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Which books could help overcome stress and depression?

Which books could help overcome stress and depression? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Can't sleep? Anxious? A book might be just the thing to help.Instead of just pills, the Reading Agency is suggesting GPs should prescribe books for patients with mild to moderate mental health problems. They've drawn up a list of 30 titles.

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Journée mondiale du livre : 100 livres de votre vie selon Amazon et des promos

Journée mondiale du livre : 100 livres de votre vie selon Amazon et des promos | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Cette année, Amazon a choisi 3 angles pour célébrer le livre. L’équipe éditoriale a sélectionné 100 livres à « lire absolument au cours d’une vie », on trouve par exemple « les raisins de la colère », « le Rouge et le Noir », « Jane Eyre » mais aussi « Millenium », « Da Vinci Code », « Shining » « Stupeur et tremblements » ou encore « Triste tropique ». Toute cette sélection est disponible en papier et en ebook. 

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Have we found Shakespeare's dictionary?

Have we found Shakespeare's dictionary? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Koppelman and Wechsler are antiquarians but neither is a Shakespeare scholar. They knew the time period the dictionary was published was in Shakespeare's day but didn't make stronger connections until they saw another edition of the dictionary for sale in the U.K.

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Alistair MacLeod's funeral to be held in Cape Breton Saturday

Alistair MacLeod's funeral to be held in Cape Breton Saturday | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The funeral for award-winning Canadian author Alistair MacLeod will be held this weekend in Cape Breton. His writing touched on themes of economic migration, family ties and tensions and portrayals of cultural decline. His work often detailed the people and culture of Cape Breton.

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StackStories

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In 2014 the Spring Garden library is going to be leaving its home of 62 years and moving across the street to the new Halifax Central library. This is an exciting new chapter for the city but before we move in to the future, let’s talk about our memories.

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Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Realism | Pop Culture Advisory

Gabriel García Márquez and Magical Realism | Pop Culture Advisory | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

While Márquez is generally considered the master of magical realism, in which minor magical or fantastical elements exist without explanation in an otherwise normal world, other authors such as Sarah Addison Allen and Haruki Murakami employ magical realism in most or all of their work.

 

-Stephanie Klose

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Beach Reads, Royal Intrigue, and Genre-Bending Tales | What’s Hot in YA

Beach Reads, Royal Intrigue, and Genre-Bending Tales | What’s Hot in YA | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The following titles–from Justin Somper’s first foray into YA lit and Danielle Paige's wicked Dorothy Must Die to Sally Green’s witchy Half Bad and E. Lockhart’s much-anticipated We Were Liars– offer teens a plethora of attention-worthy narratives.

 

-Shelley Diaz

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Une bibliothèque qui stimule les intelligences multiples

Une bibliothèque qui stimule les intelligences multiples | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

L'idée n'était pas de simplement créer des sections spécifiques pour chaque type d'intelligence, mais d'intégrer celles-ci dans un milieu cohérent. La bibliothèque comporte toutes sortes de recoins où les enfants peuvent lire en groupe ou seul, qui stimulent aussi l'intelligence corporelle puisqu'il faudra grimper pour atteindre leur coin de lecture choisi. Une salle centrale au rez-de-chaussée est couverte de tableaux blancs sur lesquels les enfants peuvent participer à des activités artistiques ou liées à leurs lectures.

 

-Alexandre Roberge


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Le gouvernement du Canada annonce une nomination à Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

Le gouvernement du Canada annonce une nomination à Bibliothèque et Archives Canada | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La ministre du Patrimoine canadien et des Langues officielles, Shelly Glover, a annoncé aujourd'hui la nomination de Guy Berthiaume au poste de bibliothécaire et archiviste du Canada pour une période de cinq ans. M. Berthiaume occupera ses nouvelles fonctions dès le 23 juin 2014.

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What Do Public Librarians and Library Staff Do?

What Do Public Librarians and Library Staff Do? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

This post was originally written as a response to a comment by the (ex)Mayor of Doncaster, Peter Davies, claiming that running a library and being a librarian isn’t hard and doesn’t involve anything other than stamping books, and that anyone would find it easy to volunteer to run a library.

 

I’ve written, with suggestions from contributors, a list of activities and tasks, some obvious and some not so obvious, that are often the responsibility of public librarians and library staff. These are all things that we know people working in public libraries are expected to do, whether or not we think they should be, and include all levels of work including some basic day to day tasks and some things that would best be done by trained and qualified members of staff. These are things that paid staff are able to do that volunteers might struggle with, need training for or be unwilling to do (for reasons like it’s against their beliefs, or simply because they’re working for nothing. 

