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Creating Game-Based Makerspaces

Creating Game-Based Makerspaces | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Games and Gaming Roundtable hosted a panel of experts (including yours truly) in which the discussion focused on different ways of blending games and play with the power of creation and makerspaces.
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“Maker Monday” Mania at Maker Showcase | American Libraries Magazine

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Rise of the cyborgs: the growth of librarian-IT hybrids

In this presentation for CILIP's Umbrella 2013 conference, Simon Barron explored the impact of technology on librarianship and the increased amalgamation of lib
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An online summer camp for maker kids

An online summer camp for maker kids | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Maker Camp kicks off its online summer camp for teens on Google on July 8.Last year, some librarians took it upon themselves to integrate the projects into their regular summer programming. This year, Maker Camp is doing an official affiliate program, working with 100 partners around the country. Each official partner gets a Maker Camp starter box filled with starter supplies, lesson materials and a guide. Organizers aren't sending out 3-D printers, but a surprising number of libraries already have their own 3-D printers up and running.

Carla Avitabile, the teen librarian at the Marin Country Free Library just north of San Francisco, is doing her second year of Maker Camp. She says the projects can teach basic skills that adults take for granted. While building pistons for a Diet Coke-and-Mentos project, she found some kids didn't know how to use a screwdriver.

 

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Rural Libraries as Innovation Incubators: Notes from a Session at ALA | TechSoup for Libraries

Rural Libraries as Innovation Incubators: Notes from a Session at ALA | TechSoup for Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

1.write the new rules

2.there is no box

3.have a vision

4.failure happens

5.look outside

6.view libraries as idea incubators

What if we were to tell people, bring us your ideas and we will throw all of the resources that we have at making them a reality. How would that change your library?"

 

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Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding:  Some libraries have succcessfuly used these sites to raise funds for programs and such.
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Aspen Institute Launches Dialogue On Public Libraries

Aspen Institute Launches Dialogue On Public Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Contact: Amy GarmerCommunications and Society ProgramThe Aspen Institute202-736-5818 | garmer@aspeninstitute.orgThe Aspen Institute announces working group to shape vision for public libraries.Washing (“@lrainie: This is a big deal: Aspen Institute...
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Library Innovation: Championing Change In Communities

Library Innovation: Championing Change In Communities | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Given its emphasis on creating community and inspiring community members, it seems natural for the White House to focus on museums and libraries, since their mission is to meet the evolving needs of the communities they serve.
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#RL2013 1: Community Centred Learning - the chalkle° experience

#RL2013 1: Community Centred Learning - the chalkle° experience | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Chalk by Simon James via CC license on Flickr Last night I attended the first Reality Librarianship session for 2013 offered by Heroes Mingle - a partnership made up of Sally Pewhairangi (@sallyher...
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Sewickley library among northern libraries hosting How-to Festival

Sewickley library among northern libraries hosting How-to Festival | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
From raising chickens to making craft beer, seven community libraries will offer a day of “how-to” programs and activities that allow visitors to try something
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Njla2013 frankenlibraries

FrankenLibraries: The Latest TrendsStephen Abram, MLSNew Jersey Library Association, Atlantic City, NJJune 5, 2013
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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?
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Book Patrol: Wordpharmacy: Take two verbs and call me in the morning

Book Patrol: Wordpharmacy: Take two verbs and call me in the morning | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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Johnson County Library honored for innovation | The Dispatch

Johnson County Library honored for innovation | The Dispatch | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

A thoughtful response to a national tragedy has shined a spotlight on the Johnson County Library system.

Earlier this year, library staff curated print, Internet and TV news reports to create the Sandy Hook Community Conversation, which brought together more than 100 people to honor the young victims of the December 2012 mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The exhibit was housed at the Central Resource Library in Overland Park.Last month, the national Urban Library Council recognized Johnson libraries with its top innovation award for work on the exhibit, which it called “a truly powerful example of the library’s ability to help communities deal with crisis.”

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The Future of Books: Library Apps

The Future of Books: Library Apps | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
I recently got a Spotify account, and right away I realized that I would never buy music again. And then I got the shivers, and realized that soon this wou
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Undaimonia: Rise of the cyborgs: the growth of librarian-IT hybrids

Undaimonia: Rise of the cyborgs: the growth of librarian-IT hybrids | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

We see further anecdotal evidence of this overlap in the rise of the 'shambrarians'. Not enough research has been done on this strange LIS subculture but it consists of IT and other systems workers embedded within libraries who have not had formal librarianship or information management training. As this rigorously scientific chart from shambrarian, Dave Pattern, shows, they fall within the traditional boundaries of both librarianship and IT and self-identify as shambrarians – a particular breed of librarian-IT hybrid.

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Library to play role in web safety program

Library to play role in web safety program | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Forbes Library is taking part in a national pilot program to help computer users stay safe.
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Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons | Brooklyn Public Library

Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons | Brooklyn Public Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons marks a new approach to public library space and services. Located on the first floor of Central Library, this new center consists of public meeting rooms, a training lab, and an open workspace, each equipped with technology and resources to facilitate individual and group work, learning, and creativity

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Libraries + Parents = Innovation and Success - The Pew Internet and American Life Project

Libraries + Parents = Innovation and Success
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Libraries + Parents = Innovation and Success. by Lee Rainie. Jun 30, 2013 ...
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Innovation at the Anchorage Public Library | TechSoup for Libraries

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Paul Baker is the Innovation Lab Coordinator for the Anchorage (AK) Public Library. In this article, he tells us about his position and about the exciting things happening with the library and Makers and Hackers in the Anchorage community.

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Extreme Library Makeover Innovation audit

Extreme Library Makeover Innovation audit | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Innovation audit for libraries that want to take charge of the future.
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Chicago Public Library's New 'Maker Space' Will Blow Your Mind

Chicago Public Library's New 'Maker Space' Will Blow Your Mind | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries have long been the haven of readers, but now the Chicago Public Library is making their main branch a haven for makers. As part of the CPL's innovation lab, the Harold Washington branch will open its free "maker space" July 8.
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Little library WORD PLAY - Vormplatform

Little library WORD PLAY - Vormplatform | innovative libraries | Scoop.it


Chat Travieso maakte deze Word Play. Het ontwerp gaat over dingen die we vast niet hoeven uit te leggen; twee talen, lekker lezen en lekker zitten plus de mobiliteit van het object zelf.

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Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter

Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
An open, airy floor at the New York Public Library offers kids spots to play Wii and Guitar Hero, along with books and homework help.
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Envisioning the library of the future

Presentation from workshops held across the country in May 2012 for Envisioning the library of the future, our programme of research and debate www.artscouncil.
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