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  1. Taking Time to De-Stress

    By: Alison M. Armstrong, Collection Management Librarian, Radford University, Radford, Virginia “Leave work at work” is great in theory but not always attainable. When things are stressful, you take it home. If you are like me, you carry it around with yo ...

    AHAYES - 01/04/2019 - 09:38 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  2. Just One Thing: Increasing Staff Participation in Community Engagement

    By: Rachel Hadidi, PhD, Community Outreach Librarian, Plano Public Library, Plano, Texas Are you looking for ways to connect with your community outside the library walls? Preparing a strong, diverse group of staff for outreach opportunities is key to our ...

    AHAYES - 12/07/2018 - 09:20 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  3. Spectrum Kindness: Isabel Soto-Luna Reflects on Giving Back

    By Isabel Soto-Luna Receiving the Spectrum Scholarship was a game changer for me and opened up a world of support and opportunity. I feel a responsibility to give back and to ensure that future librarians have even more opportunities available to them. It ...

    WPRELLWITZ - 11/26/2018 - 14:10 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  4. Read for Later- "Strength in Ourselves, Strength in Our Communities"

    This week’s headline quotes the motto for Pop Gym, a Brooklyn-based martial arts collective that brings self-defense classes to unexpected venues, including libraries, and to populations that may be marginalized in a traditional, hyper-masculine gym (Paci ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/19/2018 - 19:03 - Professional Tools

  5. Read for Later- "I will work tirelessly to keep you informed as texts will be typed into my system uninterrupted"

    This week’s headline quotes Xinhua News’ virtual newsreader, which can "work" 24 hours a day on its website and social media channels, "reducing news production costs"- an artificial intelligence (AI) system synthesized the presenters& ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/12/2018 - 19:27 - Professional Tools

  6. Q&A with Lorisia MacLeod: The skill of applying

    Lorisia MacLeod is a 2017-2018 Scholar and currently works as an Instruction Librarian at NorQuest College in Edmonton, Alberta. Lorisia holds an MLIS from the University of Alberta, where she also received her BA in Anthropology and French Language and L ...

    BJARNAGIN - 11/12/2018 - 12:40 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  7. Meet AILA’s 2018 Emerging Leaders Group and Learn about the Tribal Libraries Directory

    By: Rhiannon Sorrell, Instruction and Digital Services Librarian, Kinyaa'áanii Charlie Benally Library Every year, ALA puts out a call for project proposals for the Emerging Leaders Program (EL), a leadership development program for professionals in ...

    AHAYES - 11/12/2018 - 12:28 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

  8. Read for Later- “I thought there has to be another way”

    This week’s headline quotes Denise Resnik, founder and executive director of First Place, a new supportive residence community in Phoenix designed for adults with autism and neurodiversities- the space features ample common spaces, design features to mini ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/05/2018 - 22:13 - Professional Tools

  9. Read for Later- “We want to offer just the right learning experience at just the right time.”

    This week’s headline quotes Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University. The university recently acquired the nonprofit LRNG, a Chicago-based organization that helps young people find job opportunities by encouraging them to acquire digit ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/30/2018 - 20:04 - Professional Tools

  10. Reflections on Mentoring in Libraries

    Hadeal Salamah, Children’s Librarian, D.C. Public Library After reflecting on my time spent at JCLC, I realized that I wanted to share my thoughts on some of the presentations that I have heard. We are a community of information professionals, and yet, th ...

    AHAYES - 10/31/2018 - 10:40 - Advocacy, Legislation & Issues