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Ways libraries are becoming the co-social (think co-working with services) platform for their communities
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Public art library opens: El Paso Museum of Art hosts research, reference books - El Paso Times

Public art library opens: El Paso Museum of Art hosts research, reference books - El Paso Times | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"The grant was also used to get basic technology, including three computer stations and wireless service, that can be used in the art library.

While the public can now use the library, its books cannot be checked out.
"These books are just too expensive to be replaced," Tomor said. Books, however, can be loaned to other libraries locally and nationally.
The El Paso Public Library system will provide educational programming at the art museum's library and will restart the museum's film series in September after a three-year hiatus.
Sean McGlynn, director of the city's Museums and Cultural Affairs Department, said the museum's library is a "wonderful addition" to the El Paso community.
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Dionne Mack, the El Paso Public Library director, said the art library "really equalizes access to cultural resources in El Paso for all ages."

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Florida libraries adopt QR codes to offer free music and books - QR Code Press | QR Code Press

Florida libraries adopt QR codes to offer free music and books - QR Code Press | QR Code Press | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Broward County Library FL using QR codes to promote  and access OverDrive and Freegal Music

-- spotted by @johnfoleyjr 

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Puppies In The Library And Social Media

Puppies In The Library And Social Media | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

 "This event is a great example of how social media can be leveraged by libraries and organizations. It’s a tool for listening to your community, responding to your users, promoting relevant services that meet their needs, telling stories, and demonstrating value."

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Now THAT’S a Mobile Library! « Dysart & Jones

Now THAT’S a Mobile Library! « Dysart & Jones | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

http://dysartjones.com/2012/04/meet-lili-library-live-on-tour/

 

Revising a story from April 13th, a new video has been added showing the car's first debut.

  

"This is LiLi – Library Live and On Tour! A “mobile initiative’ LiLi is a 2012 Nissan Cube, designed to deliver the library to people by “shattering stereotypes and misconceptions about library services. LiLi is an adult literacy initiative “targeting folks aged 19+”, first by getting their attention, then prompting conversations, making friends and then offering services.

LiLi, “the coolest little library car you’ll ever see” features:

*undercarriage glow (oh yeah!!)

*the back opens to reveal a mounted 40″ plasma digital display screen (used for online scavenger hunts & demos)

*external sound system, with wireless mic

*built-in bookshelf with giveaway books

*2 laptop computers with 3G connectivity

*2 Kobos & a Sony eReader

*an iPad2 & a Blackberry Playbook

*an Xbox Kinec

*and, of course, the car horn that plays OOOGA!"

"Congrats to Smitty, to Fraser Valley Regional Library [British Columbia], and to all those who have created LiLi. I hope she’s coming to a neighbourhood near you soon!"

-Rebecca Jones

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smitty's comment, April 14, 2012 8:10 PM
more pictures: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.366379433405943.86335.152628108114411&type=1

follow on Twitter: @readlearnplay #librarylive

www.fvrl.ca/play/librarylive.htm
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Growing gardening programs @ your library

American Libraries Magazine highlights gardening programs being offered in American libraries, including Bridgman Public Library (MI) which has a community garden where clients can rent plots and get support from library staff.

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LibraryBox

LibraryBox | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

I usually don't self-promote through my Scoop-it account, but I wanted to share with everyone this very cool tool LibraryBox, a $40 file server in your pocket, developed by Jason Griffey. Jason was a guest on our podcast Bibliotech this week. If you want to listen to our interview you can find it here http://bit.ly/I580UX. All our previous interviews are available at http://dquarium/com/bibliotech and through iTunes just search podcasts for "Bibliotech". 

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Nintendo 3DS and the Louvre « Tame The Web

Nintendo 3DS and the Louvre « Tame The Web | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Not a library, but what a great idea.

"What a great partnership. I’ve been playing Kid Icarus: Uprising on my 3DS for the past few weeks and have been enjoying the experience quite a bit. The 3DS is a neat little system and from what I see here in this video it makes the Louvre experience even cooler."

-Post by Justin Hoenke Tame the Web Contributor

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and our first winner is ...Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada Reno!

and our first winner is ...Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, University of Nevada Reno! | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Profile of  Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center at the University of Nevada Reno by Serial Solutions as part of their National Library Week feature.

Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center includes:

*large-format scanning and digital print production

*"Hands-on training labs meet needs ranging from library workshops and classroom instruction to multi-player computer gaming events."

*"Play Days" which included a "real-life angry birds" and paper airplane construction/flying event events took place on one end of the breezeway [photo above] and a concert

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New Jack Librarian: The library as interface to public space and public self (Leddy Library Lecture)

New Jack Librarian: The library as interface to public space and public self (Leddy Library Lecture) | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Librarians are positioned as perfect hosts of events as we have access to cheap, accessible, and open public space and we are mandated to serve all sectors of our communities. Community events held within libraries ...

