1. Doug's fabulous century, in 500 words or less

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    Doug Cunningham is a prolific contributor to the ABC Open: 500 Words project, contributing chapters from his life story to the project whenever he has a story to suit each month's theme. To date Doug has contributed stories to A Scary Moment, New In Town, I Was There, An Act of Rebellion, Travel Tales, On The Job and Things We Do For Love. The 96-year-old English-born widower has been a Swansea local for 20 years, after driving through the town with his late wife Pat on their way to make a new home in Port Macquarie. They never made it past the Swansea Bridge. "Writing my life story gave me an insight into memory and into other people," Doug told ABC Open. Doug shares stories with Swansea locals, residents of the retirement village where he lives, and now with the world via ABC Open and the Swansea Library 500 Words writing group. "I know if they're going to read them and share them with me, I feel as if I've made a friend," Doug says. "And I enjoy that because there becomes a closeness to each other and we become friends, and I need friends because I'm an old man." Doug became an Australian citizen in Swansea in 1995, more than 40 years after emigrating to Australia following the end of World War 2. Together with wife Pat he raised a son. Mr Cunningham is a regular at the independently-run Swansea Library 500 Words writing group, facilitated by librarian Cathy Shay.

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    • CoreStand Consultant Series: Integrated Model of Literacy Library Focus

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      CoreStand Co-Found Kate Glass gives insightful tips on Schools can tap into the rich resources of their local public libraries for a surplus curated content aligned to the common core. www.CoreStand.com The Common Core Standards are not just for teachers and students. In fact, do you know where lots of people are having great conversations about best practice aligned to the Common Core? The school and public libraries in your community. In today’s world, we’re flooded with information—some that’s high quality, and some that’s not as useful—and in education, it’s no different. Lucky for teachers, librarians are expert information curators—the people whose very job is to comb through resources and information and share only the best. What’s this gotta do with the Common Core? Well, as a framework built on an integrated model of literacy, the CCSS call for reading and writing across the curriculum. With the CCSS, teachers of literacy are expected to incorporate more non-fiction, or informational texts make frequent use of research activities in both shorter and extended time frames have students draw information from print and digital sources create learning environments that are text-dependent...that is, prompting students to engage directly with texts of increased rigor and complexity Since the adoption of the Standards, librarians have led the way in curating information—articles, journals, citation tools, video content, you name it—that will support teachers’ implementation of the Common Core. Teachers and administrators: when was the last time you reached out to a librarian for resources and tools to ease your transition to the Core? If it’s been a while, chances are, you’re missing out. Librarians: do you have high quality resources that would benefit the teachers in your community? Are you looking for an efficient and effective way to provide these resources and solidify connections with folks in the K-12 space? Then look no further. CoreStand’s Virtual Learning Communities are a collaborative tool you can utilize to leverage your expertise throughout the community and really make a difference. We regularly partner with libraries to ignite collaboration around curriculum in communities. Are you ready to take advantage of this opportunity? Visit corestand.com/vlc to learn more. Thanks for watching. www.CoreStand.com

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      • Seminar in Literature for Youth Nonfiction: Part 9: History and Geography

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        This is part nine in a series focusing on nonfiction and informational reading for youth. This video explores history and geography literature for youth

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        • Seminar in Literature for Youth Nonfiction: Part 7: Literary Nonfiction & Biography

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          This is part seven in a series focusing on nonfiction and informational reading for youth. This video focuses on narrative and literary nonfiction as well as biography.

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          • Seminar in Literature for Youth Nonfiction: Part 6: Graphic Nonfiction

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            This is part six in a series focusing on nonfiction and informational reading for youth. This video focuses on graphic nonfiction and graphics in nonfiction.

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            • Seminar in Literature for Youth Nonfiction: Part 5: Motivation and Reluctant Readers

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              This is part five in a series focusing on nonfiction and informational reading for youth. This video focuses on motivation and reluctant readers.

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              • Seminar in Literature for Youth Nonfiction: Part 4: Emergent Readers and Read Alouds

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                This is part four in a series focusing on nonfiction and informational reading for youth. This video discusses the emergent reader and read-alouds.

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                • What Users Don't Say: Uncovering Latent Needs Through Design Research

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                  Watching real people doing real things in the real world helps us understanding them better than bringing them into an artificial usability lab environment. That deeper understanding undoubtedly helps us to design with empathy but more importantly it enables us to identify their latent needs. In doing so, it provides opportunities for us to create breakthrough products and services. Through a collection of case studies this presentation explored diary studies, shadowing, contextual interviews, some informal contextual research techniques and some crowdsourced research techniques that have helped to inspire my design teams by immersing them in their users' world. Case studies include mapping the customer experience of buying and using a new kitchen appliance, inventing a machine that means you never order the wrong size shoes online, concepting an app to support cancer patients and designing travel services for backpackers (and there's a few others thrown in too). This talk was first presented at Cambridge University to their academic library community.

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                  • I HAVE A DREAM 50th anniversary

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                    Darien Library celebrates the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I have a dream" speech during the march on Washington for jobs and freedom. Dreams expressed belonged to their respective dreamers and do not represent the opinions of Darien Library.

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                    • Seminar in Literature for Youth Nonfiction: Part 3: Common Core State Standards

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                      This is part three in a series focusing on nonfiction and informational reading for youth. This video provides an introduction to the course and explores Common Core State Standards.

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