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IMLS Grant Will Help Libraries Help the Unemployed

From the press release:

Through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), WebJunction, the online learning community for library staff created by OCLC, a nonprofit library service and research organization; and the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) have launched a one-year initiative to gather and share best practices for providing library-based employment services and programs to the unemployed.

Read all about it here.

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We think

An intriguing video looks at how we thought in the 20th century and compares it to how we are thinking in the 21st century. It's pretty exciting in its potential!

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Who uses Twitter?

A new Pew Internet publication looks at how Americans use social network sites like Twitter to keep friends, family and/or total strangers updated about their lives. As of Dec 2008, 11% of online American adults have used a microblogging service like Twitter. Not surprisingly, age has a lot to do with who "tweets." From the publication's summary:

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