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9 Very Specific Rules From Real Libraries

9 Very Specific Rules From Real Libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

John Brandon:

We've all seen signs banning cell phones, food, and drinks. But these rules cover issues that might not be common to all libraries.

Read the full text here: http://mentalfloss.com/article/48843/9-very-specific-rules-real-libraries#ixzz2KZVSuvfm ;
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Some signs seen in libraries that are not that common! 

 

 

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Literacy group adopts a lighter Facebook tone, and responses soar

Literacy group adopts a lighter Facebook tone, and responses soar | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

ABC Life Literacy Canada saw its Facebook interactions increase by a factor of 50, just for shifting away from dry promotional material to lighter, more visual fare.

 

-Matt Wilson @ PR Daily


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If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video! | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Larry Ferlazzo:

Just in case you haven't seen this yet: RT @PrincipalBerry: If You Like Libraries, You’ll Love This Video!

 

Funny library montage from movies & TV shows

 

 

 

 

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Do You Want to be a Librarian? / 1948 YouTube video

Uploaded by RichmondTownLibrary: "This is an open access occupational film about the library profession, and becoming a librarian. It was shot in 1947, and I think it holds up quite well in the world of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0"

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What Archivists Do | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

What Archivists Do | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Collaboration by Marta Crilly, Nadia Dixon, and Marti Smallidge (What Archivists Do | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

 

(Archivist humour...)

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You know you are a 21st-century librarian when… - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

You know you are a 21st-century librarian when… - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

RT @jenniferlagarde: You know you are a 21st-century librarian when… http://t.co/rdoDA4VE #edtech #tlchat #edchat...

 

-You have to remind kindergarteners to turn off their smart phones before the story starts.

-You know what an IP number is but not an ISBN number.

-You have a student who does a better job troubleshooting the circulation system than the district technician.

-Your students think both The Princess and the Frog and Meet the Robinsons were written by Walt Disney.

-You know more librarians in Texas than you do in your home state because of your Personal Learning Network.

-The best way to remind a student about an overdue book through Facebook.

-You don’t talk in the teachers lounge about a project because it is not tied directly to a state test.

-When answering a reference question, you head to an Internet terminal.

-You’ve started dressing like your avatar.

-Kids look at you funny when you call it the “the card catalog.

-”You have more polo shirts with computer logos than you do book logos - and 25% of your wardrobe comes from vendor booths at conferences.

-Your students want to read the most popular YA lit on their phones.

-Your students show you how to get around the district Internet filter so you can teach a lesson.

-Your aid spends more time troubleshooting the network than reshelving books.

-You never see anyone copy out of the print encyclopedia anymore.

-Your index finger has a callous from tapping the interactive white board.

-You didn’t get your last grad class assignment turned in on time because the network was down.

-You’ve Googled the new teachers in your building - and all the kids have Googled you.

-You don’t remember the last time you’ve had to alphabetize something.

-You have all your passwords and PIN numbers are on your PDA - and you can’t remember the password for your PDA!

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