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The Library: A World History - ArchDaily

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The Library: A World History ArchDaily Written by James WP Campbell and featuring stunning photography by Will Pryce, “The Library: A World History” (published by Thames & Hudson 2013) explores the evolution of libraries in different cultures and...
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Architizer - Top Ten: Libraries

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Technologically up-to-date eyes are turning to Kindle and iPad screens these days, but let's not rush the demise of the book. Before the digital revolution democratized information there was the public library– a building ...
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Library expands check-out options - Statesman Journal

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Library expands check-out options
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These libraries and several others already share their holdings through the Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service.
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Local Libraries Launch Google Tablet Lending Program, Hitting Southern ... - Sheepshead Bites

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With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning?

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At the Elizabeth Forward High School library in Elizabeth, PA, beanbag chairs have replaced study carrels, computers are everywhere, and instead of a cranky librarian telling kids to be quiet, there's a new music studio.

Via Kent Wallén, Karen Bonanno, Dr. Laura Sheneman
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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, January 30, 2013 2:56 PM

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Anne McLean's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:34 PM

School libraries need to be hip, cool and relevant to the demands of their school communities.  Kids love this modern approach and feel welcome in their school library.

Sue Kowalski's comment, February 23, 2013 11:25 AM
We need to empower ALL to be part of the CURATION that way they are MAKING and ENGAGING not just receiving
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How to Teach a Novel

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How to Teach a Novel presents readers with practical advice on how to teach novels in grades 3 and up. For years I searched for a workshop on this topic, only to end up creating it myself! Out of that workshop came this blog. Here you'll find resources, recommended readings, and related links, all aimed at helping you to make your literacy instruction motivational, memorable, and, finally! manageable. Definitely read through past posts for ideas you can use in your classroom tomorrow!

If you're just starting out on this road to teaching novels successfully, I'd recommend that you first jump over to my How to Teach a Novel lens at Squidoo.com. There you'll find an abbreviated version of the workshop I've presented numerous times. It's a great jumping off point, with lots of sites to explore.


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The ALA honors five local libraries for offering cutting-edge services

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Today, the American Library Association (ALA) recognized five libraries for offering cutting-edge technologies in library services.

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Tech Transformation: The changing role of the librarian: an information coach

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Cindy Rogers's curator insight, July 11, 2013 3:33 PM

From information gatekeeper to information coach, this post succinctly sums up the changing role of the librarian.

John Shank's comment, July 11, 2013 4:13 PM
I like the term research coach, too.
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Libraries don't have to be a thing of the past - just look at Melbourne's - The Guardian

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Libraries don't have to be a thing of the past - just look at Melbourne's
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As far as libraries are concerned, the UK government would do well to take a leaf out of the book of its Commonwealth cousins.
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From libraries to laundromats: Ingenious community partnerships promote literacy - EdSource Today

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EdSource Today From libraries to laundromats: Ingenious community partnerships promote literacy EdSource Today The books, donated by residents and the Richmond Library, belong to a system of “take one, leave one” bookshelves placed in businesses...
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University libraries are shaping the future of learning and research - The Guardian

University libraries are shaping the future of learning and research - The Guardian | Libraries in Action | Scoop.it
The Guardian University libraries are shaping the future of learning and research The Guardian "The academic library has died," wrote Brian Sullivan, librarian at Alfred University, in an opinion piece responding to the gloomy tone of a 2011 report...
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Do promotional campaigns for libraries actually work? - TeleRead

Do promotional campaigns for libraries actually work? - TeleRead | Libraries in Action | Scoop.it
Library promotion: Putting it on the streets with posters and ads.
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The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like. - Washington Post (blog)

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The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like.
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Museums finding preservation partners in local libraries - Press of Atlantic City

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Museums finding preservation partners in local libraries
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The merging of municipality libraries and historical societies has become a trend in several local communities, including Margate, Atlantic City, Ventnor and Avalon.
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Army of volunteers helps reopen shuttered school libraries - Philadelphia City Paper

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Army of volunteers helps reopen shuttered school libraries Philadelphia City Paper While many were outraged to learn this fall of library closures at magnet schools Masterman and Central — an anonymous donor quickly put forward $205,000 to reopen...
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Exploring The World's Greatest Libraries (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post

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Exploring The World's Greatest Libraries (PHOTOS) Huffington Post For the last three years, I have been traveling the world together with Will Pryce the architectural photographer, visiting and photographing 85 of the world's greatest libraries in...
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Libraries' microfilm records archive a window into history - News-Herald.com

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Libraries' microfilm records archive a window into history
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Duncan Scott/DScott@News-Herald.com. Library Assistant Sue Clark looks at the front page of The News-Herald from November 22, 1963, the day President John F.
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The 50 Best Books For Teachers

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Are any of these titles in your professional collection?


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Literacy Lockers

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When I was at the Michigan Reading Association a couple weekends ago, I had the privilege to attend Donalyn Miller's luncheon and listen to her speak about reading communities.  I've known Donalyn ...

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Cindy Rogers's curator insight, August 1, 2013 4:42 PM

Brilliant!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, August 1, 2013 4:58 PM

Love this idea! 

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The 12 Technologies Forever Changing School Libraries - Edudemic

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We are in the midst of a major shift at school libraries thanks to technology innovation. Here are a dozen of those tech tools responsible.

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Libraries Changed My Life - Huffington Post

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Libraries Changed My Life
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When I was a kid, I never liked reading. I didn't mind being read-to, at night, by my mother, it made me feel safe and loved, but I found reading tedious and a chore.
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Mobile Tools at Your Library | Mesa County Libraries

Mobile Tools at Your Library | Mesa County Libraries | Libraries in Action | Scoop.it
If you've got a smartphone or tablet, we've got options for you! Our Mobile Resources and Apps page is full of great stuff, including: A link to our mobile site, which you can access on any device. Check your holds, view our ...
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Column: Libraries hold much more than books - Cincinnati.com

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I have been a cardholder at the Kenton County Library since I learned to read at age 4 1/2.
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Why writers should stand up for libraries - Boing Boing

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Why writers should stand up for libraries Boing Boing Earlier this summer, I worked with the American Library Association on their Authors for Library Ebooks project -- which is asking authors to call on their publishers to offer ebooks to...
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Libraries' Leading Roles: On Stage, On Screen And In Song - NPR

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When I was 9, I spent a lot of time at a public library just down the street; I was already a theater nerd, and it had a well-stocked theater section.
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