World Read Aloud Day Is Coming | Knowledge Quest

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, something special is happening.  Something that has the potential to make a real difference in a child’s life.  That something is World Read Aloud Day. What Is World Read Aloud Day? World Read Aloud Day… Read More ›

Source: World Read Aloud Day Is Coming | Knowledge Quest

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Primary Source Material in the Public Library | Awful Library Books

You may be tempted to keep older history materials, such as those written during the time the event was happening, because they are “important” or as valuable primary source material.

If your public library’s mission includes a statement about archiving and preserving, then yes, primary sources are for you! If your public library’s mission involves providing college or professional-level research materials, then yes, primary sources are for you as well! For everyone else, whose public library missions are to support the educational, entertainment, and life-long learning needs of the community through popular materials and programming (for example), primary sources are not for you. You’ll be better off with books that put history in its proper context: the past.

Source: Primary Source Material in the Public Library | Awful Library Books

Libraries are dying – but it’s not about the books | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

The internet stole the monopoly on knowledge but it can’t recreate a sense of place. Revival is possible.

The library must rediscover its specialness. This must lie in exploiting the strength of the post-digital age, the “age of live”. This strength lies not in books as such, but in its readers, in their desire to congregate, share with each other, hear writers and experience books in the context of their community.

Source: Libraries are dying – but it’s not about the books | Simon Jenkins | Opinion | The Guardian

How We Haiku — Teaching Stories 11

 

It’s one thing to appreciate haiku, but it’s a totally different animal to teach it.  Teaching requires flexibility, passion, and a degree of mastery of the subject that allows the teacher to converse freely and energetically enough to engage the audience in a learning moment… wherever and whenever that teaching moment occurs.

Check out this inspiring Teaching Story – How We Haiku.

Source: How We Haiku — Teaching Stories 11

100 Books Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

One of the earliest articles we published on the Art of Manliness was “100 Must-Read Books for Men.” The piece was a result of a collaboration between the AoM team and a few guest writers. The list was certainly decent enough, but some of the guest picks weren’t books we would personally recommend. So too, over […]

Source: 100 Books Every Man Should Read | The Art of Manliness

What’s the fastest way to alphabetize your bookshelf? – Chand John | TED-Ed

You work at the library. You’re in the middle of a quiet afternoon when suddenly, a shipment of 1,280 books arrives. The books are in a straight line, but they’re all out of order, and the automatic sorting system is broken. How can you sort the books quickly? Chand John shows how, shedding light on how algorithms help librarians and search engines speedily sort information.

Source: What’s the fastest way to alphabetize your bookshelf? – Chand John | TED-Ed