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Aren't Libraries Obsolete?

Aren't Libraries Obsolete? | Unplug | Scoop.it
Google and I began working together in September of 1998. As a newly minted librarian, I was enthralled with my new colleague, a precocious newborn. Its clean interface was so refreshing! As an infant, Google made my work life easier in so many ways, as it still does for all of us. Google hits milestone after developmental milestone, and our working relationship in the library continues to evolve. For the past 15-plus years, Google and I have had another workplace companion, however. This one is also a product of the digital world and is just as omnipresent as Google. Our stubborn associate’s most distinguishing feature is that it hasn’t changed much from its original incarnation. It remains The Question: “Aren’t libraries obsolete?” The American Library Association is still kicking, but
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According to Katrine Watkins, a school librarian in Pennsylvania, the digital world along with less financial support and cuts in education funding have "done serious harm to school library services" in PA and across the country.

 

But to the question: "Aren't libraries obsolete?" Her answer remains a resounding "No"! 

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Doug Unplugged: UNPLUG & READ Blog Tour

Doug Unplugged: UNPLUG & READ Blog Tour | Unplug | Scoop.it
Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino was of special interest to me due to the lengths we've gone to in the past few months to reduce Isabelle's media consumption.  As soon as I read it, I adored the sto...
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It's here, It's here shouted the tiny voice in the crowd, Screen Free Week is here. The crowd stopped in their tracks and in unison roared approval for this wondrous news. Screen Free Week is here, it's here.


Check out this little post for a chance to win a copy of Doug Unplugged and to learn more about Doug and Screen Free Week.

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Get Your Kids Inspired To Unplug For One Full Week

Get Your Kids Inspired To Unplug For One Full Week | Unplug | Scoop.it
"I spent my entire childhood unplugged," children's book author Dan Yaccarino says in this video from Random House Children's Books.


"The event is sponsored by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, an organization dedicated to exploring kids relationship with technology and helping parents make sure that it isn't the biggest part of their childhood."

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Getting your children to go a whole week unplugged is not nearly as scary as it may sound. You can trust that there are plenty of things to do to keep their fertile minds occupied.


So check out the rest of this story and jump on board and also check out iUnplug.com for to stay up on the unplugging news and events.

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