Monthly Archives: August 2011

Hi, are you available for loan?

Rent a Human at Surrey’s City Centre Library! The new $36-million Surrey City Centre Library which occupies some 77,000 sq ft will open on 24 Sept 2011 with a difference – humans can be rent out as “living books”!

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Pic of the Week – Kopi time?

Complete with the traditional round, ‘marble top’ table and ‘antique’ chairs, the kopitiam themed setting in the South Park View Primary School library is both cosy and inviting. Somewhat iconic, the setting has become popular amongst contemporay coffee chain stores.

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Cathryn Harris finalist for telstra business women’s award – is there something in the SA water that we don’t know about?

And if it’s not the water, then what’s with these South Australian librarians who get nominated for awards and often go on to win them?   (You might remember that Hayley from SA water won an IOG ALIA Excellence Award last … Continue reading

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Attention: Virtual Conference “Ebooks: The New Normal”

Ebooks: The New Normal October 12, 2011 [10 am – 6pm EDT]

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School Libraries and Teacher Librarians in 21st Century Australia

On Monday 23 May 2011, the House Standing Committee on Education and Employment tabled its report on the inquiry into school libraries and teacher librarians in Australian schools entitled “School libraries and teacher librarians in 21st century Australia“. The Committee has … Continue reading

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Pic of the Week – The Most Electrifying Job in the World

Do you know where to find the most electrifying job in the world? Answer: China. Why?

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I never thought that I would be reviewing a paper on library stats so this is a first

subtitle: go forth and concatenate Whilst this year’s Library & Learning Travel Grant winner Phil Minchin is currently in the US on his dream gamer research trip, last year’s winner Jamie Normington has been busy putting the final touches of … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Museums and Libraries – 2010 National Medal Winners

In Dec 2010, the Institute of Museum and Library Services honored ten of the nations’ extraordinary museums and libraries who are helping citizens build 21st-century skills and global awareness. Below is the 2010 National Medal video showcase highlighting the five … Continue reading

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The End of the Textbooks Era?

Korea (South Korea)’s Ministry of Education recently announced (on 29 Jun 11) that all of its paper textbooks at all its state-run schools will be replaced with electronic tablets by 2015 – All textbooks to go digital by 2015.

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Pic of the Week – Moonlight

Need some reading light?

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