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Four Ways to Reinvent Service Delivery

"For a quick assessment of innovation opportunities, locate your service in each of the four matrices throughout this article, which correspond to the four dimensions. This effort can provoke a valuable discussion, especially if there is disagreement about which cells your business falls into."

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BeerBrarian: Failure, Organizational Culture, and Library Management

BeerBrarian: Failure, Organizational Culture, and Library Management | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
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Southmoreland adds student-compiled book to its libraries

Southmoreland adds student-compiled book to its libraries | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Southmoreland School Board made sure that copies of the student-compiled book 'Scottie, You Are Special' will be available in each of the district's school libraries. ...
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Education for entrepreneurship: An interview with Tim Draper | McKinsey & Company

Education for entrepreneurship: An interview with Tim Draper | McKinsey & Company | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Can entrepreneurship be taught? Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper believes it can and has established the Draper University of Heroes to do just that. A McKinsey & Company article.
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"And whenever somebody says I can’t do something, I always think, “How would I, if that were a possibility?”

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Local Enthusiasm

Local Enthusiasm | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
By James LaRue, Guest Contributor Last night I had dinner with with two local librarians in rural Pennsylvania. One young man had grown up in the area, and recently got his degree. Then, he was for...
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The Future of Books: Library Apps

The Future of Books: Library Apps | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
I recently got a Spotify account, and right away I realized that I would never buy music again. And then I got the shivers, and realized that soon this wou
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Community Centered: 23 Reasons Why Your Library Is the Most Important Place in Town

Community Centered: 23 Reasons Why Your Library Is the Most Important Place in Town | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
As librarians, we know the value of our community services, and our patrons appreciate their importance as well. But in an increasingly digital world, we see the role of libraries as community and ...
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Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations

Younger Americans’ Library Habits and Expectations | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Americans ages 16-29 are heavy technology users, including in using computers and internet at libraries. At the same time, most still read and borrow printed books, and value a mix of traditional and technological library services.
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Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind

What happens when a dream you've held since childhood ... doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to e...
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Episode 37: Libraries with David Lankes

Episode 37: Libraries with David Lankes | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
This week’s episode is super cool.  We got David Lankes, a professor of information studies at Syracuse University (also known as the world’s best public speaker), to talk to us about libraries.  We thought we’d have a grand debate on the topic of...
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Rutgers Beginner's Guide to Research

Rutgers Beginner's Guide to Research | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it

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Anita Vance's curator insight, May 30, 2013 9:54 AM

a visual aid - helpful for upper grades, or as a tutorial.  Any way we can help with examining a topic and planning the search is appreciated.

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:29 PM

Look at this from the POV of when and how you will teach research skills. Students need consistent requirements for excellence and accountability.

johanna krijnsen's curator insight, June 6, 2013 3:49 AM

a great tool to teach your students how to research

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The House Just Passed The CISPA Cybersecurity Bill — Here's Why The Internet Is Up In Arms

The House Just Passed The CISPA Cybersecurity Bill — Here's Why The Internet Is Up In Arms | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Gives the government unprecedented access to sensitive personal data.
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Link to the Recording of - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design - A Blended Librarian Webcast

Link to the Recording of - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design - A Blended Librarian Webcast | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it

Elliot Felix of brightspot Strategy, a library design expert, shares his perspectives on the latest trends, tools, and tactics. As the founder and director of brightspot, Elliot has played a major role in the design of the new Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. He also co-conceived and participated in the development of the Learning Space Toolkit. In this webinar, Elliot provided an overview of trends impacting the design and operation of library spaces as well as the services offered within them. He’ll also introduce some tools you can use along with advice on how you can put them into practice.


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:23 AM

Library architecture - spaces/places!

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E-books are changing reading habits

E-books are changing reading habits | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
It also has altered the way people find books, since they don't walk around the bookstore as often.
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How to spread your social impact internationally

How to spread your social impact internationally | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Nicole Darabian, from Decode Global, gives her top tips for global social impact
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50 Library Stories You May Have Missed in August - OEDB.org

50 Library Stories You May Have Missed in August - OEDB.org | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Librarians and news outlets have been busy this summer, providing plenty of news-worthy articles and blog posts of interest to libraries.  Here are 50 such stories that will get you caught up on the latest in the library …...
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This Will Be The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years

This Will Be The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Last year, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the
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Libraries help level economic playing field for kids | Editorials | The Olympian

Libraries help level economic playing field for kids | Editorials | The Olympian | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
It’s hardly a secret that teenagers and young adults have embraced the digital information era faster than older South Sounders. But it’s a mistake to think our future generations can only manage meaningful conversations of fewer than 140 words.
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Understanding Our Users

Understanding Our Users | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Two recent reports offer insight on our core library users--faculty and students. An April report from Ithaka reveals how our faculty do research and communicate with each other, while a June repor...
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Technology Increasingly Equalizes Education and Career Prospects

Technology Increasingly Equalizes Education and Career Prospects | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
Technology has become an equalizer in a variety of situations, from making smaller nations more of a threat to traditional world powers to making students from smaller colleges and universities equally qualified for careers as their counterparts...
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The Curator Job Is To Unpack Specialized Information To An Interested Audience

As the director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Thomas P. Campbell thinks deeply about curating—not just selecting art objects, but placing them in a setting where the public can learn their stories.

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, September 26, 7:20 AM

Muy interesante y profunda  charla sobre el concepto de "curación" .

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 26, 8:47 AM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

Jimena Acebes Sevilla's curator insight, October 18, 6:25 PM

El curador de  el curador es el de presentar  información especializada a una audiencia interesada.

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Copyright in a Copy Paste World

Copyright in a Copy Paste World | Libraries, Leadership and Foresight. | Scoop.it
A website dedicated to informing secondary students and their teachers of copyright law, plagiarism policies, and caveats in order to uphold literary integrity and digital ethics through a compilation of various media.

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Kris McGlaun's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:30 AM

Cool website.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 12, 2013 5:51 AM

A good site for plagiarism and copyright resources.