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  1. ALA 2019 Elections: Spectrum Leaders

    The Spectrum Advisory Committee has compiled this list of Spectrum Scholars standing for office in the 2019 ALA Elections. We encourage you to support the mission of the Spectrum Scholarship Program by supporting these leaders!  If you're a Scholar s ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 03/11/2019 - 15:32 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Practicing Self-Care

    By Carla Davis-Castro, Research Librarian, Library of Congress When it comes to self-care, I have learned a lot from my dogs, Salsa and Tango. Our busy lives may leave us last on our priority list, but here are some things you can do for yourself in order ...

    AHAYES - 03/12/2019 - 10:21 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  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. Staying Mindful

    By Christine F. Smith, Collections Services Librarian, Concordia University With the library profession being referred to as a highly stressful job, it’s important for those who work in libraries to develop a toolkit to keep oneself healthy and happy, at ...

    AHAYES - 03/22/2019 - 09:58 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. A True Mentor

    By: Jina DuVernay, Visiting Archivist for African American Collections, Emory University’s Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library I responded to a call for both mentors and mentees from the New Member Round Table program. I thought tha ...

    AHAYES - 03/01/2019 - 08:53 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Speaking of Self-Care: Tending to Our Spirits

    By: Cathleen Miller, Curator, Maine Women Writers Collection, University of New England   As workers, we spend our lives tending to the needs of our organizations, our patrons, and our co-workers. Whether you work in a supportive or a difficult environmen ...

    AHAYES - 02/08/2019 - 09:19 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Q&A with Cynthia Palacios and Eva M.L. Rios-Alvarado: community organizing and the founding of Librarians of Color, Los Angeles

    Cynthia Palacios, she/her/hers, was born to Central American migrant parents and raised in South Central Los Angeles, hence her interest in social justice. After completing her B.A. in Political Science, Cynthia realized that she can best help empower min ...

    BJARNAGIN - 02/05/2019 - 09:49 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues