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Libraries on the Vine | American Libraries Magazine

Libraries on the Vine | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

When Twitter unveiled Vine in January 2013, reviews were mixed about the free app that allows 6-second-long video loops to be created, viewed, and shared on mobile devices.

“We avoided it for awhile,” says Gail Shackleton, director of library services at Appleby College, a 7–12 grade school in Ontario. She and library technician Stefania Mulyk administer the library’s social media presence, which already includes Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, and YouTube. They waited to adopt Vine until four months after the app’s introduction because of its newness. Like many librarians, they were weary of adding another tool to an already full social media campaign–especially an untested one that had yet to establish a direction and audience. That soon changed.

 

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Vector Architects completes a concrete seaside library

Vector Architects completes a concrete seaside library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
This cast-concrete library sits on a stretch of deserted beach facing the East China Sea, it features a tiered reading hall topped by a curving ceiling
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The Read/Writer

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The Read/Write Library is a new model for open, location-specific archiving of independent and small press media. .We are always seeking books, magazines, zines, journals, broadsides, newspapers, and art books of all types, genres, and print runs from the Chicago area. Find out more about us at readwritelibrary.org ..

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Chicago’s Read/Write Library | Library as Incubator Project

The Read/Write Library was formerly known as the Chicago Underground Library; the non-profit organization officially changed the name in 2011 in order to reflect their mission more accurately.

According to their website–and as evidenced by the democratic collection policy and ever-growing collection of non-circulating materials–the library aims to be an all-inclusive, open archive of Chicago-specific media, produced by and for the community. They provide a welcoming space for individuals, organizations and ideas to come together to foster creative connections and collaboration.

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posted by LIBRARYASINCUBATORPROJECT on May 25, 2015 • originally published 2013.
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Stapleton Library

Stapleton, Staten Island - For public housing residents, the library is the community center. Directed by Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks Shot by Jesse Hicks Written by Julie Dressner.

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New Lots Library

East New York, Brooklyn - A 70-year-old Haitian immigrant learns to read. Directed by Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks Shot by Jesse Hicks 

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Langston Hughes Library

Corona, Queens - A cultural center welcomes a tutor and her students. Directed by Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks Shot by Jesse Hicks Written by Julie Dressner Editors:…
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The New York Public Library just launched an incredible map that lets New Yorkers see vintage photos of their street corners

The New York Public Library just launched an incredible map that lets New Yorkers see vintage photos of their street corners | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The New York Public Library just launched an incredible map that lets New Yorkers see vintage photos of New York.  


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The Future of Library Services to Teens | American Libraries Magazine

The Future of Library Services to Teens | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

In January 2014, YALSA released a report titled The Future of Library Services for and with Teens: A Call to Action (frequently referred to as the Futures report). The report is the culmination of a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and spearheaded by YALSA’s National Forum on Libraries and Teens, which focused on the needs of teens and how libraries can support those needs. 

But:" What did you do recently that was futures-
focused?” can be difficult to answer. That may be because there is a sense that being futures-focused means making big changes. But that’s not the case. Here are some answers that members of the YALSA board of directors gave to this question in a recent conversation. They:

hired new staff to support digital media and learning initiatives and provide support to other staff and youth and families around the ideas of connected learningtalked with a state youth-services consultant about the report and its impact on the work that libraries in the state do with and for teensworked with college and career readiness providers in the community in order to develop programs and services for teens that will help them succeed in lifeprovided training to colleagues on the ideas embedded in the Futures report.


 
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epl2go Commercial - YouTube

epl2go is hitting the streets of Edmonton, bringing exciting library services to neighbourhoods that don't have local libraries. 

A “food truck for the brain.”

EPL2Go vans appear around the city providing, “a full suite of services, including puppet shows and family storytimes, as well as digital fun with iPads, robotics, gaming and more.

To learn more, take a look at a new video commercial for the EP2Go service that was shared on YouTube earlier today.

The video is well-produced with a humorous, some might even funny, tone.  

 
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San Antonio Public Library unveils library for teens

San Antonio Public Library unveils library for teens | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Central Library is home to many special programs and resources in the community, and now teens can enjoy a space designed specifically for them on the third floor.

It’s called Teen Library at Central and it offers 13 – 18 year old students an opportunity to engage in out-of-school learning experiences with the latest technology.

Ramiro Salazar, San Antonio Public Library (SAPL) director, said he hopes teens will use the space to collaborate, develop ideas together and build a community. More importantly though, he hopes it will become a place they can call their own.
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Learning to Code | American Libraries Magazine

Learning to Code | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Interest among librarians in learning to code is huge and growing. Lately, numerous library conferences have featured programming tutorials or hackathons. Short workshops are wonderful for introducing fundamental concepts and creating positive experiences around code, but participants don’t necessarily know what to do next.

