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Articles I find inspiring with excellent quotes or blue-sky thinking
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The Rules for Being Amazing (best inspirational quotes)

The Rules for Being Amazing (best inspirational quotes) | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
Short video of The Rules for Being Amazing; 28 short, dynamic, inspirational quotes to help you play at peak performance.
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Share this with the first person you think of after watching or reading it!

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Literature Versus Traffic, 10,000 Glowing Books in the Streets of Melbourne, Australia

Literature Versus Traffic, 10,000 Glowing Books in the Streets of Melbourne, Australia | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
This past June, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus brought "Literature versus Traffic," an installation of 10,000 LED-lit books, to Federation Square in...
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Mysterious paper sculptures « Central Station

Mysterious paper sculptures « Central Station | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it

A full set of photos of the mysterious paper sculptures left in various locations around Edinburgh last year

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How to Identify Mysterious Images Online

How to Identify Mysterious Images Online | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
Can't figure out the source of an image you found online? There's an easy trick you might not know about -- and it's an essential tool for citing sources.
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Cambridge Library Virtual Library tour

Take a look at our library and how we "think outside the books". This video was produced by Ghylene Palmer for the Town of Cambridge Library. http://library....
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How to Knit a Book Cover - For Dummies

How to Knit a Book Cover - For Dummies | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it

Knitted book covers are fun to make and are nothing more than simple rectangles.  See my blog sengaw@wordpress.com for the inspiration for this

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Mysterious paper sculptures

Mysterious paper sculptures | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
(cross-posted to Blogger due to technical difficulties) Those of you who don't keep up with Edinburgh's literary world through Twitter may have missed the recent spate of mysterious paper sculptures…...
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Mysterious miniature book sculptures left around Edinburgh

Mysterious miniature book sculptures left around Edinburgh | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
Seven of the sculptures have been left around various venues in the capital, each with a tag showing support for the arts.
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Natalie Warne: Being young and making an impact | Video on TED.com

Natalie Warne: Being young and making an impact | Video on TED.com | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
TED Talks At 18, Natalie Warne’s work with the Invisible Children movement made her a hero for young activists. At TEDxTeen she uses her inspiring story to remind us that no one is too young to change the world.
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Prof. Erica McWilliam - Keynote address IASL Brisbane 2010

Prof. Erica McWilliam - Keynote address IASL Brisbane 2010 | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it

Inspirational keynote about libraries with good analogies to coffee-houses and flockmates

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Tag Team Tech October 2010 | VOYA

Tag Team Tech October 2010 | VOYA | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
Go to Archives Manifesto for 21st Century School Librarians By Joyce Kasman Valenza October 2010 A couple of summers back a young school librarian,...
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“If Librarians Were Honest” by Joseph Mills | Library as Incubator Project

“If Librarians Were Honest” by Joseph Mills | Library as Incubator Project | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
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N.Y. Designer Puts Lending Libraries Into Pay Phone Kiosks

N.Y. Designer Puts Lending Libraries Into Pay Phone Kiosks | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
John H. Locke has installed homemade, fully stocked and short-lived bookcases in four sidewalk kiosks this year and hopes others will undertake similar projects.
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The Library Marketing Toolkit: Essential Tools and Resources

The Library Marketing Toolkit: Essential Tools and Resources | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it

Fabulous new resource for libraries from Ned Potter

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STC Craft Presents: The Repurposed Library, by Lisa Occhipinti

THE REPURPOSED LIBRARY: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Books New Life, by Lisa Occhipinti In The Repurposed Library, designer & mixed media artist Lisa Occh...
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What Do Public Librarians and Library Staff Do?

What Do Public Librarians and Library Staff Do? | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
I wrote a blog post for the Save Doncaster Libraries blog yesterday, in response to the Mayor's unfortunate comment that was along the lines of "oh come on, there are plenty of jobs you need traini...
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Musings about librarianship: 5 inspirational words of wisdom to librarians

Musings about librarianship: 5 inspirational words of wisdom to librarians | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
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Evernote at The Montclair Kimberley Academy

The Montclair Kimberly Academy, a K-12 school in Montclair NJ, has deployed Evernote to all student laptops. Here's their story.
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Smashwords - School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come - A book by Kristin Fontichiaro

Smashwords - School Libraries: What's Now, What's Next, What's Yet to Come - A book by Kristin Fontichiaro | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it
A crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors. Edited by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton.
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A Librarian's 2.0 Manifesto

A manifesto by Laura Cohen, 2006.Video slideshow mash up by Soren Johannessen, Copenhagen - something to think about

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Why the Occupy Wall Street Movement Has Libraries | Peer to Peer Review

Why the Occupy Wall Street Movement Has Libraries | Peer to Peer Review | Library Inspiration | Scoop.it

Great quote from Barbara Fister: "Sharing books is communal nourishment, like breaking bread"

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