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The American Library Association created an infographic to illustrate the struggles libraries have been confronted with since the recession began.
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A Photographic Survey of America's Public Libraries

A Photographic Survey of America's Public Libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Walking into my local branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, it looks more or less like any other: computers to the left, children’s section to the right, non-fiction dead ahead. It’s only when I g...
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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 5, 4:32 PM

Gotta love all the different forms of libraries.   

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20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries

20 most clever ads for books, bookstores and libraries | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
A list of most creative, award-winning print ads for books, bookshops and libraries.

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These ads will make you smile.  Take a quick peek.  Maybe they'll inspire you!

Anna Rauvenpoor's curator insight, May 29, 8:44 AM

I will be shamelessly stealing some of these great ideas.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, May 30, 6:34 AM

Nice one for a Friday! Have a good weekend! 

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UT: Minecraft’s virtual worlds can teach real U.S. history | The Salt Lake Tribune

UT: Minecraft’s virtual worlds can teach real U.S. history | The Salt Lake Tribune | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Minecraft explorers worldwide excavate sand to smelt into glass, diamonds to hone into swords and redstone to power millions of digital creations.

 

Amber Palmer’s fifth-graders visit the Minecraft universe to dig into U.S. history.

 

At the beginning of the school year, the Bennion Elementary students learned about explorers and land charters, which they had to request from Queen Palmer to begin their virtual building on iPads. (Later, the queen’s stiff taxes provoked a revolt.)

 

Students formed their own states, debated whether to have slaves, moved westward, endured insect infestations, fires and other natural disasters, and built factories at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.

 

By the time they were creating Minecraft houses with cubes representing gold and diamonds, as they studied the "roaring" 1920s, they knew the decadence could not last.

 

"They have had enough experience," Palmer says, "to know that there are ups and downs throughout history."

 

Her savvy in using programs such as Minecraft, Tellagamis, iMovie, MadLips, and S’Cool earned her one of five KUED-The Salt Lake Tribune Teacher Innovation Awards. She and the others will be profiled in a half-hour program Thursday at 7 p.m. on KUED.

 

Minecraft, she says, is a great tool for creativity and collaboration as she teaches social studies and language arts at the Taylorsville school.

 

"It’s a way for students to process understanding," she says. "They are the programmer. Their game is only as smart as they are."

 

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How to Choose The Best Ticketing Software For Your Non-profit – 5 Easy Steps | Sumac Non-profit Software

How to Choose The Best Ticketing Software For Your Non-profit – 5 Easy Steps | Sumac Non-profit Software | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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Findaway World Expands Playaway Distribution with new NeRD (Navy eReader Device) - The Digital Reader

Findaway World Expands Playaway Distribution with new NeRD (Navy eReader Device) - The Digital Reader | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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The secret to happiness? Visit a library... and avoid the gym!

The secret to happiness? Visit a library... and avoid the gym! | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport survey asked 40,000 people about their participation in arts and sports before ranking leisure activities in terms of their effect on well-being.
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How the Internet Has Changed Storytelling & Reading | USTelecom Blog

When we think about the great storytelling of the pre-Internet era, writers point out that a common plot device was the absence of real-time communication.

 

The telegram, a hand-delivered letter and even the landline phone offered far less connectivity compared with smartphones, e-mail, social media and the many communications pathways broadband provides today.

 

In an interesting series of interviews published in The New York Times, several writers share their perspectives on the changing technological landscape and how it has affected their work.

 

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Why I Love Libraries - Huffington Post

Why I Love Libraries - Huffington Post | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Why I Love Libraries Huffington Post In graduate school, when I was spending way too much time in basement rooms with fluorescent bulbs humming and crackling overhead, I silently started resenting libraries, bitterly belittling them in my heart as...
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Libraries as Community | Virtual Dave…Real Blog

Libraries as Community | Virtual Dave…Real Blog | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Abstract: As professional services (medicine, higher education) move to a more participatory approach, so too should libraries. This presentation discusses how the mission of librarians pushes libraries past documents and ...
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Canadian conservatives close public environmental libraries. Burn 100s of years of environmental data, books, and public records.

