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Social Media Skills for Librarians | David Lee King

Social Media Skills for Librarians | David Lee King | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Last week, I gave a presentation at McGill's Web2PointU Symposium - a cool conference run by students of the School of Information Studies at McGill Un
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Making the most of mobile: Report on news consumption highlights complexity of evolving trends and need for nimble newsrooms

Making the most of mobile: Report on news consumption highlights complexity of evolving trends and need for nimble newsrooms | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Above: Catching up by Frédéric Poirot on Flickr. There's plenty of data to digest in the Knight Foundation-commissioned report, conducte
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UX Reality Check: 14 Hard Truths About Users

UX Reality Check: 14 Hard Truths About Users | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
It can be hard for designers to take a step back and look at an app or website through users' eyes. Here's where to start.
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Which classic children's book character are you?

Which classic children's book character are you? | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
If you're anything like us, the books you loved as a child have a special place in your heart. But one character may have stuck deeper in your brain - which one was it?
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Protolib – the final report

Protolib – the final report | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Since November last year the Futurelib programme has been engaged in intensive exploration of how spaces in the University of Cambridge's libraries are being used. Entitled 'Protolib' - literally prototyping libraries - the project has involved the creation and ethnographic observation of different types of library environments over a period of several months, and the…
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How to Get Library Design Inspiration: 6 Places to Visit

How to Get Library Design Inspiration: 6 Places to Visit | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
When redesigning your library space, it can sometimes be difficult to come up with ideas. Here are five places to visit to find library design inspiration.
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Sprucing Up My School Library for Less than $600

Sprucing Up My School Library for Less than $600 | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Taking inspiration from the thrifty library design hashtag #macgyverlibrarianship, a high school librarian freshened up her space on a tight budget. Check out what she did and how much she spent.
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The Evolving Catalog | American Libraries Magazine

The Evolving Catalog | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
As technology changes library cataloging, we look back at its history and forward into its future.
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How To Develop Strong Source Literacy: Practice! | FSHA Blog

How To Develop Strong Source Literacy: Practice! | FSHA Blog | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Students with source literacy have been exposed to many source types and get lots of practice determining what sources will work for their particular need. 
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Not Your Grandma's Book Club: A Trello Tale - Trello Blog

Not Your Grandma's Book Club: A Trello Tale - Trello Blog | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Trello is the new age way to organize a book club, enrich discussions, and keep everyone involved no matter where they're located.
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Redesigning Learning Spaces for Creativity and Innovation

Redesigning Learning Spaces for Creativity and Innovation | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Today I attended a one day workshop hosted by Innovative Educator Consulting on how to redesign learning spaces in schools. The purpose of this type of work is to give students more opportunities to be creative and take their personal ideas from start to finish. We are developing a makerspace in our school, so I…
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WEEDING

WEEDING | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
THE LIBRARY’S COLLECTION:
MY PERSONAL COLLECTION:
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Full Catalog

Full Catalog | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Handmade soy candles inspired by your favorite books! We create scents that evoke fictional worlds and delight bibliophiles.
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Blue Feed, Red Feed

See Liberal Facebook and Conservative Facebook, Side by Side
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Worlds of Words | International Collection of Children's and Adolescent Literature

Worlds of Words | International Collection of Children's and Adolescent Literature | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
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Rethinking the Library Media Center

Rethinking the Library Media Center | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Four library media specialists share stories about transforming libraries into next-generation resource centers that students and teachers love to visit.
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Barriers to Access

Barriers to Access | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
If it is possible for one’s PD cup to run over, mine is. In the past two weeks, I have been to two amazing conferences. First,  NEAISL at the lovely Milton Academy for a one day, action packe…
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Library Offers Homeless People Mental Health Services, And It's Working

Library Offers Homeless People Mental Health Services, And It's Working | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
Libraries are often the safest place for homeless people.
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Schools of the Future: The Big Shifts

Schools of the Future: The Big Shifts | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
This article is the transcribed and edited version of Pat Bassett’s TedX talk on "The Big Shifts" in education. The video version of this presentation is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0cqrhvgBB0
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Top Skills for Tomorrow’s Librarians | Careers 2016

Top Skills for Tomorrow’s Librarians | Careers 2016 | Libraries In the Middle | Scoop.it
LJ reached out to academic and public library directors and other thought leaders nationwide to find out what new skills they expect to need in librarians in the next 20 years. The 11 listed below emerged as the essentials. Not complete departures, rather they build on trends already in evidence.
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