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2013 SLANZA Conference and Workshop - Life After 6

2013 SLANZA Conference and Workshop - Life After 6 | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Future? Libraries? What Now? - After the ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries

Future? Libraries? What Now? - After the ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries | Libraries | Scoop.it
*** This post was originally published in ACRL TechConnect on May 21, 2014.*** I attended the ALA Summit on the Future of Libraries a few weeks ago. [Let's give it a minute for that to sink in.] Ye...
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A Handy Chart Featuring New Learners Vs New Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Why Don’t Teens Read For Pleasure Like They Used To?

Why Don’t Teens Read For Pleasure Like They Used To? | Libraries | Scoop.it
A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.
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Book News: Harper Lee Agrees To E-Book Version Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

Book News: Harper Lee Agrees To E-Book Version Of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' | Libraries | Scoop.it
Also: J.K. Rowling says her mother never knew about Harry Potter, and George R.R. Martin on drones.
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Pricing - PapyrusEditor

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This looks awesome!

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Running a Maker Faire: Good Hard Fun at St Joachim's

Running a Maker Faire: Good Hard Fun at St Joachim's | Libraries | Scoop.it
After being inspired by our fantastic day working with Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez at the Invent to Learn day hosted by Brisbane Catholic Education (which you can read about in the earlier post...
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The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Vatican library plans to digitise 82,000 of its most valuable manuscripts - Telegraph

Vatican library plans to digitise 82,000 of its most valuable manuscripts - Telegraph | Libraries | Scoop.it
A 1,600-year-old manuscript featuring the poems of Virgil is among the collection being digitised by the Vatican Apostolic Library with the help of a Japanese IT firm (RT @DigitalAgendaEU: Vatican library plans to digitise 82,000 of its most valuable...

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Libraries Without Borders unveils a library in a box designed for refugees

Libraries Without Borders unveils a library in a box designed for refugees | Libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries Without Borders will unveil its latest project at the New York Public Library: The Ideas Box, a library in a box designed by Philippe Starck to be packed onto shipping pallets and sent to refugee camps.
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Fantastic idea!

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Funding the Future of the Libraries – Smithsonian Libraries Blog

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Edible Book Festival presents books so good you can eat them

Edible Book Festival presents books so good you can eat them | Libraries | Scoop.it
The annual Edible Book Festival, sponsored by the University Library and University YMCA, brings together book lovers, food lovers and artists to create “edible books.” 
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My Books Are Not My Babies | Beyond The Margins

My Books Are Not My Babies | Beyond The Margins | Libraries | Scoop.it
By Ann Bauer This post will probably offend a few people and if it’s you, I apologize. It’s not my intent to injure but rather to set straight some of the language I hear around book publishing. Because just as it grates on me to hear someone say “I’m going ...
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A Periodic Table Of Storytelling Tropes

A Periodic Table Of Storytelling Tropes | Libraries | Scoop.it
You probably won't recognize these storytelling elements from creative writing class.
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This is a great idea and excellent for secondary students in particular.

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Envisioning Libraries of the Future

Envisioning Libraries of the Future | Libraries | Scoop.it
The debate over the future of libraries continues to rage. Will they even continue to exist? If they do, they will surely not continue on unchanged. This librarian wants to weigh in, and The Slate ...
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The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading

The Case for Preserving the Pleasure of Deep Reading | Libraries | Scoop.it
The deep reading of books and the information-driven reading we do on the web are very different, both in the experience they produce and in the capacities they develop. Recent research has demonstrated that deep reading—slow, immersive, rich in sensory detail and emotional and moral complexity—is a distinctive experience, different in kind from the mere decoding of words.
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Two Vic kids escape abduction

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MELBOURNE, May 13 – Two children escaped possible abduction by a man who attempted to snatch them from a Victorian primary school, police say.
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Treasure Hunt: Coldplay Has Hidden Lyric Sheets in Libraries Around the World

Treasure Hunt: Coldplay Has Hidden Lyric Sheets in Libraries Around the World | Libraries | Scoop.it
As part of the lead up to their album Ghost Stories—which drops on May 16—Coldplay has launched a global treasure hunt. In nine libraries around the world, they’ve put lyric sheets corresponding with songs from album inside of actual ghost novels.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 26 Resources to Assist You | Libraries | Scoop.it

"Have I peaked your interest? Do you know about #makerspaces? As you are already well-aware, technology has dramatically changed the way we live our lives, and no other teacher has seen more changes than the school media specialist or teacher-librarian. According to makerspace.com,  makerspaces are "community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine manufacturing equipment, community, and education for the purposes of enabling community members to design, prototype and create manufactured works that wouldn’t be possible to create with the resources available to individuals working alone." Places where students can find makerspaces include their school library, public library or local museum. Makerspace.com provides a directory of makerspaces HERE and maker community groups HERE. Does your school have a makerspace you would like to showcase? If so, drop me an email: jgreller (AT) gmail (DOT) com.
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Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Checklist for Evaluating Information Sources ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Awesome Explanation on The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Explanation on The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Declaration for the Right to Libraries | Advocacy, Legislation & Issues

Declaration for the Right to Libraries | Advocacy, Legislation & Issues | Libraries | Scoop.it
Sign the Declaration for the Right to Libraries, from the American Library Association #ALA I signed! http://t.co/o6NSuZR3XH

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May we need one in Australia?

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Please, No Starbucks in Every Library — Annoyed Librarian

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Around the Web: 18 recent reports relevant to libraries and librarianship

Around the Web: 18 recent reports relevant to libraries and librarianship | Libraries | Scoop.it
I’m always interested in the present and future of libraries. There’s a steady stream of reports from various organizations that are broadly relevant to the (mostly academic) library biz but they can be tough to keep track of. I thought I’d aggregate some of those here. Of course I’ve very likely missed a few, so…
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10 Must-Read Books for April

10 Must-Read Books for April | Libraries | Scoop.it
Winter is (supposedly) over, and April's showers means you can spend a few more weeks indoors reading your heart out until the nice weather starts. That's why we like to think of the fourth month a...
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Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online

Collins English Dictionary | Always Free Online | Libraries | Scoop.it
The official Collins English Dictionary online. Comprehensive and authoritative, rely on Collins for up-to-date English with insights into language trends and usage.
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