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Online Storytimes by Wake County Public Libraries ROCK | David ...

Online Storytimes by Wake County Public Libraries ROCK | David ... | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Kevin Smith just pointed me to Wake County Public Libraries' series of online storytime videos. Wake County made them to support their local Every Child Re.
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The Weekend Pokémon Go Took Over America

The Weekend Pokémon Go Took Over America | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Less than a week after launching in the US, the augmented reality game Pokémon Go is a bonafide cultural phenomenon. Why?
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Life Behind the Stacks: The Secret Apartments of New York Libraries | 6sqft

Life Behind the Stacks: The Secret Apartments of New York Libraries | 6sqft | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Inside the secret apartments of New York's libraries.
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The Children Who Grow Up in 'Book Deserts'

The Children Who Grow Up in 'Book Deserts' | Library Lines | Scoop.it
In many high-poverty urban neighborhoods, it’s nearly impossible for a poor child to find something to read in the summer.
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NYPL Launches SimplyE App, Integrating Access to Multiple Ebook Vendors

NYPL Launches SimplyE App, Integrating Access to Multiple Ebook Vendors | Library Lines | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library (NYPL) on July 12 announced the launch of SimplyE, a new app for tablets and smartphones that employs a single interface for browsing, borrowing, and reading ebooks from multiple different vendors, as well as public...
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Stop pushing the same 'classic' books on children and trust modern writing

Stop pushing the same 'classic' books on children and trust modern writing | Library Lines | Scoop.it
The BBC’s #LoveToRead poll has produced a thoroughly predictable list, which risks making a wider world of reading a closed book to youngsters
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Data: U.S. Publishers Report $28 Billion in Revenue During 2015; Downloaded Audio Sales Grow, eBooks Decline | LJ INFOdocket

Data: U.S. Publishers Report $28 Billion in Revenue During 2015; Downloaded Audio Sales Grow, eBooks Decline | LJ INFOdocket | Library Lines | Scoop.it
From the Association of American Publishers (AAP): The U.S.
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Pokémon GO: What Do Librarians Need To Know?

Pokémon GO: What Do Librarians Need To Know? | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Where's Pikachu? How libraries are connecting with patrons over this wildly popular new virtual treasure hunt that uses geolocation—and why the game raises privacy concerns.
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The Pros of Cons

The Pros of Cons | Library Lines | Scoop.it
With a slew of superheroes getting the big screen treatment in recent years, comic books are gaining even more cachet as a cultural touchstone.
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ALA 2016: “This Is What a Maker Space Looks Like”

ALA 2016: “This Is What a Maker Space Looks Like” | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Heather Moorefield-Lang—who spent the past three years traveling around the world documenting examples of maker spaces— led this session, which was full of surprises.
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Rethinking the Much-Dreaded Employee Evaluation | Leading from the Library

Rethinking the Much-Dreaded Employee Evaluation | Leading from the Library | Library Lines | Scoop.it
They may be a bit of a pain, but employee performance assessments have their place in continuous worker improvement. The question for leaders is, is there a better way to manage the process?
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Copyright and the Industry's Authors: Canada's Book Summit 16

Copyright and the Industry's Authors: Canada's Book Summit 16 | Library Lines | Scoop.it
'How can we all work together to ensure our rights and incomes are not further eroded?' The question is urgent for authors, as a Canadian conference proved.
Via Fred Stenson
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Greatest Writers of Mountie Fiction

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Greatest Writers of Mountie Fiction
Via Fred Stenson
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Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close - BBC News

Libraries lose a quarter of staff as hundreds close - BBC News | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Almost 8,000 jobs in UK libraries have disappeared in six years, about a quarter of the overall total, an investigation by the BBC reveals.
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The new role of public libraries (infographic)

The new role of public libraries (infographic) | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Public libraries are more important than ever before. They are not only about lending books. They are places where users can improve…
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You Can See What Toronto Library Patrons Are Searching For In Real Time | cityscape | Torontoist

You Can See What Toronto Library Patrons Are Searching For In Real Time | cityscape | Torontoist | Library Lines | Scoop.it
For all your library voyeurism needs.
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From Pariah to Partner: Wikipedia’s Growing Campus Presence | From the Bell Tower

From Pariah to Partner: Wikipedia’s Growing Campus Presence | From the Bell Tower | Library Lines | Scoop.it
For years, many faculty members wanted nothing to with Wikipedia and actively discouraged its use by students. With support from academic librarians, higher ed is taking a whole new look at Wikipedia as an educational resource.
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Protecting Patron Privacy

Protecting Patron Privacy | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Recently, I was teaching a privacy class for librarians, and the topic turned to the privacy versus convenience trade-off—the occasional annoyances of using privacy-enhancing technologies online.
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An A.I. Says There Are Six Main Kinds of Stories

An A.I. Says There Are Six Main Kinds of Stories | Library Lines | Scoop.it
A machine mapped the most frequently used emotional trajectories in fiction, and compared them with the ones readers like best.
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Security, Virtual Reality, and Smaller Maker Spaces Among Top Tech Trends | ALA Annual 2016

Security, Virtual Reality, and Smaller Maker Spaces Among Top Tech Trends | ALA Annual 2016 | Library Lines | Scoop.it
The discussion at this year’s Library Information Technology Association’s (LITA) Top Technology Trends panel at the American Library Association’s (ALA) annual conference in Orlando, FL spanned topics ranging from online privacy to “superfast...
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Librarians’ Picks | Library by Design, Spring 2016

Librarians’ Picks | Library by Design, Spring 2016 | Library Lines | Scoop.it
The latest designs in furnishings and fixtures add punch and patron interest to building projects. How many would work in your library?
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Being a librarian now means also being at least a part-time social worker — Timeline

Being a librarian now means also being at least a part-time social worker — Timeline | Library Lines | Scoop.it
At San Francisco’s main branch, a balance of outreach and keeping a lookout
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Active Shooter Policies in Libraries | ALA Annual 2016

Active Shooter Policies in Libraries | ALA Annual 2016 | Library Lines | Scoop.it
"How many of you would be prepared to handle an active shooter in your library? How many of you have an active shooter policy?
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Future Ready Schools Announces Project To Recognize School Librarians as Leaders in Learning Transformation

Future Ready Schools Announces Project To Recognize School Librarians as Leaders in Learning Transformation | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Future Ready Librarians aims to further position librarians as the forerunners in the digital transformation of learning.
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How a library helped Richard Wagamese become a writer

How a library helped Richard Wagamese become a writer | Library Lines | Scoop.it
He first visited a public library at the age of 16, seeking shelter and refuge from a life on the streets.
Via Fred Stenson
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Trend Alert: More School Libraries Staying Open all Summer

Trend Alert: More School Libraries Staying Open all Summer | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Summer reading—done at school? A growing number of districts are experimenting with keeping school libraries open, with entire collections available, through the vacation season.
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