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Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group

Top Five Skills Required for Librarians Today & Tomorrow I LAC Group | Librarianship | Scoop.it

Because today’s librarians must be experts in dealing with both physical and digital information, we have identified the Top 5 skills every librarian must have, or develop, in order to succeed now and into the future.


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Grisell Rodriguez's curator insight, September 27, 2013 5:16 PM

yes ''collaborating more actively'' and definitely ''information curation'' because more and more ''volume nd variety of informtion expands'' 

Галина Егорова's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:10 AM
5 НАВЫКОВ, НЕОБХОДИМЫХ ДЛЯ БИБЛИОТЕКАРЕЙ СЕГОДНЯ И ЗАВТРА
Connie Wise's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:43 PM

Librarians who adopt these skills will revitalize their careers, increase the visibility and viability of their profession, and become valued as the important information management professionals they are.

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A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources | Librarianship | Scoop.it

Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more. Here are some excellent resources for anyone thinking about setting up a makerspace in their organization.


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Next Generation Ebook Distribution Platform - Booktrade.info

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"Your eBooks in all the biggest online stores in just 3 clicks! Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, Waterstones and more!
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A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library

A Makerspace Takes Over A Local Library | Librarianship | Scoop.it

"Makerspaces just might take over libraries. School of Information Studies professor Dave Lankes seems to think so. In his presentation to New York State librarians earlier this month, he asked the roomful of librarians to imagine libraries as places for people to learn and create, not consume and check out. In another talk he gave in October, he declared, 'What will kill our profession is not ebooks, Amazon, or Google, but a lack of imagination.'"


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Give Them What They Want | The User Experience - Library Journal

Give Them What They Want | The User Experience - Library Journal | Librarianship | Scoop.it
This thought experiment gives us some perspective about the things library websites should be focusing on—the critical tasks users are trying to accomplish. It also offers perspective on the aspects of our websites that are ...
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Paper vs digital reading is an exhausted debate - The Guardian (blog)

Paper vs digital reading is an exhausted debate - The Guardian (blog) | Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Paper vs digital reading is an exhausted debate
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There are fewer and fewer venues where digital technology has made no impact – and where there's a digital device, there are ebooks, at least in potential.
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New Jersey Librarians Get $116,000 in Makerspace Grants - The Digital Shift

New Jersey Librarians Get $116,000 in Makerspace Grants - The Digital Shift | Librarianship | Scoop.it
Fifteen New Jersey libraries—including public, school, and academic institutions—have received funds from a New Jersey Library Makerspace grant initiative making way for libraries to become a hotbed of community skill building and personal...
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10 Distinctive American Libraries That Give Books A Good Home

10 Distinctive American Libraries That Give Books A Good Home | Librarianship | Scoop.it
Hey, let's all take a quick minute right now to acknowledge those brilliant beacons of books—free books, for goodness sake!—that dot towns across the country. The Public Library, a new hardback by photographer Robert ...
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5 Sites With Truly Free eBooks - The Digital Reader

Free ebook sites are so common now that they are not just a dime a dozen, they're a dime a gross. All of the major ebook stores have free ebooks, and you can find even more free (and legal) sites with a simple Google search ...
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