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Teen Book Finder App | Connect, Collaborate, Contribute

Teen Book Finder App | Connect, Collaborate, Contribute | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Need to find your next great read?  Looking for an award winning book or the latest trending books?  The Teen Book Finder app may help you find what you are looking for.  The YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) division of the American Library Association has created an app that can help you find the best books and media for teens.  It allows you to search by title, author, genre, award, or list.  Lists include:  Best Fiction, Great Graphic Novels, and Teens Top Ten.  You can create lists of your favorites and share what you’re reading on Facebook and Twitter.  It also has a feature to find a copy of the book at your local library

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7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces | EDUCAUSE.edu | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

(FREE download)A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Makerspaces provide tools and space in a community environment—a library, community center, private organization, or campus. [...]

The makerspace—sometimes referred to as a hackerspace—is often associated with fields such as engineering, computer science, and graphic design. The concept emerges from the technology-driven “maker culture,” associated with Make magazine and the Maker Faires it promotes."

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Michelle Folkman's curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:25 PM

An explanation of the trend from a respected resource.

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Toronto Public Library Enters Alternate Reality (Gaming)

Toronto Public Library Enters Alternate Reality (Gaming) | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Every April, the Toronto Public Library (TPL) runs its Keep Toronto Reading program, a month-long celebration which includes a big community read of a single title. But this is the first year patrons will be able to enter, and interact with, the world of the chosen book. 2013’s book is Fahrenheit 451, which was a “huge influence” on Toronto-based science fiction author and award-winning game developer Jim Munroe. So when Munroe heard about the selection serendipitously, at a meeting on gaming programming for the library, he was moved to pitch something more ambitious in honor of the Bradbury classic: an alternate reality game (ARG

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Princeton Public Library Wins National Award

Princeton Public Library Wins National Award | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Princeton Public Library is the recipient of the 2013 American Library Association/Information Today Inc. Library of the Future Award.
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Library brings small businesses, nonprofits together to talk technology

Library brings small businesses, nonprofits together to talk technology | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
What if your library hosted a free monthly forum where people who run small businesses, nonprofits and other organizations could get together and talk informally about emerging technologies?
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Top 5 innovations that show libraries don’t have to disappear | Impact Lab

Top 5 innovations that show libraries don’t have to disappear | Impact Lab | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Bookless library Despite the meaning of the name, library (derived from liber, which is literally a Latin word for tree bark), libraries insist that they are actually a hotbed of innovation. And surprisingly they are, to some extent, it’s true.

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Dedham Library Innovation Team Set to “Blast Off” to the 1960’s This Friday

Dedham Library Innovation Team Set to “Blast Off” to the 1960’s This Friday | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
"Mad Men”-themed Gala Marks End to Dedham Reads Together Town-wide Read Program Featuring ‘60’s Classic "The Right Stuff" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
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New York Public Library Launches Public API Developer Tools | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News

New York Public Library Launches Public API Developer Tools | Good E-Reader - eBooks, Publishing and Comic News | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library is one of the landmarks of the city and provides a copious amount of digital and tangible content. Today, the library has
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Meet the Maker :: Adelaide City Library Innovation Lab

Meet the Maker :: Adelaide City Library Innovation Lab | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The Adelaide City Library Innovation Lab at Grote St provides a safe and accessible space where anyone in the community can interact, understand, develop and create things through technology, in particular 3D printers.
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Salem State University and Lynn Library collaborate to empower teens

Salem State University and Lynn Library collaborate to empower teens | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Salem State University and the Lynn Library are collaborating on a project that aims to empower teens.The project will focus on designing a digital learning lab in the middle of the Lynn Library to encourage hanging out, messing around and geeking out (HOMAGO)

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20 Cutting-Edge Library Services For Those With Special Needs | OEDb

20 Cutting-Edge Library Services For Those With Special Needs | OEDb | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing ways libraries bring information, entertainment, and learning to patrons with special needs.
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Marie Schoeman's curator insight, March 29, 2013 6:58 PM

Why would anyone contemplate establishing a school library which is not welcoming and accessible for all?

 

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Swiss Army Librarian » A Few Current Ideas and Trends in Libraries :: Brian Herzog

Swiss Army Librarian » A Few Current Ideas and Trends in Libraries :: Brian Herzog | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Swiss Army Librarian is a blog by Brian Herzog mostly about library and technology issues relating to public libraries
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Howard County Librarian Using Video Games to Teach Math

Howard County Librarian Using Video Games to Teach Math | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Matthew Winner is applying his interest in video games to pioneer new ways to teach students math.
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Marie Schoeman's curator insight, April 18, 2013 11:38 AM

It is critical to note that children can only truly benefit from games if adults direct the educational outcomes.

