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“Lives change @ your Library” is the official theme for this year’s National Library Week. To kick off the event, on Monday, April 14, the American Library Association (ALA) released its “2014 State of America’s Libraries Report.” The 79-page report covers all things “library,” including politics, technology, laws, and even architecture. But maybe the most important news – and a top priority of the ALA – is how libraries are transforming in order to remain vital and integral to their communities. Many of today’s public libraries are more than just warehouses of books and information. They are focusing on how to serve and provide for the ever-changing needs of society.

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Museum 2.0: I Think You'll Like This... Staff Picks What’s the most endearing part of your local book/music/video store? The cats lounging in the corner? The old laminator busily baking your membership card? For me, it’s the staff picks. Handwritten, full of enthusiasm and occasionally useful information, these little notecards or placards provide two essential functions: they introduce me to some potentially interesting content, and they reveal something of the soul of the company.

ITIL® - What is ITIL? ITIL is the most widely adopted approach for IT Service Management in the world. It provides a practical, no-nonsense framework for identifying, planning, delivering and supporting IT services to the business. ITIL: Overview and Benefits ITIL advocates that IT services must be aligned to the needs of the business and underpin the core business processes. It provides guidance to organizations on how to use IT as a tool to facilitate business change, transformation and growth. Library A library is an organized collection of sources of information and similar resources, made accessible to a defined community for reference or borrowing. It provides physical or digital access to material, and may be a physical building or room, or a virtual space, or both.[1] A library's collection can include books, periodicals, newspapers, manuscripts, films, maps, prints, documents, microform, CDs, cassettes, videotapes, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, e-books, audiobooks, databases, and other formats. Libraries range in size from a few shelves of books to several million items. In Latin and Greek, the idea of bookcase is represented by Bibliotheca and Bibliothēkē (Greek: βιβλιοθήκη): derivatives of these mean library in many modern languages, e.g. French bibliothèque.

UCL Institute of Archaeology We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology The Institute of Archaeology’s new student exhibition, We Need to Talk: Connecting Through Technology, opens to the public from 8 May 2015. More... 446 Places for Free Books Online Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are well over a million free ebooks and audiobooks at the sites listed within these pages. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online Reading.

658.8 – Practical Marketing (& More) for Libraries 1. Displays should reflect your customers’ reading interests, not yours. You might be fascinated by ancient Japanese sword fighting or the history of dominos, but that doesn’t mean that books on those topics will make a good display. While a fair amount of time might be spent filling a display fixture with books, the ultimate goal is for that fixture to be empty soon after. 2. The World Wide Web Library Directory Currently indexing over 8800 libraries and library-related Web sites in 130 countries. This site contains no ads, and is not built from a database that will only allow you to view one listing at a time. And while you're at it, check out the related site: The Great Library Card Collection Here's a blast from the past.

Film & Video The following films are presented for educational and non-commercial use only. All copyrights belong to the artists. About UbuWeb Film & Video Lesson Plans > Education Lesson Plans The Education team at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has developed lesson plans that correspond to the Gallery’s Collection and special exhibitions. Lesson plans will be added for future exhibitions and other collection highlights. Introduction to Lesson Plans Browse Lesson Plans Lesson Plans for Collection HighlightsLesson Plans for Current and Upcoming Special Exhibitions

40 Places for College Students to Find Free Unabridged Books Online Jul 11, 2011 The cost of books can add up quickly for college students. Fortunately, there are a lot of great sites that offer free unabridged books online. Here are 40 of the best places to find free textbooks, audio books and full-text works of fiction and nonfiction. Bartleby - Bartleby has one of the best collections of literature, verse and reference books that can be accessed online for no charge. Biblomania - A great collection of classic texts, reference books, articles and study guides.

The Library Marketing Toolkit: The Book The Library Marketing Toolkit was published in July 2012, by Facet Publishing. This website acts as a companion to the book, as well as a stand-alone marketing resource. To quote the blurb, the book is: "A toolkit of ideas to inspire action. Special Collections > Research Special Collections The Special Collections of the Library & Archives at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery consist of more than 700 rare or unique published and unpublished materials relevant to the history and study of modern and contemporary art. Our holdings include: First edition monographs and serialsArt objectsArtists’ booksIllustrated booksArtists’ sound recordingsVideos of oral history interviews with artists These holdings may be discovered through the Library Catalog. Special Ephemera Collection

4 Sites with LOTS Of Completely Free Ebooks That Don’t Suck If you’re a fervent reader and nerd like I am, you’ve probably encountered quite a lot of writing online. However, most of them are either absolute garbage or entirely illegal. It’s hard to find good, legal reads online – unless you know where to look.