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Part 4: What people want from their libraries

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Tiny Tips for Library Fun: Part 1 - Starting a Fire - School/Library Partnerships - Take 2

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A Cat's 200-Mile Trek Home Leaves Scientists Guessing

A Cat's 200-Mile Trek Home Leaves Scientists Guessing | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Cats are not migratory animals, yet there are anecdotal accounts of amazing journeys. Here is one that can be documented.
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Pension changes with cost-of-living increases may swell Ohio teacher retirements

Pension changes with cost-of-living increases may swell Ohio teacher retirements | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Education leaders in Ohio are expecting a wave of teacher retirements in the coming months.
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New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost? : NPR

New Reading Standards Aim To Prep Kids For College — But At What Cost? : NPR | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Almost the entire country has signed onto the Common Core Standards Initiative. The standards incorporate more nonfiction texts across all subjects to improve reading scores.
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Explorer's rare Scotch returned to Antarctic stash

Explorer's rare Scotch returned to Antarctic stash | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Talk about whisky on ice: Three bottles of rare, 19th century Scotch found beneath the floor boards of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackelton's abandoned expedition base were returned to the polar continent Saturday after a distiller flew them to...
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Fulton weighs spending cuts in proposed 2013 budget

Fulton weighs spending cuts in proposed 2013 budget | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Fulton County commissioners Wednesday will consider a proposed 2013 budget that may furlough public defenders and prosecutors and trim spending on libraries and other programs.
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Science proves that you should wear glittens

Science proves that you should wear glittens | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
They're the mullet of cold-protective clothing. Half glove, half mitten — really, fingerless gloves with a handy mitten flip-top. They are also fantastic. Now, partly, this is a matter of personal opinion.
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Announcing: The Shelby White & Leon Levy Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library | Library as Incubator Project

Announcing: The Shelby White & Leon Levy Information Commons at Brooklyn Public Library | Library as Incubator Project | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Coast Guard rescues boater and cat off Ga. coast

Coast Guard rescues boater and cat off Ga. coast | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The Coast Guard says a man and his cat are safe after they were rescued from a sinking sailboat off the Georgia coast.
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Basement New Literacies: Dialogue with a First-Year Teacher | Literacy in Learning Exchange

Basement New Literacies: Dialogue with a First-Year Teacher | Literacy in Learning Exchange | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Community for a Healthy Makerspace

Community for a Healthy Makerspace | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Occasionally, I'll visit a frustrated makerspace. "We have a space. We have tools. Where are the members?" They describe how they've put energy into the physical aspects of the space and say nothin...
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BFTP: So just what SHOULD librarians be teaching? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

BFTP: So just what SHOULD librarians be teaching? - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A weekend Blue Skunk "feature" will be a revision of an old post. I'm calling this BFTP...
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Some good priorities to consider in your library program!

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California dreamin’: The Age of MOOCs is here

California dreamin’: The Age of MOOCs is here | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
You might know that I had an article published in The Chronicle of Higher Education three months ago that addressed the impact of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) on the lower half of the studen...
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AP Credit Will No Longer Be Accepted At Dartmouth : NPR

AP Credit Will No Longer Be Accepted At Dartmouth : NPR | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Advanced Placement exams, which many high school students use to gain course credits when they attend college, will no longer be accepted for credit at Dartmouth College, the AP reports.
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IRS loses lawsuit in fight against tax preparers

IRS loses lawsuit in fight against tax preparers | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A federal judge on Friday barred the IRS from imposing a series of new regulations, including a competency exam, on hundreds of thousands of tax preparers.
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Flu season fuels debate over paid sick time laws

Flu season fuels debate over paid sick time laws | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Sniffling, groggy and afraid she had caught the flu, Diana Zavala dragged herself in to work anyway for a day she felt she couldn't afford to miss.
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Macon Promise Neighborhood: The need is great, the time is now | Opinion | Macon.com

Macon Promise Neighborhood: The need is great, the time is now | Opinion | Macon.com | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Two years ago, more than 30 community organizations came together in an unprecedented collaboration to address one of the most persistent challenges in our community -- the educational opportunities for children and the economic well-being of...
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Message spoken with kindness heard loud and clear - Only a few months ago I sat in a restaurant with my childhood friend Alan Johnson discussing the trials and tribulations of life.
If my memo...

Message spoken with kindness heard loud and clear - Only a few months ago I sat in a restaurant with my childhood friend Alan Johnson discussing the trials and tribulations of life. <br/>If my memo... | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Message spoken with kindness heard loud and clear - Only a few months ago I sat in a restaurant with my childhood friend Alan Johnson discussing the trials and tribulations of life.
If my memory serves me correctly neither one of us was thinking...
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Rare ship found at Cumberland Island beach

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A wooden ship from the mid-1800s, possibly a Civil War blockade runner, recently has been discovered along the beach at Cumberland Island — a previously unreported find that locals, archaeologists and parks officials believe could be a major...
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Chip Rogers will make $150,000 at GPB

Chip Rogers will make $150,000 at GPB | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Former state Sen. Chip Rogers will start his new job Tuesday earning a lofty $150,000 – making him the seventh executive at Georgia Public Broadcasting earning six-figures annually, despite a rather pedestrian title: Executive producer, community...
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Neal Boortz closes out his radio career

Neal Boortz closes out his radio career | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Neal Boortz closed out a storied four-decade-plus career today with a final phone call from
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