Thursday, September 12, 2019

Friday, August 30, 2019

America Has a Digital Skills Gap. Libraries Can Help Fix It



When Calvester Sanders was promoted to head of housekeeping at the Redmont Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2016, she felt conflicted. On the one hand, she was excited about the greater responsibility and better pay. On the other, the thought of managing her staff’s schedules through the hotel’s computer system made her anxious. “I literally didn’t know how to turn it on,” she says.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

A Novel Concept: Silent Book Clubs Offer Introverts A Space To Socialize



The air tingles with prose. Patrons perch atop bar stools, but they aren't drinking. Individuals congregate together as a group, but they aren't talking.

Paperbacks adorn a table stained by water rings, and tote bags dangle over the backs of chairs. Classic rock is blaring from the speakers, but at this table, silence rings out.

A Silent Book Club is meeting.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Audiobooks or Reading? To Our Brains, It Doesn’t Matter By Jennifer Walter


brain maps of reading and listening

If you don’t have time to sit and read a physical book, is listening to the audio version considered cheating? To some hardcore book nerds, it could be. But new evidence suggests that, to our brains, reading and hearing a story might not be so different.
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