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Canada AM: Annabel Lyon's latest feat

Canada AM: Annabel Lyon's latest feat | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Canadian author explains while her last novel focussed on Aristotle and his son, her new one now looks at his daughter.

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The Big Five (+1) in YA: Christianity

The Big Five (+1) in YA: Christianity | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Christianity in YA literature, at least in the US, is much more prevalent than any of the other Big Five world religions. That being said, preparing for this post was quite different from last month, when I had a grand total of two books to enjoy. For the past five weeks, I have read as much modern, non-serialized YA fiction involving Christianity as possible, and in the process, have noticed some trends in the characterizations of Christians...

 

-Whitney Etchison @ The Hub

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Les bibliothèques vont-elles survivre?

Les bibliothèques vont-elles survivre? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

La fréquentation des bibliothèques est en baisse. L'utilisateur lui préfère le confort de son chez lui et les informations glanées sur Internet. Face à ces changements, les biblios ont commencé à muter...."les bibliothèques et leurs bibliothécaires ont un rôle essentiel à jouer dans la vie de l’espace public et le traitement de l’information, au même titre que le journaliste, l’élu ou le chercheur."


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Massive River of 10,000 Discarded Books Rages Through Melbourne - My Modern Metropolis

Massive River of 10,000 Discarded Books Rages Through Melbourne - My Modern Metropolis | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If you were in Melbourne this past June, you may have run into a gargantuan installation right on the city streets. For The Light in Winter festival, Spanish art collective Luzinterruptus was commissioned to create a work of art that, quite literally, stopped traffic. 10,000 discarded books, donated by public libraries and collected by the Salvation Army, were lit up and then arranged to look like a massive river overtaking the city. First created in New York, Literature vs Traffic was bigger and better this time, ultimately becoming their largest work to date. On the final night of the installation, visitors were encouraged to take the books home with them...

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book patrol: The Art of Library Date Stamps

book patrol: The Art of Library Date Stamps | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

For Italian artist Frederico Pietrella, time is a framework that can be measured in the time it takes to create a work of art. And one of the mediums he uses to illustrate the concept of time is a library date stamp.

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What Popular Culture is Telling Us About Libraries and Why We Should Listen

When looking closely at the use of libraries in film, television, and print, one can start to see a few common themes emerge. I will argue that pop culture is telling us that libraries are mysterious (and possibly supernatural); Archives is futuristic (and potentially dangerous); and Library as Place is not just an overused library catch phrase. I believe that understanding those themes can help define the library’s place in the current and future culture at large.

 

-Karen Glover @ Library Journal

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Customizing User Design To Fit Your Community’s Needs | Library by Design

Customizing User Design To Fit Your Community’s Needs | Library by Design | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The challenge of providing services to a changing community while operating more efficiently made the Denver Public Library’s (DPL) leaders realize they couldn’t afford to be all things to all people—at least not at every branch.

 

-Marta Murvosh @ Library Journal

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L'autre Amérique de Toni Morrison

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Figure majeure de la littérature américaine, Toni Morrison a publié son premier roman à 39 ans surtout parce qu'elle voulait lire «un certain type de livre» et qu'elle ne pouvait le trouver nulle part. «Alors je l'ai écrit», dit simplement l'auteure de âgée 81 ans.

 

-Josée Lapointe @ La Presse

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Lee Child On Cruise As Reacher » EarlyWord

Lee Child On Cruise As Reacher » EarlyWord | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Author Lee Child appeared on CBS This Morning yesterday to talk about his new book, A Wanted Man  (Delacorte Press; RH Large Print; RHAudio). The interview begins with comments about the striking physical difference between Child’s character, Jack Reacher, who is six-feet-five and 250-pounds, and Tom Cruise, who plays the lead in the upcoming movie, Jack Reacher. Child insists that Cruise is a “fantastic” Reacher, “How? I don’t know. He’s an actor. That’s what they do.”

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BAMF Girls Club (Ep. 1) Hermione, Katniss, Lisbeth, Buffy, Michonne, and...Bella? Move in!

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CBC Diversity: Who Will Create the New Normal?

CBC Diversity: Who Will Create the New Normal? | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The extreme lack of diversity in children’s books (if it were hunger, it would count as starvation) — both featuring people of color as main characters and books published by writers of color — has led readers to some justified perceptions. For a long time, brown faces on covers by and large signaled certain kinds of stories: slavery, Civil Rights, gritty urban plight, outsiderness. The problem wasn’t with the stories themselves, of course; these were powerful, enriching, worthy books. But they were funneling nonwhite experience into particular tubes, and if readers were in the mood for something else—adventure or fantasy or mysteries, say—they looked elsewhere. They had to; there were few other choices. And that is still largely the case, with a few noteworthy, marvelous exceptions...

 

-Elizabeth Bluemle @ Children's Book Council

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Read the Best Science Fiction of the Year

Read the Best Science Fiction of the Year | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The 2012 Hugo Award winners have been revealed, honoring the best science fiction and fantasy writing of the year. 1,922 ballots were cast during the voting process. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of all the winners–including the complete text of the winning novella, novelette, short story and graphic story.

