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Book News: Despite The Tumult, Ferguson Library Keeps Its Doors Open

Book News: Despite The Tumult, Ferguson Library Keeps Its Doors Open | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Even as public schools in the area closed amid protests, the Ferguson Public Library stayed open for local students and readers. Onlookers have responded with an outpouring of donations.
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What do librarians do? | Reading, Writing, Research

What do librarians do? | Reading, Writing, Research | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

it never ceases to amaze me how many newspaper and magazine articles I see almost every month proclaiming that “the library is more than books.”

That’s public libraries. Newspapers and magazines don’t seem to acknowledge academic libraries, special libraries, or school libraries very much.

I don’t see nearly as many articles that acknowledge that librarians do more than sit around reading books all day, but that’s another long-standing misconception.

Library collections have been more than books for more than a century. Every new technology in information or entertainment becomes a new part of library collections.

 
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Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey - The Future of Libraries | DaVinci Institute

Futurist Speaker Thomas Frey - The Future of Libraries | DaVinci Institute | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The role of a library within a community is changing. The way people interact with the library and the services it offers is also changing.
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Niels Frandsen's curator insight, November 23, 1:08 PM

10 trends in headlines:

Trend #1 – Communication systems are continually changing the way people access information
Trend #2 – All technology ends.   All technologies commonly used today will be replaced by something new.
Trend #3 – We haven’t yet reached the ultimate small particle for storage.  But soon.
Trend #4 – Search Technology will become increasingly more complicated
Trend #5 – Time compression is changing the lifestyle of library patrons
Trend #6 – Over time we will be transitioning to a verbal society
Trend #7 – The demand for global information is growing exponentially
Trend #8 – The Stage is being set for a new era of Global Systems
Trend #9 – We are transitioning from a product-based economy to an experience based economy
Trend #10 – Libraries will transition from a center of information to a center of culture

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Taylor & Francis white paper on social media use in libraries

Taylor & Francis white paper on social media use in libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

88% of librarians think that social media will become more important in the future Do you agree? How has social media impacted your library? Do you think it’s a worthwhile investment of time, or an unnecessary distraction? To investigate exactly how libraries are 

using social media today and gain some insight into what the future might hold, Taylor & Francis have released a new white paper which uncovers some interesting discoveries.

While such a high proportion of librarians view social media as becoming an increasingly prevalent form of communication, only a small number are formally managing their output – with only 25% of librarians scheduling posts in advance.

Social media has the potential to facilitate closer relationships between libraries and their patrons, but the way social media tools are selected and used in libraries is ever changing as digital and social climates continue to evolve.

Looking for inspiration on how to develop your library’s social media presence further? Take a look at the new white paper to see how your library’s social media accounts compare to those of the 600 librarians who took part in our research worldwide.

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Knowledge Sharing for Social Innovation: The Dutch Tilburg Regional Case

Knowledge Sharing for Social Innovation: The Dutch Tilburg Regional Case | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
On October 21st, I gave a guest lecture at Rutgers University, USA, having been invited by the Communication Department, the MCIS Program, and the Collaborative for Knowledge, Innovation and Design...
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Featuring: ProjectArt in NYC Libraries | Library as Incubator Project

Featuring: ProjectArt in NYC Libraries | Library as Incubator Project | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Recently we were able to connect with an awesome nonprofit organization called ProjectArt. Based in New York City, ProjectArt partners with NYC branch libraries to bring high-quality arts education programs to youth across the city. With their focus on innovation and cost-effectiveness, ProjectArt is one of those “dream partners” libraries everywhere wish for! We encourage you to explore their website and learn more about their efforts. ~ Laura

 

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Blue-Ribbon Libraries | Library by Design

Blue-Ribbon Libraries | Library by Design | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) honored the winners of the 2014 Library Interior Design Awards at ALA’s annual conference held in Las Vegas in June. Over 200 entries were reviewed, and many of this year’s 19 winners have a vibrant and functional design that takes into consideration that libraries are more than ever a gathering space for their community.
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4 technology trends every librarian need to know | CILIP

4 technology trends every librarian need to know | CILIP | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

here is library technology heading in the next few years? What are the emerging tools and technologies that we should be paying attention to, in order to be ready when the time is right to adopt them? Those are the questions contributors to The Top Technologies Every Librarian Needs to Knowwere asked to address. 

Read on for a description of some of the technologies included in the book and what they mean for libraries.

Augmented reality, discovery, large-scale text, open hardware
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How Did Amazon End Up as Literary Enemy No. 1?

