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Director sees library's role as creation hub - Lawrence Journal World

Director sees library's role as creation hub - Lawrence Journal World | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
Director sees library's role as creation hubLawrence Journal Worldtoe 1 week, 3 days ago. Just running around having a great time spending money. The natural role of government libraries. Upvote 1. Add photo.
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Library Science 101: INFOGRAPHIC - mediabistro.com

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Library Science 101: INFOGRAPHIC
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According to the graphic, there are 121,169+ libraries in the U.S. The majority of these are public libraries or special libraries.
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LIBRARIAN AS FUTURIST: Changing the Way Libraries Think About the Future - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

LIBRARIAN AS FUTURIST: Changing the Way Libraries Think About the Future - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Special Libraries | Scoop.it

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Books out, 3D printers in for reinvented US libraries - tech - 17 July 2014 - New Scientist

Books out, 3D printers in for reinvented US libraries - tech - 17 July 2014 - New Scientist | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
Across the US, libraries are setting up maker labs as they turn themselves into hubs for high-tech innovation and training

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Documenting FOR Learning

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I am a documenter, I have always been... maybe it is in my blood... ...from keeping diaries from an early age on, being the family letter writer, to taking pictures to document our lives, vacations...

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Developing Library Goals to Carry Into Every Collaborative Meeting

Developing Library Goals to Carry Into Every Collaborative Meeting | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
Last year, a book impacted my life, my library program, and found its way into so many conversations with students, teachers, and librarians.  "Expect the Miraculous" came to be our mantra in the B...

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“Accessing Innovation in Corporate and Government Libraries ...

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Author: Deane Zeeman, Rebecca Jones, Jane Dysart Journal: Computers in Libraries 31.5 2011. I came across this article and found the discussion about electronic material in corporate libraries to be interesting and exciting.
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Endale Degefu Gebremichael's curator insight, February 25, 5:06 AM

I'm Librarian as well as ICT graduate , I need to know about librarianship and ICT profession also I need to be a powerful specialist in two area of fields that means in librarianship and In ICT profession THANKs  

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Pharmaceutical Library Services: Staffing, Resources and Activities Critical to Corporate Libraries: Benchmarking Report

Pharmaceutical Library Services: Staffing, Resources and Activities Critical to Corporate Libraries: Benchmarking Report | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
Flat or shrinking budgets are significantly impacting #library operations for pharma and device companies http://t.co/QNCjsPdHQe
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Author's Corner: Special Libraries: A Survival Guide | Hiring Librarians

Author's Corner: Special Libraries: A Survival Guide | Hiring Librarians | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
How does one become a special librarian, anyway? What does it take to get there? Once there, what are the issues to face? If you've ever asked these questions, you might be interested in this new book by James M.
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Wanted: Information Specialists for Search Management Roles - CMSWire

Wanted: Information Specialists for Search Management Roles - CMSWire | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
Wanted: Information Specialists for Search Management Roles CMSWire With the closure of most corporate libraries organizations are probably unaware of how many employees do have a background in library and information research but no longer have...
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Urlist

URList of essential technologies for special libraries, or really all libraries http://t.co/3bj5dJ9jzi #neblib2013 @BMaass97 @iena
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Competencies for Information Professionals of t...

Competencies for Information Professionals of t... | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
SLA members have explored and shared their vision of the competencies and skills required for specialized information management in many forums.
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Some Libraries Still Open Despite Shutdown - Special Libraries ...

Some Libraries Still Open Despite Shutdown - Special Libraries ... | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
Some Libraries Still Open Despite Shutdown. Some U.S. Government libraries and information centers are still operating even though most federal offices and functions are closed pending the approval of a budget for fiscal year 2014.
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A Tale of Two Libraries | Reinventing Libraries

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Little by little embracing reinvention. With limited space and limited staff resources, doing what I can.  Schools are slightly different (esp K-12) in the praticalities, but the philosophy should be the same. To collaborate, to explore, to identify the new limits. First small step? Cancelling subs to newspapers nobody (except one library staffer) was reading, that were costing $35 per week.  Bringing in magazines that students are asking for, at a cost of about $60 per month - cheaper and more relevant - what more could I ask? Of course it's the thin end of a very BIG wedge, but one has to start somewhere!

