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Links for library staff / Liens pour le personnel des bibliothèques
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Maker Faire KC 2012

As I texted a friend, this maker culture “screams” for libraries to be present. Libraries have the resources available for people to access (quilting stencils, knitting books, woodworking, car repair manuals?), libraries already provide some programming around the maker culture (altered books, knitting clubs, candlemaking, duct tape), and in many cases, we have areas that these people can use to meet and create. One library has gone as far as housing a hacker space on site!

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Cat Librarian Calendar | Pawesome :: Power to the Pets

Cat Librarian Calendar | Pawesome :: Power to the Pets | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Cats and librarians go together like chocolate and peanut butter (or so I’ve been told; for me it’s more like chocolate and Ajax). With that in mind, there’s a fun new librarian-centric calendar in the works for 2013. Cat Librarian Calendar, which will feature librarians with their feline friends, is asking for submissions. Inspired by the hilarious and strangely titillating Men of the Stacks calendar, which raised money for the It Gets Better project, this calendar will raise money for Project Gutenberg, one of the best things to ever grace the interwebs in the history of, like, ever. If you know any cat-loving librarians, have them submit their nerdy, kitty photos to Cat Librarian!

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Game of Thrones Author Draws SRO Crowd

Game of Thrones Author Draws SRO Crowd | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Martin spoke last, recounting how the effects of growing up in a federal housing project and having no money influenced his life. For example, the housing projects didn’t allow people to have cats or dogs, so Martin kept pet turtles in bowls with toy castles and eventually began writing stories about them.

 

But what changed Martin’s life, he said, was reading Robert A. Heinlein’s Have Space Suit—Will Travel, which led him to decide that “I like this ‘reading books’ thing.”

 

-Sanhita SinhaRoy @ American Libraries Magazine

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With new books come new feelings.

How does a new book make you feel? Great writing is an art form, and we are so very proud of all the authors we publish.

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Casting Call | The Book Club Show

Casting Call | The Book Club Show | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
We're looking for book clubs, book club members, and everyone who loves books to join the interactive conversation on TV. If you love to read and talk about books, and if you and your book club think you would like to be on TV, here's your chance!

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Northrop Frye sculpture garners Toronto interest - CBC News

Northrop Frye sculpture garners Toronto interest - CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

A bronze sculpture of literary icon Northrop Frye, set to be unveiled in Moncton next month, already has officials at the University of Toronto interested in getting a copy.

 

It is intended to mark the 100th anniversary of the literary giant’s birth and is expected to be set up in front of the Moncton Public Library on July 13.

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Les français lisent 11 livres par an, et 3 livres pendant les vacances | IDBOOX

Les français lisent 11 livres par an, et 3 livres pendant les vacances | IDBOOX | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les français lisent selon ce sondage, 11 livres par an, et 3 livres pendant les vacances. La pratique de la lecture augmenterait pendant la période estivale. Le Top 3 des « gros lecteurs » se résume ainsi : Les retraités lisent 14 livres en moyenne. Les femmes (12 livres), les hommes 10.

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Inspiring Library Instruction With YouTube Beauty Tutorials | Backtalk

While I feel a bit self-indulgent enjoying them so much, in my professional life, these cosmetic–DIY YouTube tutorials have also greatly (and wonderfully unexpectedly) improved my library instruction. As a consumer of tutorials I want short, precise, to the point information that I need in that moment (sound familiar)?

 

-Lura D. Sanborn @ Library Journal

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Focus On | LGBTQ Lit: Speaking Out

Focus On | LGBTQ Lit: Speaking Out | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The right resources can save lives. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning teens are disproportionately at risk for being bullied, becoming homeless, and attempting suicide. Despite an increased representation of LGBTQ teens in the media (especially white, middle-class gay male teens), LGBTQ teens often feel isolated, confused, and without support. The books and websites recommended here provide a first step toward supporting LGBTQ teens.

 

-Megan Honig @ SLJ

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Bref, je suis bibliothécaire

Une webcam, des choses à dire ? L’antenne est à vous !

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Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way

Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Libraries are constantly evolving to adapt to the needs and desires of our users. Most of these changes have occurred inside our buildings, from obtaining cutting-edge technology to providing self-service and redesigned spaces. While these changes have been vital, they have failed to increase our presence in the community. How can we truly demonstrate our value to our communities beyond our physical/virtual space, programming, outreach, and materials?

