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IFLA: “Access and Opportunity for All: How Libraries Contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda

IFLA: “Access and Opportunity for All: How Libraries Contribute to the United Nations 2030 Agenda”

http://www.infodocket.com/2016/08/19/new-publication-from-ifla-access-and-opportunity-for-all-how-libraries-contribute-to-the-united-nations-2030-agenda/

“Here’s a new full text publication from IFLA made available online.

From the IFLA Web Site:

2016-08-14_15-26-39The inclusion of libraries and access to information in national and regional development plans will contribute to meeting the global United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

In support of this goal, IFLA has today published a booklet of examples and recommendations for policymakers demonstrating the contribution of libraries to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is also a supporting two-page handout.

The booklet includes stories from all types of libraries in from many countries around the world. IFLA thanks all IFLA members and partners that contributed their stories for the booklet. Additional stories will be made available online, and you can re-print the booklet and handout at any time. Print copies will also be mailed to all IFLA members and additional copies can be ordered from IFLA Headquarters.

Direct to Full Text Booklet (24 pages, PDF; English)

Translations

Stephen

Posted on: September 30, 2016, 6:25 am Category: Uncategorized

25 tips to help you become an online influencer

25 tips to help you become an online influencer

http://mashable.com/2016/08/16/25-tips-becoming-online-influencer/

 

Stephen

Posted on: September 30, 2016, 6:18 am Category: Uncategorized

Libraries Unite Globally on Twitter for #FollowALibrary Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Libraries Unite Globally on Twitter for #FollowALibrary Day

September 30th, 2016

On September 30th, 2016, libraries around the world will take to Twitter using #FollowALibrary to promote and celebrate the amazing work other libraries are doing on social mediapromote and celebrate the amazing work other libraries are doing on social media.  As part of their commitment to learning and recreation, libraries participate in social media to discuss, collaborate, and contribute.

Whether libraries’ content are informative or lighthearted, there is a unified message to raise awareness of libraries and their relevance in the digital age. Taking conversations into virtual spaces where people gather online is a natural extension of libraries’ ongoing mission to enrich, connect, and inform.
Join the conversation to celebrate libraries and all they do for our communities on September 30th using #FollowALibrary

For more information, follow the hashtag on September 30th.

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Media Contact:

Dave McMurrin

Assistant Library Director

Barbara S. Ponce Public Library

City of Pinellas Park

727-369-0679

[email protected]

www.pinellas-park.com/library

Posted on: September 29, 2016, 9:55 am Category: Uncategorized

Which states listen to the most audiobooks?

The Most Tuned-In States in America: INFOGRAPHIC

http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/the-most-tuned-in-states-in-america-infographic/122477

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Stephen

Posted on: September 29, 2016, 6:40 am Category: Uncategorized

Lengthy Young Adult Fiction Series: INFOGRAPHIC

Lengthy Young Adult Fiction Series: INFOGRAPHIC

http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/lengthy-young-adult-fiction-series-infographic/123705

Long YA Series Infographic (GalleyCat)

 

Stephen

Posted on: September 29, 2016, 6:22 am Category: Uncategorized

IFLA Trend Report 2016 Update Published

http://www.infodocket.com/2016/08/16/libraries-and-librarianship-ifla-trend-report-2016-update-published/

“From the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA):

The IFLA Trend Report, released in 2013, identified the drivers of transformation in the global information environment.

2016-08-16_07-53-20Covering access to information, education, privacy, new forms of digital engagement and technological transformation, it has provided the catalyst for intensive debate and discussion in the worldwide library community.

[Emphasis Ours] Now, after over sixty events in thirty countries spread across all continents, and translation into fourteen languages, the Trend Report 2016 Updateshares the results of these discussions. It builds on the experience, insights and imagination of IFLA’s members, adding a new layer of understanding.

To give just a few examples, librarians in Africa and Latin American highlighted questions around connectivity, while those in Europe reflected on the potential of eLending. North American librarians looked at the digital role libraries can play in their communities, and those in Asia and Oceania considered forming new partnerships with online education providers.

The update also fulfills the original mission of the Report to be just the starting point for ongoing reflection. It highlights questions which were barely on the horizon in 2013, such as Blockchain technologies or 3D printing, as well as underlining the importance of redefining the role of libraries, ensuring investment in skills and improving coordination in the sector.

The Trend Report Bibliography has also been updated with 60 new resources.

Direct to IFLA Trend Report 2016 Update (34 pages; PDF)

Direct to Trend Report Bibliography (Updated)

Direct to IFLA Trend Report (2013)

Stephen

Posted on: September 29, 2016, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized

Here’s how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020

Here’s how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020

http://www.businessinsider.com/8-18-2016-iot-ecosystem-internet-of-things-forecasts-and-business-opportunities-2016-8

 

 

Stephen

Posted on: September 28, 2016, 3:11 pm Category: Uncategorized