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The Blended Business Librarian: Technology Skills in Academic Business Librarian Job Advertisements

The Blended Business Librarian: Technology Skills in Academic Business Librarian Job Advertisements | Librarianship | Scoop.it
(2013). The Blended Business Librarian: Technology Skills in Academic Business Librarian Job Advertisements. Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship: Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 119-128.

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Facebook snoopers and the rise of the social network Stasi - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Facebook snoopers and the rise of the social network Stasi - Telegraph.co.uk (blog) | Librarianship | Scoop.it
Facebook snoopers and the rise of the social network StasiTelegraph.co.uk (blog)Here's a thought for Social Media Week: Social networking has fostered a culture where users effectively inform on themselves.

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The Most Playful Libraries in the World

The Most Playful Libraries in the World | Librarianship | Scoop.it
We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:31 PM

If you are looking to do a renovation, there are so many beautiful ideas!!!

 

wildswans's curator insight, May 5, 2013 12:03 AM

Such wonderful ideas and sometimes all it takes is a few more curves and yet I find myself wondering, where is the balance between spaces carved out for physical play and those for imaginative play (in between the covers of a book). How do we divide the spaces such that children who want to play can play and others who want a place to hide and read can cuddle up in a cosy corner.

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CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers

CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers | Librarianship | Scoop.it
Nine universities are testing technology that allows them to track their students’ progress with digital textbooks.

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Information Literacy Weblog: Designing innovative online tutorials for PhD students in France

Information Literacy Weblog: Designing innovative online tutorials for PhD students in France | Librarianship | Scoop.it

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The Joy of Reading

The Joy of Reading | Librarianship | Scoop.it
Just fun stuff about how much fun it is to read.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, April 9, 2013 1:39 PM

Oh, my!  I could spend hours browsing here!  Great stuff for displays.

Farm At Weathers Creek's curator insight, April 10, 2013 9:32 PM

and others who believe in lifelong learning.

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Taking it to Twitter: Librarians Debate the Demise of Dewey | School Library Journal

Taking it to Twitter: Librarians Debate the Demise of Dewey | School Library Journal | Librarianship | Scoop.it

Twitter chat about ditching Dewey.


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Jodie Wilson's curator insight, July 24, 2014 11:14 PM

A worthwhile read!

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Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement

Pennsylvania Study Concludes School Librarians Boost Student Achievement | Librarianship | Scoop.it

The Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (PSLA), Education Law Center (ELC) and Health Sciences Library Consortium were awarded a National Leadership research grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for this study. By analyzing the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), which measures reading, writing, math, and science achievement for schoolchildren, this study determined that “reading and writing scores are better for students who have a full-time certified librarian than those who don’t.”


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 29, 2013 4:26 PM

Advocate outside the education sector to get some attention.

 

It is this statement that alerts me to the need to do this ... "When the study initially began, researchers discovered that many lawmakers were ignorant to the struggles facing school libraries in that many did not know that schools were not required to have libraries, while others were unaware of how quickly school library programs were being cut."

Dennis T OConnor's comment, April 30, 2013 3:21 PM
Those interested in research that PROVES the power of a professionally staffed library media center should go to Kiety Curry Lance's website. His decade long studies are the strongest research I know of that look into the effectiveness of library media specialists. http://keithcurrylance.com/
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 30, 2013 3:23 PM

I"m surprised research is still being done on this topic.  For my money, Kieth Curry Lance proved the point sometime ago: http://keithcurrylance.com/

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Hudson, Litchfield, Lyndeborough libraries embrace open-source software

Hudson, Litchfield, Lyndeborough libraries embrace open-source software | Librarianship | Scoop.it

By David Brooks:

Why would your local library, a symbol of print-on-paper respectability, embrace open-source software, a symbol of the digital world’s most anti-establishment streak?

Money, mostly. Open-source software, which can be used and tweaked by anybody and which carries no corporate charges, is reasonably close to being free.