 

-Jason Boog @ GalleyCat

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Tablets, laptops and mobiles in the classroom: top tips from teachers

Tablets, laptops and mobiles in the classroom: top tips from teachers | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"Tablets, laptops and mobiles aren't there to replace traditional teaching tools, but designed to complement them. Our panel of education experts share advice on using one to one devices in schools."


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BOOKMANS DOES BANNED BOOKS VIRTUAL READ-OUT

Bookmans, www.bookmans.com, an independent bookstore with six locations in Arizona, created this video for the 2012 Banned Books Week Virtual Read-Out, www.b...
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What's So Special About Your Library's Pop-Up & Movable Book Collection?

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Chattanooga Public Library cooking up creativity

Chattanooga Public Library cooking up creativity | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Worn-out books and dinged-up furniture are spread across the fourth floor of the Chattanooga Public Library. Nate Hill wants more from the room than just junk. He imagines a place for creativity and thinking, a kitchen where technological dreams are cooked up. "There's endless possibilities," said Hill, the library's assistant director of technology and digital initiatives. Hill is creating his reality by transforming the top library floor into the "4th Floor" -- a place where technology and creativity intertwine.

 

-Cliff Hightower @ TimesFreePress.com

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The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media

The Social Library: How Public Libraries Are Using Social Media | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

According to a survey conducted by the South Carolina State Library, 88% of respondents (all library workers) claimed to use Facebook in their work. Twitter was second most popular, at 46.8%.

 

-Richard Macmanus @ ReadWriteWeb

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Take Time to READ in Washington

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By the time ALA Midwinter attendees fly into Seattle’s airport, the bookshelves will be put away for the year. But King County (Wash.) Public Libraries’ Take Time to READ program, which included books and four comfy reading chairs in the Sea-Tac airport through September, continues. In communities around Puget Sound, giant book covers that look like framed art offer a phone number for a recorded book review of the featured cover. Fourteen cities each hosted up to 15 “book cover art” displays and the promotion helped drive readers to the libraries and their collections. In a transit campaign, 240 busses featured ads with lines like “Coffee Break? Take Time to READ.”

 

-Laurie Borman @ American Libraries Magazine

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How a Small Net-Zero Energy Library Got the World’s Attention

How a Small Net-Zero Energy Library Got the World’s Attention | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Valatie Free Library is a small library with plans to make a big difference. The threshold for defining a “small library” in the United States, according to LJ’s Best Small Library in America Award, is a library serving fewer than 25,000 people. The Valatie Free Library serves just over 4300 people and currently does so in a 750 square foot library building. Now that’s small! Yet this small library, in rural New York, had the spotlight on it during Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.

 

-Rebekkah Smith Aldrich @ Library Journal

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Gracia Couturier remporte le prix France-Acadie | Acadie | Radio-Canada.ca

Gracia Couturier remporte le prix France-Acadie | Acadie | Radio-Canada.ca | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
L'auteure néo-brunswickoise Gracia Couturier est couronnée du prix France-Acadie pour son roman intitulé Chacal mon frère, publié aux Éditions David.

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Michael Ondaatje : "Ma fiction est plus réelle que la réalité"

Michael Ondaatje : "Ma fiction est plus réelle que la réalité" | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

L'auteur du "Patient anglais" affirme ne plus avoir le moindre souvenir de ses jeunes années à Colombo. Ni de son départ en bateau vers l'Angleterre. Dans son nouveau livre, il les a donc entièrement réinventés.

 

-Florence Noiville @ Le Monde 

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Bilbary Takes Next Steps in Turning Libraries Into Sales Channels

Bilbary Takes Next Steps in Turning Libraries Into Sales Channels | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

In building partnerships with libraries in Kansas, Denver and, just announced today, California, e-bookstore Bilbaryis attempting to create a new e-books sales channel through libraries. Bilbary has built a series of links on library websites that take patrons to the Bilbary site where they can buy e-books. The library who referred the patron gets 50% of the profit from the purchase.

 

-Jeremy Greenfield @ Digital Book World

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Many More Types of Book Readers: A Diagnostics Addendum

Many More Types of Book Readers: A Diagnostics Addendum | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Enough of you have gotten in touch to admit your own book-reading characteristics that we feel the Diagnostics Guide deserves an addendum. Herewith, many more types of book readers. Let us know if we left you out.

 

-Jenn Doll @ The Atlantic Wire

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Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading

Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

After yesterday’s vintage ads for iconic books, how about some vintage ads and posters for all books? Delightfully colorful and brimming with endearingly bad copywriting, these mid-century gems exude the same charming literary enthusiasm we’ve previously seen in the reading PSA posters of the WPA era.

 

-Maria Popova @ Brain Pickings

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LeVar Burton on Why 'Reading Rainbow' Was Cancelled

Actor LeVar Burton discusses his new Reading Rainbow app and explains why the passage of No Child Left Behind meant saying goodbye to the beloved children's show.

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