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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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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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Innovation Excellence | Using Books as Tools

Innovation Excellence | Using Books as Tools | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
We are celebrating and shining a spotlight on Books as Tools, tools for innovators, with a series of the same name, and founded in on our belief that books aren't books. They’re incendiary tools for personal revolution and organizational change.
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Library Infographics: 1930′s style

Library Infographics: 1930′s style | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

by Michael Lieberman:

Nowadays, the visualization of data is all the rage. It seems each new study or piece of research is turned into an image.
I'm not so sure this was as common in the 1930's and 40's when these visual aids were printed.

The series of 28 posters were produced under the supervision of noted librarian Ruby Ethel Cundiff for the Library School Course in Teaching the Use of the Library at the George Peabody College for Teachers.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 13, 2013 4:35 AM

Stunning Infographics salvaged from a library pile!

NELLCO's curator insight, June 13, 2013 8:58 AM

Very cool collection! Digitized by Claremont Colleges Digital Library.

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The Best Uses for Your Local Library (That Aren't Just Books)

The Best Uses for Your Local Library (That Aren't Just Books) | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
In ancient times, there were buildings in local communities that contain a collection of books that people could borrow for free. You may not realize it, but that tradition continues today, but they have a lot more than books.
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The Art of Reading: Inspectional Reading

The Art of Reading: Inspectional Reading | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Mortimer Adler explains the two types of inspectional reading: systematic skimming or pre-reading and superficial reading.
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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » Adventures in Rhetoric: The Traditional Library

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » Adventures in Rhetoric: The Traditional Library | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

In Brief: Librarians make frequent reference to “the traditional library” yet there is no accepted definition of the term. Responding to a debate that began at the 2013 ACRL National Conference, the author presents the results of a literature survey that explores the rhetorical usage and meaning of the phrase. Results indicate that the “traditional library” is commonly defined as a physical space emphasizing physical collections, and is often invoked as a counterpoint to the “modern” or “digital” library. A discussion of the potential value of such rhetoric follows.

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The Impact of the Library on Lives

The Impact of the Library on Lives | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
We all collect data in our work on libraries, but is it the right data to be able to tell the story of our library’s impact on people’s lives? When a member of Congress asks - "how has the library ...
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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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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
Cincinnati.com
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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The Library That Lives in a Tree

The Library That Lives in a Tree | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
Created by Didier Muller for this year's International Design Biennial in France, The Library Exchange is an installation intended to foster intra-communit
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Why Borrowing an E-Book from your Library is so Difficult | Digital Trends

Why Borrowing an E-Book from your Library is so Difficult | Digital Trends | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
E-books are firmly in the mainstream and no longer a new, scary technology. So why is it still so difficult to borrow an e-book from the public library?
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nickcarman's curator insight, June 16, 2013 8:00 PM

A useful explanation of the current problems with ebook lending, with a few rays of hope for sensible progress at the end.

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In Praise of Traditional Libraries | Peer to Peer Review

In Praise of Traditional Libraries | Peer to Peer Review | Librarysoul | Scoop.it

Some librarians like to disparage something they call the “traditional library.” The reasons vary depending on circumstances, and understanding the criticism is made more difficult because no one seems to agree on what a “traditional library” is, except that it exemplifies whatever the critical librarian doesn’t like about libraries or librarianship. I find this sort of rhetoric divisive and self-defeating, but that’s a topic for another column. Instead, I’ll provide a description of traditional libraries as I see them, and offer a brief encomium.

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Council library to be run by school

Council library to be run by school | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
A Manchester library under threat of closure is to be taken over by a local high school.
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Roll the Dice

Roll the Dice | Librarysoul | Scoop.it
This past week I had the chance to attend a day of the New Jersey Library Association Annual conference down in Atlantic City. In its own way, the location is somewhat apropos as a setting for a li...
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