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Library Meet MeetUp: 3D Printer Style

Written on: February 29th, 2016 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningTech

I’m hosting my first MeetUp tonight. I officially registered the N. Delaware 3D Printing MeetUp with I even named the members Enthusiasts. Since Delaware Libraries introduced 3D printing services a couple years ago I’ve met a lot of people in Delaware involved in some way with related technologies. I know them and they know me, […]

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Plan Announced to Develop State-of-the-Art School Libraries in Delaware

Written on: February 19th, 2015 in Blog PostsLearningNews

The Delaware School Libraries Council, with support from the Delaware Department of State and the Department of Education, is embarking on a Statewide Master Plan for Delaware School Libraries, a comprehensive planning effort designed to create a vision that will inform solutions for the development of state-of-the-art school libraries. The year-long planning effort, which will […]

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ILEAD USA Delaware

Written on: December 11th, 2014 in Blog PostsLearningNewsTech

          Library staff from across the state of Delaware are invited to apply to participate in ILEAD USA Delaware 2015. The Division of Libraries has been promoting this continuing education library immersion program over the past several months, encouraging library staffers whose positions may range from part-time pages to full-time librarians […]

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Lifelong Learning Interview

Written on: June 14th, 2012 in Blog PostsLearning

Dr. Annie Norman, Delaware State Librarian, was recently interviewed on Dr. Zara Larsen’s Tucson, AZ radio show. Dr. Norman discussed the importance of lifelong learning in libraries. Very interesting and worth a listen! LifeLong Learning in Libraries interview clip.

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Inventory at the Laurel Historical Society

Written on: September 20th, 2011 in Blog PostsLearningNews

?As part of the Delaware Division of Libraries’ “Connecting to Collections” grant,  a group of graduate students from the University of Delaware’s Museum Studies program worked with volunteers from the Laurel Historical Society to inventory and assess several hundred items. Check out the video below to see some of their work! ?? Don’t want to […]

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Learning for a learning institution

Written on: May 15th, 2011 in Blog PostsLearning

Obviously, learning across/in-and-out/through the life span is a very big deal in libraries. Whether researching a small business start-up, planning a long-awaited trip or selecting just the right title for a 5th-grader post-Harry Potter, customers turn to the library staff for ideas and guidance. The staff then dig into their toolkits to charge expertise and […]

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Google Art Project

Written on: February 1st, 2011 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningNewsTech

Google introduced its Art Project website today, which allows users to explore hundreds of works of art from some of the finest museums in the world, all in incredible detail. Already some journalists and bloggers have commented that this takes away the serendipitous experience of discovering a work of art on their own.  As a […]

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It’s Thursday: Summer Reads

Written on: July 7th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningReadingReviews

What is it about Summer that has us all running in a thousand directions? To the point where we even shirk our blog posting responsibilities? Doesn’t it feel like Summer thumbs its nose at introspection anyway? That it tosses out a giant *raspberry* to serious reading? Well, maybe that’s a good thing. During my hiatus from […]

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Unaccelerated Reading

Written on: June 20th, 2010 in Blog PostsLearningReading

“Slow Reading” has been in the news recently. Thomas Newkirk, Professor of English at New Hampshire University, was featured in wire stories such as this one about how slowing down the pace of reading improves children’s comprehension and mastery. You can read the original article by Newkirk through the libraries’ subscription databases at this link […]

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It’s Thursday:The Learning Journeys Journey

Written on: May 20th, 2010 in Blog PostsInformal learningLearningLearning JourneysReadingReviews

Launched at the 2007 Delaware Book Festival, the path for the Delaware Library Learning Journeys (Learning Journeys) program has always been forward but rarely in a straight line. Informal learning is like that. The beauty of our offering is the shared experience between participants and presenters. As you/they spoke, the well of stories, tools and […]

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