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Library Design with learners in mind

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The story of the library with a garden

The story of the library with a garden | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
Two architects in their 20s have beaten a field of experienced international rivals to design a major new public space in Sydney. Their design has a "community living room" theme.
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Wow is this the best library design internationally? Stunning!

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Teacher Librarians at The Heart of Student Learning

School library and information technology programs are a vital resource for student learning. This video to highlight the essential role teacher librarians p...
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Innovation requires the understanding that learning takes place every day; everywhere. | Canadian Education Association (CEA)

Innovation requires the understanding that learning takes place every day; everywhere. | Canadian Education Association (CEA) | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
RT @thoughtstream: Innovation requires the understanding that learning takes place every day...
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Information literacy presentations from WILU conference May 2012

Sustainable Pedagogies: Creating Video Tutorials Through Faculty-Student-Library Collaboration. Informed Practice: Using ACRL Information Literacy Objectives to Redirect Library Instruction. MyResearch: Graduate student ...
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Semantic Digital Libraries | Bringing Libraries to Web 3.0

Semantic Digital Libraries | Bringing Libraries to Web 3.0 | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
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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 | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
IPADS and laptops will soon replace books in school libraries, a northern suburbs principal says.
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Are Dewey's Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching ...

Are Dewey's Days Numbered?: Libraries Nationwide Are Ditching ... | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
More important, we had the sense that for all the energy that we and our students were spending on teaching and learning Dewey (all those scavenger hunts and online library games), even our most advanced students still ...
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TL Collaboration Goodies from Twitter

TL Collaboration Goodies from Twitter | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
#tlchat ….. One of the best hash-tags to follow and interact with on Twitter. Want to know why? Mid-afternoon today our time, a large number of teacher-librarians had a Twitter discussion on ...
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Starbucks Cards and Libraries – Would it Work? | David Lee King

Starbucks Cards and Libraries – Would it Work? | David Lee King | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
I sometimes pick up those cool Starbuck's Free App/Free Song/Free Book cards when I'm at Starbucks buying a coffee.
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20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic

20 Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest Right Now | Edudemic | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
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Winning school library doesn't do it by the book

Winning school library doesn't do it by the book | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it

Winning school library doesn't do it by the book...The Mabel Fidler Building at Ravenswood School for Girls in Sydney creates a learning hub that meets the diverse needs of the school community by providing spaces for formal and informal learning, staff and student lounges, cafeteria, specialist performing arts spaces and school reception and administration. The Learning Resources Centre (LRC) for students K-12 is the primary facility in the building and its visibility – right at the entrance to the school – asserts that learning is the primary focus.

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Learning to Thrive in a Culture of Change - Library Journal

Learning to Thrive in a Culture of Change - Library Journal | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
Library JournalLearning to Thrive in a Culture of ChangeLibrary JournalJust as soon as things begin to feel solid and stable, the paradigm will shift and some game-changing newcomer rocks the library.
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Beyond Thank You: 5 Keys to Attracting & Keeping Great People | careynieuwhof.com

Beyond Thank You: 5 Keys to Attracting & Keeping Great People | careynieuwhof.com | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
How do you attract and keep great people? People gravitate to where they are valued most. Here are five things leaders do to value great people:
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Doesn't really fit in this scoop topic, but it is a good reminder on how to treat staff, & in school libraries, how to motivate student librarians & make sure they feel valued.

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New Report Highlights School Libraries’ Promotion of Digital Literacy

New Report Highlights School Libraries’ Promotion of Digital Literacy | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
January 24th, the American Library Association’s Digital Literacy Task Force, led by the ALA Office for Information Technology Policy in Washington, released “Digital Literacy, Libraries, and Publi...
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“The best part is that any teacher can bring tech tools into their ...

“The best part is that any teacher can bring tech tools into their ... | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
I'll be the first to admit that I am not a game whiz. A four-year-old can beat me on any game out there. However, I can use the concept of gaming in the library. Recently, I wanted the students to learn some basic facts about the ...
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To Shush or not to Shush – the Results

To Shush or not to Shush – the Results | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it

Maybe not innovation as such, but an excellent use of evidence based paratice is planned!

 

"A big thanks to all of you who responded to my recent blog post and survey on whether school libraries should be a quiet place for study during exam times.  It was reassuring to read your many comm..."

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The implications of Mobile Devices in the LIBRARY (Substantial ...

The implications of Mobile Devices in the LIBRARY (Substantial ... | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
October 21, 2012 | Categories, Games, Mobile Media, Substantial Posts, The E-Book | Tagged digital devices, education, games, gaming, ICT, innovation, iPads, learning, learning experiences, multimedia, school libraries ...
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Six biggest library annoyances and how to fix them - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

Six biggest library annoyances and how to fix them - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
The website Lifehacker this week had an article titled: The Six Biggest Media Center Annoyances (...
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Makerspaces in Libraries

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The ‘go-to-place’ for learning | innovative learning designs

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An Amazing New Library By David Adjaye, Woven From Timber And Glass

An Amazing New Library By David Adjaye, Woven From Timber And Glass | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it
The fate of the library has been in jeopardy for decades now, as funding--and readers of physical books--continue to decline.
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21st Century School Libraries

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.


Via Karen Bonanno, Lourense Das
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Samuel Segereisi's comment, September 4, 2013 2:39 PM
good work. learned a lot.
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School Library | Whole Building Design Guide

School Library | Whole Building Design Guide | Innovation in libraries | Scoop.it

Excellent gateway to resources and guidelines for building school libraries.

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18 Innovative Uses of QR Codes | TeachThought

Admissions posters:Instead of following the trend of college recruiting posters placed in high schools that feature an inviting picture of a school's campus, New York's Hamilton College changed the game by making their poster simply a giant QR code...
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