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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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Brave New World: The USPS as a Warning for Libraries

Brave New World: The USPS as a Warning for Libraries | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The United States Postal Service is economically unhealthy, currently unsustainable, and did not adequately transition to meet the needs of the public. Can we say differently about libraries?

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Brave New World: Libraries Are Doing It For Themselves

Brave New World: Libraries Are Doing It For Themselves | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Now we are starting to see some smart publishing initiatives which can make a difference. Faber’s Factory offers small to medium publishers the benefits of a digital consortia, Bloombury online offers other publisher the ability to share their digital shelves but libraries and retailer who would appear to be those that are most a threat have often failed to grasp the digital nettle.

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scribo ergo sum: Don't Become a Librarian

scribo ergo sum: Don't Become a Librarian | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Libraries are changing and library work is also changing, and it’s as relevant and important as it ever was. When I say, “Don’t become a librarian,” I mean that if an infographic can convince you not to work in libraries, don’t bother. If you’re looking for job security first, then it isn't for you. If what you want most is an easy paycheque and immediate job satisfaction, then don’t become a librarian.

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Are coffee shops the new libraries?

Are coffee shops the new libraries? | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Celina Carter can’t hear herself think in libraries. “The quietness, hearing clicking, chewing, coughing, typing, it irritates me,” she says. She prefers working in a coffee shop. “I look out the window for inspiration,” she says.
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UVU library receives national award - UVU Review

UVU library receives national awardUVU ReviewLesli A. Baker, assistant director of UVU Library Public Services, said the concept to win the award was innovative and different from what they had seen other ...
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Greenwich Library releases strategic plan

Greenwich Library releases strategic plan | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Greenwich Library unveiled its strategic plan. A five-year road map meant to help the town institution manage its collections, make sure residents have access to technology and plan relevant programs. unveiled its strategic plan Tuesday, a five-year road map meant to help the town institution manage its collections, make sure residents have access to technology and plan relevant programs.

The plan is the result of an 18-month process that included a community-wide survey of nearly 5,000 residents, as well as focus groups and a staff survey and retreat. The library also worked with a consultant, American Library Association President Maureen Sullivan, and looked at the strategic plans from libraries across the country.

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A new chapter – the Carnegie UK Trust report on public libraries ...

A new chapter – the Carnegie UK Trust report on public libraries ... | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The Carnegie UK Trust recently published a report called A new chapter: public library services in the 21st century. Rapport and discussion paper are downloadable.

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The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education | Gilfus Education Group

The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education | Gilfus Education Group | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

A model of teaching and learning based on experiential education.

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Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine

Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | 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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Libraries Linking Past to Future

by Chidem Kurdas Easy access to texts is great, but the previous versions need to be protected. You can’t trust luck to safeguard cultural artifacts. Libraries, like museums, preserve and make available our cultural heritage. Let us hope that they continue to serve that mission, albeit with new approaches and technologies.

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[Series] Emerging Careers in Librarianship: Data Curation

[Series] Emerging Careers in Librarianship: Data Curation | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Librarianship is a quickly changing field. Thanks to computers and the internet, it has undergone a tremendous metamorphosis over the last two decades. In light of these changes, we’re kicking of...
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L-Schools and I-Schools Embracing D-Schools? | 21st Century ...

L-Schools and I-Schools Embracing D-Schools? | 21st Century ... | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Perhaps now is the right time for L-Schools (Library) and I-Schools (Information) to take a closer look into this trend, and consider how to integrate design thinking into the curriculum that prepares future library professionals.
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Read and Comprehend (Nearly) Everything

Read and Comprehend (Nearly) Everything | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
The true intellectual is a glutton for reading material. Magazines and scholarly journals, biographies and other nonfiction, novels and short stories, poetry and street posters: all beg for attention and study.
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New New White Paper and Podcast from ACRL: “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits” – Stephen's Lighthouse

New New White Paper and Podcast from ACRL: “Connect, Collaborate, and Communicate: A Report from the Value of Academic Libraries Summits” – Stephen's Lighthouse | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

The report presents five recommendations for the library profession:

1.Increase librarians’ understanding of library value and impact in relation to various dimensions of student learning and success.

2.Articulate and promote the importance of assessment competencies necessary for documenting and communicating library impact on student learning and success

3.Create professional development opportunities for librarians to learn how to initiate and design assessment that demonstrates the library’s contributions to advancing institutional mission and strategic goals.

