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Chris Jowaisas
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Chris Jowaisas Jun 18
Love this work - thx and for making this happen (& for spurring the revolution) -
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EIFL Jun 11
"Libraries are on course to provide democratic, independent spaces to meet community needs." says Jemmimah Maragwa, Kenya National Library Service
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LRS Jun 11
Are you ready for a data adventure? The next Research Institute for Public Libraries (RIPL) national event will occur July 12-15, 2020 in Chicago!
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EIFL Jun 10
"Libraries can address social challenges in the community!" says Constance Chilipa, Solwezi Zambia Library Service Provincial Library
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Open Data Literacy Jun 10
ODL is launching a survey about public libraries and open data very soon. Read more about the survey--and about how libraries can get involved with open data--in our latest blog post:
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Chris Jowaisas May 22
Happy that we got a chance to do a short thank you to the in-country champions who have worked so hard to make work - see the data from the project at
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Chris Jowaisas May 22
For attendees, find the free Design Thinking for Libraries toolkit here -
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Chris Jowaisas May 16
Replying to @cjowaisas
They are places with computers and free broadband access. (One in three Chicagoans lacks ready access to high-speed internet.)" Unfortunately, no mention of the amazing staff that makes all this happen.
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Chris Jowaisas May 16
Replying to @cjowaisas
technology, have instead morphed into indispensable and bustling neighborhood centers and cultural incubators, offering music lessons, employment advice, citizenship training, entrepreneurship classes and English-as-a-second-language instruction.
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Chris Jowaisas May 16
Buried somewhat in this article about co-located libraries is a breathtaking line: "But co-location was also just plain good urban planning. In cities across the country, branch libraries, which futurologists not long ago predicted would be made obsolete by
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Chris Jowaisas May 9
We've just had the 10th country in Africa begin the process of adding public / community libraries to the map - thx to our partners & in each country for their assistance in getting to this point - on to #11 & beyond!
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TASCHA May 7
If you're free tonight, head over to to learn about about the in Seattle. 7pm. TASCHA research analyst speaking.
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UW iSchool Apr 16
We are so thrilled to have 9 -- count 'em, NINE(!) -- iSchool students among this year's . Meet them here:
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Dr. Nkem Osuigwe Apr 16
1 Why libraries, some ask. How are libraries connected with the development & transformation of communities? 'Libraries are just for schooling in Africa, after that phase, what do we need libraries for? Libraries are dead in Africa, right?' Wrong! Wrong! Wrong!
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COSLA_Link Apr 11
The Digital Equity Act would help measure and close the digital divide. No one in our communities should be left behind because they don’t have the skills needed to participate online. We call on Congress to pass this legislation and commit to achieving .
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Open Data Literacy Feb 28
's project manager helped plan this event so that academic researchers could learn more about how affects their work. The presentation is free, but RSVP to reserve your spot!
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LRS Feb 21
Join us for our next webinar March 13: Data Visualizations for Decision-Making
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Mega Subramaniam Feb 20
. team is excited to share our free toolkit for public library staff serving to create engaging teen programs and services with digital media - - big thanks to for their generous support!
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AfLIA Jan 29
You have immensely impacted the sector of Africa. Your passion for state-of-the-art librarianship has never waned since the days of service at till now as Prez. of . We celebrate you as a true librarian, activist, advocate and leader. Happy birthday .
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Tessa Wracked Jan 30
The way that April & other POC were treated at ALAMW is appalling & the reason I push back on narratives of libraries/librarians as spaces/people with inherent magical goodness. We're not immune to the white supremacy and toxic masculinity that exist in society. We reflect it.
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