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SPOILERS AFTER THE CUT: How can we use "Captain America: Winter Soldier" for Information Literacy Instruction?

Disclaimer: I am not trained as a YA librarian and I will readily defer to any who want to help flesh this out. This is just the beginning of an idea so it will need help to become a fully realized instructional opportunity. 671 more words


Signatories of the Lyon Declaration

The Lyon Declaration was launched by IFLA (International Federation of Library & Information Institutions) a few days ago. In summary:

The Lyon Declaration is an advocacy document that will be used to positively influence the content of the United Nations post-2015 development agenda.

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Practicum placement at a public library

As part of my course I complete two practicum placements and I just concluded my first one at Croydon public library. So now that I’ve had a moment to sit down and process the last two weeks, I can confidently write about the greater appreciation I have for those wonderful men and women who work in public libraries. 271 more words



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I Love Amazon, but the Library has E-Books for FREE!

Guess what? I just downloaded TWO books for free from my public library onto my kindle!

It was just as easy as purchasing off of Amazon. 277 more words


Professional Meetings

Today was the professional meeting for Library Media Coordinators for WSFCS. Mixed emotions on these. I’d always rather be at my school – this week is a tough one regardless of how ready I’ve ever felt walking into it. 203 more words


Some Terrible Person Is Stealing Books From Libraries, Selling Them Online

Public libraries are an amazing resource where you can access books, music, movies, and even e-books without having to pay. However, there’s a criminal somewhere in Pennsylvania who isn’t checking books out from local libraries: he or she is evading the anti-theft systems, removing new books and best-sellers from the library, and selling them. 181 more words