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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. — Room to Read Insider — Medium

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
Measuring the impact of thousands of libraries across multiple countries is quite a formidable undertaking, but with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, we commissioned an independent, external research team to examine our libraries in Laos, Nepal, India, Sri Lanka, Zambia, and South Africa. To establish a baseline, we began evaluations at the schools before a Room to Read library was established and tracked progress in reading habits over the course of two years.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 13, 2015 6:55 PM

This international study confirms the national research: Libraries matter! 

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Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for eacher Librarianss (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Libraries | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2015 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 2015 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 2015 11:40 AM

Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities - Mind/Shift

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities - Mind/Shift | Libraries | Scoop.it

"It’s well known that public libraries are no longer just about the books — even e-books. Many community libraries are receiving 21st century digital-age makeovers: Numerous digital technologies, maker spaces to invite creation, even video production suites and 3-D printers now inhabit many libraries across the country."


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How Well Do You Know Your Students? How Well Do They Know You?

How Well Do You Know Your Students? How Well Do They Know You? | Libraries | Scoop.it
This past week, I came across an article in The Atlantic that discussed a recent study about the importance of student-teacher relationships. When students and teachers find out they share interest...
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10 Tips for Making the Most of a One-Shot Session

10 Tips for Making the Most of a One-Shot Session | Libraries | Scoop.it
It's back to school time! You've probably hit the ground running with library instruction, and most of that instruction probably falls into the one-shot category. We all know the limitations of one...
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The Library and the Internet – Ten Good Reasons to Use the Library | Navarro College Libraries

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I'm a Librarian, What's Your Superpower?

I'm a Librarian, What's Your Superpower? | Libraries | Scoop.it
Trying to find a nonfiction, reference book using the Dewey Decimal System? Here is an illustrated guide that will explain how books are categorized! Credit: Maggie Appleton at UWCSEA library
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Rethinking the Library Scavenger Hunt

Rethinking the Library Scavenger Hunt | Libraries | Scoop.it
A fellow librarian once told me that library scavenger hunts are a waste of time. She truly believed it. I couldn't disagree more. Well-designed library scavenger hunts are a lot of fun and can ser...
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8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books | Libraries | Scoop.it
Summertime is prime time for getting a good read in. Here's a list of eight places where you can download free e-books.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 21, 2014 9:03 PM

Here is one list with eight places where you can find free e-books. Some are well known, but others may be new to you. The sites are:

* Google eBookstore

* Project Gutenberg

* Open Library

* Internet Archive

* Book Boon

* ManyBooks.net

* Free eBooks

* LibreVox

Each has a brief explanation and there is also an extra feature, a video that shares 5 Facts About Comic Books. Have fun exploring!

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 2014 10:21 AM

I tried openlibrary.com to find setting limits for your strong-willed child and found it. try it, you wont regret.

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False idol: The scrooge of digital correctness

False idol: The scrooge of digital correctness | Libraries | Scoop.it

For a Delacorte Lecture I gave in 2012, I described what I viewed as a headlong rush toward digital self-destruction in the publishing and journalism world.In some ways, things have only gotten worse. It is a frightening sign of the times that, to save money, New York magazine, an iconic weekly, has gone biweekly, and Ladies’ Home Journal, a monthly founded in 1883, has switched to quarterly publication. I am even more disturbed to learn that my old college paper, the Columbia Daily Spectator, wants to go to weekly publication and devote more energy to its so-called digital focus. Google continues its scorched-earth march through copyright territories once controlled by publishers and writers, while Amazon puts more bookstores out of business and buys The Washington Post. And then there’s the very well reported story in the March/April issue of the Columbia Journalism Review, “Who cares if it’s true?”


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 8, 2014 10:01 AM

John MacArthur, Publisher of Harper's, is not so optimistic about the value of digital journalism, pleading the case for old values and new.

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The Most Overlooked Skill in Information Literacy Instruction

The Most Overlooked Skill in Information Literacy Instruction | Libraries | Scoop.it
How is it that a student can find and use research-quality information sources and still produce a mediocre research paper? Poor writing skills? Maybe...probably. There's another factor in play too...
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100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) - Edudemic

100 Helpful Blogs For School Librarians (And Teachers) - Edudemic | Libraries | Scoop.it
Whether you're a librarian or just looking to learn, these are some of the best blogs on the planet when it comes to education. From 1 to 100, each blog has a different take on what you should know about today's libraries and learning.
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What is the Deep Web? A first trip into the abyss

What is the Deep Web? A first trip into the abyss | Libraries | Scoop.it
What is the Deep Web? The Deep Web (or Invisible web) is the set of information resources on the World Wide Web not reported by normal search engines.

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THE *OFFICIAL ANDREASCY*'s curator insight, February 13, 2015 6:26 AM

Interesting.

Luca Zuffi's curator insight, February 14, 2015 3:08 PM

co,mento semplice al web

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50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries

50 most popular images about books, reading, and libraries | Libraries | Scoop.it
A list of images about books, reading, and libraries, that were most frequently shared on Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media networks.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 17, 2015 11:06 AM

Yes, books make me happy. In any form.

Thaïsa De Weerdt's curator insight, January 18, 2015 10:00 AM

Ik vond dit een interessant artikel omdat ik zelf heel erg van quotes hou. Dit is voor mij dus een leuk artikel om te lezen. Het is eens iets anders.

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The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook

The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook | Libraries | Scoop.it
State University of New York - Open SUNY Texbooks
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Library Love

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Libraries of the Future
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If Confusion Helps Students Learn, Shouldn’t They Be Information Literate By Now? | From the Bell Tower

If Confusion Helps Students Learn, Shouldn’t They Be Information Literate By Now? | From the Bell Tower | Libraries | Scoop.it
When students have trouble grasping the subject matter, intuitively we work to make it as clear as possible. New research suggests actually promoting some confusion may work better. If that’s true, how would it change library instruction?
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Designing Libraries for Inter-activities

Designing Libraries for Inter-activities | Libraries | 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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Teens and Libraries in Today’s Digital World

Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project, discussed the project’s research about younger Americans and how libraries fit into their lives. He discussed seven key insights from the research about the special world of teens and young adults, and how they differ from older Americans.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 30, 2014 3:09 PM

Some intriguing facts about teens and library use.  I'll stick with the optimistic predictions! 

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Why your reading, as a teacher, makes a difference to your pupils - Innovate My School

Why your reading, as a teacher, makes a difference to your pupils - Innovate My School | Libraries | Scoop.it
A large part of the school experience is reading a metric tonne of books (or a terabyte, for modern pupils). But how do our reading habits reflect upon a child’s? Jane Jackson of BookSpace examines further.

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Great for .library workers to keep in mind as well

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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

I will be presenting this today as a Library 2.013 pre-conference event,  Connected Librarians Day. Hope you see you online.

 

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 12, 2014 2:28 AM

'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, March 11, 2015 5:21 PM

#educacion #libros #biblioteca

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 5:05 AM

I just gave this virtual presentation at the XXV BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF LIBRARIANSHIP, DOCUMENTATION AND SCIENCE OF THE INFORMATION.