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Turns out most engaged library users are also biggest tech users | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | PBS

Turns out most engaged library users are also biggest tech users | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Libraries | Scoop.it
A new study from the Pew Research Center found that more than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries. The report examines the relationship Americans have with their libraries and technology. Dusty, worn books versus sleek new computers, tablets or smartphones may seem like unlikely companions, but it’s really all about information. Continue reading →

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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:59 AM

19 March 2014

Here we go again! A theme is rising to the top as I explore articles for this blog this morning.

 

That theme is, simply put...

 

The common narrative in public discourse is more often than we'd like to believe, inaccurate or misleading or embarrassingly accepted with no more sense of serious contemplation than we ridicule lemmings for not having..

 

OUCH! That was a bitter pill to swallow.

 

Why do so many of us involve ourselves in the heated debate regarding paper-based reading vs. digital reading?

 

Some prefer paper; some prefer digital. And, according to this PEW Research, many prefer information in whatever form it is available.

 

My concern is that if we assume that our preferences represent the best choice for our students, too many of whom simply have no preference for reading at all, then which ever medium provides the possibility for bridging our students' reluctance for reading is the best one to promote as we encourage them to care about reading as a valuable life-long practice. And, for our enthusiastic readers? Just get out of their way when it comes to what medium serves their curiosity. Just focus upon encouraging and extending their curiosity. Perhaps that is our more important responsibility.

 

 

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Марина Никульникова's curator insight, October 23, 2015 4:22 AM

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Ralph Waldo Emerson : Inspiration Quote - TheQuotes.Net

Ralph Waldo Emerson : Inspiration Quote - TheQuotes.Net | Libraries | Scoop.it

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suresh mari's curator insight, April 16, 2013 3:21 AM

To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Safe social networking | Stay Smart Online

Safe social networking | Stay Smart Online | Libraries | Scoop.it
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This is really helpful with tips on how to be safe on social media.

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The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World

The 25 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World | Libraries | Scoop.it

Oh beautiful libraries :)


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72% of librarians seen as tech leader. Not enough! - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

72% of librarians seen as tech leader. Not enough! - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Libraries | Scoop.it
http://www.thedigitalshift.com/2013/12/k-12/steal-infographic/

Only 72%?

After banging ...

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Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

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Reading: Why Are Those 20 Minutes a Day So Important?

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This is really great!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 2014 1:45 PM

This is an excellent visual. An analogy would be to meditation where we set time aside for reading or meditation and adhere to it.

Mike Woods's curator insight, June 16, 2014 7:52 PM

Keep reading folks...

 

Biblio Teca's curator insight, June 18, 2014 2:18 AM

That's actually a very interesting way to break down or demonstrate the cumulative effects of time spent reading on literacy. Great stuff!

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20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world

20 mesmerising modern libraries from around the world | Libraries | Scoop.it
A list of most tremendous examples showing how modern libraries are shaping the way we learn and enjoy reading in the digital age.

 

As you will see from these amazing photos (http://ebookfriendly.com/2013/04/11/modern-libraries ;), libraries around the world are heading into the future, creating for their patrons a more dynamic, multi-level environment for learning and pleasure.


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GIBS Information Centre / GIBSIC's curator insight, April 30, 2013 9:12 AM

mesmerizing libraries

wildswans's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:18 AM

Sometimes physical space can also act as a metaphor for our minds. When space creates a sense of wonderment, our imagination follows.

Adele Greene's curator insight, May 29, 2014 5:04 AM

I would enjoy studying on a summers day!

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Henry David Thoreau Quote : Motivation - TheQuotes.Net

Henry David Thoreau Quote : Motivation - TheQuotes.Net | Libraries | Scoop.it

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suresh mari's curator insight, May 28, 2013 3:20 AM

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. - Henry David Thoreau 

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Oscar Wilde Quote : TheQuotes.Net

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suresh mari's curator insight, April 15, 2013 3:34 AM
Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Oscar Wilde
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16 Social Media Don'ts | Social Media Today

16 Social Media Don'ts | Social Media Today | Libraries | Scoop.it
16 simple social media tricks to Never do.

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This would be really helpful.

 

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Holley Jacobs's curator insight, December 4, 2013 5:27 AM

Great tips for keeping up to date with your social media networks without spending all day. A positive approach to addressing messages that are negative in nature. That piece is valuable in itself.
Regards, 
~ Holley Jacobs

#socialmedia

Kahan Bond's curator insight, October 30, 2014 7:43 PM

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The literary Dalek of Edinburgh Central Library

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With Doctor Who's fiftieth anniversary almost upon us what better time to find out a bit more about Central Library's pet Dalek. The Dalek's many guises have been amusing and confusing visitors to ...

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The Edinburgh Reporter's curator insight, November 19, 2013 6:02 AM

Who knew there was a Dalek in our midst?!

Margie Teaches Libstudies's curator insight, November 25, 2013 10:14 PM

I'm not a Dr Who fan - but I'm sure there will be lots of library patrons who will like this.

Mandie Petrucci Socialmedia's curator insight, May 12, 2014 7:16 AM

Naww . .  we make the Dalek cute and it's not scary any more.

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10 Social Media Marketing Tips for Libraries - iLibrarian

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10 Social Media Marketing Tips for Libraries - iLibrarian: There are now so many social media platforms availabl... http://t.co/DjbuAkyo


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This would be really helpful for anyone in a library.

 

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Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books | Libraries | Scoop.it
It's time to power down your Kindle.

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Margie Teaches Libstudies's curator insight, October 7, 2014 7:14 PM

Could this article be used to help market your library services?