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“quality interactions involving words — the use of shared symbols (“Look, a dog!”); rituals (“Want a bottle after your bath?”); and “conversational fluency (“Yes, that is a bus!”) — were a far better predictor of language skills at age 3 … Continue reading

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3 Key library assets: People, place & platform: “The platform is the most valuable asset, Garmer said, describing it as a set of resources and tools the library offers to the community that can be programmed in any way users … Continue reading

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Did you know there are more public libraries in America than McDonald’s restaurants? Or that 50% of Americans used a library last month? If not, you might want to check out this infographic on Amer… INFOGRAPHIC: Checking Out America’s Libraries

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ellietheoverlander: Basically superheroes.

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Living a literary life

In order to be really good as a librarian, everything counts toward your work, every play you go see, every concert you hear, every trip you take, everything you read, everything you know. I don’t know of another occupation like … Continue reading

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An Elephant and Piggie Wedding!

historyhobbit: When a children’s librarian gets married you’d better believe it! The cutest vows ever? A dramatic reenactment of the Mo Willem’s gem, Elephants Cannot Dance!  Will you try? I will try. such a lovely event (but don’t tell the … Continue reading

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Updated library signs for the times

schoollibraryjournal: If you’re attending the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas next week, stop by the Library Journal / School Library Journal / Horn Book / Junior Library Guild booth (829) and pick up a free copy of this … Continue reading

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“rtist” broadly in order to communicate that point: to us, an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things. We think creativity – like information –should be accessible to everyone in a community, and that the … Continue reading

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What do Lyon, France; Cape Town, South Africa; and Columbus, Ohio have in common??

http://www.olc.org/news_story042414.php IFLA is coming! Seriously – WOW!

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Professionalism

Librarians with personal commitment, a “code,” do not play follow the leader. They do not take orders as hacks, apologists, or nitpickers. Their responsibility is not to any power structure at all, but to the patron and to the profession. … Continue reading

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