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The future of textbooks? A look at the Kno Tablet 

" brings to life the interesting notion of browsing a text book on one screen while simultaneously looking up background references on the Web on the other--or taking notes; it has handwriting recognition so your lecture notes get automatically neatened. It's also being touted as a powerful media-playing machine--with HD video playback and audio recording …

Posted 75 months ago by

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Who’s reviewing who?: Gender and book reviews in the popular press 

Sociological Images has long been one of my favorite blogs, and I thought that this recent post, "The Gender Gap in Book Reviewing," might be of interest to Learning at the Library readers. Charts provided in the post (which were taken from another blog, with additional similar graphs) show that book reviews written by …

Posted 76 months ago by

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“Leave the libraries alone. You don’t understand their value.” 

As an MLS student, I’m pretty up on library news. Within the past few weeks I’ve read that the mayor and other town officials in Enfield Connecticut pressured the public library to cancel a screening of Michael Moore’s Sicko. I read that Governor Brown of California is working on suspending all state funding for public …

Posted 76 months ago by

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Goodreads: Social Networking for Readers 

Sometimes, I find myself totally overwhelmed by the vast range of books we have from which to choose. Should I catch up on classics? Or is it better to stay on the cutting edge?  Fiction or nonfiction? Should I judge a book by its cover? And it is easy to forget which books we have …

Posted 76 months ago by

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On Living with eGuilt 

I need to make an e-confession: NYPL revoked my borrowing privileges. As a newly minted librarian and outspoken fan of public libraries in all forms, I’m horrified and extremely embarrassed. Naturally, I’m writing about it on the internet.  Here are my excuses: 1. It’s kind of out of my way, they don’t have a night …

Posted 77 months ago by

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Resolve to read more with Instapaper 

Happy New Year to all patrons and friends of the Gottesman Libraries! Hopefully, at least some of you have made the resolution to read more this year. Of course, the wide world of the Internet is full of quality reading material: breaking news, long-form journalism, blogs, personal websites, and more. In fact, it's easy to …

Posted 77 months ago by

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Horr-or-ble Seasonal Reading 

As a Halloween treat this season, I thought I'd post a combination of two things I love: thrillers and “best of” lists. All are in the short story format (taking into consideration something I don't love, midterms!)  I hope you find some time to scare yourself, at least once, this Halloween season. Mua ah ah!! …

Posted 80 months ago by

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Reading Banned Books Out Loud 

As many teachers know, September is the time for setting classroom routines, meeting families and setting goals for your students. In the frenzy of all the things teachers have to do in a day, we hold on to the routines we enjoy the most, or feel are the most productive. With Banned Books Week running …

Posted 81 months ago by

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