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Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries

Here's Why You Should Be Fighting To Save Libraries | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
The sounds of libraries today reveal the impact of libraries throughout our lives -- from the excited giggles of toddlers in storytimes to the "aha's!" of young people engaged in inquiry to the quiet conversations of senior citizens discove...

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lyn_hay's curator insight, April 17, 2014 2:28 AM

Now, more than ever, we need local evidence from every TL practitioner regarding their contribution to teacher practice and student learning. ALA President Barbara Stripling makes presents a strong argument for the existence of school libraries, given the trickle effect their demise will have on public libraries, academic libraries, and the preparedness of young people to effectively contribute to society as creative, critical, ethical and informed citizens.

Lourense Das's curator insight, April 21, 2014 3:43 AM

Barbara Stripling on why we need to save (school) libraries

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Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex

Gender-specific books demean all our children. So the Independent on Sunday will no longer review anything marketed to exclude either sex | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
Sugar and spice and all things nice, that’s what little girls are made of. And boys? They’re made of trucks and trains and aeroplanes, building blocks, chemistry experiments, sword fights and guns, football, cricket, running and jumping, adventure and ideas, games, farts and snot, and pretty much anything else they can think of.

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I dream  of the day this will happen......

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Jennifer Cowley's curator insight, April 1, 2014 11:18 PM

I love the Daring book for girls and its companion for boys BUT I love them both equally.  Girls happily read the boys book, but trying to get the boys to read the girls book (which is wonderfully blue not pink) is like pulling teeth.  I wish they were just Daring Books for Kids.

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New Google Calendar events will now have a Hangout video call link


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Fantastic! At last something useful for meetings!

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Libraries of the Future: Creating Learner Centered Collections

This is the presentation I gave for The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries online 2013.

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Some interesting thinking points here...

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John Shank's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:54 PM

The change from an environment of information scarcity to over abundance fundamentally challenges the ability of the library to select, create, organize, and facilitate access to resources that advance intellectual discovery and information literacy/lifelong learning skills. So we need to be forward thinking and mindful of how our services evolve to solve the problems and challenges this new environment creates for our faculty, staff, and students.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, February 20, 2014 5:53 PM

This is the direction we are headed - 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 1:07 AM

A good presentation reinforcing the point that libraries need to consider creating learner centred collections - to enhance engagement and interactivity.

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How Teachers Can Stop Being Scared Of Twitter - Edudemic

How Teachers Can Stop Being Scared Of Twitter - Edudemic | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it

Twitter is more than a simple messaging platform. It's a conversation about your passions and it's easy to get completed addicted. That's a good thing.


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Fanny Villagra's curator insight, February 17, 2014 8:25 PM

Claro que hay que olvidarse del miedo!

Bill Bates's curator insight, February 17, 2014 10:21 PM

I think that Twitter is the single most important tool for building your PLN. Google+ is also a great PLN tool, but Twitter is head and shoulders above everything else.

Mack James's curator insight, March 13, 2014 3:41 AM

take a leap forward :)

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5 Ways To Get Better At Twitter - Edudemic

5 Ways To Get Better At Twitter - Edudemic | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
How do you make the leap from admittedly passive Twitter newbie to 'active' participant? This post deals with some things to keep in mind as you work to get better at Twitter and grow your PLN.

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Steven Engravalle's curator insight, January 29, 2014 7:38 PM

The basics for anyone trying Twitter...

Julia Echeverría's curator insight, October 7, 2014 7:00 AM

Using twitter actively for our PLN

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2013 Global Education Conference Recordings

2013 Global Education Conference Recordings | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
Session and Keynote Recordings
As conference sessions conclude, the links below will begin to take you to the recordings. No results for a link could indicate…

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Top 20 Augmented Reality Apps for Android and iPhone/iPad Users

Top 20 Augmented Reality Apps for Android and iPhone/iPad Users | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
Using hardwares or tools like your smartphones you can discover such beneficial details in the form of visual data imagery with the augmented reality apps

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Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, November 21, 2013 12:51 AM

Have you tried AR with your students? Start small with a treasure hunt around the classroom and build from there. Our prep (5-year-old) students love this - gives independence and decision making skills a run for their money!