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The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy

The Public Library: A Photographic Love Letter to Humanity’s Greatest Sanctuary of Knowledge, Freedom, and Democracy | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"When a library is open, no matter its size or shape, democracy is open, too."

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The Malahat Review | Danny Jacobs, Songs That Remind Us of Factories

The Malahat Review | Danny Jacobs, Songs That Remind Us of Factories | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Jacobs’ poetry is of the kind embraced by many of his contemporaries, a cerebral exuberance seen in the works of, say, Linda Besner or Jeramy Dodds, to name just two.

 

-Donna Kane

 

 


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Webinars

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New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ is a new series of free quarterly webinars on issues of interest to new librarians, models of library associations and library schools working with new professionals, and groups by and for librarians. The free webinars are presented by IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning  and IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group in partnership with the American Library Association.

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Principals Know: School Librarians are the Heart of the School - YouTube


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 7, 1:46 PM
If you are a principal and you want to share why your teacher librarian is a important member of your school staff, please leave your comment.
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25 Essential Graphic Novels

25 Essential Graphic Novels | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Long dismissed as a less serious art form, graphic novels have finally started to gain more mainstream credibility over the last 20 years. There are many, many excellent examples out there...


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L'auteur Gabriel Garcia Marquez s'éteint à 87 ans | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

L'auteur Gabriel Garcia Marquez s'éteint à 87 ans | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le romancier colombien Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Prix Nobel de littérature en 1982, est décédé jeudi chez lui à Mexico. Il avait 87 ans.


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What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith

Why do we still need libraries in the age of digital, real-time information? 

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Library Lifeline: The Ideas Box from Libraries Without Borders

Library Lifeline: The Ideas Box from Libraries Without Borders | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The six colorful elements hold a thoughtful range of technology and materials, including 250 print books, 5,000 ebooks and 50 ereaders, four laptops, digital courses, a film collection and screens, HD cameras, board games, and supplies to make arts and crafts. This combination of offerings, built out at a net cost of $60,000, creates an intellectual lifeline. It enables people to engage in four main strands of activity framed by the project: connect, learn, play, and create.

 

-Rebecca T. Miller

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Amazing Reading Nooks: Create Cozy, Inventive Reading Havens in Your Library

Amazing Reading Nooks: Create Cozy, Inventive Reading Havens in Your Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Something about the act of reading calls out for a safe, snug, and comfortable spot. SLJ explores an array of exceptional reading nooks, in libraries from the United States to Australia.

 

-Chelsey Philpot

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Summer Reading: STEM Fun with Ooblek of Dr. Seuss, MaKey MaKey, and Scratch

Summer Reading: STEM Fun with Ooblek of Dr. Seuss, MaKey MaKey, and Scratch | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Integrating STEM with your summer reading program doesn't have to be hard or expensive. Got a banana? Some cream of tartar? Let the fun, and learning, begin.

 

-Ashley Kazyaka

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Un photographe saisit pendant 20 ans les différentes facettes de la bibliothèque publique américaine | Archimag

Un photographe saisit pendant 20 ans les différentes facettes de la bibliothèque publique américaine | Archimag | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Le photographe américain Robert Dawson vient de publier The Public Library (Princeton Architectural Press), un ouvrage élaboré pendant près de 20 ans témoignant de la variété des différents établissements de lecture publique américains.


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Government of Canada Announces Appointment to Library and Archives Canada

Government of Canada Announces Appointment to Library and Archives Canada | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover today announced the appointment of Guy Berthiaume as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of five years, effective June 23, 2014.

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Libraries are dying? Think again

Libraries are dying? Think again | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Many people are discovering a renewed fascination with libraries.

 

-Jareen Imam

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Fiction Book Review: The Leopard by K.V. Johansen

Fiction Book Review: The Leopard by K.V. Johansen | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A surprising number of characters and plot threads are deftly interwoven and tucked into comparatively few pages. The world of mages, half-demons, devils, and false bards is also an intriguing mix of the familiar and the novel, and while the plot is mostly an appetizer, the taste is fine enough to whet the reader’s appetite for future courses.

 

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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities”

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.

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5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do

5 Things That People Don’t Realize their Librarians Do | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As a librarian, we help to teach people how to become self-sufficient on the computer, how to find the answer to patron’s questions (no offence Google, but while you may come back with a million answers, we librarians come back with the right answer), develop graphic designs for advertisement, act as a social media managers, handle reader’s advisory, teach information literacy classes, act as storytellers, teach children. We wear many many caps.


-Rebecca Tischler

 
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