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MIT Libraries News » Blog Archive » New “Find It” information kiosk unveiled at Hayden library

MIT Libraries News » Blog Archive » New “Find It” information kiosk unveiled at Hayden library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The kiosk features a secured iPad that gives you quick access to information like:

how to find books
where to find scanners, copiers and printers
nearby food and drink options
restroom locations
campus map
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The challenge is on: How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities? | Book Patrol

The challenge is on: How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities? | Book Patrol | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The mission of the Knight Foundation: To support "transformational ideas that promote quality journalism, advance media innovation, engage communities and
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Start a Library Revolution!

Start a Library Revolution! | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

We want to help more teens have a bright future and you can help!  Multiple studies, including “Workforce Preparation in the Context of Youth Development Organizations,” show that a significant portion of the nation’s 42+ million teens leave school without the necessary knowledge and skills to participate in the 21st century workforce. This has led to the growing phenomenon known as ‘disconnected youth’ who are neither in school nor working. Studies indicate that there are currently 6.8 million disconnected youth in the U.S. When youth are jobless and without the skills or knowledge to participate in the workforce, communities suffer. However, given the resources, libraries can play a key role in helping teens expand their knowledge beyond the school day through what is known as “connected learning” opportunities. 

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Colorado Librarian of the Year is One of Greeley's Own | Moms | GreeleyTribune.com

Colorado Librarian of the Year is One of Greeley's Own | Moms | GreeleyTribune.com | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

In September of last year, I hopped on over to my local library to pick up some books. As I was checking out the library information, the rather attractive “ReadCon” publicity caught my eye. ReadCon, I learned, was an upcoming celebration of all things book-related. I learned that Craig Johnson, author of the books behind the TV series, “Longmire” would be speaking, along with many other beloved authors. "Cool," I thought. "Steampunk tea, hmm–what exactly is steampunk, anyway?" Then I read about Books and Brews, a mingling with local authors (including our own John Daly).

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ME-CONOMY – AN AFTERNOON AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY WITH LS:N GLOBAL | Sheridan&Co

ME-CONOMY – AN AFTERNOON AT THE BRITISH LIBRARY WITH LS:N GLOBAL | Sheridan&Co | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
RT @SheridanRetail: An overview of the amazing LSN #trendbriefing #Me-conomy. We will be looking deeper next week http://t.co/xBOSVFJx6D h…
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Books fly out of Cape Town Airport Flybrary - HeraldLIVE

Books fly out of Cape Town Airport Flybrary - HeraldLIVE | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
THE shelves at Cape Town Airport's Flybrary are emptier than they were when the unmanned book exchange was first launched at the international arrivals hall three months ago.
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Our new central library is pretty funky.

Our new central library is pretty funky. | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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@Your Library: Libraries build community, engagement is key for future - Chelsea Standard - Heritage Newspapers

@Your Library: Libraries build community, engagement is key for future - Chelsea Standard - Heritage Newspapers | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
@Your Library: Libraries build community, engagement is key for future - On behalf of the library board of trustees, administration, and staff, I thank the community for its overwhelming support of the Aug. 5 library millage. During a transitional period as the economy rebounds, the passage of this millage reinforces the importance our community places on education.
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This Is The Apple Store Of Libraries

This Is The Apple Store Of Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Calgary's Snhetta-designed public library will ditch reception desks for something a little more 21st century.
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Featured Product Demo: Reach Your Readers with LibraryAware | News and Events | EBSCOhost

Featured Product Demo: Reach Your Readers with LibraryAware | News and Events | EBSCOhost | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Want to take readers' advisory to the next level? Join us for this 30-minute product demonstration that will show you how LibraryAware helps build strong connections with your readers and your community.

LibraryAware is an online tool with hundreds of professionally designed templates created especially for libraries. With LibraryAware you can:

Promote your readers' advisory services with beautiful book lists, newsletters, bookmarks, shelf talkers, etc.Deliver award winning reading recommendation email newsletters (NextReads) to patron inboxesPromote your programs and events with tools designed especially for librariesCreate promotions that guide patrons to the content inside your databases
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Librarians React to Pew Study on Willingness to Disagree on Social Media

Librarians React to Pew Study on Willingness to Disagree on Social Media | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
As libraries continue exploring ways to weave online social media into their core service, a Pew study suggests popular Internet gathering spots such as Facebook and Twitter are not effective places for generating meaningful or honest conversation...
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Libraries reach rural India via mobile & e-reader: improving health and breaking the cycle of poverty

Libraries reach rural India via mobile & e-reader: improving health and breaking the cycle of poverty | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
READ Global and Worldreader will create an innovative partnership to expand the reach of libraries in five rural communities in India, in order to serve those who are unable or unlikely to access the library, specifically women and children. We will provide e–readers and a mobile reading app available on low-end data-enabled feature phones to rural communities to: a) increase traffic to the libraries and b) allow villagers to access information on livelihoods, health, women’s issues, government
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Crossroads of Design | Library by Design

Crossroads of Design | Library by Design | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
In a time when the mission of libraries is rapidly evolving, how can we craft buildings that not only endure but thrive when meeting new challenges? This question underlined the learning at LJ’s Design Institute (DI) held May 16 in Salt Lake City. Presenters and peers asked attendees to redefine how they thought about sustainability, exploring the idea in terms of conserving energy and being environmentally responsible and looking at the sustainability of a building holistically—from how comfort
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Latest Library Links, October 15, 2014 | American Libraries Magazine

Latest Library Links, October 15, 2014 | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

ALA News, Awards&Grants, Libraries in the News, Issues, Tech Talk, Books &Reading, Tips &Ideas.

