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#10 - Cincinnati, OH - Top 10 Libraries for Children | Livability

#10 - Cincinnati, OH - Top 10 Libraries for Children | Livability | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Cincinnati, OH has a top library for children. 

Reading to dogs and reading outdoors are encouraged at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in Cincinnati, OH. Those are just some of the ways librarians here get children to engage with literacy programs.

The library's Children's Learning Center presents a comfortable and entertaining atmosphere for families. It features child-sized tables and chairs, a saltwater aquarium and multiple rooms for programs. Doors in the back of the space lead to a 9,200-square-foot children's garden. It's a great spot for warm weather events, picnic lunches and quiet reading. 

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Mexico's Conarte Library Gets a New Dome Shaped Bookshelf You Can Sit In

Mexico's Conarte Library Gets a New Dome Shaped Bookshelf You Can Sit In | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
For those who wish to be cocooned in books, there is a special book shelf in Monterrey, Mexico just for you.
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The Toronto Library Passport

The Toronto Library Passport | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

COMING SOON. 

Sometimes, it pays to be a tourist in your own city. With that idea in mind, designer Noah Ortmann has created the Toronto Library Passport Book. The impetus is simple: encourage Torontonians to venture beyond their home branches and explore the city’s 100 locations, from Agincourt to Wychwood.

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Teen Library Website Models: Identifying Design Models of Public Library Websites for Teens

Teen Library Website Models: Identifying Design Models of Public Library Websites for Teens | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Robin Naughton, Digital Systems Manager, Library, New York Academy of Medicine Naughton, Robin. Teen Library Website Models: Identifying Design Models of Public Library Websites for Teens. Journal ...
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Managing Innovative Personalities for Successful Library Innovation

Managing Innovative Personalities for Successful Library Innovation | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

I have spent the past seven years working to lead an organization into a new culture of innovation.  Saying it has, at times, been a struggle is tantamount to saying that Everest is a bit steep.  Whenever I find challenges, I always look inward as much as at the environment to find any potential challenges to success or meeting my goals.  As a result, I have spent much of those seven years learning to hone my management and leadership style into one that creates, or if not ‘creates’ then at least ‘allows for’ or ‘encourages’ an environment where Innovation will flourish.  I have come to understand that the primary component in this effort is the cultivating and managing of innovative people.

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Future-Proofing the Library: The Idea Store | Cities of Migration

Future-Proofing the Library: The Idea Store | Cities of Migration | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

An aging library system’s dramatic re-invention delivers better service for its community today—and into the future

 

By the late 1990s, the Tower Hamlets borough in London’s East End had the worst-ranked library service in the city. When asked, the community acknowledged the importance of its libraries, but usage rates just didn’t add up. Buildings were inconveniently located, required a lot of upkeep, and weren’t physically accessible. A system that had been designed 100 years ago was struggling to meet the needs of its current community.

 

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The Science Cafe & Library by Anna Wigandt | Book Patrol

The Science Cafe & Library by Anna Wigandt | Book Patrol | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Here's a great way to attract people to the wonders of science - build a beautiful cafe and library designed to foster the study and exploration of the scienced. 

Unfortunately, the odds are most of us will never get a chance to experience this amazing interior designed by Anna Wigandt.

You see, the Science Cafe & Library is located in Chişinău, Moldova!

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Calais migrant camp gets makeshift library – and it needs more books

Calais migrant camp gets makeshift library – and it needs more books | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Migrants from Sudan make a table at the migrant camp “New Jungle” in Calais. The camp is becoming its own “mini-society”, with supermarkets, bars, a barber and a bike repair shop. Photograph: PuzzlePix/REX Shutterstock/PuzzlePix/REX Shutterstock
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Library operates as a ‘school outside the school.’

Library operates as a ‘school outside the school.’ | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The library is more than a public resource. It is also a young person’s resource, offering an array of tools and support to help students through puzzling homework assignments and extensive projects. “We are a school outside the school,” said Clyde
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Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | eNCA

Who says libraries are dying? They are evolving into spaces for innovation | eNCA | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
With the expansion of digital media, the rise of e-books and massive budget cuts, the end of libraries has been predicted many times over. But libraries, in fact, are evolving.
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The British Library: Our Digital Strategy - YouTube

Speakers: Dame Lynne Brindley, Chief Executive of the British Library
The British Library is continuously seeking new ways in which to share its collection with a wider audience, in the UK and across the world. In recent years, the growth of technology and the web have enabled huge strides to be made in this regard. The Library is working with public and private partners to further its digital programme, including delivering huge scale digitalisation projects with newspapers and 19th century literature. It is also collaborating with others to build the digital libraries of the future, including the European Library.
Lynne Brindley assesses how the British Library is utilising the opportunities offered by new technologies, including digitisation and web 2.0 functions, to enable wider access to its collection and to enhance the Library’s services and exhibitions. She also considers the issues that the Library faces as it builds the digital library of the future.

