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Thank you, Fred Grandinetti by Janet Tashjian

Thank you, Fred Grandinetti by Janet Tashjian | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
On a recent school visit in San Diego, a student asked my son Jake – who illustrated my novels MY LIFE AS A BOOK, MY LIFE AS A STUNTBOY, and MY LIFE AS A CARTOONIST – who his biggest influences wer...
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NASA Flight Director Returns Home to Knoxville | KNIA / KRLS | The One to Count on

NASA Flight Director Returns Home to Knoxville | KNIA / KRLS | The One to Count on | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
KNIA / KRLS Radio for Knoxville, Pella and all of Marion county. The one to count on.
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Sibyl Whelchel Nestor - obit

Sibyl Whelchel Nestor - obit | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Sibyl Whelchel Nestor died peacefully on July 25, 2015, in Gallatin, Tenn., surrounded by her family.
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Ready for new school year

Ready for new school year | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Emma Hilliard of Dyersburg sat and read a magazine at McIver's Grant Public Library on Tuesday. Hilliard will celebrate her sixth birthday on Thursday.
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SHELBYVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Fire destroyed the Argie Cooper Public Library Bookmobile, and officials are now scrambling to replace it.
The library, located in downtown Shelbyville, serves all of
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Library Summer Reading Program encourages children to pay tribute to our soldiers

Library Summer Reading Program encourages children to pay tribute to our soldiers | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
This was the last week for McIver's Grant Public Library's Summer Reading Program and it was a huge success. Running from June to July, this year's theme was "Every hero has a story".
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Williamson County, Brentwood library events: July 15–21

Williamson County, Brentwood library events: July 15–21 | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Here are some of the top upcoming events at libraries across Williamson County.
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Libraries Make Space For 3-D Printers; Rules Are Sure To Follow

Libraries Make Space For 3-D Printers; Rules Are Sure To Follow | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
They're the latest addition to so-called "maker spaces" showing up in a number of libraries. But as libraries work to redefine their purpose in the digital age, it also raises questions about misuse.
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New ALA Digital Inclusion Study Shows 98% of U.S. Libraries Offer Free Wi-Fi, 90% Offer Ebooks, 17% Offer Makerspaces | Gary Price | Library Journal

New ALA Digital Inclusion Study Shows 98% of U.S. Libraries Offer Free Wi-Fi, 90% Offer Ebooks, 17% Offer Makerspaces | Gary Price | Library Journal | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

Nearly 100 percent of America’s public libraries offer workforce development training programs, online job resources, and technology skills training, according to a new study from the American Library Association (ALA).

 

Combined with maker spaces, coding classes, and programs dedicated to entrepreneurship and small business development, libraries are equipping U.S. communities with the resources and skills needed to succeed in today’s – and tomorrow’s – global marketplace.

Until the Digital Inclusion Survey, no national study has shown in such detail the extent to which libraries complete education, jumpstart employment and entrepreneurship, and foster individual empowerment and engagement, or the E’s of Libraries™,” said ALA President Courtney Young. “The study also begins to map new programs and technology resources that range from STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) maker programming to 3D printing to hackathons.”

Among the study findings:

 

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This is why @WestSoundTech is proud of its long-standing collaboration and partnership with Kitsap Regional Library.

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Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library to hold Imagination Library "Hats Off to Reading" with First Lady Crissy Haslam

Clarksville Montgomery County Public Library to hold Imagination Library "Hats Off to Reading" with First Lady Crissy Haslam | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Clarksville, TN - Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy Haslam will be among the celebrity readers at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Public Library Thursday, June 25th for a child-centered event to high...
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Life without libraries would be unimaginably poorer - The Boston Globe

Life without libraries would be unimaginably poorer - The Boston Globe | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Clicking links can’t replace the tactile engagement of wandering the stacks, pulling a book from the shelf, reading the dust jacket, flipping through its pages.
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America needs to give libraries the money they need

America needs to give libraries the money they need | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
It’s time to give libraries the money they need. To show our new Americans that Shakespeare belongs to them, too.
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Dean's favorite project as mayor might surprise you - Nashville Business Journal

Dean's favorite project as mayor might surprise you - Nashville Business Journal | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
After going through an exhaustive list of projects during his tenure, Mayor Karl Dean revealed his favorite.
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A Nathan Bedford Forrest 'Smoking Gun' - Or Not?

