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WELCOME TO 21st CENTURY LIBRARIES on SCOOP.IT!

WELCOME TO 21st CENTURY LIBRARIES on SCOOP.IT! | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it

This is a new extension to the 21st Century Library Blog at http://21stcenturylibrary.wordpress.com/  that will locate items of interest that warrant exposure to those interested in this Topic --- 
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21st Century Library Strategic Plan Model – The Book!

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"Crash Course in Strategic Planning" is now available from Libraries Unlimited. Visit their website for more information and your book orders. 

 

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Libraries: 'The fulcrum' of education - The Ridgefield Press

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Libraries: 'The fulcrum' of education
The Ridgefield Press
The pair has teamed up with the library to create a volunteer book club that encourages students to engage with each other while reading a book.
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Directors of Several Urban Public Libraries Send Letters to FCC Re ...

Directors of Several Urban Public Libraries Send Letters to FCC Re ... | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
“WiFi costs are not merely a function of the square footage of a room with wireless connectivity,” wrote Matthew Poland, chief executive of the public library system in Hartford, Conn. “WiFi performance is a function of users.”.
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Library 21c adds futuristic user experiences

Library 21c adds futuristic user experiences | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Library 21c adds futuristic user experiences
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COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. -- Library 21c, the new 21st Century Library, is not your ordinary library. They offer creative computer commons for writers, artists, and filmmakers including audio suites.
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Annemarijs's curator insight, June 27, 7:12 AM

Bibliotheken worstelen met krimpende budgetten. Daarnaast willen zij nieuwe klanten binnenhalen en oude klanten houden met behulp van goede  service. De nieuwe 21st Century Library in Colorado Springs heeft er wat op gevonden.

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How to Prove a Library’s Relevance: MCPL’s Brilliant Brand Strategy

How to Prove a Library’s Relevance: MCPL’s Brilliant Brand Strategy | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
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First Day

First Day | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
You will slowly start to see changes in the look of the blog in coming weeks.  This is only natural.  Just as when someone moves into a new apartment or house they put their own stamp on the place to make … Continue reading →...
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Future Proof | Library by Design - Library Journal

Future Proof | Library by Design - Library Journal | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Library Journal
Future Proof | Library by Design
Library Journal
What does the traditional library mission of promoting literacy mean in the 21st century?
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New Free access to articles on MOOCs, Librarianship, and the ...

“Routledge is pleased to offer the Library & Information Science community free access to a collection of articles highlighting MOOCs and librarianship. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are free, online classes ...
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Michigan library opens nap station for students

Michigan library opens nap station for students Midland Daily News Stephen Griffes, university library information resources senior supervisor, said the library was happy to help CSG because of the successful ideas they have presented in the past,...
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ALA’s Vision for the Library’s Future is Not Even Its Own

ALA’s Vision for the Library’s Future is Not Even Its Own | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
The Libraries Transforming Communities vision is not even a vision that ALA created. It is the vision of Professor David Lankes who is President of The Harwood Institute with whom ALA is partnering to transform America’s libraries.
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What IS the State of America’s Libraries?

What IS the State of America’s Libraries? | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
My first impression of ALA’s Report was just another rehash of Pew’s survey information. ALA releases 2014 State of America’s Libraries Report is that rehash, but it also masks ALA’s misguided concept for the future of librarianship.
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The Top 6 Work Skills Today's Employers Want - Social Europe Journal

The Top 6 Work Skills Today's Employers Want
Social Europe Journal
They're also interested in “softer skills” like problem-solving and creativity that can play as big a role in career advancement as training or education.
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Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about - opensource.com

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Top 5 open source tools libraries need to know about
opensource.com
SubjectsPlus makes it easy to add staff (or guide managers) and resources (print, databases, links, and more) so that you can publish a handy subject guide for your patrons.
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Library turns to 'collaborative learning' to lure teens in ...

Multnomah County Library turns to 'collaborative learning' to lure teens in ...
The Oregonian
They were also more aware of what the library has to offer, thanks to librarians' efforts to weave library resources into these special programs.
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Public libraries and the quiz-takers who love them - Pew Research Center

Public libraries and the quiz-takers who love them - Pew Research Center | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Public libraries and the quiz-takers who love them
Pew Research Center
The Pew Research Center recently released a library user quiz (“What kind of library user are you?
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eBooks and the 21st Century Library: How Libraries have (almost) sold their soul

eBooks and the 21st Century Library: How Libraries have (almost) sold their soul | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
In my 2+ decades in this profession I have often worried about the struggles facing our profession and Public Libraries in general.
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Visionary Leader for the 21st Century Library or Control Freak?

Visionary Leader for the 21st Century Library or Control Freak? | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
I always say I’m not a control freak. Some would say I am. I think what they mistake as control is actually having a clear vision of my organization’s potential and direction.
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We say we are cutting edge…but are we?

We say we are cutting edge…but are we? | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Recently, I spoke at the NJLA annual conference on 21st century library titles. It was a panel discussion and the premise was  to introduce and discuss “cutting edge” librarian titles of the future!!
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Appeals Court Rules Digital Library Doesn't Violate Copyright Law

Appeals Court Rules Digital Library Doesn't Violate Copyright Law | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Book News: Appeals Court Rules Digital Library Doesn't Violate Copyright Law NPR (blog) In an interview on his website, Hill said that "children all have a basic creativity which needs to be encouraged and nurtured," adding, "I wanted to...
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What Exactly IS a “21st-Century” Library? - Brooklyn Heights Blog

What Exactly IS a “21st-Century” Library? - Brooklyn Heights Blog | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
What Exactly IS a “21st-Century” Library?
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How Diverse is Librarianship? Check Out the Stats.

How Diverse is Librarianship? Check Out the Stats. | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
... version2 How Diverse is Librarianship? Check Out the Stats. Filed Under: Diversity, featured (FPO), Librarians & Media Specialists Tagged With: Diversity 2014, librarianship demographics Discussion: Leave a Comment.
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5 Past Predictions for the Future of the Ebook - Gizmodo

5 Past Predictions for the Future of the Ebook - Gizmodo | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
5 Past Predictions for the Future of the Ebook
Gizmodo
The dream of the electronic library dates back to at least the 1950s — and arguably much earlier! But it wasn't until the 1980s and 90s that ...
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The net neutrality war is still going, and we may be losing

The net neutrality war is still going, and we may be losing
Minnesota Daily
Education in the 21st century relies on almost instantaneous access to information and knowledge. The Internet created and ...
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The Future of Librarianship: Continuing the Conversation

For those who attended today's webcast on The Future of Librarianship, let's continue the conversation right here! Feel free to post your comments, questions or experiences, and I'll jump in as needed.
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ALA releases 2014 State of America's Libraries Report

ALA releases 2014 State of America's Libraries Report PR Newswire (press release) Stripling and the ALA are undertaking an advocacy campaign for school libraries that sets goals in five critical areas: literacy, inquiry, social and emotional...
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New CIL Public Libraries CyberTour – Stephen's Lighthouse New

CIL Public Libraries CyberTour. As is my tradition at the Computers in Libraries conference I did a few free, short cybertours in the Exhibit Hall. Here are the slides for the Public Library Trends session: ...
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