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New Toolkit Brings Patron Centered Design to Libraries

New Toolkit Brings Patron Centered Design to Libraries | TechLib | Scoop.it
Libraries are vital community spaces. But many face shrinking budgets. They also face an increasingly-digital landscape, which requires new approaches to stay relevant.

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | TechLib | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.

 

 

Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available tostudents wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students thepower of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala.


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Greg Alchin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:07 AM

considered reimagining of purpose & processe in response to technological & cultural change.

Janet Burstall's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:05 PM

Not strictly curation - but includes student compilation of content, so here it is.

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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | TechLib | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times

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Marketing Colleges's curator insight, October 21, 2013 2:45 PM

These are the roles of a good tutor . 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 28, 2013 2:50 AM

Librarians and the Digital Age

Freek Kraak's curator insight, October 30, 2013 7:11 AM

"In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever..."

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Research Article: “Libraries as Co-Working Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning” | LJ INFOdocket

Research Article: “Libraries as Co-Working Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning” | LJ INFOdocket | TechLib | Scoop.it

The following article appears in Library Hi-Tech (Vol. 31 No 2).

We’re sharing the full text of the “accepted for publication” version of the article.

Title

Libraries as Co-Working Spaces: Understanding User Motivations and Perceived Barriers to Social Learning

Authors

Mark Bilandzic & Marcus Foth (2013) 

 

Abstract: "This paper aims to inform design strategies for smart space technology to enhance libraries as environments for co-working and informal social learning. The focus is on understanding user motivations, behaviour, and activities in the library when there is no programmed agenda. The study analyses gathered data over five months of ethnographic research at ‘The Edge’ – a bookless library space at the State Library of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, that is explicitly dedicated to co-working, social learning, peer collaboration, and creativity around digital culture and technology. The results present five personas that embody people’s main usage patterns as well as motivations, attitudes, and perceived barriers to social learning. It appears that most users work individually or within pre-organised groups, but usually do not make new connections with co-present, unacquainted users. Based on the personas, four hybrid design dimensions are suggested to improve the library as a social interface for shared learning encounters across physical and digital spaces. The findings in this paper offer actionable knowledge for managers, decision makers, and designers of technology-enhanced library spaces and similar collaboration and co-working spaces."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 16, 2013 6:38 AM

How to improve the library as social learning space! 

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Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Flipping the Library: Tips from Three Pros | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | TechLib | Scoop.it
Three experts shared tech tips and tools during “Flipped School Libraries,” a rapid-fire, dynamic session during The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries (#TDS13) webcast.

 

 

Through the use of innovative technologies and online resources, school libraries can now be available tostudents wherever—and whenever—they need them. “Flipped” or blended learning offers students thepower of personalized instruction, through a mix of virtual and face-to-face interactions, at a student’s own pace. Embracing this concept is a must for student engagement and the future of the profession, say school librarians Joyce Valenza, Brenda Boyer, and Michelle Luhtala.


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Greg Alchin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:07 AM

considered reimagining of purpose & processe in response to technological & cultural change.

Janet Burstall's curator insight, January 16, 2014 5:05 PM

Not strictly curation - but includes student compilation of content, so here it is.

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The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World

The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World | TechLib | Scoop.it
If there’s anything the editors of BestMastersPrograms.org love more than classes and books, it’s universities and libraries. It’s no surprise, then, that university libraries rank right up there among our favorite places.

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Wow! I can dream...

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Irini Kassidis's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:42 PM

I didn't realise there were so many beautiful libraries around the world.

Lance W. 's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:58 PM

Privileged places and spaces!

Helena Dias's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:30 AM

I love to read and I love to visit libraries.... and I was in some of these ones, sometimes as tourist other times as a student.... 

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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | TechLib | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Love this!

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 28, 2013 2:50 AM

Librarians and the Digital Age

Freek Kraak's curator insight, October 30, 2013 7:11 AM

"In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever..."

Bronwyn Desjardins's curator insight, October 31, 2013 3:50 PM

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