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The 5-Step Editing Process for a Perfect Resume

The 5-Step Editing Process for a Perfect Resume | AtoZ | Scoop.it
You know that you should edit your resume before you send it off in the world, making sure it’s error-free. But to make sure that resume is in the best possible shape? You shoul...
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A Great Online Collection of Vintage Library Posters From the 1960s

A Great Online Collection of Vintage Library Posters From the 1960s | AtoZ | Scoop.it
Canada-based library technician Enokson has a great online collection of colorful vintage posters that promote the use of libraries and help kids maneuver their way around one. She found them while...
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Little Free Library, Worldwide Effort to Build Tiny Community Libraries

Little Free Library, Worldwide Effort to Build Tiny Community Libraries | AtoZ | Scoop.it
Little Free Library is a grassroots initiative to build more libraries around the world than philanthropist Andrew Carnegie did (he built 2,510). The libraries in question are tiny dollhouse sized ...
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New York Public Library Has Released Over 20,000 Maps as High-Resolution Downloads for Free

New York Public Library Has Released Over 20,000 Maps as High-Resolution Downloads for Free | AtoZ | Scoop.it
The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division of the New York Public Library has released more than 20,000 maps as high-resolution downloads for free. Specifically, the library is distributing...
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9 Things You Won't See on Display at the American Museum of Natural History

9 Things You Won't See on Display at the American Museum of Natural History | AtoZ | Scoop.it
A mere 3 percent of the American Museum of Natural History’s 33 million specimens and artifacts are on view at the New York City institution. We took a peek at the rest, which live behind doors locked to the public. From ultra-rare books to ancient bugs, here’s some of the cool stuff we found.
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50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians

50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians | AtoZ | Scoop.it
A list of the best quotes about libraries and librarians, together with quotes that you can share as images.
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The Only 5 Interview Questions You Need to Prepare for

The Only 5 Interview Questions You Need to Prepare for | AtoZ | Scoop.it
There is an awful lot of chitchat, jibber jabber and small talk going on in interviews. When you take a closer look at the exchanges, you can see that there are only a few questions the interviewer is really bothered about. The rest are simply there to create rapport and filling the gaps.
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The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World

The 10 Weirdest And Most Wonderful Libraries In The World | AtoZ | Scoop.it
What do camels, donkeys, UFOs, boats, phone booths, and tanks have in common? They can all be libraries. Confused? Check out these weird and wonderful libraries...

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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:45 AM

All libraries are learning spaces, no matter how unusual they appear to be. Libraries support information literacy and lifelong learning.  They build communities.  They empower individuals.  They protect our right to know.  And what's more, they preserve our nation's cultural heritage.

Ann Vega's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:34 AM

Love the BiblioBurro!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 26, 2013 11:52 AM

I love the Little Free Libraries.  I would love to see them pop up where I live.  I only see one in my area and it is about 40 miles away!

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Mobile Libraries - Model Projects - Goethe-Institut 

Mobile Libraries - Model Projects - Goethe-Institut  | AtoZ | Scoop.it

Dagmar Giersberg:

"More than 100 buses and lorries can be seen chugging around suburbs and rural areas throughout Germany, bringing library services to people living far away from the nearest city or local library.
Welcome to Heilbronn Mobile Library, where you will be greeted by a bright and cheerful room, white shelves – some cheekily arranged in asymmetrical fashion – filled with books, CDs and DVDs, a light-blue floor and red seating, not to mention a reading mat in a window recess."


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20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world

20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world | AtoZ | Scoop.it
A list of most tremendous examples showing how modern libraries are shaping the way we learn and enjoy reading in the digital age.

 

As you will see from these amazing photos (http://ebookfriendly.com/2013/04/11/modern-libraries ;), libraries around the world are heading into the future, creating for their patrons a more dynamic, multi-level environment for learning and pleasure.


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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:12 AM

mesmerizing libraries

wildswans's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:18 AM

Sometimes physical space can also act as a metaphor for our minds. When space creates a sense of wonderment, our imagination follows.

Adele Greene's curator insight, May 29, 2014 5:04 AM

I would enjoy studying on a summers day!

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Ask a Librarian About the Odd Things Happening at Libraries

Ask a Librarian About the Odd Things Happening at Libraries | AtoZ | Scoop.it

Jen Doll:

There's a piece in the Wall Street Journal today about the changing nature of libraries, as not just places where people find and check out books, but as community rec centers in themselves. But is this really new at all?

 

Link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324677204578187901423347828.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_10_1

 

Brooklyn librarian Rita Meade comment: 

What people need to realize, and what the media (and, perhaps, librarians ourselves) has failed to do is effectively communicate that librarians have been evolving all along." Later, she pointed me to this piece in today'sNew York Times, calling it "an honest assessment of libraries."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 14, 2013 6:10 AM

Libraries evolving and staying relevant!

Tammy Morley's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:23 PM

Not in the future - but now!

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The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States

The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States | AtoZ | Scoop.it
The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the United States...

