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100,000 Los Angeles elementary students still without libraries | 89.3 KPCC - Library Magazine Subscription

100,000 Los Angeles elementary students still without libraries | 89.3 KPCC - Library Magazine Subscription | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
About 40 percent of Los Angeles Unified elementary schools still lack the staff to open libraries, leaving about 100,000 students without a way to borrow books on campus, according to figures recently released by the district.
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Birmingham faces £2m library cuts | The Bookseller

Birmingham faces £2m library cuts | The Bookseller | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk.
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Retiring National Library of Scotland National Librarian ... - TeleRead

Retiring National Library of Scotland National Librarian ... - TeleRead | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
Martyn Wade, the retiring Librarian of National Library of Scotland, has been named as the new chair of CILIP, the UK's professional body for librarians.
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Libraries participate in e-book pilot program

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Massachusetts  - Several local libraries are part of a new state pilot program designed to explore different platforms and models for electronic book lending in response to growing demand for the service.

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Norfolk & Norwich Millennium tops list of most popular UK libraries - The Guardian

Norfolk & Norwich Millennium tops list of most popular UK libraries - The Guardian | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it

Norfolk & Norwich Millennium library has emerged as the UK's most popular library for the seventh year running, with annual library performance figures showing it clocked up 1.3 million visits in the year ending April 2013, more than any other library in the country.

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NCSU Libraries faces budget cuts, difficult choices

NCSU Libraries faces budget cuts, difficult choices | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
Though students frequently discuss which library they prefer—D.H. Hill or Hunt— they may soon be asked the same question by administrators, however, their answers will carry a far greater weight than usual if this happens.
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One of the two North Carolina State Univeristy's libraries will have to be partially closed.

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Local libraries embrace literacy through LEGO

Local libraries embrace literacy through LEGO | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it

Libraries in Hastings Highlands, Bancroft and Carlow-Mayo (Canada) will purchase LEGO and books as part of the Literacy through Lego program.

 

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From libraries to laundromats: Ingenious community partnerships promote literacy - EdSource Today

From libraries to laundromats: Ingenious community partnerships promote literacy - EdSource Today | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it

Galvanized by a national reading campaign, communities across California are launching innovative partnerships that are resulting in new early literacy programs in schools, libraries and even laundromats.

“There’s a lot of books here, really good books,” said 9-year-old Melanie Garcia-Macias, who sat with her back to a big red bookshelf at the end of a long line of washing machines at the Clean Express Coin Laundry in Richmond one recent Wednesday. A copy of “The Night Before Christmas” was splayed open on her lap.

“You can take one home, but you have to bring one back or bring one from your home to replace it,” she said. “I think it’s a pretty good plan.”

The plan – giving students free access to engaging titles while their parents fluff and fold – is just one of the ingenious ways communities are opening doors to literacy through the nationalCampaign for Grade Level Reading, sponsored by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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In other communities, the campaign has had a more direct impact.

In Fresno, for example, the head of the public housing authority was so swayed by what he heard about the importance of reading on grade level by third grade that he formed a partnership with First 5 Fresno to bring Americorps volunteers into the housing developments and work with parents and young children on pre-literacy activities like reading together and creating artwork.

Stockton librarian Suzy Daveluy said she knew children in her city were struggling with reading, based on the number of help requests she got from parents. But she didn’t realize how bad the literacy crisis had become until she met with national campaign leaders.

“What I can credit the campaign with is opening my eyes up to some of the realities that our children are facing,” Daveluy said.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 6, 2013 3:29 AM

Projects to address issues in the community > definitely a place for libraries to get heavily infested in!

Linda Denty's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:29 PM

What a fantastic idea.

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Let's keep doing it by the book: why we shouldn't cut libraries

Let's keep doing it by the book: why we shouldn't cut libraries | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
Two contributors explain why they are against council plans to cut the numnber of libraries in Lincolnshire by more than half (RT @trixylibrarian: Let's keep doing it by the book: why we shouldn't cut libraries http://t.co/5EgWMFL6e8...
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Libraries offer weird things to draw new borrowers - USA TODAY

Libraries offer weird things to draw new borrowers - USA TODAY | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
Winnipeg Free Press Libraries offer weird things to draw new borrowers USA TODAY Fighting to stay relevant in the digital age, public libraries have taken to lending all manner of weird and wonderful items: hand tools, baking pans, fishing poles,...
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Wikipedia and libraries: a match made in heaven

Wikipedia and libraries: a match made in heaven | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
John Mark Ockerbloom's "From Wikipedia to our libraries" is a fabulous proposal for creating research synergies between libraries and Wikipedia, by adding templates to Wikipedia articles that direct readers to unique, offline-only (or onsite-only)...
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More Bedbug Hysteria in Canadian Libraries

More Bedbug Hysteria in Canadian Libraries | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
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A report revealed that while bedbug incidents have increased holistically, the threat they pose to public libraries is well behind hotels, motels, college dorms, nursing homes, office buildings, public transportation, and movie theaters.

