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The American Library Association created an infographic to illustrate the struggles libraries have been confronted with since the recession began.
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Maker kit program turns libraries into places for content creation, not just consumption | Victoria Rakowski | Knight Foundation

Maker kit program turns libraries into places for content creation, not just consumption | Victoria Rakowski | Knight Foundation | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Librarianship is a funny profession–the day is often a mixture of hokey jokes from people who haven’t been in a library in years, and strategizing ways to implement robotics and computer coding into programs for everybody from preschoolers to seniors. When people see what libraries actually get up to these days, they’re almost always surprised. So many people in America depend on their libraries to help them forward when it comes to technology, and lots of libraries have answered that call with aplomb, learning as they go.

Make it @ Your Library was founded in 2012 as part of an Institute for Museum and Library Services Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant, and our original intent was to help get all libraries up to speed on the concept of makerspaces in the library–or, rather, DIY culture and content creation in the library, versus content consumption. While libraries bring a great deal of technology to their communities, there was no denying the gap in access that exists all over our home state of Illinois: Many rural libraries just aren’t on the same financial playing field as suburban Chicago libraries. We originally began with the simple intention of helping libraries, no matter their budget and ability, bring makerspaces and DIY concepts into their communities. Our mission morphed a bit when we were awarded a Knight Prototype Fund grant in January 2015.

With Knight’s backing, Make it @ Your Library has created Maker Kits that are largely technology-based, and partnered with the Illinois State Library to circulate those kits throughout the state.

 

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Learning in Progress: MinecraftEDU - The Journey Begins

Learning in Progress: MinecraftEDU - The Journey Begins | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

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Bayfield library embarks on project to inspire interest in science, math

Bayfield library embarks on project to inspire interest in science, math | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Since this is an after-school program, a primary goal is to make the learning fun.

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Design Thinking for Libraries

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Markers of quality: The role of librarians in everyday life information literacy | Peer to Peer Review

Markers of quality: The role of librarians in everyday life information literacy | Peer to Peer Review | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

"This all started when my teenage son reported that Adam Sandler has Ebola. He saw it trending on Facebook. I sighed inwardly and asked if he had looked at the source of the information. Being the son of a librarian he quickly said: “Yes! ..."

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5370- Profile of a Graduate Student & Librarian

Just a quick little video highlighting some characteristics of a good graduate student and attributes of a successful librarian!

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Public Libraries Support Refugees

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In the midst of the ongoing international migration crisis, libraries worldwide are finding ways to support newly arriving refugees.
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A Survey Of Librarian Perceptions of Informatio...

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Teaching research competencies and information literacy is an integral part of the academic librarian’s role. There has long been debate among librarians over what are the most effective methods of instruction for college students.

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Instrument-lending programs spreading at libraries across Canada

Instrument-lending programs spreading at libraries across Canada | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Memory of Kingston musician inspired friends to catalogue and lend instruments – an idea spreading to Canada’s major cities

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Jonathan Franzen’s Bedtime Stories

We’re pretty sure Jonathan Franzen’s bedtime story is a metaphor for something, but we’re not sure what. Subscribe To "The Late Show" Channel HERE: http://bi...
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Happy Digital Citizenship Week – talk to a kid about being a good netizen | Ann Treacy | Blandin on Broadband

Happy Digital Citizenship Week – talk to a kid about being a good netizen | Ann Treacy | Blandin on Broadband | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

This is Digital Citizenship Week! I thought I’d go off the board a little bit to invite everyone to celebrate Digital Citizen Week by talking to a kid about what it means to be a good and safe citizen online.

Many years ago I was the computer teacher at a small grade school – grades K-8. I can tell you that kids take to technology – but they aren’t born knowing it. They need guidance. I now have my own kids who think they can use technology – and one is the queen of Instagram but when I asked her to get Maps working for me as I drove she had no idea what to do – because using technology isn’t just using technology. It’s using maps, asking good questions and evaluating answers, it’s writing a paragraph with a thesis and supporting sentences, it’s knowing when to be friendly and when to be warned.

 

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21 Books Everyone Needs to Read (as recommended by New York City librarians)

21 Books Everyone Needs to Read (as recommended by New York City librarians) | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

BuzzFeed asked a bunch of librarians at New York Comic-Con what books they'd recommend everyone read before they die...


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Read All About It: A New Teacher’s Guide to Analyzing Newspapers | Teaching with the Library of Congress

Read All About It: A New Teacher’s Guide to Analyzing Newspapers | Teaching with the Library of Congress | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Read All About It: A New Teacher’s Guide to Analyzing Newspapers. A blog post at "Teaching with the Library of Congress" on 2015-10-07.

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Want To Be Respected? Then Stop Using these 50 Phrases

Want To Be Respected? Then Stop Using these 50 Phrases | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

When you're a boss, you sometimes talk a lot.

The problem might be, though, that you talk a lot of gibberish.

This can annoy your staff to the point at which they think you're not worth listening to. Which might just affect your ambitions.

