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Infographic: A Librarian’s Worth Around the World | Masters in Education.org

Forget about that image of librarians as mousy book worms. More and more of today's librarians are high-tech information sleuths.

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Librarians do many varied and wonderful things, here is just a selection.
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School Librarians In California Under Siege

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Jeffus pointed to a paper published in 2008 by a University of North Texas researcher who found a correlation between California schools with devoted librarians and students with higher test scores. The study controlled for some income-related factors, including the level of education of the students’ parents and the proportion of students receiving free and reduced-price lunch. The strongest pattern was found in high school students, where higher test scores correlated with the extent of the library services offered.
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Anatomy of a Librarian [Infographic] | Tech the Plunge

Anatomy of a Librarian [Infographic] | Tech the Plunge | The value of librarians | Scoop.it
Some of my favorite people are librarians!
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Rachel McGuinness's comment, November 27, 2011 8:41 AM
I absolutely love these infographics. They put a different slant on librarians and demonstrate what they do in an interesting way. Really liked the left side vs the right side of the brain diagram!
Llandrillo Library's curator insight, August 20, 2013 4:48 AM

Good example of how to present research findings in an infographic

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Best Acknowledgments of 2011 — Library Journal Reviews

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In this book, which is among our best of 2011, Ms. Foreman personally names and thanks over 200 library, archives, and special collections staff members from around the world who helped her and her assistants with access to materials over the course of several years.

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Public library in New York is getting a hacker lab

Public library in New York is getting a hacker lab | The value of librarians | Scoop.it
Librarian Lauren Smedley has a broad vision of what public libraries can be to their patrons, and she's putting that vision to the test with changes at her own, the Fayetteville Free Library in central New York. The library — which is fittingly housed in a former furniture factory — is getting a Fab Lab to encourage makers and hackers, and will include equipment such as a MakerBot, a CNC router, and a laser cutter.
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U.S. public libraries: We lose them at our peril

U.S. public libraries: We lose them at our peril | The value of librarians | Scoop.it
While they help us get online, employed and informed, librarians don't try to sell us anything. Nor do they turn around and broadcast our problems, send us spam or keep a record of our interests and needs, because no matter how savvy this profession is at navigating the online world, it clings to that old-fashioned value, privacy. (A profession dedicated to privacy in charge of our public computers? That's brilliant.)
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Why life as a librarian can be an open book | Graduate Career News | Graduatecareer

Why life as a librarian can be an open book | Graduate Career News | Graduatecareer | The value of librarians | Scoop.it
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Infographic: A Librarian’s Worth Around the World | Masters in Education.org

Forget about that image of librarians as mousy book worms. More and more of today's librarians are high-tech information sleuths.

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Learn Something New - librarian - ABC Queensland - Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Guess Terri wanted to be when she grew up ? A librarian - the subject of Today's Learn Something New.
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In Praise of Librarians and Archivists (by Mark Cheathem) | Readex Blog

So, for all of you librarians and archivists who have helped me and others over the years, thank you. You do not get enough credit (or pay) for what you do.

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Library Budget Cuts Threaten Community Services Across Country

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The modern librarian is a social networking guru as well as a research specialist. Like many of us, they've grown up with Google and Wikipedia and every blog and online journal in existence, so they know how to navigate the online world, while also providing the services the library has always offered.
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