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What will libraries of the future look like? This channel aims to compile articles addressing this question.
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I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download!

I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download! | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Download, embed and share The Social Librarian infographic. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon.

 

"Social today means so much more than sending a tweet or posting to Facebook. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this complex, dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users.

In recognition of this, Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter (@library_connect) and Joe Murphy (@libraryfuture), Librarian & Technology Analyst/Trend Spotter, offer up a visual portrait of The Social Librarian, and invite you to download and post, share on your social streams, and discuss with your library stakeholders.

- See more at: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/supporting-users-organizations/2013-08/i-am-social-librarian-infographic-free-download#sthash.fk55XRbU.dpuf

 


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A great infographic which shows the skills and attributes a modern librarian ought to encompass.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 29, 2013 1:20 AM

The Social Librarian = Future Librarian!

lisa oldham's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:40 AM

Important thinking for the future of sustainable libraries

Gai Dennett's curator insight, September 26, 2013 4:45 PM

New age Teacher Librarian roles outlined here

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Future Work Skills 2020 | Libraries Interact

Future Work Skills 202o, via Michelle at Libraries Interact:

 

 

"The skills that IFTF sees as being required in such a work landscape are each related to at least one of the key drivers of change (as represented using colour in the summary map above).

The skills are:

Sense-making – being able to discover deeper meaning in what is being expressed
Social intelligence – being able to connect to other people more deeply and directly
Novel & adaptive thinking – being able to come up with solutions that are outside the box
Cross-cultural competency – being able to work in different cultural settings
Computational thinking – being able to make meaning out of vast amounts of data
New-media literacy – being fluent in new media forms
Transdisciplinary – being able to work in multiple disciplines
Design mindset – being able to plan our workplaces and workflows to achieve desired outcomes
Cognitive load management – being able to filter information and focus only on what is required
Virtual collaboration – being able to work effectively as part of a virtual team."

 


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Bus-stop books – Israel's newest public library

Bus-stop books – Israel's newest public library | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Daniel Shoshan, an installation artist and lecturer at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, along with Technion graduate Amit Matalon, started this new public library concept figuring that people sometimes have long ...
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Future U: Library 3.0 has more resources, greater challenges | Ars Technica

Future U: Library 3.0 has more resources, greater challenges | Ars Technica | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it

by Curt Hopkins:

"Libraries are changing, despite their facades. And they're changing to high-tech service companies with embedded librarians, according to some library professionals."

 

"This transition time is one of great opportunity for those involved in libraries, but all transitions, all borders and verges, are places of great vulnerability as well. Grand changes are possible here, but so are operatic failures. The future seems promising. It’s the present that worries some librarians.

“The myth that the information scholars need for research and teaching is, or soon will be available for free online is a dangerous one,” said Bourg, “especially when it is used as an excuse to cut funding to libraries. Right now libraries face enormous but exciting challenges in maintaining print collections and services where they are still necessary, while simultaneously developing strategies for collecting, preserving, organizing, and providing access to digital objects. I fear that if libraries across the nation don’t get the resources we collectively need to meet these challenges that we may be at risk of losing big chunks of our cultural record because of a lack of funding for digital collecting and preservation."


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The Children's Library of the Future

The Children's Library of the Future | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
The Children's Interactive Library in Aarhus, Denmark is a fine example of a library's ability to adapt and innovate to meet the growing needs of 21st century kids. The Library is based on the idea that kids want to do more than ...
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Six Minutes of Microsoft's Futuristic Designs - Core77

Six Minutes of Microsoft's Futuristic Designs - Core77 | Future Trends in Libraries | Scoop.it
Industrial Design content and community site - articles, discussions, interviews and resources.
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