Here, then, is a new survey in which  British employees declared their 50 most annoying phrases that come out of bosses' mouths.

It was commissioned by SPANA, an organization that offers free veterinary care for animals in developing countries.

As we first run down the list of the worst 10, please spend your day monitoring how many of these phrases you use. Then repent.


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A New survey asks employees which pieces of business speak they hate most. There are a lot.

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This is surprising, we all use the words, cliches in fact: thinking out of the box, touch base, going forward, heads up, its on my radar, and even game changer! And we think these words are cool! The truth is that these words cosntitute what is called 'gibberish'. It is surprising that using such high sounding terms might annoy staff into thinking that their boss is not worth listening to! Well if a large number of British employees wrote these words and expressions in their list of fifty most annoying phrases used by their bosses, then there must be some truth in this!

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Even people in business are annoyed at these. Why can't anyone stop using them?

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6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest

6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Active Learning Spaces In the book Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, the authors identify six types of active learning spaces that are essential for creating an engaging learning environment for students.


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BBC - Seriously...10 Women Who Changed Sci-Fi

BBC - Seriously...10 Women Who Changed Sci-Fi | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Profiling some of the finest female science fiction authors.

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Librarians in the Digital Age | American Libraries Magazine

Librarians in the Digital Age | American Libraries Magazine | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
ALA President Sari Feldman and President-Elect Julie Todaro respond to a recent Wall Street Journal editorial about librarians in the age of Google.
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Why I Am Not a Maker | Debbie Chachra | The Atlantic

Why I Am Not a Maker | Debbie Chachra | The Atlantic | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Every once in a while, I am asked what I “make.” A hack day might require it, or a conference might ask me to describe “what I make” so it can go on my name tag.

I’m always uncomfortable with it. I’m uncomfortable with any culture that encourages you take on an entire identity, rather than to express a facet of your own identity ("maker," rather than "someone who makes things"). But I have much deeper concerns.

An identity built around making things—of being “a maker”—pervades technology culture. There’s a widespread idea that “People who make things are simply different [read: better] than those who don’t.”

I understand where the motivation for this comes from. Creators, rightly, take pride in creation.

 

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The size of NB’s workforce is smaller now than back in 2008. Only province to shrink.

The size of NB’s workforce is smaller now than back in 2008.  Only province to shrink. | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
New Brunswick saw an uptick in job creation in the last few months on 2015 and an overall real GDP growth rate (the final number is not in) of likely something above one percent.  That may not seem like much but compared to the average rate of zero since 2008 that is a good step forward. A lot of folks  - me included - now believe the labour market is becoming the biggest drag on GDP growth potential in New Brunswick.  As you can see from the chart below we are the only province in Canada that has seen its labour force shrink since 2008.  Across Canada the number of people working or looking for work has increased by 1.16 million people.  In New Brunswick, it has shrunk by 4,000. Growth/decline in the size of the labour force (% change 2008-2015) Source: Statistics Canada … Continue reading →
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Six easy ways to tell if that viral story is a hoax

Six easy ways to tell if that viral story is a hoax | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Our journalism expert explains how to tell fact from fiction.
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Tumblr’s Meme Librarian has the best job on the Internet

Tumblr’s Meme Librarian has the best job on the Internet | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
What is a "meme librarian?"
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Markers of Quality: The Role of Librarians in Everyday Life Information Literacy | Peer to Peer Review

Markers of Quality: The Role of Librarians in Everyday Life Information Literacy | Peer to Peer Review | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

This all started when my teenage son reported that Adam Sandler has Ebola. He saw it trending on Facebook. I sighed inwardly and asked if he had looked at the source of the information. Being the son of a librarian he quickly said: “Yes!

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Voices: Why Americans love public libraries - Herald Times Reporter

Voices: Why Americans love public libraries - Herald Times Reporter | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Indisputable fact — Americans love their public libraries.
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Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read — and time in school to enjoy them #books #reading

Why kids still need ‘real books’ to read — and time in school to enjoy them #books #reading | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Nancie Atwell is the renowned founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning, an award-winning non-profit independent K-8 demonstration school in Edgecomb, Maine, where she teaches seventh- and eighth-grade writing, reading and history. She is the author of numerous books, including the classic “In the Middle: A Lifetime of Learning About Writing, Reading, and Adolescents,” which has inspired teachers for years, and she has won numerous awards, including the first-ever $1 million Global Teacher Prize given last month by the Varkey Foundation.

Atwell’s school has a national reputation for its research-based literacy methods which focus on engaging and challenging students while fostering relationships between faculty and parents. A hallmark of the school are the collections of books, carefully selected by adults, from which students can choose. Afterward the children develop lists of books they found inspiring, an effort to help guide other young people looking for great books to read. The recommended book lists are on the school’s website and popular with teachers around the country.

Here’s a speech Atwell gave at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City about the importance of providing books to children in classrooms, allowing them to choose the ones that interest them and then giving them time to lose themselves in the stories:

 

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources | OEDB.org

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources | OEDB.org | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and le

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