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DO LIBRARIES NEED A USER MANIFESTO? Policies that inspire rather than prohibit - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

DO LIBRARIES NEED A USER MANIFESTO? Policies that inspire rather than prohibit - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Inspiration for libraries ? The User Manifesto of NuSpark (pre-incubator for startups in Blacksburg)

Create and innovateAlways add valueEncourage others to express their thoughts and opinionsActively listen to feedbackHold information of others in confidenceValidate ideas with customer inputDon’t be afraid to fail and try something differentSeparate your opinions from customer and market factsLook for opportunitiesRespect others in the spaceRespect and contribute to the community space. As a user you share responsibility for the health and success of this user community

 

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Former Walmart Store Transformed Into an Amazing Library

Former Walmart Store Transformed Into an Amazing Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Big box stores such as Walmart proliferate the United States and each location tends to take up close to 2.5 football fields. In total Walmart accounts for 698
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Libraries Are Everywhere

Libraries Are Everywhere | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The word "library" used to conjure an image of a big brick building full of books where you had to be quiet all the time, but thanks to the internet, it's now a whole lot less specific. Take, for example, the Little Free Libraries that are sp…
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Too antisocial for book club? The Chicago Public Library introduces a virtual version

Too antisocial for book club? The Chicago Public Library introduces a virtual version | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The library takes the One Book, One Chicago reading experience online.
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Knight News Challenge announces winners of $3 million in grants | American Libraries Magazine

Knight News Challenge announces winners of $3 million in grants | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

In the 12th annual Knight News Challenge, organizers asked this question: “How might we leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities?” Twenty-two winners answered that challenge, and their names were announced January 30 at the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

ALA President Courtney L. Young opened the session, drawing a parallel between the mission of the Knight Foundation and ALA, both of which, she said, believe in the democratizing effect of keeping the public informed and engaged.

This year’s News Challenge received 680 submissions, which were narrowed down to 41 semifinalists. In the end, 22 grant recipients—14 prototypes projects and eight larger projects—will share $3 million to launch their programs.

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Noticing New York: The Library of the Future Envisioned- “The 21st Century Library”. . . And Beyond- Questions Floating In Science Fiction’s Crystal Ball

Noticing New York: The Library of the Future Envisioned- “The 21st Century Library”. . . And Beyond- Questions Floating In Science Fiction’s Crystal Ball | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

There’s a powerful intuitive link between libraries and our future.

That’s probably why libraries have been a recurring feature, an anchoring reference point in science fiction that envisions the future.  Frequently, in those speculative fictions libraries and librarians, along with the loss of civilization, have found themselves consigned to a forgotten dust heap.

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TWIL #112: Tara Radniecki and Meg Backus (Makerspaces)

Makerspaces and what are they about? Librarians as cheerleaders and how to stay connected to the users of your library. This and much more in this week’s episode…
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Trend Library | Transforming Libraries

Trend Library | Transforming Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The Center for the Future of Libraries works to identify trends relevant to libraries and librarianship. This trend library is available to help libraries and librarians understand how trends are developing and why they matter. Each trend is updated as new reports and articles are made available. New trends will be added as they are developed. 

 

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Futuristic Library Design Encouraging Social Interaction in Edmonton,Canada - House Designer Ideas

Futuristic Library Design Encouraging Social Interaction in Edmonton,Canada - House Designer Ideas | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The design collaboration between Hughes Condon Marler and Dub Architects led to the development of Jasper Place Branch Library, a project recently completed in Edmonton, Canada.


Via Yvonne Krishnan
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Public Library Gets Creative after Bad Budget Cuts

Public Library Gets Creative after Bad Budget Cuts | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Library usage is surging, but reduced budgets force them to get creative with revenue generation and services.
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Do Libraries Change the World? Should They? Short Answer: Yes | Peer to Peer Review

Do Libraries Change the World? Should They? Short Answer: Yes | Peer to Peer Review | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
For the sake of argument, let's all agree that the answer to this question is yes: libraries have a central mission to change the world—to make it a better, more intelligent, more tolerant, more open-minded place, one that is (thanks in part to our professional efforts) increasingly filled with well-informed critical thinkers who will, themselves, take the tools and skills with which the library has provided them and go on to make the world even better. This is what the library exists to do.
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Libraries Transforming Communities | American Libraries Magazine

Libraries Transforming Communities | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

When Erica Freudenberger, director of the Red Hook (N.Y.) Public Library, set out to make change in her community, she knew she couldn’t do it alone—she would need the community itself to help her. And though her community is small—1,900 people inhabit the village of Red Hook—it has proven itself mighty, making changes that community members have wanted to see for many years. 

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21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
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Is a library still a library if it has no physical books?

