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End of year lists: gorgeous library lists

End of year lists:  gorgeous library lists | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
The end of the year seems to bring out journalists' list making tendencies. Our web feeds have been filled lately with Top 10 this and  Best of...that.  We think there are enough lists out there so...
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List about beautiful and spectacular libraries!

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Things You Should Know About Being an Archivist

Things You Should Know About Being an Archivist | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

1) You will have to deal with people. 

2) You will develop relationships with people you have never met. Probably people long deceased. 

3) You will likely end up with an abundance of self-taught, pseudo-IT knowledge. 

4) Paper is heavy.

5) You will get dirty.

6) You will have to explain what you do over and over again. 

7) Parents will expect you to do their kid’s homework.

8) You will tease people about erasing them from the historical record when they piss you off.

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Great list by Stephanie from Playfully Tacky

 

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The Ultimate Who-To-Follow Guide for Tweeting Librarians, Info Pros, and Educators - Ellyssa Kroski, OEDB.org

The Ultimate Who-To-Follow Guide for Tweeting Librarians, Info Pros, and Educators - Ellyssa Kroski, OEDB.org | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Wondering about who you should be following on Twitter to keep up with the steady stream of updates in Libraryland?  Well, here’s a list of lists!

This quick guide will give you 30 great lists of librarians, instructors, and information professionals that you’ll want to follow on Twitter as well as tweeting authors’ accounts and people and publications to follow to gain tech insights.  Check out each of these and start subscribing!!

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Fantastic list!!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 5, 2013 1:21 PM

Great list!

Natural Health Library's curator insight, October 8, 2013 3:48 AM

So much happening on Twitter in regards to libraries and innovation. Follow this list to be in the thick of it! R

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Resources on Open Access in Canada

Posted by John Dupuis:

"For various reasons, I’ve been collecting some resources around open access, open data and scientific and technological innovation Canada. Since they might be more broadly useful that to just me, I thought I’d share them."

 

- The Open Access Directory: http://oad.simmons.edu/oadwiki/Main_Page

- Government of Canada (General)

- Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council

- Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council

- Canadian Institutes of Health Research

- Canadian Institutes of Health Research

- Canadian Research Knowledge Network

- Canadian Library Association

- Federation for the Humanities & Social Sciences

- Institutional Open Access Policies & Mandates (likely incomplete)

- Institutional Open Access Author Funds/Institutional Memberships (likely incomplete)

- Institutional & Disciplinary Repositories (likely incomplete)

- Open Data

- Innovation/R&D Funding in Canada

- Science-Related Documents – Other Political Parties (NDP, Liberals, Greens)

- Science-Related Documents – 2011 Federal Election

- Selected various statements, blog posts, journal articles, etc.

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A very extensive list! 

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Cybraryman Library and Librarian blogs - list

Cybraryman Library and Librarian blogs - list | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
MT @cybraryman1 My collection of Librarian Blogs are here: http://t.co/qyTnRtHYhA lot of TL Super Stars there #txlchat thanks @cybraryman1

 

"The internet catalogue for students, teachers, administrators & parents.
Over 20,000 relevant links personally selected by an educator/author with over 30 years of experience."

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A collection of library and librarian blogs! 

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Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Librarians | The Search Principle - by Dean Giustini

Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Librarians | The Search Principle - by Dean Giustini | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
» Top Ten (10) Social Media Competencies for Librarians The Search Principle blog http://t.co/53IgPnOp...
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Quote: “Keep up with the literacies [of social media]…not the technologies”.
Howard Rheingold (2008)


[...] top competencies needed to become a social media-literate librarian." > Very valuable!

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25 Libraries To Follow on Pinterest | iLibrarian

25 Libraries To Follow on Pinterest | iLibrarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
The folks here at OEDb have put together a stellar list of 25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest.

http://oedb.org/library/beginning-online-learning/25-libraries-we-most-love-on-pinterest

 

 

This is a great source of inspiration for libraries and organizations wondering how best to leverage this wildly popular social media site.

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10 Must-Read Books about Libraries & Librarians, by Simon McDonald

10 Must-Read Books about Libraries & Librarians, by Simon McDonald | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager | simon@thereadingroom.com

"In the words of Jamie Ford in his novel The Songs of Willow Frost, libraries are “like a candy store where everything is free.” These 10 books will remind you of why libraries are such special places."

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Archives and archivists on Tumblr, compiled by Rebecca Hopman

Archives and archivists on Tumblr, compiled by Rebecca Hopman | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"This is a list of archives and archivists on Tumblr. Make sure to also check out thelifeguardlibrarian's list of libraries and librarians and museumnerd's list of museums. Send me a note in my “Ask” box if you’d like to be added."


Archives, Special Collections, & Archives Groups


See here: http://ex-tabulis.tumblr.com/archivists

 

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Libraries and Makers Resources, by Mara Siegel

by Mara Siegel

"A document collecting resources on libraries and makers, including books, guides, websites, and links to the ALA TechSource Webinar Series."


This work is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License

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List of books, guides, magazines, websites, etc. 

Great resource!

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Google Reader Alternatives: Which One Is Best For You? 30 Tools To Choose From

Google Reader Alternatives: Which One Is Best For You? 30 Tools To Choose From | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

 

 


Via Robin Good
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Google Reader alternatives suggested by Robin Good! Great list!

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Gerda van Doorn's comment, May 5, 2013 4:01 AM
Another possibility is Symbaloo, great for categorising.
Gianluigi Spagnoli's comment, May 6, 2013 3:39 AM
Tnx for the suggestion.
Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:10 AM

sooo many choices..

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RUSA reveals 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List: Reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries | American Libraries Magazine

RUSA reveals 2013 Outstanding Reference Sources List: Reference publications for small and medium-sized public and academic libraries | American Libraries Magazine | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

SEATTLE - The most noteworthy reference titles published in 2012 have been named to the 2013 Outstanding References Sources List, an annual handpicked list from the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of ALA.


The 2013 winners are:

Biotechnology: In Context, edited by Brenda Wilmoth Lerner & K. Lee Lerner, Gale CengageDictionary of African Biography, edited by Emmanuel K Akyeampong and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Oxford University PressEncyclopedia of Housing, Second Edition, edited by Andrew T. Carswell, Sage PublicationsEncyclopedia of Peace Psychology, edited by Daniel J. Christie, Wiley-BlackwellEncyclopedia of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Guide, edited by Charles R. Figley, Sage PublicationsEnslaved Women In America: An Encyclopedia, edited by Daina Ramey Berry and Deleso A. Alford, GreenwoodJapanese Philosophy: A Source Book, edited by James W. Heisig, et al, University of Hawaii PressLiterature of War, edited by Thomas Riggs, St. James Press/Gale CengagePresidents and Black America: A Documentary History, by Stephen A. Jones and Eric Freedman, Sage/CQ PressTypography Referenced: A Comprehensive Visual Guide to the Language, History, and Practice of Typography, edited by Allan Haley et al, Rockport PublishersWomen in American Politics: History and Milestones, by Doris Weatherford, Sage/CQ Press



Contact: Elizabeth Markel
RUSA, Conference Services (cs), Membership (mbrshp)

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Worth to look at when in a small and medium-sized public & academic library.

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