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Schools Should Be Teaching Kids How to Use the Internet Well

Schools Should Be Teaching Kids How to Use the Internet Well

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
1 month ago
Before schools can take an active role in teaching social media use, responsibility, and self discipline, students and teachers need legitimate access to such platforms in the classroom must be clarified and legitimized by modernizing web filters.
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The Future of Libraries: Harvard Students Are Thinking Outside the Box

The Future of Libraries: Harvard Students Are Thinking Outside the Box

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
2 months ago
While books and other content can easily be made digital, the true value of libraries is rooted in community, interaction and learning. Maximizing a library’s potential means finding new ways to inspire and educate students.
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THE SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN - Library Technology Forecast for 2014 and Beyond

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
3 months ago

To remain relevant, libraries must shape the way they deliver their services to accommodate each new wave of technology that captures the imagination of society. Early exploration of these trends is important lest developments come into the library sphere so late that important opportunities are missed.

In recent years, for example, libraries have been working to incorporate elements of social networking into their services and to better support mobile devices.

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5 Futures for Libraries

5 Futures for Libraries

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
3 months ago
An embedded librarian is one who embeds him or herself inside a patron community, often online
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Myth-busting librarians debunk rumors about Texas' Wild West laws

Myth-busting librarians debunk rumors about Texas' Wild West laws

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
3 months ago
Good research results
The legend ends at the Legislative Reference Library of Texas, where a small team of well-referenced librarians has gone through the records and sorted out fact from fiction when it comes to the laws of the Lone Star State.
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There was never any state law forbidding buffalo hunting from the second floor of a hotel
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The library has received a steady stream of requests from the public and lawmakers to see if a certain statute is still on the books or whether it existed at all.
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"There is usually a kernel of truth to many of these myths," said reference librarian Becky Johnson, who helped put together the exhibit.
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Removed was the law that made it illegal to milk another person's cow
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Library Spaces that Keep Customers Coming Back

Library Spaces that Keep Customers Coming Back

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
3 months ago
We know at an intuitive level that well-designed spaces not only make for better business, they inspire and encourage us to engage with our world and achieve our goals.
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The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: a Call to Action | UpNext: The IMLS Blog

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
3 months ago
Teens make up a significant portion of library users
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Introduction to Memetics: What is a Meme? | Dan Zarrella

Introduction to Memetics: What is a Meme? | Dan Zarrella

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Nadia Uddin Nadia Uddin
3 months ago
phonological loop
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Clare Graves did far more research into this area of study (specifically- value memes or vMemes) than Dawkins, who recently seems to regret he even brought up the idea, as if he came up with it, what an ego! Don Beck and Christopher Cowen carried on Clare Graves research and now call it Spiral dynamics. There is a deep structure that explains why a bad idea to one person may seem like a good idea to another. Your purely superficial clinical explanation– although very well done– lacks depth and perspective, much like Dawkins work. I guess you are propagating the purely “ITS” perspective on “WE” space?
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PowerUP! Competition | Brooklyn Public Library

PowerUP! Competition | Brooklyn Public Library

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Nadia Uddin Nadia Uddin
3 months ago

Over the past ten years the competition has fostered the development of a host of new businesses. You may view the list of past winners and read more about them. Join the competition, and you may be on the list next year!

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Rediscovering Librarianship: Moving Beyond Books to a Community-Centered Service Model | Beyond Books

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
3 months ago
When asked why I wanted to work in a library as part of my program application, I talked about how much I loved helping people. But once I was in class, I was surrounded by people who, as Michael Stephens points out in Stuck in the Past, were largely there because they loved books
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The library as content provider is largely obsolete, at least for those who can find or purchase content themselves.

But as this week’s readings show, the future doesn’t have to be bleak. The stand out quote of the week for me is this:

“Library leadership must move beyond the lending/reference model to a broader view of what’s possible in a community-based space focused on helping people.” (Stephens, 2011).

This quote encapsulates how I feel about libraries and the profession. I want to help people, and I want to see the library in the center of the community

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We need to collaborate and discuss our unique community needs, and perhaps more importantly, we need to show how technology can replace traditional methods for the better when there is resistance.

Librarianship is about so much more than books.

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N H D M - Nam June Paik Library

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
3 months ago
#Library of the future in #Korea
Nam June Paik Library was designed as a multi-functional spatial device, which redefines the relationship between library users and information. In contrast to the conventional library characterized by the one directional transmission of the static, centralized, and predefined content, the Nam June Paik Library aims to promote non-linear and random access to information, and its production beyond the prescribed consumption. Through spontaneous expression and juxtaposition of ideas, the consumer of information becomes the producer and the static contents of the library turns dynamic. The collective generation and appreciation of information makes the library experience multi-directional and reciprocal.
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Norway Decided to Digitize All the Norwegian Books

Norway Decided to Digitize All the Norwegian Books

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
4 months ago
#library of the future - digital books
The National Library of Norway is planning to digitize all the books by the mid 2020s. 
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If you happen to be in Norway, as measured by your IP address, you will be able to access all 20th-century works, even those still under copyright. Non-copyrighted works from all time periods will be available for download. 
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Obama’s Library, Advisers’ Dream - NYTimes.com

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Liz Courtney Liz Courtney
4 months ago
Plans for President Obama's future #library
Already, suitors from Mr. Obama’s home and adopted states — and even New York, where he lived for two years as an undergraduate — are expressing interest in landing the library. But it is Chicago where the competition is most fierce.
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“a world-class library” would serve as an engine of economic development and be a natural fit for the Obamas.
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John Rogers, an Obama family friend and University of Chicago trustee, argued that a South Side library for the first black president would create a “perfect symmetry” with Lincoln’s library and museum in Springfield.
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