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NaNoWriMo Warrior


NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month; it’s held each November. This event focuses upon quantity, and not necessarily quality. People everywhere are encouraged to write 50,000 words during this month. Continue reading

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Book Sculpture


The digital revolution opens up new possibilities and a wider discussion of the role of books in society. Just as some language is spoken by the body, this “discussion” about the future of books is taking place through artistic design and viewers’ impressions. Continue reading

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This is How You Advertise!


I would like a national promotion that advertises the fun, educational, and useful aspects of libraries. So what do these two commercials teach us about advertising libraries? Find someone hot, use humor, and don’t be afraid to be awesome. Continue reading

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Posting the Names of Porn Viewers


Look out librarians. The American Library Association Library Bill of Rights is under attack once more. Daniel Raymondi, a city councilor from Quincy, MA, proposed a resolution in which the names of citizens who violate the local public library’s policy restricting improper interent use, aka viewing porn, will be posted in a public location. Continue reading

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Just Say No to Plagiarism!


This is an awesome video made in Norway about plagiarism and how it will ruin your life. Make sure that you engage the closed captioning unless you understand Norwegian! Continue reading

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Ca-ca-ca-catalog!


I think the video is very funny. What clever people! I really like how the students changed the lyrics. They’re great: “Ca-ca-ca-catalog! Don’t forget databases!” Continue reading

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Brontë Sisters Power Dolls


This video reimagines the Brontë sisters as action figures. It was intended to be part of a series of educational short videos designed to interest children in historical figures. Continue reading

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A Rosetta Stone for Digital Material


How will future generations be able to access the enormous amount of information that is born digitally every day? Continue reading

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Who You Gonna Call … NYPL


This is a hilarious video showing improv comedians entering the New York Public Library’s reading room and reenacting a scene from the Ghostbusters. Continue reading

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One Stop Shopping


Groceries Now Available at Some Baltimore Libraries Here’s some interesting library news! The Baltimore County Public Library is teaming up with the Baltimore City Health Department to offer fresh food to communities that lack large, competitively-priced grocery stores. Although these … Continue reading

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