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RT @janholmquist: It Is a Global Profession...
"One of the things I have learned about this profession in recent years (but wish I had known when I was brand new to libraries) is that it is in fact a global profession. The economy is global, information is global, and a lot of (popular) culture is global too. It makes sense, then, that the people navigating all of this are part of a global profession too."
"I have been involved in projects with people from all over the globe. Right now a library is being built in India crowdfunded by librarians from all over the world via Buy India a Library project. Another crowdfunding project with a worldwide team, Help This Week in Libraries, made a huge difference for that knowledge sharing library show. I am working on another global project with an American librarian right now. I can’t share details just yet, but you will hear more soon."
- Blog post by Jessica Olin
Via Karen du Toit
By Staff Writers:
"In honor of School Library Month, check out the ways libraries are going to blossom in the coming years."
"[...] the almost uncanny ability to consistently adapt to the changing demands of the local populace and emerging technology alike. The library system probably won’t disappear anytime soon, but rather, see itself blossoming into something new and exciting in congruence with today’s myriad informational demands."
1. More technology
2. Sensory story times
3. Better outreach to ESOL and ESL adults & children
5. Emphasizing community space
6. More social media savvy
7. Digital media labs
8. Electronic outposts
10. More active librarians
Via Karen du Toit