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Dubliners: The Photographs of JJ Clarke - The National Library of Ireland

Dubliners: The Photographs of JJ Clarke - The National Library of Ireland | Library Lines | Scoop.it
A glimpse of James Joyce's Dublin

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A cool site for those of us who admire Joyce's Ulysses.

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Wouldn't it be fascinating to step into this photo for an afternoon?

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MIT Press, Internet Archive Collaborate to Digitize Titles

MIT Press, Internet Archive Collaborate to Digitize Titles | Library Lines | Scoop.it
MIT Press has joined forces with the Internet Archive (IA) to scan, preserve, and enable lending of hundreds of the press’s books that are currently unavailable in digital form. With support from British funding agency Arcadia, IA will scan a selection of MIT Press’s backlist titles, which will then be available for any library that owns a physical copy of each book to lend or make openly available, and will also be accessible through IA’s archive.org.
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This Trend is Forcing Librarians to Check Out Books AND Save Lives

This Trend is Forcing Librarians to Check Out Books AND Save Lives | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Librarians are increasingly expected to play a dual role.
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Senior Partners | Innovation

Senior Partners | Innovation | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Serving senior citizens has long been a core mission for libraries. Traditionally, these services were often focused on delivering materials to the homebound, yet today’s active and often tech-savvy elders want different things, driving libraries to rethink their paradigm for service to older adults. And even for those who can’t get to the library, the creative application of innovative technology is delivering education, imagination, and human connection as well as books.
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Demand for youth mental health services is exploding. How universities and business are scrambling to react | Toronto Star

Demand for youth mental health services is exploding. How universities and business are scrambling to react | Toronto Star | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Data collected from across the country shows the extent of the problems. “There is a perception that this age group is healthy, but they’re not.”
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Central Newfoundland’s libraries hang in the balance

Central Newfoundland’s libraries hang in the balance | Library Lines | Scoop.it
GANDER, N.L. - EY’s report on Newfoundland and Labrador’s public libraries took almost a year to complete and cost a quarter of a million dollars — and the future of rural libraries is still as ambiguous as ever.

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Rising Above | Library Design 2017

Rising Above | Library Design 2017 | Library Lines | Scoop.it
By the time it opens in 2018, the Calgary Public Library’s (CPL) new Central Library will have been 14 years in the making. In 2004, the City of Calgary, Alta., first allocated funding to study its residents’ future library needs. Since then it has committed a whopping $175 million (in Canadian dollars, or $128 million U.S.) to the project, out of a total estimated cost of $245 million (about $180 million U.S.).
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Net Positive | Library Design 2017

Net Positive | Library Design 2017 | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Libraries are a key element in community ecosystems. Now imagine a library that actually is an environmental ecosystem of its own. The furthest reaching green building certification uses the metaphor of the flower—thriving within a given habitat by pulling nutrients from the soil, using sunlight for photosynthesis, and depending on the sky for rain—to describe the requirements for its green building program. Each element of the certification is called a petal, and each represents a major part of the eco­system: energy, water, and materials. The International ­Living Future Institute administers the Living Building Challenge.
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British artist visits 16 lost libraries along the Silk Road in epic motorbike trip

British artist visits 16 lost libraries along the Silk Road in epic motorbike trip | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Abigail Reynolds’ ‘Ruins of Time’ exhibition is the result of a five-month journey through 2,000 years and half the globe
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Saskatchewan should take note: Libraries are sanctuaries of civil society - The Globe and Mail

Saskatchewan should take note: Libraries are sanctuaries of civil society - The Globe and Mail | Library Lines | Scoop.it
After the budget cuts, the province’s Education Minister, Don Morgan, said a “library should not be a place that should be used as a sanctuary.” Anyone who thinks a library is merely a collection of books either missed the history of civilization or is actively engaged in dismantling it.

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A Little Light Reading | One Cool Thing

A Little Light Reading | One Cool Thing | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Depending on where they live, up to ten percent of Americans suffer from some form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). In their role as community spaces, some libraries are helping by providing light therapy lamps, the standard treatment for SAD.
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Preliminary Budget Slashes Library, Arts, Culture, Education Agencies

Preliminary Budget Slashes Library, Arts, Culture, Education Agencies | Library Lines | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump released his preliminary budget proposal for FY18 on March 16, revealing severe cuts across domestic government spending—which would include eliminating support for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports public television and radio, including PBS and NPR.
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Highlights from “The Canadian Book Market 2016″ Report (Infographic)