Canadian conservatives close public environmental libraries. Burn 100s of years of environmental data, books, and public records. | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
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“ “ Many collections such as the Maurice Lamontagne Institute Library in Mont-Joli, Quebec ended up in dumpsters while others such as Winnipeg’s historic Freshwater Institute...
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Libraries lacking teen services - Danbury News Times

Libraries lacking teen services - Danbury News Times | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Libraries lacking teen services Danbury News Times America's libraries are not providing enough services to teenagers, a just-released report finds, and a division of the American Library Association has issued a national call to action, asking...
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Superstructure of Aurora's new downtown library 'half-finished' - Aurora Beacon News

Superstructure of Aurora's new downtown library 'half-finished' - Aurora Beacon News | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Superstructure of Aurora's new downtown library 'half-finished'
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AURORA — The steel beams are showing.
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Reading becoming a minority activity, warns Ruth Rendell - Telegraph

Reading becoming a minority activity, warns Ruth Rendell - Telegraph | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Crime writer-turned-peer says silent death of reading as a mass activity ‘strikes terror into the heart’ of all book-lovers (RT @ShirleyBurnham: Reading becoming a minority activity, warns Ruth Rendell | via @Telegraph
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Nashville Public Library Reinvents Its Summer Reading Model, Sees Early Success

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Children's librarian Lindsey Patrick recounts how Nashville Public Library redesigned its summer reading program into a flexible model that addressed the drop in participants and transformed the usual stress of summer into an exciting challenge for patrons and staff.

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How to avoid copyright trouble when using online images

How to avoid copyright trouble when using online images | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
All you wanted was a fun photo to go with your article—not a lawsuit. This infographic explains how to stay on the right side of the law, as well as tips for creating original images.

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Trends for Libraries |

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Some parents angry about graphic sex education book

Some parents angry about graphic sex education book | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Book contains cartoon images of nudity, people engaged in sex.

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Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different.

Will Libraries Exist in the Future? If So, They’ll Be Very Different. | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Around the turn of the 20th century—a golden age for libraries in America—the Snead Bookshelf Company of Louisville, Ky., developed a new system for large-stack library shelving. Snead’s multifloor stack systems can still be seen in many important libraries built in that era, for instance at Harvard, Columbia, the Vatican,...
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Who Needs Books? A Q&A with the ‘Bookless Library’ Head Librarian

Who Needs Books? A Q&A with the ‘Bookless Library’ Head Librarian | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Late last year, the Bexar County Library, which serves the area around San Antonio, TX, set up BiblioTech, the first all-digital library in the United States. Without any physical books at all, the branch raised a few eyebrows, but head librarian Ashley Eklof tells Library Journal that after a few months, the ebook-and technology-centric project has been so successful it already has its own spinoff at the county courthouse.
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 17, 12:27 AM

Interesting interview and great to hear about the positive responses and spin-offs.

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Innovative learning spaces from around the world – in pictures

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From a 1950s-style diner to a double-decker library bus, we look at some quirky and unusual school evironments to help inspire your entry to the School We'd Like competition (Inspiring learning spaces around the world – in pictures
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21st Century Library Strategic Plan Model Book

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"Crash Course in Strategic Planning" is now available from Libraries Unlimited. Visit their website for more information and your book orders. 

 

http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?isbn=9781598844825


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New Town Library in Maranello by Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei

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Glazed library that appears to float over a shallow pool of water in Maranello, Italy, by Arata Isozaki and Andrea Maffei.
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This is the first public library without any books | Grist

This is the first public library without any books | Grist | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
The all-digital books at this library may save trees, but they're not very compostable.
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Flathead libraries unveil re-branding effort - KPAX-TV

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Flathead libraries unveil re-branding effort
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KALISPELL - Late fees are a thing of the past for the Flathead County Library system, as part of recent re-branding efforts to change the community's perception of the library.
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Google Glass: Try Before You Buy Technology at the library (Arapahoe Library District)

Google Glass: Try Before You Buy Technology at the library (Arapahoe Library District) | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

by Michelle Cingrani 

 

"The Arapahoe (Colorado) Library District (ALD) is making difficult-to-access technology available for patrons – like Google Glass, 3D printing, and The Studio, which is a state-of-the-art soundproof library space featuring a green screen and everything needed to create a masterpiece – including iMacs with Adobe Creative Cloud, iMovie, GarageBand, high-definition video cameras, a guitar, a keyboard, and more.  

“ALD is redefining libraries as warehouses of information to evolving centers where patrons can experience and use cutting-edge technology,” said ALD Executive Director Nicolle Davies. “Libraries are portals to the latest information – and offering access to technology is the newest version of that role.”


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Future libraries!