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The Impact of Federal Budget Cuts on Canada’s Libraries

The Impact of Federal Budget Cuts on Canada’s Libraries | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
Library and Archives Canada was subject to a 10% budget reduction, and many federal department libraries were restructured, reduced or closed.
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Little Free Libraries Spread The Joy Of Books In Central Illinois

Little Free Libraries Spread The Joy Of Books In Central Illinois | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
Central Illinois residents talk about their Little Free Libraries and why they maintain them.
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Library cuts in more than a dozen government departments trigger fears of lost knowledge

Library cuts in more than a dozen government departments trigger fears of lost knowledge | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
OTTAWA — When Canada's Citizenship and Immigration library closed its doors in the fall of 2012, head librarian Charlene Elgee wasn't just worried about the loss of her job.
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Fisheries science books disposal costs Ottawa thousands

Fisheries science books disposal costs Ottawa thousands | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
It's costing the federal government more than $22,000 to dispose of books and research material from Fisheries and Oceans scientific libraries across the country, according to new documents.
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Libraries double as unofficial day cares

Libraries double as unofficial day cares | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
Parents' use of libraries as unofficial day cares has become a common theme nationwide, especially at libraries near schools.
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U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies, 2012 - Library Research Service

U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies, 2012 - Library Research Service | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it

Our new report, U.S. Public Libraries and the Use of Web Technologies, 2012, presents the findings of the third iteration of our biennial study, launched in 2008, that documents the use of various web technologies (social networking, virtual reference,  blogs, etc.) on the websites of nearly 600 public libraries throughout the nation.

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Bristol libraries future darkens after mayor question time

Bristol libraries future darkens after mayor question time | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
George Ferguson highlighted example of a London council which closed six libraries as part of multi-million-pound budget cuts (In northern cities, dozens of libraries face closure. Could Bristol cuts mean similar moves here?
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Nothing to read? Airport libraries to the rescue

Nothing to read? Airport libraries to the rescue | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
Today, just a few airport terminals have anything resembling a traditional library. But airports are finding other ways to offer travelers plenty of reading material for free.
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Quill & Quire » Guest opinion: why libraries should get into the book-selling business

Quill & Quire » Guest opinion: why libraries should get into the book-selling business | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
An interesting conversation today about whether libraries should get into the book-selling business. Any thoughts? http://t.co/mG9wJ6UxiP
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6 Bookless Libraries - iLibrarian

6 Bookless Libraries - iLibrarian | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
RT @ShetlandLibrary: Bookless Libraries: good? bad? inevitable? http://t.co/Fi0nXoAweM
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As space and budget concerns continue to grow, many libraries are opting to forego building their print collections in favor of providing electronic resources. This new trend toward building digital libraries has been developing over the past several years in spite of the controversy over eliminating print materials.

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New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go - DesignTAXI.com

New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go - DesignTAXI.com | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
New ‘Subway Libraries’ Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go - DesignTAXI.com (New “Subway Libraries” Encourages Commuters To Read On-The-Go http://t.co/YOs0ObcCkg)...
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Stanford to digitally archive priceless collection of 15,000 old games

Stanford to digitally archive priceless collection of 15,000 old games | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
Over 15,000 pieces of software from the legendary Stephen M. Cabrinety collection will be digitally archived for researchers and scholars thanks to new funding and a partnership for its gatekeepers at Stanford.
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Oakland shutting its libraries until next year to save money - San Francisco Business Times

Oakland shutting its libraries until next year to save money - San Francisco Business Times | Libraries throughout the world | Scoop.it
If you hoped to spend some time in the Oakland Public Library over the holidays,... (Oakland shutting its libraries until next year to save money: If you hoped to spend some time in the Oakland Public...
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