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68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, develope...
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Radical Library Camp: in the fight over information, librarians start to get organised | openDemocracy

Radical Library Camp: in the fight over information, librarians start to get organised | openDemocracy | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
RT @ijclark: Radical Library Camp featured on the Open Democracy website: http://t.co/qxFOseIW4R #radlibcamp
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About time.

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Q&A from “How librarians are raising researchers' reputations ...

Q&A from “How librarians are raising researchers' reputations ... | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
On September 12, 2013, Library Connect hosted a webinar on the topic of “How librarians are raising researchers' reputations.” Presenters Chris Erdmann, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Library; Heather ...
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Interesting that in academia librarians are connected to raising rersearchers' reputations.

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Law Librarian Blog: How Do "Digital Natives" Conduct Legal Research in Law Firms?

Law Librarian Blog: How Do "Digital Natives" Conduct Legal Research in Law Firms? | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
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Research in Law Firms

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HarperCollins Debuts Enhanced E-books Info Site

HarperCollins Debuts Enhanced E-books Info Site | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
HarperCollins has launched a web site listing its growing list of enhanced e-book titles and provides information on what the format offers consumers. (Enhanced Books are part of the future of publishing.
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Law Librarian Blog: How Do "Digital Natives" Conduct Legal Research in Law Firms?

Law Librarian Blog: How Do "Digital Natives" Conduct Legal Research in Law Firms? | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:07 PM

Research in Law Firms

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The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries: A Petition to Support School Librarians in NYC

The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries: A Petition to Support School Librarians in NYC | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
"The 'M' Word - Marketing Libraries: A Petition to Support School Librarians in NYC" http://t.co/6jDAn8URFS
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'M' is not a dirty work. Librarians need to become Marketing experts.

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White House recruits librarians to promote ObamaCare

White House recruits librarians to promote ObamaCare | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
In the escalating campaign to promote ObamaCare, the nation's librarians are about to become the Obama administration's latest recruits.  (RT @KRenner2: This make me sick to my stomach ---> White House recruits LIBRARIANS to promote ObamaCare.
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Up to 17,000 U.S. libraries will be part of the effort to spread the word about the health care law while giving the public access to their computers.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/06/30/administration-recruits-librarians-to-promote-obamacare/#ixzz2c2hwTrJs

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:21 PM

Librarians and the USA Government. A Good Relationship Indeed!

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Knowledge Mangement Must Be Social | Enterprise Social Network Blog - tibbr

Knowledge Mangement Must Be Social | Enterprise Social Network Blog - tibbr | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
While some businesses are adding a social networking component to their existing knowledge management systems, others see it as a risk. Here's why they're wrong.

 

Conversation is still the best form of knowledge transfer. Social Increases Learning Social Helps Us Make Decisions Faster  Social Connects Employees to the Right Experts Social Harnesses Collective Knowledge Sharing 


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Great article reminding us that a social networking component is critical to knowledge trasnfer.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 8, 2013 4:18 AM

KM should not be seen without the social component!

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Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship — The Digital Shift

Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship — The Digital Shift | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
Ebooks Choices and the Soul of Librarianship - http://t.co/DLytQRR4 via @ShiftTheDigital...

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Interesting discussion about the librarian's propensity for the print book beginning to shift to digital.

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FEATURE: Embedded Librarians in Special Libraries

FEATURE: Embedded Librarians in Special Libraries | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it

Information Today, Inc. [ITI] has announced the publication of The Embedded Librarian: Innovative Strategies for Taking Knowledge Where It's Needed by David Shumaker.

 

Here is the first comprehensive survey of the growing practice of "embedded librarianship"—a strategic model for placing information professionals into partnerships with the individuals and working groups that depend upon their knowledge and expertise.

 

In The Embedded Librarian, David Shumaker looks at implementations in all types of organizations, identifies the characteristics of successful embedded librarians, and explains how information professionals in public, academic, school, medical, law, and other specialized library settings are using embedded librarianship principles to enhance their work and careers.

 

Read an excerpt here:  http://www.infotoday.com/it/jul12/Schumaker--Embedded-Librarians-in-Special-Libraries.shtml


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Great new survey o fthe growing practice of "embedded librarianship." 

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New law lets teens delete digital skeletons

New law lets teens delete digital skeletons | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
Legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday will require Web companies, starting in 2015, to remove online activity - whether it be scandalous or simply embarrassing - should a minor request it.
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Giving minors a second chance on social media mistakes.

