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  1. 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

  2. Self-Care: Because You Deserve It

    By: Erika Lehtonen, Youth Services Librarian, Shelton Timberland Library   When you work in libraries, you give so much of yourself to other people. While most of my experience has been in public libraries, I can imagine library workers from different fie ...

    AHAYES - 02/01/2019 - 20:03 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Reflections on the 2019 Youth Media Awards

    By: Jody Gray, Director, ALA Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services 2019 marked the first year that three affiliates of the American Library Association (ALA) were included in the Youth Media Awards (YMA) announcements. The American Indian L ...

    JGRAY - 01/30/2019 - 14:57 - 1 comment - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. 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

  5. Read for Later- “We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today.”

    As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, this week’s headline quotes Dr. King from a speech delivered in 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City. While Dr. King spoke of the urgency of civil rights and social change in the 1960s, ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/21/2019 - 21:11 - Professional Tools

  6. Read for Later- “There’s no reason everyone can’t be a college student and engaged in what this community has to offer for the entirety of their lives”

    This week’s headline quotes Arizona State University president Michael Crow at a groundbreaking ceremony for ASU Mirabella, a new retirement housing complex under construction at the university that will allow residents to take classes, make use of campus ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/14/2019 - 20:23 - Professional Tools

  7.  Stay Balanced with B.R.E.A.D and other Delicious Acronyms  

      By: Angelica Garcia, Supervisory Librarian, Learning Resources Center, NCO Leadership Center of Excellence We all struggle with living a life of balance. With increased distractions and the roles that we all have in our lives, it is easy for an area in ...

    AHAYES - 02/22/2019 - 09:16 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Read for Later- "It's like any other tool and can be used for good or bad; it depends on how you use it.”

    This week’s headline quotes Rebecca Spang, a historian and professor at Indiana University Bloomington, on the uses and benefits of machine learning in the humanities (ArsTechnica “Machine learning can offer new tools, fresh insights for the humanities”). ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/07/2019 - 22:03 - Professional Tools

  9. Self-care Across the Plains

    By: Conrrado Saldivar, Adult Services Specialist at the Natrona County Library and MLIS Student at the University of Washington For many library workers in smaller communities, helping someone download an eBook while waiting in line at the grocery is norm ...

    AHAYES - 02/14/2019 - 09:20 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  10. Read for Later- “This robot won’t do any of your work. In fact, it might just get in the way.”

    This week’s headline quotes Kaname Hayashi, designer and developer of the Lovot, a robot designed to hack human emotions by functioning more like a pet or buddy, like R2-D2, roaming around the house, making noises that sound like meows and chirps mixed to ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/31/2018 - 12:16 - Professional Tools