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.
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
Flathead libraries unveil re-branding effort KPAX-TV 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.
"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.”
Cake pans, fishing poles, dolls and ukuleles are among the items circulating in Maine as libraries expand their mission. (No mention of seeds in particular, but some pretty great ideas of what other resources libraries have started to...
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.
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...
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 ...
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...
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
When you enter this Nebraska town, a road sign will tell you the village has a population of two, but Elsie Eiler is the only remaining resident. Eiler’s husband, Rudy, died in 2004, which halved the population.