Pour faire la promotion de la lecture et de leurs services, les bibliothèques publiques de la région ont lancé la 24e édition de leurs signets sous le thème Prendre le temps, mardi matin à la Bibliothèque municipale de Rouyn-Noranda.
"The evolution of technology does not mean the extinction of libraries. We have requests for help with new technology every day. When someone gets a new gadget and doesn’t know what to do with it, where do they go? They turn to the library."
As we move towards replacing print books with electronic versions that are to be read with powered devices, we should keep in mind that this format of information does not go well with apocalyptic conditions. If survivalists are truly concerned about surviving some sort of doomsday scenario they should probably be concerned with arming themselves with information that is accessible in any condition (think about the different books that will aid in survival such as: maps, medical, mechanics, agriculture, communication, and the list goes on). If I had a bunker I think I would insulate it with books.
It began with a frustrated blogpost by a distinguished mathematician. Tim Gowers and his colleagues had been grumbling among themselves for several years about the rising costs of academic journals. They, like many other academics, were upset that the work produced by their peers, and funded largely by taxpayers, sat behind the paywalls of private publishing houses that charged UK universities hundreds of millions of pounds a year for the privilege of access.
According to studies released today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, only 14 percent of readers got their most recent book from a library. LJ’s Patron Profiles confirms that those with ereading devices are more likely to buy books online and less likely to borrow books, perhaps because of the limited availability of ebooks in libraries so far.
It’s hard keeping up with new technology and the latest in social media—but that’s become more critical, especially for those who serve teens. Enter Linda W. Braun. The educational consultant and former president of YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association) taps the following applications as among the leading trends to know.
Greg Pincus is determined to introduce poetry to as many people as possible. That's why the poetry lover, library volunteer, and Los Angeles-based screenwriter is celebrating National Poetry Month by showcasing the unpublished works of 30 well-known children's poets on his blog, GottaBook.
By a huge margin, 81 percent to 9 percent, respondents who’ve read in both kinds of book formats in the past year say print books are better for reading with a child. “This is a consistent judgment throughout different demographic and tech-owning groups,” reads the report, although tablet owners (14 percent) are more likely than those who don’t own tablets (7 percent) to say they prefer ebooks for this situation.
As Lewis Carroll’s Alice so aptly points out, “What is the use of a book…without pictures or conversations?” Welcome to RA Crossroads, where books, movies, music, and other media converge, and whole-collection reader’s advisory service goes where it may. In this column, the story of Achilles and Patroclus leads me down a winding path.
In our schools today, there are many Mrs. Spicers, teachers who work away from the spotlight, going about the business of inspiring their students to aspire to greatness. This is especially true of our school librarians.
SPRINGHILL – Students checked-out of class early at Springhill High in protest of the proposed cuts to 41 librarian positions made by the Chignecto Central Regional School Board. “We don’t like the fact they’re going to cut librarians,” student Shelby Crowe said. “It’s unfair to the junior high students who will never get to know the benefits seniors have had with a library…it’s not just a library. A lot of people go to the librarian for help with on projects. It’s not like she walked off the street and got the job. She went to school for six years to qualify and now all that’s for nothing.”
Watertown residents hoping to increase their computer literacy will soon have a new resource to learn from thanks to a $25,000 grant. The mobile computer lab is located in one of the lower level meeting rooms and consists of eight laptops, a printer, a scanner and a projector.
http://youtu.be/xEIO4mWgS2E To promote its genealogy and US history research collection, the New York Public Library's Irma and Paul Milstein Division released this parody "suspense trailer" promo video.
The debate over library terminology isn’t new, but I’ll explain why it has practical implications after we settle on a term. The industry standard, patron...is the term I use most often. It works, but it isn’t very powerful, descriptive, or aspirational. User is too impersonal and potentially problematic: users also are people who don’t give anything back in return, those who take drugs, and those who operate equipment. At best, customer emphasizes a transactional approach; at worst, it appropriates a business term that undermines the public service element of what we do. What’s left? I’ve heard a few people advocate for the term member. Unlike the previous options, this word has positive things going for it: member evokes a sense of belonging or even partial ownership.
Désormais, il faut bien le reconnaitre, le web fait partie d’une des plus importante source d’informations lorsque l’on met en place une veille strategique, et ce quelque soit le secteur d’activité qui nous intéresse. La numérisation des documents entraine chaque jour l’indexation de milliers de nouveaux documents dans le web visible et le web invisible, susceptibles de nous intéresser. Mais comment faire le tri dans cette masse informe d’informations ? Comment séparer le bon grain de l’ivraie. Voici quelques conseils pour faire face à cette situation.
Haynes, who has a son herself, went to the school's media specialist and proposed they build a small reading area for boys—aka "The Cave"—stocked with books that were more to young guys' liking. Haynes researched how to design such a space, and studied the "Guys Read" website, launched by author and former U.S. kids' book ambassador Jon Scieszka. It includes tips on how to create guy-friendly reading areas, or what Scieszka calls, a "field office."
With so many books available, we want to give readers some direction with this annotated list of 80 especially promising debuts appearing February 1–August 31, 2012. We’ve drawn on publisher excitement, the author’s previous nonfiction or short fiction, and prepub media coverage or reviews.
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