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Pop-Up Cubic Libraries : The Mobile Library Project

Pop-Up Cubic Libraries : The Mobile Library Project | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

The Mobile Library Project - ‘The Mobile Library Project’ is an educational initiative that aims to make reading more accessible in Seoul. 


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Great initiative!

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EDC Helps Establish 80 Mobile Libraries in Rwanda, by Sean Yi

EDC Helps Establish 80 Mobile Libraries in Rwanda, by Sean Yi | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Connecting educators in the developing world to news, information, resources, and each other. Make Education for Development Awesome!
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>> And elsewhere in the world libraries are being built:

 

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The Education Development Center (EDC), an international NGO based in the US, is helping to establish at least 80 mobile libraries in Rwanda. The project aims to address the alarming lack of reading materials in the country and is expected to be completed by 2016.

The project falls under the Rwanda Literacy, Language, and Learning Initiative (L3), an organization which aims to improve education in Rwanda between grades one and four. L3 focuses primarily on increasing math and reading scores. The initiative aims to make reading and math instructional materials available, and to strengthen English language skills through interactive audio programs. L3 is expected to reach approximately 1.5 million students and nearly 30,000 teachers, while offering one million new teaching and learning materials to Rwandan schools."

 

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Mobile Libraries - Model Projects - Goethe-Institut 

Mobile Libraries - Model Projects - Goethe-Institut  | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Dagmar Giersberg:

"More than 100 buses and lorries can be seen chugging around suburbs and rural areas throughout Germany, bringing library services to people living far away from the nearest city or local library.
Welcome to Heilbronn Mobile Library, where you will be greeted by a bright and cheerful room, white shelves – some cheekily arranged in asymmetrical fashion – filled with books, CDs and DVDs, a light-blue floor and red seating, not to mention a reading mat in a window recess."

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10 most extraordinary mobile libraries

10 most extraordinary mobile libraries | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
From donkey-drawn trolleys to huge ships, these contemporary mobile libraries are born out of passion, creativity and determination.
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Inspiring libraries! Some we have seen before, but some not!

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Shelf life: Missoula library's Web on Wheels brings tech help to doorsteps - The Missoulian

Shelf life: Missoula library's Web on Wheels brings tech help to doorsteps - The Missoulian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
"Shelf life: Missoula library's Web on Wheels brings tech help...
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By Ira Sather-Olson for the Missoulian

Hop on the Missoula Public Library’s Web on Wheels (W.O.W.) bus at one of its scheduled stops this month and you can take advantage of a new service it’s offering that covers basic computer maintenance techniques.

You can learn how to set up free virus scan programs, clean up your hard drive, compress your memory, delete old programs and more."

 

>>Änother great service to consider for libraries!

 

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Doug Mirams's curator insight, December 12, 2012 6:43 AM

Another innovative example of expanding mobile library outreach into a community, this time assisting clients with basic computer skills.

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Mobile library carts introduced to provide jobs for older job seekers - Channel NewsAsia

Mobile library carts introduced to provide jobs for older job seekers - Channel NewsAsia | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Mobile library carts provides access to residents, especially parents waiting for their children to finish classes at community club, and provides temporary 6-month employment for mature workers who are looking for permanent placements"

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