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The search for reinvention of libraries from the deepest belief in the social relevance of a save harbour in the public domain
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Librarians vs. users

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Libraries serve humanity. Michael Gorman and Walt Crawford's first law of librarianship, Future libraries: dreams madness, and realities, p. 8.
Libraries provide a service to users (1). That is their raison d’être and we should never forget it.
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Let's #lovelibraries while we're not #saving them

Let's #lovelibraries while we're not #saving them | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Editorial 5000 people have signed a petition to save a library in Leigh.  This is a quarter of the population of the town, which is amazing and I wish them well.  Now, if libraries can harness the ...
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The knowledge people? Attempted rebrand gets librarians raising their voices in outrage

The knowledge people? Attempted rebrand gets librarians raising their voices in outrage | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A £35,000 attempt to rename the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals - without using the words 'library' or 'librarian' - has unleashed a firestorm of criticism, belying the profession's usually serene image...
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Libraries have a bright future in our brave new world

Libraries have a bright future in our brave new world | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Libraries will become place, both physical and virtual, where the public accesses information and creates meaning, in the purely digital realm.
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Declaration for the Right to Libraries | American Library Association

Declaration for the Right to Libraries | American Library Association | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

My presidential initiative, entitled Libraries Change Lives, will focus on increasing public understanding of the value of libraries, especially in the realms of literacy, innovation, and community engagement. Now is the time for us to build the public will for libraries of all types.

As part of this effort, we have planned a campaign called America’s Right to Libraries and developed a Declaration for the Right to Libraries to serve as a strong public statement of the value of libraries for individuals, communities, and our nation.  Through this initiative, libraries of all types will have the opportunity in the next year to hold signing ceremonies where community members, organizations, and officials can visibly sign and stand up for their right to have vibrant school, public, academic, and special libraries in their community

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The Myth and Reality of the Evolving Patron

Just how well do you know the people who use your library? Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and co-author of
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Critics Prompt New Review of Library Plan - New York Times (blog)

Critics Prompt New Review of Library Plan - New York Times (blog) | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Critics Prompt New Review of Library Plan New York Times (blog) Responding to criticism that cost projections for the renovation of its flagship branch are not to be trusted, the president of the New York Public Library said Thursday at a...
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New Librarianship Open Online Course - iSchool - The School of Information Studies - Syracuse University

New Librarianship Open Online Course - iSchool - The School of Information Studies - Syracuse University | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Interested in why libraries still matter? Take the New Librarianship Master Class #MOOC. Starts July 8. Free. http://t.co/17zWcRjjGK
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Dialogue on Public Libraries

Dialogue on Public Libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries will spark a national conversation to help communities and library institutions think in new ways about the mission and role of public libraries. The conversations held throughout this year will result in a report that outlines a shared vision for public libraries and provides recommendations to generate an ongoing national dialogue.

 

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PEW: Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

PEW: Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations by Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie and Kristen Purcell Summary of Findings...
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Pew report: Young adults remain bound to libraries, printed books | Deseret News

Pew report: Young adults remain bound to libraries, printed books | Deseret News | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A new report from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project reveals U.S. adults ages 18-29 visit libraries and read printed books more often than older Americans.
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Growing young minds

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Available Now: Growing Young Minds
A new report, Growing Young Minds, from the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and the Institute of Museum and Library Services calls upon policymakers, practitioners, and parents to make full use of libraries and museums, and the skills and talents of those who work in them, to close knowledge and opportunity gaps and give all children a strong start in learning.

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History of Libraries

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Historiography and beginnings of libraries - much material from eduscapes.com about the library history from the beginnings to contemporary libraries.

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Tel Aviv inaugurates beach library

Tel Aviv inaugurates beach library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The Tel Aviv Municipality inaugurated a new beach library at the Metzitzim Beach aimed at offering tourists the option to check-out books for free.
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Is It Time to Get Rid of Libraries? | FrontPage Magazine

Is It Time to Get Rid of Libraries? | FrontPage Magazine | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The nation’s librarians will be recruited to help people get signed up for ObamaCare
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Lifetime of Reading Slows Cognitive Decline -

Lifetime of Reading Slows Cognitive Decline - | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Research finds mentally challenging activities build up cognitive reserves, providing protection against effects of common old-age neurological disorders.
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Citizens Defend New York Libraries

Citizens Defend New York Libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
‘Citizens Defending Libraries’ is fighting back to help defend New York libraries. They are shouting: “Save our Public Libraries.” “Don’t Sell or Shrink the Brooklyn Heights or Pacific Street Branches...
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10 Resources for Community Digital Archives | The Signal: Digital Preservation

10 Resources for Community Digital Archives | The Signal: Digital Preservation | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
10 Resources for Community Digital Archives. A blog post at "The Signal: Digital Preservation" on 2013-06-25.
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The “Bookless” Library - The American Conservative (blog)

The “Bookless” Library - The American Conservative (blog) | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The American Conservative (blog) The “Bookless” Library The American Conservative (blog) They are “just as likely as older adults to visit the library, and once there they borrow print books and browse the shelves at similar rates … relatively few...
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Reclaiming Main Street Through Our Public Libraries - PR Web (press release)

Reclaiming Main Street Through Our Public Libraries PR Web (press release) One of the panels will feature community change expert Rich Harwood, founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, who will address the ability of...
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Libraries - The Atlantic Cities

Libraries - The Atlantic Cities | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The Atlantic Cities covers urban design, transit, planning, jobs, housing, and lifestyles all over the globe.
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The Library Is Open: A Look at Librarians and Tumblr

The Library Is Open: A Look at Librarians and Tumblr | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
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Survey of the Day: Younger Americans Want Great Library Programs and Spaces More Than E-Books

Survey of the Day: Younger Americans Want Great Library Programs and Spaces More Than E-Books | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
How the future of the country sees the future of of public libraries. (New report shows that young Americans want libraries to be community spaces with free programming.
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Design for Baghdad's New Mega-library

Design for Baghdad's New Mega-library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
It's being billed as the first public library to open in Baghdad in 30 years.
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Walton library offers summer plan for students - Cincinnati.com

Walton library offers summer plan for students
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The Kenton County Public Library is also a participant. Kentucky State Librarian Wayne Onkst said literacy is a foundation for educational success.
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