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BlackRock Sees Growth Surprise as Bond Risk Slides: China Credit - Bloomberg

BlackRock Sees Growth Surprise as Bond Risk Slides: China Credit - Bloomberg | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
BlackRock Sees Growth Surprise as Bond Risk Slides: China Credit Bloomberg “That was an attempt to try to send a message to the banking system that it would not allow unchecked credit growth indefinitely,” said Geoffrey Lunt, a Hong Kong-based...
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Will law firms continue to use BBs or switch to iPhones?

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Ode to Librarians

This song teaches students about the Library Media Specialist at their school. What do librarians do? How can they help you research? Learn all that and more...
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Funny rap and ode to librarians!!!

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Video: Librarians make some pretty bad ass cops in a remake of the ...

Video: Librarians make some pretty bad ass cops in a remake of the ... | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
Directed by Spike Jonze, the video for the Beastie Boys hit 'Sabotage' is a pretty iconic one as music videos go, but this great remake featuring librarians instead of cops is almost as good, we have to say.
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funny video that show librarians as "bad ass"
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The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like | Washington Post

The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like | Washington Post | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it

 

You make a beeline from the door to the iPad mini. The touch interface is nice, but you want something a little larger so you move on to the next device. Are you weighing a purchase at an Apple Store? No, you’re trying one of the lineup of devices at the new Digital Commons space at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.

 

The similarity to an Apple Store is no accident, according to Nicholas Kerelchuk, the manager of the Digital Commons. But at the Digital Commons you can try out e-book readers from all of the major manufacturers, including Kindles, Nooks, and Windows 8 tablets.

 

And the e-book readers are just the start. When the Digital Commons opened in July, it featured a 3-D printer with a smart panel design, on-demand book binding machine, 80 desktops (some of them featuring pricey graphic design suites), rows of tables set up for patrons bringing their own devices, a Skype station, and a vast co-working space the library calls the “Dream Lab.” Could this sprawling space be a glimpse into the future of libraries?

 

Libraries around the country are facing budget cuts as local governments struggle with the aftermath of the recession – and in many cases that means fewer branches or services. But in the recession more people than ever relied on libraries for frugal entertainment options and to search for employment opportunities.

 

However, at the same time, libraries are facing an identity crisis: As the Internet has become the primary way people gather information, the traditional “building filled with books” model is less relevant to their lives.

 

As a result, “libraries are really transforming themselves into technology hubs” says Kathryn Zickuhr, a researcher focusing on how Americans use libraries at the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

 

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The real story is that Libraries are transforming themselves into technology hubs.

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Karen R. Harker's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:22 PM

This is nothing new to us, but the fact that it is in the Washington Post (and just after Amazon's Jeff Bezo's bought the venerable press) warrants a "scoop".

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 19, 2013 5:09 AM

Digital / Information Commons vital in 21st Century libraries.

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PHOTOS: 28 Super Cool Lego Librarians

PHOTOS: 28 Super Cool Lego Librarians | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
Close your eyes. Picture the word "librarian." What do you see? Is it the shushing civil servant? Marian the Librarian from "The Music Man"? Rupert Giles from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"?
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Still using the librarian sterotypes of women, glasses and shhhh

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68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski

68 essential resources for eBooks in libraries by Ellyssa Kroski | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
Ellyssa Kroski, Director of Information Technology at the New York Law Institute and the blogger for OEDb’s iLibrarian, as well as a writer, educator, and international conference speaker, develope...
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Emerald | Advances in Librarianship | Planning Strategically, Designing Architecturally: A Framework for Digital Library Services

Emerald | Advances in Librarianship | Planning Strategically, Designing Architecturally: A Framework for Digital Library Services | Private Law Librarians | Scoop.it
Advances in Librarianship http://t.co/bLmB4kAQ via @zite...

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Great discussion about how we create a framwork for digital library services.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2013 4:33 PM

Digital Literacy Services

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Directory of ALA-Accredited Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies | American Library Association

Directory of Institutions Offering Accredited Master's Programs in Library and Information Studies, LIS education, LIS degree, LIS schools, library science schools, library science education (@Lori_A_Carter @onlinecourse I just found the ALA...

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Great opprotunity to use this survey to recruit for the next generation of law librarians

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