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The Adventures of Library Girl: A New Adventure Begins | Some Lessons From The Road

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Promoting Dusty Collections in our Libraries

Promoting Dusty Collections in our Libraries | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
Apologies, it has been a few weeks since my last post. Life demanded 100%
of my attention and left me no time to write in this space.

Before I went on school holidays there was a bit of discussion about how to
promote teacher references (TR) on my local teacher librarian listserv. I
know that in my school library we have spent quite a bit of time and money
in developing a good TR collection and due to space restrictions it is
housed in our library storeroom. Sadly, it is rarely looked at and is
continuing to collect dust. What a waste! From the lively discussion on the
listserv, it looks like my school library is not the only one experiencing
this issue.

The following were excellent suggestions made by my colleagues (in
particular a shout-out goes to Barbara Combes for her suggestions) about
how to promote the TR collection:

* It is important to weed this collection and keep it relevant to the
new curricula.
* Have a rotating display in the staff room. To prevent losing
resources you could photocopy the covers with brief comments
describing the resource and which subjects it would benefit.
*  Send out regular emails to staff targeting select resources to
certain learning areas, with an image of the book cover and a brief
review.
*  You could even be cheeky and place advertisements for select
resources that would be interesting for staff in their toilets.
*  If you have your own library website, promote the resources in a
staff reads section.
* Some libraries have removed the resources from their collection and
donated them to individual learning areas for their own collection.
This is a controversial but common practice in school libraries.

Overarching all this is the importance for your library to have a
collection development policy, which you can refer to in regards to
purchasing resources and weeding. If you don’t have one yet, you can use
the ALIA guidelines to write one.

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How to Be a Better Online Reader

How to Be a Better Online Reader | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
The shift from print to digital texts may have deeper repercussions for reading and comprehension.

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A Great Guide to Developing Critical Thinking through Web Research Skills eBook ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Guide to Developing Critical Thinking through Web Research Skills eBook ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Special Libraries | Scoop.it

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Discovery: Beyond the Single Search Box #il2013 #internetlibrarian ...

Discovery: Beyond the Single Search Box #il2013 #internetlibrarian ... | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
Question about special (corporate) libraries: They often have proprietary, in-house reports that are not public. Vendors say they can restrict availability to certain users by IP address. Sites (e.g. Google) want to know who you ...
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Information Management Pros Don't Get Enough Respect, Report Finds - CMSWire

Information Management Pros Don't Get Enough Respect, Report Finds - CMSWire | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
Information Management Pros Don't Get Enough Respect, Report Finds CMSWire “The Evolving Value of Information Management” report was commissioned by the Financial Times and the Special Libraries Association to look at the “evolving value” of...
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Tech Opportunities in Small Law Libraries | David Whelan ...

Tech Opportunities in Small Law Libraries | David Whelan ... | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
In other words, how does a solo or one person library serving a membership association-like audience, with limited time and money, take advantage of new technology? I decided to focus on two trends: cloud computing and ...
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Sept.-Oct. Information Outlook: Creating Value through Research ...

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... Caucus Leadership · Committees & Councils · Partner with SLA · Advertise · Exhibit · Sponsor · Shop · Information Outlook · Salary Survey · Cart · Contact Us · Directories · Site Map. ©2013 Special Libraries Association.
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Lifecycle Librarianship

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Can't recommend this article enough: Lifecycle Librarianship @LibraryJournal What makes MLIS special? Library. http://t.co/iqprAFfXGU
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BeanWorks » Automation and small libraries – first look

If you asked on the Koha mailing list, I'm sure you could find people who can talk about using Koha for their ILS in their one-person library with little more than a piece of twine, a wooden nickel, and a dented spoon for ...
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The Editor at Large > Special library houses thousands of historical design books

The Editor at Large > Special library houses thousands of historical design books | Special Libraries | Scoop.it
Here, @AphroChic, is the lovely article on @EditorAtLarge from earlier this year, about the @furnlibrary: http://t.co/C92qTMieeQ || #HPmkt
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Blogadillo » Blog Archive » Government Shutdown Impact on Libraries

We have some great books – You an borrow them for #free. ow.ly/pGroj Check out the Lending Library. 18 mins ago; Interested in past #nobelprize winners? Check out Profiles in Science for digitized materials from some of ...
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