 

here are the top ten stunning libraries and why they are rated so:

1. The Armstrong-Browning Library at Baylor University, Texas

2. Morgan Library, New York

3. Boston Public Library, Massachusetts

4. Braddock Carnegie Library, Pennsylvania

5. Indianapolis Public Library, Indiana

6. Los Angeles Central Library, California

7. Hearst Castle Gothic Study, California

8. Skywalker Ranch Library, California

9. Suzzallo Library of the University of Washington, Washington

10. Fisher Fine Arts Library of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania

 

Check out the photos and their interesting descriptions here:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/148866

 

 

 

 

 


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Libraries as Coworking Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning

Libraries as Coworking Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning | AtoZ | Scoop.it

This project aimed to inform design strategies for smart space technology to enhance libraries as environments for coworking and informal social learning. The focus was on understanding user motivations, behaviour, and activities in the library when there is no programmed agenda.


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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:07 PM
More and more libraries are removing bookshelves to make way for infrastructure and interior design elements (e.g. lounge areas, couches, meeting rooms, whiteboards, projectors, video consoles, cafés and food bars) aiming to facilitate social learning, open sharing and collaboration among their users. Is this the future of libraries?
Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 18, 2013 8:32 AM

The environment/space of libraries!

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The worst job interview mistakes and how to avoid them

The worst job interview mistakes and how to avoid them | AtoZ | Scoop.it
THERE’S no denying that a job interview can be incredibly stressful.
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Phone Booth Pop-Up Libraries in New York City

Phone Booth Pop-Up Libraries in New York City | AtoZ | Scoop.it
Architect John Locke is converting phone booths in New York City into pop-up libraries complete with custom bookshelves and small selections of books. Locke explains the project in this interview w...
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Libraries of the Future, An Optimistic Cartoon by Tom Gauld

Libraries of the Future, An Optimistic Cartoon by Tom Gauld | AtoZ | Scoop.it
Libraries of the Future is a optimistic cartoon by London-based illustrator and cartoonist Tom Gauld that shows possible ways that a library could work in the future. It was created as a weekly car...
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10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People

10 Famous Literary Characters Based on Real People | AtoZ | Scoop.it
“Write what you know,” they say. So it makes sense that many authors take a good look around at friends and family when creating characters for their books.
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8 Book Historians, Curators, Specialists, And Librarians Who Are Killing It Online

8 Book Historians, Curators, Specialists, And Librarians Who Are Killing It Online | AtoZ | Scoop.it
You love books. These experts love books harder.
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34 tips for your next job #interview

34 tips for your next job #interview | AtoZ | Scoop.it
Almost 40% of candidates forget to smile during a job interview http://t.co/LOr0Ba5zAP

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Inspiring Libraries in the Most Unexpected Places

Inspiring Libraries in the Most Unexpected Places | AtoZ | Scoop.it
Definitive guidebook and friendly tour-guide to the world's most wondrous places. Travel tips, articles, strange facts and unique events.
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15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World

15 Super Unique Libraries Around the World | AtoZ | Scoop.it
From Stuttgart, Germany to Iwaki City, Japan, we take a look at 15 of the most extraordinarily-designed libraries.

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One Of The Largest Libraries In The World | English Russia

One Of The Largest Libraries In The World | English Russia | AtoZ | Scoop.it

The National library of Belarus, located in Minsk, is one of the largest libraries in the world. The building is included into the list of top 50 most unusual buildings in the world where it occupies the 24th position. The Library has 23 floors, and a lot of glass was used in the construction.  There are 20 reading halls in the library, each of them accommodating 2000 people.  Its library database includes over 12000 on-line versions of books in Russian. Full texts of books in Economics, Sociology, History, Philosophy, Cultural Studies, Psychology, Linguistics, Literature, Law and Art are available. 

 

View more photos to see what the library looks like from the inside here: http://englishrussia.com/2012/03/16/one-of-the-largest-libraries-in-the-world/


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Beautiful Government Law Libraries

Beautiful Government Law Libraries | AtoZ | Scoop.it

http://t.co/6QkhyomS

 

"These are libraries maintained for the use of government lawmakers and staff at the national, state or local levels. Some are open to the public, others are reserved for lawmakers and their staff."


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Kenna Johnson's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:18 AM

Besides the fact that these are designed for Gov, Officials, it doesn't really apply to government, but these are amazing! Take a look! It almost makes me want to be a government lawmaker. Almost.

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Most Interesting Libraries of the World

Most Interesting Libraries of the World | AtoZ | Scoop.it
Picture gallery for the most interesting library and libraries of the world.

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The 7 Critical Services All Libraries Should Offer - Edudemic

The 7 Critical Services All Libraries Should Offer - Edudemic | AtoZ | Scoop.it
Libraries are changing. They're becoming an online resource for students of all ages and a meeting place for the entire community of a school.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 4, 2013 3:00 AM

7 ways libraries can impact student learning > critical for all libraries!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:59 PM

lovely infographic and food for thought.