The Garden Library was created as a social-artistic urban community project. Established to serve the community of refugees and migrant workers that congregate in the Lewinsky Park, in south Tel Aviv, it aims to answer a concrete need as well as to manifest a socio-political stance.
ARTEAM, the artists collective that initiated and produced the Garden Library, sought to break away from traditional categories of classification, and to realize a sorting and indexing system that would playfully manifest the values of an open society. Accordingly, the books are not catalogued b
The library’s unique cataloging system is based on the readers’ emotional responses to the books they read. The system comprises an evolving and cumulative database in which each book’s current location and categorization history are registered.
The customizable visual mapping of the database will familiarize site visitors with the library’s reader communities, their likes and dislikes. The history of the emotional judgments will permit dynamic illustration of “wandering maps,” displaying past and present categorizations and locations.
A wiki feature will appeal to visitors from around the globe to complete the information about each and every book in the book’s native tongue.
y conventions of genre or author name, but rather according to reader input.
On June 30, at the Chicago Public Library’s YouMedia wing, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant will allow the Chicago Public Library (CPL) and Aarhus Public Libraries in Denmark to work together to create a new model for innovation, experimentation and decision-making within libraries.
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.
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.
Contact: Amy GarmerCommunications and Society ProgramThe Aspen Institute202-736-5818 | email@example.comThe Aspen Institute announces working group to shape vision for public libraries.Washing (“@lrainie: This is a big deal: Aspen Institute...
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.
I’ve seen a bunch of good ideas lately so I thought I’d share them here: Idea #1: Timelapse Video My new office is in the Toronto Public Library’s North Yoprk Central branch. I am amazed every morning that I arrive before opening. There are often...
"Multnomah undertook a study of its usage using OrangeBoy consulting services. The results revealed that patrons stayed a long time per visit in the library, but that they weren’t there to ask questions, a change that the staff had not yet perceived. The library’s response was to turn away from terming and thinking about what they did as reference, instead calling their service “readers’ advisory for fiction and nonfiction.” This helped with marketing and enabled the staff, Banks said, “to think big.” The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is in step with these changes also; the audience heard from Banks that among services offered by her current employer are pop-up libraries and “crafted outreach activity.” More details are available, she said, in Carnegie’s strategic plan."
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.”
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.
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
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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