Read for Later – “Developing skills such as discipline, persistence, and how to research, analyze, communicate clearly and think logically”
This week’s subject line is excerpted from Steven Pearlstein’s article “ Meet the parents who won’t let their children study literature ” in The Washington Post. In it, Pearlstein states, “The idea was that after a period of broad intellectual exploration ...
MFIGUEROA - 09/06/2016 - 10:54 - Libraries Transform
This week’s subject line is excerpted from a letter sent to University of Chicago students by Dean of Students Jay Ellison, a letter whose blunt assertion of existing university policies refocused attention on the debate over trigger warnings, safe spaces ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/29/2016 - 19:27 - Libraries Transform
I’m a day late this week – I'm blaming it on some travel yesterday – but I hope that this week's scan will still prove useful. This week’s post leads with a quote from an article in The Verge detailing an experience many of us have had: searchin ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/23/2016 - 18:54 - Libraries Transform
The title of this week’s post comes from a quote by a New York Times editor, featured in a CNN article included below, explaining their decision to use text messaging as a reporting option from the Olympic Games. It’s a sentiment that will likely resonate ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/15/2016 - 16:20 - Libraries Transform
The title of this week’s post comes from a fascinating article from The Guardian that considers the role of fact-checking websites (e.g. snopes.com) in what is increasingly considered a post-truth era. "Everything is pouring through" could also ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/08/2016 - 18:47 - Libraries Transform
This week brought out some of my favorite topics. An interesting piece on interactive and web-connected toys. A string of articles on hotels (Marriott), retailers (Sephora), and grocery stores that shows how relationships with customers are changing. A lo ...
MFIGUEROA - 08/01/2016 - 16:10 - Libraries Transform
No shortage of news this week. Leslie Jones’ experience on Twitter illustrated the truly awful harassment that can be experienced on social media – an incident that will hopefully lead to greater support for those who experience harassment and more carefu ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/25/2016 - 21:13 - Libraries Transform
We only teased Pokémon Go last week, but with more time behind us we take a closer look at some of the popular game’s implications for augmented reality, physical spaces, and the demographic categories it may exclude. Additionally, national and internatio ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/18/2016 - 20:25 - Libraries Transform
This may not go well. As many of us have likely observed, the violence and tragedy that dominated much of this past week’s news cycle intersected with many of the trends that this newsletter has been following – live streaming, citizen journalism, robotic ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/11/2016 - 21:53 - Libraries Transform
A slight slowdown in the pace of news this holiday weekend. This post feels somewhat shorter than those in recent weeks. But a good variety of news, everything from chatbots that fight parking tickets, to adults returning to summer camp, new support for c ...
MFIGUEROA - 07/04/2016 - 13:14 - Libraries Transform