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New Infographic: Librarians in the Digital Age. Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics. Library infographics presented below clearly show that being a librarian today is not about surviving any longer.

Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics

It’s great that such infographics are created. Infographics are a fantastic way to draw attention of online users, and give facts not only in a more digestible, but also highly entertaining way. Many people still perceive libraries as awesome-looking magical places, full of a scent of old paper. We associate libraries with the past and with the analog world – the world that doesn’t fit into the broadband internet connection. It’s not true (and I think it never was). These infographics change the perspective. Click or tap on the infographics to enlarge them. Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics 1. This interesting infographic lists most important reasons why you need a librarian in an internet age more than ever before. Nowadays, what we mostly struggle with is the information overload, not a lack of it. .

⇢ Credits and more info 2. . ⇢ Credits and more info 3. 4. 5. Why you need a librarian #infographic. Sydney architects win accolade in Bulgarian library competition. Stewart Hollenstein, one of the architectural practices behind Sydney’s forthcoming Green Square Library, has been awarded an honourable mention in an international design competition for a new 17,000m2 Regional Library in Varna, Bulgaria.

Sydney architects win accolade in Bulgarian library competition

The competition was organised by the Varna Municipality and the Chamber of Architects in Bulgaria. The current library collection of Varna is spread across six different buildings throughout the city and the competition sought to bring all of the collection under one roof and create a new public space in the centre of Varna. Varna is the largest city and seaside resort on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast and the third largest city in Bulgaria. The Stewart Hollenstein scheme picks up on the rich history of Varna as a city of generous public gardens, merging this with the library program. A series of stacked landscapes, each with their own distinct character, provide a multitude of indoor and outdoor spaces for civic activity. Do your students speak library-ese? Posted December 11, 2015 in Insights & Research Tags: User Research | The User Research Group at EBSCO Information Services spends significant time studying college students and their information-seeking behaviors in the context of their academic work.

Do your students speak library-ese?

During EBSCO’s large, ethnographic contextual inquiry study of college students in 2014, many findings were unearthed, from the role that Google and Wikipedia play in giving students confidence to tackle their institution’s library website, to what actions students take when they find a resource that works well for their assignment. One comment from a participant spurred its own follow-up study. Book-Themed Halloween Costumes: INFOGRAPHIC. Having a hard time with your Halloween costume?

Book-Themed Halloween Costumes: INFOGRAPHIC

The team at Bookish created an infographic with advice on how to pick your literary Halloween costume. The image features characters from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson. We’ve embedded the full piece below for you to explore further—what do you think? (via Ebook Friendly) What happens to your body after you start reading a book. Check out what will happen with you when you open a book and start reading it.

What happens to your body after you start reading a book

Warning: some side effects were detected. The “what happens to your body one hour after” infographics have lately become quite a trend. Beer, Big Mac, coffee, or Coke have an effect on our body, that’s for sure, but what about something less material? I was hoping to see an infographic that would analyze the human body after opening a book (finishing it?) Why reading matters infographic - Smart HiveSmart Hive. Infographic on Reading After doing a lot of research on the impact of read­ing with and to young chil­dren, it is easy to see why read­ing mat­ters.

Why reading matters infographic - Smart HiveSmart Hive

The evi­dence is over­whelm­ing. Suf­fice it to say that it may be the sin­gle best thing you can do for your chil­dren. Even liv­ing in a lower socio-economic class doesn’t impact a child’s future as much as whether they were read to and that they learned to read well. Read­ing really matters. Cre­at­ing this info­graphic I fea­tured as much of the quan­tifi­able research I could find as well as show the impli­ca­tions of read­ing with and to children. Why Read­ing at a Young Age Matters This info­graphic was cre­ated for Harper Collins Chil­drens with Brand­point. Next Work. Libraries matter: 15 fantastic library infographics.