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How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers

How Amazon and Goodreads could lose their best readers | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
When Amazon bought Goodreads it got a community of passionate readers, not all of whom want to follow the new rules
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A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus. She can’t. Neither can the kids. | Valarie Strauss | WashPost.com

A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus. She can’t. Neither can the kids. | Valarie Strauss | WashPost.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

This is a follow-up to two popular posts about the problems kids face when they are forced to sit still in school for hours on end without a break. The first, written by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, was titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” and discussed how being inactive affects students’ ability to stay focused and learn, and in some cases leads to improper diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. The next piece was titled “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class.”

Hanscom has now written a third related piece, this one specifically about middle-schoolers. Hanscom told me that she was curious about the effects of restricted movement on students in middle school, so she went to a local middle school to observe what was going on inside classrooms and talk to teachers and parents. The following post explains Hanscom’s experience and findings at the middle school she visited. Hanscom is the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England.

 

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A Female PhD Student in Computing Re-Wrote That Horrible “Barbie Computer Engineer” Book and Made It Awesome | Sam Maggs | TheMarySue.com

A Female PhD Student in Computing Re-Wrote That Horrible “Barbie Computer Engineer” Book and Made It Awesome | Sam Maggs | TheMarySue.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Yesterday, we told you about a new Barbie book called I Can Be A Computer Engineer, which—while it sounded so promising—actually taught girls that they need a man’s help in order to code games, or even just use a computer without breaking it, really. But fear not—awesome women to the rescue!

Casey Fiesler, a PhD student in Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Tech, was not down with the content in this latest Barbie offering, so she decided to fix it herself (which she did using a computer without giving it a virus I believe). She’s writing her dissertation on copyright and online remix communities, and what she loves about the remix community is the theme of “If you don’t like the narrative, change it!”

So Fiesler went ahead and re-wrote the entire book with a much more positive message. You can download the whole thing for free right here, but here’s an idea of what you’ll find inside:

 

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Why LGBT History Should Be Taught in School | Nicholas Ferroni | YouTube.com

Why LGBT History Should Be Taught in School | Nicholas Ferroni | YouTube.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Nicholas Ferroni just sent us this great video where he discusses why LGBT history should be taught in schools.

 

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Portland council cool to idea of 'constables' at public library

Portland council cool to idea of 'constables' at public library | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The library wants to authorize security guards to give criminal trespass orders or warnings to unruly patrons without calling police.
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Try Your Local Library Instead of a Coffee Shop to Get Work Done - Dave Greenbaum

Try Your Local Library Instead of a Coffee Shop to Get Work Done - Dave Greenbaum | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
When you think of a library, most people think of a quiet place to study. If you want to get work done and spread out, you go to a coffee shop. Newer libraries offer the same amenities as coffee shops, and sometimes even more.

 

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 22, 8:24 AM

The library of the future! Definitely

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Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots - Wall Street Journal

Coming Soon to the Library: Humanoid Robots - Wall Street Journal | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

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LORETTA WALDMAN

"WESTPORT, Conn.—They have blinking eyes and an unnerving way of looking quizzically in the direction of whoever is speaking. They walk, dance and can talk in 19 different languages. About the height of a toddler, they look like bigger, better-dressed cousins of Buzz Lightyear.

And soon, "Vincent" and "Nancy" will be buzzing around the Westport Library, where officials next week will announce the recent acquisition of the pair of humanoid "NAO Evolution" robots. Their primary purpose: to teach the kind of coding and computer-programming skills required to animate such machines.

While it isn't unusual for public libraries to offer instruction in programming or robotics, Westport is the first in the nation to do it with sophisticated humanoid bots made by the French robotics firm Aldebaran. In a brief demonstration last week, Alex Giannini, the library's digital-experience manager, had Vincent kicking a small soccer ball, doing tai chi and taking bows."


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Creating Clear and Simple Signage | Design4Impact

Creating Clear and Simple Signage | Design4Impact | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

At California’s Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD), we have discovered that 48 percent of patrons prefer finding information themselves rather than asking staff members for help. This led us to examine our user experience of signage, particularly for computer use. We wanted to place ­signage in the exact place where patrons need help and ensure it was meaningful in guiding them in their independent use of the library.

