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Public Library: No place like dome - Geelong Library

Public Library: No place like dome - Geelong Library | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
GEELONG people have embraced the idea of a (Bold #Design. http://t.co/hjZqFeLQ RT @geelongaddy
#Geelong embrace idea of "superdome" for new library & heritage centre.

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Carolyn Eccleston's comment, February 5, 2013 4:51 AM
A skylight at the top of the dome is novel.
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How technology is shaping and changing libraries and librarianship, as well as ideas and inspiration about libraries and professional leadership.
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Power Searching with Google - Free course - need some challenges this summer...

Power Searching with Google - Free course - need some challenges this summer... | Library Evolution | Scoop.it

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Create QR-Codes with Logo or Image fast, free & easy | QRCode-Monkey-Generator

Create QR-Codes with Logo or Image fast, free & easy | QRCode-Monkey-Generator | Library Evolution | Scoop.it

QR Code This free QR Code Generator creates QR Codes with logo-images. Generate your QR Code for urls, vcard, facebook, youtube and more. Download in print quality as PNG, SVG, PDF, EPS.


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gwynethjones's curator insight, June 15, 10:02 AM

QR Code Monkey is my new QR Crush! Kaywa has let me down, so has Bit.ly! - which used to have self-generated QR codes that also tracked aggregated data - now? It's not there!


QR Code Monkey is FAST, FREE, & EASY - no joining necessary!

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Library to Learning Commons - Saanich School District (No. 63)

The Saanich School District (No. 63) is transforming their traditional library spaces to a Learning Commons model. These innovative changes to the physical a...

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Public. New CBD library and heritage centre running ahead of time - Geelong Advertiser

Public. New CBD library and heritage centre running ahead of time - Geelong Advertiser | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
New CBD library and heritage centre running ahead of time Geelong Advertiser Geelong mayor Darryn Lyons (second from left) with Kane site manager Sam Gallagher, Cr Andy Richards, Geelong Regional Library Corporation CEO Patti Manolis and director...

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Understanding Google Certification - Edudemic

Understanding Google Certification - Edudemic | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
A challenge of raising a connected generation of students is figuring out how to be a connected learner yourself. This requires learning about the tools that support connections and connected learning, and to accomplish this goal you may want to consider Google Certification. Which one is the best option? Here are two great ways you …

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I have started this process and passed the Basics exam. Onward and upward! On to road to certified trainer?!

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Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different. | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving.

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Engage in Creative Tasks Outside Work to Boost Job Performance

Engage in Creative Tasks Outside Work to Boost Job Performance | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Creative work is not only best for bad moods, but doing creative activities outside of the office can boost your on-the-job performance, says a new study by psychologist Kevin Eschleman of San Francisco State University.

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I 100% agree with this.  I absolutely believe that, despite the draws on my time that are sometimes stressful, I am better at my job because I am creative outside it too.

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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...

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lyn_hay's curator insight, April 17, 2:28 AM

Now, more than ever, we need local evidence from every TL practitioner regarding their contribution to teacher practice and student learning. ALA President Barbara Stripling makes presents a strong argument for the existence of school libraries, given the trickle effect their demise will have on public libraries, academic libraries, and the preparedness of young people to effectively contribute to society as creative, critical, ethical and informed citizens.

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 3:43 AM

Barbara Stripling on why we need to save (school) libraries

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Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex

Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of. And boys? They’re made of trucks and trains and aeroplanes, building blocks, chemistry experiments, sword fights and guns, football, cricket, running and jumping, adventure and ideas, games, farts and snot, and pretty much anything else they can think of.

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I dream  of the day this will happen......

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Jennifer Cowley's curator insight, April 1, 11:18 PM

I love the Daring book for girls and its companion for boys BUT I love them both equally.  Girls happily read the boys book, but trying to get the boys to read the girls book (which is wonderfully blue not pink) is like pulling teeth.  I wish they were just Daring Books for Kids.

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New Google Calendar events will now have a Hangout video call link


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Fantastic! At last something useful for meetings!

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Leading Change in Education | Common Sense School Leadership

Leading Change in Education | Common Sense School Leadership | Library Evolution | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 26, 12:05 AM

Teams are still top-down structures. Community is messier and more complex, but can involve many more people. When we open up community, we will hear dissenting voices. So forget guiding coalitions and teams and go for messy and complex.

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In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect

In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I posted an article by Shelly Blake-Plock called 21 Things in Education That Will be Obsolete in 2020, which lists some of th

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10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler

10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Some of the best TED talks on how leaders inspire and motivate others.

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2014 Horizon Report K12 Edition

2014 Horizon Report K12 Edition | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
This years Horizon report is out. If you are not familiar with the Horizon report it is a document put out by the New Media Consortium each year that looks at what technology is on the horizon. It ...

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Reclaiming the Web for the Next Generation

Reclaiming the Web for the Next Generation | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Around this time last year, thanks to the whistleblower Edward Snowden, U.S. citizens found out just how little online privacy they have. For those outside the U.S., the revelations were potentially even worse news as they weren't granted the protection of the U.S. constitution.

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niftyjock's curator insight, June 15, 10:12 PM

more lies less truth that'll protect my data

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Public. No more silence in the library - CANOE

Public. No more silence in the library - CANOE | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
No more silence in the library
CANOE
Walk into your local library today, and you'll probably find a bustling community space as likely to have a digital gaming station as it is to house ceiling-high stacks of books.