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Library Connectivity 3.0

Library Connectivity 3.0 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Imagining social media and the library of the future:
Libraries of the future:
Many imagine the future of libraries to be dim going so far as to predict the end of the library. This thinking is the result of a lack of understanding or a narrow view of what libraries are and a failure to see how they will evolve and what role apps, Social Media, Big Data, and Web 2.0 tools will play.  

The library (physical space), information instruction, and the virtual library all have a large and exciting role to play in the coming years.

The library of the future will be a Nexus part Community Center, Information Hub, Creative Commons.


Via Jean-Paul Roux-Fouillet
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Library Takeover: laying the foundation for YA-led cultural library programming | Library as Incubator Project

Library Takeover: laying the foundation for YA-led cultural library programming | Library as Incubator Project | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Today we are so pleased to present this article (the first of two) on the Library Takeover program, organized byApples and Snakes, a performance poetry group based in the UK (check out their awesome library-based SPINE Festival work in our previous series). This program pairs youth who are interested in producing events at libraries with creative professional mentors who work in arts administration and production to organize large-scale cultural programs in libraries. Enjoy! ~Laura

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Novel idea: Book lending library the latest in string of weird vending machines

Novel idea: Book lending library the latest in string of weird vending machines | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
It's a novel idea: pick up a book for your commute home from a Toronto Public Library branch at Union Station.
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In fact a very old idea. The first book-dispensing vending machine was built by Richard Carlile in England in 1822! See a brief history of vending machines in Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-geoghegan/book-vending-machines_b_2945364.html

 

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Gretna Library patrons have saved $1 million so far this year, report finds

Gretna Library patrons have saved $1 million so far this year, report finds | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Gretna Library patrons have saved themselves more than $1 million so far this year simply by using the services offered.Through the end of July, patrons have saved a combined $1,035,947, according to a library report.
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The public library in an Internet age: a series from Michigan Radio

The public library in an Internet age: a series from Michigan Radio | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Pre-Wikipedia there was the encyclopedia. Pre-Google there was the reference desk. In the age of the Internet, what’s the future of the local library?
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What Will the Higher Education Library of the Future Look LIke?

What Will the Higher Education Library of the Future Look LIke? | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
To not only survive, but also flourish, libraries will adapt and find new roles. Realizing that resources are both finite and constrained, they will accept the necessity of ceasing activities that are not valued and embracing value-added activities that demonstrate return on investment in the library.
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Idea Store - The Idea Story

Idea Store - The Idea Story | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Idea

Idea Stores are more than just a library or a place of learning. As well as the traditional library service, they offer a wide range of adult education classes, along with career support, training,  meeting areas, cafes and arts and leisure pursuits.

Meeting Local Needs

After consulting with local residents in the largest consultation exercise ever undertaken by Tower Hamlets Council it became clear that major investment was needed.

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Eliademy - Create your own online course

Eliademy - Create your own online course | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Eliademy is a free e-learning platform (LMS) that allows educators and students to create, share and manage online courses. Course content belongs to educators.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Open libraries in Denmark | Scandinavian Library Quarterly

Open libraries in Denmark | Scandinavian Library Quarterly | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Self-service libraries, known as open libraries, are popular. 180 of Denmark’s 450 libraries are now open libraries – and more are on their way.

 

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Save the Date for Library of the Future Summit on Sept. 24 (VIDEO) - Montgomery Community Media

Save the Date for Library of the Future Summit on Sept. 24 (VIDEO) - Montgomery Community Media | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will host the Library of the Future Summit on September 24th at the Silver Spring Civic Building.
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The purpose of the meeting is to provide residents with the opportunity to help shape future library services in Montgomery County. 

 
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Adult services at the heart of your library

Adult services at the heart of your library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are constantly looking for new ways to engage and connect their services to the needs of the public. Customer service is fundamentally about giving the patron what they want, in the form they want, where and when they want it.
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Lee’s new libraries to reflect digital age

Lee’s new libraries to reflect digital age | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Bonita Springs and North Fort Myers are getting new libraries that will be built for the digital age
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August 12 NISO Webinar: MOOCs and Libraries: A Brewing Collaboration.

The development and rising popularity of the massive open online course (MOOC) presents a new opportunity for libraries.

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Toronto library to roll out book-lending machine at Union Station | Toronto Star

Toronto library to roll out book-lending machine at Union Station | Toronto Star | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
If successful, the library will consider installing the kiosks at stations on the Eglinton Crosstown line and in the lobby of libraries
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Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly

Sacramento libraries help teens find self-help books quietly | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Sacramento Public Library is getting some attention for a great idea that makes it easier for teens to help themselves with problems like depression, abuse and eating disorders.
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