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Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries

Competencies for Librarians Serving Children in Public Libraries

Association for Library Service to Children
a division of the American Library Association

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“Created by the ALSC Education Committee, 1989. Revised by the ALSC Education Committee: 1999, 2009, 2015; approved by the ALSC Board of Directors at the 2015 American Library Association Annual Conference.

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The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), believes that all children, no matter their circumstances or attributes, need and deserve the very best opportunities, and envisions a future where public libraries are recognized as vital to all children and the communities that support them. That passion energizes ALSC members to be innovators in the field of children’s library services, particularly in areas of access, advocacy, outreach, inclusion, and diversity.”
Stephen

Posted on: August 29, 2016, 6:27 am Category: Uncategorized

Economic Benefits of Culture – Hill Strategies

Economic Benefits of Culture – Hill Strategies

http://www.hillstrategies.com/content/economic-benefits-culture-0

Economic benefits of culture

Volume: 15 Issue: 3

In this issue: A detailed examination of various categories and subjects as well as key provincial and territorial statistics from Statistics Canada’s report on Provincial and Territorial Culture Indicators (2010 to 2014), which provides data on the direct economic and employment impacts of the arts, culture, and heritage.

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Articles

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 29, 2016, 6:06 am Category: Uncategorized

Your Guide to Education Technology: The Periodic Table of Ed Tech

Your Guide to Education Technology: The Periodic Table of Ed Tech

Periodic Table of Ed Tech

 

periodic table of ed tech

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 28, 2016, 6:52 am Category: Uncategorized

What is an API? In English, please.

What is an API? In English, please.

https://medium.freecodecamp.com/what-is-an-api-in-english-please-b880a3214a82#.3zt7fo4w5

“Technically, API stands for Application Programming Interface. At some point or another, most large companies have built APIs for their customers, or for internal use.

But how do you explain API in plain English?”

Follow the link.

Stephen

Posted on: August 28, 2016, 6:04 am Category: Uncategorized

Book readers experienced a 20% reduction in risk of mortality over a 12 year Yale University study over non-book readers

Book readers experienced a 20% reduction in risk of mortality over a 12 year Yale University study over non-book readers

http://www.nextbigfuture.com/2016/08/book-readers-experienced-20-reduction.html

Although books can expose people to new people and places, whether books also have health benefits beyond other types of reading materials is not known. This study examined whether those who read books have a survival advantage over those who do not read books and over those who read other types of materials, and if so, whether cognition mediates this book reading effect. The cohort consisted of 3635 participants in the nationally representative Health and Retirement Study who provided information about their reading patterns at baseline. Cox proportional hazards models were based on survival information up to 12 years after baseline.

A dose-response survival advantage was found for book reading by tertile, after adjusting for relevant covariates including age, sex, race, education, comorbidities, self-rated health, wealth, marital status, and depression.

Book readers live an average of two years longer.”

Stephen

Posted on: August 27, 2016, 6:27 am Category: Uncategorized

The Ultimate Guide to Copyright

A few helpful resources:

The Ultimate Guide to Copyright

http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/copyright-guide/

A Kid’s Guide to Internet Downloads

http://www.whoishostingthis.com/resources/downloading-for-kids/

 

Stephen

Posted on: August 27, 2016, 6:19 am Category: Uncategorized

Social, Mobile Driving Millennial News Consumption (Infographic)

Social, Mobile Driving Millennial News Consumption (Infographic)

http://www.adweek.com/socialtimes/social-mobile-driving-millennial-news-consumption-infographic/642901

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Stephen

Posted on: August 26, 2016, 6:41 am Category: Uncategorized