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Younger American More Likely to Read a Book Than Those Over 30

Millennials’ lives are full of technology, but they are more likely than their elders to say that important information is not available on the internet. 

Millennials are quite similar to their elders when it comes to the amount of book reading they do, but young adults are more likely to have read a book in the past 12 months.

As a group, Millennials are as likely as older adults to have used a library in the past 12 months, and more likely to have used a library website.

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The End of Summer Reading

Here’s my final report! 

Goodreads says I’ve read 19,958 pages so far this year. Of course that does not include papers read for school!

Currently Reading

  1. Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, Book 2)
  2. Kushiel’s Scion (Kushiel’s Legacy)
  3. A bunch of stuff for my PhD. 

Read

  1. The Red Queen (The Cousin’s War) 5/20

  2. The White Queen (The Cousins’ War) 5/27

  3. The Lady of the Rivers: A Novel (The Cousins’ War) 6/4

  4. A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 2) 6/4/2014

  5. The Kingmaker’s Daughter (The Cousins’ War 4) 6/14/2014

  6. A Storm of Swords (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3) 7/2/2014

  7. A Feast for Crows (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 4) 7/8/2014

  8. A Dance with Dragons (A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 5) 7/24/2014

  9. Kushiel’s Dart (Kushiel’s Legacy) 8/6/2014

  10. The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive) 8/13/2014

  11. Words of Radiance (The Stormlight Archive, Book 2) 08/29/2014

  12. Kushiel’s Chosen (Kushiel’s Legacy) 08/29/2014

  13. Outlander: A Novel 09/06/2014

You can see my (very ambitious) complete list her

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Nominate Your Favorite Librarian Today! -> Novelist’s Margaret E. Monroe Library Adult Services Award

Established in 1985, the Margaret E. Monroe Award is $1,250* sponsored by NoveList and a citation presented to a librarian who has made significant contributions to library adult services. The individual may be practicing librarian, a library and information science researcher or educator, or a retired librarian who has brought distinction to the profession’s understanding and practice or services for adults.

The criteria for “significant contributions” will be judged by such factors as publications, leadership, measurable effectiveness of programs, influence on others, and creative and innovative concepts.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson or to Leighann Wood, RUSA awards program coordinator, at lwood@ala.org.

Nominations

To nominate a librarian, download and complete the nomination form (PDF format), and follow the submission instructions therein. Questions should be directed to the committee chair.

The deadline for submissions is December 14, 2014.

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Librarian Gangs Are a Real Problem http://cheezburger.com/8295953664
Librarian Gangs Are a Real Problem http://cheezburger.com/8295953664

Librarian Gangs Are a Real Problem http://cheezburger.com/8295953664

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What would happen without net neutrality?

bobbi-newman:

imageGood visual explanations of the importance of net neutrality and what will happen if big business allowed to have it’s way. 

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(via Let’s play Future of Libraries BINGO | Derangement and Description)
(via Let’s play Future of Libraries BINGO | Derangement and Description)
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Libraries are powerful. They shape minds, bolster economy, and anchor communities of every size in every corner of America. - Courtney L. Young, ALA President
Libraries are powerful. They shape minds, bolster economy, and anchor communities of every size in every corner of America. - Courtney L. Young, ALA President

Libraries are powerful. They shape minds, bolster economy, and anchor communities of every size in every corner of America. - Courtney L. Young, ALA President

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Experience the power of a bookbook™

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After 3 months of research I have reached the conclusion: People LOVE to fund little birdhouses filled with books but not actual libraries.
After 3 months of research I have reached the conclusion: People LOVE to fund little birdhouses filled with books but not actual libraries.
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explore-blog:

xkcd, wry as ever, considers the oft-debated impact of texting on writing skills. The xkcd book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, is out today and a must-read. 
explore-blog:

xkcd, wry as ever, considers the oft-debated impact of texting on writing skills. The xkcd book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, is out today and a must-read. 

explore-blog:

xkcd, wry as ever, considers the oft-debated impact of texting on writing skills. The xkcd book, What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, is out today and a must-read. 

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