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With everything becoming available online we won't need librarians?

With everything becoming available online we won't need librarians? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

There have been many articles and blog posts lately debating the future of libraries. It is hard to imagine a school without one of these learning centers (where else would faculty meetings, testing, and baby showers take place?), but this post focuses on busting the myth that librarians will become obsolete.


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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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Information Fluency Digital Magazine

Information Fluency Digital Magazine | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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Blended Learning | Common Craft

Blended Learning | Common Craft | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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Blended learning has been going on in Library Media Centers for years.  Glad to see the concept is 'new again". 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 7, 1:45 PM

Here's another terrific video from commoncraft.  


Need to quickly understand technology concepts?  Go see what commoncraft really does so well: explanations! 

Teri Thomas's curator insight, September 11, 8:28 PM

Commoncraft gives interesting results for short presentations. 

Emilie's curator insight, September 25, 5:32 AM

Une explication simple du blended learning et de la classe inversée.

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Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies!

Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies! | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

EDUC 650 Integrating Social Media Instructional Strategies 

Online Course 1 semester hour graduate credit
Instructor: Dr. Kay Lehmann
Enroll today! Tuition and Registration
September 29 - October 24, 2014
Explore effective ways to use social media to connect communities of learners in virtual and physical spaces, to communicate with parents, and for personal professional development. Learn how to use social networks and cloud-based tools including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other personal learning networks.
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LMS pros know social media has enormous engagement possibilities for all library users. 


The key is to understand how to integrated into your school.  Expert help from a great on line teacher. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 15, 4:14 PM

1 Semester hour of graduate credit and a whole lot of fun.  Kay Lehmann's timely class will demystify social media and help find your way in the 21st Century fast lane. 


Kay's a terrific teacher. This is an intriguing class.  Jump in the information is fine. 

Kay Lehmann's curator insight, September 17, 9:22 AM

Thanks Dennis for letting folks know there is still time and room to join my Social Media class for this fall!

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 26, 3:10 AM

Frightened by Facebook? Terrified by Twitter? Get a Grip on Social Media Instructional Strategies!

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Re-imagining Information Literacy Competencies

Re-imagining Information Literacy Competencies | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Barbie E. Keiser


"The task force was charged with updating the information literacy competency standards for higher education “so that they reflect the current thinking on such things as the creation and dissemination of knowledge, the changing global higher education and learning environment, the shift from information literacy to information fluency, and the expanding definition of information literacy to include multiple literacies, e.g., transliteracy, media literacy, digital literacy, etc.”'

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 24, 7:28 AM

Re-imagining Information Literacy Competencies

Claire Brooks's curator insight, September 24, 4:15 PM

good overlap of digital literacy/info lit/PLE

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.





Via Lauren Moss, ManufacturingStories
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Google Goodies.... give 'em a try!

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, September 1, 7:09 PM

Cómo usar google

Kimberly House's curator insight, September 16, 3:57 AM

Fantastic infographic. This one goes on the door to my room. Great to share with classroom teachers as well. 

connie butcher's curator insight, September 23, 7:43 AM

Awesome information for educators and students!!!

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I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED

I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days. Here’s What It Did to Me | Gadget Lab | WIRED | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
I like everything. Or at least I did, for 48 hours. Literally everything Facebook sent my way, I liked---even if I hated it.
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What's the sound of one thumb rising?


I hear a man trapped in filter bubbles, drowning in a torrent of robot generated 'news'.  


Fascinating article.


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Lourense Das's curator insight, August 13, 4:29 AM

What does it mean - "like" on FB? Check this article and you will find out. #facebook #filterbubble #advertising

gwynethjones's curator insight, August 13, 7:35 PM

FASCINATING experiment! - Reason # 201 why I broke up w/ FB!

The Daring Librarian: Dear Facebook, We Need to Talk

Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 14, 3:57 PM

Having recently "signed off" from Facebook again for a while, I totally relate to this!

