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50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians

50 thought-provoking quotes about libraries and librarians
You’ll find below a selection of quotes devoted to places and people deserving most attention: libraries and librarians. Libraries are essential in a process of giving citizens access to knowledge. In digital times they are needed more than ever before. Get your library card, and you’ll be able to borrow a print or electronic book, use free internet, or attend a course improving your digital skills. Most importantly, however, libraries are the places where you can expect smart and clear answers to even most difficult questions. As Neil Gaiman says: “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one.” In times of the internet, everyone can visit a library without leaving home. I’ve visualised some of the quotes to let you easier share them in social networks – and promote libraries to a growing community of online addicts. Please share in the comments the library quotes that are missing in the list. 50 quotes about libraries and librarians Related:  Library value, marketing & promotionLIBRARY

CAUL Value & Impact Forum 2016 - Program Dr Eamon Wright, Manager Corporate Services, Auckland University of Technology Is there value in impact? The Library of the Future initiative at Auckland University of Technology Library has encompassed rethinking the organisation, services and spaces. This has necessitated rethinking value, and how value and impact is measured and communicated, shifting the focus from counting and ratios of transactions to information about user needs and services to meet those needs. Bernadette Lingham, Manager, Faulty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment Library Services, Deakin University Impact of library spaces on learning behaviour: exploratory findings from research undertaken by Deakin University Library Deakin University has developed a tool for the evaluation of academic library spaces (TEALS). Majella Pugh, Associate Director, Information Resources, University of Queensland Library

ODLIS > odlis_A In classification, one of the distinguishing characteristics of a class, identified as a means of differentiating it from other classes. As defined in FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records), one of a set of characteristics enabling users of information to formulate queries and evaluate responses when searching for information about a specific entity. Attributes can be inherent in the entity (physical characteristics, labeling information, etc.) or supplied by an external agent (assigned identifiers, contextual information, etc.). For example, the logical attributes of a creative work include its title, form, date of creation, intended audience, etc. As a general rule, a given instance of an entity exhibits a single value for each attribute, but multiple values are possible (a work may be published under more than one title or in more than one form), or a value may change over time (date of publication for serials).

ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Statement Value of Academic Libraries Statement The Value of Academic Libraries Statement articulates the various ways academic libraries provide direct and indirect value to institutions of higher education. Use the Value of Academic Libraries Statement to develop your own talking points and “elevator speeches” highlighting the essential role that academic libraries play as “one of the few units in a modern institution of higher education that can provide an impact on all realms of institutional importance, from student enrollment to faculty productivity to institutional reputation, while balancing services and resources for all constituency groups and stakeholders in higher education.” Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors on June 25, 2016, the Value of Academic Libraries Statement was authored by Adam Murray (James Madison University) and Lorelei Tanji (University of California, Irvine), members of the ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee. Customizable Posters

13 Things Librarians Won't Tell You Serge Bloch for Reader's Digest Our most popular e-book? Fifty Shades of Grey. Sources: Librarians Jenny Arch in Arlington, Massachusetts; Brita Zitin in suburban Chicago, Illinois; Laura Lintz in Rochester, New York; Rita Meade in New York, New York; Nanci Milone Hill in Dracut, Massachusetts; a librarian in Florida; Pew Research Center; And your life's about to get more interesting.

Business Storytelling Online Program Gabrielle Dolan is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on business storytelling. Over the last decade she has taught thousands of people around the globe how to use storytelling effectively in business. With clients based in Melbourne, London, Sydney, Malaysia and many other destinations, her training workshops are in high demand. This online program will teach you… What a story is and what it isn’tThe difference between traditional storytelling and business storytellingWhy you need it and why you need it nowThe three stages required to develop a storyHow to construct a storyWhere you can find storiesCommon mistakes with storytellingWhere you can share your storiesReal examples of business people using stories With over 25 short videos, this program will challenge your current perception of storytelling and give you the skills, framework, insights and confidence to share stories effectively in business. This includes: What you get:

Professional Journals and Magazines - Essentials for Teacher Librarians - LibGuides at CiSSL Digital Edition Teacher Librarian, or TL as we’re often called, is designed specifically for you, the library professional working with children and young adults. Within our pages you’ll find lively and relevant articles exploring current issues such as collaboration, leadership, technology, advocacy, information literacy, and management. Regular sections include: * Reviews of education and library-related professional materials * Strategies to help you better manage library resources * Articles to keep you up-to-date on the latest in information technology * The best new books for children and young adults, non-fiction, videos, and computer software * Internet resources grouped by theme to spark your imagination …and more! We’re one of the largest independent library journals, with over 26,000 readers in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.

