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Infographic: Summer Reading Habits

Infographic: Summer Reading Habits

http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/07/25/infographic-summer-reading-habits/

Goodreads summer reading

Stephen

Posted on: July 28, 2015, 6:59 am Category: Uncategorized

New Republic: School Libraries Are Under Attack

School Libraries Are Under Attack

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122293/school-libraries-are-under-attack

“From coast to coast, elementary and high school libraries are being neglected, defunded, repurposed, abandoned, and closed.

The kindest thing that can be said about this is that it’s curious; the more accurate explanation is that it’s just wrong and very foolish.

A 2011 survey conducted with my graduate students of 25 separate statewide studies shows that students who attend schools with libraries that are staffed by certified librarians score better on reading and writing tests than students in schools without library services. And it is lower-income students who benefit the most.

This clear empirical evidence has had little impact on budget cutters, however. They act—mistakenly—as though there is no link between libraries and educational achievement.

Here are the numbers and the arguments to which they need to pay attention.”

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122293/school-libraries-are-under-attack

Stephen

Posted on: July 28, 2015, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/help-students-become-better-questioners-warren-berger

 

Stephen

Posted on: July 28, 2015, 6:29 am Category: Uncategorized

Competencies for Information Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces

Competencies for Information Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces

Kyungwon Koh, School of Library and Information Studies, The University of Oklahoma, Email: [email protected]

June Abbas, School of Library and Information Studies, The University of Oklahoma, Email: [email protected]

https://kyungwonkoh.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/koh_abbas_jelis2015.pdf

“Competencies for Information Professionals in Learning Labs and Makerspaces Kyungwon Koh School of Library and Information Studies, The University of Oklahoma, Email: [email protected] June Abbas School of Library and Information Studies, The University of Oklahoma, Email: [email protected] An increasing number of libraries and museums provide transformative learning spaces, often called “Learning Labs” and “Makerspaces.” These spaces invite users to explore traditional and digital media, interact with mentors and peers, and engage in creative projects. For these spaces and programs to be sustainable, it is essential that they are staffed by qualified professionals and support staff. This research study investigated the competencies required for the successful performance of professionals in library and museum learning spaces. Researchers conducted in-depth interviews with professionals working in leading learning spaces in the U.S. The findings include top competencies (e.g., ability to learn, adapt to new situations, collaborate, serve as an advocate, and serve diverse people) and skills (e.g., management, program development, grant writing, technology, and facilitating learning) required for professionals, as well as relevance of higher education to prepare them for their current positions. The study generated curricular design implications for LIS educators with an emphasis on teaching and learning with technologies.”

Via: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/05/opinion/michael-stephens/researcher-what-you-got-office-hours/

Stephen

Posted on: July 27, 2015, 6:56 am Category: Uncategorized

Adult Learners on Stress in College

Adult Learners on Stress in College

http://blog.cengage.com/adult-learners-on-stress-in-college/

Adult learners' experience

Adult learners' stress

Stephen

Posted on: July 27, 2015, 6:55 am Category: Uncategorized

Ten Facebook Pages You Need to Stop Sharing From

Librarians are always collecting horror stories and bad sites from the web for teaching purposes.  Here’s some lists of questionable Facebook pages.

Ten Facebook Pages You Need to Stop Sharing From

http://dawnsbrain.com/ten-facebook-pages-you-need-to-stop-sharing-from/

UPDATE May 11 2015: Ten Facebook Pages You Need to Stop Sharing From Part 2

UPDATE June 25 2015: Ten Facebook Pages You Need to Stop Sharing From Part 3

Stephen

 

Stephen

Posted on: July 27, 2015, 6:43 am Category: Uncategorized

Forrester: Tablet Sales Have Plateaued But There’s A Future In Business

Forrester: Tablet Sales Have Plateaued But There’s A Future In Business

http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/12/forrester-tablet-sales-have-plateaued-but-theres-a-future-in-business/?ncid=rss

“As iPhone revenue soars, Apple’s iPad sales dropped 18 percent year-over-year in the final quarter of 2014 and has now hit a plateau, according to a new study from Forrester Research.

Even the new iPad Air didn’t help. But it’s not just Apple’s device that slipped. The study points to an overall plateau in tablet sales worldwide.

The reason for the slump in sales is varied, but saturation in the consumer market may have a lot to do with it. Android tablets have plummeted in price – some to even as low as $50 – making this an incredibly accessible piece of technology for most consumers.”

Forrester Study

Stephen

Posted on: July 26, 2015, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized