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(Really) Portable Class Libraries - InfoQ

(Really) Portable Class Libraries - InfoQ | Library | Scoop.it
Licensing restrictions on .NET Portable Class Libraries have long frustrated developers. Microsoft has now announced a removal of these restrictions for certain assemblies that should benefit cross-platform development.
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10 questions about books, libraries, librarians, and schools, by Scott McLeod

10 questions about books, libraries, librarians, and schools, by Scott McLeod | Library | Scoop.it

BY SCOTT MCLEOD:

"October apparently was ‘Library Month’ for me. I was the keynote speaker for the Minnesota MEMO conference and did a breakout session for the Iowa Library Association (ILA) conference. I also brought Dr. Mike Eisenberg to Iowa for three days to talk with school administrators about technology and information literacy. As a result, I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on books, reading, and the future of libraries and librarians…"

"Random questions

What constitutes a “book” these days? When books become electronic and thus become searchable, hyperlinkable, more accessible to readers with disabilities, and able to embed audio, video, and interactive maps and graphics, at what point do they stop becoming “books” and start becoming something else?"...


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Parents decry cuts to school librarians - Warwick Beacon

Parents decry cuts to school librarians - Warwick Beacon | Library | Scoop.it
Parents decry cuts to school librarians Warwick Beacon The use of only two librarians for three junior highs continues to be a major topic in local education as parents advocate for the return of a full-time librarian at Gorton Junior High School...

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 16, 2013 8:08 AM

Parents are important advocates for school libraries and every teacher librarian needs to keep them informed about the work they do with their children through the school library.

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Radical Library Camp: in the fight over information, librarians start to ...

Radical Library Camp: in the fight over information, librarians start to ... | Library | Scoop.it
They say that ours is the age of information. Libraries gave us power. But now, the forces of neoliberalism are trying to take it away. In Bradford, a group of radical librarians gathered to discuss how to defend and extend the ...
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Wednesday letters: Librarians are more than book clerks - Houston Chronicle

Wednesday letters: Librarians are more than book clerks - Houston Chronicle | Library | Scoop.it
Wednesday letters: Librarians are more than book clerks
Houston Chronicle
Regarding "Many schools closing book on librarians" (Page A1, Oct.
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The future of libraries

The future of libraries | Library | Scoop.it
This is the first in our Future Of series, where we analyze and dissect one facet of life that's been impacted by digital technology. Today, we look at libraries.
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The End Of The Library - TechCrunch

The End Of The Library - TechCrunch | Library | Scoop.it
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The End Of The Library
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A simple link. That's all it took to unleash a hailstorm of angry emails, messages, tweets, and comments. Why? I dared wonder if libraries will continue to exist in the future.
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Residents lacking libraries vote on funding district - Newsday

Residents lacking libraries vote on funding district - Newsday | Library | Scoop.it
Newsday Residents lacking libraries vote on funding district Newsday Residents in parts of five North Shore Nassau villages not served by a public library will vote Tuesday on creating a funding district that would tax them to pay for full...
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Miami-Dade mayor unveils task force to study future of public libraries - MiamiHerald.com

Miami-Dade mayor unveils task force to study future of public libraries - MiamiHerald.com | Library | Scoop.it
Miami-Dade mayor unveils task force to study future of public libraries
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County commissioners were able to save the libraries from significant budget cuts this summer by finding money to keep them afloat one more year.
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Protesters Stage Southwick Sit-In As Nine Sunderland Libraries Close

Protesters Stage Southwick Sit-In As Nine Sunderland Libraries Close | Library | Scoop.it
Around 30 protesters taking part in a demonstration against council plans to shut nine libraries in Sunderland, staged an occupation at Southwick Library on Friday evening. The demonstrators from the Hands Off Sunderland ...
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After the budget cuts, Ogden school librarians adjust

After the budget cuts, Ogden school librarians adjust | Library | Scoop.it
OGDEN — It was quite a blow last spring for Ogden School District teacher librarians when all were laid off amid budget cuts.But for the seven full...
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7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books

7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books | Library | Scoop.it
In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.
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Jhumpa Lahiri and Thomas Pynchon among finalists for the National Book Awards - Washington Post

