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Do We Still Need Libraries? - Room for Debate

Do We Still Need Libraries? - Room for Debate | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
What are libraries for, and how should they evolve?
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Some great insights from truly forward thinkers.

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Connect, Create, Collaborate: Sparking the Maker Movement at your Library

Connect, Create, Collaborate: Sparking the Maker Movement at your Library | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
A makerspace (sometimes also referred to as a hackerspace, hackspace or hacklab) is a location where people with common interests, often in computers, technology, science, electronics, engineering, and/or digital or electronic art, can connect, create and collaborate. Makerspaces can be viewed as open community labs incorporating elements of machine shops, workshops, and/or studios where hackers and makers come together to share resources and knowledge to build and make things.
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The future of school libraries

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, December 11, 2012 11:15 PM

This blog post makes lots of references to how libraries are embracing the maker movement. Community building, skill sharing and a participatory culture are major points. 

Isidore Postmes's curator insight, December 12, 2012 3:41 AM

Sharing thoughts, sharing tech insights....

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iPads set to take over from books in school libraries, principal says

iPads set to take over from books in school libraries, principal says | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
IPADS and laptops will soon replace books in school libraries, a northern suburbs principal says.
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The Classroom Is Dead | Inform

The Classroom Is Dead | Inform | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
Flexibility of space: Spaces that can be easily arranged to support the learning process are needed more than ever. In a well-designed school, every space and surface helps contribute to teaching and learning.
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Building a vibrant future for school library conversations

Building a vibrant future for school library conversations | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
The Australian Teacher Librarian Network assists school library staff to stay up to date with emerging devices, tools, media and virtual environments.
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School Library. A journey into Librarianship: How would you design your new Library space?

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Infowhelm: A journey into Librarianship: How would you design your new Library space?
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Book Review – The New Learning Commons: Where Learners Win ...

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Loertscher, D. V., Koechlin, C., Zwaan, S., Rosenfeld, E. (2011). The new learning commons: Where learners win!: Reinventing school libraries and computer labs (2nd ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Hi Willow Research & Publishing ...
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It's not your parents’ high school library at Lamar High

It's not your parents’ high school library at Lamar High | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
Lamar High School’s library is in the midst of an overhaul that
is shifting around more than the books. The project is redefining
how the study space will be used and how students will access the
information resources it holds.
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100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School | School Libraries around the world

100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School | School Libraries around the world | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs. 2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian.
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Beyond the stereotype, School Libraries creating engagement with ...

Beyond the stereotype, School Libraries creating engagement with mobile devices and play. ... Eskett, Paula1 1School Library Manager, Riccarton High School, Christchurch, New Zealand. ...
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School libraries, the centre of learning Education Funny Pictures Add Funny

School libraries, the centre of learning Education Funny Pictures Add Funny | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
What TLs Teach - TL Guides (School libraries, the centre of learning http://t.co/gyf7yq7s http://t.co/dNBkNROg...)...
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Ponderosa library now open to the public | School Libraries around the world

Ponderosa library now open to the public | School Libraries around the world | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
News: Ponderosa library now open to the public | school, library, ponderosa, city, use, community, hours, anaheim, students, year...
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The best school libraries display books with front covers with mini reviews. Saw this in a great school @ectonbrookpri

The best school libraries display books with front covers with mini reviews. Saw this in a great school @ectonbrookpri | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
Photo uploaded by Jane Considine on Lockerz (RT @janeconsidine: The best school libraries display books with front covers with mini reviews.)...
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Libraries Try to Update the Bookstore Model

Libraries Try to Update the Bookstore Model | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
As librarians struggle with the task of redefining their roles in a digital age, many are seeing an opportunity to fill the void created by the loss of traditional bookstores.
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The Ten Most Beautiful School Libraries In The World

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The Ten Most Beautiful School Libraries In The World. The Ten Most Beautiful School Libraries In The World. Posted by Bill Crider at 8:44 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook ...
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Henry Jenkins - The Transmedia Generation: Spreadable Media, Fan Activism, and Participatory Learning | Connected Learning

Henry Jenkins - The Transmedia Generation: Spreadable Media, Fan Activism, and Participatory Learning | Connected Learning | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it

What do mean when we say "participatory culture" and what challenges do we face in trying to more fully realize this ideal, especially in regards to youth participation?


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Library as Platform: Unlocking the Potential of Our Communities

Our buildings matter. Our services matter. But they don’t matter on their own, and we do not determine their value – that is a job for the community.  David Lanke shares his thoughts on the future of the librarian and library, or learning commons.


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Why School Libraries Matter (Hint: It’s Not Just About the Books)

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On the day of the mass lobby of parliament for school libraries, author and commentator Jeff Norton reflects on the important role school libraries play in nurturing future talent and economic prosperity. [Jeff Norton is a London based writer-director and the author]


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Elania Garrett's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:30 PM

Love this concept!

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School library receives top design award - Northampton Chronicle & Echo

School library receives top design award - Northampton Chronicle & Echo | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
Northampton Chronicle & EchoSchool library receives top design awardNorthampton Chronicle & EchoThe Hub, at The Duston School, has been given a 2012 National Schools Library Design Award, which recognises its layout, the activities that take place...
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Library Design. Librarians Pick Their Favorite Furniture for Teens | Library by Design - Library Journal

Library Design.  Librarians Pick Their Favorite Furniture for Teens | Library by Design - Library Journal | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
Library JournalLibrarians Pick Their Favorite Furniture for Teens | Library by DesignLibrary JournalThe library couldn't manage that, but the booths and risers (designed by Group 4 Architecture) have been very popular options, along with Knoll's...
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The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption - The Digital Shift

The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption - The Digital Shift | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it

"Maker spaces in libraries are the latest step in the evolving debate over what public libraries’ core mission is or should be. From collecting in an era of scarce resources to curation in an era of overabundant ones, some libraries are moving to incorporate cocreation: providing the tools to help patrons produce their own works of art or information and sometimes also collecting the results to share with other members of the ­community.

 

Maker spaces promote learning through play; have the potential to demystify science, math, technology, and engineering; and encourage women and under­represented minorities to seek careers in those fields.

 

They also tie in to the growing trend of indie artists in every medium—including books—who are bypassing traditional gatekeepers, taking advantage of new tools to produce professionally polished products, and going direct to the web to seek an audience.

 

Maker spaces also acknowledge green concerns by reconnecting consumers to the labor involved in producing what they use. While 3-D printers are perhaps the signature offering of Maker spaces, libraries find that low-tech and low-cost opportunities are just as popular."


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21st Century School Libraries | 21st Century Libraries for Schools

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School libraries are the hub of the school, librarians are heavily involved in education, and changing technology means the library is actually more relevant than ever.
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Ready, Set, (W)eRead! Redefining Library for the 21st Century (with ...

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These are my notes from Amy Page & Lynn Lary's “Ready, Set, (W)eRead! Redefining Library for the 21st Century” at the October 13, 2012, Oregon Association of School Libraries conference in Seaside, Oregon.
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Teacher-librarians change with the times | School Libraries around the world

Teacher-librarians change with the times | School Libraries around the world | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
Along with introducing students to books, teacher-librarians now teach them to use critical thinking while doing Internet research.
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The Best of Interior Design: Public and Academic Library Winners | Library by Design

The Best of Interior Design: Public and Academic Library Winners | Library by Design | 21st Century School Libraries are Cool! | Scoop.it
#Libraries didn't look like this when I went to school!
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