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6 Bookless Libraries - iLibrarian

6 Bookless Libraries - iLibrarian | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Makerspaces provide tools and space in a community environment—a library, community center, private organization, or campus. [...]

The makerspace—sometimes referred to as a hackerspace—is often associated with fields such as engineering, computer science, and graphic design. The concept emerges from the technology-driven “maker culture,” associated with Make magazine and the Maker Faires it promotes."

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Does Midland County have the Tech-iest Library in Texas?

Does Midland County have the Tech-iest Library in Texas? | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The revamped Centennial Library provides digital signage touchscreens as interactive card catalogs, 60 virtualized computers, Wi-Fi and other new tech features.
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New New Article: “eBooks As a Collection and a Service: Developing a Public Library Instruction Program to Support eBook Use” – Stephen's Lighthouse

New New Article: “eBooks As a Collection and a Service: Developing a Public Library Instruction Program to Support eBook Use” – Stephen's Lighthouse | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

A majority of United States public libraries now offer eBooks to their patrons. While much focus in library literature has been given to how public libraries license digital content and the various disputes with publishers that this has entailed, much less attention has been paid to users. This article addresses this gap in library literature by providing a case study of Chatham Community Library’s adoption of eBooks from a user services perspective. Chatham Community Library is a dual-use public and community college library in central North Carolina. The authors describe the development and evolution of eBook instruction sessions that are now regularly offered at the library and how the staff serves patrons, especially older adults, who use eBooks.

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YOUmedia at the Harold Washington Library: Creating Pathways from Interests to Opportunities | Connected Learning

YOUmedia at the Harold Washington Library: Creating Pathways from Interests to Opportunities | Connected Learning | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

 

YOUmedia is a teen learning space in various libraries, museums, and afterschool spaces throughout the country. This Case Study focuses on the flagship in the Chicago Public Library’s downtown Harold Washington Library Center. YOUmedia is dedicated to the interests of young people, and supported by librarians and mentors with expertise in digital media production. There is also an online social network, iRemix, where young people can share their work and communicate with peers and mentors. YOUmedia exemplifies the principles of connected learning by welcoming young people to engage in casual social “hanging out” with friends, as well as offering workshops and mentoring in interest areas that stretch knowledge and expertise and the connection to academic achievement and career opportunities.

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Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Piercing the Field of Knowability

Futurist Thomas Frey » Blog Archive » Piercing the Field of Knowability | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Over the past year I’ve been developing a theory about what I call the “Field of Knowability.” Parts of this were described in a column I wrote on the “12 Laws of the Future.”

My theory begins with the assumption that there is a small gap in time between when the future is formed, and when we know about it. The point when we become “aware of the present” is what I refer to as the field of knowability.

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Building Digital Branches – a webinar I gave for PLA | David Lee King

Building Digital Branches – a webinar I gave for PLA | David Lee King | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
I gave a webinar for PLA last week on digital branches - fun stuff! Here are my slides... if a recorded version appears, I'll link to it here!
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Cleveland Heights Business Incubator to Join Tech Center at Library

Cleveland Heights Business Incubator to Join Tech Center at Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Small Business Development Center to relocate to space adjacent to future Heights Knowledge and Innovation Center
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Libraries to Become Community Publishing Portals

Libraries to Become Community Publishing Portals | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
With your help, libraries around the globe have a bright future as the nexus where writers, readers and authors come together to create, celebrate and enjoy books.
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Publishing frontiers: The library reboot

Publishing frontiers: The library reboot | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchers are trying to keep up.
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Would More People Use the Public Library If It Had a Water Slide? - The Atlantic Cities

Would More People Use the Public Library If It Had a Water Slide? - The Atlantic Cities | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
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Would More People Use the Public Library If It Had a Water Slide?
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So Kowalski conceived of a new kind of library that he hopes will one day be built in Mosina, a town just south of Poznań.
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Kind of funny endless question. Would more people use the public library if it was a cupcakefact; if Jamie Oliver was in charge? But the idea is interesting: cpmbine and sponsor the library with a commercial attractive function.
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11 Most Surprising Items You Can Check Out of a Library | OEDb

11 Most Surprising Items You Can Check Out of a Library | OEDb | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Your local library could be the ideal place to check out much more than great books, movies, and CDs.
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