innovative libraries
Follow
Find
8.6K views | +4 today
innovative libraries
collecting ideas, teasers for libraries from libraries all over the world
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

From collections to community – a vision of new librarianship - www.InfoToday.eu

R. David Lankes - Internet Librarian International keynote speaker - talks about his vision for a new, transformative librarianship.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Library of Birmingham Flythrough Video - Six Minute Version

A computer generated video tour of the Library of Birmingham by architects Mecanoo.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

New Prince William County Libraries – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Prince William County Libraries – Stephen's Lighthouse | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

keynote stephen Abrams annual staff training day for the Prince William County Libraries in Virginia.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Creative Aging Continues to Bloom at The New York Public Library | The New York Public Library

Creative Aging Continues to Bloom at The New York Public Library | The New York Public Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

In recent decades, much has been said about the demographic changes that New York City shares with the rest of the world. Yes, we are getting older! One widespread response has been a surge of programs to promote creativity in mid- and later life.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

An Amazing New Library By David Adjaye, Woven From Timber And Glass

An Amazing New Library By David Adjaye, Woven From Timber And Glass | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The fate of the library has been in jeopardy for decades now, as funding--and readers of physical books--continue to decline.While there are plenty of plans for revitalizing libraries, ranging from digitizing them to putting them inside of malls, a new neighborhood library from London architect David Adjaye reminds us of the simple pleasures of a beautiful reading room.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

What’s New in LIS Schools | American Libraries Magazine

What’s New in LIS Schools | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Librarians of the future will be knowledge navigators. They will understand digital resources as well as printed books and other formats. Their services will not be restricted by physical location, either of the materials or of themselves.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Young library volunteers encouraged by Reading Agency scheme | The Bookseller

Young library volunteers encouraged by Reading Agency scheme | The Bookseller | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The Reading Agency and the government have together launched a new initiative working with local authority library services across the UK to create a "Youth Innovation Network" of librarians, which aims to generate thousands of volunteering opportunities in public libraries for 11-25 year olds.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Ray Bradbury on Libraries, Space Exploration, and the Secret of Life: The Lost Comic-Con Interview

Ray Bradbury on Libraries, Space Exploration, and the Secret of Life: The Lost Comic-Con Interview | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

"Don't think about things, just do them; don't predict them, just make them." Of the many things that made Ray Bradbury one of the greatest creative spirits of our time, his remarkable passion for life stood out not only as an inspiring echelon but also as a necessary antidote to our all-too-prevalent cultural trope of the tortured genius, the mythology that in order to be creative and successful, we must on some level be miserable

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

A Mobile Library for Artists

A Mobile Library for Artists | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
This library on wheels carries over 1,200 books by or about contemporary artists around Mexico City.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

SA Public Libraries: 3D Printing in Libraries

SA Public Libraries: 3D Printing in Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Last Friday night at Adelaide City's Grote St Library a great evening event was held, showcasing the Council's new Innovation Lab, which includes 2 state-of-the-art 3D printers. The Lab includes laptops loaded with digital design software that communicate with the state-of-the-art MakerBot Replicator 3D printer and the UP Plus 3D printer. The MakerBot and the UP Plus can be fed rolls of plastic and can turn designs into actual three dimensional objects.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

University of Huddersfield Example of new use of library catalog

University of Huddersfield Example of new use of library catalog | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Example of Library catalog- recommendations- useful links etc

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

MIT Libraries News » Blog Archive » New “Find It” information kiosk unveiled at Hayden library

MIT Libraries News » Blog Archive » New “Find It” information kiosk unveiled at Hayden library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The kiosk features a secured iPad that gives you quick access to information like:

how to find books
where to find scanners, copiers and printers
nearby food and drink options
restroom locations
campus map
and much more!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

New Highlights: The Survey of Library Cafes, 2012-13 Edition – Stephen's Lighthouse

New Highlights: The Survey of Library Cafes, 2012-13 Edition – Stephen's Lighthouse | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Libraries are social institutioos and eating and coffee can be social acts.

