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The iPad Mini Could Spur an Education Revolution

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I have long been a skeptic about the role of personal computing in education, especially for K-12 schools.

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21st Century Library Strategic Plan Model – The Book!

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"Crash Course in Strategic Planning" is now available from Libraries Unlimited. Visit their website for more information and your book orders. 

 

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The Future of Librarianship: Continuing the Conversation

For those who attended today's webcast on The Future of Librarianship, let's continue the conversation right here! Feel free to post your comments, questions or experiences, and I'll jump in as needed.
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ALA releases 2014 State of America's Libraries Report

ALA releases 2014 State of America's Libraries Report PR Newswire (press release) Stripling and the ALA are undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas: literacy, inquiry, social and emotional...
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New CIL Public Libraries CyberTour – Stephen's Lighthouse New

CIL Public Libraries CyberTour. As is my tradition at the Computers in Libraries conference I did a few free, short cybertours in the Exhibit Hall. Here are the slides for the Public Library Trends session: ...
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"Your Hidden Asset" - Scholastic Administrator, Spring 2014

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Need as expert to help students meet COMMON CORE goals?  Look to your librarian.

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Classifying library users

Reading rainbow: Classifying library users
KTAR.com
PHOENIX - Move over, bookworms. Librarians have several new ways to identify customers.
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Philosophies of Librarianship

Philosophies of Librarianship | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
I've had a couple experiences recently that have made me realize how much our philosophies of librarianship impact our professional practice. And I've realized, too, that even if you don't have a fully-worked out philosophy of ...
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Pros and Cons of Outside CE Trainers

At the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, I earned a PhD in Adult and Continuing Education over 20 years ago.
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Rebranding Removes the Term Library

Rebranding Removes the Term Library | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
At the risk of sounding like I’m bragging, I knew this was coming when I wrote The Revolutionary Library in April of 2011, and again in August with The Physics of Your Library Brand.
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Karen du Toit's comment, February 28, 4:05 AM
Changing the name to incorporate all the new functions /spaces/services the "library" offers! To get past the stereotypical idea of a "library" with only books and a quiet place of study!
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 1, 5:19 AM
Rebranding Removes the Term Library
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This is really b.s. The term library and it associations are still very important and vital to the institution in most of its forms. "Digital Idea Space" or "Ideal Village"  or "You can make it happen here!" or what ever the heck you want to rebrand it does not convey the wonderful history and values that make libraries great and sound trendy and hollow.

 

I agree that libraries need to be marketed better and often times differently but just as importantly they need to hire and retain the best and brightest who will actively provide and support the creation of new knowledge. A trendy new name that obliterates a very powerful concept in many folks' minds, LIBRARY, does not do the history or values of the idea justice. Perhaps a hybrid name that involves both is OK, like "Library Resource Center" or "Digital Learning Library" or even a name that does not include the word but clearly markets the traditional values of intellectual freedom, equity, learning, and yes, still preserving and collecting traditional things like books.

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Baker & Taylor Puts Digital Library on Blackboard Platform

Baker & Taylor Puts Digital Library on Blackboard Platform
Digital Book World
... digital media library on the Blackboard Learn platform.
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Baker & Taylor Puts Digital Library on Blackboard Platform

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Bookmark - "The Battel of the Books(' Readers)"

Bookmark - "The Battel of the Books(' Readers)" | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Do you remember Jonathan Swift's account of "the terrible Fight that happened on Friday last between the Antient and Modern Books" in St. James's Library? That was last Friday some month in 1697, b...
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Libraries seek ideas for remaining relevant

Libraries seek ideas for remaining relevant | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries seek ideas for remaining relevant Tribune-Review In November, voters in Homestead, Munhall and West Homestead agreed to a similar 0.33-mill special real estate tax to go toward the maintenance and operation of the Carnegie Library of...
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Libraries seek ideas for remaining relevant
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Why Do We Still Need “libraries”? We Don’t!

Why Do We Still Need “libraries”? We Don’t! | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
A couple of years ago I reiterated the age old question – Why do we still need libraries? – but mostly in passing.
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Why Do We Still Need “libraries”? We Don’t!

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What IS the State of America’s Libraries?

What IS the State of America’s Libraries? | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
My first impression of ALA’s Report was just another rehash of Pew’s survey information. ALA releases 2014 State of America’s Libraries Report is that rehash, but it also masks ALA’s misguided concept for the future of librarianship.
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The Top 6 Work Skills Today's Employers Want - Social Europe Journal

The Top 6 Work Skills Today's Employers Want
Social Europe Journal
They're also interested in “softer skills” like problem-solving and creativity that can play as big a role in career advancement as training or education.
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Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about - opensource.com

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Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about
opensource.com
SubjectsPlus makes it easy to add staff (or guide managers) and resources (print, databases, links, and more) so that you can publish a handy subject guide for your patrons.
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The field of librarianship is constantly one in flux | Hiring Librarians

The field of librarianship is constantly one in flux | Hiring Librarians | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
This anonymous interview is with a public librarian who has been a hiring manager. This person hires the following types of LIS professionals: Children's Librarian This librarian works at a library with 10-50 staff members in a ...
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Pew Research Defines Library Users – Yet Again?

Pew Research Defines Library Users – Yet Again? | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Pew Research Internet Project has released the third in its series of research “on the topic of public libraries’ changing role in Americans’ lives and communities.” From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond “serves as a capstone to the three...
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In it for the Money: Your Public Library - The Ann Arbor Chronicle

In it for the Money: Your Public Library - The Ann Arbor Chronicle | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
In it for the Money: Your Public Library The Ann Arbor Chronicle If anything, the 21st century's biggest problem for libraries has been a 'faster horse' problem [6], that they [patrons] may not know what they want.” Eli was quick to clarify that he...
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Measuring Outcomes | Design4Impact - Library Journal

Measuring Outcomes | Design4Impact - Library Journal | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Library Journal Measuring Outcomes | Design4Impact Library Journal One of the most common buzzwords in librarianship today is “outcomes, not outputs.” In other words, measuring not quantitative metrics of what libraries do, such as circulation or...
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Eighth-graders design and build a school library for the 21st century

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Eighth-graders design and build a school library for the 21st century
Killeen Daily Herald
A new library at Berkeley's REALM Charter School will be carved out of an existing room in a commercial building.
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A library no more . . . Idea Exchange is born

A library no more . . . Idea Exchange is born Waterloo Record The Public Libraries Act sets out that a public library shall be under the management and control of a board, “which is a corporation known as The (insert name of municipality) Public...
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PLA 2014: How Do You Manage? - Publishers Weekly

PLA 2014: How Do You Manage?
Publishers Weekly
Our panelists include Julie Todaro, a library manager with over 35 years of experience in all types of libraries.
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Counterpoint: Libraries' mission is learning, not just books

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Counterpoint: Libraries' mission is learning, not just books Minneapolis Star Tribune As the Partnership for 21st Century Skills predicts, the education model is changing from institution-centered and degree-focused to self-directed and...
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Get Creative At Your Library

Gregg Fraley at TEDxStoremont Scaffolding To Solutions | | | | | The Secret to Creativity: Mike Dillon at TEDxEastsidePrep A former Imagineer for Disney, Mike Dillon founded his own imagination company.
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America is in love with its libraries: Pew report

America is in love with its libraries: Pew report | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
The Pew Internet and American Life Project released a new report today entitled How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities PDF, that shows a very large majority of Americans value libraries, viewing them as critical to their...
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