program ...

    AHAYES - 04/26/2019 - 09:09 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Research Spotlight: Mapping Race and Racism in the U.S. Library History Literature

    By Twanna K. Hodge, Academic/Research Librarian, SUNY Upstate Health Sciences Library As part of the Diversity Research Grants Program sponsored by ODLOS, we've started a monthly spotlight on research advancing issues of equity, diversity, and inclus ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/13/2019 - 13:22 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  9. Read for Later- “Maybe someday, when robots are more advanced than today, and everyone has them in their homes, you can tell yours that I said ‘hello.’"

    This week’s headline quotes Jibo, the connected home robot, notifying users that its functions will soon be “limited” as its makers begin to wind down services for the social device (The Verge “Dying social robot Jibo goes out with a song and a dance”). A ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/11/2019 - 20:40 - Professional Tools

  10. Interviews with candidates for ALA President 2020-2021

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee gathered questions from the greater Spectrum Scholar community and chose three questions to pose to the candidates for the 2020-2021 ALA Presidency, Julius Jefferson, Jr. and Lance Werner. The 2019 ALA Elections open March ...

    BJARNAGIN - 03/11/2019 - 11:33 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues