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Advocacy Comes in All Shapes and Sizes

Advocacy Comes in All Shapes and Sizes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

You might think that library directors make the best advocates, since no one understands the library’s budget and needs better than they do. But the library director is going to be viewed as self serving when s/he asks the local elected officials for a larger budget. The same is true of any other department head or the staff from these publicly funded institutions. But what if that message is carried by a respected citizen or business owner in the community? Then the elected officials take notice. Do library staff have any role in supporting the institution they love? Of course they do! Citizens who advocate on behalf of the library need to be educated and organized to do effective lobbying. The library director needs to be sure that citizen advocates have the right information about the library’s services, budget, and needs for serving the community.

 

-Peter Pearson

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Margaret Atwood's new work will remain unseen for a century

Margaret Atwood's new work will remain unseen for a century | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Novelist says it is 'delicious' to be first contributor to the Future Library, which will compile 100 texts for publication in 2114

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Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter

Why Everyone Should Read Harry Potter | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

...while it might sound far-fetched, new research suggests that Rowling’s world of house-elves, half-giants and three-headed dogs has the potential to make us nicer people.

 

-Bret Stetka

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New Frederick County PL Library Card Doubles as a Visa Card

New Frederick County PL Library Card Doubles as a Visa Card | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Frederick County Public Libraries (FCPL) on September 5 officially launched the “I Love My Library” prepaid Visa debit card, which doubles as a library card.

 

-Matt Enis

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Canada AM: Canada's library boom

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Marie DeYoung, president of the Canadian Library Association explains the rising popularity and changing role of libraries. (video)

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Meet our Aboriginal Reading Champions « National Reading Campaign

Meet our Aboriginal Reading Champions « National Reading Campaign | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

“Read! Read to escape. Read to make friends. Read to experience whole other worlds where, yes – magic exists. Be a knowledge warrior! Read to fight. Read to survive.”

- Duncan McCue


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Fail fast, fail cheap - a new approach to public library innovation

Fail fast, fail cheap - a new approach to public library innovation | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The title to this post is a quote from Corinne Hill, Director of Chattanooga Public Library that I just love. It's the public library version of Google's 'fail fast, fail often' mantra and it ironically reflects the reality of public library funding constraints, while also describing the creative, entrepreneurial energy her library embodies. Her inspirational approach to library innovation is something we can all learn from. We need to get away from fear of failure and move towards embracing new ideas, even if they don’t turn out to be quite the right ideas for us in the long run.


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This is the library version of fail fast, fail cheap.

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Library time and book access limited for federal prisoners, advocates say

Library time and book access limited for federal prisoners, advocates say | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A number of advocates say they fear federal inmates are losing access to books and libraries, making it harder to improve their literacy skills and prepare them for reintegration into Canadian society after they're released.

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Librarians React to ‘Amelia Bedelia’ Hoax

Librarians React to ‘Amelia Bedelia’ Hoax | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

When New York writer EJ Dickson publicly confessed to fabricating information on the Wikipedia page for Amelia Bedelia author Peggy Parish, it was a “teachable moment” according to one librarian.

 

-Carly Okyle

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Toronto Public Library: new fines, trouble with e-books helped complaints spike in 2012 | Toronto Star

Library patrons irate at being charged $1 for not picking up items were a big part of that surge. Complaints over the availability of electronic books and similar materials soared too, as the library continued to boost Internet-based services.

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Communication-Jeunesse - Sélection 2014-2015

Communication-Jeunesse présente avec fierté sa Sélection de livres pour  jeunes, édition 2014-2015. Cette sélection  annuelle vous propose le meilleur de la production littéraire jeunesse  du Québec et du Canada francophone parmi les quelque 725 titres reçus par Communication-Jeunesse entre le 1er avril 2013 et le 31 mars 2014. La Sélection 2014-2015 comprend 311 titres.

