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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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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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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
ILAB
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

'Learning hub' takes shape | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
'Learning hub' takes shape
KeepMEcurrent.com
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?
USA TODAY
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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21st Century Librarians Make Allies of the Press

21st Century Librarians Make Allies of the Press | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
As a 21st Century Librarian, if you are innovative and cutting edge…the day will come when the press knocks on your door. Sometimes that is positive – sometimes its negative…and sometimes, if poorly handled, it can be DIRE!
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Libraries: 'The fulcrum' of education - The Ridgefield Press

Libraries: 'The fulcrum' of education - The Ridgefield Press | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
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

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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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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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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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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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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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21st century libraries are a one stop for job seekers….

21st century libraries are a one stop for job seekers…. | 21st Century Libraries | Scoop.it
So says the new “Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act” signed into law on July 22, 2014.
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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

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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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