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Why I Teach Freshman | Information Wants To Be Free

Why I Teach Freshman | 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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How Libraries -- Yes, Libraries -- Are Helping People Ditch Stuff They Don't Need

How Libraries -- Yes, Libraries -- Are Helping People Ditch Stuff They Don't Need | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Libraries are "the original sharing economy."
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What Libraries Can Learn from the Media, and Vice Versa

What Libraries Can Learn from the Media, and Vice Versa | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Kate Torney, CEO of Australia's State Library Victoria, talks about how libraries and the media can both benefit from storytelling as a way to build an audience for information services.
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4 TED Talks That Help Librarians Explain the Magic of Libraries | New Jersey State Library

4 TED Talks That Help Librarians Explain the Magic of Libraries | New Jersey State Library | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Here are four TED Talks that you can use to help explain the magic of your public library.
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How Audiobooks Took Over The Industry | Quill And Quire

How Audiobooks Took Over The Industry | Quill And Quire | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
(Illustration: Christy Lundy) No podcast has captured the public’s attention like the first season of Serial. According to iTunes, the 12-episode true-crime
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To Float or Not To Float | Collection Management

To Float or Not To Float | Collection Management | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Most libraries that adopt floating collections expect circulation to rise because collections will be better distributed to meet patron demand. Yet how many have analyzed whether collections perform better after implementing floating than they did before materials were relocated? The Nashville Public Library undertook an experiment in floating with optimism. Did the results pay off? Here is how it all began.
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Fewer Americans Are Visiting Local Libraries—and Technology Isn't to Blame

Fewer Americans Are Visiting Local Libraries—and Technology Isn't to Blame | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Only one trend is closely associated with their use.
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'A place of refuge and reinvention': what my local library means to me

'A place of refuge and reinvention': what my local library means to me | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Libraries are facing a crisis, with many at risk of closure because of cuts. We asked people to tell us what their local libraries mean to them
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Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close - BBC News

Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close - BBC News | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC reveals.
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Sydney school bans laptops: labels them 'scandalous waste of money'

Sydney school bans laptops: labels them 'scandalous waste of money' | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
"It's distracting," says principal.
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Local Library Company Returns to its Roots

Local Library Company Returns to its Roots | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The artisanal craft of librarianship received a boost today, as a major vendor announced plans to once again offer printed catalog cards for subscribers. Dublin-headquartered Online Compute
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For Adults, Lifelong Learning Happens The Old Fashioned Way

For Adults, Lifelong Learning Happens The Old Fashioned Way | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Even after high school or college, Americans keep on learning. While online tools make this easier than ever, a new study finds the vast majority of adults prefer taking classes in physical places.
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Book-loving stars on Instagram: They're the new Oprah

Book-loving stars on Instagram: They're the new Oprah | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Lena Dunham and Emma Watson share what they're reading.
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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
In order to help learners make the most of MOOCs, librarians at Chicago Public Library partnered with Peer 2 Peer University to make online learning social in
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To Float or Not To Float | Collection Management

To Float or Not To Float | Collection Management | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Most libraries that adopt floating collections expect circulation to rise because collections will be better distributed to meet patron demand. Yet how many have analyzed whether collections perform better after implementing floating than they did before materials were relocated? The Nashville Public Library undertook an experiment in floating with optimism. Did the results pay off? Here is how it all began.
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To Float or Not To Float | Collection Management

To Float or Not To Float | Collection Management | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Most libraries that adopt floating collections expect circulation to rise because collections will be better distributed to meet patron demand. Yet how many have analyzed whether collections perform better after implementing floating than they did before materials were relocated? The Nashville Public Library undertook an experiment in floating with optimism. Did the results pay off? Here is how it all began.
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The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda

The Librarian Who Saved Timbuktu’s Cultural Treasures From al Qaeda | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
A middle-aged book collector in Mali helped keep the fabled city’s libraries, books and manuscripts safe from occupying jihadists.
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Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations

Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
But younger Americans value library services less than more senior cohorts, study finds.
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Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension
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Whither Bridget Jones? Britain's 'Independent' Newspaper Goes Digital

Whither Bridget Jones? Britain's 'Independent' Newspaper Goes Digital | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Helen Fielding's memorable comic creation started as a series of columns in the Independent some 20 years ago; as the paper goes digital-only, Fielding says the next Bridget could come from a blog.
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