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Libraries lacking teen services - Danbury News Times

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Libraries lacking teen services Danbury News Times America's libraries are not providing enough services to teenagers, a just-released report finds, and a division of the American Library Association has issued a national call to action, asking...
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The Angel's Jig tells of auctions of New Brunswick's orphans and elderly

The Angel's Jig tells of auctions of New Brunswick's orphans and elderly | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Less than 100 years ago, New Brunswick's orphaned children and penniless seniors were put up on the auction block and sold as servants.

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“State of America’s Libraries 2016” shows service transformation to meet tech demands of library patrons | News and Press Center

“State of America’s Libraries 2016” shows service transformation to meet tech demands of library patrons | News and Press Center | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
CHICAGO – Libraries are not just about what they have for people, but what they do for and with people. With communities still recovering from the Great Recession, academic, school and public libraries continue to transform and shift resources and services to meet the needs of tech-savvy patrons.

This and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the ALA’s 2016 State of America’s Libraries report, released today in recognition of National Library Week, April 10 – 16, 2016.
The report shows that libraries of all types add value in five key areas - education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment and engagement. Local and national studies cited within the report show that libraries are advancing multiple literacies and fostering a digitally inclusive society.

Administrators are looking to school librarians to help them digitize education and lead blended learning activities in schools, thus bringing equity, connectivity and personalization to instruction.

The value of certified school librarians continues to grow as administrators and teachers seek education resources to better serve tech-savvy students. For example in 2010 only 35 percent of school librarians indicated they were acquiring digital content. By 2015, that number had increased to 69 percent. This trend is reflected across a variety of formats, particularly databases, ebooks, periodicals, videos and games.

Libraries continue to strive to support digital equality. Multiple studies increasingly point to the fact that individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds do not have equal access to high-speed Internet, digital tools, or opportunities to learn how to use digital resources. As a result, they are less able to compete for 21st century careers, participate fully in civic engagement or even advance their own personal learning and interests.

Regardless of format, digital or print, the report shows that collections within school and public libraries continue to be challenged. A challenge is defined as a formal, written complaint filed with a library or school requesting that a book or other material be restricted or removed because of its content or appropriateness.
In July 2015, a Harris poll on attitudes about book banning and school libraries revealed that out of the 2,244 US adults who participated, the percentage (28 percent) who felt that certain books should be banned increased by more than half since the previous survey (18 percent) conducted in 2011.
Book challenges recorded by ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom (OIF) reveal that attempts to remove materials with diverse content are higher than ever before.
The Top Ten Most Challenged Books of 2015 were:

1. Looking for Alaska, by John Green

2. Fifty Shades of Grey, by E. L. James

3. I Am Jazz, by Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

4. Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out, by Susan Kuklin

5. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon

6. The Holy Bible
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7. Fun Home, by Alison Bechdel

8. Habibi, by Craig Thompson

9. Nasreen’s Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan, by Jeanette Winter

10. Two Boys Kissing, by David Levithan

For a complete list of reasons and additional information and infographics regarding the 2015 Top Ten List of Most Challenged Books are available at http://bit.ly/americas-libraries .
Other 2016 State of America’s Libraries report findings include:

• Libraries strengthened their role as leaders in community engagement, leading community forums, taking part in anti-violence activities and providing a safe, neutral place for an often divided populace to come together.

• Services and spaces for teen patrons are transforming as libraries look for opportunities to help teens design their own learning experiences. New service spaces include dedicated makerspaces, tinkerlabs and other reconfigurations of the library’s space.

The full text of the 2016 State of America’s Libraries report is available at http://bit.ly/americas-libraries .
The American Library Association (ALA), the voice of America’s libraries, is the oldest, largest, and most influential library association in the world. Its approximately 58,000 members are primarily librarians but also trustees, publishers, and other library supporters. The Association represents all types of libraries; its mission is to promote the highest-quality library and information services and public access to information.
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Le développement d’Internet a-t-il rendu les bibliothèques obsolètes ? N’en soyez pas si sûrs

Le développement d’Internet a-t-il rendu les bibliothèques obsolètes ? N’en soyez pas si sûrs | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Aux Etats-Unis, les bibliothèques se développent et leur fréquentation est à la hausse. Malgré la masse d'informations disponible sur Internet.

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100 Must-Read Memoirs

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Up your nonfiction game with these 100 must-read memoirs.

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13 Year Old Moncton Author Launches 2nd Novel

13 Year Old Moncton Author Launches 2nd Novel | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
At only 13, Maika E. Branch of Moncton already has two novels under her belt: Calagarmii Cliffs (2013) and the soon to be released Sisters of Serenah, a fiction fantasy for young adults. The launch…

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7 Reading Readiness Apps for Special Needs Students | Jayne Clare Blog | Edutopia.org

7 Reading Readiness Apps for Special Needs Students | Jayne Clare Blog | Edutopia.org | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

What is reading readiness? The dictionary defines it as the point when a child transforms from being a non-reader to being a reader. But this definition leaves out the concept that reading readiness may actually begin in the womb. Watch Annie Murphy Paul's TED Talk to learn more about what is called fetal origins.

In another vein, as Maryanne Wolf writes in Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain, "We were never born to read." Getting ready to read takes years of informal exposure to language and print in a myriad of ways. This stage is called early literacy.


Talking and interacting with children about daily literacy-based activities that interest them in their everyday lives best accomplishes acquiring these skills.


Storytelling, print and book awareness, and playing with words (rhyming, clapping, stomping out syllables, rolling and bouncing a ball) are all great ways to get started at an early age.


But even when the stage has been set with all the right components, the special-education child usually grapples with reading and writing.

How can we use tech to support the special-needs population?


