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Leadership in a Digital Age > #libraries| American Libraries Magazine

Leadership in a Digital Age > #libraries| American Libraries Magazine | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

By Maureen Sullivan

Libraries are laboratories for deep learning

 

The increasingly digital context brings challenges and opportunities for librarians, library staff, archivists, and museum professionals. New roles and the competencies required to perform them are evolving. One overriding role for all of us is that of the leader. The complexity of the changes we experience leads to many unfamiliar situations in which deep learning is necessary to successfully work through the problems and challenges. Scholar Warren Bennis calls these “crucible” experiences.


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The importance of leadership to tackle the issues of the Digital Age in libraries!

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What is Cloud Computing and How will it Affect Libraries?

What is Cloud Computing and How will it Affect Libraries? | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

In an era of shrinking budgets, it gets harder with each passing year to justify the purchase and maintenance of servers that aren’t in use almost all the time. Cloud computing offers price savings due to economies of scale and the fact that you’re only paying for the resources you actually use...

A provisional attempt by Chris Peters to give the big picture...

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Google+ hangouts for libraries

Google+ hangouts for libraries | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Google+ hangouts have many benefits for a library or information service, and ... it was time to take a little more of a look at what the functionality is, together with ways in which it can be used.

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Dia de los ninos, Dia de los Libros | Dia! Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books

Dia de los ninos, Dia de los Libros | Dia! Many Children, Many Cultures, Many Books | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children's Day/Book Day), is a celebration every day of children, families, and reading that culminates yearly on April 30. The celebration emphasizes the importance of advocating literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds.

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Cloud Computing for Libraries | The Tech Set

Cloud Computing for Libraries | The Tech Set | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Cloud computing helps libraries shift away from owning and operating local servers to Web-based services. This book equips you with the information and practical advice needed to evaluate the many opportunities to take advantage of cloud computing...

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Networked libraries serving networked patrons | Pew Research Center

Director Lee Rainie's speech at the Biblionext conference in Rome, Italy at the "Digital Omnivores: Libraries and New Learning Communities...

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Libraries as Community Publishers: How to Turn the Tables, by Peter Brantley

Libraries as Community Publishers: How to Turn the Tables, by Peter Brantley | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Libraries as Community Publishers: How to Turn the Tables http://t.co/C1tYsCQO via @OUPAcademic #publishing #books...

 

"This is just one option among many possibilities available to public libraries. I am not naive about the need for a library publishing imprint to have at least a basic supporting staff at a time when budgets are tight. But it is at least within arms reach, and it provides opportunities for librarians to grow and engage in new services that have a stronger future than those dealing with analog culture. Having one foot in the community and one in the network, libraries can help define a new cultural commons."


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