But that’s the only reason, say some area librarians who are about to switch circulation, acquisitions, Web development, and other functions to one of two major open-source systems for libraries, called Evergreen and Koha.

“With proprietary (software), if you want an enhancement, a new feature, you’ll have to wait until demand builds for it. With Evergreen and Koha, you have access to a developer network worldwide that can work on it,” said Charlie Matthews, director of the Rodgers Library in Hudson. It is about to switch to Evergreen, originally developed for the Georgia state library system.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:27 AM

Open-source  > it makes sense!

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TechCrunch | How Google+ Can Win: Make Publishing Universal

TechCrunch | How Google+ Can Win: Make Publishing Universal | Librarianship | Scoop.it
Larry Page recently announced that he is quite thrilled with Google+’s explosive growth -- with 90 million registered accounts and 80% of the people engaging on a weekly basis across all Google properties.

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Web2MARC/DL2SL: Making our OPACs more gracious hosts

Web2MARC/DL2SL: Making our OPACs more gracious hosts | Librarianship | Scoop.it

Leverage your OPAC. Joyce Valenza stated, "I now consider digital resources–OER, images, videos, audio files, slideshows, documents, ebooks, maps, art, student work, data sets, interactivities, simulations, and especially the elements of the world’s richest museums and archives–intrinsic parts of my collection."


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:26 PM

Take what you have built up over the years, i.e. the collection you have curated and provided access to via your OPAC, and add in connections to the wide range of open access resources that will support the knowledge building of students in your school community.

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Internet Search Challenge: Searching isn't as hard as Thinking.

Internet Search Challenge: Searching isn't as hard as Thinking. | Librarianship | Scoop.it

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Library Staff's curator insight, April 29, 2013 9:56 PM

The problem with Total Google Reliance. Asking the right questions means thinking is not bypassed.

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Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map.

Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus - An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map. | Librarianship | Scoop.it
An online thesaurus and dictionary of over 145,000 words that you explore using an interactive map. It's a tool for people who think visually. The most fun you've ever had with words.

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Educational Leadership:The Principalship:Eight Ways to Model Technology Use

Educational Leadership:The Principalship:Eight Ways to Model Technology Use | Librarianship | Scoop.it

Eight Ways to Model Technology Use One way school leaders can ensure technology gets into classrooms is to show how they use it themselves.


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Allan Shaw's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:55 AM
People copy what they see and experience better than implement advice they hear.
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Silence is not so golden in the modern library

Silence is not so golden in the modern library | Librarianship | Scoop.it

Silence is not so golden in the modern library...

 

Librarians no longer expect or want libraries to be places of quiet solitude. Rather than walking around saying ''shhh'' and waving their steel rulers to enforce silence, he said contemporary librarians understand that ''using information, learning and reading are not just solitary activities''.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, April 30, 2013 5:28 AM

Of course! Just a great reminder!

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EFF Fights to Protect Electronic Reserves at College Libraries

EFF Fights to Protect Electronic Reserves at College Libraries | Librarianship | Scoop.it
When college professors want students to read a small part of a book, they put that book on reserve at the library, so everyone can get access to the bit of information they need without having to buy the entire expensive work.

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NELLCO's curator insight, April 26, 2013 9:15 AM

Ongoing fair use fight.

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In the Stacks: First Visit to The New Digital Library of America - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

In the Stacks: First Visit to The New Digital Library of America - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog) | Librarianship | Scoop.it
In the Stacks: First Visit to The New Digital Library of America
Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
In the this installment of In the Stacks we visit the newly launched and much anticipated Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).
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Embedded Librarianship: Physical Worlds & Virtual Worlds

Embedded Librarianship:Physical Worlds & Virtual WorldsValerie Hill, PhDLewisville ISD School LibrarianTWU Adjunct InstructorVirtual World Librarian@valibra (Embedded Librarianship: Physical Worlds & Virtual Worlds: Embedded...

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