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Swiss Army Librarian » Navigating NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books :: Brian Herzog

Swiss Army Librarian » Navigating NPR’s Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books :: Brian Herzog | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Helping the Reluctant Reader

Helping the Reluctant Reader | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Students in the age of digital screens often face significant reading challenges. A library’s large print collection can be instrumental in helping them change their habits for the better.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 27, 2:29 PM
This is a must-read for school librarians of any grade level. The suggestion - provide large print books - is so simple that I'm sure it is one that is largely (no pun intended) overlooked. I have long believed that the distraction of the digital "page" is a detriment to emerging readers and, according to this article, my suspicions have been borne out by research. The author notes that "for long-form content, brain researchers and a 2014 survey study indicate that those who read printed books have better content retention and empathy levels than those who do so on a screen." This is important information when collaborating with your early grade teachers, of course, but also when you're trying to reach those middle and high school non-readers. The article includes links to resources for further reading - read it.
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Host a Classroom Book Tasting!

Host a Classroom Book Tasting! | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
File this under lessons that must be repeated multiple times throughout the year! I hosted my very first classroom Book Tastin

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Brenda Clover's curator insight, September 25, 9:56 AM

Good idea for 'tasting' different genres.

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Ready to Code | American Libraries Magazine

Ready to Code | American Libraries Magazine | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
As more youth services librarians integrate coding into their makerspaces and fab labs, Linda W. Braun takes a look at an ALA–Google initiative.
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Engaging Babies in the Library | American Libraries Magazine

Engaging Babies in the Library | American Libraries Magazine | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
If children’s libraries had enough personnel, funding, time, and support, how could children’s librarians affect the positive development of every child?
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The Four Stages of Reading Students Should Know about

The Four Stages of Reading Students Should Know about | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
How to Read a Book by Mortimer J. Adler and Charles Van Doren is one of the most celebrated classic works in the reading literature. I
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Kids at Niles Public Library District can campaign to become library president for a day

Kids at Niles Public Library District can campaign to become library president for a day | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Children in grades Kindergarten through eight are invited to fill out an entry form located in the KidSpace department and write five to 10 sentences about why they're best suited to lead the library district as its top elected official.
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How you can help India's first free public library for the Tibetan exile community

How you can help India's first free public library for the Tibetan exile community | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, I wrote about a wonderful library project that Tibetan friends in India are putting together for a Tibetan exile community there, with the support of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.…...
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Experience the Beauty of Libraries Around the World Through This Instagram Series

Experience the Beauty of Libraries Around the World Through This Instagram Series | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Self-proclaimed “Instagram purist” Olivier Martel Savoie (@une_olive) has created #olive_libraries, a series of Instagram photograph
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Five Ways to Ensure Real Learning Happens in Maker-Enhanced Projects

Five Ways to Ensure Real Learning Happens in Maker-Enhanced Projects | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Maker education is a great way to get kids engaged with solving problems and creating elegant solutions, but if teachers don't clearly tie class projects to

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 19, 3:47 PM
This seems so simple yet that's what I love about it! Make projects specifically connect to curriculum, balance clear expectations with open-ended problems, assess process alongside content, anticipate skills & design scaffolds, and transfer the accountability to the students. This is one you'll want to share with teachers and administrators who want the "why!"
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Challenging Giving Perceptions: Generation Y vs. Baby Boomers - Sumac Non-profit Software

Challenging Giving Perceptions: Generation Y vs. Baby Boomers - Sumac Non-profit Software | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
When it comes to fundraising, there seems to be a frenzied dash to solicit Generation Y (also known as Millennials), comprising donors aged 18 to 32 years. After all, the ALS ice bucket challenge raised millions; Barack Obama’s fundraising success of 2008 and 2012 targeting youth got him elected twice; and with the help of …
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Can Reading Fiction Literally Change Your Mind? | The Digital Reader

Can Reading Fiction Literally Change Your Mind? | The Digital Reader | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
If you are committed to the pleasures of reading you may be pleased to discover that there is evidence to suggest that reading fiction is good for you. In a paper published in Trends in Cognitive Science, the psychologist and novelist Keith Oatley lays out his stall, arguing that fiction, and especially literary fiction, is a beneficial force in our lives. It has long been held – from the high-minded humanism that Dr Samuel Johnson espoused in the 18th century to the likes of the fiercely serious literary critic FR Leavis in the 20th century – that literature is good for you. But while once the only evidence considered necessary was that of the critic’s judgement and sensitivity, Oatley and other psychologists today are to be thanked for demanding rather more concrete evidence. It’s difficult to test the claim that literature makes us better people. It won’t do just to see whether people who read a lot of fiction are, on average, more thoughtful, more helpful, better liked and perhaps more successful than people who don’t. There are so many other explanations, including the rather obvious idea that people who read a lot of fiction, especially the “quality” stuff, are [...]
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Designing Libraries - An innovative library space for kids

Designing Libraries - An innovative library space for kids | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Biblo Tøyen, one of Oslo Public Library’s newest additions, is breaking and changing all the library rules!
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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, September 25, 9:10 PM
Great post just recommended by Jennifer LaGarde to get kids to love reading!!!
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5 Ways to Collaborate with Your Local Public Library

5 Ways to Collaborate with Your Local Public Library | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
5 Ways to Collaborate with Your Local Public Library - tips for teacher-librarians to engage students, families, and the community with the public library

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Working alongside your public library raises awareness of the importance of your school library. Collaboration is great. 
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Inclusivity in Any Library | American Libraries Magazine

Inclusivity in Any Library | American Libraries Magazine | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Why inclusivity in the library matters, and how any type of library can improve accessibility and services to meet the needs of its patrons.
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'Star Wars Reads' Returns This October | StarWars.com

'Star Wars Reads' Returns This October | StarWars.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Get the first details on Star Wars Reads, a month-long celebration of Star Wars and reading coming October 2016.
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Learning Life Cycle | New Landmark Libraries 2016

Learning Life Cycle | New Landmark Libraries 2016 | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The 2016 New Landmark Libraries highlight academic libraries that are setting the standard for both new construction and renovations. These five winners and three honorable mentions inspire by illustrating the creativity, innovation, and imagination that can spring from even the most modest budget. The trends, ideas, and methods provide inspiration for other projects and efforts, large or small.
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STEM Literacy and Jobs

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When it comes to discussion on the STEM disciplines, the focus has been on jobs rather than literacy. Not every job of the future will be a STEM job.
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Cedar Rapids Public Library / OPN Architects

Cedar Rapids Public Library / OPN Architects | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Completed in 2013 in Cedar Rapids, United States. Images by Main Street Studio - Wayne Johnson. In June 2008 a flood swept through Cedar Rapids, Iowa filling the city’s downtown central library with eight feet of water.
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Makerspace Storage

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Last year during our Invention Literacy Research, I realized that I really did need to hyper-organize my maker supplies--especially when it comes to recyclables for prototyping!
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Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience

Neil Gaiman on Why We Read and What Books Do for the Human Experience | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
"Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are."

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How to Bring Digital Literacy to Your Library

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Over the last few years the library world has been buzzing about programming in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and coding, the new digital literacy. For many librarians like mysel…
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 3, 10:04 AM
This is short and sweet but full of great examples for bringing STEM/STEAM activities into your library! I have often heard librarians lament about not being able to bring in math teachers to the collaborative process or not really knowing how to support math curriculum in the library. Check out this article and then go visit those planning meetings!