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Museum 2.0: Guest Post: Radical Collaboration - Tools for Partnering with Community Members

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Some great guidelines/tools to begin and sustain those partnerships with your community, and while its written from a Museum perspective, equally valuable for public librarians. Since how can we be responsive, if we are not willing to listen and act with our communities.

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Stronger, more resilient communities: how libraries deliver | Libraries Taskforce

Stronger, more resilient communities: how libraries deliver | Libraries Taskforce | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Update and news from the Libraries Taskforce
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Great four  examples to prove their idea, including North Ormesby Community Hub, Middlesbrough which I think is the first to include a boxing ring, as well as kitchen and community spaces. 
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Pack in the fun with Nature Backpacks - ALSC Blog

Pack in the fun with Nature Backpacks - ALSC Blog | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

For the past two years, the Vancouver Community Library has partnered with our local branch of the United States Forest Service to checkout nature backpacks to patrons. 

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With the National Parks system anniversary in the States this year, and our own Parks Canada preparing for free admission next year for Canada's 150, it is nice to see libraries encouraging nature education. These Nature  Backpacks from Vancouver Community Library IL and the WildCO app developed in partnership with Mesa County Libraries CO (http://www.nbc11news.com/content/news/Local-libraries-connect-outdoor-exploration-with-wildlife-education.html) are models which can be adopted on either side of the border.
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City’s smallest library makes a big impact

City’s smallest library makes a big impact | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Find out why the Carnegie Branch of the Vancouver Public Library is the third busiest in the city.
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Great profile of the smallest branch of the Vancouver Public Library, the Carnegie branch located downtown, which has the third highest circulation for that city's public library system. A valued component of its community, Carnegie Branch proves, once again, size doesn't matter as much as heart.
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Like a Dickie Dee bike, but with books! Winnipeg's 'Book Bike' a mini-library on wheels

Like a Dickie Dee bike, but with books! Winnipeg's 'Book Bike' a mini-library on wheels | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
It may look like it's selling ice cream, but a special bike rolling around central Winnipeg this summer is actually carrying more than 100 books that you can borrow on the spot.
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Love this idea! 
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Bima Microlibrary / SHAU Bandung

Bima Microlibrary / SHAU Bandung | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
The Microlibrary is located at Taman Bima, Bima Street in Bandung in a small square in a Kampung neighborhood near the airport. Th
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Great local option to bring literacy where it might have the greatest impact in a compact 160 sq metres. Currently run by an NG), it hopes to be volunteer run by itse local community.
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Bringing people together in memories

Bringing people together in memories | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Victoria Treadway et al report on an NHS/public library partnership project between Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Wirral Council to support the wellbeing of people living with dementia, creating reminiscence boxes which are available in public libraries and in the local acute hospital.
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These reminiscence boxes are available through public libraries, demonstrated great committment to aging community, as much as lunch programs and internet access do. Wonderful.
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Tweet from @KVILLARREAL_TX

Tweet from @KVILLARREAL_TX | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Having fun launching our 2nd @PerotMuseum TECH Truck - mobile innovation lab - at Arcadia Park Library in SW Dallas! https://t.co/0SjujhAi2K
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What a great photograph of the continuning community outreach ...and technology from Dallas.
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Farm to Table via Your Library :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach

Farm to Table via Your Library :: VBgov.com - City of Virginia Beach | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
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Love when public libraries invest back into their communities, like the award-winning Virginia Beach Public Library.
FULL DISCLOSURE: my own library is doing a similar project with a farmer's market taking over our parking lot Tuesdays throughout the summer until our Thanksgiving. 
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Learning Commons &  Libraries: A growing trend... #edtech #libraries #highered #education

Learning Commons &  Libraries: A growing trend... #edtech #libraries #highered #education | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"Our special report "Libraries: The Next Chapter" examines how Nebraska libraries are keeping up with changes in technology and consumer demands. In this story, NET News reporter Ben Bohall takes us to the changing academic landscape of the college library"


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Marcel Breuer's Central Library in Atlanta Faces Demolition Threat

Marcel Breuer's Central Library in Atlanta Faces Demolition Threat | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Like many Brutalist buildings in America, the Central Library in Atlanta by Marcel Breuer is facing demolition, reports The Architect's Newspaper. Completed in 1980 with a 300-seat theater, restaurant and 1 million books, the building exemplifies Breuer’s sensibilities, with its bush-hammered concrete panels and Bauhaus-inspired forms. However, over the years the building has fallen into disrepair, with its theater closing in the mid-1990s, and the restaurant closing a few years later. In 2002, the city spent $5 million on restoration. Even so, in 2008, voters approved a $275 million bond referendum, which included a proposal to replace the library by Breuer with another. Despite protests from preservationists, the building’s future is uncertain, with voters clearly calling for a new library building.

