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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.