From Rosetta Stone language lessons to Wi-Fi hotspots, a look at the unusual items available for check out at San Diego’s libraries.
Marcela Cabello and Stuart Butler examine the important role libraries play in communities.
“They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. Increasingly in the United States, you also can’t judge a library’s value to its community by simply its books. Let us explain.”
The most pressing question of our age is not what will happen when the computers outsmart us. Nor is it the future of globalisation, or how to stop climate change. It is much more fundamental than these.
Why is everyone so mean and stupid, and why is it getting worse?
Book essay: The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone, cognitive scientists Steven Sloman and Philip Fernbach.
Source: The age of unenlightenment
OPINION | We must work to ensure the strongest possible protections for equitable access to online information, applications and services for all.
Author is Julie Todaro is president of the American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world.
Librarians are on the front lines of the information explosion.
Libraries Past Libraries Present Libraries Future .. is the theme for the latest The Scout Report.. get your own issue, sign up!
Source: Internet Scout
“With the proliferation of hoaxes, conspiracy theories, doctored photos and lies that look like news, it’s inevitable: We’re all chumps sometimes.For those who are tired of it, along comes the first International Fact-Checking Day — which arrived, appropriately, on Sunday, just after April Fools’ Day.Think of it as a global counterpunch on behalf of truth.”
Defend Library Funding: A Call-to-Action for Libraries and the People Who Love Them
Source: Join the Fight with ALA