Sharon Byerly

Libraries provide community support

Though Baltimore schools have since reopened, they did close due to rioting over Freddy Gray’s death while in police custody, but the public libraries stayed open as places of “comfort and community” to residents.

Roswell Encina, Director of Communications of Enoch Pratt Free Library says, “That’s what the library has always been there for, from crises like this to a recession to the aftermath of severe weather. The library has been there. It happened in Ferguson; it’s happening here.”

“Baltimore libraries stay open to provide community support”-PBS

For the latest news on the Freddie Gray death investigation in Baltimore at CNN click here.

Powerful tweets like the ones below from Baltimore City Schools click here.



Americans’ Privacy Strategies Post-Snowden

Michael Miner of the Chicago Reader opines on The Pew Research Center’s survey results concerning how American adults protect themselves after Edward Snowden revealed government surveillance programs in 2013. Results show that “slightly over half the Americans polled said they were “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” about this monitoring.” A paltry number according to Miner.

Chicago Reader Bleader privacy blog post

Survey questions

Senior Pew researcher Mary Madden says of the results, that “half of Americans think it would be difficult for them to find tools and strategies to help them be more private as they use technology. The vast majority have not yet adopted some of the more advanced tools that would encrypt their communications or make them less visible when they are using the internet.” These strategies may include “special search engines, e-mail encryption programs, browser plug-ins, proxy servers, and anonymity software. The adults polled were asked about each tool, and in every case most of them—at least two persons in three and more often about four in five—had either not considered using the tool or had never heard of it.”

Local news about copyright : “Losing Vivian Maier” via the Chicago Reader.

Goldstein and Maloof, the latter who recently sold a large portion of his Vivian Maier collection to a gallery in Canada and whose documentary is nominated for an Academy Award, blame government, “which they say is attacking them, trying to get control of the work that they rescued from the dustbin and made famous. The issue is copyright, something Maloof and Goldstein thought they’d taken care of.” Check out the movie, Finding Vivian Maier, from the MVCC library.

Losing Vivian Maier Chicago Reader link

Vivian Maier self portrait from the Jeffrey Goldstein Collection

Best Jobs in America

Confused about what career path to choose? Not satisfied with your current employment?

CNNMoney/Payscale has posted the 2015 – 100 “Best jobs in  in America” that have “big growth, great pay and satisfying work.”

Link to article

#1 : Software architect


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