A Nathan Bedford Forrest 'Smoking Gun' - Or Not? | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
A nearly 150-year-old document illustrates how the controversy about Nathan Bedford Forrest has its roots in a post-Civil War debate surrounding the Confederate general.
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Jefferson City Public Library Relocation Update – Annual Book Sale August 11-14, 2015

Jefferson City Public Library Relocation Update – Annual Book Sale August 11-14, 2015 | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road West, Smyrna, TN 37167, United States - Boro Family

Smyrna Public Library, 400 Enon Springs Road West, Smyrna, TN 37167, United States - Boro Family | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
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Lecture highlights continued impact of American slavery

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Lecture highlights impact of slavery on black Americans
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Knoxville librarian retires after 35 years

Knoxville librarian retires after 35 years | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
KNOXVILLE — Over the past 35 years, Patricia Rose has seen technologies change, reading habits evolve and children grow at the Knoxville Public
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American Library Association highlights library and community impacts from Broadband Technology Opportunities Program in new report | District Dispatch

American Library Association highlights library and community impacts from Broadband Technology Opportunities Program in new report | District Dispatch | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

Today, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information Technology Policy released “U.S. Public Libraries and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program,” a new report that details U.S. library engagement with the federal program.

 

The report is the first to highlight state and local library BTOP projects nationwide and the improvements they have made to public access technology resources, digital literacy, and workforce development. Library projects in 29 states and the District of Columbia are featured in the report. ALA estimates about 20 percent of U.S. public libraries have benefited from BTOP funding.

 

Through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded just over $4 billion to 233 BTOP projects. The NTIA established BTOP to increase broadband access and adoption nationwide, and U.S. state and public libraries have been critical partners in this effort.

 

“Libraries have served as first responders in these tough economic times,” said ALA President Maureen Sullivan. “Millions of Americans have turned to us to gain new technology skills and access to specialized resources. BTOP has helped to enable expanded services and to develop the improved infrastructure to meet these community needs.”

 

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Libraries Dust Off Quiet Image With Innovations | Stav Ziv | Newsweek.com

Libraries Dust Off Quiet Image With Innovations | Stav Ziv | Newsweek.com | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it

These aren’t your grandmother’s libraries. Well, they are, but they’re tackling projects that would have been inconceivable two or three decades ago.

On Friday, the Knight Foundation announced the winners of its latest Knight News Challenge, which asked: “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?”

The foundation's fundamental goal is to ask, "How can we make sure Americans have access to the news and information so they can be active participants in our democracy,” says John Bracken, vice president for media innovation. “Libraries are really key in improving Americans’ ability to know what’s going on around them.”

Over the past several years, Knight has posed a dozen such questions as calls for proposals, focusing on open government, health data or other areas. “One of the ways we use this contest is to better understand trends,” explains Bracken. The previous round in 2014 had asked, “How can we strengthen the Internet for free expression and innovation?” When three of those winners were libraries, it helped inform the next challenge.

The foundation announced eight winners Friday at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Chicago. They’ll receive grant amounts of between $130,000 and $600,000 each. Another set of 14 winners will get smaller grants from Knight’s Prototype Fund to test earlier-stage ideas.

“It looks more like a design firm than what the stereotypical approach in libraries is,” Bracken said on Thursday, peering at a room where the winners were participating in a design thinking workshop.

 

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Baker to be featured guest at annual meeting

Baker to be featured guest at annual meeting | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
Cheryl Jackson Baker, author of "Affectionately Yours -  The Civil War Letters of William R. Jackson and His Wife Julia," will be the featured guest at the annual meeting of the Blount County Friends of the Library. The meeting will take place at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick St. in Maryville.
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Evan Chesler: The public library rescued me

Evan Chesler: The public library rescued me | Libraries in Demand | Scoop.it
I grew up a latchkey kid in a working-class neighborhood in The Bronx.
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