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New Real Life Inspiration: Libraries change lives

New Real Life Inspiration: Libraries change lives | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Real Life Inspiration: Libraries change lives but this local news story about Andrew, Ezra and the Chattanooga Public Library 4th Floor makerspace is inspiring, endearing, and motivating.  Must read for librarians and everyone who ever questioned the maker movement and our libraries’ roles therein. It’s a great Sunday post.

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[ LA Makerspace ] Librarian Training Robotics - YouTube

We can turn LA public libraries into hubs of innovation for kids and adults, by training librarians to teach science, tech and art Support.

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Author David Mitchell to contribute to Katie Paterson’s Future Library project

Author David Mitchell to contribute to Katie Paterson’s Future Library project | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Multi-award winning British novelist David Mitchell has been named as the second writer to take part in artist Katie Paterson's Future Library project in Norway.
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Sarena Fletcher Brings Making to Delaware Public Libraries | TechSoup for Libraries

Sarena Fletcher Brings Making to Delaware Public Libraries | TechSoup for Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

As a maker, I love nimble. Nimble means able to move fast. The state of Delaware was nimble when it was the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Today, the state is moving fast to bring making and creativity to its public libraries.

I noticed on Twitter that the person spearheading this is Sarena Fletcher, an administrative librarian for Delaware Division of Libraries. I caught up with Sarena recently to hear her story, recorded in this short audio interview on YouTube. 

 
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Libraries: No Future Or Leading The Future?

Libraries: No Future Or Leading The Future? | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Twenty years ago at the 1995 General Conference of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), Chris Batt of the Croydon Libraries in the UK gave a talk on the library of the future....
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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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Coming home to the library, in Hamburg and elsewhere - Buffalo News

Coming home to the library, in Hamburg and elsewhere - Buffalo News | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Stand in the newly reopened Hamburg Public Library and check out patrons walking through the door for the first time as they look around at the circular two-story addition.
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A New Report by Marshall Breeding Now Available Online: “Library Services Platforms: A Mature Genre of Products” | LJ INFOdocket

A New Report by Marshall Breeding Now Available Online: “Library Services Platforms: A Mature Genre of Products” | LJ INFOdocket | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The May/June 2015 (Vol. 51, No.4) issue of ALA's Library Technology Reports features a new report by library tech consultant, author, speaker and the person behind Library Technology Guides (website and database), Marshall Breeding.
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Technology Takes Center Stage at Innovative Libraries

Technology Takes Center Stage at Innovative Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
E-reading collections, tech training opportunities and 3D printing move libraries beyond books.
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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

The Read/Writer | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

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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