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For Back to School, Reimagine Classroom Design

For Back to School, Reimagine Classroom Design | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
By Therese Jilek As the school year begins, most classrooms across the country will mirror traditional class design: rows of desks with passive children sitt
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Gateshead library design

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Love the reading platform where the walls hav ebeen made to look like the pages of a book

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K 12 library-managers_congress_2014_edu_tech

Presentation slides from the opening of the K-12 Library Managers Congress at EduTech 2014. Covers eg, emerging technologies, digital literacy, global citizens…
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CILIP (CILIPinfo) on Twitter

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Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians

Top Twitter Hashtags for Librarians | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
Are you ready to become a tweetbrarian? Twitter is a fantastic tool for engaging with other librarians, monitoring LIS trends and debates in real time, and gathering unfiltered insights and inspira...
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bulletin boards

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This Pin was discovered by Lisa Starbuck. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest.
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▶ Designed for Learning: School Libraries - YouTube

A 2007 video that shows the contribution an effective school library can make to the educational, creative, emotional and reading development of children and...
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What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like?

What Should a 21st-Century School Library Look Like? | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
There’s an empty room at the REALM Charter School, which opened three years ago in an existing commercial building in Berkeley, Calif. When Emily Pilloton, director of the school’s Studio H design and build class, and Hallie Chen, an eighth-grade teacher, asked students what they envisioned for the space, they...
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Pinterest

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Pinterest is where you go to discover new things and collect stuff you love. If you find something online you want to build, cook, buy or do, just Pin It to your board on Pinterest!
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Infographic from Sainsbury's on slowing ebook growth - TeleRead

Infographic from Sainsbury's on slowing ebook growth - TeleRead | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
Sainsbury's recently released an infographic on the reasons behind slowing ebook growth. Do you agree or disagree with their conclusions.
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A Meeting of the Minds: The First Multiple Intelligences Library

A Meeting of the Minds: The First Multiple Intelligences Library | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
A school library in St. Louis, Missouri, boasts something unique: It’s the only known library whose design is based on Multiple Intelligences theory—a groundbreaking concept of intellect conceived by psychologist Howard Gardner and widely embraced by educators.
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Your Next Great Read

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Like many librarians, Tulsa City-County Library faced a disconnect when it came to providing face-to-face readers’ advisory service. We didn’t always get the opportunity to do so.
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Kindle e-readers make it 'significantly harder' to absorb the plot of a book, scientists claim

Kindle e-readers make it 'significantly harder' to absorb the plot of a book, scientists claim | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
Bookworms who believe nothing can compare to getting stuck into a paperback novel now have evidence to back their hunch, as researchers have claimed that Kindle devices make it “significantly harder” for a reader to absorb plotlines. 
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How to Be a Better Online Reader

How to Be a Better Online Reader | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
The shift from print to digital texts may have deeper repercussions for reading and comprehension.
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Report on ebooks and elending in Australian public libraries released | Australian Library and Information Association

ALIA’s Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) has released the report A comparison of ebooks and elending in Australian Public Libraries 2013 v 2014. The report compares an ebooks and elending survey completed in January 2013 to the same survey completed in May 2014 and will be produced annually to show ebook and elending trends over time.  Some of the key findings of the report include: Nearly all Australian public libraries now lend ebooks; up from 69% a year ago to 97% in 2014. On average, ebooks make up 5–6% of a public library’s collection. In 53% of public libraries, ebooks account for less than 1% of loans, and in almost all, they account for less than 5% of loans. 60% of libraries use two or more ebook providers, up from 33% in 2013. The three most popular providers are Bolinda, Overdrive and Wheelers. Between half and two thirds of libraries are less than satisfied or not satisfied with the choice of bestsellers, books by Australians, popular authors and overall content. 71% of libraries have ebooks in their catalogue but less than a quarter of libraries (23%) are able to offer ebooks direct from their catalogue. More libraries appear to be loaning ereading devices — 23% in 2014, up from 19% in 2013. Skills in public libraries have remained at a similar level, with two in every five libraries saying most or all of their staff were conversant with ebooks and ereaders. This report has been made possible by ALIA Members.   
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Overdrive Inundates Libraries with 200000 Horrendous Indie eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog)

Overdrive Inundates Libraries with 200000 Horrendous Indie eBooks - Good E-Reader (blog) | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
Overdrive Inundates Libraries with 200000 Horrendous Indie eBooks Good E-Reader (blog) Smashwords is a self-publishing service that allows authors to submit eBooks and list them for sale on Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Barnes and Noble and other major...
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Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada, 2014 | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
Standards of Practice for School Libraries in Canada from the Voices for School Libraries Network of the Canadian Library Association

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lyn_hay's curator insight, June 4, 2014 8:27 PM

This is an important and timely document for teacher librarians worldwide. This document presents a vision-building blueprint for school communities to transform their school library into a 21C learning centre. Strengths of this document include the standards framework for building a vision, and the transitional growth continuum of indicators of success from Exploring through to Leading - this is brilliant!

This is a must read for all school library professionals and principals.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, June 5, 2014 3:16 AM

Great 'Proforma' to follow when moving the Library to a learning 'hub' in a school.

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library ideas

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a place to pin ideas from or for libraries around the world that i have been lucky enough to visit (I will get back to add credits to all the locations soon too)
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Put together by Stephen Heppell

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Curriculum & Leadership Journal | School libraries and teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

Curriculum & Leadership Journal | School libraries and teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
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What is a library without books?

What is a library without books? | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
Sydney's Mitchell Library Reading Room should be kept as a place of books and readers and intellectual exchange, not transformed into a social hub.
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Learning Commons Episode 8: Designing the School Library as a Garden

Learning Commons Episode 8: Designing the School Library as a Garden | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
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Kelly Roach's curator insight, March 24, 2014 3:11 AM

An interesting idea with an interesting explanation!

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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library
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Interested in concept of "cabinet of curiosities" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabinet_of_curiosities the Wikipedia article talks of the origins of  this idea - a room or space rather than our narrower understanding of a cabinet

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25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading

25 amazing street art and mural works about books, libraries and reading | cgs libraries | Scoop.it
There are many ways to express that books are an essential part of our life. Using books as building materials is not necessarily the good way. Street art
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