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  1. Library Service in a World That’s Getting Closer

    Day 2 of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries considers libraries as civic innovators This article was originally published by  American Libraries Magazine.  Anthony Marx and Brian Bannon in conversation about libraries' roles as civic spaces. Ov ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/24/2017 - 14:14 - Libraries Transform

  2. A Welcoming and Empowering Future

    Day 1 of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries focuses on positive power This article was originally published by American Libraries Magazine.  The Symposium's plenary session featured (from left) Moderator Charlotte Roh of the University of San F ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/24/2017 - 11:01 - Libraries Transform

  3. Read for Later – “We have come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of Now”

    In the U.S. today we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In honor of Dr. King, this week’s headline comes from his “I Have a Dream” speech. His inspiration and vision continues to drive so much of our work for the future. Two quick notes: If you are att ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/16/2017 - 17:04 - Libraries Transform

  4. Read for Later- "A cultural change about how we make sense of information, whom we trust, and how we understand our own role in grappling with information"

    This week’s headline comes from danah boyd’s insightful essay, “Did media literacy backfire?”, one of several articles that really piqued my interest this week.   Several kind people took time last week to let me know what they were reading to prepare the ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/09/2017 - 16:42 - Libraries Transform

  5. Read for Later- “We’re simply getting better at helping people contribute more”

    Happy New Year! This week’s quote could be a good resolution for 2017- it comes from Rob Austin, a professor at Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario and an advocate for recruiting neurodiverse employees, as shared in The Atlantic ’s a ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/03/2017 - 09:39 - Libraries Transform

  6. Read for Later – “We believe in giving people a voice and that we cannot become arbiters of truth ourselves"

    This week’s headline is from Adam Mosseri, Facebook Vice President for News Feed, announcing some of the platform's new strategies for addressing hoaxes and fake news. I believe in giving people a voice, but I also believe that there is verifiable in ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/19/2016 - 22:26 - Libraries Transform

  7. Read for Later – “The way in which you see results and the types of results you see…has an impact on your perspective”

    This week’s headline comes from Martin Moore, director of the Centre for the Study of Media, Communication, and Power at King’s College, London, as quoted in The Guardian ’s fascinating article, “ Google, democracy and the truth about internet search.” Th ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/12/2016 - 18:58 - Libraries Transform

  8. Read for Later – “One piece of a bigger puzzle that we have to put together”

    This week’s headline quotes Carrie Budoff Brown, editor of Politico, from a New York Times article about media coverage for US President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets. The article provides an interesting look at information access and coverage in a complex ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/06/2016 - 09:23 - Libraries Transform

  9. Read for Later – “If everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, then we won’t know what to protect… what to fight for”

    This week’s head line is excerpted from President Obama’s remarks a few weeks ago regarding fake news and its effects on democracy. It’s a powerful reminder that trends and societal changes force us to consider our values and the values we seek to promote ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/28/2016 - 17:55 - Libraries Transform

  10. Read for Later – “More than 99% of what people see is authentic”

    Well, we know one of the big pieces of news from this week. This week’s headline quote comes from Mark Zuckerberg, responding to concerns that Facebook helped spread misinformation and fake news stories that influenced how Americans voted. Authenticity ca ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/14/2016 - 22:54 - Libraries Transform