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» 5 Annoying Things You Have Every Right to Do Because You’re a Librarian

» 5 Annoying Things You Have Every Right to Do Because You’re a Librarian | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Here’s another fun Friday post. I love being a librarian, but we can be a little eccentric…and that’s okay! Here are five annoying things that we have every right to do as librarians.
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Teach MLA in Under 15 Minutes With Formatically and Easybib

Teach MLA in Under 15 Minutes With Formatically and Easybib | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Two Entrepreneurial High School Students Made This Easy app to Simplify MLA Formatting In 2001, two high school seniors in Chicago built a website that made
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Images Search

Images Search | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
As I added the post this week about Wellcome Images, I realized that I have quite a number of images pages tucked away in my Diigo account.  I'd found them and saved them there so that I wouldn't l...
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How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic

How To Become A Better Online Researcher - Edudemic | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
When we ‘research’ things now, we generally aren’t referring to spending time in a library – or even referring to spending time online accessing specific library or school research databases. The word ‘research’ largely refers to the act of typing words into your internet search bar and seeing what the Wise Old Web tells you. …
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10 things classroom teachers need to know about modern school librarians

10 things classroom teachers need to know about  modern school librarians | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
1)    We hate quiet. Oh, sure, the typical view of a librarian is an older woman, in a cardigan and cat-eye glasses, with a tight bun, shushing everyone who dares to make a sound. That may have bee...
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4 Great Web Tools to Help Teachers and Librarians Learn about Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Web Tools to Help Teachers and Librarians Learn about Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Citizen Evidence Lab: Helping You Authenticate YouTube videos

Citizen Evidence Lab: Helping You Authenticate YouTube videos | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
YouTube may be used by many to share awful karaoke incidents and animals doing awesome things, but it can also be a valuable journalistic tool for anyone to broadcast to... Keep reading →
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Frustrated Scholar Creates New Way to Fund and Publish Academic Work – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Frustrated Scholar Creates New Way to Fund and Publish Academic Work – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Is it possible for our students to be both digital natives and digitally unaware? Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze …
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Blogging About The Web 2.0 Connected Classroom: Why Curation Matters

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Summer Reading Calendar - FREE Printables - No Time For Flash Cards

Summer Reading Calendar - FREE Printables - No Time For Flash Cards | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Stay inspired to read all summer long with this FREE summer reading calendar.
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Immediacy vs. importance: The tension underlying how the NYTimes.com homepage gets made

Immediacy vs. importance: The tension underlying how the NYTimes.com homepage gets made | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
In this excerpt of her new book — based on months spent observing the inner workings of the Times' newsroom — Nikki Usher shows how some of digital news' most important real estate gets allocated, minute by minute.
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: UPDATED: Want to Learn About Makerspaces? Here are 41 Resources | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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41 resources for (school) media specialists on Makerspaces: updated version

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Makerspaces and libraries definitely seem like a good match.

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Useful resources if you're thinking of having a makerspace in your library

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» New York Daily News memo: Thanks for keeping our Robin Williams stories SEO strong JIMROMENESKO.COM

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Connecting Youth Interests Via Libraries | DMLcentral

Connecting Youth Interests Via Libraries | DMLcentral | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
As libraries across the country reimagine themselves, patrons, particularly young ones, are finding them more relevant in today’s technological age.
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"Breaking News" Is An Engaging Tool For Reading...News

"Breaking News" Is An Engaging Tool For Reading...News | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Breaking News is a current events news-reader designed in an intriguing way. You can type in whatever topic you want to read about -- soccer, major news, refugees -- and you're provided with a list...
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Letters to a Young Librarian: Ethics, Copyright, and Information Literacy, by Jacob Berg

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Okay, Who Edited the 'Choco Taco' Wikipedia Page From Congress?

Okay, Who Edited the 'Choco Taco' Wikipedia Page From Congress? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Via Twitter, a new way to add accountability to public—and political—information
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Educational Technology Guy: Infographic with Google Search Tips

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Background Checks - YouTube

This video explains the first stage in the inquiry-based learning process: Connect. Viewers will learn how to use things that they have already learned and e...
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CitationProject-Sixteen_School_Study-Sources_Selected.pdf

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Academic citation practices need to be modernized so that all references are digital and lead to full texts.

Academic citation practices need to be modernized so that all references are digital and lead to full texts. | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Researchers and academics spend a lot of time documenting the sources of the ideas, methods and evidence they have drawn on in their own writings. But Patrick Dunleavy writes that our existing cita...
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How To Take Cornell Notes

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How To Take Cornell Notes
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BeerBrarian: The New York Times' Digital Strategy and "The Future of Libraries."

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BetaBoston - The Exploitative Economics of Academic Publishing

BetaBoston - The Exploitative Economics of Academic Publishing | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Taxpayers in the United States spend $139 billion a year on scientific research, yet much of this research is inaccessible not only to the public, but also to other scientists.(a) This is the consequence of an exploitative scientific journal system that rewards academic publishers while punishing taxpayers, scientists, and universities. Fortunately, cheap open-access alternatives are not only possible, but already beginning to take root, suggesting a way forward to a more open and equitable system for sharing research.
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