--Mita Williams

Presentation notes from Leddy Library Presentation the University of Windsor, which I mentioned previously.

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Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications | American Library Association

Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications | American Library Association | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
U.S. libraries of all types are turning more and more to social media and Web 2.0 applications and tools, using a wide range of applications to connect with customers.

Via Judy O'Connell, Karen du Toit
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TWIL #67: Aaron Schmidt (Design Thinking)

"Design thinking in libraries, A one page website and tedious ebook discussions: some of the topics on this episode of TWIL, your weekly dose of library innovation."

 

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Roselle businesses to offer discounts to library card holders

Roselle businesses to offer discounts to library card holders | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Great idea for business-library partnership, library card as local business discount card:

"Its new program, called “Use Your Roselle Library Card, All Around Town!” will offer card holders free items, services or discounts at participating businesses when they present a library card during September."

--Daily Herald

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Highlighting the Value of Library Use on Checkout Receipt

Highlighting the Value of Library Use on Checkout Receipt | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"Another library in my consortium figured out how to display the total cost of a patron's items on their checkout receipt, and since we never let a good idea go to waste, we adopted it in my library, too.

Basically, it's a little macro that pulls the cost figure from each item's record, adds them all up, and provides a total. We present it in kind of a cutesy context, but the intent is to show people how much they save by using the library. Check it out"

--spotted by Brian Herzog, Swiss Army Librarian

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Tech-Talks at Mesa County Libraries

Tech-Talks at Mesa County Libraries | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Mesa County Libraries CO ("Dream it. Discover it. Do it") offers 30 minute lectures on various technology topics, including an overview of free online classes, selling through eBay, reading recommendation sites and free software.

-- spotted in Tame The Web @mstephens7

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TYIN Tegnestue Architects Build Beautiful Community Library in Bangkok Using Recycled Materials

TYIN Tegnestue Architects Build Beautiful Community Library in Bangkok Using Recycled Materials | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
TYIN Tegnestue Architects, CASE Studio and local people from the Min Buri Old Market Community area in Bangkok turned an old market building into a stunning social Library.

--spotted by @valeriekhoo in INHABITAT.COM

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Services More Meaningful Than Ebooks | The User Experience

"Fortunately, there are examples of libraries creating new and valuable services that may just serve as a template for fresh, more community- responsive services than the current “free bookstore” long-term gamble we’re making."

Aaron Schmidt expands on his comments about ebooks distracting libraries on TWIL #67 (http://vimeo.com/40007644?goback=%2Egmp_3933248%2Egde_3933248_member_106457679/)

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10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future; with examples from Stephen Abram

10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future; with examples from Stephen Abram | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

In honor of School Library Month, check out the ways libraries are going to blossom in the coming years:

* More technology
* Sensory story times
* Better outreach to ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) and ESL (English as a second language) adults and children
* Automation
* Emphasizing community space

* More social media savvy

* Digital media labs

* Electronic outposts

* Crowdsourcing

* More active librarians

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In his post April 26th <http://stephenslighthouse.com/2012/04/26/10-changes-to-expect-from-the-library-of-the-future/>, Stephen Abram supplied some links to supplement the original April 10th post from Online Universities blog:

 

1. More technology <http://www.librarytechnology.org/>;

2. Sensory story times <http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2012/03/sensory-storytime-a-brief-how-to-guide/>;

3. Better outreach to ESOL and ESL adults and children <http://media.nypl.org/nypl_esol_transcript_20120319.pdf>;

4. Automation <http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/education/edlife/the-bibliotech-library-of-the-future-now.html>;

5. Emphasizing community space <http://fridley.patch.com/articles/in-new-initiative-anoka-county-plans-library-of-the-future>;

6. More social media savvy <http://socialnetworkinglibrarian.com/2011/12/29/top-10-social-media-and-libraries-predictions-for-2012/>;

7. Digital media labs <http://youmediachicago.org/>;

8. Electronic outposts <http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/columns/newsmaker/future-libraries-interview-thomas-frey>;

9. Crowdsourcing <http://newjerseyhills.com/madison_eagle/news/madison-library-samples-public-input-on-the-right-path-to/article_321392b4-7e80-11e1-8943-001a4bcf887a.html>;

10. More active librarians <http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/05/the-future-of-the-library.html>;

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Libraries add more to the mix  | ajc.com

