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Steal This Idea: How Libraries Can Become Community Publishers | Digital Book World

Here is one good way to turn public libraries into centers for community publishing.

-@natenatenate

Update: Nate Hill has published an extended version on the PLA Blog http://plablog.org/2012/02/a-two-part-plan-to-make-your-library-a-local-publisher.html

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Pima County Public Library hires public health nurse - Tucson Citizen

Pima County Public Library hires public health nurse - Tucson Citizen | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Another great service from Pima County Public Library AZ, partnering with Public Health to become first library in the nation to employ a public health nurse on site. 

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From Twitter: @myRCPL: Use libraries and learn stuff ...

Use libraries and learn stuff... start now at http://t.co/ZjPkE74r #libraries http://t.co/PlmfAO43
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Use libraries and learn stuff...start now at http://t.co/ZjPkE74r #libraries http://t.co/PlmfAO43...

--@myRCPL

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Biggest floating library to dock in Subic Bay [Philippines]

Biggest floating library to dock in Subic Bay [Philippines] | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"MV Logos Hope – known as the largest among the floating libraries of the German-based organization Good Book for All (GBA) – will drop anchor in Subic Bay [The Philippines] on March 15 to April 8, 2012 to bring knowledge, help and hope to local folks, especially children."

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Central Falls library holding clothes give-away - Boston.com

"The public library in Central Falls (RI) that has struggled to keep its doors open is now set to give away clothing collected as part of a charitable drive."

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Battles & Wars (TTW)

"I don’t know about you, but I am fighting the War to make the Library vital to my community and make the community I serve the best in the world."

[...] It is not about books, it is about the community.

I appreciate and admire the people (where do you get the energy?) and organizations fighting the battles, but I am sick of all the kvetching and hopeless hand wringing. Play the long game <http://plablog.org/2012/01/an-ebook-is-not-a-book.html>, go out there and do something awesome, screw ebooks, screw books."

-- Mick Jacobsen

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Library board considers whether it is a "public space" (Library decision on space use by public an open book)

Library board considers whether it is a "public space" (Library decision on space use by public an open book) | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
The Hays Public Library Board of Directors continues to wrestle with creation of a specific policy dealing with library space use.
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Invisible Library Support – Now You Can’t Afford Not to be Social?

Librarians can't afford not to be social - Tony Hirst

 

"If you live by pop tech feed or Twitter, you've probably heard that Google is rolling out a new style of socially powered search results. If not, or if you're still not clear about what it entails..."

 

"...if librarians want to make sure they’re heard by their patrons, they’re going to need to start setting up social profiles, getting their patrons to friend them, and start making content and resource recommendations just anyway in order to make them available as resources that are indexed by patrons’ personal search engines."

 

See also other links from this article.


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Twitter Tales about Libraries

@victoriakole: "The library is wayyy too much fun. #youcomeheretostudy? http://t.co/uQAdNjYV (The library is wayyy too much fun. #youcomeheretostudy?"

 

@Zombiflyboy: "Got this from library today :D http://t.co/Wids0Oqo"

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The Reporter: Library's cafe adds more foods for bookworms

"We don’t get any recipes online, we use my grandmother’s recipes and recipes from early 1900s cookbooks we get at the Friends of the Library book sales,” she added. “We have a peanut butter cookie recipe from the 1900s, a red velvet cake recipe that was my grandmother Helga Jensen’s recipe, and an English toffee that we make from one of Helga’s handwritten 1930s recipes. We also have a lingonberry bar that is a bestseller.”

"We’re going to be adding more Middle Eastern dishes to the menu, like falafel. “Mohammad is from Jordan, so we want to do a bunch of different foods melding those cultures to add to our homemade hummus and vegetarian panini.”

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Best Small Library in America 2012: The Independence Public Library, KS - Library Journal

Best Small Library in America 2012: The Independence Public Library, KS - Library Journal | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Winner of Best Small Library in America 2012, The Independence Public Library, KS, fights to make a difference in its community and isn't shy about telling people about itself.

