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Technology Trends in Libraries for 2014

Technology has changed the face of libraries, and is continuing to change how we work and how we deliver services to customers. This workshop introduces emer...
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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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Library for the future

Library for the future | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Forget the past eight years of indecision on replacing the Central Library. The arrival of 2015 has presented the Wichita City Council with a fresh, inspiring opportunity to build a new $30 million downtown learning hub around the future.
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Design Thinking for Libraries

Design Thinking for Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Design Thinking for Libraries is an approach to improving your library through creativeproblem solving.

This toolkit guides you through Design Thinking so you can start coming up with solutions to everyday challenges within the library. Design thinking, or human-centered design, is all about starting with people — the users that visit your library. At IDEO, we’ve been using similar methods to envision new products, services, spaces, and experiences that bring them to life. We created this toolkit specifically for the library setting, and we’re looking forward to seeing how you might create impact by seeing your work through a fresh perspective: the design thinking lens!

 
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Shaping library’s future (infographic)

Shaping library’s future (infographic) | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The future of libraries as seen through the facts and figures about those who are shaping it: the librarians. To promote The Master…
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The Future of Libraries Has Little to Do with Books

The Future of Libraries Has Little to Do with Books | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Will 2015 be the year that the public library makes a comeback?

On a Monday morning between Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Paris, the line for modern art museum Centre Georges Pompidou winds around the block. But the patrons waiting in the cold aren’t there to catch a glimpse of a Magritte—they’re young locals queueing for access through the museum’s back door to another attraction: Bibliothèque publique d'information, or the public library. 

In a digital age that has left book publishers reeling, libraries in the world’s major cities seem poised for a comeback, though it’s one that has very little to do with books. The Independent Library Report—published in December by the U.K.’s Department for Culture, Media, and Sport—found that libraries across the nation are re-inventing themselves by increasingly becoming “vibrant and attractive community hubs,” focusing on the “need to create digital literacy—and in an ideal world, digital fluency.”

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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.


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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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Strategic Plan 2015-2018 | Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Strategic Plan 2015-2018 | Koninklijke Bibliotheek | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

‘The power of our network’ is the slogan that accompanies the KB Strategic Plan 2015-2018. It is published on the eve of a drastic change, the implementation of the Public Library Provisions System Act (Wsob) on 1 January 2015.
Under this act, the KB will play a central role in the field of public libraries too, something it has been doing for years in terms of scholarly information provision. The KB will now be able to fully live up to its title of 'national library'.

The strategic priorities for 2015-2018 are: 1. To realise the national digital library 2. Reinforcing national and international cooperation.

 

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Inside the Harwood Institute’s Innovators Lab for Libraries

Inside the Harwood Institute’s Innovators Lab for Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Since the American Library Association (ALA) announced its collaboration with the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, the Promise of Libraries Transforming Communities, in 2012, the organizations have provided a variety of venues for libraries to engage deeply with the question of how they can and should enable change in their communities. At the upcoming ALA Midwinter Meeting, the Institute will lead a series of four hands-on workshops on Turning Outward To Lead Change in your Community. 

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The Internet of Things Plan To Make Libraries and Museums Awesomer

The Internet of Things Plan To Make Libraries and Museums Awesomer | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Are cultural institutions the environment iBeacon has been waiting for?. 

Two large banners greet patrons when they walk into Orlando Public Library.

Amid posters about the library’s family-friendly services and upcoming programming, the banners urge patrons to do something a bit uncharacteristic for a nearly 100-year-old institution: download an iBeacon app.

In November, the library implemented BluuBeam, an Orlando-based service that usesiBeacon technology to send location-triggered information to patrons. Visitors who download the app get an alert about library offers and events. So, for example, if you’re searching the third floor stacks for a Julia Child cookbook, you’ll receive a message about the library’s Cuisine Corner program that features cooking demos by local chefs.

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