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ARLG NW Event: Changing Landscapes in Academic Libraries speaker - Leo Appleton

ARLG NW Event: Changing Landscapes in Academic Libraries speaker  - Leo Appleton | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

Free event with refreshments

 

Wednesday 17th April 2013, 4-6pm at The University of Manchester

 

Speaker: Leo Appleton: Liverpool John Moores University.

 

This will be followed by tea and the AGM

 

Please come along and support your newly relaunched ARLG (following the merger of CofHe and UC&R) and take the chance to tell the commitee what you would like to see as a focus for this forthcoming year.

 

Places are limited to 30 people so to book a place please follow the link above...

 

 

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A good opportunity to hear Leo talk about his vision for Academic Libraries

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Zoning Signs from Carleton College’s Gould Library | Walking Paper

Zoning Signs from Carleton College’s Gould Library | Walking Paper | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
Stephen Francoeur clued me in to these engaging signs from Carleton College's Gould Library. The color scheme is less loaded than the one from the University
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Love the "Monastery Quiet" and the clear visual descriptions of the zones

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GPs to prescribe library books to combat anxiety, depression and relationship problems - Telegraph

GPs to prescribe library books to combat anxiety, depression and relationship problems - Telegraph | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
People suffering from anxiety, depression or relationship problems will be offered self-help books on prescription from their GPs, it was announced today.
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Library of Congress almost done archiving 170 billion tweets

Library of Congress almost done archiving 170 billion tweets | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
Don’t let that dwindling number of Twitter followers drag you down: users of the successful social networking service are about to have a huge new audience as the Library of Congress nears archiving every public tweet ever sent.
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Library Research Service| School Libraries | School Library Impact Studies

The Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement: Exploring the School Library Impact Studies


Jamie Helgren, LRS Research Fellow, and Keith Curry Lance, consultant at RSL Research and former Director of the Library Research Service, discuss the impact of school libraries on student achievement in this seven part video series, produced by Sean Lamborne, LRS Research Fellow, in November 2010.

 

The page also contains links to many reports and articles on the impact of school libraries up to 2012.

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Open Access and its impact on the future of the university librarian

Open Access and its impact on the future of the university librarian | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
We are shifting from content ownership by individual libraries to joint provision of services on a larger scale, says Stephen Barr...
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Could downloaded e-books be the saviour of libraries? | Cain on Culture

Could downloaded e-books be the saviour of libraries? | Cain on Culture | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
There's no comprehensive service for e-book lending. So tomorrow the Department of Culture, Media and Sport will announce a review into the best way to make e-books available to all library users.
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Barry Sternlicht On The Impact Of A New Library - Forbes

Barry Sternlicht On The Impact Of A New Library - Forbes | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
Where is the best place to give your money? In late June at the Forbes 400 Summit on Philanthropy, Forbes sat down with Barry Sternlicht, founder of Starwood Capital Management, to ask him his philosophy.

 

...“We could build a charter school and affect 250 kids a class, 1,000 kids. But we are trying to figure out how to affect millions. So how do you fix public schools? How do you move teachers for excellence?” Though Sternlicht thinks on a large scale, his most touching story was about the individual lives affected by his gift to build a library at a public school in the Bronx.

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Austrian city builds public library with nothing but QR codes, NFC and stickers

Austrian city builds public library with nothing but QR codes, NFC and stickers | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
Strangely, the Austrian city of Klagenfurt doesn't have a public library, even though it hosts the Festival of German-Language Literature.

Via Llandrillo Library
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Nominations invited for the 2012 UKeiG Jason Farradane Award | UKeiG

Nominations invited for the 2012 UKeiG Jason Farradane Award | UKeiG | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

The UKeiG Jason Farradane Award is made to an individual or a group of people in recognition of outstanding work in the information profession. The Award embraces activities in the information profession in its widest sense, while the Group's other award, the UKeiG Tony Kent Strix Award focuses more narrowly on information retrieval.

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Leading universities adopt Mendeley data to accelerate research analytics by 3 years | Virtual-Strategy Magazine

Leading universities adopt Mendeley data to accelerate research analytics by 3 years | Virtual-Strategy Magazine | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

LONDON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, leading academic institutions worldwide signed up to a new data dashboard by London-based startup Mendeley. The dashboard analyzes their research activity and impact on the global research community in real time - down from the 3-5 year time lag of the "Impact Factor", the current gold standard for such evaluations. This allows academic institutions to react faster to their faculty's research needs and provide them with quicker, more personalized support during the research process - thus accelerating the pace of scientific discovery.