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LibraryYOU - Sharing Local Knowledge

LibraryYOU - Sharing Local Knowledge | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

(September 28th 2012) Followup to post:

Donna Fedden for Escondido Public Library conducted a TechSoup for Libraries webinar on September 25 which you can hear from here http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/events/from-content-consumers-to-content-creators, as well as resources from TechSoup for Libraries on the topic from here http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/blog/libraries-fostering-content-creation-webinar-follow-up

 

 

"LibraryYOU is a project by the Escondido Public Library to collect and share local knowledge through videos and podcasts.

via Walkingpaper

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this place did not exist last time i was here

pstamatiou's photo on Instagram..."Undergraduate Learning Commons"


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Great libraries from little seeds grow: Gardeners helping build collections in County system

Great libraries from little seeds grow: Gardeners helping build collections in County system | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Another great example of a seed library, this time sponsored by the Pima County Public Library AZ

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Library Parties Like It's 1887 -- & Beyond 2012 | New Haven Independent

Library Parties Like It's 1887 -- & Beyond 2012  |  New Haven Independent | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

New Haven Free Public Library CT celebrates 125th anniversary with Mardi Gras Party and a positive look to the future with new branding. "Customers" will be greeted to new tag lines like  “unleashing potential” and “creating community."  City Librarian Christopher Korenowsky commented to the New Haven Independent,  “Priority is to craft an exemplary customer experience.” [...] “We compete for people’s time and attention. Free time is at a premium. We can’t be different from any other industry.”

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Public Library Renovations Get Underway

Public Library Renovations Get Underway | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Prince George Public Library adds more space for computers with floating deck called the SkyLab

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Cedar Grove Library appeals to broader audience with new initiatives - NorthJersey.com

Cedar Grove Library appeals to broader audience with new initiatives - NorthJersey.com | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"Everyone knows that they can find books, videos and newspapers at their local library. But who would have thought they could also access baking pans, Nintendo Wii games, and Jenga?"

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Longview Library opens new iMac lab - KETK

Longview Library opens new iMac lab - KETK | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
" When Peggy Coghlan raised the first million dollars that started the Longview Public Library 25 years ago, her motto was “a first class library for a first class city.” "
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Library forums planned - Russellville Courier

Library forums planned - Russellville Courier | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

The Pope County Library Board discussed the importance of including community involvement from all four city branches in the development and design process for the proposed new Pope...
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A New Chapter Begins: Renovated Loveland Public Library increases space ... - ReporterHerald.com

A New Chapter Begins: Renovated Loveland Public Library increases space ... - ReporterHerald.com | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Newly renovated Loveland Public Library CO includes drive-through check-out and book lockers for after hour retrieval.

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New annual event highlights public library assets | ReminderNews

New annual event highlights public library assets | ReminderNews | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
The first “Take Your Child to the Library” day was the idea of Nadine Lipman, a children's librarian in Waterford, Conn. Lipman thought the event would be a good way to promote everything that public libraries have to offer, as well as a way to encourage parents to spend time with their children and books.

--Jim Bennett

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Speed dating goes literary

Speed dating goes literary | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"You are Read Dating.

"The [Vancouver Public Library] tried this out for the first time this winter: a book-club/speed-dating hybrid, where singles rotate around the room, spending four minutes each with about 20 others, all armed with a favourite book (or DVD or CD) to break the ice; something to help fill in those awkward pre-first-date gaps."

-Globe and Mail spotted by @Libraryfey

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Library360 – a new Video Series for my Library | David Lee King

Library360 – a new Video Series for my Library | David Lee King | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"Here’s the first video for Library360, a new video series for my library. Our goals are pretty simple (or lofty): to introduce our library’s customers to the library – our services, staff, etc. All the cool stuff the library does that doesn’t always get noticed."

David Lee King

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Cooking class brings new audience to library

Cooking class brings new audience to library | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
The Glen Ellyn Public Library hosted its first cooking class for 20-and 30-somethings Wednesday night as part of a program intended to draw more young adults to the library.
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