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Ask a Librarian About the Odd Things Happening at Libraries

Ask a Librarian About the Odd Things Happening at Libraries | Libraries | Scoop.it

Jen Doll:

There's a piece in the Wall Street Journal today about the changing nature of libraries, as not just places where people find and check out books, but as community rec centers in themselves. But is this really new at all?

 

Link: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887324677204578187901423347828.html?mod=WSJ_WSJ_US_News_10_1

 

Brooklyn librarian Rita Meade comment: 

What people need to realize, and what the media (and, perhaps, librarians ourselves) has failed to do is effectively communicate that librarians have been evolving all along." Later, she pointed me to this piece in today'sNew York Times, calling it "an honest assessment of libraries."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, January 14, 2013 6:10 AM

Libraries evolving and staying relevant!

Tammy Morley's curator insight, February 5, 2014 11:23 PM

Not in the future - but now!

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Libraries | Scoop.it
The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 18, 2013 7:45 PM

Student engagement about to be launched with this approach.

Charles David Chalmers's curator insight, November 20, 2013 2:17 AM

Looks good so far.

 

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Is there a future for libraries? New e-lesson blog

Is there a future for libraries? New e-lesson blog | Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @MacmillanMexico: RT @petesharma: Is there a future for libraries? New e-lesson blog: http://t.co/imGSijqCOA
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50 inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians - Ebook Friendly

50 inspiring quotes about libraries and librarians - Ebook Friendly | Libraries | Scoop.it
A list of the best quotes about libraries and librarians, together with quotes that you can share as images.
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How Often Do You Visit Your Local Library? - Lifehacker

How Often Do You Visit Your Local Library? - Lifehacker | Libraries | Scoop.it
How Often Do You Visit Your Local Library?
Lifehacker
Libraries have changed a lot in the last few years, offering more up-to-date options and local community services than ever before. When's the last time you paid a visit to yours?
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what’s a library without any printed books? | Marianne Wheelaghan

what’s a library without any printed books? | Marianne Wheelaghan | Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @fcmalby: What's a library without any printed books? http://t.co/3g9B1UVWRN via @Wheelaghan
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Oh, so you're a Librarian?

Oh, so you're a Librarian? | Libraries | Scoop.it
Please Send Suggestions to ohsoyourealibrarian@gmail.com (I can't even this http://t.co/LJI4SD3VgU #libraries #librarians #archivists #archives #allthethings)...
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Technology in Libraries

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Technology in Libraries, by Stan Bogdanov: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. (RT @StanRB: Technology in Libraries is out!
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The 20 Most Beautiful Libraries on Film and TV

The 20 Most Beautiful Libraries on Film and TV | Libraries | Scoop.it
If you read this space with any frequency, you'll know that Flavorwire is perhaps unnaturally fond of the beautiful library. Recently, Book Riot mused over which Doctor Who library is the best -- o...
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Yahoo unveils Flickr redesign with full-resolution images, new Android app and 1TB of free storage

Yahoo unveils Flickr redesign with full-resolution images, new Android app and 1TB of free storage | Libraries | Scoop.it
After taking over much of the weekend's news cycle with its acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo has more to share: the firm has announced that Flickr has been completely redesigned, featuring ...
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Library Science Daily

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Library Science Daily, by Matt Anderson: interesting stories about library science (Library Science Daily is out!
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The 21st Century Library: The Garibaldi Panorama

Teaching, learning, and research are changing with the use of new technologies. The video examines the use of new technologies, like the Microsoft Surface, i... (THIS IS A MUST SEE AND EMBRACE.
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The bookless library – Is that the future of libraries? | ePublish a Book

The bookless library – Is that the future of libraries? | ePublish a Book | Libraries | Scoop.it

"The bookless library is increasing a reality, staring in places meant to be the repository of knowledge, university libraries, and gaining ground outside academic grounds.
The New York Public Library is implementing its plan to move many of its books away from its main branch into offsite storage with 24-hour advance request required. Yet it is not the first library to do so. Opening the move was Kansas State University’s engineering school, which went bookless 12 years ago. The University of Texas at San Antonio ditched print for e-books and e-journals in 2010. Stanford University’s engineering school pruned 85 percent of its books last year. Drexel University opened a new library just last month with hardly a single print book – just rows and rows of computers. And Cornell recently announced a similar initiative." 

 

Read more: http://www.epublishabook.com/2012/08/31/the-bookless-library-is-that-the-future-of-libraries/#ixzz257b6gIeO


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World's Most Beautiful Libraries

Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/CtK/ Photos of some of the world's most beautiful libraries. Help us caption...
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Two Enemies of Libraries (and all public institutions)

Two Enemies of Libraries (and all public institutions) | Libraries | Scoop.it
Public institutions are especially prone to two management ills that can
get in the way of excellence.

The first is inertia, the second, bureaucracy.
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Where Do Good Ideas Come From?

Here's something from Steven Johnson to get your creative juices flowing. (He is one of our most innovative, popular thinkers)

 

Steven takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from?

 

With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question:

 

**What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture,

 

**Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.

 

Beginning with Charles Darwin's first encounter with the teeming ecosystem of the coral reef and drawing connections to the intellectual hyperproductivity of modern megacities and to the instant success of YouTube,

 

**Johnson shows us that the question we need to ask is,

What kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas? His answers are never less than revelatory, convincing, and inspiring as Johnson identifies the seven key principles to the genesis of such ideas, and traces them across time and disciplines.

 

Most exhilarating is Johnson's conclusion that with today's tools and environment,

 

**radical innovation is extraordinarily accessible to those who know how to cultivate it. (Inspiring, an exciting time to be alive)!

 

Where Good Ideas Come From is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how to come up with tomorrow's great ideas.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NugRZGDbPFU&feature=player_embedded


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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » What I Wish I’d Known About Building Teen Services From Scratch

In the Library with the Lead Pipe » What I Wish I’d Known About Building Teen Services From Scratch | Libraries | Scoop.it
RT @edorney: New @libraryleadpipe article up today by @librarified! http://t.co/nRcC1KA6UE #libraries #teenservices #ya
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Has the school library a future in the digital age?

Has the school library a future in the digital age? | Libraries | Scoop.it
The concept of a school library in a digital age is challenging.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, May 21, 2013 4:02 AM

Principal Tricia Kelleher on the role of the school library in the digital age. Great example for other principals to rethink the school library

Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, May 26, 2013 12:53 AM

Combinar conceitos como o de biblioteca e do gabinete de curiosidades para reinventar a biblioteca esolar na era digital não apenas como local de empréstimo de livros mas sobretudo como ponto de inspiração para ideias novas e conhecimento.

Sofia Fragou's curator insight, May 27, 2013 3:16 AM

"...the library is more than a facilitating process – it has cultural significance which matters. The library can inspire."

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The Most Playful Libraries in the World

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We could write volumes about our love for libraries — and, well, we kind of have. During our Internet travels, we've stumbled across some pretty amazing places for book lovers. After spotting an es...
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Is a paperless library still a library?

Is a paperless library still a library? | Libraries | Scoop.it
The concept of a library is going to be re-invented in Texas with the launch of a public library with digital rather than printed books.
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The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World

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If there’s anything the editors of BestMastersPrograms.org love more than classes and books, it’s universities and libraries. It’s no surprise, then, that university libraries rank right up there among our favorite places.
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Library and Information Week | Australian Library and Information Association

Library and Information Week | Australian Library and Information Association | Libraries | Scoop.it
Library and Information Week is a week long celebration of library and information professionals across Australia.  (A big week in education and libraries!
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