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Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine

Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it

Embedding librarians in local organizations is the cornerstone of community reference. Assignments for embedded librarians vary from branch to branch so as to strategically target organizations that will provide the greatest partnership opportunities. DCL staff are embedded throughout the county in local schools, city councils, metro districts, economic development councils, and even a local women’s crisis center.

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Pancreatic cancer splits into four types, says genome study

Pancreatic cancer splits into four types, says genome study | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A study of whole genomes and DNA variation in pancreatic tumors suggests there are four subtypes of the cancer depending on location, frequency and pattern of DNA rearrangement.
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Aspirational Librarianship

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In the September/October issue of Knowledge Quest, Buffy and Kristin coauthored an article that suggested that there was a widening gap between the standards and expectations AASL promotes and the ...
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 27, 3:51 PM

How about you?  Do you aspire to meet the AASL standards?

 

"I aspire to what AASL considers “excellence”, keeping that as a potential goal while looking at the reality of the situation on the ground."

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Heinen's downtown supermarket is equal parts dining destination, grocery store

Heinen's downtown supermarket is equal parts dining destination, grocery store | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Today's food-shopper is just as likely to buy food to heat-and-eat, or eat cold, as he is to gather ingredients to cook for a meal. The new Heinen's store in downtown Cleveland is as much a grocery store as it is a place to buy - and maybe eat - a finished meal.
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Lawmakers aim to change teacher retirement

A teacher’s pension has long been a key perk of the low-paying job, but that benefit could be reduced under proposed state legislation.
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ISIS burn 10,000 books and more than 700 rare manuscripts in Mosul

ISIS burn 10,000 books and more than 700 rare manuscripts in Mosul | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Leading members of Mosul society reportedly tried to stop the fanatics destroying the building, but failed. The director of the library, Ghanim al-Ta'an, said that the extremists used homemade bombs.
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Wednesday opening of Heinen's supermarket in Cleveland Trust Rotunda revives historic memories and marks new milestone in preservation (photos)

Wednesday opening of Heinen's supermarket in Cleveland Trust Rotunda revives historic memories and marks new milestone in preservation (photos) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The renovation of the Cleveland Trust Rotunda Building as a Heinen's supermarket marks a new milestone for historic preservation in the city and arouses memories of its one-time industrial might.
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Dogs' Brains Respond to People's Voices the Same Way We Do — NOVA Next | PBS

Dogs' Brains Respond to People's Voices the Same Way We Do — NOVA Next | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Dogs have an uncanny ability to pick up on our mood, and we're beginning to understand the neuroscience that underpins their apparent devotion.
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So you want to be a medical librarian, perhaps? [Interview Edition]

So you want to be a medical librarian, perhaps? [Interview Edition] | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Are you debating what type of library field you’d like to pursue after graduation? Has it been a challenge for you to sit down and decide your options? Would you ever considered a career in medical...
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How a bad commute is worse for women than men

How a bad commute is worse for women than men | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Women feel the psychological impact of commuting four times as strongly as men. The effect can limit their job prospects, research finds.
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Researchers identify gene that pushes normal pancreas cells to change shape

Researchers identify gene that pushes normal pancreas cells to change shape | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A research team led by investigators from Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, and the University of Oslo, Norway, have identified a molecule that pushes normal pancreatic cells to transform their shape, laying the groundwork for development of pancreatic cancer—one of the most difficult ...
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Extraordinary teacher offers extraordinary look at her job. We need to support rather than undermine her efforts. | Get Schooled

Extraordinary teacher offers extraordinary look at her job.  We need to support rather than undermine her efforts. | Get Schooled | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
An extraordinary teacher writes an extraordinary explanation of her job and her concerns. This is a lengthy piece that every policymaker in the state ought to read.

Allison Webb of Woodstock is a 15 year veteran teacher at Sequoyah High School in Canton. Pour a cup of coffee and settle in --  her essay is worth the time as it shows what good teachers attempt in spite of a system that...
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Essay on the rhetoric about Yik Yak and college students @insidehighered

Essay on the rhetoric about Yik Yak and college students @insidehighered | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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How the landscape of the pancreatic cancer genome is coming into view

How the landscape of the pancreatic cancer genome is coming into view | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Scientists from Australia and the UK have done the most in-depth analysis yet of 100 pancreatic cancer genomes and highlighted 4 subtypes that may help guide future patient treatment. The study is
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Georgia abandons its rural hospitals | Jay Bookman

Georgia abandons its rural hospitals | Jay Bookman | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
How do you rescue Georgia's rural hospitals -- often the heart and soul of the communities that they serve -- from the financial challenges that are forcing them to close their doors forever?

Apparently, you don't. If you're the state of Georgia, you express insincere concern for their health, slap a Band-Aid on their gaping wounds and push them out the door to face the ugly future that awaits them.

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Purina Beneful dog food lawsuit: man claims dog food brand killing pets

Purina Beneful dog food lawsuit: man claims dog food brand killing pets | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A recent lawsuit claims Purina’s popular Beneful brand is hurting and killing pets.
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Heinen's opens downtown supermarket in renovated Cleveland Trust Building (photos)

Heinen's opens downtown supermarket in renovated Cleveland Trust Building (photos) | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The new downtown Heinen's opened as scheduled in the historic Cleveland Trust Building, a beloved and long off-limits landmark that has found a surprising and eagerly awaited second life.
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Babies Rely on Mother's Voice and Heartbeat To Develop Healthy Brains — NOVA Next | PBS

Babies Rely on Mother's Voice and Heartbeat To Develop Healthy Brains — NOVA Next | PBS | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Premature babies that are exposed to recordings of a mother's voice and heartbeat grow a larger, thicker auditory cortex.
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Trethewey to write poetry column for NYT Magazine

For the next year, former U.S. Poet Laureate and Emory faculty member Natasha Trethewey will be the author of a weekly poetry column for The New York Times Magazine. Her first column is scheduled to appear Sunday, Feb. 22.
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The Neighborhood Has Gentrified, But Where’s the Grocery Store?

The Neighborhood Has Gentrified, But Where’s the Grocery Store? | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In many gentrifying neighborhoods, attracting new residents and restaurants is the easy part. Finding the right mix of retail is much harder.
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Linguists link English, Hindi to single ancestor language spoken 6,500 years ago

Linguists link English, Hindi to single ancestor language spoken 6,500 years ago | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Linguists have traced the roots of English, Hindi, Greek and all Indo-European languages to a common ancestor tongue first spoken on the Russian steppes as much as 6,500 years ago.
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Mayo Clinic researchers identify molecule that lays groundwork for development of pancreatic cancer

Mayo Clinic researchers identify molecule that lays groundwork for development of pancreatic cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A research team led by investigators from Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, and the University of Oslo, Norway, have identified a molecule that pushes normal pancreatic cells to transform their shape, laying the groundwork for development of pancreatic cancer -- one of the most difficult tumors to treat.
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