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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | Libraries | Scoop.it

“It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created.”


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Sara's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:41 PM
This is good news for my fellow Master's students. David Lankes would probably call them...NEW LIBRARIANS...
Alexina's curator insight, October 19, 2013 1:32 PM

There is an greatly increased demand for trained librarians with knowledge about digital libraries, ebooks, creating physical and digital archives. Today's and tomorrow's librarians have to be part techie. Being a librarian does NOT mean you only work for a library. Any organization that needs to organize information and present it digitally is a prime career location for librarians with the right skills. Two of the three American Library Association (ALA) accredited master degree programs in California teach these skills. My alma mater, San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science <http://www.ala.org/cfapps/lisdir/listing.cfm?id=1408&gt;, which has totally online programs, is in the forefront of teaching both technical skills needed and traditional librarian skills. The infographic was created for the very new University of Southern California's online Master of Manaagement in Library and Information Science http://librarysciencedegree.usc.edu/

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The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found

The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found | Libraries | Scoop.it

By Ian Anstice:

"The Guardian held one of its online debates on libraries today. The discussion between several library experts (managers, campaigners, councillors) and anyone contributing online. Around 200 comments were made so it’s a little condfusing: I’ve endeavoured to summarise below, although doubtless I have missed some things which some would consider important. Main threads and arguments.

Are libraries declining due to technological change? Libraries are still needed, in some ways more than ever: internet/online access essential and libraries provide the access and skills to those without either or both. Seven million have never used the internet. Wikipedia etc don’t cover all information and are prone to deletion, accidental or otherwise and is also not entirely trustworthy anyway.  Libraries provide quiet study spaces.  Children need the books and everyone needs serendipity that bookshelves allow.  Bookstock is declining due to budget cuts.  It’s not black and white – books and e-books will co-exist. Books are still in demand with 244 million loans in England 2011/12,

Read more: http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/11/the-future-of-libraries-what-the-guardian-online-debate-found.html


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, November 29, 2013 7:40 AM

Main threads and arguments in the discussions! Interesting!

Alexina's curator insight, November 30, 2013 8:00 PM

This is a short summary of an extensive online discussion about public libraries in the UK, but much of the discussion applies to USA libraries too. I like libraries referred to as "Idea stores".

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Digital Citizenship Week | always learning

Digital Citizenship Week | always learning | Libraries | Scoop.it
Last week was our first Digital Citizenship Week at YIS, and it was fantastic!

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iLibrarian » e-Book Formats and Devices Infographic

iLibrarian » e-Book Formats and Devices Infographic | Libraries | Scoop.it

Ever noticed that not all e-book formats are compatible with all devices?  As a matter of fact, it seems that most devices have their own set of formats that it reads and these are rarely congruous with other readers. This poses quite the issue for school libraries looking to incorporate these devices.


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How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps | The Daring Librarian

How to Create a QR Code In 3 Easy Steps | The Daring Librarian | Libraries | Scoop.it

The Daring librarian uses her comic tutorials once again to teach about creating QR Codes in 3 easy steps.  She is so talented and can make any concept attainable. 

 

QR codes are something that I LOVE and we are beginning to use them in our school more and more!


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What to expect from libraries in the 21st century Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh2396

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What 20 years of best sellers say about what we read

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When USA TODAY began its Best-Selling Books list 20 years ago, J.K.

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Alexina's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:23 AM

Today's Library Link of the Day <http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/books/2013/10/30/twenty-years-of-usa-todays-best-selling-books-list/3194493/> is an October 30, 2013  article by Bob Minzesheimer and Anthony DeBarros in USA TODAY.  They write, " n 1998, 56% of the books in the list's top 150 each week was fiction.  ...Since then, fiction is on a roll — up to 68% of best sellers in 2002, 77% in 2010, and to an all-time high of 81% so far this year." 

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Virtual Tour: Panoramic Images: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Virtual Tour: Panoramic Images: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History | Libraries | Scoop.it

The comprehensive virtual tour allows the visitor to take a virtual, self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Historic Map Works - Browse Hundreds of Historic Maps

Free Technology for Teachers: Historic Map Works - Browse Hundreds of Historic Maps | Libraries | Scoop.it

Historic Map Works is an online gallery of hundreds of historical maps. On Historic Map Works you can browse for maps by continent, country, state, and province. Contrary to my initial experience, downloading the map images is not free. But, you can view more than half of the maps as Google Maps overlays using Historic Map Works's free Historic Earth Basic.


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Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading — The Digital Shift

Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has changed the very notion of books and reading — The Digital Shift | Libraries | Scoop.it

"I keep asking myself a question in these situations (I hope the librarians and teachers in the room are asking it, too): when these kids leave school, are they also reading every day? And if they are, how big would the reading slice of pie be compared to, say, posting on Facebook, listening to music, and texting their friends? I’m increasingly convinced that I’m staring at a pie where 90 percent of the slices are cut up into non-reading forms of entertainment and social media."

 


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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | eSchool News | eSchool News

10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era | eSchool News | eSchool News | Libraries | Scoop.it
How can a school library support an increasingly digital education? Learn about these 10 changes to keep up with the digital transition.
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