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Des villes où il fait bon lire - La Presse+

Des villes où il fait bon lire - La Presse+ | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

L’examen des dernières statistiques des bibliothèques publiques parues récemment (année 2013) nous démontre encore une fois de très grands écarts entre les villes du Québec en ce qui a trait à la lecture publique. 

 

-Réjean Savard

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A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014

A Surprise Fiction Win and a Dazzling Le Guin at the National Book Awards 2014 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

“I see sales departments given control over editorial,” said Le Guin. “I see my own publishers in a silly panic of ignorance and greed, charging public libraries for an ebook six or seven times more than they charge customers. We just saw a profiteer try to punish a publisher for disobedience and writers threatened by corporate fatwa, and I see a lot of us, the producers who write the books, and make the books, accepting this. Letting commodity profiteers sell us like deodorant, and tell us what to publish and what to write”

 

If Le Guin made the gathered publishing dignitaries uncomfortable with her admonishments (and there were uncomfortable stirrings, along with scattered applause), at least one person yelled out, “I love you.” And what’s not to love about an an author who proclaims, “But the name of our beautiful reward is not profit. It’s name is freedom.”

 

-Barbara Hoffert

 

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Reading as the Main Course: A Book Tasting Event

Reading as the Main Course: A Book Tasting Event | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

With the school librarian playing head chef, students at Sayre Junior/Senior High School in Sayre, PA kicked off a book tasting to celebrate new books and a love of reading. The delicious result? A big boost in circ stats, library card sign-ups, and collaboration between the school and public library.

 

-Amanda R. Jenkins

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The 2014 Governor General's Literary Award winners

The 2014 Governor General's Literary Award winners | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Acclaimed author and scholar Thomas King is among the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award winners.

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Neil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural 'seed corn'

Neil Gaiman: Libraries are cultural 'seed corn' | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The author tells Toby Litt how these ‘safe spaces’ were vital to him as a child, and why their closure endangers our future.

 

-Toby Litt

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Spritz n'a qu'un but : vous faire lire bien plus vite !

Spritz n'a qu'un but : vous faire lire bien plus vite ! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Même à l'heure du tout connecté, il est une chose dont on ne saurait se passer, la lecture. Elle est omniprésente et obligatoire, pour lire cette news, pour connaître les dernières actualités de vos amis ou pour suivre votre fil Twitter... Et elle prend un certain temps. Spritz propose de l'accélérer... et entend bien promouvoir la technologie partout !


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Stephen Fry narrates foul-mouthed paean to children's dinnertime

Stephen Fry narrates foul-mouthed paean to children's dinnertime | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The book that dare not speak its name gets a followup this week, with the publication of a sequel to the sleeper hit of 2011, Go the F*ck To Sleep. The tongue-in-cheek bedtime book for parents was picked up by UK publisher Canongate after soaring to the top of Amazon’s bestseller chart a month before it was due to be published by the small US press Akashic Books.

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Netflix is turning ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ into a series | EW.com

Netflix is turning ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ into a series | EW.com | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Netflix is trying its hand at adapting Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books into an original series, the streaming service announced today. 

 

-Esther Zuckerman

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Amazon.com Releases “Best Books of 2014″ Lists

Amazon.com Releases “Best Books of 2014″ Lists | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Multiple lists were posted online by Amazon.com today. Highlights from 2014 Lists The annual feature includes the editors picks for the Top 100 Books of the Year as well as Top 20 lists in over two dozen categories, from Children s & Teen to Cookbooks to Celebrity Picks.

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This Canadian Artist Halted Pipeline Development by Copyrighting His Land as a Work of Art

This Canadian Artist Halted Pipeline Development by Copyrighting His Land as a Work of Art | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

We talked to the guy who took on Canadian pipelining industry by copyrighting his land—including a white-picket fence—as art.

 

-Stephen Keefe

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Respect Campaign at McMaster University Library (2013-14) • Ad/Lib

Respect Campaign at McMaster University Library (2013-14) • Ad/Lib | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In response to an increase in undesirable and disrespectful behaviours (to space and people) by some users in the library, McMaster University Library’s Lyons New Media Centre produced a marketing campaign to address the issue.

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▶ Scroobius Pip - Library

Watch Scroobius Pip's animated poem 'Library' - commissioned by Chris Hawkins for BBC 6 Music's celebration of libraries and performed live on his show.

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Best Books 2014: More of the Best

Best Books 2014: More of the Best | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It is the 1930s. Teenager Annie Hannigan wants things her way and dreams of getting her mother out of the way. Single-mom Elsie is under the thumb of boozy Neil Hammond, private eye. A woman has vanished, the Depression looms, war is nigh, Hollywood plays a role, and no one is who they appear to be. Multi-award-­winning Feiffer’s first full-length graphic novel is a masterpiece. (LJ 6/1/14)—AP

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To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips

To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Preschoolers performed better on literacy tests when their parents received text messages with tips on how to help them, a study in San Francisco found.

 

-Motoko Rich

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Teens to Celebrate “Hour of Code” Programs Starting December 8

Teens to Celebrate “Hour of Code” Programs Starting December 8 | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in over 180 countries. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. And there are plenty of incentives to join in.

 

-Dodie Ownes

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Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries

Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

There is a very real and legitimate worry that librarians of all stripes are being called to do too much. Can any one professional really be librarian, programmer, maker, social worker, and employment consultant? No. Librarians can’t do it all…but librarians can help a community do it all.

 

-R. David Lankes


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4 technology trends every librarian need to know | CILIP

4 technology trends every librarian need to know | CILIP | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

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Access to information now beyond the reach of most Canadians

Access to information now beyond the reach of most Canadians | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Fees in the range of thousands of dollars surely constitute a breach of Canada’s obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

 

-Renu Mandhane

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Make the case for school libraries with our new impact studies infographic - Library Research Service

Make the case for school libraries with our new impact studies infographic - Library Research Service | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
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Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction

Bibliotherapy for Teens: Helpful Tips and Recommended Fiction | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A public librarian’s interaction with teens affirms her faith in bibliotherapy, as does her research. Read her story, along with a recommended list of realistic YA fiction.

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Torontos New Kitchen Library Lets You Borrow Cooking Tools

Torontos New Kitchen Library Lets You Borrow Cooking Tools | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Why buy when you can rent? That’s the thought behind Toronto’s new Kitchen Library. Yes, it’s a library of kitchen items you might want but aren’t yet prepared to invest in, or might not have the space in your kitchen to keep around permanently. Cooking in the big city (with a small kitchen) just got easier.

 

-Lisa Legace

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CBC.ca | Information Morning Fredericton | Library

CBC.ca | Information Morning Fredericton | Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Fredericton Public Library holds it's grand re-opening today.  Terry Seguin talks to Sarah Kilfoil, the Acting Library Director.

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