 

-Colbe Galston et al. @ American Libraries Magazine

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Why France is shunning the ebook

Why France is shunning the ebook | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

When it comes to reading books, the French are determinedly bucking the digital trend and sticking to paperbacks.

 

-Angelique Chrisafis @ The Guardian

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I Can’t Believe You’re Throwing Out Books!

I Can’t Believe You’re Throwing Out Books! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I am a librarian but no longer a bibliophile. Throwing out thousands of books in three libraries over the past nine years has cured me of bibliophilia, though nothing on this side of mortality can ever release me from my thralldom to stories, to the written word, to the English language in all its bastardized brilliance.

 

-Julie Goldberg

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Long-running Canadian magazines drop print, go digital-only - CBC News

Long-running Canadian magazines drop print, go digital-only -  CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Some long-running specialty magazines are switching to online-only editions at the end of this month, raising the question once again: Is this the end of print?

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Sherman Alexie: Librarians Are My Superheroes

Sherman Alexie: Librarians Are My Superheroes | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Alexie began his talk by saying that librarians “are my superheroes.” Because he grew up on a small Indian reservation in Washington state, Alexie said he checked out everything from his library—nearly 90% of all the books, he estimates—because it introduced him to the outside world.

 

-Sanhita SinhaRoy @ American Libraries Magazine

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ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® to partner | American Libraries Magazine

ALSC and LEGO® DUPLO® to partner | American Libraries Magazine | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and LEGO® DUPLO® are teaming up to celebrate the “builders of tomorrow.” Together, these two organizations are providing even more inspiration for storytime at home and at libraries.

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Brazilian prisoners to trim sentences through reading - CBC Books

Brazilian prisoners to trim sentences through reading - CBC Books | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Authorities in Brazil are pursuing a novel way to help rehabilitate criminals: shorter sentences for reading books, Reuters reports.

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Applis de recommandation

Applis de recommandation | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Les applications de bibliothèques commencent à se développer. La plupart offrent accès à des ressources (catalogues, bases de données, ressources numériques) et des services (accès au compte-lecteur, visite virtuelle, renseignements, réservation...) qu'on pourrait presque qualifier d'habituels et, parfois, on trouve sur de petites perles.

 

Ainsi les applications sont plus efficaces lorsqu'elles sont réservées à un service ou une fonction particuliers, laissant les principales informations et accès aux ressources aux sites mobiles. C'est ce qu'on compris les établissements ci-dessous qui nous propose de manière pertinente et originale des applications de recommandation de lectures.


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Reading Romance Between (And Under) The Covers : NPR

Reading Romance Between (And Under) The Covers : NPR | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Love knows no bounds, and in these five books, passion leaps from the page. You'll be swept off your feet by three novels and two memoirs that take up the mischievous matters of the heart.

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Rural Libraries Gain New Advocacy Tools | ALA Annual 2012

Pearson’s number one suggestion is to create an annual fund by sending a powerful, one page letter at the end of the year, when people are thinking about tax deductions. Some 75 percent of donations are from individuals, according to Library Strategies.

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Unglue.it Frees Their First Book

Unglue.it Frees Their First Book | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The library startup Unglue.it has “unglued” their first book. What this means is that soon this book will be openly available as an ebook. What it took to “free” or, in their parlance, “unglue” it was a collection of monetary pledges from individuals similar to how Kickstarter.com helps launch ideas that need funding.

 

-Roy Tennant @ The Digital Shift

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Vacation Time: Take a Break with Graphic Novels    

Vacation Time: Take a Break with Graphic Novels     | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Your teens have spent the year slogging through European history, sociology, chemistry, and classic books all year. Before they completely forget what it's like to read for fun, get a graphic novel in their hands. These titles range from strangely humorous to uncomfortably serious, and there's a reader out there for every one of them, guaranteed.

 

-Dodie Owens @ SLJ

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Des livres pour l'été | Radio-Canada.ca

Des livres pour l'été | Radio-Canada.ca | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Des livres pour l'été...


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E-books' popularity crimps demand for paper - CBC News

E-books' popularity crimps demand for paper - CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Canada's paper products industry is in for several years of weakness, in part because consumers are increasingly abandoning paper-based books and switching to the virtual kind, according to a new report from the Conference Board of Canada.

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Annapolis Valley Regional Library

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This year, adults can get in on the fun. Pick up a "50 Things to Do This Summer" brochure at your library, do at least 40 of the activities with your children (or grandchildren), and bring it back to us by August 18 to enter a draw for some great prizes!

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