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Public. More space, fewer books at Winona library - Winona Post

Public. More space, fewer books at Winona library - Winona Post | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
More space, fewer books at Winona library Winona Post The city of Winona staff downsized the collection at the Winona Public Library (WPL) last month to increase visibility of the buildings' interior architecture and, possibly, to make room for a...

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You are never going to please everyone regarding weeding - everyone has their own idea of what should and shouldn't be removed from a collection. Not sure about the "if it's not borrowed, it's gone" policy - sometimes a book can wait a while to find its audience. Perhaps they could look at their promotional program at the same time to work out WHY those items are not be being borrowed and how to address that? A holistic rather than a knee-jerk approach is what is needed, always.

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Infographic: Why librarians are crucial in the digital age [Educause 2013]

Infographic: Why librarians are crucial in the digital age [Educause 2013] | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it

A new infographic from Jones eGlobal Library highlights the importance of librarians in helping students hone their research skills.


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gitbew's comment, October 24, 2013 2:10 AM
Thats outstanding...
Tracey Nangle's curator insight, October 25, 2013 10:29 AM

Librarians Rock!  I don't know what I would do without the support of our librarian - always full of ideas and resources for me.

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Public. Amazing project of Helsinki's Central Library

Public. Amazing project of Helsinki's Central Library | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
The Finnish architectural company "Playa Architects" won the third prize with the Helsinki Central Library project.

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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 Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | 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 11:06 AM

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

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, October 15, 2013 4:01 PM

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

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Your Brain on Computers - Attached to Technology and Paying a Price

Your Brain on Computers - Attached to Technology and Paying a Price | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
Scientists say our ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information from e-mail and other interruptions.

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Susan Taylor's curator insight, October 14, 2013 8:55 PM

A few years ago, Kord Campbell missed the email of his life -- for 12 days.  How did this happen?  Through an electronic flood of email, IM, chats and web browers, it simply slipped through the cracks.

 

Campbell managed to save his million dollar deal, "yet continues to struggle with the effects of the deluge of data. Even after he unplugs, he craves the stimulation he gets from his electronic gadgets. He forgets things like dinner plans, and he has trouble focusing on his family."

 

This is our brain in the Digital Age.

 

Generally, our ability to focus is being undermined by never-ending bits of information coming at us 24/7.  Information overload, multitasking, interruptions and constant distraction hampers work and family life.

 

"Nonstop interactivity is  one of the most significant shifts ever in the human environment."  The bottom line?  Technology is rewiring our brains, exposing us "to an environment that asks our brains to do things we weren’t necessarily evolved to do.  We know already there are consequences.”

 

We are at a moment of dramatic change. 

 

The greatest threat?  "Heavy technology use diminishes empathy by limiting how much people engage with one another -- even in the same room.  That empathy is essential to the human condition."

 

In an age that supposedly keeps us more connected, we are in fact becoming more fragmented. The human condition -- the unique features of being human -- is becoming more fragile.

AnnC's curator insight, October 17, 2013 9:27 PM

HOW DO WE CHOOSE TO EVOLVE?

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School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014

School Libraries | State of America's Libraries Report 2014 | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
The School Libraries section of the 2014 State of America's Libraries Report provides an overview of the top school library trends of the past year.
School libraries are at a critical point: Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards. The American Library Association (ALA) is undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas.

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Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, April 17, 2014 4:12 AM

Muitos exames sobrepostos não substituem uma boa escola, e não há boas escolas que não exijam boas bibliotecas. "Budget and testing pressures have led to decisions to eliminate or deprofessionalize school libraries, but the increased emphasis on college and career readiness and the integration of technology makes them more critical than ever. School librarians’ collaboration with other educators is key to literacy and imlementation of Common Core State Standards." 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 22, 2014 5:12 AM

Role of school libraries in learning, teaching and development of reading

Carly Smith's curator insight, November 19, 2015 11:31 PM

The job description of a school librarian has drastically shifted throughout recent years to adapt to the influx of informational resources presented in a variety of ways. How does collaboration fit into a librarian's already-busy schedule? 

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51 Interesting Ways to use QR Codes to Support Learning

"Hopefully this Interesting Ways resource for QR (Quick Response) Codes will spark some ways you can use them to support learning. As with all the resources please share with your colleagues and consider adding your own ideas to continue to develop them"


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Hoping to use some of these in the library.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, March 26, 2014 2:03 PM

Some useful tips from Down Under! 

