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We say we are cutting edge…but are we?

We say we are cutting edge…but are we? | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Recently, I spoke at the NJLA annual conference on 21st century library titles. It was a panel discussion and the premise was  to introduce and discuss “cutting edge” librarian titles of the future!!
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Appeals Court Rules Digital Library Doesn't Violate Copyright Law

Appeals Court Rules Digital Library Doesn't Violate Copyright Law | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Book News: Appeals Court Rules Digital Library Doesn't Violate Copyright Law NPR (blog) In an interview on his website, Hill said that "children all have a basic creativity which needs to be encouraged and nurtured," adding, "I wanted to...
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What Exactly IS a “21st-Century” Library? - Brooklyn Heights Blog

What Exactly IS a “21st-Century” Library? - Brooklyn Heights Blog | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
What Exactly IS a “21st-Century” Library?
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How Diverse is Librarianship? Check Out the Stats.

How Diverse is Librarianship? Check Out the Stats. | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
... version2 How Diverse is Librarianship? Check Out the Stats. Filed Under: Diversity, featured (FPO), Librarians & Media Specialists Tagged With: Diversity 2014, librarianship demographics Discussion: Leave a Comment.
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5 Past Predictions for the Future of the Ebook - Gizmodo

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5 Past Predictions for the Future of the Ebook
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The dream of the electronic library dates back to at least the 1950s — and arguably much earlier! But it wasn't until the 1980s and 90s that ...
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The net neutrality war is still going, and we may be losing

The net neutrality war is still going, and we may be losing
Minnesota Daily
Education in the 21st century relies on almost instantaneous access to information and knowledge. The Internet created and ...
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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

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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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First Day

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You will slowly start to see changes in the look of the blog in coming weeks.  This is only natural.  Just as when someone moves into a new apartment or house they put their own stamp on the place to make … Continue reading →...
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Future Proof | Library by Design - Library Journal

Future Proof | Library by Design - Library Journal | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
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Future Proof | Library by Design
Library Journal
What does the traditional library mission of promoting literacy mean in the 21st century?
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New Free access to articles on MOOCs, Librarianship, and the ...

“Routledge is pleased to offer the Library & Information Science community free access to a collection of articles highlighting MOOCs and librarianship. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free, online classes ...
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Michigan library opens nap station for students

Michigan library opens nap station for students Midland Daily News Stephen Griffes, university library information resources senior supervisor, said the library was happy to help CSG because of the successful ideas they have presented in the past,...
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ALA’s Vision for the Library’s Future is Not Even Its Own

ALA’s Vision for the Library’s Future is Not Even Its Own | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
The Libraries Transforming Communities vision is not even a vision that ALA created. It is the vision of Professor David Lankes who is President of The Harwood Institute with whom ALA is partnering to transform America’s libraries.
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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

Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about - opensource.com | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about
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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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