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August 21, 2015: One billion people signed in to Facebook in a single day

So, August 21, 2015 was a landmark day for Facebook:

One billion people used Facebook on Monday

During just a single day, roughly one out of every seven people on Earth logged in to the social network, says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

http://www.cnet.com/news/one-billion-people-log-into-facebook-in-single-day/#ftag=CAD590a51e

“Facebook has reached a new milestone: 1 billion people using the social network in a single day.

Facebook reached the high mark on Monday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. That means roughly “1 in 7 people on Earth used Facebook to connect with their friends and family” in a single day, he added.”

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2015, 10:15 am Category: Uncategorized

Public Libraries on the cover of Municipal World Sept. 2015 Issue

SOLS Anne Marie Madziak has done it again and written a great article for the September issue of Municipal World.

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“Public Libraries: Champions and Facilitators of Local Culture”Municipal World, Sept. 2015

“Municipal World is the oldest continuously published monthly municipal magazine in the world.  Founded in 1891, the magazine is devoted to promoting effective municipal government. This site features important information about local government, details about Municipal World’s products and services, and links to other local government resources.”

I am thrilled that the editor chose to put this on the cover of the September issue and the editor’s note focuses on public libraries.

Here’s a PDF: Municipal World Public Library Staff, champions and facilitators of local culture

Stephen

 

Posted on: September 1, 2015, 8:59 am Category: Uncategorized

What’s Trending This Year? An Overview of The 2015 Internet Trends Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

What’s Trending This Year? An Overview of The 2015 Internet Trends Report [INFOGRAPHIC]

http://www.searchenginejournal.com/whats-trending-year-overview-2015-internet-trends-report-infographic/138007/

Follow the link for the visuals.

1. Internet Usage is in Overtime

2. Mobile Rules the Web

3. Content and News in Micro-Moments

4. Drones – The Future Or Fantasy

5. Last, But Certainly Not Least: Online Security

Source: AdviceInteractiveGroup.com 

Internet Trends of 2015 Infographic

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2015, 6:35 am Category: Uncategorized

Guided Inquiry Design: The Put-It-All-Together Chart

Guided Inquiry Design: The Put-It-All-Together Chart

http://bib20.blogspot.ca/2015/08/guided-inquiry-design-put-it-all.html

Stephen

Posted on: September 1, 2015, 6:23 am Category: Uncategorized

Understanding and Serving People Experiencing Homelessness: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Library Service

Understanding and Serving People Experiencing Homelessness: A Trauma-Informed Approach to Library Service

“A Two-Part Webinar Series

In January of 2014, there were 578,424 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States. Homelessness among children and families has risen to an historic high. Adults, youth, and families experiencing homelessness face a wide range of challenges including lack of affordable housing, employment opportunities, healthcare, social connections, and other needed services, as well as high rates of exposure to traumatic stressors that impact health and well-being. As homelessness increases, so does the significant intersection between homelessness and library service. This two-part series addresses the prevalence, causes, and impact of homelessness and related trauma on children and adults, while exploring ways to address homelessness in public libraries.

Part I

Part I covers prevalence and causes of homelessness and also the impact of these traumatic experiences on adults and children, with a link to the intersection between homelessness and public libraries.

Originally presented June 3, 2015.

Part II

Part II continues with ways to respond to homelessness in a public library setting—including some of the models that currently exist, as well as the concept of “trauma-informed” library services and what the core principles of this approach look like.

Originally presented June 10, 2015.

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Resources and Links

Kathleen Guarino:

Kathleen Guarino’s Slideshow, Part I (PDF, 26 pgs.)

Kathleen Guarino’s Slideshow, Part II (PDF, 13 pgs.)

Model Programs (from ALA’s Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement Toolkit):

Baltimore County (Md.) Public Library Street Card
http://www.bcpl.info/community/street-card

Denver (Colo.) Public Library Community Technology Center
http://denverlibrary.org/ctc

Pima County (Ariz.) Public Library Homeless Service Agencies
http://www.library.pima.gov/community/guides/homeless.php

Queens (N.Y.) Library
http://www.queenslibrary.org

San Francisco (Calif.) Public Library
http://www.sfpl.org

San Jose (Calif.) Public Library Homelessness Panel Discussion
http://sjpl.org/tags/homeless

Traverse Area (Mich.) District Library
http://www.tadl.org

Meaghan O’Connor:

Meaghan O’Connor’s Slideshow (PDF, 37 pgs.)

