With their investment in machines like 3-D printers, public libraries are becoming “one-stop shop[s] for manufacturing in the digital age." That’s according to Justin Lynch writing for the Pacific Standard.
Monday, August 31, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
I was back in Bellview Elementary School library this week, getting ready for a new school year — where I found awaiting me, an order of Scholastic books thanks to spring book fair proceeds.
Monday, August 24, 2015
People on the autism spectrum are the ones “most often sidelined or excluded” from public discussions of their condition. For author Steve Silberman, the organization “Autism Speaks” is a case in point. In his Los Angeles Times op/ed, Silberman argues that this organization, which sets “the global scientific agenda” on autism, needs to listen to, and truly serve the needs of, autistic people and their families.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
|Source of image: Friends of the Medford Library|
“With the additional space you have many more books to choose from, including lots of Good As New books.”
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24 and visitors during the day will receive a gift certificate for a free book, up to $2 in value, to use during the month of September. Learn more from Friends of the Medford Library’s latest eNewsletter.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
For this reason, Accessing the Future (Futurefire.net, 2015), is a vitally important addition to the diverse library collection. Edited by Kathryn Allan and Djibril al-Ayad, Accessing the Future explores issues of disability, accommodation and accessibility through speculative fiction and art. Its contributors provide unique and valuable perspectives in which characters with disabilities navigate future societies.
Friday, August 14, 2015
As a woman on the autism spectrum who is beginning a library career, I was excited to read about Project PALS online training for library service to people with autism.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
“We underestimate our kids all the time, about what they hear and what they understand, based on what they can articulate.” At Mama Be Good, Brenda Rothman shares her child Jack’s understanding of a woman forced to give up her seat on a plane because the gate agent and a flight attendant insisted that her wheelchair “wouldn’t fit.”
Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Subject Classifications (Partial list, via Dewey Decimal System)
- 006.754-Social Media
- 020-Library and Information Science
- 020.92-Cynthia M. Parkhill (Biographical)
- 023.3-Library Workers
- 025.04-Internet Access
- 027.473-Public Libraries
- 027.663-Libraries and people with disabilities
- 027.8-School Libraries
- 028.52-Children's Literature
- 028.535-Young Adult Literature
- 028.7-Information Literacy
- 158.2-Social Intelligence
- 323.30-People with disabilities--Civil rights
- 658.812-Customer Service
- 659.2-Public Relations
- 686.22-Graphic Design
- 809-Literature--Critical Appraisal