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  1. Read for Later- “The lobby is the new public square”

    This week’s headline quotes Aytan Litwin, founder and chief executive officer of White Space, a company that manages the manufacturing of custom interiors for hospitality and commercial spaces, on the rise of hotel lobbies and common spaces designed as a ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/26/2018 - 19:36 - Professional Tools

  2. Scheduling as a Means of Self-Care

      By: Michelle McKinney, Reference & Web Services Librarian, University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Library Discovering Self-Care I never gave much thought to the concept of self-care until I became a mother and found myself being pulled in all dir ...

    AHAYES - 01/30/2019 - 14:46 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Self-Care for Librarians: Journaling

      By: Bill Sannwald, Principal Librarian, San Diego County Library When people find out journaling is one of my passions, two things often happen. First, they seem a little surprised because, based on my physical appearance, I’m usually mistaken for someo ...

    AHAYES - 01/18/2019 - 09:21 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Read for Later- “As the pervasiveness, complexity, and scale of these systems grow, the lack of meaningful accountability and oversight is an increasingly urgent concern.”

    This week’s headline quotes the AI Now Institute’s new report exploring how artificial intelligence-based tools are being deployed with little regard for potential ill effects in places where they can deeply affect thousands or millions of people (TechCru ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/17/2018 - 23:20 - Professional Tools

  5. Social Workers and Librarians— A Case for Why We are BFFs

    By: Amy Schofield, Community Outreach Manager, Richland Library I’m fortunate to work in a library system that values innovation in many forms-- including supporting an entire department of library social workers. In 2014, Lee Patterson, LMSW, was hired w ...

    AHAYES - 12/28/2018 - 08:50 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  6. Serving the Underserved

    By: Mallory Pillard, Library Director, Trinidad Carnegie Public Library After the Association of Rural and Small Libraries Conference, I returned to my library in Trinidad, Colorado to learn of the suicide of one of our patrons experiencing homelessness. ...

    AHAYES - 12/21/2018 - 08:56 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Families Together: Reading Enrichment for Social/Emotional Learning Lisle Library District- Literacy/English Language Development (ELD) Project

                          By: Jean Demas, Literacy Librarian, Lisle Library District, Lisle, IL Families Together: Reading Enrichment for Social/Emotional Learning (SEL) is a project designed to build social and emotional learning for birth to 5-year-old chil ...

    AHAYES - 12/14/2018 - 09:17 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Study Abroad in London June 2019!

    Would you like to spend a month studying abroad next summer in beautiful, historic London, while earning graduate course credits? If yes, then join me next June on British Studies 2019, a month-long study abroad program hosted by the Southern Miss School ...

    DWOOD - 11/30/2018 - 09:16 - Membership

  9. Read for Later- “You really cannot thrive as an institution by starving the neighborhood around you and being so singularly focused on your own goals”

    This week’s headline quotes Omar Blaik, former vice president of facilities and real estate services at the University of Pennsylvania, on the rise of colleges and universities leading the revitalization of local communities through the development of bus ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/26/2018 - 16:50 - Professional Tools

  10. Care for yourself by taking care of your career

    By Beth Nieman, Youth Services Librarian, Carlsbad Public Library, Carlsbad, New Mexico A coffee break or brisk walk can temporarily reduce workplace stress, but what about long-term solutions for a satisfying work environment? Self-care can include nurtu ...

    AHAYES - 01/11/2019 - 08:53 - 1 comment - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues