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WHY KIDS CAN’T STOP MOVING: THE NEUROSCIENCE BEHIND A STUDENT’S NEED TO MOVE

Why Kids Can’t Stop Moving: The Neuroscience Behind a Student’s Need to Move

Stephen

Posted on: February 19, 2018, 6:41 am Category: Uncategorized

Cannabis Literacy

Has anyone done a Canadian version?

Library Journal:

Cannabis Literacy | BackTalk

You can read it here: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2018/02/opinion/backtalk/cannabis-literacy-backtalk/

Stephen

Posted on: February 19, 2018, 6:04 am Category: Uncategorized

“Connector, Catalyst and Common Good: Defining the Academic Library of the 21st Century”

New Journal Article: “Connector, Catalyst and Common Good: Defining the Academic Library of the 21st Century”

“The following article is published in the latest issue (32.2) of Library Leadership and Management (LL&M), the official journal of the Library Leadership and Management Association.

Title
Connector, Catalyst and Common Good: Defining the Academic Library of the 21st Century

Authors

Janice Jaguszewski
University of Minnesota

Lisa McGuire
University of Minnesota

Source

Library Leadership and Management (LL&M)
Vol 32, No 2 (2018)

Abstract

Clearly articulating how an academic library inspires and transforms teaching, learning and research is critical for library leadership. Conveying the library’s deep expertise throughout the knowledge lifecycle (discovery, use, creation, and sharing) and demonstrating its ability to provide solutions to information problems are core to what an academic library brings to campus collaborations. At the University of Minnesota, the Health Sciences Libraries have developed a “Space as a Service” model of collaboration that positions them as a vital component of a larger Interprofessional Learning and Education Center within the University’s Academic Health Center. We describe and discuss six fundamental principles that guide our vision of an academic library as a Connector, Catalyst, Common Good and Service-Rich Environment, and offer a template for applying this model to a range of disciplines.

Direct to Full Text Article

Stephen

Posted on: February 18, 2018, 6:37 am Category: Uncategorized

Removing Barriers to Access: Eliminating Library Fines and Fees on Children’s Materials

How are overdue fines preventing you from meeting your library’s core values?

http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2018/02/fine-free-alamw18/

If you’ve not considered making your library fine free or want to know more about it, start with the white paper Removing Barriers to Access: Eliminating Library Fines and Fees on Children’s Materials prepared for the Colorado State Library.

Stephen

Posted on: February 18, 2018, 6:00 am Category: Uncategorized

How to Make Story Time Happen at Any Time

How to Make Story Time Happen at Any Time

https://offspring.lifehacker.com/how-to-make-story-time-happen-at-any-time-1822957754

Stephen

Posted on: February 17, 2018, 6:59 am Category: Uncategorized

IFLA Provides Comments to the European Commission Public Consultation on Fake News and Online Disinformation

IFLA Provides Comments to the European Commission Public Consultation on Fake News and Online Disinformation

European Commission Consultation Webpage

Responses From the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)

IFLA provides 23 responses in a six page document. 

Here’s the first question and IFLA response.

Q. In your opinion, which criteria should be used to define fake news for the purposes of scoping the problem?

  • Pretence of providing factual information (i.e. not opinion, or necessary conspiracy theories)
  • Malicious intent to mislead (i.e. not error)
  • Knowing repetition/relaying of sources (government or other) as fact, rather than quotation/opinion
  • Apparent similarity to ‘news’ (i.e. focused on short-term information. This would not necessarily include poor research practice – this is already subject to professional procedures elsewhere – but would include deliberate mis-reporting of research results). Importantly, though, it should take account of how people source information now – focusing on newspapers alone is not enough.
  • Refusal or reluctance to correct errors, or not giving prominence to these.

Direct to Full Text Response Document

See Also: Report From IFLA: “Real Solutions to Fake News: How Libraries Help” (August 20, 2017)

From the August 2017 Report

Source: IFLA”

http://www.infodocket.com/2018/02/03/ifla-provides-comments-to-the-european-commission-public-consultation-on-fake-news-and-online-disinformation/

 

 

Stephen

Posted on: February 17, 2018, 6:35 am Category: Uncategorized

Facebook’s user growth is dwindling — especially among young people

Facebook’s user growth is dwindling — especially among young people

http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-user-growth-dwindling-chart-2018-2

Note – this chart is about growth not total numbers.  It does show that libraries need to diversify their social media strategies beyond Facebook and Twitter.  Of course, don’t worry about Facebook, they own Instagram. – where many of these younger folks are flocking.

Chart of the Day

Stephen

Posted on: February 16, 2018, 10:30 am Category: Uncategorized