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Ways libraries are becoming more than socially responsive and resilent for their communities
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Libraries of the Future: Abandoning the Stacks for a Multimedia Wonderland - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Libraries of the Future: Abandoning the Stacks for a Multimedia Wonderland - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Many predicted that the rise of the digital book would signal the demise of the library. But the opposite has been the case.
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Liberal whingers are wrong - we should shut our libraries - Telegraph

Liberal whingers are wrong - we should shut our libraries - Telegraph | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

Voices of our critics must be heard and addressed. It's when they stop talking about us, we become irrelevant and die. Like the great response by @walkyouhome at http://laurensmith.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/just-another-liberal-whinger/

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A Walk Through the Vancouver Public Library | Disruptive Library Technology Jester

"I don’t remember encountering a library before that had so much signage for the library as well as places for the community to post information."

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Retiring Guy's Digest: New Haven Free Public Library Restores ...

Retiring Guy's Digest: New Haven Free Public Library Restores ... | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"Saturday branch hours had to be cut because of layoffs that left the library system short of workers, officials said.

But there was a polite yet driving uprising among the library crowd, and the mayor and Board of Aldermen responded by restoring funds, said New Haven Free Public Library Executive Director Christopher Korenowsky."

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Libraries and learning communities | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Director Lee Rainie gave a keynote address at the Internet Librarian conference that examined the potential role librarians can play in “learning communities” – both physical and virtual.
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E-reader Bar Opens in @One « Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center News

E-reader Bar Opens in @One « Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center News | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"Which prompts the question: how well do our digital content collections play on mobile devices?

Rather than leaving you in the unenviable position of discovering that through trial and error (and a potentially large investment), the UNR Libraries have procured several different e-readers and tested how they work with our digital content."

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PRAC at Pickering's Living Library 2011

PineRidge Arts Council members and Pickering Library supporters became "living books" for this exciting event. Participating artists: Martha Brown, Mary Cook...
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Public Libraries: A New Type of Town Square | Saltwater Connections

Introduction to Social Media for Festivals and Events ... With the nation in recession, Americans are visiting their local public libraries more often and taking advantage of the free services they provide with greater frequency.
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New York’s Public Architecture Gets a Face-Lift

New York’s Public Architecture Gets a Face-Lift | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
In a shift from a time when the city hired only the lowest bidders for projects, dozens of new city buildings have been designed by gifted architects.
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What can libraries learn from retail?

What can libraries learn from retail? | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"I’ve just finished reading Paco Underhill’s book Why we buy: the science of shopping, which was recommended during Rachel Van Riel’s talk at the CoFHE conference earlier this year. It’s a fascinating book for anyone interested in marketing, retail or human behaviour.

...I thought I’d share some of my initial thoughts on how the browsing experience could be improved in libraries"

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iCommons: The Library Evolved -- THE Journal

iCommons: The Library Evolved -- THE Journal | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
This is the first in a three-part series focused on the changing role of the K-12 library.
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Montreal's Grande Bibliothèque: How to stay in circulation

Montreal's Grande Bibliothèque: How to stay in circulation | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
From students with dreadlocks to young mothers in hijabs, every culture in the urban mosaic seemed to be represented.
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Children's Library Discovery Center: Queens' youngest readers find science in the stacks

Children's Library Discovery Center: Queens' youngest readers find science in the stacks | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
It's hard to remember to use your liary voice when examining bugs up close with a giant magnifying glass.
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Ottawa can learn Halifax library lesson

Ottawa can learn Halifax library lesson | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"In Halifax, the public participation started before there was a plan. That's right, no plan.
Instead, the library, together with consultants and an architect, asked people what they wanted in a new central library, and they seemed to really want to know.

The answers aren't what you might expect."

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Library Lab

Library Lab | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

"Library Labs are community centers for annotation, classification, creation, curation, digitization, education, publication, and media production."

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At Zuccotti Park, a People's Library - City Limits Magazine - CityLimits.org

At Zuccotti Park, a People's Library - City Limits Magazine - CityLimits.org | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
At Zuccotti Park, a People's Library The library holds over 1,200 books from an array of genres, including politics, poetry, religion, gender studies, foreign language, and science fiction.
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Residents chance to make up lost time at Bromsgrove Library

Residents chance to make up lost time at Bromsgrove Library | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
TO celebrate the clocks going back, residents are being encouraged to make up for lost time at Bromsgrove Library.
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What is a Library Future?

"Welcome to What is a Library Future?, a forum for discussion, speculation, questions and learning for Calgary Public Library staff, and others interested in the possibilities and challenges ahead for Libraries"

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Library Offering Free Halloween Costume Exchange - Patch.com

Library Offering Free Halloween Costume Exchange - Patch.com | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Library Offering Free Halloween Costume ExchangePatch.comYou can swap out their old ones for costumes at the Palm Harbor Library. By Sunde Farquhar Here's a budget-friendly option for Halloween.
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Coworking at the Public Library

Coworking at the Public Library | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Like a free desk to do work at your public library? In some towns, you can have one if you contribute some time to serving the public in some way.
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Litontour | International Festival of Authors Ontario

Litontour | International Festival of Authors Ontario | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it

On the road to a library near you with the International Festival of Authors

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R. David Lankes on what “improve society” means in the mission library statement…09.23.11

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Design thinking for library experiences

Guest lecture for Masters of Information Technology (Library and Information Science) subject INN533 I Information Organizations and Management, San Jose State... from @zaanahoward

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Digital library aims to expand kids' media literacy – USATODAY.com

Digital library aims to expand kids' media literacy – USATODAY.com | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
RT @USATeducation: Are digital libraries in our future?
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Abandoned Factory Library Greenhouse | Walking Paper

Abandoned Factory Library Greenhouse | Walking Paper | SocialLibrary | Scoop.it
Yesterday I enjoyed a behind the scenes look at the Biblioteca Vasconcelos' greenhouse and it is amazing.
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