The Future of Data Privacy

February 10, 2018

Some corporations, Ayala said, are laboriously setting up two different privacy systems, one for Europe and another for the US. However, the major players are unifying their rules to comply with the GDPR, “which is an indicator that European trends are starting to become global trends. Facebook and Google just rolled out new privacy centers … Continue reading The Future of Data Privacy

Top Ten Tweets

Top 10 Tweets–Friday (Day 1)

February 10, 2018

When you see the hotel has prepared for librarians: But then you remember… Conference life is so different from regular life… #alamw18 — Lessa Pelayo-Lozada (@lessalibrarian) February 10, 2018 If it’s your first time attending #alamw18, networking is everything! Standing in a crowd at #alamw18 as a conference newbie like — Stephen Ashley … Continue reading Top 10 Tweets–Friday (Day 1)

Lecia Barker (left), senior research scientist at the the National Center for Women and Information Technology, and Nicky Rigg (right), Google's computer science education manager, were two of the presenters at "Creating Inclusive CS/Coding Programs for Youth," sponsored by ALA's Office for Information Technology Policy.

Encouraging Kids to Code

February 9, 2018

Nicky Rigg, Google’s computer science education manager, said that the project’s primary focus was on inclusion and diversity, targeting girls and others who are not typically encouraged to develop math and computing skills. “We are still learning from this process,” she said. “In addition to tangible resources, such as teaching aids, that are being designed, … Continue reading Encouraging Kids to Code

Community-centric Advocacy

February 9, 2018

Libraries transform lives. Libraries transform communities. Librarians are passionate advocates for lifelong learning. Libraries are a smart investment. According to the research cited by the bootcamp’s leaders, humans need to hear something up to 10 times before the message really sinks in, so let’s see how many times I can pepper these messages into my … Continue reading Community-centric Advocacy

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Top 10 Tweets—Thursday (Day 0)

February 9, 2018

“Twas the night before #alamw18” sounds like the perfect beginning to an old fable. Well. It wouldn’t be the night before #alamw18 without one of these. #mollyandminerva — Alison (@_alibrarian) February 9, 2018 Packing is one of the biggest hurdles. Would someone PLEASE make me go pack??? #alamw18 — Writing as I Go (@WritingAsIGo) … Continue reading Top 10 Tweets—Thursday (Day 0)

2018 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in Denver. Illustration: Kimberly Sly/Albie Designs

2018 Midwinter Preview

January 2, 2018

Featured Speakers Opening Session Friday, February 9, 4–5:15 p.m. Marley Dias, who started the #1000blackgirlbooks campaign as a 6th grader, will have a conversation with Patrisse Cullors, artist and cofounder of the Black Lives Matter movement, to reveal the determining factors and mindsets that motivated each of them to take action and how different generations … Continue reading 2018 Midwinter Preview

Diners chow down on Asian street food at Cho77.

Mile-High Bites

January 2, 2018

The Mile High City has emerged as a hot spot for chef-driven, farm-to-table restaurants. Numerous standout eateries have hung a shingle and earned one rave review after another. As author of the Frommer’s EasyGuide to Colorado, I was lucky enough to take my taste buds on a tour of Denver’s rising restaurants and enjoy every … Continue reading Mile-High Bites

Making the Most of Midwinter 2018

November 1, 2017

Looking forward ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries presents the second annual Symposium on the Future of Libraries, included with full registration for Midwinter. On Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (February 10–12), attendees can explore near-term trends inspiring innovation in academic, public, school, and special libraries and longer-term trends that will help professionals adapt to … Continue reading Making the Most of Midwinter 2018

Covers of the 2018 Carnegie Medals Shortlist books

ALA Unveils 2018 Carnegie Medals Shortlist

October 25, 2017

The 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction shortlist titles include: Nonfiction The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, by Daniel Ellsberg (Bloomsbury). In a mix of memoir and exposé, Ellsberg recounts long-hidden facts about the US government’s inadequate control of nuclear weapons—an arsenal that endangers all life on Earth—and … Continue reading ALA Unveils 2018 Carnegie Medals Shortlist