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Internet Librarian: Innovative, Awesome Services & Spaces | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

Internet Librarian: Innovative, Awesome Services & Spaces | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Innovative, Awesome Services & Spaces Tim Donahue, Jeroen de Boer, and Keimpe de Heer De Boer and de Heer talked about a project in the Netherlands...
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New Florida University Unveils Bookless Library

New Florida University Unveils Bookless Library | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Florida's newest public university—Florida Polytechnic University (FPU)—is so new it doesn’t even have accreditation yet. Its mission is to educate students in the STEM fields, and Chief Information Officer Tom Hull describes it as part of a future “Silicon Valley East” between Orlando and Tampa. FPU features a lot of innovative, not to say controversial, departures from tradition, including a no-tenure model for its 26 newly hired professors and a library without physical books.
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Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books

Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
There is a cultural narrative about how electronic devices are pulling children away from books. When I meet with other university professors they often tell me that the students don’t read anymore because their eyeballs are glued to their phones. Technophobes think we are raising a generation that doesn’t understand [...]
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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.
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Library 2.0

Library 2.0 | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
This week, the Boulder Public Library is making a bold stride forward into what libraries can be when it unveils the final piece of its recently remodeled teen space, “The Foundry,” or Makerspace, an on-site tech lab outfitted with video and a
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Geek is the new cool - The Martha's Vineyard Times

Geek is the new cool - The Martha's Vineyard Times | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The Oak Bluffs Public Library is holding an exhibit of a Geekthelibrary project. Eli Dagostino photographed Oak Bluffs citizens who shared their geeks.
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How E-Reading Threatens Learning in the Humanities

How E-Reading Threatens Learning in the Humanities | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Screens, particularly those on devices with Internet connections, undermine our encounters with meaty texts.
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Sustaining Engagement: One School’s Attempt to Develop Lifelong Readers - The Stenhouse Blog

Sustaining Engagement: One School’s Attempt to Develop Lifelong Readers - The Stenhouse Blog | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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23 of the most creatively designed Little Free Libraries

23 of the most creatively designed Little Free Libraries | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The builders of these Little Free Libraries went above and beyond to make their pop-up book nooks stand out!
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U.S. libraries become front line in fight against homelessness

U.S. libraries become front line in fight against homelessness | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - George Brown, a homeless man in Washington, has a simple answer when asked how often he uses a public library.Always. I have nowhere else to go, Brown, 65, said outside the U.S.
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Department of Agriculture cracks down on seed libraries

Department of Agriculture cracks down on seed libraries | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
CARLISLE — It was a letter officials with the Cumberland County Library System were surprised to receive.
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Our vision, mission and values - Library @ UOW

Our vision, mission and values - Library @ UOW | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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Librarians reveal NYC's most insanely overdue books

Librarians reveal NYC's most insanely overdue books | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Fifty years after snatching a pair of magazines with Marilyn Monroe on the cover, one man’s life as a library scofflaw finally came to an end. “He said it was on his conscience all these years and ...
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Developing Library Goals to Carry Into Every Collaborative Meeting

Developing Library Goals to Carry Into Every Collaborative Meeting | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Last year, a book impacted my life, my library program, and found its way into so many conversations with students, teachers, and librarians.  "Expect the Miraculous" came to be our mantra in the B...
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Leading in a time of…

Leading in a time of… | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Anyone who regularly reads my blog would know that in the last year there are two key elements of leadership that I have been struggling with. The more current one involves the teacher dispute going o
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Jon Scieszka on How to Get Kids to Love Reading (Tip: Stop Telling Them How Important Reading Is)

Jon Scieszka on How to Get Kids to Love Reading (Tip: Stop Telling Them How Important Reading Is) | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Before we jump into this interview with bestselling children's and middle-grade author Jon Scieszka about how and why kids read, let's establish his cred on the matter:Scieszka (rhymes with Fresca)...
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Why death is so important in YA fiction

Why death is so important in YA fiction | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Should adults be concerned about how much death appears in teen books? Not at all, argues YA author Rupert Wallis, in fact, they could learn a lot about life and death by reading them too
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What the 'death of the library' means for the future of books

What the 'death of the library' means for the future of books | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
These are things that cannot be replaced by mere technology — not even a fully-loaded Kindle Fire
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Librarians Fight FBI Spies | American Free Press

Librarians Fight FBI Spies | American Free Press | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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Coffee House Press' writers in the stacks residencies view libraries as places of artistic inspiration

Coffee House Press' writers in the stacks residencies view libraries as places of artistic inspiration | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
When word came that poet Éireann Lorsung had been named writer in residence at the Little Free Library on Lake Street, it was hard not to wonder: How will she ever fit? The library — a wooden box a little bigger than a packing crate, with a red-framed glass door — stands on a post outside the Blue Moon Coffee Cafe at the corner of E
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Libraries tackle the Internet's big lie

Libraries tackle the Internet's big lie | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Call it the myth of the level playing field. Just put something on the web, and billions of [fill in the blank] will have access to it. Access, yes. But you won't necessarily have their attention. ...
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Move over genrefication

Move over genrefication | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Watching trends in school library again, I see a new one taking root: the Learning Commons. I love this video made using Powtoon, one of our AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning 2014. I nev...
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Australian bookstores still going strong: retailers

Australian bookstores still going strong: retailers | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The death of the bookshop has been widely exaggerated, according to retailers on National Bookshop Day.
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The Digital Public Library of America: Collaboration, Content, and Technology at Scale (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Digital Public Library of America: Collaboration, Content, and Technology at Scale (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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Students Are The New Digital Influencers

Students Are The New Digital Influencers | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
It was June. My eighth grade classroom was sweltering with the early summer heat and 32 anxious students ready to bolt through the doors towards graduation. But we weren’t discussing the graduation...
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Digital divide, lack of certified librarians 'a national crisis' | eSchool News | eSchool News

Digital divide, lack of certified librarians 'a national crisis' | eSchool News | eSchool News | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Panelists spoke at the National Press Club about how educators and librarians can respond to the "second wave of the digital divide."
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