Shelly Neumann

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Smartphones aren't selling like they used to (it's an Android thing)

After a strong end to 2014, the smartphone market seems to have taken a turn.<p>Samsung warned on Monday that it would miss Wall Street's expectations for the second quarter, an indication of a rough start for its flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone. Also on Monday, HTC reported that it has swung back into …

Selling

A half-told love story emerges from the pages of an old book

Has social media killed the romantic ideal of the one that got away? Finding love letters slipped into a dog-eared book in Cairo got Raphael Solarsh thinking<p>I love browsing in second-hand bookshops. Each time I search a new shelf, it’s in the hope I’ll discover something unique, a book with a …

Books

Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

E-Journals Glossary of Terms

The University of Connecticut Libraries is in the process of an extensive evaluation and review of our e-resource collections. So that everyone involved in collection development (e.g. subject librarians, e-resources librarians, etc.) can have a common vocabulary as we review our e-journal …

Librarianship

A major change is coming to Google search

The revised formula, scheduled to be released Tuesday, will favor websites that Google defines as "mobile-friendly." Websites that don't fit the description will be demoted in Google's search results on smartphones while those meeting the criteria will be more likely to appear at the top of the …

New Milford H.S. Students Explore New Ways Of Learning With Library's 'Makerspace'

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —</b> One New Jersey high school has its students getting creative with a new space in its library that encourages teens to think …

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Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started

<b>1) KNOW YOUR SPACE.</b><p>“Why are you here?” That was one of the most common questions asked of the staff at the Make Magazine booth at the ALA. The …

Build a Makerspace

Here's a simple solution for creating Makerspaces for kids to make things at or near schools and community centers.<p><b>Introduction by Dale Dougherty, founder of MAKE</b><p>How do we give young people more opportunities to become makers and learn practical skills they can apply to their own creative …

Good Read: How to Teach Students Better Online Research Skills

Improving web research tactics is a priority Sara Shaw, an elementary school teacher in Avon, Mass., realized she needed to teach online research …

How To: Use Wikipedia in the Classroom Responsibly

Despite the fact that it’s currently the year 2013, and that our collective EdTech excitement is growing every single day, there’s still one aspect …

Google Search: 10 Questions Answers to Help You Search Smarter!

At the Google Teacher Academy Lisa Thumann awed me with her lively presentation on Google Search. I must do an average of 15 searches a day on a wide …

With Modern Makeovers, America's Libraries Are Branching Out

It's not exactly a building boom, but several public libraries around the country are getting makeovers. The Central Library in Austin, Texas just broke ground on a new building that promises such new features as outdoor reading porches and a cafe. In Madison, Wis., they're about to open a newly …

Why public libraries are glamming up

Library campaigners, among whom I count myself, need not be too full of doom and gloom. While cuts and closures are affecting library services, it is also true that the past decade has seen a reinvention of the public library in the UK and across the world. Next week, the new Library of Birmingham …

What Does Open Access Mean To You?

<b>Add your answer below. We're giving away the new PeerJ T-shirts all week for the best answers.</b><p><b>"You have the power to change the way research is</b> …

Open Access

Why Library, when you could just forget the Past, Present, and Future of your Community? by Eli Neiburger

So, we people of the library tribe are in a bit of a pickle, right? We did such a good job building our brand over the millennia that no matter how …

Is Google killing our libraries?

Search engines are killing the library as we know it as ink and paper makes way for computer screens and hand held devices.<p>But a visiting expert from …

A Primer On Infographics In The Classroom

<b>A Primer On Infographics In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>Pamela Rossow</b><p>If you are a K-12 teacher or a college professor, you may be searching for new ways to …

Two-way libraries, open catalogues and the future of sharing culture

<b>In brief</b><p>Photo by Flickr user David Amsler (CC BY 2.0)<p>by<p>For various reasons, libraries have largely ignored the volume of new content whose creation …

Research Article: “Libraries as Co-Working Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning”

The following article appears in Library Hi-Tech (Vol. 31 No 2).<p>We’re sharing the full text of the “accepted for publication” version of the …

Library Quest: Developing a Mobile Game App for A Library

This is the story of Library Quest (iPhone, Android), the App That (Almost) Wasn’t. It’s a (somewhat) cautionary tale of one library’s effort to …

Mobile Devices

Why Libguides suck, and where do we go from here

I hesitate to go into too much detail about libguides because many people have heard my talk and/or read my recent paper or talked to me. But in …

4 Things to Make With Cereal Boxes

They're sturdier than paper, easier to cut than corrugated cardboard, and free. Score!<p>Cereal boxes are well sized for holding magazines, comic books, and school supplies. To make a case, cut the top from a box at an angle, then wrap the box with decorative paper and double-sided tape.

Public Libraries: First Maker Space in Central Iowa Opening Very Soon

<i>Note: The Kirkendall Public Library is located the Des Moines suburb of Ankeny, Iowa. The formal opening is one week from today with resources</i> …