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Alligators and Swamps and 21st Century Libraries

Alligators and Swamps and 21st Century Libraries | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Tonight while I was watering my sapling trees I noticed that there were numerous ants crawling around the mound within the moat that I was flooding.
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It takes time to build a 21st century library.  Here Dr Steve Matthews gives some pointers on starting small to create strong foundations.

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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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It's About Time | Office Hours - Library Journal

It's About Time | Office Hours - Library Journal | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
“I Don’t Have The Time.” Have you said this in a meeting or a discussion with a colleague? Has this rolled off the tongue when confronted with an unexpected change, a new technology, or another initiative?
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LJ Index 2014: The Star Libraries - Library Journal

LJ Index 2014: The Star Libraries - Library Journal | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Despite the promotion of outcome-based evaluation by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) almost from its inception in 1996, the difference among an input, an output, and an outcome is still unclear to many in the public library...
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LJ Index 2014: What's Next for the LJ Index & Star Library Ratings - Library Journal

LJ Index 2014: What's Next for the LJ Index & Star Library Ratings - Library Journal | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
When we conceived the LJ Index in 2008, neither we nor anyone else in the public library community would have imagined we all would have to wait five years for a new output measure to be mandated for U.S.
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Colorado Springs library is ahead of the tech curve

Colorado Springs library is ahead of the tech curve | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Remember the days when your neighborhood librarian believed silence was golden, and their domain was filled with shushes, books and walls full of card catalogs?
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21st Century Library Blog goes to Denmark!

21st Century Library Blog goes to Denmark! | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
It is with much pleasure that I announce that I will be the closing keynote speaker at the Danish Union of Librarians’ annual conference “Snapshot! – The Librarian in 2014″ on Sunday October 26, 2014 in Nyborg Strand (Copenhagen), Denmark.
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Trenton library launches online high school program to re-engage adult ... - The Times, Trenton - NJ.com

Trenton library launches online high school program to re-engage adult ... - The Times, Trenton - NJ.com | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
The program will allow members of the Trenton community to receive an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School.
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Bright future with library clouds - Research Information

Bright future with library clouds - Research Information | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Research Information (press release) Bright future with library clouds Research Information (press release) Andrew Pace, OCLC's executive director, networked library services, observed that: 'Libraries gain the greatest benefit when they do not...
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City, schools link libraries, share resources - Port Townsend Leader

City, schools link libraries, share resources - Port Townsend Leader | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
City, schools link libraries, share resources Port Townsend Leader Much like the Port Townsend and Jefferson County public libraries, those at Blue Heron Middle School and Port Townsend High School (pictured here) have removed cramped rows of book...
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21st Century Librarians are the original Growth Hackers

Just the other day I came across one of the biggest buzzwords of 2014: Growth Hacker. I was unfamiliar so I started digging.
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Doing More with Less in 21st Century Libraries

Doing More with Less in 21st Century Libraries | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
… why are we still saying this?!!! It isn’t true and it isn’t possible. Its delusional and, worse, its harmful! Harmful not just to one organization; but to libraries everywhere. Libraries around the world fight every day for increased budget.
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Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers - Wired

Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers - Wired | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Why Your Library May Soon Have Laser Cutters and 3-D Printers
Wired
Visit the downtown branch of the Chattanooga Public Library and you'll find the usual stuff: rows of books, magazines, and computers.
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Authors now join Public Libraries as targets of Publisher and Bookseller censorship and greed – But who is the real victim?

Authors now join Public Libraries as targets of Publisher and Bookseller censorship and greed – But who is the real victim? | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
It appears that it is not just Libraries any longer that are at the whim of publishers and booksellers. Authors now find themselves pawns in the game of market share and bottom-line. And some are NOT taking it lying down.
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A time of Thanksgiving…

A time of Thanksgiving… | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
During the lovely Thanksgiving week, I find myself reflecting on what I am Thankful for this year. As always I am deeply thankful for my family and my life.
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21st Century Libraries Abound in Denmark!

21st Century Libraries Abound in Denmark! | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Now fully recuperated from the jet lag, I have had time to reflect on my amazing experiences during my time in Denmark as a guest of the Danish Union of Librarians.
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Defining 21st Century Success: Are You Expert 2.0 or Hero 2.0?

Defining 21st Century Success: Are You Expert 2.0 or Hero 2.0? | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
I want to be clear: I'm not 100 years old. But when the twelve year old girl sitting next to me at the Broadcom Masters awards started talking about what to do with Raspberry Pi, the first answer that came to my mind was: "eat it?
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The 21st Century Library Paradigm Shift?

The 21st Century Library Paradigm Shift? | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Someone recently viewed an old post of mine (Dr. Steve) from June, 2010, Are We in a 21st Century Library Paradigm Shift?
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My Salute to Librarians | Backtalk - Library Journal

My Salute to Librarians | Backtalk - Library Journal | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
From the moment I entered the hushed, sacred precinct of the Brownsville Children’s Library in Brownsville, Brooklyn, back in the mid-1930s, I have been a passionate advocate of the public library.
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21st Century Libraries- Innovation, Internet, Information and High School Diplomas!

21st Century Libraries- Innovation, Internet, Information and High School Diplomas! | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
[Dear Reader-While I have made the decision that I will only include details about my own library very sparingly on this blog- I prefer to rely on my experiences in broad strokes rather than specifics about my current library- I … Continue reading...
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How The Role Of A School Librarian Is Changing - WBAA

How The Role Of A School Librarian Is Changing - WBAA | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Once upon a time, Jaime Burkhart would have been considered a “librarian.” “My job description title in Monroe County is ‘media specialist’,” Burkhart
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Public Libraries Must Agree Upon a Mission If We Are to Survive

Public Libraries Must Agree Upon a Mission If We Are to Survive | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
As Librarians we are repeatedly told that the average person doesn’t really know what the Library does. We worry about this. We recognize that this lack of understanding leads to reduced funding, marginalization, and potentially worse fates.
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Pew Report Finds Millennials Are Readers, Library Users - Library Journal

Pew Report Finds Millennials Are Readers, Library Users - Library Journal | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
Pew Report Finds Millennials Are Readers, Library Users Library Journal Kimberly Matthews, executive director of the Trenton Free Library and coauthor of the 21st Century Library Blog, sees her Millennial patrons as critical thinkers who want to...
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CABS – or seeing the book trade with clarity - ILAB

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CABS – or seeing the book trade with clarity
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The idea behind what has evolved into today's CABS was conceived by Dean Margaret Goggin of the Graduate School of Librarianship and Information Management at the University of Denver and Jacob L.
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'Learning hub' takes shape

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'Learning hub' takes shape
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It's not that the students needed to change their learning habits, said Kozaka, but that the library had to redevelop its existing space to accommodate 21st-century learning.
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Emoji: Passing fad or new universal language? - USA TODAY

Emoji: Passing fad or new universal language? - USA TODAY | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
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Emoji: Passing fad or new universal language?
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Hieroglyphics are making an unlikely 21st century comeback, and it's all thanks to Millennials' insatiable appetite for texting. ...
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4 Reasons Why I Don't Borrow Digital Books - Inside Higher Ed (blog)

4 Reasons Why I Don't Borrow Digital Books - Inside Higher Ed (blog) | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
4 Reasons Why I Don't Borrow Digital Books Inside Higher Ed (blog) (I'd love to borrow my digital books from my academic library as well, but my understanding is that while academic libraries may sometimes offer non-scholarly digital books, this is...
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