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Kid App Reviews

Kid App Reviews | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

i’ve been researching kid apps to use in my programs at the library in a very scientific manner–i.e. putting them on my phone and letting my own two-year-old play with them.  we have a pretty good collection of apps now, and i thought i’d share our favorites with you (we have these all on our iphone, but they’re all also compatible with itouch and ipads).  i’ll start with the free apps (everyone’s favorite category)...

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Margaret Atwood Serializes a Novel on Wattpad

Margaret Atwood Serializes a Novel on Wattpad | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The Year of the Flood novelist Margaret Atwood and The Liars’ Gospel author Naomi Alderman have teamed up serialize a novel on Wattpad. Atwood announced via Twitter that the fourth chapter of The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home has been released.

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Le prix Femina attribué à Peste et choléra de Patrick Deville | Radio-Canada.ca

Le prix Femina attribué à Peste et choléra de Patrick Deville | Radio-Canada.ca | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
Le prix Femina a été attribué à Paris lundi à Peste et choléra, une oeuvre de Patrick Deville. Julie Otsuka a quant à elle été récompensée par le prix Femina étranger pour Certaines n'avaient jamais vu la mer, aux Éditions Phébus.

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Musings about librarianship: Memes - how they are used by libraries and librarians

Musings about librarianship: Memes - how they are used by libraries and librarians | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

If you spend any amount of time online, you will run into memes. Library memes exist also of course, for example I have written in the past about library memes and social media campaigns that try to save libraries (e.g #savelibraries, #buyalibrary etc). Some clever sayings or quotes have become rallying calls for librarians and libraries...

 

-Aaron Tay

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Zombies Invade the Library | American Libraries Magazine

Zombies Invade the Library | American Libraries Magazine | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Imagine the library from hell: stacks filled with unseen dangers; furniture that’s been overturned and tossed into makeshift barriers; groans, shrieks, and manic laughter as frantic patrons struggle in dim, emergency lighting to find safety from monsters lying in wait to terrify, give chase, and contaminate them with a single touch. This was the scene inside Alaska’s largest public library on October 20, when two floors of the Z. J. Loussac Library in Anchorage were transformed into zombie central for an emergency preparedness program. The goal was to teach local residents how to prepare for natural disasters and pandemics.

 

-Toni Massari McPherson

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The Next Big Thing In Manga | The Hub

The Next Big Thing In Manga | The Hub | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Manga isn’t disappearing … it’s just “transitioning.” For fans who still want to devour manga in print form, there is still manga to be found — both in libraries and bookstores. To my delight, it is now actually rare to find a library in my neck of the woods that doesn’t own at least a dozen or so copies of what I consider “core” manga. One print trend I have noted is how so many more manga are being re-released in “3-in-1″ omnibus type editions, where you get three manga volumes in one set (e.g., volumes 1-3). And finding manga and/or graphic novels for younger readers is much easier than in the past. My library, in fact, has an entire section dedicated solely to juvenile manga and graphic novels, separate from the YA section. But ultimately the biggest trend is the massive move to the digital realm … and this is how I see a “transition” occurring in the manga realm.

 

-Nicole Dolat

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Enabling the Research ‘Flow’ and Serendipity in Today’s Digital Library Environment

Enabling the Research ‘Flow’ and Serendipity in Today’s Digital Library Environment | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Today’s library users do not carry pencils and notebooks to a library. They no longer want to be isolated to concentrate on deep study or contemplative reading when they are at a library. Rather, they have the dire need to be connected to the biggest library the human race ever had, the World Wide Web, always and even more so when they are at a library walking through the forest of fascinating knowledge and information. The traditional library space packed with stacks and carrels does not serve today’s library users well whether they are scholars, students, or the public visiting a library for research, study, or leisure reading...

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RA 4 FB—Creating a Social Space for Readers | NoveList

RA 4 FB—Creating a Social Space for Readers | NoveList | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Does your library have a Facebook page? If so, what type of content do you post? Many libraries focus their Facebook posts on broadcasting program information and other library-related news, with updates like Mystery Book Club meets tonight at 7:00 pm or Library closed for Labor Day. But Facebook, like all social media, should go beyond broadcasting and engage followers with content that somehow compels them to interact -- by commenting, liking, or sharing. This interaction will not only make your followers feel more connected to you...it will lead to even more people seeing your content and potentially following you.

 

-Susan Brown

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Steal This Story Time: Glow in the Dark

Steal This Story Time: Glow in the Dark | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I love it when librarians put their story time plans online. I “borrow” them all the time! In an act of reciprocation I figured I might as well throw my story time themes at the Internet to see what sticks.

 

My story times are not usually this elaborate, but we had so much fun doing this one that I wanted to write it up first. In connection with this year’s summer reading theme of “Dream Big” we put together a glow in the dark story time. I had help from several teen volunteers — otherwise there is no way we could have pulled this off. I called it Light Up the Library!

 

-Kristy Raffensberger

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Liseuses : et la lumière fut

Plus légères et plus fines que les tablettes tactiles, les liseuses numériques ont un autre atout : leur autonomie de chameau ! Cadeau idéal à l'approche des...
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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

>A great list of resources for all levels of librarians.

 

"Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there! Please feel free to add your suggestions!"


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» Les magazines québécois francophones débarquent sur Android!

» Les magazines québécois francophones débarquent sur Android! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Google a finalement lancé sa boutique de magazines Google Play Magazines au Canada. Bonne nouvelle, plusieurs magazines en français sont déjà présents dans la boutique, notamment L’Actualité, Elle Québec et Clin d’œil.