Highlights: The Survey of Library Cafes, 2012-13 Edition

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Hackerspaces and the evolution of the public library

Hackerspaces and the evolution of the public library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Hackerspaces, TechShops and Fab Labs and the role that the public library can or should have in the future.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Rewriting the book The Library of Birmingham - Birmingham City Council

Rewriting the book The Library of Birmingham - Birmingham City Council | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The new £188.8 million Library of Birmingham will open to the public on Tuesday 3rd September 2013, it was announced, along with a competition to nominate the first book to be placed on its shelves. 

The Library of Birmingham is being designed with people in mind, and that’s why they were looking for great characters to tell the story of this momentous project. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Forum Frenzy: Public Library (in Adelaide) Offering Free 3D Printing Resources - Core77

Forum Frenzy: Public Library (in Adelaide) Offering Free 3D Printing Resources - Core77 | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Not to be bested by their Oceanic neighbors, Australia now boasts a community digital fabrication shop of its own.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Libraries and the Demographic Shift - Beattie's Book Blog

Libraries and the Demographic Shift - Beattie's Book Blog | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Libraries are a mirror of the communities that they serve. For many libraries, the looking glass reflects America's tendency to attract new citizens - and those aspiring to citizenship - seeking to turn long-frustrated dreams into ...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Learning to Thrive in a Culture of Change

Learning to Thrive in a Culture of Change | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The future of libraries is caught up in our ability to change and continually respond to the rapid changes around us. But in order to have meaningful change that will make our libraries thrive, rather than continually exhausting our resources, we have to find a way to discriminate among the changes we could make, implement the ones that make sense, and then keep them going while we continually evaluate them.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Geek Out | American Libraries Magazine

Geek Out | American Libraries Magazine | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Digital learning labs convert consumers into creators.Teenagers are natural and voracious media consumers. But new research suggests that teens can learn more effectively in hands-on projects where they can be creative and think critically.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto – Available Everywhere | PressBooks Blog

Book: A Futurist’s Manifesto – Available Everywhere | PressBooks Blog | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Very interesting for librariesThe “idea” of this book was to explore “the idea of a book.” We wanted to get away from the abstract or philosophical, and make a practical guide for the publishing world — for someone just starting a publishing enterprise today, for people in the business already, and for authors and self-publishers who want to think beyond “upload my book to Kindle.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Public Libraries Transform: Edutainment or New Modes of Learning? | Cultural Change

Public Libraries Transform: Edutainment or New Modes of Learning? | Cultural Change | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Are libraries desperately offering entertainment in order to bring in the bodies and the money? Or are they providing new and enjoyable ways of learning and creating?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Thriving too: A (re-)Imagined Library: organizing by doing

Thriving too: A (re-)Imagined Library: organizing by doing | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

A little more than a year ago, I was asked to give a talk during the opening of a library. This was rather strange, given that in the same month the public library announced it would be closing 15 of the 21 libraries across Rotterdam in the coming 3 years. But this was no ordinary library. It was actually situated in a flat which was going to be refurbished in the coming years and was one of the actions undertaken by the resident group. Their reasoning behind it was simple, but very smart: the refurbishment has put quite a strain on the people living in the flat and we have mostly negotiated with the housing corporation up till now; it is time to change this. So let’s create a place where we can actually meet each other and have a conversation. T.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Trudy Raymakers
Scoop.it!

Virtually Branching Out | Lead the Change

Virtually Branching Out | Lead the Change | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The idea that libraries need to take their services “outside the building” is well-established, from bookmobiles to digital branches. But more innovative, effective, inexpensive ways to take the library into the community are still needed. At the recent Lead the Change event in at Denver Central Library, presenter David Bendovic cited Southlake, TX, Public Library’s Virtual Library Program as a case study in what library leadership can do to address this goal.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Trudy Raymakers from Transmedia: Storytelling for the Digital Age
Scoop.it!

What is the future of storytelling? Immersion, interactivity, integration and impact

What is the future of storytelling? Immersion, interactivity, integration and impact | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Martin Bryant: "As consumer technology evolves at an ever-quickening pace, opportunities for new forms of storytelling are emerging. Experimentation is all well and good, but what do audiences actually want?"


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
more...
No comment yet.