archived streams of the three keynote presentations are available on Ustream and also embedded in this post.
“Making Maker Libraries” Speaker: Travis Good, Make Magazine .“The 4th Floor Project and Library Transformation” Speaker: Nate Tyler, Chattanooga Public Library and “The Digital Public Library of America: A Community Effort” Speaker: Emily Gore, Digital Public Library of America
Margate Historical Society President Frank Tiemann used to be worried about the fate of the city's artifacts. Tiemann, 77, has been the president of the Historic Society since he helped create it in 1998.
In every town, there are probably community members who have written novels, poetry, and other works whose writing has never seen the light of day. There are probably others who have the creative potential to write the great American novel, but are daunted by the idea of getting it published. Those works, both written and potential, represent much of the creative voice of the community.
Through education, tools, and actual publishing and distribution mechanisms, public libraries are helping to make it easier for patrons to publish their work, whether they are doing so just for themselves, to make their work freely accessible to all, or to sell their work. Today, libraries of any type can help give their patrons a voice and make their creative work accessible to the world.
“Academic libraries are encountering a critical inflection point. In our case it isn’t a single technology that is disrupting our established system, but a barrage of advancements in publishing, pedagogy, and user preferences. The landscape is shifting around us, and the future of scholarship requires us to develop new skills, design new environments, and deliver new service capacities. In short, we need new operating models.” Read the pre-print.
The New York Public Library will be sharing monthly [Top 10] lists of the books most checked out at its 91 locations, beginning with the top adult fiction and non-fiction books in July, August, and September 2013.
The lists show which books were most popular amongst users of NYPL branches in the Bronx, Manhattan and Staten Island.
The most important resource for creating a successful library maker space—whether in a school or public library—is one’s own community, according to librarians Justin Hoenke, Amy Koester, and Michelle Cooper.
Today’s librarian is a combination of traditional skills and advanced technological know-how. The things we learned in library school (bibliographic control, readers’ advisory, and outreach) are hot commodities in high-tech environments. Many new librarians have an aptitude for new technologies that make us the people who can bridge the gap between producers and consumers. There’s a catch, though; you probably won’t see any postings for these kinds of jobs because they may not even exist yet. You might have to create them yourself.
Internet Librarian 2013 – Holistic UX: Applying Lessons From the Web Everywhere (Aaron Schmidt0. Websites are an important touch point for your users, but they are just one of many touchpoints of the .many touchpoints of the overall user experience with the library. Most library tasks require interaction with multiple touchpoints.
Lee Rainie discusses the Project’s new research about those who use the library and those who do not: who they are, what their information needs are, what kinds of technology they use, and how libraries can meet the varying needs of their patrons.
I was proud to present at this years Internet Librarian International in London, England about 23 Mobile Things. I had Michael Stephens and Mylee Joseph join me via video and had an absolutely wonderful time at this conference..
Can your library afford new branches or even operate existing facilities? Many libraries still struggle to meet increasing demand with flat or falling budgets and outmoded facilities.
Trudy Raymakers's insight:
Presented here is the idea of sustainable planning. A possible alternative for masterplans that look great but aren't robust, don't mention costs and don't go deep enough into the changed role of 21th century libraries.
Make It @ Your Library, in collaboration with Instructables.com and the American Library Association, has finally launched its searchable website, makeitatyourlibrary.org, for librarians seeking maker space ideas and projects.
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