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Visions: The Academic Library in 2012

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The future of the academic library is a topic of continuing concern for the profession, but usually the boundaries of projected visions are set firmly in the issues and debates of the day. What means might be found to break open those constraints and encourage visions projected further into the future?

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Is there an international framework to measure Information Literacy ...

UNESCO, through its Information for All Programme (IFAP), decided to engage in the development of an international framework for measuring information literacy in order to demonstrate achievements at both international ...
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Library Link: Redefining the Academic Library | Learning at the Library

Library Link: Redefining the Academic Library | Learning at the Library | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Since the rise of the web, the future of the library has been in debate. Recently, the popularity of e-books and online access to research materials have been drawing attention and causing some uneasiness among publishers, libraries, and professionals of all sorts that use or are employed by them....The report has a handy list of its top findings, most of which will come as no major surprise to practicing academic librarians who keep an eye on trends."

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Information Literacy Website » Blog Archive » LILAC 2012 bookings ...

This website has been designed and developed by information professionals from key UK organisations actively involved in the field of information literacy.  The site supports practitioners by providing news, case studies, examples of best practice and freely available tool kits,  to provide a practical resource that information professionals regularly visit to discover the latest developments in information literacy.

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Readers’ Choice: 20 More Beautiful College Libraries From Around the World « Flavorwire

Readers’ Choice: 20 More Beautiful College Libraries From Around the World « Flavorwire | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

Here's a list of 20 more beautiful college and university libraries in the world, added to the original list of 25 selected from Portugal to France to Boston.  Check out the original list too here: http://flavorwire.com/240819/the-25-most-beautiful-college-libraries-in-the-world#1

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The Demise of the Public Library

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Some call the move to soon close 10 percent of public libraries in Britain an austerity measure, others a transformation project. Really it's a crisis.
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Master Scholarships in Lifelong Learning (MALLL), Erasmus Mundus, Europe

The European Masters in Lifelong Learning: Policy and Management (MALLL) is a multi-site two-year programme, which was established in 2006 under the Erasmus Mundus Scheme.
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One Librarian’s Resolution for 2012: Battle the Stereotypes

One Librarian’s Resolution for 2012: Battle the Stereotypes | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

"Librarianship is an odd paradigm. We are at once expected to be both generalists and specialists, knowing something about nearly everything imaginable, and knowing a great deal about a particular topic of interest when people ask us for detailed information. Certainly, we learn and practice skills to help in that regard (yet another reason why you need a master’s degree to be a librarian), but even with experience, it’s not always easy."

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Academic Libraries Should Consider a Strategic Approach to Promotion and Marketing of e-Books

Academic Libraries Should Consider a Strategic Approach to Promotion and Marketing of e-Books | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

The main objectives of this study were the following:

1) To determine the existence of a formal promotion or marketing strategic plan for e-books in academic libraries.
2) To identify the marketing and promotion tools being used for e-book marketing.
3) To understand the role of faculty in promoting e-books.
4) To explore the issues and challenges that the libraries are facing in promoting e-books.
5) To investigate the future plans for the promotion of e-books.

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Lifelong Learning Education

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Lifelong learning education is a great way to stay mentally active, for retirees and seniors. Futureyears offers complete information on lifelong learning educational opportunities. (#Age doesn't stop you from learning!
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Digital Library of the Week | I Love Libraries « The Three R's Blog

Digital Library of the Week | I Love Libraries « The Three R's Blog | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
Each week in their emailing, “I Love Libraries” (an American Library Association initiative) includes a link to a new digital library collection, usually tied to an historical center or university collection.
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Musings about librarianship: Aggregating sources for academic research in a web 2.0 world

Musings about librarianship: Aggregating sources for academic research in a web 2.0 world | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it

"In this rather long post, I will talk about the different sources one could add to stay on top of one's research area. These include RSS feeds from traditional databases (citation alerts, table of contents of favourite journals), library opac feeds of searches and new additions, book vendor sites (e.g Amazon) book sharing sites (e.g LibraryThing), social bookmarking sites both generic (e.g. Delicious) and research 2.0 sites (e.g. citeulike), Google alerts and more..."

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Are libraries a priority in a downturn? - BBC News

Are libraries a priority in a downturn? - BBC News | The Future Librarian | Scoop.it
BBC NewsAre libraries a priority in a downturn?BBC NewsA perhaps unexpected flashpoint for council taxpayers and local authorities has been over library services.
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