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Curation as Digital Literacy Practice

Curation as Digital Literacy Practice | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Ibrar Bhatt writes: "Digital curation therefore is not just about finding relevant material, although that is a significant part of it, but is also about creating a specific and unique experience by utilising the resulting materials which then become contextualised within a new space. A curator, therefore, whether she is a journalist-by-proxy such as Popova or a student completing an assignment in a classroom, not only collects and interprets, but also creates a new experience with it. In this respect, curation is a process of problem solvingre-assembling,re-creating, and stewardship of other people’s writing." 


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N Kaspar's curator insight, July 26, 7:39 AM

This would create an interesting twist or option to the practice of assigning an essay as completion of a unit or topic of study.

 

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 30, 6:59 AM

Curation of information for educational content and context: article worth reading

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, August 25, 2:05 AM

More on curation. Creating new content from old. When should you blog about it, and when should you tweet?

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E-Learning Certificate Program: Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in elearning settings.

E-Learning Certificate Program: Prepare for teaching in blended or virtual online classrooms or training in elearning settings. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
COURSES

This is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate, is an approved elective in the online Master of Science in Education degree program, and is open as an individual course to students seeking professional development.
EDUC 761 Creating Collaborative Communities in E-learning 3 graduate credits NOTE: This is the fourth in the series of five required courses.
EDUC 764 E-Learning Practicum 3 graduate credits
Prerequisite: Successful completion with a 3.0 gpa in EDUC 760, 761, 762, 763 and Consent of Instructor.

TUITION
The university tuition is $415 per graduate credit ($1245 per course) for 2014. The tuition for this program is the same fee for in-state and non-Wisconsin residents. There is no registration fee to reserve a spot
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 15, 8:52 AM

ONLINE STUDENT SERVICES 

  • Free e-textbooks are provided when you login to the courses. 
  • Free access to LYNDA.COM self-paced video tutorials to help develop software skills useful to any educator or trainer.  
  • Free access to Brainfuse eTutoring, an on-demand system, enhanced with live tutoring support in a number of subjects including writing, computers, and technology.
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Pause Google: 8 Alternative Search Engines To Find What Google Can’t

Pause Google: 8 Alternative Search Engines To Find What Google Can’t | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
On the information superhighway, we are at the helm of piloting a browser through the lanes and alleys of the web. To be a good driver, you need to be a master at the wheel. Would it be an apt metaphor to describe Google Search as that wheel which steers us from one lode of…
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There is so much more to search than Google...off the wall search engines ... an eclectic list! 

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, September 21, 5:21 AM

Some really interesting search engines here...

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Learn About URL Structure in Under 3 Minutes

Learn About URL Structure in Under 3 Minutes | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Understanding the structure of a URL helps students understand how information is stored and accessed online—it is one of the basic skills at the foundation of information and digital literacy. Teaching the ins and outs of servers and subdomains can be challenging, which is why we’ve been hard at work creating simple and engaging video tutorials to help you teach these imperative skills to students.


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Url (as in Duke of...)  can you read it?

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 25, 4:17 PM

Excellent!

objectplace's curator insight, June 28, 10:34 AM

bones of digital literacy

Helen Rowling's curator insight, July 14, 11:00 PM

URL: Simple engaging tute.

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Leading Learning | Standards of Practice

Leading Learning | Standards of Practice | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014 presents a model for the development and implementation of the school library as a library learning commons. It provides educators with a common set of standards of practice for moving forward. CLA President Marie DeYoung stated that the organization considers this publication as a “definitive learning support that is critical for all Canadian schools.”


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Our Canadian friends have so many good ideas. All we have to do is learn to listen.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, June 15, 6:27 AM

Leading Learning:  Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014. Must-read for all school library professionals & Principals!

