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Sorry, killing the library won’t solve the affordability crisis

Sorry, killing the library won’t solve the affordability crisis

‘Libraries support affordability, they’re not a cause of unaffordability’

Posted on: October 2, 2022, 10:09 am Category: Uncategorized

How do organizations build a future-ready workforce?

How do organizations build a future-ready workforce?

“MIT Sloan experts weigh in on five traits of the emerging workforce:

1️⃣They’re data-literate.
Data-driven companies enjoy increased revenue, improved customer service, best-in-class operating efficiencies, and improved profitability.

2️⃣They’re comfortable working with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robots.
Most experts agree the future of artificial intelligence is the future of work. And robotic technology is expected to keep expanding, with the global robotics market worth $260 billion by 2030, according to one estimate

3️⃣They’re empowered.
According to research by MIT Sloan professor Thomas Kochan,director of the MIT Institute for Work and Employment Research, workers report experiencing a sizable “voice gap” at work — that is, a gap between how much say or influence they feel they ought to have and how much they actually have — on topics such as wages, working conditions, and fair treatment

4️⃣They respect, expect, and understand the value of “good jobs.”
Today’s employees have standards: This means good pay and benefits, a stable and predictable schedule, a career path, security and safety, and a fair and equitable work environment.

5️⃣They’re committed to advances in equity and the environment.
According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 83% of tech executives are white. At Apple, 6% of the tech workforce last year was Black. At Google, just under one-quarter of interns were Black and Latinx, and 5.5% of new hires were Black.

“With the workforce of the future heading into new, undiscovered territory it’s important to look beyond the headlines and examine the data behind the trends. Reading headlines won’t give you the information needed to make informed decisions and position the organization for success in the future. Organizations must be able to meet the needs of multiple generations and influence a mixture of workers across demographics, technological skills, and employment contracts.” – McLean & Company

***links to additional resources in the comments below

Acknowledgment: infographic by Chess Media Group & post based on article from MIT Sloan in the comments box below & research from McLean & Company

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Posted on: October 2, 2022, 6:43 am Category: Uncategorized

Good Vibrations: Libraries supply sensory spaces

Good Vibrations

Libraries supply sensory spaces

Good Vibrations

Posted on: October 2, 2022, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized

Public libraries are expanding the sharing economy by adding Libraries of Things to their catalogs

Public libraries are expanding the sharing economy by adding Libraries of Things to their catalogs

Public libraries are expanding the sharing economy by adding Libraries of Things to their catalogs

Posted on: October 1, 2022, 6:29 am Category: Uncategorized

ALSC: The Benefits of Community Partnerships

The Benefits of Community Partnerships

Posted on: October 1, 2022, 6:05 am Category: Uncategorized

5 ways public libraries are being used to fight food insecurity

5 ways public libraries are being used to fight food insecurity

1. Community gardens

2. Seed libraries

3. Freedges and little free pantries

4. Free summer meals

5. Emergency food distribution centers

 

Posted on: September 30, 2022, 6:26 am Category: Uncategorized

Learning Serverless (and why it is hard)

Learning Serverless (and why it is hard)

https://pauldjohnston.medium.com/learning-serverless-and-why-it-is-hard-4a53b390c63d

“The lack of a clear path from “developer” or “cloud engineer” to “serverless developer/engineer/architect” is startling given that this has been on the agenda for many people in tech for years.”

Image from About — Cynefin Framework — The Cynefin Co

Posted on: September 30, 2022, 6:18 am Category: Uncategorized