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  1. 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

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    SBIRES - 02/08/2018 - 12:45 - Professional Tools

  3. Read for Later – “The future is a curated non-subscription e-commerce model supported by a fresh, rotating set of in-store offerings”

    This week’s headline quotes Sean Butler, former senior vice president of retail at Chef’d, from his original LinkedIn post exploring the future of subscription meal kits in light of Chef’d’s decision to suspend operations (Eater “Is this the death rattle ...

    MFIGUEROA - 03/04/2019 - 20:59 - Professional Tools

  4. Read for Later- “After our robots have been in an area for a while, people get used to them. They become part of the community and residents look out for their well-being.”

    This week’s headline quotes Ryan Tuohy, Starship Technologies ’ senior vice president of business development, in an optimistic and corporate-inspired perspective on how delivery robots will adapt to and become engrained in city and social infrastructure ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/25/2019 - 18:21 - Professional Tools

  5. Read for Later- “Nobody is going to hand us this. We have to step up and raise our voices.”

    This week’s headline quotes Jamie Margolin, the 17-year-old founder and executive director of Zero Hour, a group working on the March 15th international day of environmental action (BuzzFeed News “A huge climate change movement led by teenage girls is swe ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/18/2019 - 19:19 - Professional Tools

  6. Thinking Money for Kids- Participating Libraries

    The following 50 public libraries will host Thinking Money for Kids, a traveling exhibition from the American Library Association (ALA) and FINRA Investor Education Foundation. Sites were selected through a peer-reviewed competitive application process. E ...

    SOSTMAN - 07/08/2019 - 17:09 - Professional Tools

  7. Read for Later- “It’s not just to make them feel better in the short-term, but to better equip them for later in life”

    This week’s headline quotes Dr. Jessica Deighton, an associate professor in child mental health and well-being at University College London, who is leading a British government trial program that will have students practice mindfulness as part of a study ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/11/2019 - 20:40 - Professional Tools

  8. Read for Later- "People are coming back, and the younger they are, the more frequently they're coming back, which is interesting"

    This week’s headline quotes Angela Ahrendts, Apple’s senior vice president of retail, on the company’s success with its Today at Apple programming, which offers over 50 free classes covering coding, photography, music, video editing, photo walks, and emoj ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/04/2019 - 20:52 - Professional Tools

  9. Read for Later- “A frictionless experience is part of the future.”

    This week’s headline quotes Lindon Gao, co-founder of retail technology company Caper, who says that the cashierless shopping model will be a hybrid- “Some people like the interaction. Some people don't want to deal with anyone and just get what they ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/29/2019 - 22:35 - Professional Tools

  10. Challenge Reporting

    Since 1990, the ALA  Office for Intellectual Freedom  has maintained a database on challenged materials. ALA collects information from two sources: media reports and reports submitted by individuals. Reports of challenges culled from media across the coun ...

    admin - 06/05/2018 - 14:27 - Professional Tools