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Internet Librarian: Sensible Library Website Development | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

Internet Librarian: Sensible Library Website Development | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Sensible Library Website Development Amanda Etches Why do we have library websites?
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Can reading make you smarter?

Can reading make you smarter? | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Dan Hurley: There is evidence that reading can increase levels of all three major categories of intelligence. I believe my discovery of Spider-Man and other comic books turned me into a straight-A studentintelligence
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How Reading Improves Your Social Life

How Reading Improves Your Social Life | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Reading fiction exercises our empathy muscles.
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Learning Spaces: Campfires, Watering Holes, Holodecks?

Learning Spaces: Campfires, Watering Holes, Holodecks? | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Our workplace has been in the midst of great change recently. Walls have been knocked down, furniture has been culled and storage systems replaced. The result is a huge space, which has brought man...
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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist.  It follows, then, that the education field should evolv...
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Peg with Pen: The Loss of Libraries and Librarians

Peg with Pen: The Loss of Libraries and Librarians | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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LIBRARIAN AS FUTURIST: Changing the Way Libraries Think About the Future - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

LIBRARIAN AS FUTURIST: Changing the Way Libraries Think About the Future - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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Promoting Dusty Collections in our Libraries

Promoting Dusty Collections in our Libraries | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Apologies, it has been a few weeks since my last post. Life demanded 100%
of my attention and left me no time to write in this space.

Before I went on school holidays there was a bit of discussion about how to
promote teacher references (TR) on my local teacher librarian listserv. I
know that in my school library we have spent quite a bit of time and money
in developing a good TR collection and due to space restrictions it is
housed in our library storeroom. Sadly, it is rarely looked at and is
continuing to collect dust. What a waste! From the lively discussion on the
listserv, it looks like my school library is not the only one experiencing
this issue.

The following were excellent suggestions made by my colleagues (in
particular a shout-out goes to Barbara Combes for her suggestions) about
how to promote the TR collection:

* It is important to weed this collection and keep it relevant to the
new curricula.
* Have a rotating display in the staff room. To prevent losing
resources you could photocopy the covers with brief comments
describing the resource and which subjects it would benefit.
*  Send out regular emails to staff targeting select resources to
certain learning areas, with an image of the book cover and a brief
review.
*  You could even be cheeky and place advertisements for select
resources that would be interesting for staff in their toilets.
*  If you have your own library website, promote the resources in a
staff reads section.
* Some libraries have removed the resources from their collection and
donated them to individual learning areas for their own collection.
This is a controversial but common practice in school libraries.

Overarching all this is the importance for your library to have a
collection development policy, which you can refer to in regards to
purchasing resources and weeding. If you don’t have one yet, you can use
the ALIA guidelines to write one.
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Singapore Literature Prize Judges Resign Over Withdrawal of Children's Books

Singapore Literature Prize Judges Resign Over Withdrawal of Children's Books | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Three judges from the Singapore Literature Prize board have resigned in protest of the NLB's decision to remove several children's books from its collection due to their questionable themes.
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News Literacy: Teaching the Internet Generation to Make Reliable Information Choices

News Literacy: Teaching the Internet Generation to Make Reliable Information Choices | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
James Klurfeld and Howard Schneider evaluate a news literacy program based at Stony Brook University. In examining this course, the authors offer ideas on how to train emerging journalists and consumers of news to be savvier and more discerning readers and reporters.
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Apple could fork over $400M to settle e-books price-fixing suit - CNET

Apple could fork over $400M to settle e-books price-fixing suit - CNET | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The settlement hinges on the success or failure of the company's appeal of a ruling that found it conspired with publishers to fix prices.
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Amazon Tests ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks | TechCrunch

Amazon Tests ‘Kindle Unlimited,’ A Netflix For Ebooks And Audiobooks | TechCrunch | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Amazon might give readers something to get really excited about: A digital ebook and audiobook subscription service that provides Kindle users with all the..
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Eight Reasons Why Print Trumps Digital for Reading

Eight Reasons Why Print Trumps Digital for Reading | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Given the focus on ebooks these days, could old-fashioned print books provide a superior reading experience? Actually, yes—especially for young children whose literacy skills are just beginning to emerge.
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Princeton University study finds students more likely to learn by taking handwritten notes

Princeton University study finds students more likely to learn by taking handwritten notes | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Princeton University study indicates students learn better when taking handwritten notes in class instead of using computers.
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Librarianship is a form of heroism. It’s just not as flashy as swords and dragons.

Librarianship is a form of heroism. It’s just not as flashy as swords and dragons. | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Seanan McGuire, Chimes at Midnight (via cathylibrary)
I mean, I usually ride my dragon to work, doesn’t every librarian?
We prefer griffons in Pickerington, but dragons are good, too.
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The importance of pleasure reading in the lives of young teens: Self-identification, self-construction and self-awareness

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Malcolm Gladwell: ‘No one thinks of me as a potential terrorist any more’

Malcolm Gladwell: ‘No one thinks of me as a potential terrorist any more’ | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The writer, 50, on board games, being pulled over at immigration and why he prefers a selfie. Interview by Tim Lewis
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The Fairview Review

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Self-publishing an option for academics, but on periphery @insidehighered

Self-publishing an option for academics, but on periphery @insidehighered | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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On tenure, after three years on the tenure track | Information Wants To Be Free

On tenure, after three years on the tenure track | Information Wants To Be Free | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Website of librarian, writer, speaker, consultant and LIS educator, Meredith Gorran Farkas. Includes the popular Information Wants to be Free blog.
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Wilcannia: The little town that said ‘Yes We Can’ | Lowitja Institute

Wilcannia: The little town that said ‘Yes We Can’ | Lowitja Institute | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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Books out, 3D printers in for reinvented US libraries - tech - 17 July 2014 - New Scientist

Books out, 3D printers in for reinvented US libraries - tech - 17 July 2014 - New Scientist | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Across the US, libraries are setting up maker labs as they turn themselves into hubs for high-tech innovation and training
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What Do Kansas and Nebraska Have Against Small Libraries?

What Do Kansas and Nebraska Have Against Small Libraries? | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
These little libraries area meant to foster community but some are violating city codes
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How to Be a Better Online Reader

How to Be a Better Online Reader | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The shift from print to digital texts may have deeper repercussions for reading and comprehension.
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Books out, 3D printers in for reinvented US libraries - tech - 17 July 2014 - New Scientist

Books out, 3D printers in for reinvented US libraries - tech - 17 July 2014 - New Scientist | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Across the US, libraries are setting up maker labs as they turn themselves into hubs for high-tech innovation and training
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Judy Blume: 'I thought, this is America: we don't ban books. But then we did'

Judy Blume: 'I thought, this is America: we don't ban books. But then we did' | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The books interview: the award-winning author tells Alison Flood about sex, censorship and touring with a security guard
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