Archive for August, 2007

College libraries now the place to be

August 20, 2007

If you think of college libraries only as respositories of old, dusty books, think again!

If you want to know more about today’s libraries and the promise of tomorrow’s, please check  this article from last Friday’s Bergen Record

Once-staid college libraries now the place to be  @

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk0JmZnYmVsN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MTgyNDQ5

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“Making a Home, and a Haven for Books”

August 11, 2007

“…And so, in defiance of the end of reading and the printed word, in the teeth of the empire of chain stores that stretches to every corner of the retail world…” 

If you love old books, you will enjoy this article by Jim Dwyer from today’s New York Times!

 As it is not freely available through the NYT website, the best way to access it online is through the Library’s ProQuest Newspapers database.

“A List without Libraries”

August 8, 2007

The Top 100 Tools for Learning includes a variety of online resources,  

“…But online library resources, which would seem like a good fit for e-learners, are notably absent from the master list. What gives? …”

To read more, please read this from today’s Chronicle of Higher Education @

http://chronicle.com/wiredcampus/article/2288/a-list-without-libraries

“Libraries offer big returns”

August 7, 2007

“Research assesses $16 million benefit to local communities”.

To find out how libraries generate income for their community and enable locals to save on books and other items they might otherwise purchase, check out this article @

 http://www.timesleader.com/news/20070807_07libraries_mg_ART.html.

Book Bandit Robbing Libraries

August 7, 2007

“Librarians throughout Colorado suspect a prolific book bandit checked out and attempted to sell thousands of books, tapes and DVDs.”

To find out more about this case of library larceny, check out this article @ http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/05/national/main3135122.shtml

“Far from Par”

August 4, 2007

To learn more about an innovative program to assist youngsters with autism, please read Students with autism learn game, skills @

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXkxNDMmZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTcx 

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Venezuela’s four-legged mobile libraries

August 4, 2007

“A university in Venezuela is using a novel method to take books into remote communities and encourage people to read….” 

To find out more, look @ Venezuela’s four-legged mobile libraries @ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/6929404.stm