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America is being brutal to Brutalism with Atlanta's Central Library the next Brutalist to face demolition.
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Libraries serve up farm-to-table community read

Libraries serve up farm-to-table community read | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Libraries link community with farm-to-table movement
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Local libraries team up with farmers to increase awareness of farm-to-table movement. 
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With its first mobile library, Uganda starts to build a reading culture

With its first mobile library, Uganda starts to build a reading culture | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Only 18 percent of third-graders could read a second-grade-level English story, according to a 2013 study. Founder Rosey Sembataya hopes her mobile library will help build 'a generation of book guzzlers.'
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Museums and libraries as co-creators of change

Museums and libraries as co-creators of change | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
A new national research report [PDF] reveals the catalytic role that libraries and museums are playing in rebuilding troubled neighborhoods. These important "anchor institutions" are helping drive economic, educational and social efforts to raise the standard of living in their surrounding neighborhoods.
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Examples of these new "anchor institutions" are highlighted in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis–Saint Paul.
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Architecture’s Pivotal Role in the Future of K 12 Learning (EdSurge News)

Architecture’s Pivotal Role in the Future of K 12 Learning (EdSurge News) | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
What does the future of learning look like? If we apply principles from architecture, learning should be flexible, collaborative, sustainable, and filled with daylight.School buildings and their learning environments have remained relatively static over time. The majority of our schools are decades
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We have learnt so much about the psychological and emotional impact of built environments since Whyte's research. We have Happy Cities and workplaces which look more like idealized daycare centres while most classrooms, and can I say, public learning institutions like libraries are trapped in their era. It is good to remind us that architecture also effects how we learn.
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Librarian + Internet = Better Tomatoes

With the help of free Internet in the local library, the village of Synkiv in Ukraine has doubled its tomato production. The featured library receive

Via Miguel Mimoso Correia
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Great example of public access to libraries providing economic boost to its community, here the tomato production of a rural Ukrainian village. 
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This beautiful outdoor micro-library can pop up anywhere

This beautiful outdoor micro-library can pop up anywhere | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
WTA Architecture and Design Studio wants to reinvent the library.
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You would have had to read almost all the way through this post about the Book Shop library in the Philippines to discover that it was anything more than an overgrown "Little Free Library"; but there it was "The library also holds three events per week, like open mic nights ...", a truly social library interacting with its community. Nothing said about who is doing the programming though.
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Community Central | Library by Design, Spring 2016

Community Central | Library by Design, Spring 2016 | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
When the recession hit pause on the plans Kansas’s Wichita Public Library (WPL) had to replace its aging central building, library leaders used the opportunity to tap into community feedback. As a result, the replacement will offer features and services tailored to patrons’ needs and will support the city as it moves into the future by fostering civic growth and engagement.

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Little Library Van promotional video

A short video showing and promoting our amazing new community service, our Little Library Van. Taking stories and fun into our communities.
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Mobile library from Stoke-on-Trent
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Waynesboro Public Library hosts third Comic Con style event

Waynesboro Public Library hosts third Comic Con style event | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Friday evening at Waynesboro Public Library, it wasn't about checking out the books, it was about kids coming together to interact with one another while wearing costumes and enjoying the comics.
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Tweet from @erickplumb

Tweet from @erickplumb | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Folks drinking wine and painting at the #library. https://t.co/OijZn1027B
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I think the caption speaks volumes.
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NXT City Talks | Off the Ground

NXT City Talks | Off the Ground | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Eventbrite - NXT City presents NXT City Talks | Off the Ground - Monday, 27 June 2016 at Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON. Find event and ticket information.
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Good opportunity to listen and help shape our urban public spaces.

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Multimedia Library l’Alpha / loci anima

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Completed in 2015 in Angoulême, France. Images by Philippe Le Roy. In a context of the increasing use of virtual media, loci anima has delivered the Angoulême Alpha media library. Built on the site of
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Appreciate projects where public libraries are seen as ways to revitalize underutilized or neglected urban spaces in communities. Cleveland Public Library's Literary Lots and Aahus' Dokk1 Library come quickly to mind as examples: now Multimedia Library l"Apha in Angoulême, France can be added to that growning list. Then the architects loci anima goes out of their way to bring delight to their library by locating an interior slide!
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Take Public-Space Projects Into Your Own Hands With the Help of This New Digital Library

Take Public-Space Projects Into Your Own Hands With the Help of This New Digital Library | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
The People’s Design Library gives neighbors the reins on public-space projects.
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Profile of work done by the Texas-based nonprofit buildingcommunityWORKSHOP towards bringing design thinking to community place-making. Great resouce to allow public libraries and other civic institutions to bridge the divide between them and their clients with common language and process.
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Indigitization program aims to preserve aboriginal history

Indigitization program aims to preserve aboriginal history | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Even if aboriginal oral history is recorded, it still might need a second step to ensure it’s saved.
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"UNBC announced Thursday the Northern B.C. Archives and Special Collections would be forming "a unique partnership" with the University of British Columbia's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, as well as UBC's museum of anthropology and library and archival studies departments. The archives have bought a digitizing kit so communities can come to them for help converting their oral archives into a future-friendly format."  
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Buy Land for a Dollar! Converting Vacant Lots Into Public Space

Buy Land for a Dollar! Converting Vacant Lots Into Public Space | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
See how, through the Large Lot Program and The Available City, architects are reimagining Chicago’s vacant lots as examples of thriving public space.
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One plan for these vacant lots is creating KTC 234, a 24 hour global classroom or Knowledge Trading Centre (from Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido at JAHN and German architect and structural engineer Werner Sobek) -- sounds like a library!
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One plan for these vacant lots is creating KTC 234, a 24 hour global classroom or Knowledge Trading Centre (from Francisco Gonzalez-Pulido at JAHN and German architect and structural engineer Werner Sobek) -- sounds like a library!