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Popup Libraries!

Popup Libraries! | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
PLG@Simmons is opening its own popup locker library this fall! Take a look at these pins to learn about mini libraries all over the world.
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A Teenagers Haven

A Teenagers Haven | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
Many teenagers tend to stray away from the library as it can be deemed ‘uncool’. However, the Teens Mezzanine at Pasir Ris public library could draw them back into the fold.
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Designing Libraries - Designing Libraries

Designing Libraries - Designing Libraries | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
The centre for library design and innovation: a resource for library planning and design, a database of library buildings and a marketplace for services.
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The 2015 Kids and Family Reading Report from http://www.facebook.com/ScholasticUK

A national survey of children and their parents exploring attitudes and behaviors around reading books for fun.
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IMLS Focus: Engaging Communities report available

Prepared by OCLC Research, this report summarizes the June 2015 IMLS forum and offers insight into how libraries and their partners can develop community-driven projects. #oclcresearch #imlsfocus
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Reinventing the public value of libraries - Cube Group

Reinventing the public value of libraries - Cube Group | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
No longer a straight forward repository for books, modern libraries have reinvented themselves to meet the needs of a new generation.

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The New Placemakers | New Landmark Libraries 2015

The New Placemakers | New Landmark Libraries 2015 | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it

Welcome to the latest round of the New Landmark Libraries (NLL). It’s been four years since the NLL project launched, first identifying 20 public libraries and the following year seven academic libraries from nationwide to help inform and inspire those facing the opportunity of renovating or building a new library. This year, LJ returns to the public library arena to pinpoint the most exciting public libraries completed since that initial foray. 


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Margie Teaches Libstudies's curator insight, June 6, 9:51 PM
Great to see some Australian libraries featuring on an international stage.

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8 Awesome Ways Libraries Are Making Learning Fun

8 Awesome Ways Libraries Are Making Learning Fun | Libraries of the Future | 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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Year in Architecture 2014: Commons Sense

Year in Architecture 2014: Commons Sense | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
The library construction projects completed between July 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, seem to have found common purpose around a common theme: community. As such, many of the 16 academic projects and 84 public library capital efforts find themselves at the center of their respective neighborhoods. Whether large or small, on an expansive budget or a shoestring, these facilities strengthen ties among their constituencies and between learning and entertainment.
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Scott Nicholson - Professor, Games, Informal Learning, Gamification, Speaker, Consultant

Scott Nicholson - Professor, Games, Informal Learning, Gamification, Speaker, Consultant | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
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Find a collection of his writings on games in the library and strategies for meaningful gamification.

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Blue-Ribbon Libraries | Library by Design

Blue-Ribbon Libraries | Library by Design | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
The Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) , a division of the American Library Association (ALA), and the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) honored the winners of the 2014 Library Interior Design Awards at ALA’s annual conference held in Las Vegas in June. Over 200 entries were reviewed, and many of this year’s 19 winners have a vibrant and functional design that takes into consideration that libraries are more than ever a gathering space for their community.

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schmidt hammer lassen architects – frontpage

Welcome to schmidt hammer lassen architects website. With more than 25 years experience, schmidt hammer lassen architects is one of Scandinavia’s most recognised, award-winning architectural practice committed to innovative and sustainable design
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A Travel Library Designed to Inspire Wanderlust | Spoon & Tamago

A Travel Library Designed to Inspire Wanderlust | Spoon & Tamago | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
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Because libraries are not just about the books but rather the experience of reading a book, being inspired and of course, going places - I once read a quote and it said "To far away places and long ago times, that's where I can go with a book in my hand" and it has stayed with me through the years.

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Materials Shift | Materials Survey 2014

Materials Shift | Materials Survey 2014 | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
As budgets fracture, both book and ebook circ statistics provide insights into what patrons are reading, as our 2014 materials survey illustrates. DVDs are still hot, too.
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Revamped Pasir Ris Public Library opens

Revamped Pasir Ris Public Library opens | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
The two-level Pasir Ris Public Library at White Sands will be the first mall library in Singapore to have a space managed by teens, for teens. 
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Worked with a great library team and architects to develop this library. It was an extremely fulfilling project. Saving the article here for future personal reference.

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Libraries at the Crossroads

Libraries at the Crossroads | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
Americans believe libraries are important community institutions and profess interest in libraries offering a range of new program possibilities. Yet, even as
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These Public Libraries Are for Snowshoes and Ukuleles

These Public Libraries Are for Snowshoes and Ukuleles | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
Libraries from Maine to California are recasting themselves as hands-on creative hubs where people can learn crafts and experiment with technology like 3-D printers.
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Future Libraries - What Could They Be? - Fields of Activity

Future Libraries - What Could They Be? - Fields of Activity | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
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712 Innovations and the Library

712 Innovations and the Library | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
My library has a really cool partnership with 712 Innovations, and I wanted to share. 712 Innovations is a combined makerspace and coworking space in Topeka, KS. The idea for this space came out of...

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Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design

Tomorrow, Visualized | Library by Design | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
As I got ready to tour the James B. Hunt Jr. ­Library at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, last spring, as part of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) meeting held nearby, the buzz about the newly unveiled building had reached such a level that I expected to find it, however cool, overhyped. It wasn’t. It was exactly the right amount of hyped. “Every corner of the Hunt Library is designed to be memorable and stunning,” the library’s vision claims. Grandiose as that might sound, those corners deliver.
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nickcarman's curator insight, November 20, 2014 7:51 PM

An attempt to build the library of the future with the tech of today.

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Junko Yokota | National Louis University - Academia.edu

Junko Yokota | National Louis University - Academia.edu | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
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A collection of papers written by Junko Yokata who is an authority on print vs digital for children. Recognising good apps, how to use them etc. - important reading for any librarian who works with children.

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ZMOT Ways to Win Shoppers at the Zero Moment of Truth Handbook (2012) – Think with Google

ZMOT Ways to Win Shoppers at the Zero Moment of Truth Handbook (2012) – Think with Google | Libraries of the Future | Scoop.it
Discover strategies and tactics on how to show up at the right place, at the right time and with the right content. Read the study.
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As long as you are marketing any kind of product or service (library books included), this is worth reading.

 

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