“After Being Homeless, Former Government Worker Struggles to Maintain Identity” (WAMU 88.5)
http://wamu.org/programs/metro_connection/15/02/20/after_years_of_homelessness_former_government_worker_struggles_to_maintain_identity

“D.C. adds a social worker to library system to work with homeless patrons” (Washington Post)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-adds-a-social-worker-to-library-system-to-work-with-homeless-patrons/2014/08/26/2d80200c-2c96-11e4-be9e-60cc44c01e7f_story.html

Extending Our Reach: Reducing Homelessness Through Library Engagement Toolkit (American Library Association)
http://www.ala.org/offices/extending-our-reach-reducing-homelessness-through-library-engagement

Marnie Webb:

Marnie Webb’s Slideshow (PDF, 4 pgs.)

Range (Caravan Studios)
http://www.RangeApp.org

Help Spread the Word (Caravan Studios)
http://www.caravanstudios.org/#!range-share/c1yv5

TechSoup for Libraries
http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org

Stephen

Posted on: August 31, 2015, 6:49 am Category: Uncategorized

TEACHING STUDENTS ABOUT INFORMATION: A READING LIST BY TROY SWANSON

TEACHING STUDENTS ABOUT INFORMATION: A READING LIST BY TTW CONTRIBUTOR TROY SWANSON

“Since Heather Jagman and I co-edited our book Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Thing About Information, I have enjoyed several email exchanges with librarians around the country focusing on topics of the book. The larger theme of these conversations center on the larger concepts around information literacy beyond the mechanics of searching. It seems that our profession
has long recognized that information literacy is more than using a library, and it is more than just searching Google. But, we are just now entering a time of broader discussion about the dispositions, modes of thinking, and levels of understanding that underlie information literacy.

During my conversations, several other books kept coming up as suggestions for further reading. I thought it might be fun to list out a few of these. I am sure that there are many titles out there, so feel free to add to this list in the comments below. I find these useful as starting points for many librarians (especially newer librarians) who may not have explored ideas of authority, credibility, epistemology, constructivism, and many related topics.  Most these are are written for popular audiences so they move faster and are enjoyable. (I have several as audio books.) There are scholarly treatises out there, but these books do the job.

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True Enough: Learning to LIve in a Post-Fact Society by Farhad Manjoo

Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman

The Believing Brain: From Ghosts and Gods to Politics and Conspiracy — How We Construct Beliefs and Reinforce Them as Truths by Michael Shermer

Second-Hand Knowledge: An Inquiry into Cognitive Authority by Patrick Wilson

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Too Big to Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now that the Facts Aren’t the Facts, Experts are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room by David Weinberger

The Demon Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan

The Emotional Life of Your Brain by Richard J. Davidson

The Information: A History, A Theory, a Flood by James Gleick

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Troy A. Swanson is Department Chair and Teaching & Learning Librarian at Moraine Valley Community College. He is the co-editor of the recent book from ACRL, Not Just Where to Click: Teaching Students How to Think About Information. You can follow him on Twitter at@t_swanson.”

Stephen

Posted on: August 31, 2015, 6:00 am Category: Uncategorized

5 THINGS YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT TEENS AND SOCIAL MEDIA: RESEARCH STUDY SUMMARY AND INFOGRAPHIC

5 THINGS YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT TEENS AND SOCIAL MEDIA: RESEARCH STUDY SUMMARY AND INFOGRAPHIC

http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2015/08/11/5-things-you-thought-you-knew-about-teens-and-social-media-research-study-summary-and-infographic/

“MYTH #1: Teens talk about everything online and have little regard for personal privacy.

MYTH #2: Facebook and other social media just distract teens from schoolwork.

MYTH #3: Teens’ use of social media is frivolous.

MYTH #4: It’s dangerous for teens to interact with adults online.

MYTH #5: Internet in schools and libraries is just for finding information.

You can find the infographic at: http://youthonline.ischool.drexel.edu/.”

Stephen

 

Posted on: August 30, 2015, 6:52 am Category: Uncategorized