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Beyond Books: Libraries of New Orleans | Green Building and Design

Beyond Books: Libraries of New Orleans | Green Building and Design | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
How New Orleans libraries became a blueprint for the city’s reconstruction

By Mary Kenney

This article is an excerpt from New Orleans: Structure, Community, City. Find it at the Greenbuild Bookstore or contact Jen Illescas at jen@gbdmagazine.com.

New Orleans was underwater. Up to 15 feet of it filled some neighborhoods, and 80 percent of the city was flooded. Damage from Hurricane Katrina was extensive, and when it came time to rebuild, it was hard to find a place to start. The problem of reconstruction became a catch-22: should residents wait for businesses and services to return before they did? But how could the city attract those things without people to use them? In the end, it was a public good, not a private one, that took first priority. The city rallied around its libraries as one of the first major reconstruction projects throughout the landscape.

Of the 14 libraries in the New Orleans public system, five were either destroyed or left uninhabitable after the floodwaters receded. Libraries became a priority through the “New Orleans Principles,” a set of guidelines developed by local and national experts convened by the USGBC that called for resilient and sustainable building and the reconstruction of “places of refuge” as a means for creating a better city post-Katrina.

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Digital Design Workstations : Digital Innovation Hubs : Toronto Public Library

Digital Design Workstations : Digital Innovation Hubs : Toronto Public Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
We have high-end professional workstations available for audio/video editing, 3D scanning/design, video conversion, web/graphic design, and coding.
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Library Futures: From Knowledge Keepers to Creators | World Future Society

Library Futures: From Knowledge Keepers to Creators | World Future Society | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
As both the location and creation of knowledge become democratized and decentralized, libraries and librarians are rethinking their relationships with the communities they serve and the knowledge they help preserve—and produce.

The future of libraries appears bleak, from many perspectives: Demographically, credentialed librarians are aging; technologically, the information explosion has led to the cybrary, or e-library. The age-old tradition of the library as “the collection” is now being challenged, as is who should organize and collect that information.

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Maggie Iovannella's curator insight, October 22, 9:15 PM

A timely article as we try and reinvent ourselves

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Not your mother’s library

Not your mother’s library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Columbus Metropolitan Library recently asked its Facebook followers to give them ten words: five to describe the library of their youth and five to describe the library of the future, 20 years from now. Here are the word clouds they assembled from the results, starting with the libraries of their youth: If you’re beyond...
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Transforming Moscow's Libraries; all 448 of them! | Book Patrol

Transforming Moscow's Libraries; all 448 of them! | Book Patrol | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Dostoyevsky Library  Before and After Renovation. Image © Frans Parthesius A beautiful thing is happening to the public libraries of Moscow. The number of libraries per capita in Moscow rivals other European cultural capitals yet, prior to the inception of this project, were unpopular and disproportionately underpopulated public places. The vast majority of them remain dense with unfulfilled potential and, according to SVESMI, “do not play any significant role in the shaping of the city’s cultural landscape. Armed with a research document demonstrating, among other things, that Moscow spends €43 per visitor per year compared to Amsterdam which spends €4,50 per visitor per year, the team had a degree of leverage to convince Sergei Kapkov, Moscow’s Culture Minister, to help set the project in motion.


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Graduate students and librarians mix wine and research - The Daily Cougar

Graduate students and librarians mix wine and research - The Daily Cougar | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Students and librarians enjoyed wine and light bites as they chatted and mingled at this year’s Grad Student Mixer on Tuesday in the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion. The event hosts a growing number of participants year after year and encourages graduate students to find out who their subject librarian is in addition to introducing students.

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Retail Roadtrip: An Inside Look at Digital Retail Companies

Retail Roadtrip: An Inside Look at Digital Retail Companies | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Forty-four Syracuse University students recently went on a unique immersion when  The iSchool and the Whitman School of Management's Retail Management Program collaborated to present the Retail Roa...
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Providing Free Makerspaces to Libraries In Need Across The Country

Providing Free Makerspaces to Libraries In Need Across The Country | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The success of libraries in the future will be determined by its ability to create stories rather than provide them. One way to accomplish this is by putting technology and people together so patrons become creators in makerspaces; a trend which many libraries have adopted. The world is no longer in a maker movement, but a maker revolution. More people are solving problems by coming up with custom solutions.
Libraries will serve as a platform for utilizing makerspace technology to engage the
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Fairfield pl oct2014

Big Trends in Library Land: Member Engagement or Books? TRADIGITAL! Fairfield Public Library Friday Oct.2, 2014 Stephen Abram, MLS
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Let the Future Go - The Digital Shift

Let the Future Go - The Digital Shift | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The future of libraries won’t be created by libraries. That’s a good thing. That future is too big and too integral to the infrastructure of knowledge for any one group to invent it. Still, that doesn’t mean that libraries can wait passively for this new future. Rather, we must create the conditions by which libraries will be pulled out of themselves and into everything else.
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The Library Freedom Project: Bringing Privacy Education and Digital Tools to Local Communities Through Libraries

The Library Freedom Project: Bringing Privacy Education and Digital Tools to Local Communities Through Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Threatened by surveillance from corporations and governments, our right to access information is chilled. As stewards of information and providers of Internet access, librarians play a central role in meeting the information needs of communities and are in an obvious position to educate patrons about how to shield their privacy from surveillance threats.

The Library Freedom Project is a partnership among policy experts at the American Civil Liberties Union, tech-activists at the Electronic Fro
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