How Did Amazon End Up as Literary Enemy No. 1? | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Keith Gessen reflects on a growing divide within publishing.
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Leading to Reform: October 30, 2014 | Leadership, Public Libraries, Parents | Leading to Reform

Leading to Reform: October 30, 2014 | Leadership, Public Libraries, Parents | Leading to Reform | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Reimagining public libraires - leaders weigh in http://t.co/N9ER9pNCOt #library #innovation Wiedu #education
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My Presentations at Internet Librarian 2014

My Presentations at Internet Librarian 2014 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
 
Last week, I gave four presentations at Internet Librarian 2014. As usual, it was a really useful conference, full of takeaways for me.
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Teacher-librarians fill high-tech role

Teacher-librarians fill high-tech role | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
As schools have stepped boldly into the 21st century, so have school librarians.
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A new chapter: British architects unveil state-of-the-art Arctic library

A new chapter: British architects unveil state-of-the-art Arctic library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
An architecture firm has achieved the improbable – completed a building on time and within budget. Oliver Wainwright finds out more
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How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities

How Libraries are Advancing and Inspiring Schools and Communities | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are experimenting with some exciting ways to inspire and engage the community by creating meeting and maker spaces with old technology and new.
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Library Marketing and the Terminology Problem

Library Marketing and the Terminology Problem | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

When I first started writing and talking about marketing libraries, I was
very keen to see libraries adopt the strategies and idioms of business.
Libraries were being threatened by massive corporations like Google,
Wikipedia and Amazon, whose function or output was for a lot of people a perfectly acceptable replacement for what libraries offered. So we needed to fight back, and market ourselves aggressively - just because we weren't chasing profits didn't mean we shouldn't be chasing customers.

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What to Read if You Love Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" Video - BOOK RIOT

What to Read if You Love Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" Video - BOOK RIOT | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
In love with Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" video? Here are five books that include femme fatales, huge mansions, and tons of drama.
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Hampshire College • Library Learning + Community • Joan Lippincott - YouTube

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 3:30pm-5:00pm MAIN LECTURE HALL HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE Sponsored by the Harold F. Johnson Library Libraries can enable curricular innovation by providing content, services and technologies that serve the entire institution. In addition, libraries continue to serve as a cultural hub of the institution, reflecting the college’s culture, celebrating creativity and art, and welcoming all to interact in a marketplace of ideas.

Joan K. Lippincott is the Associate Executive Director of the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), a joint program of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and EDUCAUSE. At CNI, Joan has provided leadership for programs in teaching and learning, assessment, learning spaces, and collaboration among professional groups...

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Creators not consumers: visualising the radical alternative for libraries

Creators not consumers: visualising the radical alternative for libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The following post was written in collaboration with Andrew Preater. We are often presented with two choices within librarianship: a forward-thinking approach and a supposedly old-fashioned approach. These are sometimes characterised as progressive and conservative positions respectively. We argue, however, that this is a mis-characterisation and, in fact, the forward-thinking approach could be best described as conservative.

When considering what is progressive and what is conservative we need to consider our context. We exist in an environment that increasingly focuses on market fundamentalism as the default approach, and assumes markets as the most efficient path to provide solutions, drive progress, and ensure the most equitable outcome for all. Indeed, market fundamentalists argue that where there is a fault, it is due to a failure to make our economic system truly market-oriented. We see this for example in the way the cause of the current economic crisis is presented as rooted in public spending, rather than the failure of free market economics.

For us, this raises a question: what is progressive? Slotting in comfortably with the market consensus, the status quo, or embarking on a path that is visionary and alternative? Surely if we are to ponder what constitutes forward-thinking, we would want to consider alternatives that are original, distinct, and even radical?

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Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries

Last Man Standing: How to Kill Public Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

"all libraries (really librarians in all contexts) serve a community, be that a community of citizens, students, faculty, lawyers or what have you. There is more that binds librarians together than separates them. That said, I have heard of a special set of concerns surrounding public libraries recently and it got me thinking. The conclusions I’ve come to, I believe, relate to libraries and librarians in just about every setting. But let me start with public libraries.

The two big concerns I’ve heard about are “what happens when public libraries are the last civic service agency standing,” and “as libraries expand services to include everything from tax help to maker spaces, how am I supposed to know it all?!” These two concerns are related.

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Community change expert Rich Harwood speaks at New York Library Association conference

Community change expert Rich Harwood speaks at New York Library Association conference | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
SARATOGA SPRINGS>> Rich Harwood has devoted his life to changing communities for the better, but he said he owes much of his success in that endeavor to his hometown of Saratoga Springs.
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Can Libraries Save the MOOC? - Campus Technology

Can Libraries Save the MOOC? - Campus Technology | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
As massive open online courses move toward version 2.0, libraries are in a unique position to guide and support the future of blended learning.
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Click here to support Librarian Book Recommendation App by Michelle Zaffino

Click here to support Librarian Book Recommendation App  by Michelle Zaffino | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The next book you read could change your life…it just has to find you first. With the physical spaces devoted to the browsing and inquiry of books becoming rarer and rarer, it’s hard to know where to go and who to ask to find the next great book to read. Quality book reviews and book recommendati...
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4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future

4 Ways Academic Libraries Are Adapting For The Future | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Has technology rendered the library obsolete? It doesn't seem so. Instead, centers for higher learning are finding ways to reinvigorate them.
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LJ Index 2014: All the Stars, State by State

LJ Index 2014: All the Stars, State by State | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Click a state above, or use the drop-down below to jump to the Star libraries in that state. Star libraries are listed alphabetically by state abbreviation, then ranked by stars and score. Please note that expenditure category peer comparisons are the critical ones; for the Star Libraries by expenditure category please go to The Star Libraries page.
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