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The Changing Face of Public Libraries (Infographic)

The Changing Face of Public Libraries (Infographic) | digital literacy | Scoop.it
In the face of new technologies, libraries are adapting to a new reality. So how do they plan to continue engaging communities?

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"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research

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"Resist Googling" & 5 Other Strategies For Meaningful Modern Research

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The Changing Face of Public Libraries (Infographic)

The Changing Face of Public Libraries (Infographic) | digital literacy | Scoop.it
In the face of new technologies, libraries are adapting to a new reality. So how do they plan to continue engaging communities?

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The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like | Washington Post

The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like | Washington Post | digital literacy | Scoop.it

 

You make a beeline from the door to the iPad mini. The touch interface is nice, but you want something a little larger so you move on to the next device. Are you weighing a purchase at an Apple Store? No, you’re trying one of the lineup of devices at the new Digital Commons space at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.

 

The similarity to an Apple Store is no accident, according to Nicholas Kerelchuk, the manager of the Digital Commons. But at the Digital Commons you can try out e-book readers from all of the major manufacturers, including Kindles, Nooks, and Windows 8 tablets.

 

And the e-book readers are just the start. When the Digital Commons opened in July, it featured a 3-D printer with a smart panel design, on-demand book binding machine, 80 desktops (some of them featuring pricey graphic design suites), rows of tables set up for patrons bringing their own devices, a Skype station, and a vast co-working space the library calls the “Dream Lab.” Could this sprawling space be a glimpse into the future of libraries?

 

Libraries around the country are facing budget cuts as local governments struggle with the aftermath of the recession – and in many cases that means fewer branches or services. But in the recession more people than ever relied on libraries for frugal entertainment options and to search for employment opportunities.

 

However, at the same time, libraries are facing an identity crisis: As the Internet has become the primary way people gather information, the traditional “building filled with books” model is less relevant to their lives.

 

As a result, “libraries are really transforming themselves into technology hubs” says Kathryn Zickuhr, a researcher focusing on how Americans use libraries at the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

 

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Steven Lastres's curator insight, August 15, 2013 9:09 AM

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The real story is that Libraries are transforming themselves into technology hubs.

Karen R. Harker's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:22 PM

This is nothing new to us, but the fact that it is in the Washington Post (and just after Amazon's Jeff Bezo's bought the venerable press) warrants a "scoop".

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 19, 2013 5:09 AM

Digital / Information Commons vital in 21st Century libraries.

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | digital literacy | Scoop.it

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Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 7, 2013 12:47 PM

Updated yearly, this is one of the go-to places for great web 2.0 applications for the classroom.

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School Library Decorations

School Library Decorations | digital literacy | Scoop.it
What do TLs teach? I need this on my wall!

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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills


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The New School Library

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As libraries continue to change with the growth of technology tools, good schools know that libraries and professional librarians are still essential to their missions.

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Note the primary need for librarians as educators, educational leaders, developers of curriculum, and information managers continue.

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Maria Persson's curator insight, June 21, 2013 8:13 AM

I think the way we physically 'do education' will shift once libraries like these catch on and in turn so wil lthe old pedagogical views that are being held on to (I hope)!

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So You Think You Want to Be a Librarian?

So You Think You Want to Be a Librarian? | digital literacy | Scoop.it
Most people’s knowledge of librarianship is a mash-up of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in Desk Set, some warm and fuzzy memories from an elementary school class visit, Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, even fuzzier memories of...

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John Shank's curator insight, June 6, 2013 12:06 PM

This is the quote I love. "...librarians enable learning." So maybe we should think of ourselves as Learnarians or Learnians - not sure which I like best. What do you all think?

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The 8 Roles of The 21st Century Librarian

The 8 Roles of The 21st Century Librarian | digital literacy | Scoop.it

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Awaken Librarian's curator insight, July 30, 2013 5:31 PM

In public education, librarians are also hosts, crafts genuises, listeners, healers, and friends! :)

Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 30, 2013 7:50 PM

I am a future librarian, it seems. Doing all this NOW!

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What is Curation?

This is the first in a series of videos explaining the shifts we're seeing in the world of content creation. Curation has exploded with the growth of Twitter, Tumblr and now Pinterest.

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teacher-Librarians | digital literacy | Scoop.it

>A great list of resources for all levels of librarians.

 

"Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there! Please feel free to add your suggestions!"


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Visibility @ your library » Make a difference for school libraries: sign ...

Visibility @ your library » Make a difference for school libraries: sign ... | digital literacy | Scoop.it
If you value your school library and the contributions it makes to your child's education, you can make a difference. Sign – and encourage family members and friends to sign – the White House petition that will ensure that ...

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