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Boulder debuts new library book bike this week

Boulder debuts new library book bike this week | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Boulder librarians are taking turns hauling a new library book cart by bike around the city this week as a way to increase visibility of the library's offerings.
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New hold lockers at Ottawa Public Library Kiosk exceed customers’ expectations | Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa

New hold lockers at Ottawa Public Library Kiosk exceed customers’ expectations | Ottawa Public Library / Bibliothèque publique d'Ottawa | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Windsor library's policy on weapons challenged

Windsor library's policy on weapons challenged | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Gun-rights activists are to attend a Windsor library board meeting Thursday to protest the system's weapons policy.
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The largest public sci-fi library in the world is under threat from new management

The largest public sci-fi library in the world is under threat from new management | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
If you’re a sci-fi or fantasy fan who loves to read, there’s no cooler place than the massive Eaton Collection library at UC Riverside — but all that could change soon.
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Librarian Resume Sample and Resume Building Tips

Librarian Resume Sample and Resume Building Tips | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Need helping writing your librarian resume? We have a professional sample here and writing tips to help you build an unbeatable resume.
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10 fundamental design rules for nonprofits

10 fundamental design rules for nonprofits | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Innovative design can change the world. Crucial tips for nonprofits and social good designers.
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Novelist PD James dies aged 94

Novelist PD James dies aged 94 | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
LONDON- Publisher Faber and Faber says mystery writer P.D. James, who brought realistic modern characters to the classical British detective story, has died. She was 94.
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Un nouveau pas dans la transformation des bibliothèques en librairies

Un nouveau pas dans la transformation des bibliothèques en librairies | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
L'éditeur Simon & Schuster, après avoir signé un accord de commercialisation avec Amazon, est heureux d'annoncer qu'il a élargi un programme à destination des bibliothèques.

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Bibliothèques-Médiathèques de Metz's curator insight, November 21, 5:50 AM

Les nouveautés comme le fonds, proposé dans le cadre de l'offre de prêt, peuvent être achetés par les usagers qui les empruntent, avec un bouton Buy It Now ajouté dans le catalogue.

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Class | Open Shelf

Class | Open Shelf | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Public libraries must be transformed from provider-led agencies of social control (their historical role) into community-led agencies of social change (whi...

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Book-a-Librarian for a personalized learning session - Phil Shapiro, Monroe Monitor

Book-a-Librarian for a personalized learning session - Phil Shapiro, Monroe Monitor | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

By Phil Spirito, Monroe Library Managing Librarian

"Stop by the Monroe Library branch of the Sno-Isle Library System any day of the week and you will often see a staff person working in a one-on one session with a customer. Although everyone in the library is strongly encouraged to approach staff and ask for help, these customers have scheduled an appointment to meet with a staff person to get individual help on a wide range of topics.

Do you need help downloading an e-book? Are you starting a difficult research project? Do you want individual coaching on basic computer skills? Are you stumped by your new smart phone? Do you need someone to review your resume? If you need help, you can make an appointment with a staff person to get help on almost any topic at the time that works best for you."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 18, 6:56 AM

It is not a new concept, but a worthy one!

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Activity Ideas

Activity Ideas | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Archived Webinar: Check out this free Teen Read Week webinar with general TRW program recommendations (originally recorded Sept. 2011).
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Designing Makerspaces for Learning

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Makerspaces are a big trend in libraries right now. That’s a good thing because they do offer new ways of supporting critical 21st century skills (e.g. critical thinking, problem solving, digital literacy, design thinking).

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Ink this in your diary: Library's tattoo art day

Ink this in your diary: Library's tattoo art day | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A librarian with a penchant for tattoos was the motivation behind the celebration of tattooing currently being held at Wanganui Library.

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Memphis Public Library unveils ‘special edition' card design

Memphis Public Library unveils ‘special edition' card design | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Local artist and assistant librarian wins Memphis Public Library's design contest for "special edition" card.
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Perfecting Your Social Media Profiles

Perfecting Your Social Media Profiles | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

This infographic will serve as a guide for perfecting your social media profiles on all the major networks: Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, August 18, 7:18 AM

I know mine could use some work. 

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, August 19, 3:43 AM

"These days, your social profile is like your second face. It’s the identity tag for everything you do and everyone you encounter in the online world. Whether you’re trying to run a business, plan an event, promote a passion project, or just make friends, a finely-tuned social profile is the cornerstone of this endeavor."

Read more: http://www.digitalinformationworld.com/2014/08/perfecting-the-social-media-profiles-infographic.html#ixzz3Ap0RZ5b5

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Are Starbucks And Amazon Cards About To Replace Local Library Cards?

Are Starbucks And Amazon Cards About To Replace Local Library Cards? | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
One of the things I missed in my early days in America was the European style cafe. Not for the coffee, but the community spirit. I soon discovered a place that filled that void: the local library. It offered a sense of a community center plus a broad selection of books [...]
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