Libraries add more to the mix  | ajc.com | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
In the past month at a metro Atlanta public library you could have: listened to a barbershop quartet, taken a yoga or line dancing class, had a soda and a snack, received help preparing your taxes or homework, learned needlepoint, attended an...
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SAADA and the Community-Based Archives Model: What Is a Community-Based Archives Anyway? | South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA)

SAADA and the Community-Based Archives Model: What Is a Community-Based Archives Anyway? | South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA) | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"An example of the difference between how a community-based archive like SAADA and a mainstream institutional repository might treat the same record can be found in the 1907 Letter from A.W. Mangum, Jr. to his mother. The letter, written by a white scientist who witnessed the anti-Indian riots in Bellingham, WA, is housed at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where is it part of a much larger collection of materials documenting 200 years of the Mangum family. While UNC’s finding aid for the collection does a commendable job of mentioning the riots A.W. Mangum, Jr. witnessed, the riots are clearly not the main focus of the description. By contrast, SAADA’S digital copy of the letter (which was graciously made available by UNC), primarily describes the letter as it relates to the Bellingham Riots, groups it with other materials related to the riots, and allows researchers to easily connect between the Letter from A.W. Mangum, Jr. and other materials about anti-Indian violence. In other words, SAADA views the letter through a South Asian lens, while a mainstream repository reflects other interests and has other areas of expertise."

-Michelle Caswell (South Asian American Digital Archive)

via @sxswLAM

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Tweeting for Public Libraries: A TTW Guest Post by Emily Lloyd « Tame The Web

Tweeting for Public Libraries: A TTW Guest Post by Emily Lloyd « Tame The Web | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Some practical Twitter advice for public libraries from Emily Lloyd reposted on TTW originally appearing at http://shelfcheck.blogspot.com/2012/04/some-notes-on-tweeting-for-public.html

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Coworking spaces team with universities to bridge the gap between classroom and practice

Coworking spaces team with universities to bridge the gap between classroom and practice | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"And while the school’s presence at the coworking space adds real-world practicality to the theory of the classroom, the knowledge that flows from the university can assist wizened freelancing veterans working at the space, according to Colin Loretz, founder of Reno Collective. “We have a tremendous amount of latent talent in the area and we see an opportunity in being able to help people take theoretical knowledge and apply it to much more real-world situations,” Lorentz says. To this end, the members also teach each other. “Everyone who has a hand in running the coworking space or teaching a class, does something else for a living and is a master of their own craft so we are able to deliver classes on the bleeding edge of the industries and technologies we focus on,” he said."

-- Jessica Stillman for Gigaom

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Help Me Write a Job Description: Publisher of Community « Tame The Web

"“I foresee the day in the near future when librarians spend the majority of their time working with community members and community organizations making their content accessible: where acquisitions is a matter of production, not purchasing. The future of libraries (and librarians) is in becoming publishers of the community.”

-R David Lankes' Atlas of New Librarianship

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"With all of this in mind, I want to find someone who can:

1. Capture content: I am thinking digitally (video, images, blog posts, etc), but I am not quite sure. This may also be more along the lines of publishing. But, I am not really thinking about an archivist. Maybe…
2. Think like an activist: see my past TTW post
3. Act with the sensibility of a journalist: I envision someone who can develop content following a process similar to that of a journalist developing a story. This is someone who can write (create?) information that engages the community in discussion around important issues facing our campus & region.
4. Help instill meta-literacy skills in our information literacy program: We have built a solid information literacy program on our campus, but it is largely focused on traditional research skills. While this is still relevant, we have a need to expand our conceptualization of information literacy.
5. Work with students and faculty within and outside of the classroom: Ideally, this person would be able to speak the language of the classroom, so she or he would understand assessment, classroom management, and the instructional design process.
"I am not sure about a job title: Community" Publishing Librarian, Meta-Literacy Librarian, Digital Content Librarian,???"

 -- Troy Swanson

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Hidden Freebies at Your Local Library -- The Bargainist

Hidden Freebies at Your Local Library -- The Bargainist | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

A survey of "freebies" at local libraries in the US by The Barginist

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The Future of the Future: Why smart cities need smart libraries: Stories from the Alaskan frontier

The Future of the Future:  Why smart cities need smart libraries: Stories from the Alaskan frontier | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"Speaking of community, we've mentioned in previous articles that the library of the future will more closely resemble a coffee shop atmosphere than quiet halls filled with stacks of books."

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"As things now stand, the chances of all those pieces coming into alignment are slim to none. But it doesn't have to be that way. Just like the small coffee shop in Alaska, the smart library will serve as a knowledge broker engaged in locating qualified sources of critical knowledge to solve a particular problem, including stories showing hows and whys, pitfalls to avoid, and help with connecting all the dots."

--Ken Wheaton and Art Murray (KMWorld magazine)

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