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Social Media Revolution 3 (4:15 version via Erik Qualman)

http://www.socialnomics.net/ Based on #1 International Best Selling Socialnomics by Erik Qualman this is the latest in the most watch social media series in ...
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21 Cozy Makeshift Reading Nooks

21 Cozy Makeshift Reading Nooks | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Creating the perfect reading space doesn't require building a window-seat or converting a closet. Sometimes all you need is lots and lots of pillows in your own little corner of the world.


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Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning

Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Impart vital information literacy skills to your students.
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Some excellent resources to help students navigate the web.

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Guess the Shelfie competition

Guess the Shelfie competition | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
One of our Book Week competitions this year is the Shelfie - a photo of your bookshelf or a selection that best represents you and your reading tastes and history. Prize and even perhaps prizes for...

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Love this idea. It could be a fun and creative competition for students.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 13, 1:36 AM

I came across this on global TL: librarians without borders and it was too good an idea not to share. I love it! 

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Future of libraries

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As the future goes completely digital, is the bookless library good, bad or simply inevitable?
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An interesting discussion on Radio National. The library in the digital age and the ensuing challenges.

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How to Teach Media Literacy? Videos and Lesson Plans from Media Smarts

How to Teach Media Literacy? Videos and Lesson Plans from Media Smarts | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

"Media educators base their teaching on key concepts of media literacy, which provide an effective foundation for examining mass media and popular culture. These key concepts act as filters that any media text has to go through in order for us to respond."


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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, September 5, 11:35 PM

Mediasmarts has some great resources for teachers at all grade levels. Check them out! 

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Muy buena interpretación de los contenidos sobre.....

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How to Teach Media Literacy? Videos and Lesson Plans from Media Smarts

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Jon Scieszka on How to Get Kids to Love Reading

Jon Scieszka on How to Get Kids to Love Reading | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Jon responds to the question - "What advice do you have for parents and teachers of kids who don’t (yet) like to read? "


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46 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read In A Day

46 Brilliant Short Novels You Can Read In A Day | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Great reads under 200 pages. Mostly.


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10 Must-Read Books about Libraries & Librarians

10 Must-Read Books about Libraries & Librarians | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager | simon@thereadingroom.com In the words of Jamie Ford in his novel The Songs of Willow Frost, libraries are "like a candy store where everything is free." These...


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London's book benches – readers' photos

London's book benches – readers' photos | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Visitors to London this summer have had an extra attraction to seek out – book-shaped benches scattered across the capital. Not only are they are a beautiful tribute to some of the best London-themed literature, but they are raising money for a great cause. Here is a selection of the photos you shared with us.
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Cite This For Me: Automatic bibliography generator

Cite This For Me: Automatic bibliography generator | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Create your citations, reference lists and bibliographies automatically using the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles. It's fast and free!

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Cite This For Me

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Book Week 2014: Connect to Reading by Connecting Dots! - Children's Books Daily...

Book Week 2014: Connect to Reading by Connecting Dots! - Children's Books Daily... | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Book Week 2014: Connect to Reading by Connecting Dots! Booktopia has free shipping this week! Yay! The FREE SHIPPING promotion code is:KIDS. Simply place an order before

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▶ Imagine the Possibilities - YouTube

A vision of the school library learning commons in the future by Dominique Sullivan and Jennifer Lunny. References for this presentation: https://docs.google...
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Designing Libraries for Inter-activities

Designing Libraries for Inter-activities | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Last week, I took my daughter to the Kimbell Art Museum on her birthday (per her request). It's a nice museum with a great restaurant, albeit small (compared to the Art Institute in Chicago). My ex...
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Out of the box thinking from a TL - asking really good questions!

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Library pedagogy in the era of Big Data

Professor Erica McWilliam, keynote at ASLA XXIII Biennial Conference The burgeoning volume, variety, velocity and veracity of the data that is shaping our soci…
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This was an excellent presentation at the conference. Erica McWilliam is a very engaging presenter.

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Why kids should choose their own books to read in school

Why kids should choose their own books to read in school | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Education policymakers and school officials seem to have forgotten that children learn to read by reading.
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Reading for pleasure is a gift. Let's allow time for it, at home and at school.

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The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine – Aeon

The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine – Aeon | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

This is more than just intellectual snobbery. Knowledge has a point when we start to find and make connections, to weave stories out of it, stories through which we make sense of the world and our place within it. It is the difference between memorising the bus timetable for a city you will never visit, and using that timetable to explore a city in which you have just arrived. When we follow the connections – when we allow the experience of knowing to take us somewhere, accepting the risk that we will be changed along the way – knowledge can give rise to meaning. And if there is an antidote to boredom, it is not information but meaning.If boredom has become a sickness in modern societies, this is because the knack of finding meaning is harder to come by.There is a connection, though, between the two. Information is perhaps the rawest material in the process out of which we arrive at meaning: an undifferentiated stream of sense and nonsense in which we go fishing for facts. But the journey from information to meaning involves more than simply filtering the signal from the noise. It is an alchemical transformation, always surprising. It takes skill, time and effort, practice and patience....


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 13, 4:13 AM
A good article about information and boredom. Is too much information a bad thing?
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Information Fluency Video

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We received so many requests for videos of the Fluencies, we have created one for each of them. Here is the Information Fluency video. Please share this link with your friends and colleagues. More ...

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Information Fluency Video

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The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun

The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Yes, strong literacy skills help students get good grades and, eventually, good jobs. But schools shouldn't forget to emphasize the joy of getting lost in a book.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 16, 2013 6:49 AM

and this is where your school librarian fits in...

BJ Neary's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:18 PM

A great article, let kids read what they want and it will benefit them throughout their lives.

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Learned architecture: Australia’s best new libraries for 2014

Learned architecture: Australia’s best new libraries for 2014 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
See our top 12 (so far) list of new Australian libraries for 2014.
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Mostly public but some school libraries, with some beautifully elegant spaces.

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Go On A Blind Date... With A Book.

Go On A Blind Date... With A Book. | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover — but what about the title, author and plot? In a bid to lure customers back from the ebo...


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We've done this activity several times with much success. It's fun!

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These Delightful Book-Themed Benches Are Popping Up All Over London

These Delightful Book-Themed Benches Are Popping Up All Over London | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
For the National Literary Trust's " Books about Town " project. Bookish-bums have never had it so good.
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Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

New research shows works by writers such as Charles Dickens and Téa Obreht sharpen our ability to understand others' emotions – more than thrillers or romance novels.

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There is research to show reading is essential for developing empathy and understanding others' stories.

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Girl books vs Boy books

Girl books vs Boy books | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Authors Kirsty Murray and Myke Bartlett discuss the role gender plays in what young people choose to read.
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While attending the Melbourne Writers' Festival 2014.

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Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading - Edutopia

Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading - Edutopia | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Motivate reluctant readers by engaging them with the three critical elements of healthy child and youth development: connection, contribution, and competence.

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18 Books Perfectly Described Using Emojis

18 Books Perfectly Described Using Emojis | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

“High five/praying emoji + stack of books emoji. (18 Books Perfectly Described Using Emojis: http://t.co/Cnac2xV5dl @BuzzFeedBooks #emojireads)”


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