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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Subscribe to ALA TechSource Publications

    ALA TechSource publishes Library Technology Reports (LTR)   and Smart Libraries Newsletter (SLN). Library Technology Reports, published eight times annually, offers focused coverage on technology products, tools, and projects. Issues of  Library Technolog ...

    SBIRES - 06/28/2018 - 12:40 - Professional Tools