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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library?

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?
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Fawn B Morgan's curator insight, April 21, 2015 10:14 AM

Taking kids to a public library at a young age prepares them for loving academic libraries, historical libraries and museums, genealogical libraries - a world of knowledge and insight.

 

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What is Digital Literacy? - YouTube

Learn to use computers is no longer a desire only, it is a fabric of the world around us. From Desktop Computers to Wearable Computers, we must know how to o...
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How to help your kids love reading

How to help your kids love reading | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
While living in Haiti, Detty Exantus saw her mother and father read for fun, but she had a hard time finding books that interested her.
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Horowitz: 'write up' for children

Horowitz: 'write up' for children | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Children's author Anthony Horowitz has called on his fellow writers to challenge their young readers and "write up" to them. Horowitz, whose Alex Rider books...
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6 of The Best Web Tools for Organizing and Managing Citations, References and Bibliographies

6 of The Best Web Tools for Organizing and Managing Citations, References and Bibliographies | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Managing, organizing and citing references can sometimes be a real challenge especially if you don't keep track of what and who you cite.


Via Educatorstechnology, Karen Bonanno
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Sam Rozema's curator insight, April 30, 2015 10:29 AM

This piece shows many good examples for citations

Jake Desmit's curator insight, April 30, 2015 12:56 PM

This article is saying that all you have to do is put a little time in bevause there are cites that help you cite.

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27 Insanely Clever Ways To Display Your Books

27 Insanely Clever Ways To Display Your Books | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
You can only stack so many on your nightstand.
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Teaching Literature Through 'Choice' & 'Practice'

Teaching Literature Through 'Choice' & 'Practice' | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Regie Routman, Katherine S. McKnight and Michael W. Smith share additional ideas on effectively teaching literature.
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6 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You Look Awesome Online

6 Content Curation Tools That Will Make You Look Awesome Online | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Do you have a content curation strategy in place? Are you looking for better ways to find and share other peoples content? Content curation is an easy way to provide your audience with relevant and...

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Library Staff's curator insight, March 17, 2015 6:45 PM

I use all of these tools, and they certainly make my life easier. The genius is the ability of some to be set in place so you don't actually need to do anything day to day  - they do it for you!

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These 50 Awesome Book Covers Will Inspire You – And Teach You How to Design Your Own – Design School

These 50 Awesome Book Covers Will Inspire You – And Teach You How to Design Your Own – Design School | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
People are superficial. They're going to judge your book by its cover.
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50 books that every child should read by 16

50 books that every child should read by 16 | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
Sainsbury's conducted a survey of 2,000 readers to find 50 books every kid should before they turn 16. Click through the gallery to find out what titles made their list.
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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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What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like?

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A school library blossoms from a quiet reading and research space to a full-scale "Learning Commons."
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Beware online "filter bubbles" - Eli Pariser - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/beware-online-filter-bubbles-eli-pariser As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and sea...
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Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning

Engagement Does Not Always Equate to Learning | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Via Kevreadenn, Dean J. Fusto
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Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age

Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
We love libraries and librarians. We want them to succeed and we made this video to help the public understand how libraries have changed in the Internet Age. 
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Snake slithers into school library

Snake slithers into school library | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

It was a case of mistaken identity this afternoon when a snake slithered into Kununurra Community and School Library, worming between shelves and exploring the children’s section.


Via Bookmarking Librarian
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Was it looking for a hissssstory book?

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Trends | Transforming Libraries

Trends | Transforming Libraries | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

The Center for the Future of Libraries works to identify trends relevant to libraries and librarianship. This trend library is available to help libraries and librarians understand how trends are developing and why they matter.


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Libraries and structural change 7 | SLQ Today

Libraries and structural change 7 | SLQ Today | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it

Do we really know what to do about libraries? Tim Mather suggests we need to remember what it is we want to be so that we can find new ways in a digital age.

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Beautifully written - a love letter to libraries and the place they hold in communities.

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In a Land of Laptops, Do Kids Still Want Books?

In a Land of Laptops, Do Kids Still Want Books? | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
In a 1:1 STEM charter school (where every student has a laptop and most have mobile devices), are print books even needed? The answer might surprise you.
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The power of a good book

The power of a good book | Librarians in the real world | Scoop.it
A new online national publication for school educators, published by the Australian Council for Educational Research.
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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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