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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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How To Become a 21st Century Librarian

How To Become a 21st Century Librarian | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

modern librarians need to be comfortable and conversant with technology, be willing and able to speak in public, and possess people skills and a commitment to lifelong learning, as the profession and the expertise necessary for success are constantly changing. (For example, this article, one of LJ’s most perennially popular, has been revised three times and changed significantly in less than a decade.)

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Updates on library linking, Wikipedia, and what you can do

I'm gratified for the positive response I've been getting to the Forward To Libraries service I first introduced last month.  It really took off when I announced the templates for linking to libraries from wikipedia"'...

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Book Publishers Scramble to Rewrite Their Future | Underwire | Wired.com

Book Publishers Scramble to Rewrite Their Future | Underwire | Wired.com | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
In a world where authors can make millions selling directly to fans, the publishing industry is desperately trying to write its next chapter.
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Access to information: 15 things you need to know to get it right

Access to information: 15 things you need to know to get it right | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
How can open data evangelists or information services professionals help redress global inequalities? Our live chat panel share ideas and resources
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Bookmark your library

Bookmark your library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

‘Bookmark Your Library’ is a brand new website which promotes the great work and diverse range of facilities and services that are available and take place in libraries around the country.

This site is designed to encourage you to engage with libraries, either through joining your local branch library, or making wider use of the facilities available. It is jam packed with information to introduce you to what is available at libraries both locally and nationally, and to help you find everything you need.

This site helps you discover books, explore local libraries, and even lets you get your questions answered by a librarian at any time of the day or night, 24/7, 365 days a year! Why not have a look around today, and see what you can find?

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The Revolution at Your Community Library

The Revolution at Your Community Library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The transition away from card catalogs hasn't killed the library: it's spurred the innovation of new community centers.
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Thinking about the future of Teen Services

Thinking about the future of Teen Services | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Recently, I was asked what my thoughts on the current state of Teen Services in the library were.  I replied: So I've been a teen librarian since 2007.  At that time, it felt like teen services wer...
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Stamping out poverty as well as books? How libraries can support development

Stamping out poverty as well as books? How libraries can support development | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
With 230,000 libraries in developing countries, these institutions can be the difference between users simply accessing information or being able to use it, says Stuart Hamilton
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Beyond literacy: Libraries as community centers - The Somerville News

Beyond literacy: Libraries as community centers - The Somerville News | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
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Beyond literacy: Libraries as community centers
The Somerville News
Just last month, the respected national publication Library Journal featured our innovative new Awesome Box program, and the news spread nationally via Twitter.
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Is coding an essential library skill?

Is coding an essential library skill? | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Both the maintenance argument and the forward-thinking argument for strong coding skills rest on a fundamental equivocation between the librarian and the library. What these arguments show is not that all librarians need to code, but that all libraries need coders

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Concept of the Library Hotel Manhattan: unique concept with books

Concept of the Library Hotel Manhattan: unique concept with books | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The Library Hotel NY near Grand Central Stationis the first unique boutique hotel in Manhattan ever to offer its guests over 6,000 volumes of books.
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The Friern Barnet library victory shows the way to campaign against cuts

The Friern Barnet library victory shows the way to campaign against cuts | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Diane Taylor: Local residents are clear that without the help of the squatters and members of Occupy, the library would not have reopened
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Finishing new library, one brick at a time

Finishing new library, one brick at a time | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
San Diego Public Library Foundation's "Buy-A-Brick" campaign extended indefinitely.
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EveryoneOn – a Digital Literacy Campaign | David Lee King

EveryoneOn – a Digital Literacy Campaign | David Lee King | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Have you heard about the EveryoneOn campaign? I saw some early info about it, then didn't hear anything else. But I met some people working on the project while
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Books aren’t dead yet

Books aren’t dead yet | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Self-publishing fans and the tech-obsessed keep getting it wrong: Big authors want to be in print -- and bookstores
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24.03.2013 - The Student Experience And The Future Of Libraries. Defining The Library. Fish 'n Chip Friday Book Club.

24.03.2013 - The Student Experience And The Future Of Libraries. Defining The Library. Fish 'n Chip Friday Book Club. | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
New Zealand No news today. Worldwide The student experience and the future of libraries via @flexnib. Defining the library ... reflexively | @lorcanD via @jafurtado. *Our own* @paulcnielsen has tak...
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A Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks and Beyond

Cory Doctorow discusses the challenges facing authors and cultural heritage institutions with the increasing use of electronic texts. Speaker Biography: Cory...
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A Rebel Spring | Blatant Berry

A Rebel Spring | Blatant Berry | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The young librarians are at it again! They are talking shop and change at their parties and gatherings. They are forming new cabals to reform the profession. The ones who are already out there working with us have brought innovation and have risen fast through our ranks. Now new openings have given a few of them the opportunity to show us what they will do as leaders. So far, I’m deeply impressed with their creativity and their courage to take the risks that come with pushing for change.

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An Interview with Roger Rosen | American Libraries Magazine

An Interview with Roger Rosen | American Libraries Magazine | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
American Libraries Magazine, the magazine of the American Library Association, delivers news and information about the library community.
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New York Public Library Annual Report 2012 + Infographic and Video | LJ INFOdocket

New York Public Library Annual Report 2012 + Infographic and Video | LJ INFOdocket | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

More people than ever before turned to The New York Public Library in 2012, seeking everything from books and e-books to computer classes, kids programs, job-search help, free English classes, and more.

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Community Building - American Libraries

Community Building - American Libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Community Building American Libraries Long recognized as trusted educational and cultural institutions, libraries that more actively engage with their communities discover innovative services, increase their relevance, and build deeper community...
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Hernando system wins 2013 Library of the Year

Hernando system wins 2013 Library of the Year | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

the awards committee looked for innovation in programming and expansion of services to all parts of the community.Hernando stood out partly because of its many offerings to young people, These included computer and creative writing classes, e-readers, audio books, money management for teens, crafts, hands-on animal encounters and story times.

 

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Wikipedia and libraries: a match made in heaven

Wikipedia and libraries: a match made in heaven | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
John Mark Ockerbloom's "From Wikipedia to our libraries" is a fabulous proposal for creating research synergies between libraries and Wikipedia, by adding templates to Wikipedia articles that direct readers to unique, offline-only (or onsite-only)...
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Where is our Steve Jobs

Where is our Steve Jobs | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Where is our Steve Jobs?  Ok, maybe not Steve Jobs exactly, but libraries are in dire need of someone to push us to the next level.  We need someone to take the stage and move us, our industry, and...
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