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American Library Association's Library Infographic Shows ...

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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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Top 10 Tech | 2016

Top 10 Tech | 2016 | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Our picks highlight leading tech trends, with an eye toward the future.


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The secret life of a librarian: What do you find in books? Bacon and condoms | Anonymous

The secret life of a librarian: What do you find in books? Bacon and condoms | Anonymous | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
I set out determined to change the world of public libraries. Nearly 40 years on, I’ve only made the smallest dent. But I’ve met some amazing borrowers along the way
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How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library

An inside look at the organization’s radical approach.
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sebastian irarrazaval completes the new public library of constitucion

sebastian irarrazaval completes the new public library of constitucion | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
part of the rebuilding of the city of constitucion, the new public library by sebastian irarrazaval adds a glass-clad structure to the central square.
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60 Book Gift Ideas for Reluctant Readers Ages 6 to 12

60 Book Gift Ideas for Reluctant Readers Ages 6 to 12 | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Need book recommendations for reluctant readers ages 6 to 12? We've got sixty for you!


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My Teacher Librarian Gave To Me...

My Teacher Librarian Gave To Me... | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
We are using the Daisy the Dinosaur app for "Hour of Code" week. It is great for any age.
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Zombies in YA Literature: Zombie Booktalk for High School Libraries/Classrooms

This presentation accompanies the Using Picture Books with Older Readers series on my blog (www.readerpants.net). This booktalk includes 10 YA zombie titles an…


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#BookSnaps- Snapping for Learning

#BookSnaps- Snapping for Learning | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
According to the cell phone data report, it is safe to say that the Snapchat app occupies a high percentage the Martin-bill usage. My fifteen-year-old makes certain of it! He’s steadily snapp…
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You look marvellous! Library doling out the good deeds

You look marvellous! Library doling out the good deeds | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A library in northern New Brunswick is spreading goodwill over the holidays by encouraging people to do good deeds.
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Teachers: Is your school library having an impact on teaching and learning? 4 ways school librarians can effect change.

Teachers: Is your school library having an impact on teaching and learning? 4 ways school librarians can effect change. | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
This brilliant diagram demonstrates clearly how a school librarian can make an impact on teaching and learning in schools, but how can yo
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STEM gender imbalance persists

Australia has a gender imbalance in STEM that runs right through primary and secondary school, to tertiary study and into the workplace, according to a new paper from the Office of the Chief Scientist.


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Using Games for Serious Learning in High School

Using Games for Serious Learning in High School | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Video games can function as class texts in much the same way that books or movies do. Here are five recent games that are well worth your attention.
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Why coding programs are exactly what libraries need in 2016 | Kelly Smith | Medium.com

Why coding programs are exactly what libraries need in 2016 | Kelly Smith | Medium.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

“If I had a nickel for every snarky comment about libraries being irrelevant since the internet…”

It’s probably not a surprise that libraries are under pressure. Sure, the cocktail party comments are annoying. But if the politicians with the purse strings think of the library as a repository for dusty books that everyone has already downloaded to their Kindles, then we have a problem.

Of course, those of us who live and breathe libraries know the truth — the library is transforming to be much more than paper books. Makerspaces, digital resources, circulating board games and croquet sets and everything else you can imagine. My home library filled the drawers of an old card catalog with seed packets that you can take home and grow!

Even with these innovations, libraries face an uphill battle to convince decision-makers and the public that they are more relevant than ever. Coding programs are the perfect way to do it! Here are three reasons why coding programs are exactly what libraries need.


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Maine State Library study finds that Librarian is one of the most trusted professions – Library Research Service

Maine State Library study finds that Librarian is one of the most trusted professions – Library Research Service | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Un estudio reciente de la Biblioteca del estado de Maine encuentra que los #bibliotecarios es una de las... https://t.co/8SARodheHk
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Libraries promise to destroy user data to avoid threat of government surveillance

Libraries promise to destroy user data to avoid threat of government surveillance | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
New York Public Library changed its data retention policies, and the American Library Association apologized for ‘normalizing’ the Trump administration
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Alice Drummond, Ghostbusters Librarian, Passes Away at 88

Alice Drummond, Ghostbusters Librarian, Passes Away at 88 | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The fan-favorite actress Alice Drummond, who appeared alongside Robin Williams in Awakenings succumbed to complications from a fall.
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Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts

Fake Or Real? How To Self-Check The News And Get The Facts | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Your friend shares a story on Facebook. You read the headline and you think it's too good to be true, but it looks like it's from a news site. Experts offer tips to help you sniff out fact from fake.
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Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding

Best Apps and Websites for Learning Programming and Coding | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Computers intersect with every aspect of kids' lives, but most kids don't understand how they work. Through coding, students build essential literacy skills, gain an understanding of logic and sequence, and learn the mechanics of iteration.
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TOP 10 Audiobooks | 2016

TOP 10 Audiobooks | 2016 | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

These 10 titles represent excellent storytelling with exceptional narration and production values.


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Teaching Information Literacy Now

Teaching Information Literacy Now | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Laura Gardner, 2016 SLJ School Librarian of the Year finalist, updates her lesson plans for the era of fake news.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 29, 6:20 PM
This is important for children and adults alike. It will take more than just shouting about our favourite technological change.
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Why we still need public libraries in the digital age

Why we still need public libraries in the digital age | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The CEO of the Thunder Bay Public Library, John Pateman, calls himself an unrepentant revolutionary. He says information is power, and that libraries are needed now more than ever as vibrant, exciting centres for learning, development, connection and community.
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Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds

Students Have 'Dismaying' Inability To Tell Fake News From Real, Study Finds | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Stanford researchers assessed students from middle school to college and found they struggled to distinguish ads from articles, neutral sources from biased ones and fake accounts from real ones.
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As Information Landscape Changes, School Librarians Take on New Roles 

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As Information Landscape Changes, School Librarians Take on New Roles


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The top 20 fake news stories outperformed real news at the end of the 2016 campaign

The top 20 fake news stories outperformed real news at the end of the 2016 campaign | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Facebook's massive fake news problem, in one chart.
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29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It

29 YA Books About Mental Health That Actually Nail It | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

From brutally honest to shockingly hilarious, these books ge


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