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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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How a School Hallway Became a Literary Masterpiece

How a School Hallway Became a Literary Masterpiece | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
To get students interested in books, this school decided to dress up their drab hallways.

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Italian author Umberto Eco dead at 84

Italian author Umberto Eco dead at 84 | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Italian writer Umberto Eco in 2011. (Sebastian Scheiner/Canadian Press) Italian writer Umberto Eco, who intrigued, puzzled and delighted readers worldwide, has died at the age of 84.


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30-second booktalk | School Library Journal

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12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading

12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Nurturing a love for reading begins with providing reasons for reading and getting students excited about books.


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Dorothy Miller's curator insight, March 2, 1:09 PM

I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

Character Minutes's curator insight, March 10, 4:55 PM

I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:06 PM

I love these 12 simple ideas and this would be a good article to have on hand when you have to argue for independent self-selection in the library. Maybe one day prescriptive reading programs will either go away or remain comfortably in the classroom but in the meantime, here are some suggestions to build a culture of reading in your school or classroom!

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100 novels everyone should read

100 novels everyone should read | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The best novels of all time, from Tolkien to Proust and Middlemarch
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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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10 Strategies to Help a Reticent Reader Love to Read by Susie Rolander

10 Strategies to Help a Reticent Reader Love to Read by Susie Rolander | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
“Do we have to read?”  “I am bad at reading.”  “I don’t like reading!” exclaims my 9-year old daughter, Charlie.  Horror! I LOVE to read.  Reading is my life.  I am a reading specialist at PS234, an adjunct professor at Bank Street College, and a literacy consultant.  How could my own daughter have such negative…

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BJ Neary's curator insight, February 20, 7:14 PM

great tips to keep kids reading

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'The library of things' now lends a lot more than just books

'The library of things' now lends a lot more than just books | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The true sharing economy can be found in the public library.
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New Brunswick: A Timeline Legend by Shane Neilson

New Brunswick: A Timeline Legend by Shane Neilson | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
  1534: We never knew what we wanted to be. 1604: We did what we wanted. 1635: Language is the woods and we are the trees. We hunt for what we want in dialects. 1654: A ship falls in the fores...

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Tip of the Week: Invite Kids to Read to Shelter Animals

Tip of the Week: Invite Kids to Read to Shelter Animals | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

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LOVE this idea!

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A National Library Service | Norm Jacknis | Medium.com

A National Library Service | Norm Jacknis | Medium.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Readers of this blog are aware that libraries have continued to adapt to our evolving digital era. Most provide electronic materials, teach people about digital literacy, help overcome the digital divide by making Wi-Fi and even devices freely available, etc. Some even support platforms for self-publishing.

But libraries have yet to collectively take advantage of the Internet as a national (even global) network that connects them all. This is especially true for reference librarians.

This is not really a new idea. There are a few examples of collaboration within state borders, such as Florida’s Ask A Librarian.

More than ten years ago, going beyond one state to the whole nation, the Library of Congress helped create the QuestionPoint service

“to provide libraries with access to a growing collaborative network of reference librarians in the United States and around the world. Library patrons can submit questions at any time of the day or night through their library’s Web site. The questions will be answered online by qualified library staff from the patron’s own library or may be forwarded to a participating library around the world.”

Although it’s now part of OCLC, QuestionPoint certainly hasn’t grown in use as the Internet has grown in use. Indeed, the movement for collaboration among libraries seems to have peaked perhaps ten years ago. This is despite the fact that the demand for these services has increased, while the tools to meet that demand have become less expensive. The tools for collaboration — from social media to videoconferencing — have vastly improved and become more common recently.

 

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10 Deadpool Comics To Read Before The Movie

10 Deadpool Comics To Read Before The Movie | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

With the Deadpool movie on the way, now's the time to get familiar with the character with these 10 comics.

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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!

Fred Stenson's curator insight, February 9, 12:16 PM

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

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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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Response to Wall Street Journal editorial
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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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