Jhumpa Lahiri and Thomas Pynchon among finalists for the National Book Awards - Washington Post | Library | Scoop.it
Washington Post Jhumpa Lahiri and Thomas Pynchon among finalists for the National Book Awards Washington Post The nation's most deliberative literary contest just crept one more step closer to the finish line: The number of finalists for the...
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Libraries Leading the Local Movement - Resilient Communities

Libraries Leading the Local Movement - Resilient Communities | Library | Scoop.it
We spend a great deal of time discussing the local movement and initiatives that promote resiliency within communities across the country and around the world. One of the most interesting things about the resiliency ...
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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | Library | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times

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Coolwired's curator insight, October 15, 2013 4:06 PM

A picture says a thousand words! Thanks, for this, Tom!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, October 15, 2013 9:01 PM

Our "Librarians" converted to "Media Specialists" a couple of years ago...

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Why School Librarians Matter - Patch.com

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, Swampscott parent Melissa Defilippi and Judi Paradis, president of the Massachusetts School Library Association, will make a presentation on school libraries to the Swampscott School Committee.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 16, 2013 8:11 AM

This Q & A interview will provide you with some great points to help you in your advocacy campaign.

Josephine Laretive's curator insight, October 16, 2013 8:59 AM

Practical ideas, it makes sense.

 

Sharon Pinho's curator insight, October 16, 2013 3:35 PM

Librarians and student achievement go hand in hand.

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Anger Grows Over Lack Of Librarians In Duval County Schools - WJCT NEWS

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Anger Grows Over Lack Of Librarians In Duval County Schools
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There appears to be growing anger over the lack of library media specialists in Duval's middle and high schools. Because of budget constraints, School Superintendent Dr.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, October 12, 2013 10:12 PM

It is a pity when we have to start competing with our teaching colleagues to retain a position in the school. In this case, the emphasis on standardized testing has a lot to answer for.

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National Book Award Finalists Include Kathi Appelt, Gene Luen Yang

National Book Award Finalists Include Kathi Appelt, Gene Luen Yang | Library | Scoop.it
The National Book Foundation has announced the 2013 Young People’s Literature finalists for the National Book Award.

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New breed of teen-services librarians emerges - Boston Globe

New breed of teen-services librarians emerges - Boston Globe | Library | Scoop.it
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New breed of teen-services librarians emerges
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Escobar, a teen-services librarian sporting a lock of dyed pink hair, headed for the stacks. But the young woman was out of luck: “Gossip Girl” had been checked out.
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Libraries of the Rich and Famous - Book Riot

Libraries of the Rich and Famous - Book Riot | Library | Scoop.it
To celebrate Book Riot's second birthday on Monday, we're running some of our favorite posts from our first two years. This post was originally a three-par.
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An anthropologist among the librarians | Savage Minds Backup

An anthropologist among the librarians | Savage Minds Backup | Library | Scoop.it
It's been more than five weeks since I first settled in Librarilandia and the natives are starting to accept me as one of their own. Since navigating the perilous voyage to this out of the way place and enduring countless ...
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Kobo Signs New Affiliate Deal With 3M Cloud Library - The Digital ...

They've signed a deal with 3M Cloud Library to integrate the platform with the Kobo ebookstore. Partner libraries will be able to add a new “Buy and Donate” button to their websites. Once patrons click the button they will be ...
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Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire: This Is What Librarians Do

Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire: This Is What Librarians Do | Library | Scoop.it
I've talked before about being a librarian, and how misunderstood the job is. No, we don't sit around and read all day. And I want to say right now that I've never shushed anyone. Being a librarian is a pretty unique job ...
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Mayor Rahm's Grand Experiment: Libraries Without Librarians

Mayor Rahm's Grand Experiment: Libraries Without Librarians | Library | Scoop.it
“If we want to have children career college ready, we need resources and we need them ready to do research and the person that provides those research skills ultimately is the school librarian,” CTU's Kathy Murray.
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Librarian's Love of Books Began in Her Struggles to Read - New York Times

Librarian's Love of Books Began in Her Struggles to Read - New York Times | Library | Scoop.it
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Librarian's Love of Books Began in Her Struggles to Read
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Patricia Ann Kettles did not read her first book until she was 10.
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