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Turn your favorite photos and videos into Google+ Stories and Movies

Turn your favorite photos and videos into Google+ Stories and Movies | Library Evolution | Scoop.it

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10 Great TED Talks for Parents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great TED Talks for Parents ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Evolution | Scoop.it

These TED talks speak to the complexities of parenthood, offering unusual insights and hard-won advice.


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, May 14, 8:13 AM

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What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal

What’s in a Makerspace? - Evidence of school library impact by school principal | Library Evolution | Scoop.it

"In this post, Eric Sheninger describes the secrets to New Milford High School's Makerspace, and how every school can build a Makerspace."


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, May 5, 7:46 PM

A library media specialist was given the scope by her principal to push the envelope.

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"The Makerspace in the library is an oasis for student self-directed learning. It serves as a rejuvenation center for inspiring of love for both formal and informal learning" says principal Eric Sheninger

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 30, 6:56 AM

Principal Eric Sheninger on the school library as makerspace

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As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.

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Dick Vestdijk's curator insight, April 25, 8:01 AM

Un-biasing queries for information and subsequent results, is indeed the goal of any librarian in public education. Whatever EBSCO, Ex Libris et al state, searching relevant information is by and large un-automatable. Keyword is curation - an ongoing activity to keep curated academic content useful. ""unlike almost anything that libraries have done before," the rollout of one-stop search tools is "really intentionally trying to change the way people do research," says Michael Levine-Clark"

Sharrock's curator insight, April 29, 10:23 AM

from the article: "Ms. Morse belongs to a group, the Open Discovery Initiative, which unites various players to promote transparency and best practices for discovery tools. In the emerging conversations around this topic, one buzz phrase is "content neutrality." The idea resembles "net neutrality," the notion that network operators shouldn’t block or favor certain content. Proponents of content neutrality argue that discovery providers should have equal access to the information needed to surface content in the search tools’ results. That information includes things like the full text of journal articles and the "metadata" that describe the articles, such as the author, subject, journal title and publication date."

nickcarman's curator insight, May 1, 12:21 AM

Library customers prefer simplicity. They either don't the time or the inclination to master the ins and outs of various databases.  I can see the appeal of a simple search interface.

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School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014

School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014 | Library Evolution | Scoop.it
The School Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top school library trends of the past year.
School libraries are at a critical point: Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards. The American Library Association (ALA) is undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas.

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Sandra Sawyer McLeroy's curator insight, April 16, 10:45 AM

Good read.

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, April 17, 4:12 AM

Muitos exames sobrepostos não substituem uma boa escola, e não há boas escolas que não exijam boas bibliotecas. "Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards." 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 5:12 AM

Role of school libraries in learning, teaching and development of reading

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51 Interesting Ways to use QR Codes to Support Learning

"Hopefully this Interesting Ways resource for QR (Quick Response) Codes will spark some ways you can use them to support learning. As with all the resources please share with your colleagues and consider adding your own ideas to continue to develop them"


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Hoping to use some of these in the library.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 26, 2:03 PM

Some useful tips from Down Under! 

gwynethjones's curator insight, March 29, 10:10 AM

Woot! LOVE Me some QR Codes!

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Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators, & Constructivists - by Dave Guymon

Education 3.0: Students as Connectors, Creators, & Constructivists - by Dave Guymon | Library Evolution | Scoop.it

The way that users have utilized the Internet has changed since its inception. References to Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 allude to an evolved relationship with online information and interactivity.


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 1, 6:25 PM

Education 3.0 is it coming or is it already here? I guess that depends on where you are at with your understanding of education and how students learn

niftyjock's curator insight, March 2, 9:34 PM

How does a student know what they need to learn?

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 4, 10:15 AM

EDUCACIÓN 3.0 --->> NOSOTROS INSISTIMOS EN EL MODELO  - 0.1

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Libraries of the Future: Creating Learner Centered Collections

This is the presentation I gave for The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries online 2013.

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Some interesting thinking points here...

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John Shank's curator insight, February 20, 1:54 PM

The change from an environment of information scarcity to over abundance fundamentally challenges the ability of the library to select, create, organize, and facilitate access to resources that advance intellectual discovery and information literacy/lifelong learning skills. So we need to be forward thinking and mindful of how our services evolve to solve the problems and challenges this new environment creates for our faculty, staff, and students.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, February 20, 5:53 PM

This is the direction we are headed - 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 1:07 AM

A good presentation reinforcing the point that libraries need to consider creating learner centred collections - to enhance engagement and interactivity.

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How Teachers Can Stop Being Scared Of Twitter - Edudemic

How Teachers Can Stop Being Scared Of Twitter - Edudemic | Library Evolution | Scoop.it

Twitter is more than a simple messaging platform. It's a conversation about your passions and it's easy to get completed addicted. That's a good thing.


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Fanny Villagra's curator insight, February 17, 8:25 PM

Claro que hay que olvidarse del miedo!

Bill Bates's curator insight, February 17, 10:21 PM

I think that Twitter is the single most important tool for building your PLN. Google+ is also a great PLN tool, but Twitter is head and shoulders above everything else.

Mack James's curator insight, March 13, 3:41 AM

take a leap forward :)