Critical Linking for January 18th, 2016

With 2015 at an end, it’s the perfect time to look back on all his book selections for the year and, if you weren’t following along, maybe pick up a few for 2016. After all, as InDinero co-founder Jessica Mah points out, if you want to think like a CEO, you need to read like one.

Say what you want about him, but this list of 23 Books Mark Zuckerberg Wants You To Read shows a mind at work.


Scholastic Publishing said on Sunday that it would halt distribution of a children’s picture book about George Washington and his enslaved household cook amid an outcry over its visual depiction of the former president’s slaves as happy, smiling workers.



Researchers at the University of Michigan recently unveiled a new Braille-enabled prototype tablet that makes it possible for those with vision problems to read text on a full display . The tablet itself features fully refreshable pages containing raised bumps, a marked improvement from current devices that can only display one line of Braille text at a time.

Someone tell me that electronic books aren’t real books. Go ahead. Do it.


Many of the places I stop at are very remote. “Remote” in Nevada means hours away from a town big enough to have a library. When the stop is closer to a town or a school library, we offer convenience to our patrons. It is much easier to bring a class of students to a library when it is parked beside the school.

Also someone please tell me how libraries are no longer necessary in the digital age.

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