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Quill & Quire » Will Ferguson’s 419 wins Giller

Quill & Quire » Will Ferguson’s 419 wins Giller | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

As a humourist and travel writer, Will Ferguson is already well known to Canadian readers. After winning this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Calgary author is poised to become even more renowned for his work as a serious novelist.

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Tech Tidbits from the Guybrarian: Where do you get your ideas? | School Library Journal

Tech Tidbits from the Guybrarian: Where do you get your ideas? | School Library Journal | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

I’m not really that smart. I just know people who are. One of the wisest things that we librarians can do is to collaborate with other smart librarians who love to share. For example, I have a strong personal learning network (PLN) that starts on Twitter and even includes a monthly face-to-face gathering. My PLN provides me with lots of really good ideas, answers questions, and supports my work. It is through these resources that I have gathered a huge technology toolbox, assessment strategies, promotional ideas, and a ton of worthwhile resources that I can pass on to my teachers.

 

-Phil Goerner

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Fifty Shades of Grey blamed for Windsor baby boom - CBC News

Fifty Shades of Grey blamed for Windsor baby boom - CBC News | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

The CEO of a Windsor, Ont., hospital speculates that a spike in birth rate is linked to the popular erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Instagram debuts profile pages for the Web

Instagram debuts profile pages for the Web | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Several brands have embraced Instagram's new look on the Web, which closely resembles that of a Facebook profile.

 

-Kevin Allen

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Make a Meme (Comic) | District of Columbia Public Library

Make a Meme (Comic) | District of Columbia Public Library | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

"Love rage comics?  Can't get enough Internet memes?  Show off your comic genius at the library.  Create a hilarious library-themed meme.  All memes will be displayed in the Teen section of the Lamond-Riggs Neighborhood Library.  Participants will vote for the funniest library-themed memes, and winners will be featured on the Lamond-Riggs Library Facebook Page."

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31 Days of the Next Big Thing: Adventure Time!

31 Days of the Next Big Thing: Adventure Time! | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

One of YALSA’s 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults lists is “Adventure Seekers,” and it’s a great list. It features a wealth of action and adventure in titles as diverse as Libba Bray’s 2010 Printz Award winner Going Bovine; Cohn and Levithan’s Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares; the aforementioned Roland Smith’s Peak, which was a 2008 Best Book for Young Adults and a 2008 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers; and 2006 Printz Honor recipient I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak. There’s also a ton of fantasy, a sprinkling of historical fiction, and even some contemporary fiction — which is exactly my point. Hyphenated-adventure stories — dystopian tales, fantasy and sci-fi adventures, historical adventure, and the always-popular survival narrative (which comes in both fiction and nonfiction versions) are everywhere. Some of the upcoming titles that jumped out at me include...

 

-Julie Bartel

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Frank Cottrell Boyce wins Guardian children's fiction prize

Frank Cottrell Boyce wins Guardian children's fiction prize | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

Author scoops £1,500 award for his book The Unforgotten Coat, based on the true story of a girl deported to Mongolia.

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50 Great Mobile Apps for Libraries | Librarian in Black Blog – Sarah Houghton

Richard Le and Tom Duffy

You can get a list of all of the apps from the presentation at the mobile page: http://50apps.weebly.com

 

46% of American adults own smart phones.  By 2016, 10 billion will be in use worldwide.  By the year 2013 there will be 81.4 billion apps.  The average download of apps per device is 51.  The average time spent on apps per day is 81 minutes (HOLY MOTHER—THAT’S A LOT).

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The Witch-Burner’s Mein Kampf: Excerpts of evil | Edmonton Journal

The Witch-Burner’s Mein Kampf: Excerpts of evil | Edmonton Journal | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

His name was Johannes Tinctor - though he was also known at Jean Taincture - and he was Dominican monk and member of the Roman Catholic Inquisition, whose writings helped to launch a homicidal witch-hunting crusade throughout late medieval and early modern western Europe. I’ve written a piece about a long-lost copy of Tinctor’s hand-written 15th century manuscript, recently rediscovered in the University of Alberta’s Bruce Peel Special Collections Library.

 

-Paula Simons

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Love My Library 2012

We asked our patrons "What do you love most about Winnipeg Public Library?" We were floored by your responses. Our patrons are the best!!

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Why Ebooks Are Inspiring A New Age Of Print

Why Ebooks Are Inspiring A New Age Of Print | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

It may sound obvious, but books exist - in a way that memory on a microchip does not. Enduring physical presence is no small thing in an age when information appears on a screen, then changes, evolves, and maybe even disappears. And as efficient as ebook retailers are, clicking to purchase is a fairly soulless affair in comparison to the pleasures of browsing in a bookstore.

 

-Andrew Losowsky

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Une arme à feu retrouvée dans un livre de Robert Stone

Une arme à feu retrouvée dans un livre de Robert Stone | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it
les bibliothèques sont pleines de ressources...

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Libraries Respond to Hurricane Sandy, Offering Refuge, WiFi, and Services to Needy Communities | School Library Journal

Libraries Respond to Hurricane Sandy, Offering Refuge, WiFi, and Services to Needy Communities | School Library Journal | LibraryLinks LiensBiblio | Scoop.it

About 50 people were waiting to get into the Princeton (NJ) Public Library (PPL) when it managed to open its doors at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 30, the morning after Hurricane Sandy unleashed its wrath along the East Coast. About 80 percent of Princeton was without power, but PPL was lit, warm, and wired, operated by a skeletal staff and volunteers who were able to maneuver their way, most on foot, through streets laden with downed trees to the downtown library. Adults and kids flooded into PPL with their laptops, preparing to hunker down, play games, read books, and watch family movies until the library’s regular closing time at 9 pm.

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