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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has taken a special look at readers between the ages of 16 and 29 because interest in them is especially high in the library world and the publishing world. This report examines how they encounter and consume books in different formats. It flows out of a larger effort to assess the reading habits of all Americans ages 16 and older as e-books change the reading landscape and the borrowing services of libraries


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Blog recommendation: New & Noteworthy Collections from UCI

Blog recommendation: New & Noteworthy Collections from UCI | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
As I was searching online I came across this blog from the Langson Library at the University of California, Irvine, and thought I’d share it as an interesting example of a blog specifically dedicat...
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Library as Place Preview

Library as Place Preview | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
Although I’ve already posted about a past visit to the Whitman College and Northwest Archives and some of the considerations impacting the design of the archival reading room, for the library as pl...
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Interview with Melissa Salrin, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Interview with Melissa Salrin, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
Melissa Salrin is the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at the Whitman College and Northwest Archives in Walla Walla, WA. She received her MA in history and her MLIS from the University o...
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From the archives: San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake

From the archives: San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
This video was making the rounds earlier this week, as April 18th was the 106th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake that hit the San Francisco area. My great-grandparents were living in Santa Rosa, ...
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When Life Is A Fog, Cling To The Lantern of Light

When Life Is A Fog, Cling To The Lantern of Light | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
I'm in a fog. And not just because I live in Portland. The future of my work in Africa, my writing career, vocation, my role as a husband - it's all steeped in mystery so thick and so dark it catches in my throat and unsteadies my breath.
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100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School

100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 4:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 5:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 1:22 PM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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Using apps to bring attention to libraries

Using apps to bring attention to libraries | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
For our project, the archives and special collections special interest group has decided to craft a proposal for a mobile application. This app, called Stack Tracks, will highlight libraries and pr...
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Library as Place: Penrose Memorial Library, Whitman College

Library as Place: Penrose Memorial Library, Whitman College | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
Founded in 1859, just 12 years after Marcus and Narcissa Whitman were killed at the mission they’d established near present-day Walla Walla, Washington, Whitman College’s early years were lean ones...
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Keeping sticky fingers out of the archives

Keeping sticky fingers out of the archives | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
The interview I conducted last week introduced me to a few aspects of archival and special collections librarianship that I hadn’t considered before. Although only a little part of the discussion m...
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Goodbye, shushing: Speaking with authority in the library

Goodbye, shushing: Speaking with authority in the library | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
According to Garrison (1972-3), librarianship lacks a key component of a profession: a clear-cut knowledge base. For example, Garrison points out, a person consults a doctor or a lawyer for his or ...
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In Life, Move Through the Fear Rather Than Around It

In Life, Move Through the Fear Rather Than Around It | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
Earlier today I spent an hour walking down a beach talking a friend down from his ledge. He was about to go through a frightening experience. He was going into a meeting in which a thousand things could go wrong.
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How an Invitation to Tea Curbed a Slew of Suicide Attempts

How an Invitation to Tea Curbed a Slew of Suicide Attempts | Libraries, books, and reading | Scoop.it
About 40 years ago, Don and his wife, Moya, bought a house overlooking Sydney Harbor. It’s an area called, “The Gap,” and their dream home had stunning views of the cliffs and the water. What they didn’t know when they bought the house was that...
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