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AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource Home Page

AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource Home Page | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
AustLit provides authoritative information on Australian creative and critical literature works as well as authors and literary organisations.
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SCIS | The fourth age of libraries

SCIS | The fourth age of libraries | Librarians in the real world | 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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And his conclusion is.....

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Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read

Fathers can make a difference in getting sons to read | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Engaging boys in reading can be tough. Many parents find that their boys either aren’t interested in sitting still long enough, or they often perceive reading as a “girl thing”. The consequences of boys…
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Sci-Fi Terms, Defined: Apocalyptic vs. Dystopia vs. Spec Fic

Sci-Fi Terms, Defined: Apocalyptic vs. Dystopia vs. Spec Fic | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Confused about apocalyptic vs. dystopia vs. speculative fiction vs. slipstream? Get sci-fi lit terms defined here!
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Evaluating Internet Research Sources

Evaluating Internet Research Sources | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Guidelines for evaluating Internet sources, including a checklist to help assure credibility, accuracy, reasonableness, and supported claims.
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How do you sift through all the information available and decide what is worthwhile? Your detection skills explained here.

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What Really Works When You're Too Anxious To Fall Asleep

What Really Works When You're Too Anxious To Fall Asleep | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Why is it that just when our heads hit the pillow our thoughts take off in a sprint?

Our brains have this annoying tendency to ruminate on worst-case scenarios and other negative reflections at night -- and all that worry is seriously disrupting o...
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Reading on the rise among young Danes

Reading on the rise among young Danes | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Schoolchildren’s increased interest in books attributed to school campaigns and better targeting by publishers
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School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces

School libraries shelve tradition to create new learning spaces | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
You might think technology would spell the end of books and libraries. But many schools have embraced the digital revolution and built innovative spaces that foster a love of literature
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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books
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10 things classroom teachers need to know about modern school librarians

10 things classroom teachers need to know about  modern school librarians | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
1)    We hate quiet. Oh, sure, the typical view of a librarian is an older woman, in a cardigan and cat-eye glasses, with a tight bun, shushing everyone who dares to make a sound. That may have bee...
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The modern school librarian's manifesto.
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Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures

Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world’s most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My...


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The Libraries Of The Future: Coming Soon To A Library Near You - Writer's Relief, Inc.

The Libraries Of The Future: Coming Soon To A Library Near You - Writer's Relief, Inc. | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
What does the future hold for libraries? With the e-book boom, will libraries filled with print books serve any purpose? Writer’s Relief reports on what role the libraries of the future will play.
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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right.

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher?

Do You have the Personality To Be an Inquiry-Based Teacher? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
If an inquiry-based system is to succeed, we’ll need really good human beings in the classroom who know their field, but who also radiate the kind of positive, non-judgmental love that helps students open their minds and hearts.
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A very good question....

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Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching

Inside the schools that dare to break with traditional teaching | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

From Quest to Learn in New York to the Liger Learning Center in Cambodia, Matthew Jenkin explores schools that use innovative teaching methods and curriculums


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▶ What is Creative Commons? - YouTube

A simple explanation of what Creative Commons is, aimed at primary and elementary school aged children.-- Created using PowToon -- Free sign up at http://www...
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THE 2014 BOOKTOPIA BOOKS OF THE YEAR

THE 2014 BOOKTOPIA BOOKS OF THE YEAR | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
2014 will be remembered as the year Australian Richard Flanagan won the Man Booker prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North. We're sure you'll all recall that Narrow Road featured in our Best Bo...
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The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians chart a new course in Vancouver Public Schools

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Leading the way!!

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Inspirational case studies!

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Kursy w bibliotece, super pomysł, nawet Ci najbiedniejszi na pewno chętnie z tego skorzystaja. Pomogą w nauce jak i w dalszym zyciu .

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5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.
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7 Big Myths About Libraries

7 Big Myths About Libraries | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Americans value their libraries, but there are still misconceptions about libraries that exist among folks who maybe haven't visited a library in a while... or haven't visited one ever!...
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Teens prefer the printed page to ebooks

Teens prefer the printed page to ebooks | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
You’d think teenagers would shun traditional print books for e-readers. But the latest survey says that’s not true…

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Martine Vanderborght's curator insight, December 17, 2014 6:37 AM

I also prefer a traditional print book, the feeling, the smell!

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Twitter Parodies: 9 Top Literary Fakes

Twitter Parodies: 9 Top Literary Fakes | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
It might be considered surprising that a platform that limits its users to 140 characters has so many literary-themed accounts. Our favorite of these are the parody accounts, sp...
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'Shhhhh': Noise an issue in library, Student Center | Talon Marks

'Shhhhh': Noise an issue in library, Student Center | Talon Marks | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
There is concern with students and ASCC members that the regulations and rules for the two areas have not been enough, and that the noise and atmosphere have
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