Mary Finn

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How Librarians Can Be Digital Mentors for Teens

What is the role of librarians, archivists, media trainers, and other information professionals in fostering a healthy digital world for the next …

Hung Up

New Infographic: Empowered Digital Citizens Guide for Educators

While their privileged peers whose schools don’t have such restrictions imposed upon them have freedom to roam the internet, many low income students …

Library of Congress launches three new learning apps

The Library of Congress. (Getty Images)<p>The Library of Congress on Friday announced the release of three new digital learning apps for K-12 students …

UPDATE: At Georgia Tech, demolition signals move toward a tech-oriented library

Bound volumes reign supreme, but Georgia Tech has embarked on a journey toward a more digital library.<p><i>UPDATE: This article has been updated with information provided by Georgia Tech. The library will not be “book-less” as previously indicated. Rather, 30,000 books, including Sci-Fi, popular, and</i> …

Georgia Tech

Net Neutrality at the end of 2017: What libraries need to know.

Millions of internet users have weighed in — including hundreds of libraries and information professionals — to tell FCC Chairman Ajit Pai not to …

Net Neutrality

Smart Library Management System using Internet of Things( IoT) for Library Automation

3. A self-guided virtual tour :<p>Beacons can be placed anywhere in the library and send users off on a tour. When a user gets to each location their …

Why Libraries Are More Important Now Than Ever

It’s almost 4 p.m. on a November Monday, and a very un-library-like scene is unfolding inside Chicago’s Harold Washington Library teen …

SJSU-Led Team Explores Blockchain in Libraries

A group led by San José State University iSchool (SJSU) Director Sandra Hirsh and SJSU lecturer Susan Alman is exploring how the library field could …

Blockchain

Top tips for a data reference interview

The reference interview - or consultation - is a well established technique used by librarians and information professionals. This helps establish …

Librarianship

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told<br>At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think …

Education Technology

This digital archive of children’s books is available to all

Six thousand books from the 19th century are at our kids' fingertips.<p>Have kids? Wondering what you will do to keep them busy during upcoming school …

Google Search adds audiobook results with public library links

Search for a book in Google Search and the top results pane will now feature a section dedicated to audiobooks. As podcasts regain popularity, many …

Children’s reading on screen: in the beginning was the word, not a hotspot

Research shows gaps in children’s digital books, but their potential is still untapped<p>Children’s story apps and digital books face an international content crisis. In the US, an in-depth evaluation of best-selling apps showed that the majority do little to extend children’s learning beyond rote …

App Store

Photographs that show a bygone India

<b>There was a time an event would not begin without a photographer. "I remember the days when event organisers would even delay a show if the photographer was running late," says Balachandra Raju, a 78-year-old third-generation photographer of Sathyam studio, a still surviving photo studio in India's</b> …

India

Building people skills at the reference desk

I’ve been working shifts at the central reference desk at the University of Illinois Main Library for nearly a year and half now, and it’s occurred …

Humanities

Raise Revenue for Your Library NOW!

4-week eCourseBeginning <b>Monday, January 8, 2018</b><p>In this new 4-week eCourse, you’ll learn how to administer and promote over 40 types of …

It’s CS Ed Week 2017: Get ready for The Hour of Code

<i>Note: This post, contributed by Code.org President Alice Steinglass, is the first in a series of District Dispatch posts during CS Education Week</i> …

Computer Science

FCC Urged To Hold Off On Net Neutrality Repeal

Regulators should delay voting on a proposal to repeal the net neutrality rules until a federal appellate court decides whether the Federal Trade …

Now You're a Manager

Episode 19<p>Air date: 12/04/2017<p>Now You’re a Manager<p>Mark Derks continues his conversation with fills in for Bill Mickey and talks with Leslie Madden, …

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

It's no secret that reading is good for you. Just six minutes of reading is enough to reduce stress by 68%, and numerous studies have shown that …

The Brain

Museums have ‘swapped’ Instagram accounts for the day to show off the area’s cultural institutions

If you’re swiping through Instagram today, you may be asking yourself this question: Why in the world is the Museum of Science posting pictures of …

ALSC provides $70k in Strengthening Communities Through Libraries grants to 14 libraries

CHICAGO — The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) is pleased to announce the recipients of the Strengthening Communities Through …

Education