 
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Human Library : Toronto Public Library

Human Library : Toronto Public Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Meet with a person with an interesting story to tell and discover what it's like to walk in their shoes. "Check out" a person the same way you would a book and talk one-on-one with athletes, organizers, journalists, and others involved with the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games.

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Hackathons @ the Library

Hackathons @ the Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

“Hackathons” are popular events amongst students, professionals, and techies alike. Indeed, hacker culture is far from new. By definition from Technopedia, a hackathon is “a gathering where programmers collaboratively code in an extreme manner over a short period of time. Hackathons are at least a few days—or over a weekend—and generally no longer than a week.”

 

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Thoughts from Carl Grant: How Can Libraries Find the Money To Make Big Changes? (Part 3)

Thoughts from Carl Grant: How Can Libraries Find the Money To Make Big Changes? (Part 3) | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Over the last two posts, we’ve looked at how libraries can find the money within existing resources in order to fund big changes.  In the first post we looked at strategic plans and in the second post we looked at the use of metrics to measure progress against that strategic plan.  Now, in this final post, we want to step back and look at the efficiency and effectiveness of our current operations as reflected by their internal workflows.

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'Little Free Library' Movement Helps To Get Kids Reading

'Little Free Library' Movement Helps To Get Kids Reading | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
What started as a small community project has expanded into a national and global movement to get kids reading.
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Parkchester Library

Parkchester, the Bronx - Unemployed, but now, she's back on her feet. Directed by Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks Shot by Jesse Hicks Written by Julie Dressner.

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Mott Haven Library

Mott Haven, the Bronx - A young man finds his way. Directed by Julie Dressner and Jesse Hicks Shot by Jesse Hicks Written by Julie Dressner Editors: Darin…
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10 Branches Win NYC Neighborhood Library Awards

10 Branches Win NYC Neighborhood Library Awards | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

NYC Neighborhood Libraries_groupLibrary leaders, staff, friends, and council members gathered May 20 in a grand celebration atop New York City’s Hearst Tower to for the second NYC Neighborhood Library Awards. This year, the Charles H. Revson Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation teamed up to make the awards even more impactful, doubling the total award amounts and creating strong engagement with library users along the way. 

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Prototyping the Library of the Future - Today | Ian Harrison

Prototyping the Library of the Future - Today | Ian Harrison | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Annemarie Naylor MBE believes that libraries need to evolve so that they function as trusted and impartial platforms for the production, exchange and consumption of knowledge and know-how in both tangible locations and virtual spaces.

Annemarie is Director at Common Futures, Associate Director with Locality and is also a member of the Government’s Local Public Data Panel. Her work has involved supporting the acquisition and development of broad-ranging assets in community hands. She’s also involved with a number of initiatives to transform the future of libraries and has established a national network for community libraries, which has culminated in winning the international OuiShare Award.

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90% of all new American mothers are millennials, and they buy things differently

90% of all new American mothers are millennials, and they buy things differently | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
To inform the other half of the audience at library story times: 90% of all new American mothers are millennials, and they buy things differently http://mashable.com/2015/05/14/the-millenial-mom/ Percent of children age 0-17 whose parents are millennials "We estimate that Millennials only recently reached critical mass, with a long runway to go," the report says. Stephen
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Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
A review of James Palfrey's new book 'BiblioTech,' and the culturally critical role libraries play.
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Libraries Respond to Community Needs in Times of Crisis

Libraries Respond to Community Needs in Times of Crisis | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
A patron stopped librarian Melanie Townsend Diggs on Wednesday afternoon with good news: He had used a library computer to apply for some jobs Tuesday morning, and before he even got home that day, he had gotten a call for an interview.
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As Libraries Across the U.S. Embrace Desktop 3D Printing, UMass Amherst Opens First Large-Scale MakerBot Innovation Center at a University Library | Business Wire

As Libraries Across the U.S. Embrace Desktop 3D Printing, UMass Amherst Opens First Large-Scale MakerBot Innovation Center at a University Library | Business Wire | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries throughout the U.S. are implementing new technologies to adapt to the changing habits of the digital age by adding additional services such
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Innovator in Residence : Toronto Public Library

Innovator in Residence : Toronto Public Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Location: Toronto Reference Library

Aspiring and practicing Arduino users are invited to learn from the multi-talented Lindy Wilkins for lectures, workshops, and one-on-one appointments.

Lindy's experience includes owner/digital fabricator of ZAP! Lazer cutting, director of Site 3 CoLaboratory, and Front-End Developer for Crowd Twist.

Lindy is also a teaching assistant at OCAD University where she has taught creative code and electronics to undergraduate students. In 2014, Lindy was Innovator in Communities at the Toronto Public Library. Her role was teaching Arduino, web development and code in Toronto's Community centers.
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