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7 Trilogies That Are As Good As 'Lord Of The Rings'

7 Trilogies That Are As Good As 'Lord Of The Rings' | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Great trilogies come in threes....
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ARGENTINE • Booktubers : la nouvelle génération de critiques littéraires

ARGENTINE • Booktubers : la nouvelle génération de critiques littéraires | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Ces adolescents argentins mettent en scène leurs critiques de livres sur YouTube et font le bonheur des éditeurs.

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Coupes dans l'achat de livres à l'école: «une décision imbécile» | Bryan Perro | Actualités

Coupes dans l'achat de livres à l'école: «une décision imbécile» | Bryan Perro | Actualités | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
L'auteur et libraire Bryan Perro ne mâche pas ses mots pour donner une volée de bois vert au ministre de l'Éducation Yves Bolduc qui, dès cette année, ne réservera pas...

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May the force be with you

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Cumberland County's public library patrons made more than 3,000 origami Yodas over the summer.

 

-Darrell Cole

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NYPL Sees Success with #Ireadeverywhere Initiative

NYPL Sees Success with #Ireadeverywhere Initiative | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

On August 5, the New York Public Library (NYPL) launched a social media initiative using the hashtag #Ireadeverywhere. Participants post pictures of themselves on social media reading something—books, e-readers, magazines—in whatever location they want using the designated hashtag. Contributors have gotten creative with their submissions.

 

-Carly Okyle

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Travels as an Armchair Detective: Mysteries with a Sense of Place

Travels as an Armchair Detective: Mysteries with a Sense of Place | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Summer's almost gone, and I haven’t been able to travel very far out of the city, so I’ve been doing the next best thing, vicariously experiencing far flung locales, and occasionally time periods, in the company of some of my favorite sleuths. Enjoy visiting these detectives' beats from your couch, in the park, on a beach, on the subway, or anywhere else you like to read.

 

-Elizabeth Waters

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Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED

Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers | Design | WIRED | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
A survey by John Burke at Miami University found that 109 libraries in the US had a makerspace or were close to opening one. Others are hosting events like Wikipedia edit-a-thons, where residents plumb the library's resources to create articles about local history.

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Le livre de Trierweiler sur François Hollande, «meilleur démarrage depuis “Cinquante nuances de Grey”»

Le livre de Trierweiler sur François Hollande, «meilleur démarrage depuis “Cinquante nuances de Grey”» | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

«Merci pour ce moment» est en librairies depuis ce jeudi. Les exemplaires se vendent comme des petits pains.


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Quand le prix des ebooks freine la lecture numérique

Quand le prix des ebooks freine la lecture numérique | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Primento, le partenaire numérique des éditeurs, dévoile les résultats d'une étude sur les lecteurs français et le numérique en France. Bien que la société constate un décollage des ventes numériques dans les marchés francophones, elle indique que le secteur est néanmoins freiné par le comportement et la politique de prix des éditeurs.

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STARZ Outlander | RA Crossroads

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With misty rain, the swirl of a kilt, and eye contact that speaks volumes, the STARZ series holds the promise of converting a new set of viewers into devoted Diana Gabaldon fans.

 

-Neal Wyatt

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Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford

Librarians Are A Luxury Chicago Public Schools Can't Afford | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Librarians are being reassigned to classrooms. In Illinois, librarians must also have teaching certifications, and most have endorsements to teach specific grades and subjects.

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Literacy levels must take front seat in election campaign

Literacy levels must take front seat in election campaign | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The next New Brunswick government must put in steps to improve the province's literacy rates, according to former lieutenant governor Mariliyn Trenholme Counsell.

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Will digitisation destroy libraries or make us stronger?

Will digitisation destroy libraries or make us stronger? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Digitising books collaboratively allows libraries to share the burden of preservation without jealously hoarding the same dwindling stock.

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Quebec investing nearly $19 million in public libraries

Quebec investing nearly $19 million in public libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Quebec Culture Minister Hélène David announced on Thursday that 172 libraries will receive financial aid to help them purchase new material for their collections.
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11 preuves que la lecture peut améliorer votre vie!

11 preuves que la lecture peut améliorer votre vie! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Parce que la Timeline Facebook, c'est pas pareil

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