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11 issues facing academic libraries right now.

11 issues facing academic libraries right now. | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
A friend asked me if I had any thoughts on the top issues facing academic libraries right now, for a class she's teaching for first year LIS students. It turns out -- no surprise -- I do have thoug...
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Are libraries just too unCool to survive in an Internet age?

Are libraries just too unCool to survive in an Internet age? | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
We can't discard what libraries do.
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I tried to use the Internet to do historical research. It was nearly impossible.

I tried to use the Internet to do historical research. It was nearly impossible. | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
How do you organize so much information?
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Save Little Free Libraries from Uncultured Killjoys

Save Little Free Libraries from Uncultured Killjoys | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
How can anyone try to stop the spread of books and reading?
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Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt - The New Yorker

Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" Deserves the Benefit of the Doubt - The New Yorker | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
The worst that can happen: a mediocre “Watchman” makes “To Kill a Mockingbird” seem like a fluke. But that would make “Mockingbird” all the more remarkable.
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SCIS | The fourth age of libraries

SCIS | The fourth age of libraries | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Australian Science Fiction author and PhD in medieval fantasy literature Sean McMullen, wonders if libraries will still exist in twenty years after having got this far.
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School Libraries, Librarians Critical for Transition to Digital Learning, Says New Alliance Report

School Libraries, Librarians Critical for Transition to Digital Learning, Says New Alliance Report | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
“In today’s digital world, the school library has evolved from a place to merely check out books to one that offers...
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Picture books hurt reading

Picture books hurt reading | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Teaching children to read using traditional picture books could set them up for dyslexia in later life.
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Moscow metro opens virtual library of Russian classical literature

Moscow metro opens virtual library of Russian classical literature | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Novels by Pushkin, Chekhov and Tolstoy available for free download by commuters
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Interview: Tim O’Reilly | Linux Voice

Interview: Tim O’Reilly | Linux Voice | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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Handouts

Handouts | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
We welcome feedback about these handouts and suggestions for additional handouts. Please email us or call us with your ideas.
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Why a good book is a secret door

Why a good book is a secret door | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Childhood is surreal. Why shouldn't children's books be? In this whimsical talk, award-winning author Mac Barnett speaks about writing that escapes the page, art as a doorway to wonder -- and what real kids say to a fictional whale.
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How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker

How Children Learn To Read - The New Yorker | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Why is it easy for some people to learn to read, and difficult for others?
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‘Hot Dudes Reading’ Books On Trains Is The Hottest Instagram Right Now

‘Hot Dudes Reading’ Books On Trains Is The Hottest Instagram Right Now | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Capitalizing on the fact that hot dudes look way hotter when they read, the “Hot Dudes Reading” Instagram is prowling the streets and subways of New York in search of hunks unwittingly showing off their more intellectual and tender sides. I mean, you know when a fella's got the looks, but are you sure he's got the books?
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Attendance skyrockets at an innovative library in the Netherlands » MobyLives

Attendance skyrockets at an innovative library in the Netherlands » MobyLives | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
What makes someone visit a library? Faced with rapidly declining patron visits, library administrators in the Dutch town of Almere felt that they had to do something dramatic to change the downward trend. To find out what might encourage people…
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Fire in major Russian library destroys 1m historic documents

Fire in major Russian library destroys 1m historic documents | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Leading scientist speaks of cultural ‘Chernobyl’ after blaze ravages 2,000 sq metres of Moscow institute holding papers dating to 16th century
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Changing the narrative

Changing the narrative | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Editorial R David Lankes has written an excellent piece for National Libraries Day where he looks at how US libraries faced cuts and declining usage but survived and have grown stronger than ever. ...
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Mental health and books: teenagers speak out

Mental health and books: teenagers speak out | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
Teen site members Shadow Kissed Hannah and The Mile Long Bookshelf on their struggles with OCD, panic attacks and agoraphobia, and how books helped them but there’s still so much more YA fiction can do
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Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship

Libraries After Charlie Hebdo : The Threat of Violence, The Fear of Self-Censorship | LibraryHints2012 | Scoop.it
On January 7, two masked gunmen forced their way into the Paris offices of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and wounding 11 others. The perpetrators, who identified themselves as belonging to Al-Qaeda’s faction in Yemen, led police on a manhunt across Paris, and were found and killed two days later. The tragic chain of events shocked and horrified the world, but also served as a cogent reminder that many of the materials safeguarded by librarians and archivists repr
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