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A look at improbable libraries around the world - SFGate (blog)

A look at improbable libraries around the world - SFGate (blog) | Libraryland | Scoop.it
What is a library?

These days, the definition is refreshingly open to interpretation.
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The Case For Libraries

The Case For Libraries | Libraryland | Scoop.it
As the amount of retail shelf space for marketing physical books continues to shrink, libraries have all the tools to pick up the slack.
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The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work - Books / Professional Development - Books for Academic Librarians - New Products - ALA Store

The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Perceptions and Presentations of Information Work - Books / Professional Development - Books for Academic Librarians - New Products - ALA Store | Libraryland | Scoop.it
The e-book edition and the e-book/print bundle of this title are also available separately. addthis_pub = 'ALAMarketing'; 312 pages 6” x 9”SoftcoverISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8704-9Year Published: 2014AP Categories: PRead a sample of the book now!
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Are social enterprises the future for libraries?

Are social enterprises the future for libraries? | Libraryland | Scoop.it
Public sector cuts have led to a rise in the number of social enterprises running library services, but sustainability is a problem

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Voices for the Library's curator insight, April 2, 2013 4:55 AM

Meanwhile McCusker's experience is that a volunteers-based approach, "just won't work in deprived communities. Even in affluent areas I have heard examples where it takes 60 volunteers to keep a rural library open 21 hours a week. Volunteers are not free, they need support and co-ordination and many councils have found that the savings they imagined when taking this route have been far smaller than expected."

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | Libraryland | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.

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Modern library learning environments | Services to Schools

Modern library learning environments | Services to Schools | Libraryland | Scoop.it
The concept of the Modern Learning Environment (MLE) encompasses an holistic approach that relates the pedagogy of learning to the physical and virtual spaces in which learning occurs.

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What Kind of Librarian Are You?

What Kind of Librarian Are You? | Libraryland | Scoop.it
Love the library so much that you’ve dreamed of working there? We’re not surprised to hear it. However, before you run off to get your masters of library science, take this quiz and discover your inner librarian.
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Nonfiction Book Review: BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google by John Palfrey. Basic, $26.99 (240p) ISBN 978-0-465-04299-9

Reviewed by Annie CorenoThe future of libraries is filled with potential, according to Palfrey, the former director of the Harvard Law School Library and founding chair of the Digital Public Librar

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A Librarian on How (& Why) to Surround Yourself with Books

A Librarian on How (& Why) to Surround Yourself with Books | Libraryland | Scoop.it
So because we sometimes have to improvise, here are three quick tips for surrounding yourself with books (metaphorically, if not physically).
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Author: Why libraries are vital for communities

Author: Why libraries are vital for communities | Libraryland | Scoop.it
I OWE a great deal to libraries and particularly the libraries of Portsmouth.

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Further reading: how to put libraries back at the heart of communities

Further reading: how to put libraries back at the heart of communities | Libraryland | Scoop.it
Brian Ashley examines how libraries can adapt to the challenges of the financial landscape and to changes in the way we consume information

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MakerSpaces and the LLC

MakerSpaces and the LLC | Libraryland | Scoop.it
MakerSpaces in your Library Learning Commons Lisa Dempster ACL of Library, Learning Commons, and Digital Instruction and Learning (& STEM-Whisperer) Riverdale CI TDSB @LisaJDempster AboutMe Lisa.Dempster@tdsb.on.ca http://goo.gl/HqBa5e Feel free to comment! PS: for online visitors, the Speaker No...
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BBC - BBC 6 Music Celebrates libraries - Media centre

BBC - BBC 6 Music Celebrates libraries - Media centre | Libraryland | Scoop.it
Continuing BBC 6 Music's Celebrates strand, over two weeks this November the station will turn its attention to libraries. From the Sound Archive of the British Library to exploring the influence of literature on music, broadcasting live from the incredible performance spaces of the newly refurbished Manchester Central Library and from the British Library in London, 6 Music Celebrates Libraries will open the pages and turn up the volume! There will also be additional programmes on Radio 3 and Radio Manchester.
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The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World - The Wondrous Magazine

The 10 Most Beautiful Libraries in the World - The Wondrous Magazine | Libraryland | Scoop.it
With the development of technology and the advent of e-readers, the classic paper books gradually became extinct. But for someone, traditional tomes are not just a source of knowledge, but a real fetish.

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:01 PM

SCUP staffer Terry Calhoun spent several years in one of those libraries. Go Blue!

Wong Hwee Leng's curator insight, November 3, 2014 4:17 AM

For book lovers, not to be missed beautiful places to visit when you travel to those countries.