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The many roles of the 21st century library (infographic)

The many roles of the 21st century library (infographic) | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
21st century creates for libraries more possibilities than ever before. Librarians from California State Library have developed a smart infographic that in a…
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Employment Trends in Public Libraries

Employment Trends in Public Libraries | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
With a recent Forbes article citing Library and Information Science as the third worst master’s degree for today’s professionals, the thought of breaking into a library career or even changing jobs...

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Inside the Bodleian: Building a 21st Century Library

A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of Oxford's vast main library, the Bodleian, and how its staff are working to make this ancient in...
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Go Mobile with Your Library's Adult Programming | TechSoup for ...

Go Mobile with Your Library's Adult Programming | TechSoup for ... | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Got a bunch of mobile devices sitting around at your library, but not sure what to do with them? We've got some ideas for you! In last week's webinar, Adult Library Programs Gone Mobile, we invited librarians Ann Awakuni and ...
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Actually, Teens Love Print Books, Libraries, And Bookstores

Actually, Teens Love Print Books, Libraries, And Bookstores | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Word of mouth is extremely important; social media, not so much.

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Libraries without physical books find a niche in San Antonio - Washington Post (blog)

Libraries without physical books find a niche in San Antonio - Washington Post (blog) | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
It will be located in a housing project to get technology in the hands of the disadvantaged.
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New YWCA library gives children greater access to books - Bloomington Pantagraph

New YWCA library gives children greater access to books - Bloomington Pantagraph | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
BLOOMINGTON — Where some might have seen an empty room, Rachel Howard and Kate Owens saw a new world. That new world opened Tuesday, with help from "Goodnight Moon" and
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The great British library betrayal: Closures have brought national network to brink of ‘absolute disaster’, reveals official inquiry

The great British library betrayal: Closures have brought national network to brink of ‘absolute disaster’, reveals official inquiry | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Library services are on the brink of disaster and can only be saved if they become more like coffee shops with wi-fi, sofas and hot drinks, a report will recommend on Thursday.

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britishroses's curator insight, December 17, 2014 4:21 PM

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Orange library embraces new 'beam' technology to help customers

Orange library embraces new 'beam' technology to help customers | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Wander into the Orange County library's downtown branch, and a welcome message appears on the screen of your smart phone. Head to the DVD section, and a message touts the latest releases. Near the bookstore, the screen reads "Bargains abound!

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Oakland Park Library infested by bedbugs - Sun Sentinel

Oakland Park Library infested by bedbugs - Sun Sentinel | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
You don't need a bed to have a bedbug problem.
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Library debuts guitar-lending program - The Newark Advocate

Library debuts guitar-lending program - The Newark Advocate | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
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Library debuts guitar-lending program
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Barbary Sanderson, teen services assistant at the Licking County Library, holds one of the many guitars available in the library's new guitar-lending program.
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New York City libraries soon will let patrons ‘check out the Internet’

New York City libraries soon will let patrons ‘check out the Internet’ | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
With a million dollars in Google funding, the city's three library systems plan to offer locals some 10,000 mobile hotspots.
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With no Internet at home, kids crowd libraries for online homework - News & Observer

Read stories, articles and news on Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Wake County, Durham County, Orange County, Chatham County, Johnston County, Research Triangle and North Carolina crime, communities, education, environment, government,...
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New York City Putting Libraries In Homeless Shelters To Make Sure That Homeless Children Have Access To Books

New York City Putting Libraries In Homeless Shelters To Make Sure That Homeless Children Have Access To Books | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
It’s a well established fact that reading is good for kids, but lots of kids don’t have consistent access to books outside of school. That’s why it’s fantastic that New York City will soon be adding thousands of books to homeless shelters to help benefit children and families. All kids deserve

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, April 6, 7:30 PM

With twenty shelter libraries, NYC estimates it will benefit more than four thousand of the estimated twenty-five thousand children who sleep with their families every night in the city's homeless shelters.

