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"someone will eventually wail plaintively: “I just can’t reeeeeaaad anymore.” The person will explain that the Internet has shot her attention span. She will tell you about how, when she was small, she could lose herself in a novel for hours, and now, all she can do is watch the tweets swim by like glittery fish in the river of time-she-will-never-get-back."
The Death of the Age of Knowledge Sam Volkering's Tech Insider And there it was, the forecast for Mt. Buller, Victoria, Australia. Next up, 'OK ... Why waste hours on end at a library absorbing legitimate knowledge?
Very interesting insight into how we can access information at the expense of accumulating knowledge
The most spectacular libraries in the world Albany Times Union The enormous Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, was inaugurated in 2002 near the site of the original Library of Alexandria, built by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC.
Because we love libraries as much as the next librarian
Pushing between snack time and reading group, Zack, a third-grade boy, ducks into our school library while another class is beginning to check out books.
Students and staff expect to search in only one place to find school resource.
The school library catalogue is in most schools the only place where users can search for school-owned/licensed resources all in one place.
The student or staff member seeking books, information and learning resources expects to do one search and for that search to return all relevant material available to them, regardless of its format or its location.
Marlborough Express Arohatia te reo - cherish the language Marlborough Express A celebration of New Zealand's indigenous language begins today with Te Wiki o te reo Maori, or Maori Language Week, which starts today.
A celebration of New Zealand's indigenous language
The Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project has produced a series of reports presenting new research on library services, trends in reading habits and patron needs in the digital age. This three-year research program is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and informed by an advisory group, focus groups and surveys of library users, non-users, and librarians. The Pew research is rich in data that librarians can use to inform internal planning and support advocacy efforts. The Pew data is nationally representative, however many libraries are seeing examples of how the Pew findings reflect changes and trends in their own libraries. The foundation has developed the following advocacy toolkits (one kit for each report) that include materials librarians can customize and use in their own communities. The tools will help librarians effectively talk about the Pew data to stakeholders and share information about library services. For guidelines and best practices on how to use these tools, please reference the Resource Box below.
Advocacy toolkits developed with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
This is the Reading Australia Home page. Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works.
Craigieburn Library in Hume, Victoria has been named public library of the year award following a cross-continent competition – here are nine more amazing library buildings across Australia (10 Australian #libraries with my dear SLQ but no Ashgrove...
Exhibition honours war heroes' sacrifice New Zealand Herald Against the sound of artillery fire, the faltering voice of an old soldier recites the poem all New Zealand kids learn at school and which a nation associates with Anzac Day.
Learned architecture: Australia's best new libraries for 2014 Architecture and Design Back in February, Hamilton Wilson of Wilson Architects described a new design focus needed for contemporary education architecture, one that re-engaged students...
'In 2014 we have seen a number of completed library buildings by Australian architects that endeavour to connect students back to the learning community that the library has traditionally inspired.
Here are nine ten Australian library projects, nine of which are featured in the 2014 Australian Institute of Architecture Awards.'
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…
Surely the arguments about Wikipedia are well and truly over?