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Can E-Books and Libraries Coexist? – Infographic

Can E-Books and Libraries Coexist? – Infographic | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

By Bob Al-Greene
"Print -- literature, journalism, you name it -- has experienced an extended obituary over the last decade, alongside the rise of digital media.
But a recent Pew study found that even as sales of e-readers like Nook and Kindle grow swiftly, young people still frequent libraries more than you might think, and print books remain popular. Even the most plugged-in lit fans are not ready to abandon print as a dead medium. In fact, e-book readers consume more books annually, no matter the format."


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Why you should always lead with a story, by Paul Smith

Why you should always lead with a story, by Paul Smith | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

"The thoughtLEADERS Blog covers leadership, communications, strategy and operations."

 

"Storytelling is the 'new' way of doing - selling, training, motivating.  Yet, while we in libraries deal in story and deeply understand the social imperative of story, are we using story in our professional practice?  To increase understanding of what good customer service is, for example, should we share those stories?  Would it help to motivate and make the change?  This 'story' is an example of how one might use such a method to begin the process.  Nice."

- DW

 

 


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New publication! The Road to Information Literacy : Librarians as facilitators of learning | IFLA

New publication! The Road to Information Literacy : Librarians as facilitators of learning | IFLA | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
#pilgf http://t.co/Np3CHmmt Here is the book where article Lonka (2012) about theoretical foundations for engaging learning!

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By Roisin Gwyer, Ruth Stubbings & Graham Walton (Eds.)

Series: IFLA Publications Series 157 
Publisher: Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2012


"Information literacy has been identified as a necessary skill for life, work and citizenship - as well as for academic study - for all of us living in today's information society. This international collection brings together practitioner and research papers from all sectors of information work. It includes case studies and good practice guides, including how librarians and information workers can facilitate information literacy from pre-school children to established researchers, digital literacy and information literacy for citizens."

 

Publisher's link: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/181777?format=G

 

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10 questions about books, libraries, librarians, and schools, by Scott McLeod

10 questions about books, libraries, librarians, and schools, by Scott McLeod | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

BY SCOTT MCLEOD:

"October apparently was ‘Library Month’ for me. I was the keynote speaker for the Minnesota MEMO conference and did a breakout session for the Iowa Library Association (ILA) conference. I also brought Dr. Mike Eisenberg to Iowa for three days to talk with school administrators about technology and information literacy. As a result, I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on books, reading, and the future of libraries and librarians…"

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What constitutes a “book” these days? When books become electronic and thus become searchable, hyperlinkable, more accessible to readers with disabilities, and able to embed audio, video, and interactive maps and graphics, at what point do they stop becoming “books” and start becoming something else?"...


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