This week’s a little all over the board, but in a good way. Some interesting news to think about the future of cities, including the future of phone booths (LinkNYC) and parking spaces. A couple of announcements regarding gaming (Minecraft) and virtual re ...
MFIGUEROA - 01/25/2016 - 14:41 - Libraries Transform
For those who may have shared in a presentation with me over the past year, you will know that one of the quotes I often roll out comes from Skift’s "Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015". It’s a quote that seems to summarize a lot of the thinking ...
MFIGUEROA - 01/20/2016 - 14:38 - Libraries Transform
Happy Martin Luther King Day! And thanks for sticking around after the week off for Midwinter. That makes this something of a double issue, but I don’t think there’s an overwhelming amount here. Something for everyone, maybe. Especially if you are inter ...
MFIGUEROA - 01/18/2016 - 22:09 - Libraries Transform
It’s that quiet week between the holidays and the New Year (Happy 2016, by the way!) so there’s a little less news in the mix. But I found that left space for some more thoughtful pieces, like how the internet is changing our reading habits, how used book ...
MFIGUEROA - 01/04/2016 - 11:44 - Libraries Transform
And back to the regular work schedule – and an icy and snowy Chicago. For those who are traveling over the next few days, I hope travels are easy and safe. It seemed like a lighter news week, but some really interesting reads, especially under educatio ...
MFIGUEROA - 12/28/2015 - 20:53 - Libraries Transform
Greetings from Phoenix. Yes, that is code for “I’m on vacation and should have let you know there would be no newsletter this week, but I did not and so here it is." Actually though, some good stuff, including new drone registration guidelines, lots ...
MFIGUEROA - 12/21/2015 - 22:00 - Libraries Transform
Over the next several months, we'll be sharing a series of profiles featured on ALA's new Libraries Transform site. These profiles highlight libraries and library professionals that are adopting innovative strategies to help libraries transform ...
MFIGUEROA - 12/17/2015 - 11:23 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later- The Year Past and Ahead, Internet Things That Make Me Feel Old, and the Future of Work
Forewarned is forearmed. There’s a lot of stuff in this week’s newsletter. I suggest scanning, picking what’s interesting, and maybe forwarding the rest to a co-worker to tackle together. But there’s interesting stuff – including some year-end looks ahe ...
MFIGUEROA - 12/14/2015 - 17:11 - Libraries Transform
In just a few weeks, ALA's 2016 Midwinter Meeting is taking us to Boston, a city that has built a reputation for innovation. This video from Wired reminds us that some of the most innovative work in Boston has been housed at the MIT Media Lab. Recoun ...
MFIGUEROA - 12/13/2015 - 20:56 - Libraries Transform
Read for Later- Big Philanthropy, Investing in Our Environment, and How to Start and Stop Innovation
This was one of those weeks where a few stories- The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, The Breakthrough Energy Coalition, and a new tease for Amazon Prime Air- infiltrated almost every news source. In between, there were some interesting stories about ultra-fas ...
MFIGUEROA - 12/07/2015 - 15:51 - Libraries Transform