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Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library

Public Domain & Creative Commons Content - Finding Public Domain & Creative Commons Images - Research Guides at Harvard Library | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
This guide will help you find and correctly attribute public domain and Creative Commons images for your project or presentation.
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Copyright & Creative Commons: Includes more than just the infographic. Scroll down for a fine annotated bibliography of resources. 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 3, 7:20 PM

Great list of portals from Harvard Law School

Lisa Norris's curator insight, June 3, 7:36 PM

Post this on your makerspace walls.

teacher1stop.com's curator insight, June 6, 8:36 AM

Thank you for this TERRIFIC resource!!!

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Are you bringing your browser history to school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Are you bringing your browser history to school? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

What this means is that if last night in the privacy of your own home and from your own computer, you were visiting some potentially embarrassing websites (porn, stalk-your-ex.com, Sarah Palin fansites, WebMD's "What that weird rash might be", or whatever), a record of this activity will appear on your school computer when you access your browser the next morning.

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Never pass up a chance to gain a bit of wisdom from Doug Johnson. This is good information for students, teachers, anyone.

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 28, 12:47 PM

For those of us who spend much time online both in the privacy of our homes and at work, this article bears thoughtful consideration.

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Open access: six myths to put to rest

Open access: six myths to put to rest | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Open access to research is still held back by misunderstandings repeated by people who should know better, says Peter Suber
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Essential information to help you dispel the myths and shine the light on Open Access Research. (Let's tag it Open Educational Resources for now.)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 24, 1:03 PM

You've slaved over your research. You want an audience for your thinking..  The pundits you've been hearing are saying....


Understand the terrain. Discover the truth beyond the myths about Open access research publication.

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Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials

Richard Byrne's Free Technology for Teachers: Google Tutorials | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Google Tutorials

This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators.
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Great tutorials just a keyword search away. (Better still, just click and you are there. 

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 8, 10:53 AM

A great site with some useful tutorials as you begin the new school year. 

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 10, 3:10 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Joann David's curator insight, September 26, 1:20 PM

Always good to bookmark a great resource for technology tutorials. Great tips to explore.

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Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media

Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Today, Edmodo is excited to announce a partnership with Common Sense Media, a national non-profit dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of media and technology. As part of our partnership, we have created  a new resource for educators, the “Digital Citizenship Starter Kit,” which includes a series of activities and lessons designed to introduce digital citizenship concepts right in Edmodo. All lessons are based on Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.

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Excellent resources from reliable sources.  A back to school treasure chest of lesson and resources. 

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 24, 7:26 AM
Download the Digital Citizenship Starter Kit from Edmodo & Common Sense Media
Jennifer Futrell's curator insight, September 24, 8:31 AM

Common Sense Media is a fantastic teaching resource. 

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, September 25, 11:18 AM

Great resources for anyone not familiar with being online!!!

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9 Amazing Resources to Promote Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

9 Amazing Resources to Promote Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Amazing resources for teachers and parents to promote internet safety and digital citizenship inside and outside the classroom.
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Back to school tools! 

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A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style

A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
August 7, 2014
In yesterday's post I mentioned that Online Writing Lab (OWL) is one of my favourite go-to place when looking for help with referencing my papers. OWL provides guidelines on both APA...

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Thanks to super curator Joyce Valenza for bringing this to my attention.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 11, 12:19 PM

Post in the media center and share with your ELA and SS staff!

Character Minutes's curator insight, August 15, 4:58 AM

Great resource!

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, August 16, 1:52 PM

A wonderful one-page summary for class use.

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Referencing and Citation Style Guides: MLA. APA. CSE. Chicago

Referencing and Citation Style Guides: MLA. APA. CSE. Chicago | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Those are the four main styles used when writing professionally or academically. Students will need to use one of these standard styles, so it?s important
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Well researched article on a complex topic.  Think of this as a jumping off point for resources on the major citation styles used in research.  

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:11 PM

Mix and match your content with free textbooks and other resources.

Ann Ewel's curator insight, July 24, 9:14 AM

This looks like a great resource and not only that Elizabeth who scooped it first, also looks like a great resource -- lots of interesting scoops-- one to follow!

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, July 24, 2:58 PM

Really useful - why reinvent the wheel!

