Thursday, February 23, 2012

Pinterest guide: What it is, how to start and who to follow | CNET UK

Pinterest guide: What it is, how to start and who to follow | CNET UK


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Top 7 Best Alternative Search Engines

Top 7 Best Alternative Search Engines


KallOut Overview from kallout on Vimeo.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

New York Public Library presents Voicethread

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Renoir’s Full-Length Paintings at the Frick Collection - NYTimes.com

Renoir’s Full-Length Paintings at the Frick Collection - NYTimes.com




Picture Fund/2012 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
"Dance at Bougival," from 1883, by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, part of “Renoir, Impressionism, and Full-Length Painting,” a new exhibition at the Frick Collection.
ArtsBeat
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Arts & Entertainment Guide
A sortable calendar of noteworthy cultural events in the New York region, selected by Times critics.
The National Gallery, London/Art Resource, NY
Renoir returned to an abandoned work from 1881, “The Umbrellas,” in 1885.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY
Dance in the Country,” from 1883, is one of multiple paintings of twirling couples in the exhibition.
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY
"Dance in the City," from 1883.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Crime gives library loan beating to other genres | Books | The Guardian


Crime gives library loan beating to other genres

With a conspicuous absence of non-fiction, this year's PLR figures show crime fiction dominating lending, with children's books not far behind

As with Sherlock Holmes's dog that failed to bark in the night-time, the most telling thing in the league table of library borrowings for 2010/11 is what's absent. Why is there no non-fiction at all in the top 100, although cookbooks, memoirs and Guinness World Records are invariably among the leading titles in annual charts of books bought? Read more.

The National Year of Reading 2012 @UTSLibrary


Forget Valentines Day, 14 February has been re-named Library Lovers Day!
Take the opportunity to celebrate those who love and support
us and to remind decision makers how loved we are.

Please visit our dedicated page to find information on the event, and how you can be involved:
http://www.librarylovers.org.au/

Feel free to share the Library Love with your friends!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Job Tips for 50+ Workers - Interviews - Resume Writing - Job Search -- AARP

Job Tips for 50+ Workers - Interviews - Resume Writing - Job Search -- AARP
 
Businessman at job interview-job tips for 50plus workers
Are you prepared for your next job interview? — Photo by Getty Images
Resumes & Cover Letters

Thursday, February 2, 2012

'Running The Books' In A Prison Library : NPR

Debbi Cooper
Avi Steinberg wrote obituaries for the Boston Globe before taking a job as a prison librarian.



'Running The Books' In A Prison Library : NPR: Running The Books: The Adventures Of An Accidental Prison Librarian
By Avi Steinberg
Hardcover, 416 pages
Nan A. Talese
List price: $26
Read An Excerpt

October 19, 2010
When Avi Steinberg graduated from Harvard, he didn't know what to do next — so he took a job as a prison librarian.
In Running the Books: The Adventures of an Accidental Librarian, Steinberg shares stories of his time working at the Suffolk County House of Correction — from the prisoner who dreamed of hosting a cooking show, Thug Sizzle, to the fragile prostitute who connected with Sylvia Plath. Read more...
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

15 Tips for a Successful Career Transition to Librarianship - 11-Jan-12: Information Industry Libraries article: contact Ellen Mehling

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15 Tips for a Successful Career Transition to Librarianship - 11-Jan-12: Information Industry Libraries article: contact Ellen Mehling 



Many information professionals, including recent grads or soon-to-be grads, come to library work from other careers. When job hunting, they often have concerns that their limited library experience will make it difficult to find work.   This is a valid concern, especially with the tough competition of today’s job market.  While it is important to pay attention to the educational, skill and experience requirements of positions, there are a number of things you can do to make yourself more attractive to potential employers.   Read more..




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Tour of the Dead Sea Scroll Exhibit


Join Yeshiva University Vice-Provost and world renown Dead Sea Scrolls expert, Dr. Lawrence Schiffman as he explores the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit. The scrolls, one of the most important biblical archeological discoveries of our times, include the oldest known copy of the bible, apocryphal texts as well as an outline of the rules governing the sect of Jews who lived in the caves of Qumran between 150 BCE and 70 CE.

To experience the Scrolls and hear from Dr. Schiffman in person, join us at the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition and reception for YU alumni on February 15, 2012. Visit http://yu.edu/deadseascrolls for more information.
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