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Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools

Libraries and Librarians-Essential to Thriving Schools

Libraries and Librarians: Essential to Thriving Schools. The Library News | I love libraries! I’m composing this blog post in a recently opened library in Palo Alto, and have always loved visiting libraries big and small, in schools and in some of the largest cities in the nation. And despite the competition from monuments and government buildings of great renown, ...

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UIC, U. of C. Celebrate Unity in Obama Library Bids

Susan Sher of the University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago Chancellor Michael Amiridis attend the Obama presidential library unity breakfast in downtown Chicago on March 16, 2015. [Jose M. Osorio, Chicago] Tribune)

UIC, U. of C. Celebrate Unity in Obama Library Bids. The Library NEWS | After more than a year of tough competition, the University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago came together Monday in a show of unity, hosting a community breakfast designed to send a strong message to Barack Obama that the city wants his library ...

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STL contest to judge architects’ best Little Free Library

St. Louis police pose with Cops Care library. Photo courtesy of St. Louis Police Department |photo: stltoday.com

The Library NEWS | We’ve seen fancy dog houses auctioned off for charity. A new building initiative asks architects and designers to turn out, and donate, a Little Free Library. You know those libraries — elevated boxes near sidewalks that offer free books. One can also donate a book to the small “library.” Space Architecture + Design is organizing the event ...

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Learning Through Play, the Old School Way: Teaching Information Ethics to Millennials

E-Journal

Learning Through Play, the Old School Way: Teaching Information Ethics to Millennials. The Library NEWS | Journal | Learning Through Play, the Old School Way: Teaching Information Ethics to Millennials. by: Lucinda A Rush Abstract Incorporating gaming and active learning elements into library instruction in academic libraries has proven to be an effective way to engage Millennials and increase their ...

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“Google It” Better With Google Search Education

Google Search Education

“Google It” Better With Google Search Education. The Library NEWS | As librarians, one of our key missions is to equip students with the skills necessary to locate and synthesize the information. We want to teach our students to access high-quality resources and use databases to conduct research. What do our students want to do? Just Google it, of course. ...

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Library UX in Practice | The User Experience

The Southeast Florida Library Information Network

Library UX in Practice | The User Experience. The Library NEWS | The Southeast Florida Library Information Network (SEFLIN) is diving deep into library user experience (UX), and the organization’s member libraries are reaping the benefits. SEFLIN recently created an application for member libraries to propose UX projects. Six libraries were selected—a mix of public and academic institutions—and I’ll be ...

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One Book Online | One Cool Thing

One Book Online

One Book Online | One Cool Thing. The Library NEWS | One Book, One Community programs are, of course, a staple of public library adult programming. In “One Book, Well Done,” we offered a look at what makes a successful program; in the inaugural One Cool Thing column LJ visited a variation on the theme, the self-published One Book read ...

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Public Libraries, U. Wisconsin–Madison Team Up on Climate Change MOOC

Moocs

Public Libraries, U. Wisconsin–Madison Team Up on Climate Change MOOC. The Library NEWS | The University of Wisconsin–Madison (UWM) is offering a new four-week massive open online course (MOOC) on Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region. What’s different about this endeavor, besides the strong local interest angle, is that the university, in coordination with Wisconsin Library Services ...

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