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Under Construction: Computers in Libraries 2014 - Library Journal

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Under Construction: Computers in Libraries 2014
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Maker spaces, open source platforms, and other library rebuilds were the touchstones of this year's Computers in Libraries Conference.
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How to introduce open source to your public library - opensource.com

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I was intrigued to read this recent article in The Guardian about public libraries' new role as community problem solvers.
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State librarian looks to future and past, urges libraries to aid 'digital detox' - Lancaster Newspapers

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State librarian looks to future and past, urges libraries to aid 'digital detox' Lancaster Newspapers Now, more than a year into her job, Aldrich returned to Lancaster on Wednesday to speak again at the Library System of Lancaster County's annual...
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Library programs include inspirational pilgrimage, Holocaust remembrance - New Bern Sun Journal

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Library programs include inspirational pilgrimage, Holocaust remembrance New Bern Sun Journal The New Bern-Craven County Public Library is closed through Sunday in honor of the Easter holiday, but next week is event-filled, including an...
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Great cities need great libraries: a review

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Phil Griffin reviews the re-opened Central Library in Manchester - a 'triumph' - and casts a glance at the parallel openings in Birmingham and Liverpool.
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Tweet from @WonderfulEngr

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Many villages in the UK have turned red telephone boxes into mini libraries, just take a book and leave one behind! http://t.co/YPJhpuuRcT
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Sounding Off: Park Cities-North Dallas readers tell us what role libraries ... - Dallas Morning News

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What Do Stakeholders Know about School Library Programs? Results of a Focus Group Evaluation

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Everhart, N., & Mardis, M. (2014). What Do Stakeholders Know about School Library Programs? Results of a Focus Group Evaluation. School Library Research, Vol. 17. Retrieved http://www.ala.org/aasl/slr/volume17/everhart-mardis


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This study employed a formal external evaluation of school community perceptions and understandings with regard to school library impact. The researchers conclude that "reaching out to stakeholders in an organized, purposeful way, and not in a crisis mode, garnered substantial support for school libraries and school librarians". They also found that "inviting stakeholders to learn about the research of the profession in a professional and inclusive environment allowed them to thoughtfully reflect on school libraries’ value and become school library champions." This study provides individual TLs and network, regional or state associations with strategies to implement as part of an advocacy campaign, particularly when stakeholders are provided with local examples of school library impact.

I think the real takehome message here for the TL profession is the importance of developing advocacy programs when school libraries exist and are making an impact. The idea being that advocacy when school libraries are in a position of strength can help establish a community of 'champions' to support school libraries if/when a challenge to their existence is raised.

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Chicago Public Library Named Nation's Best Urban Public Library System In ... - Huffington Post

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Coming out on top among U.S.

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The maker movement helps transform our public libraries - opensource.com

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The maker movement helps transform our public libraries opensource.com The small town of Bethlehem, New York purchased a 3D printer and started teaching classes at its public library recently—jumpstarting the community's knowledge of advanced...
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Happy National Library Week! 9 of America's Most Beautiful Libraries - Parade

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Happy National Library Week! 9 of America's Most Beautiful Libraries Parade In honor of National Library Week, we've rounded up photos of some of the most stunning libraries across America, from the New York Public Library's grandiose halls...
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Berkeley 8th graders raise $80K to build their own library - Berkeleyside

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Berkeley 8th graders raise $80K to build their own library
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A Berkeley middle school's successful campaign to crowd-fund the creation of its first library is one for the books.
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Little Free Libraries: A senior class works together to leave a legacy for ... - The Commercial Dispatch

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Syracuse educator at forefront of national charge: 'Libraries change lives' - The Post-Standard

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Syracuse educator at forefront of national charge: 'Libraries change lives' The Post-Standard Scott is managing partner of Literacy Powerline in Syracuse, and her friend told her about this woman with an absolute passion for libraries whose...
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Strong School Libraries Build Strong Students http://t.co/RipOrLjNEP
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Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and HackerspacesPublic Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Ha

We want to see 3D printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces become a regular feature--in addition to its other services--at every public library in the country. Thi...
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Section 1: An Overview of Americans’ Public Library Use

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86% of Americans 16+ have ever used a public library/library website. An overview of Americans’ public library use: http://t.co/Wrul9zyACw


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