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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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“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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Illinois Internet Screening in Public Libraries Act Meets with Opposition

Illinois Internet Screening

Illinois Internet Screening in Public Libraries Act Meets with Opposition. The Library NEWS | At Illinois’s 99th General Assembly on February 29, State Representative Peter Breen (R-District 48) introduced House Bill 2689, which would create the Internet Screening in Public Libraries Act (ISPLA). The act provides that every public library in the state of Illinois must have a “technology protection ...

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Ebooks: The Final Chapter for Libraries?

e-book The Final Chapter for Libraries

Ebooks: The Final Chapter for Libraries?. The Library NEWS || Will ebooks kill public libraries or give them a new lease of life? Nicole Kobie explores the delicate politics of lending electronic books. Click a link and gain access to a million ebooks for free. It isn’t piracy, and it isn’t a new Amazon Kindle service: it’s your local library. ...

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