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How much do you know about women in science? quiz

How much do you know about women in science?  quiz | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
To mark Ada Lovelace Day, a celebration of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem), find out how much you know about women's scientific achievements and the barriers they face Why women leave academia Inspiring women in...
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Digital vs. Information Literacy

Digital vs. Information Literacy | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered just what the difference is between digital and information literacy? Or how they are connected to each other? Those are important questions because for librarians, the conve...
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Accessible ebook platforms – seven honest dealers | Jisc TechDis Blog

Accessible ebook platforms – seven honest dealers | Jisc TechDis Blog | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
We contacted 13 ebook platform providers to ask about their accessibility credentials. Seven engaged honestly and openly. These are the lessons we learned..

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“Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries,”

 “Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries,”

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The Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries announced the release of its vision report, “Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries,” at a New York Public Library (NYPL) event on Oct. 14. The institute calls the document “the culmination of a year-long exploration and examination of the challenges and opportunities facing communities and their public libraries as society moves deeper into the digital era.”

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9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Perso...

9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Perso... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
9 Great iPad Apps to Grow and Manage Your Personal Learning Network on iGeneration - 21st Century Education curated by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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10 Job Skills You'll Need in 2020

10 Job Skills You'll Need in 2020 | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse. The world of work—and the world in general—is…
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Surviving Your First Semester: 5 Strategies for Adult Learners - Huffington Post

Surviving Your First Semester: 5 Strategies for Adult Learners - Huffington Post | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Make the time and do the work. Keep telling yourself: "I deserve this opportunity. My learning is my responsibility, and I can thrive here." And with a lot of well-deserved help and support along the way, you will....
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Infographic: Reading Can be Good for Your Health - The Digital Reader

Infographic: Reading Can be Good for Your Health - The Digital Reader | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Reading might be typically associated with a sedentary lifestyle, but it’s not all bad. Canada’s National Reading Campaign released an infographic last week which details how reading can lower your stress level and help you become a better person.
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Introducing ‘Cayla’ the Google doll

Introducing ‘Cayla’ the Google doll | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
When it comes to talking dolls you don’t have to look very far to find one...but this month a  doll is arriving on Australian toy store shelves and thanks to built in connectivity she has quite a bit to say. The doll is “My Friend Cayla” and offline she can tell stories, talk about herself and play games which may…
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I find this quite bizarre, what going on here? A 21st Century Marvin?

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The Critical Importance of Building Social Elements into Your Online Courses

The Critical Importance of Building Social Elements into Your Online Courses | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
If You're not Incorporating Social Constructs in Your Online Courses, You’re Missing A Fundamental Engagement and Learning Opportunity While Online Learning

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7 tips for increasing student engagement with academic induction

7 tips for increasing student engagement with academic induction | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
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One for the Academic Librarians, this. It's Week 1 of the new academic year
at my institution, which means one thing: Induction. I've looked after a
lot of Departments in my relatively short time as an Academic Liaison
Librarian, and have tried constantly to hone induction and make it more
interesting - below are the seven most productive changes I've made to how
things work.

That said, one thing I've learned for sure is one size does NOT fit all,
and what works for the culture o
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10 Great iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Piano

10 Great iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning Piano | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
October 12, 2014
Following the post on iPad Apps for Music Education I received a couple of requests to feature a post on  iPad apps for  teaching and learning piano. And because I don't...
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The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak - YouTube

The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak - YouTube | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
At once perfectly simple and ingeniously imaginative, The Book With No Pictures inspires laughter every time it is opened, creating a warm and joyous experie...
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how clever and inspiring.

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UNESCO’s Overview of Information Literacy Resou...

UNESCO’s Overview of Information Literacy Resou... | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
UNESCO's Overview of Information Literacy Resources Worldwide 2nd ed. 2014-2015 via @mjspinto http://t.co/MP2MxUFEyi
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‘Just Screen Time for Babies’: Do E Books Aid Early Literacy? (EdSurge News)

‘Just Screen Time for Babies’: Do E Books Aid Early Literacy? (EdSurge News) | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
PICTURE E-BOOKS: Interactive, electronic books may seem to offer a balanced kid’s meal of attractive technology and nutritious reading. But as Douglas Quenqua asks at The New York Times, “Does this count as story time?
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Diverse voices: the 50 best culturally diverse children's books

Diverse voices: the 50 best culturally diverse children's books | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
An incredible list of the 50 best children's books published from 1950 to the present day that celebrate cultural and ethnic diversity is released today
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Are You Overplugged? An Interview With Tech Ethicist David Ryan Polgar - Forbes

Are You Overplugged? An Interview With Tech Ethicist David Ryan Polgar - Forbes | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Are You Overplugged? Do you sleep with your smartphone on under your pillow? Assess your reliance on technology with this great quiz.
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Man Booker Prize: Richard Flanagan, prominent Tasmanian author, wins literary ... - ABC Online

Man Booker Prize: Richard Flanagan, prominent Tasmanian author, wins literary ... - ABC Online | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Prominent Australian author Richard Flanagan wins the prestigious Man Booker Prize.
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The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education

The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
This pioneer in adult web content has idea to revolutionize education through virtual reality. And he might be on to something. Maybe.
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Librarians, IT Experts Respond to Adobe Spying Accusations

Librarians, IT Experts Respond to Adobe Spying Accusations | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Adobe confirmed it has been logging data on the reading activity of people who use Adobe Digital Editions and transmitting those logs as unencrypted text
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Presentation Tools 5: Colour

Presentation Tools 5: Colour | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
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So we come to the final day of Presentation Tools Week on the blog! Day 1
was about fonts, and then we had three alternatives to PowerPoint for
making slides: Haiku, Canva, and Prezi. (Also don't forget Adobe Voice as
another slide-alternative.) The final post is about colour, and tools which
relate to colour.

Design Seeds ( design-seeds.com)

Design Seeds is a colour palette search. It allows you to see groups of
colours which work together for design - obviously I'm thinking of
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The Drop in Facebook Reach - Is it a Big Deal?

The Drop in Facebook Reach - Is it a Big Deal? | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
What’s the deal with Facebook’s recent drop in Reach? I’ve been reading about it and I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. Read on to find out why! What exactly IS Facebook Reach, and what happene...
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New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery

New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
New report urges university libraries to reconsider their role in discovery Via Library Stuff “As faculty members and students find new ways to locate scholarly research, a new report encourages college and university libraries to re-evaluate...
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