Nancy Schott-Mensh's curator insight, April 9, 12:58 PM

Putting children's libraries in NYC homeless shelters will help the approximately 25,000 children who sleep in NYC shelters every night and their families!

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Why librarians (and therefore libraries) will always be better than Wikipedia, by Kimberly Matthews

Why librarians (and therefore libraries) will always be better than Wikipedia, by Kimberly Matthews | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it

"As librarians we protect our services, collections, and patrons from censorship and bias. Simply put- We do not allow it. From too much left or right wing material to too much sci-fi or mystery. At our core we begin from a place of balance, equality, representation, and non-censorship.  This is one of librarianship’s inherent characteristics that draw people to join the profession.

Interestingly I found this today:

Wikipedia Countering Systemic Bias Project

The Wikipedia project suffers systemic bias that naturally grows from its contributors’ demographic groups, manifesting an imbalanced coverage of a subject, thereby discriminating against the less represented demographic groups. …
This project aims to control and (possibly) eliminate the cultural perspective gaps made by the systemic bias, consciously focusing upon subjects and points of view neglected by the encyclopedia as a whole."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 13, 8:45 AM

Librarian's worth!

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Mr Ginger: How To Take Care Of Library Books

Mr. Ginger has just gotten a library book from the library and he is sooooo excited. Watch and laugh as he learns to properly take care of his book! *Please ...
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Librarian in Training: The MOOC Library Degree

Librarian in Training: The MOOC Library Degree | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it

I'm a fan of continuing professional education (hence the title of this blog!) and I often look to courses to fill gaps in my knowledge or give me a taste of something new. MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) are one way to take courses that fit around my normal work schedule and in the past I've been something of a MOOC addict. Although they do have their downsides I think they also have many benefits if both the institution and the participant are prepared to put in the commitment needed.


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Columbiana public library offers more than books - WFMJ

Columbiana public library offers more than books - WFMJ | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Libraries offer a lot more than just things to read. These days they have to.
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Mucking Around in the Questions: Libraries and Critical Literacy

Mucking Around in the Questions:  Libraries and Critical Literacy | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
"Teacher librarians have tremendous opportunity to enhance student understanding and engagement with the cacophony of languages, discourses and cultures that are clashing and merging in new communi...

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Most Interesting Libraries of the World

Most Interesting Libraries of the World | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Picture gallery for the most interesting library and libraries of the world.
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Libraries need to decide their future before someone else does...!

Libraries need to decide their future before someone else does...! | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
I was forwarded a very interesting article the other day. "Clash in the Stacks" by Carl Straumshein on Inside Higher Ed. Several library directors at liberal arts institutions have lost their jobs ...
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Rethinking the library proves a divisive topic at many liberal arts institutions - Inside Higher Ed

Rethinking the library proves a divisive topic at many liberal arts institutions - Inside Higher Ed | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
Rethinking the library proves a divisive topic at many liberal arts institutions Inside Higher Ed Several library directors at liberal arts institutions have lost their jobs as they clash with faculty and administrators over how much -- and how...
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Overdue book returned to library in Washington state, 65 years late

(Reuters) - An overdue copy of Gone with the Wind has been returned to a high school library in Washington state, 65 years past its due date, and the grateful school said on Tuesday it was waiving late...
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Watch the Beautiful First Trailer for 'The Little Prince'

Watch the Beautiful First Trailer for 'The Little Prince' | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
One of the most beloved stories in the world looks just as lovely on screen.
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Vital Community Hubs, Libraries Toil Underfunded - Gotham Gazette

Vital Community Hubs, Libraries Toil Underfunded - Gotham Gazette | The Library Scoop | Scoop.it
The Brooklyn Public Library (photo: gig_nyc via flickr)

NEW YORK—As digital technology began to expand at the turn of the century, it seemed public libraries would go the way of the bookstore.
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