4.Expand partnerships for assessment activities with higher education constituent groups and related stakeholders.

5.Integrate the use of existing ACRL resources with library value initiatives.

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Are We Losing Our Libraries?

Are We Losing Our Libraries? | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
I’m a reader. A watcher of old films and new, of television shows, and documentaries, and a devourer of books. As such, libraries are my natural home.
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EPILOGUE: the future of print

A student documentary project completed in April 2012. epiloguedoc.com hanahryuchung.com Interviewees in order of appearance: Joanne Saul, Type Books (typebooks.ca) .Stephen Fowler, Monkey's Paw Bookshop (monkeyspaw.com/)
Stan Bevington, Coach House Books (chbooks.com/)
Brian Morgan, The Walrus Magazine (walrusmagazine.com/)
Don Taylor, Don Taylor Bookbinding (dontaylorbookbinder.com)
Michael Torosian, Lumiere Press (lumierepress.com)
Akemi Nishidera, KOZO Studio Gallery (kozostudio.blogspot.com)
George Walker, Biting Dog Press & OCADU (.sympatico.ca/george.walker/)..

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From Immediate Relief to Longterm Development | Libraries Without ...

From Immediate Relief to Longterm Development | Libraries Without ... | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Library users at the new Digital University Library in Port-au-Prince. A conversation with LWB ... “The physical infrastructure, including schools, universities and libraries, across Port-au-Prince was completely ravaged.” Story-time in IDP camps ...
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Salem Press Library Blog Awards 2012 - Best Academic Library Blog

Salem Press Library Blog Awards 2012 - Best Academic Library Blog | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A glance at the nominees showed I was in very good company including heavy weights and long time bloggers like Stephen's Lighthouse , iLibrarian , Librarian by Day (eventual winner in Public Library category), David Lee King, Blue Skunk ...
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New State of U.S. Public Libraries – Stephen's Lighthouse

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INFOGRAPHIC: U.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm

Strategic vision and careful management have helped U.S. public libraries weather the storm of the Great Recession, supporting their role as a lifeline to the technology resources and training essential to full participation in the nation’s economy. However, a new report underscores the competing concerns that face America’s libraries: cumulative budget cuts which threaten access to libraries and services, increasing demand for technology training, and the chronic presence of the digital divide

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Column: Save the New York Public Library | Architecture Here and There Blog | providencejournal.com

Column: Save the New York Public Library | Architecture Here and There Blog | providencejournal.com | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Column: save the New York Public Library-Providence journal

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The Embedded Librarian

The Embedded Librarian | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
David Shumaker looks at successful embedded librarians, and explains how libraries are using embedded librarianship principles to enhance staff and services.

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Library prayer room plans stir up anger

Library prayer room plans stir up anger | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

A library could become the first in the country to open a prayer room.Sutton Council’s library service s now considering the proposals to open an inter-faith prayer room in its facility at Sutton Civic Centre.  The proposals has angered the National Secular Society (NSC), who said libraries should not be places of worship.

NSC president Terry Sanderson said: “At a time when libraries are reducing their hours, cutting back on purchases and some even closing, they should be spending their dwindling resources on their primary purpose, not on prayer rooms. What do you think?

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Debunking popular perceptions of librarians | American Libraries Magazine

Debunking popular perceptions of librarians | American Libraries Magazine | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

“Not Your Ordinary Librarian: Debunking the Popular Perceptions of Librarians,” by Ashanti White, published by Chandos Publishing and available through Neal-Schuman Publishers, explores the origin of the images of the librarian in popular media, also looking at the effects of these stereotypes, both negative and positive.

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Don't Write Off ALA's Work on Digital Literacy and the FCC Before Reading This

Don't Write Off ALA's Work on Digital Literacy and the FCC Before Reading This | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
About two weeks ago there was an article in the New York Times titled Wasting Time Is New Divide in Digital Era which caused an outcry among librarians, and there has been a whirlwind of online activity.
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Bolivia to set up 12000 new libraries, International News - By ...

Bolivia to set up 12000 new libraries, International News - By ... | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
La Paz: Under a programme aptly titled "Bolivia reads", the South American country will open 12000 new libraries to encourage and nurture reading habits among "freshly literate" people, the Prensa Latina news agency ...
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