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 ..
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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