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Don't get sued or fired! The Outreach Librarian's no-BS guide to your online presence

Don't get sued or fired! The Outreach Librarian's no-BS guide to your online presence | Library Resources | Scoop.it
Yes, we need to have this conversation. It's a good reminder for myself as I tread the online world. I've also seen many "don'ts" on the old internet that I  hope no potential employers/current bos...
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Yay social media!

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Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds - Centre for Longitudinal Studies

Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, according to new research from the Institute of Education (IOE).
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Keep this in mind when fighting for a budget for popular fiction.

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Start-Up Librarian | American Libraries Magazine

Start-Up Librarian | American Libraries Magazine | Library Resources | Scoop.it
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For professional development

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Copyright doesn’t make sense to everyone. Here’s why it should.

Copyright doesn’t make sense to everyone. Here’s why it should. | Library Resources | Scoop.it
In the U.S., copyright is supposed to “do” something and does not merely exist to provide authors or other creators what is owed to them. Instead we reward authors with an economic incentive to create and share creative works to benefit the public.
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Insight on how we truly benefit from copyright law in the US.

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Best Illustrated Books

Best Illustrated Books | Library Resources | Scoop.it
The New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2013, with sample artwork from each.
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I want to own all of these.

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Thinking Through Fair Use | University of Minnesota Libraries

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A helpful tool for organizing thoughts around fair-use

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