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Mini-library pops up in Sackville - New Brunswick - CBC News

Mini-library pops up in Sackville - New Brunswick - CBC News | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A new mini-library is giving the people of Sackville access to books, free of charge with no worry of late fees.
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Random House Unveils Twitter Author Chat Series

Random House Unveils Twitter Author Chat Series | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
James Dashner, Rebecca Stead, and Christopher Paolini are among the big-name writers participating in Random House Children’s Books’ new Twitter Author Chat series.
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44 Library Tech Stories You May Have Missed – Part II

44 Library Tech Stories You May Have Missed – Part II | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Here are the final 22 library technology stories you won’t want to miss. Be sure and check out Part I as well!
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» 44 Library Tech Stories You May Have Missed – Part I

» 44 Library Tech Stories You May Have Missed – Part I | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
This summer has been chock full of library technology news and articles. Here are the first 22 of 44 stories that you won’t want to miss! Be sure and check back on Thursday for Part II!
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The Librarian's List: All Time Favorite Books

The Librarian's List: All Time Favorite Books | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A list of our most beloved books created by librarians for librarians and the world!
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New Start-up Togather Wants to Bring Book Tours Back | Digital Book World

New Start-up Togather Wants to Bring Book Tours Back | Digital Book World | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A new start-up incubated within a company that has virtually nothing to do with the book industry aims to help authors and publicists bring the book tour back.
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Elvis Presley Library Card Could Fetch Thousands At Auction - Huffington Post

Elvis Presley Library Card Could Fetch Thousands At Auction - Huffington Post | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Daily MailElvis Presley Library Card Could Fetch Thousands At AuctionHuffington PostAmong the mundane items graced by their connection to Elvis Presley that are expected to fetch thousands at an auction next week are an old library card, pill...
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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

libraryjournal: “ ex-tabulis: “ libraryjawn: “ Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library In 1996, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of...

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Librarians on the Fly: Myth #4 How much Time Librarians Actually Read and How They Decide What To Read

Librarians on the Fly: Myth #4 How much Time Librarians Actually Read and How They Decide What To Read | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

And.....52% Host Book Clubs in the Library
40% Don't Belong in a Book Club and Don't Host a Book Club
5% Host a Book Club and Belong to an Adult Book Club
2% Teachers Host a Book Club
1% Belong to an Adult Book Club


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E-Readers Not Libraries 'Encouraging Children To Read'

E-Readers Not Libraries 'Encouraging Children To Read' | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablet computers encourage youngsters to read, a survey of parents suggests. It reveals that parents believe that these gadgets help capture children's interest in books.
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Author pulls his own book from store shelves - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News

Author pulls his own book from store shelves - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A Saskatoon author has pulled his own book from the shelves, after discovering a version that was not ready for publication was inadvertently printed.
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Teaching Us to Read Again (Infographic) - The Digital Reader

Teaching Us to Read Again (Infographic) - The Digital Reader | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Top ten books parents think children should read | Alan Gibbons’ Blog

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Do You Want to be a Librarian? / 1948 YouTube video

Uploaded by RichmondTownLibrary: "This is an open access occupational film about the library profession, and becoming a librarian. It was shot in 1947, and I think it holds up quite well in the world of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0"


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When paperbacks were the publishing industry’s Public Enemy Number One | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics

When paperbacks were the publishing industry’s Public Enemy Number One | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
From mental_floss: Half a century before e-books turned publishing upside down, a different format threatened to destroy the industry.
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Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break? | Teach.com

Summer Reading Flowchart: What Should You Read On Your Break? | Teach.com | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
With research finding that children who don't read over the summer may lose up to 3 months of progress, it’s important to encourage your students to read.
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Paulo Coelho's attack on Ulysses insults readers

Paulo Coelho's attack on Ulysses insults readers | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Stuart Kelly: 'There is nothing there,' Coelho says of James Joyce's novel.
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ALA Releases “Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries” | American Libraries Magazine

ALA Releases “Ebook Business Models for Public Libraries” | American Libraries Magazine | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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QR Code Treasure Hunt Brings Teens to Libraries

QR Code Treasure Hunt Brings Teens to Libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

By Sarah Rich:

"Chesterfield County, Va., libraries challenges teens to go on the iHunt."

 

"As a way to teach teens about library resources, the Chesterfield County, Va., public libraries gave them a challenge: Solve problems with the help of quick response (QR) codes.

At the Chesterfield County Public Library, QR codes were deemed a fitting technology to use for teaching teens information about the county libraries."


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ALA president responds to Forbes.com post that library/information sci. is among the worst master’s degrees

[pretty weak answer]

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Book Retriever App Tracks Classroom and Home Libraries (tells you the book reading level)

Book Retriever App Tracks Classroom and Home Libraries (tells you the book reading level) | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
St. Louis-based Classroom Library Co., a six-month old educational distributor and publisher, is already finding a niche through its Book Retriever app launched last month.
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The Human Touch: Public Libraries in the 21st Century | The BookShed

The Human Touch: Public Libraries in the 21st Century | The BookShed | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Submitted by Patricia J Delois:

RT @sallyheroes: "It appears that the number one thing patrons use the library for is (prepare yourself) books": http://t.co/CEiQTtdC via @JustinLibrarian...

 

"[...] surprised they would select books when they have so many other things to choose from. I imagine he’s even more surprised to learn that something else patrons rate highly is personal interaction with the staff. I don’t know who designed the survey, but it couldn’t have been the director. It wouldn’t have occurred to him to put “human interaction” on the list of things patrons might value. He’s all about technology.

No one disputes that technology has improved the library experience for the patron. You can search the catalog from home and access our subscribed databases. You can place your own holds, request your own interlibrary loan materials, download books to your own devices.

The library is working towards self-checkout, presumably so you can conduct all your library business without ever having to interact with the staff. This must sound like a dream-come-true for the director, who hates to interact with the library staff, but for patrons, there’s more to the library than just the delivery of materials. They like human contact."


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