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Valerie Hawkins

Valerie Hawkins

Library Reference Specialist at the Library of the American Library Association
RT @mburkey: Freebie Friday: 7 downloadable audiobooks for all ages & interests
RT @yalsa: The Teen Read Week site is now LIVE! Join the site for tools & ideas to promote #TRW14, as well as monthly updates!
RT @ALALibrary: Put your party hats on– it’s Celebrate Teen Literature Day! YALSA’s 2014 Teens’ Top Ten Nominations Announced! #NLW14
RT @athmusicandarts: The health of our civilzation ... can all be tested by how well we support our libraries. - Carl Sagan #library
RT @Ksullivancbs2: It's not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.Gabriel Garcia Marquez
RT @Reuters: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, master of magical realism, has passed away at 87. Read about his life:
RT @ALALibrary: MT @PSULibrary Some suggestions from author @neilhimself on how to celebrate National Library Week #NLW14
Muhammad Ali & Don King read "Superman vs. Muhammad Ali" Art by Neal Adams & Dick Giordano See
Library Systems Report 2014 by Marshall Breeding | American Libraries Magazine - http://www.americanlibrariesma...
We are librarians and information professionals interested in scholarly communication. Want to know more about the future of libraries and digital information? Ask Us Anything! : IAmA -
We are librarians and information professionals interested in scholarly communication. Want to know more about the future of libraries and digital information? Ask Us Anything! (self.IAmA) In celebration of National Library Week in the United States and Canada, Oxford University Press has invited four librarians and information professionals to discuss digital research, scholarship, and libraries. • Rick Anderson is Associate Dean for Scholarly Resources & Collections in the University of Utah's J. Willard Marriott Library. • Amy Buckland is the eScholarship, ePublishing & Digitization Coordinator at McGill University Library. • Michael Levine-Clark is Associate Dean for Scholarly Communication and Collections Services at University of Denver Libraries. • Catherine Mitchell is Director of the eScholarship Publishing Group at CA Digital Library. The answers given in this AMA are the opinions of the participants, and do not necessarily reflect the mission of Oxford University Press. - Valerie Hawkins
Photographer checks out US public libraries' function, form - SFGate -
By Sam Whiting -- Updated 8:04 am, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - Valerie Hawkins
RT @MayaSokora: @IndasCorner the entire Axis Bold as Love album was his beautiful tribute to scifi. Dig the lyrics to "Up From the Skies"
RT @xor: @SofiaSamatar @indascorner What I great image! Hunted down the cover, it's an anthology
Perfect for National Library Workers Day #nlwd14 RT @annacreech: Librarian @reddit_AMA! Ask your questions here:
RT @Uranowski: If your child was born today tell them they were born on the day it snowed in Spring after the Blood Moon rose, as the prophecy foretold.
Where Are America’s Librarians? | FiveThirtyEight -
11:50 AMApr 11 By Mona Chalabi and Andrew Flowers - Valerie Hawkins
State of America's Libraries Report 2014 | News & Press Center -
April 14 2014 -- Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey said that libraries are important to the community. But school libraries continue to feel the combined pressures of recession-driven financial tightening and federal neglect, according to the survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet and American Life Project, and school libraries in some districts and some states still face elimination or de-professionalization of their programs. These and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2014 State of America’s Libraries report, released today during National Library Week, April 13– 19. - Valerie Hawkins
Google Patents Tiny Cameras Embedded In Contact Lenses | TechCrunch -
April 14 2014 --- Google has a new patent application with the USPTO (via 9to5Google), which takes one of the basic concepts of Glass and extends it even further, embedding tiny cameras that could be embedded in contact lenses for various uses, including photographing what a wearer sees, or providing the basic input for a contact-based assistive device for the visually impaired. - Valerie Hawkins
RT @bbcdoctorwho: Happy birthday to the Doctor himself, Peter Capaldi! Check out his arrival in the TARDIS at
RT @latimesobits: PASSINGS: Van Vlahakis, Lou Hudson, Sue Townsend, Richard Hoggart, Jim Flaherty
RT @ALALibrary: Good news - ALA websites are NOT vulnerable to the #HeartBleed #OpenSSL bug. Your data is safe with us.
African American Legends: Victoria Bond & T.R. Simon, authors. "Zora and Me." -
African American Legends: Victoria Bond & T.R. Simon, authors. "Zora and Me."
Continuing Education (and where to find it) | Professional Tools -
Program Proposal Information | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) -
The following is information about submitting a program proposal for the 2015 ALA Annual Conference (June 25 - 30, 2015; San Francisco, CA). Participants attending ALSC programs are seeking valuable educational experiences and are critical of presenters or sessions that are self-promotional. The Program Coordinating Committee will not select a program session that suggests commercial sales or self-promotion. Presentations should provide a valuable learning experience and avoid being too limited in scope. The deadline for proposals is Friday, June 6, 2014. You will receive an email confirmation from the Program Coordinating Committee Chair after submitting your proposal. The committee will be discussing program proposals at the 2014 ALA Annual Conference and will notify participants of program acceptance by July 18, 2014. - Valerie Hawkins
Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say - The Washington Post -
By Michael S. Rosenwald, Published: April 6 Photo caption: Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post - Claire Handscombe is an avid reader and reads using a variety of digital and print products. Because of her online reading habits, Handscombe says she sometimes scans novels while she's reading, looking for keywords and missing what's being written. - Valerie Hawkins
RT @noahWG: Microsoft to no longer support Windows XP, running on 28% of the world’s PCs and 95% of ATMs:
Authors and publishers should read Frequently Asked Questions from Authors and Publishers - - for assistance.
RT @bookmobility: Twitter people!: Favorite movie set in the suburbs of Chicago?
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