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Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense

Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Closing school libraries and cutting certified librarian positions does not make sense, says YA author and advocate Sarah Darer Littman, who has backed this assertion with research she cites in an open letter to policy makers.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 23, 2:58 PM

Thank you, Sara!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 3:45 PM

Reducing school librarians and librarians is one element of reducing the necessary resources in schools.

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Distracted By Google Search? 4 “Search Engines” You Should Not Ignore

Distracted By Google Search? 4 “Search Engines” You Should Not Ignore | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
An upstart search engine some 20-something has developed in a Silicon Valley garage? A search engine that could take little bites at Google's leviathan footprints? Hardly. Though, the second part of the above is coming true. But let's dissuade you from the hype of trying out some new-fangled search engine that has recently been unveiled.…

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Argh.... will this article help me break my Google Addiction?

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Sayed Saber Ali's curator insight, June 27, 3:38 AM

Useful links inside article

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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer?  Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app.  If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.


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Schools wise enough to still have libraries know that the Library can be the heart of learning in the 21st century.  Teacher Librarians Rock!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, June 23, 10:49 AM

Adding to your toolbox!

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 14, 6:06 AM

Good list.

WhenLibrariansAttack's curator insight, September 6, 8:12 PM

Here's my "to-do" list:

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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Clever, very clever.

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 26, 1:48 PM

These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 8:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 6:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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To Kill a Mockingbird – now available for the first time in eBook format | OverDrive Blogs

To Kill a Mockingbird – now available for the first time in eBook format | OverDrive Blogs | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

You may have seen the recent big news that Harper Lee has finally agreed to allow an eBook version of To Kill a Mockingbird to be released for the very first time. We’re happy to announce that the title is ready for sale in OverDrive Marketplace now, though its release date is not until July. You can add it to your school or public library catalog immediately, and accept holds that will be filled when the eBook is published.


To order this classic title and see some other very big authors and titles newly available in eBook format, check out this cart: Starring Harper Lee: Best of the Backlist. You’ll find bestselling titles from authors like Arthur Hailey, James Michener, Isabel Allende and more—newly available in eBook format for libraries and schools. Enjoy!

Cindy Orr is a Collection Development Analyst at OverDrive.


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A classic in a new format.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 26, 10:28 AM

Classic in a new format!

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Daniel Goleman on Focus: The Secret to High Performance and Fulfilment - YouTube

http://www.intelligencesquared.com/events/daniel-goleman-on-focus-high-performance-fulfilment/ Filmed at the Royal College of Music on 25th October 2013. 

Psychologist Daniel Goleman shot to fame with his groundbreaking bestseller Emotional Intelligence. The premise of the book, now widely accepted, is that raw intelligence alone is not a sure predictor of success in life. A greater role is played by 'softer' skills such as self-control, self-motivation, empathy and good interpersonal relationships.

Now Goleman comes to Intelligence Squared for an exclusive talk on the themes of his latest book, Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence. Attention, he will argue, is an underrated asset for high achievers in any field. Incorporating findings from neuroscience, Goleman will show why we need three kinds of focus: inner, for self-awareness; other, for the empathy that builds effective relationships; and outer, for understanding the larger systems in which organisations operate. Those who excel rely on Smart Practices such as mindfulness meditation, focused preparation and positive emotions that help improve habits, add new skills, and sustain excellence."


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Rhiengold recommended!  An hour+ on focus.  (Can you focus?)

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, May 19, 12:49 PM

I've been following Goleman's work for decades. As I've mentioned before, infotention involves both practice of the inner skills of attention control (Goleman focuses on focus, which is one important -- but not the only -- attentional aspect that can be trained) and knowledge of how to use information tools. This one hour and 18 minute video lecture concentrates on the three kinds of focus.

Michael Binzer's curator insight, May 23, 5:49 AM

I think Daniel Goleman is fantastic. His views on emotional intelligence is formidable. A youtube video to inspire you.....