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Information Literacy Weblog: An Essential Partner: The Librarian’s Role in Student Learning Assessment

Information Literacy Weblog: An Essential Partner: The Librarian’s Role in Student Learning Assessment | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

Published in April, a 24-page booklet from the USA: Gilchrist, D. and Oakleaf, M. (2012) An Essential Partner: The Librarian’s Role in Student Learning Assessment. Champaign: National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment. http://www.msche.org/publications/LibraryLO_000%5B1%5D.pdf

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The library as that school-wide and curriculum-wide classroom

The library as that school-wide and curriculum-wide classroom | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

...Education is always one child at a time, so the role of the school librarian has to be measured in the impact on the learning of each child. My advice is for school librarians to really look at each student entering the library, and think about what that student needs to set and achieve positive goals. The librarian works school-wide and curriculum-wide, so we are the common thread in the instructional life of the student. I tell prospective school librarians that they now can be the teacher that they always wanted to be. The library as that school-wide and curriculum-wide classroom can be a true learning commons for each student. It's not just about technology and ebooks. They are just tools. The learning is the thing.

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A Public Policy Exchange Symposium - The Future of Local Libraries and Cultural Services

A Public Policy Exchange Symposium - The Future of Local Libraries and Cultural Services | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

This special symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for local authorities, government departments, the library sector, shared services teams and other key partners to examine the Government’s latest policy initiatives and explore how libraries can remain a vital local resource in the 21st Century – innovating and adapting to deliver a whole range of services.

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Bring back shushing librarians - recent survey by the Pew Research Center

Bring back shushing librarians - recent survey by the Pew Research Center | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
Library users plead for quiet places to read, write and study — but is anybody listening?
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A quiet place to study comes higher in this survey than access to eBooks or an opportunity to engage in “more interactive learning experiences”

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Montana State Library releases videos highlighting impact of libraries

Montana State Library releases videos highlighting impact of libraries | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

(SUPERIOR)--- The Montana State Library and Mineral County Public Library are pleased to announce the release of a series of three videos that highlight the impact libraries have on the lives of Montanans.

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What to say? We can’t even look after our own libraries!

What to say? We can’t even look after our own libraries! | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
I was pleased to be asked to speak about my MSc dissertation at the New Professionals event being held at University of the West of England tomorrow evening. My MSc dissertation was about libraries...

 

"...I am writing this post as I am rather surprised to be totally stumped regarding what I am going to say about my dissertation in the talk. I have been invited to speak about it at several events in the past and have never encountered this problem..."

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Have your say on mobile libraries - Local - Larne Times

Have your say on mobile libraries - Local - Larne Times | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
Library users across Larne are being asked for their views on the proposals in Libraries NI’s new draft strategy for the mobile libraryservice.
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School libraries: boost student literacy - collecting and analysing data - to show impact

School libraries: boost student literacy - collecting and analysing data - to show impact | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
At Monk's Walk School, Hertfordshire, we've worked on this area, knowing there must be some way a library can show the impact it has on literacy development. If this value and impact can be seen, not only does this move a library alongside other departments in a school but it may also go some way to holding back the decline of this vital resource.

 

We decided that for too long the library had been a department doing its own thing and that we needed to learn from other departments and the way they went about collecting and analysing data - to show impact.

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The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media

The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

"Like many of you, I'm connected to the Internet virtually every waking hour of my day - via computer, tablet and mobile phone. Yet I still regularly visit my local public library, in order to borrow books, CDs and DVDs. Which made me wonder: are these two worlds disconnected, or is the Social Web being integrated into our public libraries? In this fourth installment in ReadWriteWeb's Social Books series, I aim to find out!"

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School libraries are still about teaching students 'to use information efficiently and ethically'

School libraries are still about teaching students 'to use information efficiently and ethically' | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
"Libraries are an important component of what schools do to ensure students read proficiently," said Ryan Argot, Northern School District spokesman.
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It’s Time To Fix Library Advocacy, Now! | Blatant Berry

It’s Time To Fix Library Advocacy, Now! | Blatant Berry | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

The library profession’s advocacy efforts have had very little impact. Why we have not addressed this obvious problem more aggressively is a mystery. Of course, there have been some successes, especially at the local level. They have been good enough to show us that the great reservoir of public support for public libraries is still full and can be tapped. Still, the profession simply has not found a way to tap that public support to influence the political process.

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Infographic shows the impact that library budget cuts have on the communities

Infographic shows the impact that library budget cuts have on the communities | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it

U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm

 

Back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and the woman seated next to you on the plane could smoke her Virginia Slims all the way from Chicago to L.A., libraries were fully-funded and considered an essential for every community. Then came the financial crash, and the slash-and-burn began for library budgets. The American Library Association's handy infographic shows the impact that library budget cuts have on the communities they serve—and shows how libraries are weathering the storm.

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Positive Impact; Library Painting - student council commits to beautification project

Positive Impact; Library Painting  - student council commits to beautification project | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
ZANESVILLE -- Picking up a roller saturated in bright yellow paint or meticulously working on a doorway, Bryan Ricketts showcased his school and community spirit.
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ACRL White Paper Recommends Ways for Academic Libraries to Demonstrate Value

ACRL White Paper Recommends Ways for Academic Libraries to Demonstrate Value | Impact of libraries | Scoop.it
Among the top ten trends in academic libraries in 2012, “communicating value” was at the top of the list, according to the Association of College & Research Libraries’ Planning and Review Committee. This is a direct result of the intense pressure academic and research libraries are under to clearly align their priorities with the overarching institution’s goals and also to provide data-driven documentation of the library’s impact.
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