Highlights from “The Canadian Book Market 2016″ Report (Infographic) | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Note: Highlights and infographic below. Full report is available for purchase. From Booknet Canada: In 2016, the print book market was down a bit compared with 2015, with 50 million units (down 4.4%) and $984 million in value (down 1.8%) sold across the country. Fiction unit sales fell by 7.
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How One Library in Illinois is Using New Technology to Engage (and Inspire) Patrons

How One Library in Illinois is Using New Technology to Engage (and Inspire) Patrons | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Meet Heather Hageli. Heather is the Early Literacy Coordinator for the Vernon Area Public Library (VAPL). The VAPL’s 50,000 square foot building is full of excellent resources found in most libraries. But, Heather just brought in an exciting, new tool that is showing her patrons the true power of words.
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Your 3-D Printer Hates You. Now Let’s Get Started!

Your 3-D Printer Hates You. Now Let’s Get Started! | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Avoid these snafus—and design a 3-D printing program that you and your community will love.
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Making It Happen | Programming

Making It Happen | Programming | Library Lines | Scoop.it
As Maker spaces in libraries become increasingly common, often backed by grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)—and Maker activities without a dedicated space even more so—anyone who follows the professional literature and conference presentations is surely aware of the buzz around Making. But just how much does that buzz represent widespread practice, and of what precisely do these offerings consist?
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Edmonton Public Library Engages Elder in Residence

Edmonton Public Library Engages Elder in Residence | Library Lines | Scoop.it
As part of its commitment to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation movement, the Edmonton Public Library (EPL), Alberta, appointed its first Elder in Residence. In February Elder Wilson Bearhead, a cultural educator and member of the Wabamun Lake Indian Band in Treaty 6 territory, began a yearlong engagement at EPL, where he will connect with library customers one-on-one to share his knowledge about Indigenous customs, culture, and knowledge.
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Sip & Spell: An Adult Spelling Bee | Programs That Pop

Sip & Spell: An Adult Spelling Bee | Programs That Pop | Library Lines | Scoop.it
The Corvallis–Benton County Public Library, OR, has partnered with its Friends of the Library for the last two years to offer a spelling bee for adults 18 years and older. The event, called Sip & Spell, helps us reach a wide audience, particularly younger adults age 21–35. Sip & Spell also projects a fun, playful side of the library.
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For these Philly librarians, drug tourists and overdose drills are part of the job

Since the opioid crisis began surging throughout the country last summer, the McPherson library staff has noticed new settlers on their lawn: "drug tourists." - Mike Newall, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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Public Outcry Saves Saskatchewan Library Funds

Public Outcry Saves Saskatchewan Library Funds | Library Lines | Scoop.it
In an abrupt about-face, the provincial government of Saskatchewan, Canada, on April 24 restored every penny of the $4.8 million it had cut just a month earlier from public library funding as part of its 2017–18 budget. It was a reversal that elected officials admit was prompted by mounting public opposition to the cuts, spurred in part by a Facebook group that sprang up almost overnight to energize many grassroots protests.
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Open Carry in Play for Nevada Libraries

Open Carry in Play for Nevada Libraries | Library Lines | Scoop.it
A bill that would allow each Nevada library to decide for itself whether to bar firearms is due to be taken up by the Nevada Assembly, after winning passage through the Senate. Weapons would be prohibited from public library property, unless the owner has written permission from the governing board of the library.
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Expanding the SF/Fantasy Universe | Readers’ Advisory

Expanding the SF/Fantasy Universe | Readers’ Advisory | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Among librarians, both science fiction (sf) and fantasy can create feelings of fear and uncertainty about our ability to serve our readers’ needs. But that needn’t be the case: here are some ways to become more comfortable with sf and fantasy and better at connecting patrons with the genre.
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'It's no longer about the vanity press': self-publishing gains respect — and sales

'It's no longer about the vanity press': self-publishing gains respect — and sales | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Once the laughing stock of the literary world, self-published books are increasingly establishing themselves among the publishing heavyweights, spurred by companies offering tailored services and ease of online distribution.
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Live from the Library

Live from the Library | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Facebook Live is video streamed over Facebook and archived there afterwards. All libraries need to get started is a smartphone/tablet and the Facebook app, or a webcam attached to a computer running the Google Chrome browser.
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Toronto libraries extend hours — but not staffing — for pilot project | Toronto Star

Toronto libraries extend hours — but not staffing — for pilot project | Toronto Star | Library Lines | Scoop.it
Swansea and the Todmorden Room branches, which have the lowest number of open hours in the city, will extend hours, but will use video technology to connect customers to staff.
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