GwynethJones's curator insight, March 29, 2014 10:10 AM

Woot! LOVE Me some QR Codes!

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Leading Change in Education | Common Sense School Leadership

Leading Change in Education | Common Sense School Leadership | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 26, 2014 12:05 AM

Teams are still top-down structures. Community is messier and more complex, but can involve many more people. When we open up community, we will hear dissenting voices. So forget guiding coalitions and teams and go for messy and complex.

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In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect

In Digital Age, Schools That Succeed are Schools That Connect | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
A few months ago, I posted an article by Shelly Blake-Plock called 21 Things in Education That Will be Obsolete in 2020, which lists some of th

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10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler

10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others - George Ambler | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
Some of the best TED talks on how leaders inspire and motivate others.

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Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop - PBS MediaShift

Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop - PBS MediaShift | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it

“ Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop PBS MediaShift ... but the library would only need to purchase the e-book once. Hachette also made a deal with Follett to sell Follett's educational material to school libraries.”


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 1, 2014 10:52 AM

Lots of interesting moves in the publishing/reading world. In general, I'd say most of them are in the interests of readers.

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 2, 2014 7:22 PM

Lower prices? Yes, please! <3 my Kindle App!

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6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School

6 Tips for Using QR Codes at School | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
The QR, or “Quick Response” code, is much like barcode, except that it can hold more data.

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About to use these to link students to books from promotional posters in the Library!  Planning a treasure hunt next year using these where students have to complete a story by using QR codes linking them to the catalogue, and dewey references to fill in the gaps!

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:02 PM

Use these ideas in the library and share some with your teachers..byod ideas

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 14, 2014 8:23 PM

Some cool ideas.

Stephanie Sapp's curator insight, May 4, 2014 1:01 PM

I would love to have  book reviews available for students to scan in the library.

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Time Bomb Countdown Goes BOOM! 00:05:00

Time Bomb Countdown Goes BOOM! 00:05:00 | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
A Free flash online stopwatch, quick easy to use flash stopwatch! also a countdown timer!

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GwynethJones's curator insight, November 18, 2013 3:16 PM

@kmcallihan @librarian_tiff OMGosh that is just AWESOME! TimeBomb Countdown w/ big BOOM!

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The Blended Librarian

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Hello all, Our next live show will air on Wednesday, the 23 of October at 11:30am. We will have Steven Bell – AUL of Research & Instructional Services – former ACRL President.The topic will be: The Role of the Blended Librarian.

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John Shank's curator insight, October 23, 2013 12:20 PM

Here is the recording of Steven's current thoughts about librarian skills and blended librarianship (got off to a rough start with technical difficulties but about 4 min. in to it all that is fixed). Enjoy!

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The Ups And Downs Of Social Media Use Among Teenagers [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Ups And Downs Of Social Media Use Among Teenagers [INFOGRAPHIC] | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
This infographic take a closer look on social media use among teens, like their most favorite and important network.

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Coolwired's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:38 AM

      Social Media privacy is of concern to parents and teachers of our young people. Cybersafety is an important new skill for everyone.

Sarah's curator insight, January 15, 2014 12:33 PM

So many teens have social media and use a variety of sites!

Rachelle Wright's curator insight, May 15, 2015 3:17 PM

Only 10 percent of teenagers do not use social media.  I know one of my good friends has no social media.  It surprises me that she has not gotten at least Facebook yet.  Social media has never been something that was important to her.  I applaud her for that.  I like social media because I can see what my friends are up to and keep an eye on them.  The growth of Instagram has increased 5 percent while Facebook has decreased 9 percent in 2013.  Instagram and Snapchat are mostly used by teens ages 13 to 18.  61 percent of people use Tumblr and say it is their favorite.  I have never been on Tumblr.  I did not know it was that popular.  On social media sites 91 percent of people post photos of themselves.    

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I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download!

I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download! | Library Evolution: the changing shape of libraries and librarianship | Scoop.it
Download, embed and share The Social Librarian infographic. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon.

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This is exactly how I see myself in the Library world. Searching, experimenting and using every tool I can to find better, more accurate and more interesting information and content for myself and my students!

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Anita Vance's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:17 AM

great graphic - it's what we do!!

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Digital Libraries to School Libraries


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Jennifer Cowley's curator insight, October 14, 2013 2:50 PM

Want to add the digital resources you've found online into your OPAC so users can actually find them?  Try this.