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Stacked: So You Want to Read YA? 2013 Edition

Stacked: So You Want to Read YA? 2013 Edition | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it

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IMAGES: What Happens If You Flip The Gender Of Book Covers?

IMAGES: What Happens If You Flip The Gender Of Book Covers? | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
Yesterday, author Maureen Johnson had a great idea. She tweeted "I do wish I had a dime for every email I get that says, "Please put a non-girly cover on your book so I can read it.

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Novels for young adults are reaching more (adult) readers - KansasCity.com

Novels for young adults are reaching more (adult) readers - KansasCity.com | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
When so many adult fiction offerings read like variations on a theme of emotional impotence, is it any wonder readers are turning to young-adult novels for spellbinding stories and authentic connection?

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Digital Literacy Survey 2013

Digital Literacy Survey 2013 | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it

Princes Trust research lack of computer skills damaging prospects of young and disadvantaged.

Prince’s Trust research, based on interviews with 1,378 15 to 25 year-olds in Great Britain, reveals how more than one in 10 young people (12%) do not think their computer skills are good enough to use in the job they want, while almost one in five unemployed young people (18%) claim to feel this way.


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Library Design. Space, Light and Desire Lines. Jessica Begley

Library Design.  Space, Light and Desire Lines. Jessica Begley | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
A guest post by urban planner turned librarian Jessica Begley. What can libraries do to help users make the most of their spaces? Like the Pixies, I believe in Space. I have been fascinated by how ...

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Silence is not so golden in the modern library

Silence is not so golden in the modern library | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it

Silence is not so golden in the modern library...

 

Librarians no longer expect or want libraries to be places of quiet solitude. Rather than walking around saying ''shhh'' and waving their steel rulers to enforce silence, he said contemporary librarians understand that ''using information, learning and reading are not just solitary activities''.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 30, 2013 2:28 AM

Of course! Just a great reminder!

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Three things libraries need to do to survive

Three things libraries need to do to survive | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
  A library sadly typical of those you'll find today... dull, dull, dullI'VE been using libraries all my life so that must make me an 'expert' and perfectly qualified to say what needs to be d...
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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now - Edudemic | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
Pinterest is taking the social media world by storm, and it isn’t just popular with individual users.
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Towards a National Transition Plan for Libraries | PCWorld

Towards a National Transition Plan for Libraries | PCWorld | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it

Public libraries are undergoing huge changes in the shift from analog to digital media. Some large city libraries have hired digital strategists to help them take appropriate steps in this transition. Smaller or poorer libraries don't have the benefit of having a full-time staff person working on the transition.

 

To keep those libraries from falling behind, it makes sense to devise a national plan for this transition – a plan that will unfold in increments over the next ten years. With such a plan in place, libraries – and the communities they serve – will have a good idea of where their own libraries are in the transition.

 

Truth is, nobody really knows what public libraries will look like in 2020. That doesn't stop us from imagining how they could best serve the community in the digital age. And the time for having conversations about that topic is now. We can't wait until 2015 to discuss these kinds of things.

 

At the heart of a National Library Transition Plan is a broad understanding of the core purposes of public libraries. Yes, public libraries are about books, but they are also about so much more than books.

 

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Page to Screen: Summer Reading Blockbusters, Dystopian Teen Lit, and Childhood Classics | School Library Journal

Page to Screen: Summer Reading Blockbusters, Dystopian Teen Lit, and Childhood Classics | School Library Journal | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it

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Teenage Tweetland

Teenage Tweetland | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
Here's how YA publishers and authors reach their fans: online and on their smartphones.

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katieemay: Love for the library

katieemay: Love for the library | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
A bit of a random post just gone up...I got really excited about going to the library the other day :)... http://t.co/IjsTOGY1Md
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Great to see people rediscovering how awesome the library is!

 

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The Most Playful Libraries in the World

The Most Playful Libraries in the World | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...

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L2_S2S's curator insight, May 12, 2013 5:22 PM

Inspirational images of libraries that emphasize imagination, fun, and  wonder.  The creativity we are trying to inspire and nurture in our students should be reflected in the library design.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:23 PM

Bring a little fun into the world...just need to find room in the  budget to do it!

 

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Author: Why libraries are vital for communities

Author: Why libraries are vital for communities | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
I OWE a great deal to libraries and particularly the libraries of Portsmouth.

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The Joy of Reading

The Joy of Reading | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
Just fun stuff about how much fun it is to read.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 9, 2013 10:39 AM

Oh, my!  I could spend hours browsing here!  Great stuff for displays.

Farm At Weathers Creek's curator insight, April 10, 2013 6:32 PM

and others who believe in lifelong learning.

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Library Love: Five Libraries In Film You'll Never Forget

Library Love: Five Libraries In Film You'll Never Forget | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
Sometimes, a library scene in a film stays with us longer than the film itself. What's your favorite library moment from the big screen?
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Americans Still Love Libraries - GalleyCat

Americans Still Love Libraries - GalleyCat | Oamaru Library | Scoop.it
Americans Still Love Libraries (@LaVieBoheme73 RT @GalleyCat Americans still love libraries.
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