Crossing the Digital Divide: Technology at the Library
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25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest - OEDB.org

25 Libraries We Most Love on Pinterest - OEDB.org | Crossing the Digital Divide: Technology at the Library | Scoop.it
Everyone seems to flock toward Pinterest these days, delighted by its numerous boards allowing them to bookmark Internet ephemera they find valuable and worth sharing.
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Libraries are becoming more creative at using social media to engage library users in a new manner. Open Education Database recognized my library as one of the "most loved" libraries on Pinterest.  Libraries can pin reading lists, book suggestions, and activities to their boards.  Users can then re-pin, sharing suggestions to their followers and spreading the library's message.

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CreateIT - Think IT. Make IT. Do IT. New technology and media classes for teens. | Pima County Public Library | Tucson, Marana, Ajo, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Vail, Arivaca | Arizona

CreateIT - Think IT. Make IT. Do IT. New technology and media classes for teens. | Pima County Public Library | Tucson, Marana, Ajo, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, Green Valley, Vail, Arivaca | Arizona | Crossing the Digital Divide: Technology at the Library | Scoop.it

On October 19th, attended a great presentation by Jennifer Nichols from the Pima County Public Library (AZ) about the work they been doing with Teens and Technology. If you didn't have a chance to listen to it, I would recommend heading over to TechSoup For Libraries (http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/blog/youth-led-tech-the-library-thank-you-jennifer-nichols). This presentation is part of TechSoup's survey of libraries putting the Edge Initiative benchmarks into practise. Their next sesson will be Tech Savvy Staff Tuesday October 30th (http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events/tech-savvy-staff-better-service-for-library-users


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One way to cater to teens is to offer technology classes that would not otherwise be available.  As school districts slash their library and technology budgets, libraries can help fill the gap in technology education. Teens in Tuscon are learning TV studio production, online magazine publishing, film making, and poster printing....all through their public library.

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New report maps young Americans' library, technology use - eSchool News (registration)

New report maps young Americans' library, technology use eSchool News (registration) Nearly all young Americans under age 30 are online, and as library patrons, are more likely than older generations to use library technology such as computers and...
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As more young Americans become aware of technology available at the library, librarians need to be proactive in providing services that meet and exceed their needs.  The most beneficial technology for this age group would be an app that helps patrons locate materials in the library and provides information about the library.  Mobile kiosks equipped with library services should also be located throughout the community

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Did the New York Public Library Just Build the Magazine App of the Future? - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic

Did the New York Public Library Just Build the Magazine App of the Future? - Alexis Madrigal - Technology - The Atlantic | Crossing the Digital Divide: Technology at the Library | Scoop.it

The new Biblion app could be a model for how to present information on the tablet...


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The New York Public Library created an intriguing e-magazine available through their app on the iPad.  Through photos, videos, links, and texts users are transported to the 1939-1940 World Fair in the library's premier issue.  

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Pine Glen Library & Technology Center » Setting up a cartful or two of iPads

Pine Glen Library & Technology Center » Setting up a cartful or two of iPads | Crossing the Digital Divide: Technology at the Library | Scoop.it

"Pine Glen was very fortunate to receive 60 iPads this school year on two Bretford Power Sync Carts! The Carts will make management of the iPads easier, because they provide a central place to store, recharge, and sync the iPads to the iTunes library on my laptop. It was quite a bit of work to get the iPads ready to go for the students. I made a few mistakes a long the way, but here’s the most efficient method that I’ve found for getting all the iPads up and running in a uniform manner, particularly if you already have a bunch of free apps and apps purchased from the Volume Purchase Program:"


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Many libraries are starting to offer iPads and other similar tablets available for checkout. This service is a great resource for people who are looking to try different tablets before purchasing or for those who would simply not have access otherwise.

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