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Library Offers Homeless People Mental Health Services, And It's Working

Library Offers Homeless People Mental Health Services, And It's Working | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Libraries are often the safest place for homeless people.
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13 Non-Traditional (And Underused!) Websites for Reading

13 Non-Traditional (And Underused!) Websites for Reading | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The Whooo's Reading Blog Team Keep students engaged with these non-traditional reading websites. They’ll learn fun science facts, discover new people and places, and much more.
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Three Hours With the Late Jim Harrison

Three Hours With the Late Jim Harrison | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Reflections from a legend of American letters four months before he died.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: A Must Have Tool for Helping Students with Reading and Writing Difficulties

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Fiction v nonfiction – English literature's made-up divide

Fiction v nonfiction – English literature's made-up divide | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Some cultures do not distinguish between fiction and nonfiction – and instead talk of ‘stories’. Is that a barrier to English-language writers and publishers? Or should they just learn to enjoy telling tales?

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Ohio Storytime Turns Into Life-Changing Program for Low-income Families

Ohio Storytime Turns Into Life-Changing Program for Low-income Families | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
When she realized an entire community of 75 kids younger than five weren't having their basic needs met, one determined children's librarian worked a minor miracle in the form of a program called Play, Grow, and Learn.
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I love how these librarians "connected the dots" and put together a program that not only provided literacy benefits for these young children, but helped their parents access services that made their lives/health better. THIS is what public libraries are all about! I would love to see more school-public library partnerships to create a continuum of services for all families in our communities.
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I love how these librarians "connected the dots" and put together a program that not only provided literacy benefits for these young children, but helped their parents access services that made their lives/health better. THIS is what public libraries are all about! I would love to see more school-public library partnerships to create a continuum of services for all families in our communities.
Jane Cowell's curator insight, March 9, 3:36 PM
I love how these librarians "connected the dots" and put together a program that not only provided literacy benefits for these young children, but helped their parents access services that made their lives/health better. THIS is what public libraries are all about! I would love to see more school-public library partnerships to create a continuum of services for all families in our communities.
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I love how these librarians "connected the dots" and put together a program that not only provided literacy benefits for these young children, but helped their parents access services that made their lives/health better. THIS is what public libraries are all about! I would love to see more school-public library partnerships to create a continuum of services for all families in our communities.
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Welcome to the library of the future

Welcome to the library of the future | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The modern library is a hub of social connection and community

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DC Dewey Sign Download Form - Tools | Capstone Library

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ACRL report shows compelling evidence of library contributions to student learning and success | News and Press Center

ACRL report shows compelling evidence of library contributions to student learning and success | News and Press Center | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Stephen Fry defends ‘life-saving’ libraries as closures gather pace

Stephen Fry defends ‘life-saving’ libraries as closures gather pace | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Stephen Fry has urged Londoners to protect their local libraries from closure, stating “they save lives”.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 4, 11:31 AM
I think libraries, school and community, are gathering places. They can be quiet places that allow reflection and meditation and gather our thoughts.
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Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List

Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Settle in for some armchair travel! This list will take you to the eighty most populated countries in the world.

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, April 28, 11:30 AM
The world - in fiction - very readable titles, though not always what I'd have chosen (but what's the purpose of a book list except to get you arguing?). And the Malaysian novel is -
Mary Daniels Brown's curator insight, April 29, 2:45 PM
Because a big part of why we read is to go to know people different from ourselves
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Canadian librarians ask Big Five publishers for more reasonable e-book terms

Canadian librarians ask Big Five publishers for more reasonable e-book terms | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
An organization of Canadian librarians has called on the Big Five publishers to provide more reasonable pricing and terms to libraries for e-books.
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Booklist: New 2016 YA Fairytales with Fierce Female Main Characters - The Hub

Booklist: New 2016 YA Fairytales with Fierce Female Main Characters - The Hub | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
In the past, a common argument against traditional fairytales has been the detrimental stereotypes of women that they portray. Over the years, fairytales have been…

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Negotiation Tips for Library Directors and Other Professionals - LAC-Group

Negotiation Tips for Library Directors and Other Professionals - LAC-Group | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Negotiation skills have become an invaluable soft skill for library directors and other professionals in the library and information sciences. Especially in regard to two areas where good negotiators have an edge: Maximizing Library Resources When budgets, staff and other resources are constrained an
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15 Reading Technology Resources for Every School Librarian

15 Reading Technology Resources for Every School Librarian | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
By Whooo's Reading Blog Team Your library needs to appeal to the 21st century citizens roaming the halls of your school. As the tour guide of knowledge, you must present them with, and be knowledgeable about, the tools they need to learn.
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Where is the Science in a Maker Space? - Association of Science - Technology Centers

Where is the Science in a Maker Space? - Association of Science - Technology Centers | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The debate over the value of maker spaces continued on Monday afternoon with “Where is the Science in a Maker Space?” led by Hooley McLaughlin from the Ontario Science Centre.
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6 Scientific Reasons Reading Is Amazing For Your Health

6 Scientific Reasons Reading Is Amazing For Your Health | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Since you were a little kid, parents, teachers, and other adults have been telling you how important reading is — heck, half of my job as a books writer is to convince you how important it is. But why exactly does it matter so much? Aside from the fact that reading offers great entertainment,

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A school library makerspace with Colleen Graves

A school library makerspace with Colleen Graves | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Today we have an interview with Colleen Graves, a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a school librarian/maker who has brought a makerspace into her school library. Enjoy! LAIP: Tell us a …

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How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning

How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
More schools are transforming their traditional libraries into innovative makerspaces, giving students the chance to experiment and grow in new and exciting ways.
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A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
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Steven Hill's curator insight, March 15, 5:54 PM
A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
reuvenwerber's curator insight, March 16, 3:34 AM
A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, March 16, 8:01 AM
A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!