Is a library still a library if it has no physical books? | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
All-digital libraries are becoming more common, and so far they've been a success.
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SCVNews.com | City Releases 3-Year Strategic Plan for Libraries | 02-27-2015

SCVNews.com | City Releases 3-Year Strategic Plan for Libraries | 02-27-2015 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The 2015-2018 Strategic Plan highlights five service priorities for the library, including enhanced technology, facility improvements, programming for 21st-century literacy, expanded opportunities for residents to use library resources for self-enrichment and increased access to tools needed for academic success.

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A 1st For a U.S. Public Library: Social Reading Comes to Chicago Public Library With Launch of “OneBook, One Chicago Online” Pilot | LJ INFOdocket

A 1st For a U.S. Public Library: Social Reading Comes to Chicago Public Library With Launch of “OneBook, One Chicago Online” Pilot | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The One Book, One Chicago Online (OBOC Online) pilot comes from a partnership between the Chicago Public Library (CPL) and BiblioCommons. From the Chicago Public Library: Chicago Public Library will launch the One Book, One Chicago Online reading experience today, making it the first public library in the nation to offer free, in-browser, social reading of a full nove...
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7 library research support service trends from 2014 - Proud2Know

7 library research support service trends from 2014 - Proud2Know | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

As part of regular worldwide research into the research support service offer in academic institutions across the world in the spring and autumn of each year, I would like to share some of the trends that have been identified in 2014. The scope of this study covers over 80 research institutions, i.e. mainly universities from USA, Canada, Asia and Europe.

You will note that many of today’s research support services are part of an effort to help strengthen the researcher’s skillset.

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A Scavenger Hunt Exercise to Teach Research Methodologies – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Scavenger Hunt Exercise to Teach Research Methodologies – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Usually scream when I see "scavenger hunt" + "library" but this method is OK. But always consult w/ your librarian!
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Connected Learning | Transforming Libraries

Connected Learning | Transforming Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Example: Connected Learning Social and digital media available via the internet connects students and young people to each other and to a host of formal and informal educators, providing limitless opportunities to seek and acquire new knowledge and skills. Connected learning is learning that is “highly social, interest-driven, and oriented toward educational, economic, or civic opportunity.” [1]

 How It’s Developing

Connected learning takes advantage of the vast amount of digital and social media available on the internet and the connectedness of today’s culture. It capitalizes on research that has shown that students achieve higher-order learning outcomes when their work is focused on topics that are personally interesting and relevant to them. [2] Connected learning also creates peer-supported learning environments, allowing students to learn together (and with experts) through interaction, sharing, and providing feedback [3] In order to succeed in the academic environment, connected learning seeks to provide activities and opportunities that are personally interesting and peer-supported and that connect to academic subjects. Advocates argue that traditional models or learning and activities in school may have been too limiting and may not prove productive in an age of lifelong learning. [4]
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Bronx library will have book-loving neighbor at new digs

Bronx library will have book-loving neighbor at new digs | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Bookworms in the Bronx will soon have their own library row.
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Library boasts innovative learning - Stony Plain Reporter

Library boasts innovative learning - Stony Plain Reporter | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Spruce Grove Public Library’s (SGPL) Innovation Lab is open for business and students from Greystone Centennial Middle School know first hand just how cool this library addition really is.
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New York City libraries are doing something incredible

New York City libraries are doing something incredible | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

New York public libraries are aiming to bridge the digital divide
New York City public libraries are on the verge of launching a truly awesome program: he New York Public Library is launching the nation's largest Internet lending program, handing out 10,000 free high-speed hot spots to some of the city's poorest residents.

The program which offers the devices for up to a year, about a $1,000 value, seeks to bridge a digital divide in the nation's largest city, where studies have found nearly 3 million of the 8 million people lack broadband access.

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Boston Public Library Receives $480,000 For New and Expanded Teen Technology Programs | LJ INFOdocket

Boston Public Library Receives $480,000 For New and Expanded Teen Technology Programs | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
From the Boston Public Library: The Boston Public Library Foundation received a grant of $488,000 from the Highland Street Foundation to support new and expanded technology programs in the new Teen Central space, opening in late February at the Boston Public Libr...
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High Tech Makerspaces

High Tech Makerspaces | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The makerspace movement encompasses a wide berth from the basic to the high tech, and the free to the highly expensive. Determining what the library can afford, what it wants to accomplish with its

makerspace, how best to utilize its resources, and whether partners can be found to support these efforts is incredibly important"

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Albany's Law Librarian Tries to Help People Who Can't Get Lawyers

Albany's Law Librarian Tries to Help People Who Can't Get Lawyers | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Laureen Kelly, a lawyer turned librarian who runs the Daugherty County Law Library. Kelly's library has become a self-help center for people who need a lawyer

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