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Returning eCourse: Apps for Librarians

CHICAGO — ALA Editions announces a new iteration of its popular eCourse Apps for Librarians: Empower Your Users with Mobile App Literacy. Nicole …

NSA surveillance: how librarians have been on the front line to protect privacy

Surveillance,NSA,US news,US Congress,US constitution and civil liberties,Edward Snowden,Law<p>‘Librarians were the original search engine’ and long before Edward Snowden, thousands campaigned against the government violating privacy rights<p>In the hours before US senators voted to take on the might of …

Surveillance

How libraries in Germany are fighting extinction - and winning | DW | 27.05.2015

Is an e-book as much a book as a "book book"? Libraries in Germany would say yes. It seems they're coming to grips with what many readers take for …

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Sarah Marsh and Lisa Spiller

A complete guide to Knowledge Management - Working Papers

Knowledge management is essentially about getting the right knowledge to the right person at the right time.<p>It is important to remember that …

Knowledge Management

Where to for Knowledge Management in 2015: IDM Reader Survey

Where to for Knowledge Management in 2015: IDM Reader SurveyWhat is knowledge management? This question has triggered a thousand on-line arguments …

Knowledge Management

Notes from a presentation on library spaces by Keith Webster

My larger place of work (the major research institution of which my lab is a part) has an annual assembly of library folks from all the various …

Libraries

Preventing Librarian Burnout

source<br>Months back I read an interesting piece on Inside Higher Ed. "Can I Do the Same Thing Over and Over Again?" by John Warner (if you don't follow …

Libraries: have to think about them differently

by Carlos Lozada<p>Libraries are repositories of books, music and documents, but above all of nostalgia: the musty stacks, the unexpected finds, the …

Colorful Little Free Libraries entice readers, art lovers in La Grange

Better than book jackets, dozens of colorful Little Free Libraries are dotting the sidewalks of La Grange for the town's 10th annual summer art exhibit.<p>Like the creative cover of a best seller, the small, hand-painted boxes are meant to entice readers and spur them to seek adventure through novels, …

The Global Librarian at #EduTechAU

Global librarian is not a title – it is a choice. Global librarianship is a mindset where you seek inspiration from global projects and translate …

Invercargill Public Library to roll out robots

Invercargill Public Library digital content coordinator Eve Moodie checks out the app that children will use to code and programme robots at the …

How Edward Snowden Sparked a Librarians’ Quarrel

<i>Edward Snowden (Courtesy, The Guardian)</i>From the Cold War to the Patriot Act, librarians have fought to defend privacy against the intrusions of the …

Surveillance

Then there were 100: Why the Toronto Public Library’s newest branch is the perfect modern library

<i>Daniel Rotsztain is the creator of</i> allthelibraries.ca<i>, a project that saw the writer-artist visit, and draw, every branch of the Toronto Public Library. That tally was 99 – until this week, when TPL opened the Scarborough Civic Centre, its 100th branch. Here Mr. Rotsztain, who also goes by the</i> …

How Librarians Are Rockin' the Makerspace Movement

<b>Shhh! You’re in the library!</b> As the great-granddaughter of a librarian, I was brought up to know that the quiet of the library was sacred space. …

Identifying Opportunities in Citizen Science for Academic Libraries

URLs in this document have been updated. Links enclosed in <b>{curly brackets}</b> have been changed. If a replacement link was located, the new URL was …

Citizen Science

24 Awesome Librarian Tattoos

1. Card Catalog Sleeve<p>Elizabeth Skene has what might be the most awesomely complete librarian sleeve around, featuring a skull sitting on top of a …

Architects

3 New Studies That Will Make You Reconsider All Your Parenting Techniques

Forget what you thought you knew about nutrition, bedtime and the relationship between behavior and rewards. Read on for the latest wisdom from experts around the world...<p><b>Broccoli Contains No Nutrients</b><p>A group of broccoli farmers have been arrested after it has been revealed that broccoli contains …

Five ways libraries are using Instagram to share collections and draw public interest.

<i>Alongside universities, libraries and librarians are now using social media platforms to connect with users in a range of exciting and innovating</i> …

Teens Need Libraries

How digital libraries are helping prisoners across the country

Recently we spoke with Cindy Mclaughlin of the American Prison Data Systems (APDS) about their OverDrive-powered National Corrections Library (NCL), …

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for …

Roseville libraries add tech for special needs

Public libraries are a refuge for curious minds and lifelong learners, and one Roseville resident, after observing a lack of special-needs …

Special Education

Why Starbucks and Libraries Need to Talk

However well-intentioned, the conversations about race didn't work out at Starbucks. But that doesn't mean that informal connections in public spaces can't take us to a more vibrant and diverse America. I see the potential every Tuesday night when I hang out at the public library.<p>At the library, …

Libraries

| I Love Libraries

The theme for National Library Week 2015 is Unlimited possibilities @ your library.<p>Today's libraries are more than just books. Increasingly, they are …