Monthly Archives: March 2014

New Top 10 Reasons Why Libraries are still Important – Stephen’s Lighthouse New

Top 10 Reasons Why Libraries are still Important? “Most of people predict that the digital age will wipe public bookshelves clean and permanently end the centuries-old era of libraries. Despite their perceived obsolescence in the digital age both libraries … Continue reading

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How Public Libraries Are Solving America’s Reading Problem

  Comment Now Follow Comments We have a reading problem in the United States.  It’s not that people aren’t reading: in fact the Pew Research Center reports that 76% of adults have read a book in the past year.  Even … Continue reading

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Vatican library plans to digitise 82,000 of its most valuable manuscripts – Telegraph

A 1,600-year-old manuscript featuring the poems of Virgil is among the collection being digitised by the Vatican Apostolic Library with the help of a Japanese IT firm An illustration of the Dante’s Divina Commedia realized by artist Sandro Botticelli in … Continue reading

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ALA Leadership Institute Participants Continue to Benefit | American Libraries Magazine

Posted Wednesday, March 26, 2014 – 12:40 Laurie D. Borman Last August, 40 librarians gathered at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, Illinois, to participate in the first ALA Leadership Institute. Facilitated by ALA past-president Maureen Sullivan and Association … Continue reading

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Americans Still Love Their Libraries

Children use computers at a library in Washington, D.C. David Kidd/Governing More than two-thirds of Americans like their public libraries and use them often, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. The Pew analysis suggests that new … Continue reading

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Advocacy Alert: Contact Your Senator, Secure Library Aid Increase

Greetings Library Advocates, The Governor, Senate and Assembly have now all released their proposed budgets and they will negotiate a final budget based on those documents over the next two weeks. A quick summary: • Governor Cuomo’s Executive Budget included … Continue reading

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This Guy Drew a Cat. You Won’t Believe What Happened 4 Centuries Later. – Wired Campus – Blogs – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Franz Helm’s illustrated manual on pyrotechnic weapons was around for more than four centuries before it went viral. When the German artillery expert wrote the manual, in the mid-1500s, he unwittingly created a piece of media ideally suited to the … Continue reading

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The Central Library Plan Deserves an Educated Public Debate | Seth Baum

I know of no safe repository of the ultimate power of society but the people. And if we think them not enlightened enough, the remedy is not to take power from them, but to inform them by education. — Thomas … Continue reading

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Pullman: ‘every school should have a good library’ | The Bookseller

Philip Pullman has spoken out in defence of school libraries, saying it is “very important that every school, secondary or primary, should have a properly staffed, and properly equipped and properly furnished library.” Speaking on Radio 4’s “Today” programme this … Continue reading

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Heather Varughese John on “Dr. X” and Medical Education–The Iago Galdston Lecture at NYAM–Tuesday, March 25 @ 6:00 pm

Please join us for the sixth event in the 2013–2014 History of Medicine lecture series, sponsored by the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health at the New York Academy of Medicine: Dr. Heather Varughese John, Independent Scholar, … Continue reading

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