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Maker Librarian | Making the Future, One Library at a Time

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Welcome to Maker Librarian, the primary resource for librarians who want to learn about makers, hackerspaces, the participatory library and everything in between.


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How Librarians Are Rockin' the Makerspace Movement

How Librarians Are Rockin' the Makerspace Movement | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Turn your library into a creative workshop with tips from six media specialists.


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I've read a lot about makerspaces and they seem great in theory but we still need to get over some of the simple problems like how to maintain equipment and save it form damage and vandalism.

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Human Library : Toronto Public Library

Human Library : Toronto Public Library | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Meet with a person with an interesting story to tell and discover what it's like to walk in their shoes. "Check out" a person the same way you would a book and talk one-on-one with athletes, organizers, journalists, and others involved with the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games.


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TechBits: OverDrive App with Dyslexic Font Option

TechBits: OverDrive App with Dyslexic Font Option | More TechBits | Scoop.it
OverDrive recently introduced a couple of new font options for readers with dyslexia: OpenDyslexic and OpenDyxlesic Bold. I took a couple of screenshots from a book I'm currently reading in my OverDrive app on my iPad mini so you can see the difference. The first one is in Palatino font: The second image is in OpenDyslexic font: It's good to see that the e-reading experience is becoming more accessible for everyone. Bonus image from Tech Day: I recently got a standing desk from Varidesk and shared some of it photos at Tech Day. Here's an photo of how I use...
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TechBits: Library Beacons

TechBits: Library Beacons | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Here's a scenario:
- You install a special app on your mobile device

- The next time you're in range of library beacons, you automatically receive targeted information right to your smartphone. For example -- when you walk in the front doors, you might get updates about your account; in the Children's Room, you receive notifications about upcoming children's programs; or when you near the library cafe, you get information about daily specials.

- You can save the information, or forward it to a friend.

 

Beacons are devices that interact with a customer's smartphone and are designed to enhance the shopping experience. Some...

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An intro to beacons with links to articles about how libraries are experimenting with them to bring new services to patrons.

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Gartner identifies top strategic 2015 tech trends

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Gartner has released its predictions for the top 10 technology trends that will be strategic for most organisations in 2015. - Information and Technology news middle east

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5 tech trends that will dominate CES 2015

5 tech trends that will dominate CES 2015 | More TechBits | Scoop.it

From the connected home to virtual reality, CES 2015 will be a showcase for some of the biggest trends in tech:

1. Rise of the smart home

2. 4K everything

3. Wearables get smarter

4. Connected car 2.0

5. Virtual reality gets real.


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How to avoid copyright trouble when using online images

How to avoid copyright trouble when using online images | More TechBits | 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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Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google

Google Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum – Know your web – Good to Know – Google | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Google has partnered with child safety experts at iKeepSafe, and also worked with educators themselves to develop lessons that will work in the classroom, are appropriate for kids, and incorporate some of the best advice and tips that Google's security team has to offer.

Class 1: Become an Online SleuthClass 2: Manage your Digital FootprintClass 3: Identify Tricks and Scams Online
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Making Your Space: Creators and Makers in the Library

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Join this webinar to learn how to grow a maker space or creation space in your library.
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Maker Movement Reinvents Education - Newsweek

Newsweek Maker Movement Reinvents Education Newsweek Over the past few years, so-called “makerspaces” have cropped up in cities and small towns worldwide—often in affiliation with libraries, museums and other community centers, as well as in public...
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QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools.net

QR Code Treasure Hunt Generator from classtools.net | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Design a QR Code 'Treasure Hunt' to get students using their mobile devices to move and to learn
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What is a StoryMob?

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StoryMobs are where great kids’ books meet flash mobs with a dash of Mardi Gras thrown in.  A story mob is inspired by an exceptional children’s book and allows for participation in a variety of wa...
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Makerspace Resources

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A page of makerspace resources (compiled by the author of Makerspaces: A Practical Guide for Librarians)

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162 Future Jobs – The Video

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» 162 Future Jobs – The Video | Don't get Blindsided by the Future

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8 Awesome Ways Libraries Are Making Learning Fun - Huffington Post

8 Awesome Ways Libraries Are Making Learning Fun - Huffington Post | More TechBits | Scoop.it
I encourage you to check out your local library and see what they're up to. I think you'll be impressed -- and more than a little surprised -- by what they're doing.
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15 Uses of Beacons in Education

An overview of the uses of beacons in education.
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15 Uses of Beacons in Education

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7 Delaware public libraries have 3D printers - Technical.ly Delaware

7 Delaware public libraries have 3D printers - Technical.ly Delaware | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Why Delaware libraries are catching the technology bug.
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6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future

6 tech trends for 2015 that will change our future | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Advancements in nanotechnology, robots, batteries and more could transform how we work and live.

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Watch out for big data, flexible screens, robots, artificial intelligence, and nanotech 

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Emerging Technology Trends for 2015

Emerging technology trends for 2015. Lots of really cool stuff here! I presented this at the Internet Librarian 2014 conference.

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Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library | Library as Incubator Project

Behind the Scenes of the Yahara Music Library | Library as Incubator Project | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Kelly Hiser is back on the site today to share more info on what went into creating the Yahara Music Library– work that has bloomed into a new startup that will create a software-as-service model for libraries to create their own local music collections! Be sure to take a look at the license and collection development documents Kelly shares, and check out all of her posts in this series 


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Beyond bookshelves: Meet your public library's robots

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The Westport, Ct. library has two robots that patrons can learn how to program.
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Millions of historical images posted to Flickr

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An academic is posting millions of historical photos and illustrations to Flickr where they can be searched and copied without charge.
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NCSU Libraries Mobile Scavenger Hunt: Instruction Support Services: NCSU Libraries

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"The NCSU Libraries Mobile Scavenger Hunt is a unique, interactive way to introduce students to the sometimes overwhelming library environment. Students are assembled into teams and given fifteen questions about the Libraries' spaces, services, and collections. In this fast-paced game, they have just 25 minutes to answer as many questions as they can."

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Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego?: An Interactive Library Mystery Game | Lafayette College Library · Lafayette College

Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego?: An Interactive Library Mystery Game | Lafayette College Library · Lafayette College | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Neat idea for a QR code program!

 

"Lafayette’s team of stellar librarians (the PRA Team) fingered Carmen using an array of library tools. Now you need to find the secret location where Carmen stashed the sword before she has time to move it again. Luckily, Carmen left clues for her henchman about the sword’s whereabouts. Your task is simple: pursue Carmen’s trail by visiting stations located throughout the library. By enlisting the help of librarians at each station, you will be given clues that will lead you to the Marquis’ sword. Along the way, you may just learn some useful tips about using the libraries."

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Mesa libraries pilot innovative technologies, programs

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For years, libraries have been on the leading edge when it comes to piloting new technologies, but as libraries' offerings have evolved, their marketing and branding efforts haven't necessarily kept pace.
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Thinkspot, Hotspot, coffee cart, Stuff-brary, and Code Club -- some neat ideas!

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