Money Talks by Lauren Barack
Hooray for Library Journal publishing an article about financial literacy! Was happy to contribute my two cents about our participation in Money Smart Week.
All public libraries need to get on board with treating financial proficiency like any other form of literacy. Currently, only 18% of the public gets finance and financial management information from libraries. Let’s do better in 2016, yes?
My goal last year was to get published at least once. It’s a bit delayed, but my chapter “Google Alerts, Trends, Chrome in Public Relations” in Carol Smallwood’s Complete Guide to Using Google in Libraries is finally available!
Unfortunately, I can’t post the content here. I signed those rights away. Hope my copy arrives soon, though, so I can share it in-person.
UPDATE: The editor of this volume shortened my chapter’s intro and didn’t bother to show me. The edits she published completely change the meaning of the language I used! So now it’s incorrect and makes me look like a moron. She also proved my point that librarians generally have no idea what branding is and clearly refuse to learn.
I will never submit anything to this woman again because she is terrible at editing. So disappointed.
This is super cool. As I work on getting together a museum pass program on top of general senior programming, I wonder if I’d have time to coordinate something similar.
Check out this article. It appears that Pixar has a version of its software that can be downloaded for free. It’s an industrial grade app, but if your computers are capable of running it, register and get it for your Makerspace.
It’s a great way to introduce teens to animation creation. Fun fun. I wonder if I can figure out a way to use it for adult programming?
A Novel Idea by Apryl Flynn Gilliss
Honored to have gotten a small mention in this PLA article for Eat.Drink.Read., an online book club that I started at Greenville Public Library in RI. Although I had to leave it only six or so months in, I think it was a great start to experimenting with online book discussion. Hopefully I’ll find time to start one up in NJ soon.