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In Defense Of Libraries

In Defense Of Libraries | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
The paint on my worn out ol' library soapbox is getting rather chipped these days, but I'm about to get back up on it, my friends. Brace yourselves.
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Why Everyone Should Care About Libraries

Why Everyone Should Care About Libraries | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
Please help us in our campaign to keep libraries across New York City open, stocked, and staffed.
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FCC Chairman Addresses ALA Conference, Role of Libraries in Digital Literacy - District Dispatch

FCC Chairman Addresses ALA Conference, Role of Libraries in Digital Literacy - District Dispatch | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
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Where we are failing our kids - District Dispatch

Where we are failing our kids - District Dispatch | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
Why is Joshua, the eighth grader, doing homework at a fast-food restaurant, and how could this situation be improved?
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Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More - Forbes

Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More - Forbes | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
I have often thought that nothing would do more extensive good at small expense than the establishment of a small circulating library in every county, to consist of a few well-chosen books, to be lent to the people of the country under regulations...
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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.
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E-Books, Libraries and Democracy

E-Books, Libraries and Democracy | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
All of the Big Six publishers have, for the first time, agreed to make e-books available to public library users.
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FCC Chairman Thanks Libraries For Role in Digital Literacy | LJ INFOdocket

FCC Chairman Thanks Libraries For Role in Digital Literacy | LJ INFOdocket | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
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Public Libraries: A Lifeline to Technology Resources

Public Libraries: A Lifeline to Technology Resources | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
New ALA Report “U.S. Public Libraries and BTOP” Shares Community Impacts
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Not dead yet: Libraries still vital, Pew report finds

Not dead yet: Libraries still vital, Pew report finds | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
Perhaps the most groundbreaking aspect of “Library Services in the Digital Age,” the report released today by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project is how non-groundbreaking its findings are.
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Need Accurate Political Fact-Checking? Ask a Librarian

Need Accurate Political Fact-Checking? Ask a Librarian | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
Everyone with Internet access is a political fact-checker, which, of course, means reliable fact-checking is hard to find. We need unbiased professionals schooled in information science, preferably ones with access to physical documents.
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Library nurses look after those in need

Library nurses look after those in need | Public Libraries in the Community | Scoop.it
A slight man with a stethoscope and black medical bag regularly walks through Tucson's downtown public library, helping patrons with issues that have nothing to do with books.
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