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INFOGRAPHIC: Librarians Take On New Roles In Digital Age

INFOGRAPHIC: Librarians Take On New Roles In Digital Age | Libraries | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that technology has had a lasting impact on libraries. Once thought to be going the way of traditional bookstores, libraries have rebounded and are thriving in a technology fueled world.

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BeerBrarian: The End of "The End of Libraries"

BeerBrarian: The End of "The End of Libraries" | Libraries | Scoop.it
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Great blog post and tweets on the importance and relevance of libraries today...

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Libraries + Parents = Innovation and Success

At the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Chicago, Lee Rainie will present 13 key takeways from Pew Internet's research on libraries. Browse th

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Reflection on the role of the Teacher Librarian

Reflection on the role of the Teacher Librarian | Libraries | Scoop.it

How has my view of the role of the teacher librarian changed during this subject? When I started working as a teacher librarian I had no training or experience in the role and had been a primary school classroom teacher for 18 years. I entered the library, my new workplace, and was instantly captivated with the endless possibilities to make it all the things I thought a school library should be. I thought to myself, ‘I’m good at organising books and resources so teachers and students can find them! I love reading and sharing children’s literature! I love decorating! This is the job for me!’


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 2, 2013 4:33 PM

Thoughts from a teacher librarian 'in training' on how the role has changed.

Note: some links have been relocated - see http://www.asla.org.au/policy.aspx for policy statements.

Lourense Das's curator insight, July 3, 2013 8:51 AM

Reflections from a teacher librarian on the development of her job and work.

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Libraries of the Future [VISUALIZATION] | LibraryScienceList.com

Libraries of the Future [VISUALIZATION] | LibraryScienceList.com | Libraries | Scoop.it

This infographic shows the evolution of information search and usage, and the evolving roles of the future librarian.  It was adapted from PewInternet.com, from a keynote address for the 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference.


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Fe Angela M. Verzosa's curator insight, June 7, 2013 2:57 AM

This infographic shows the evolution of information search and usage, and the evolving roles of the future librarian (as evaluator, filter, certifier, aggregator, organizer, networker, and facilitator).  Click here to view the infographic: http://librarysciencelist.com/libraries-of-the-future-visualization/

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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Libraries | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

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Juliana Loh's curator insight, October 23, 2013 2:50 AM

It all goes back to the same adage: "If you can dream it, you can do it"... but first you must READ about it. And for that, we need libraries

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:46 AM

An interesting article on reading and libraries. Article raises issues on how libraries encourage development reading culture. It also discusses the value of reading.

Christian Murray's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:08 AM

Imagination is everything - A. Einstein. 360 is  big imagination looking for its  growth spurt!

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The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like | Washington Post

The digital age is forcing libraries to change. Here's what that looks like | Washington Post | Libraries | Scoop.it

 

You make a beeline from the door to the iPad mini. The touch interface is nice, but you want something a little larger so you move on to the next device. Are you weighing a purchase at an Apple Store? No, you’re trying one of the lineup of devices at the new Digital Commons space at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.

 

The similarity to an Apple Store is no accident, according to Nicholas Kerelchuk, the manager of the Digital Commons. But at the Digital Commons you can try out e-book readers from all of the major manufacturers, including Kindles, Nooks, and Windows 8 tablets.

 

And the e-book readers are just the start. When the Digital Commons opened in July, it featured a 3-D printer with a smart panel design, on-demand book binding machine, 80 desktops (some of them featuring pricey graphic design suites), rows of tables set up for patrons bringing their own devices, a Skype station, and a vast co-working space the library calls the “Dream Lab.” Could this sprawling space be a glimpse into the future of libraries?

 

Libraries around the country are facing budget cuts as local governments struggle with the aftermath of the recession – and in many cases that means fewer branches or services. But in the recession more people than ever relied on libraries for frugal entertainment options and to search for employment opportunities.

 

However, at the same time, libraries are facing an identity crisis: As the Internet has become the primary way people gather information, the traditional “building filled with books” model is less relevant to their lives.

 

As a result, “libraries are really transforming themselves into technology hubs” says Kathryn Zickuhr, a researcher focusing on how Americans use libraries at the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

 

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Steven Lastres's curator insight, August 15, 2013 9:09 AM

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The real story is that Libraries are transforming themselves into technology hubs.

Karen R. Harker's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:22 PM

This is nothing new to us, but the fact that it is in the Washington Post (and just after Amazon's Jeff Bezo's bought the venerable press) warrants a "scoop".

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, August 19, 2013 5:09 AM

Digital / Information Commons vital in 21st Century libraries.

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Libraries Lead Collaboration for Small Business

Libraries Lead Collaboration for Small Business | Libraries | Scoop.it

New innovation spaces provide benefits to small business and entrepreneurs.From the Ancient Library of Alexandria to present day, libraries have long served as centers of learning. Now, with the rapid proliferation of the Internet, libraries have adapted their delivery model by providing digital access and connectivity to local communities and small business, which is particularly beneficial to those who may previously have been unable to leverage such technology. The rise of new technologies such as mobile and 3D printing has called for further adaptation from libraries—this time to meet the growing interests and needs of patrons in today’s digital world.


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A Call for Publishers, Libraries to Work Together

A Call for Publishers, Libraries to Work Together | Libraries | Scoop.it
The way people read is changing.

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