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13 new Halloween reads to chill, amuse, inform and terrify

Halloween is almost here and the days are getting shorter — which means more time to read spooky tales under the cover of night.<p>Seeking the company of vampires, witches or mysterious tarot decks? How about modern hexes or the true story of Lincoln's ghost? Here are 13 new titles to read by …

Photographer Spends Almost 10 Years Photographing the Most Beautiful Libraries Around the World

German architectural photographer Reinhard Görner has been working in the field since 1982, photographing both historical and contemporary architecture. Attending photography classes during university, he was intrigued by architectural photography after attending a lecture by Julius Shulman and …

Architectural Photography
Donald Trump

Robots will destroy our jobs – and we're not ready for it

Two-thirds of Americans believe robots will soon perform most of the work done by humans but 80% also believe their jobs will be unaffected. Time to think again<p>The McDonald’s on the corner of Third Avenue and 58th Street in New York City doesn’t look all that different from any of the fast-food …

Computer Science

Digital Literacy Challenge: Create an Information Filter Bot

Two of the most important digital literacy skills we need to develop and practice today are <b>the ability to effectively filter information</b> and <b>the</b> …

Social Media

Reading is the Most Critical 21st Century Skill

21st Century

ON LIBRARIES: Make Your Presence Known

Too many librarians still think if they work hard and do a great job, their teachers and principal will recognize their value. It doesn’t work like …

Humanities

In Praise of Libraries

I recently had the honor of speaking at the 2016 New England Library Association Conference. As I walked up the steps to the podium, I kept my eyes focused on the stairs, hoping I wouldn't pull a Jennifer Lawrence, Oscar's Night move and trip on the way up. I was nervous and dry-mouthed. What …

Libraries

Will Librarians Oversee the Information Age?

Will Librarians Be The Overseers Of The Information Age?<p>Julie Todaro, President of the American Library Association, ALA and Eleni Miltsakaki, …

Libraries
Libraries

The time of the library is now

<i>Ian Anstice, professionally qualified librarian and editor of Public Libraries News, explains why keeping local libraries open is crucial to our</i> …

Libraries

The Surprising Benefits of Hating Everything

Essayist Mark Greif's new book 'Against Everything' doesn't tell you how to live, but it does encourag<p>Intellectuals get a bad rap. Long gone are the days when you could call up your favorite poet/theorist for a night of discussing German philosophy over absinthe and indoor cigarettes. In 2016, …

Reality TV

Politics in the digital age – democratisation or dysfunction?

And then there's Trump, the first openly racist, KKK-endorsed, quasi-fascistic candidate for the US presidency to have a serious chance of winning …

Social Media
MIT

Get To Know 100 ‘Bad Girls Throughout History’

<i>Being the first in anything is hard. Being the first woman in anything is harder.</i><p>Do you know the name of the first female pirate? The first self-made …

Feminism

Age of Discovery: New Maps, New Media And second Renaissance.

<b>New Maps, New Media And A New Human Condition</b><p>Chris Kutarna explains why we are in the midst of a second Renaissance.<p><i>Some 500 years ago, Johannes</i> …

Harvard Library Publishes Report on Converting Subscription Journals to Open Access | Harvard Library

The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) is pleased to announce the release of a comprehensive literature review on strategies …

7 Tips for Publishing on Medium

Medium – what exactly is its purpose? We understand that it is a platform for writers of any and all kinds, but is it also a social platform, like …

Marketing

A 3000 Year Old Cultural Heritage Preserved Through Photography

<i>All images by Reza Akram. Used with a Creative Commons License.</i><p>I am sure you have heard of the popular martial arts like Shaolin Kung Fu (from China) …

28 historic photos of Yosemite to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the NPS

Happy birthday to the National Park Service!<p>On Aug. 25, 1916, the keepers of America's great natural spaces were created when President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill that gave the organization the responsibility "to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and …

National Parks

Libraries of the future are going to change in some unexpected ways

According to David Pescovitz, co-editor at Boing Boing and research director at the Institute for the Future, a Palo Alto-based collective that makes forecasts about our world, it's likely in the coming decades that society's traditional understanding of a library will get completely upended.<p>In 50 …

Libraries

Publishing to WordPress with Ulysses 2.6

Publishing on iOS has never been a terribly smooth process for me. The closest I got was the Blogsy app, which had a WYSYWIG editor and support for multiple blogs. Unfortunately it had an interface made for iOS 6 and just couldn’t afford to keep up with subsequent iOS updates.<p>The next best thing …

Great Books

5 Reasons Why Being a Librarian Isn’t Boring at All

Libraries are changing -- and so are the jobs of the specialists who work there.<p>Financially savvy individuals know better than to dive headfirst into …

Libraries

The 21st Century’s 25 greatest films

Mad Max
Humanities

AASL announces 2016 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning | Knowledge Quest

Home <b>›</b> News <b>›</b> Association News <b>›</b> <b>AASL announces 2016 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning</b><p><i>on</i> 06/25/2016 • ( 1 )<p>AASL announced its 2016 list of Best Apps for …

Education Technology

Books that will Improve your Knowledge of the World

Inspired by a reader’s question to me, I thought I’d ask Farnam Street follers on Facebook and Twitter for an answer to the question: <b>What books would</b> …