Standards for Libraries in Higher Education |ACRL. Approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, October 2011 Revision approved by the ACRL Board of Directors, February 2018 Print copies of the 2018 revision will soon be available from the Association of College and Research Libraries for $15.00 for a package of 10, including standard postage. Association of College and Research Libraries Attn: Standards Fulfillment 50 East Huron Street Chicago, IL 60611 To order, call 312-280-2523, or email ACRL has a history of supporting librarians in understanding and using the association’s standards and guidelines. PDF version of the Standards for Libraries in Higher Education Table of Contents Introduction Principles and Performance Indicators Appendices 1. Introduction The Standards articulate expectations for library contributions to institutional effectiveness. Institutions are encouraged to use these Standards as they best apply to their local mission and vision. Sources Consulted Standards Structure 1. align with the principles; Notes 1. 2. 1.

DTL - School Library Media Skip to main content guest Join | Help | Sign In DTL Home guest| Join | Help | Sign In NCTIES 2015Leaders Pre ConferenceMoving Forward With The DLP AMTRDTL DirectoryDigital Learning DayIntel TeachITES WikiLEA/Charter Tech PlansNCDPI WikiCentralNCEdCloudNCEES - Support Staff Evaluation InstrumentsPRC 15PRC 30 FAQsPresentationsProfessional DevelopmentRESA 14-15 PD SessionsSchool Library Media State Technology Plan The digital resources included on this wiki have been helpful to some educators across the state. Turn off "Getting Started" Loading... YALSA Handouts and Flyers YALSA offers several downloadable resources about its events and resources. You can download the following tools, including presentations, handouts, and flyers for use at conferences, presentations, workshops, and other events. YALSA members can order up to 25 copies of most of these items, as well as YALSA swag and member ribbons, by filling out a materials request form (note: you'll need to log in using your ALA member number). Advocacy Tools | Canned Presentations | Bibliographies, Competencies, and Guidelines | Membership | Professional Development | Publications & Resources I Teen Reading | Technology | Toolkits Advocacy Tools 60+ Advocacy Activities (PDF) 10 Things You Didn't Know Were In Your Library (PDF) Act for School Libraries (PDF) Teens Need Libraries Advocacy Brochure (PDF) Librarians Are a Teacher's Best Friend! Libraries: Your Afterschool Partner (PDF) Advocacy Toolkit (PDF) Legislative Advocacy Guide (PDF) Dipping Your Toe in the Advocacy Pool (PowerPoint presentation from YALSA)

NCWOToolkit - home High School - AAPS Media Centers The purpose of the modern high school Media Center is to support 21st Century teaching and learning. As partners with subject area teachers, Media Specialists ensure students have the resources they need to solve problems through collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and communication. Media Specialists are integral to the teaching of research skills: they help select the best resources and teach students how to use them; they teach students how to cite sources, avoid plagiarism, and create presentations. Media Specialists also teach students how to use software for word processing and creating slideshows, podcasts, brochures, and other digital products. Instruction and collection development are based on the Michigan Educational Technology Standards (METS), American Association of School Libraries (AASL) Standards for the 21st Century Learner and Common Core Standards. PROGRAMSMedia Centers are used as meeting spaces in the evenings.

Dewey Decimal Classification System 600 Technology (Applied sciences) 601 Philosophy & theory 602 Miscellany 603 Dictionaries & encyclopedias 604 Special topics 604.2 Technical drawing 604.7 Hazardous materials technology 605 Serial publications 606 Organizations 607 Education, research, related topics 608 Invention & patents 609 Historical, areas, persons treatment 610 Medical sciences; Medicine 610.6 Organizations, management, professions 610.7 Education, nursing, related topics 610.9 Historical, geographic, persons treatment 611 Human anatomy, cytology, histology 612 Human physiology 613 Promotion of health 614 Incidence & prevention of disease 615 Pharmacology & therapeutics, prescription drugs 616 Diseases 617 Surgery & related medical specialties 619 Experimental medicine 623 Military & nautical engineering 624 Civil engineering 625 Engineering of railroads, roads 626 not used 627 Hydraulic engineering 628 Sanitary & municipal engineering, environmental protection engineering 629 Other branches of engineering 633 Field & plantation crops