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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Save the Date: Computers in Libraries, April 17-19, 2018

Our world has been dealing with becoming digital for almost 30 years, but the next frontier, digital transformation, is now upon us. This year, Computers in Libraries will delve deeper into library models, strategies, transformational technologies, creative processes, and innovative programs while looking for new and exciting solutions to engage communities and have positive impacts on members.

At Computers in Libraries, you'll hear from excellent and innovative libraries, network and learn from leaders in the field, and definitely be an active participant.

Mark your calendar now to join your peers in Arlington, VA in 2018!

NewsBreaks
Hexes, Hashtags, and Hypersigils: Happy Halloween
by Woody Evans
Maybe you or some of your friends, like mine, are feeling worn down by this scary year and are horrified by the lack of respect for critical media inquiry, for consensus-building and peer review. The moorings have shifted. The commonweal broke a spoke. The geese are flying backward, and the bats are hunting horses. But don't worry, trick-or-treaters, it gets worse …

Weekly News Digests
Credo's 'Spooky Reference'
"Digging up hard facts on mythical monsters can be tricky ..."
'All the Candy That’s Sold During Halloween Week …'
All of the candy sold during Halloween week would "be as large as six Titanics and weigh 300,000 tons."
'New Online: Scary Stories and More'
"[T]he Library of Congress has released a new web guide to Halloween resources at the Library."
'A Ghostly Image: Spirit Photographs'
"Claims of capturing a spirit with the camera lens were made as early as the 1850s, when photography was relatively new to the world."
'Amazon Prime’s New Delivery Service Is Low-Key Terrifying'
Amazon Key "allows Amazon couriers to open your door via a smart lock and leave your package inside your home."
'Phantoms Among the Folios: A Guide to Haunted Libraries'
"[G]hostly phenomena--whatever the cause--can manifest in well-lit, modern offices as well as crumbling Carnegies."

NewsLink Spotlight
What's New From Pew Research Center
by Brandi Scardilli
NewsBreaks often covers the latest surveys and reports from Pew Research Center, "a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world." Its website has eight topic sections, each of which showcases the latest research, which is collected in reports, fact sheets, or other formats that extrapolate respondents' answers to cover the entire U.S. population. ... Here's a roundup of the latest news from each section.

Webpage Archiving Tools for Librarians video clip

Webpage Archiving Tools for Librarians (4:00)

INFOdocket co-founder Gary Price discusses the WayBack Machine and the features, limitations, and usability of a range of webpage archiving tools of interest to librarians in this clip from Computers in Libraries & Internet Librarian 2020.

Bookshelf
Online Teaching in K-12 Online Teaching in K-12: Models, Methods, and Best Practices for Teachers and Administrators
Edited by Sarah Bryans-Bongey and Kevin J. Graziano;
Foreword by Norman Vaughan

Online Teaching in K–12 is the essential hands-on reference and textbook for education professionals seeking success in the planning, design, and teaching of K–12 online courses and programs.

2016 | 352pp hardbound | ISBN 978-1-57387-527-1 |
Regular Price $65.00 | 
Web Order Price: $58.50

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