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Designer Librarian

Designer Librarian | Unusual library trends | Scoop.it
A blog about instructional design and technology in libraries.
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Bid to shift libraries to social spaces turns page on stale bookworm image

Bid to shift libraries to social spaces turns page on stale bookworm image | Unusual library trends | Scoop.it
A new library that opened in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture, in April is not an ivory tower of books, but an innovative attempt to boost liquor sales and interest in libraries ...
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Harvard's Library Test Kitchen Is Pretty Cool | Designer Librarian

The Library Test Kitchen is an advanced seminar in the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Part class, and part funded-research, its goal is to "make things that contribute to the library discourse." And they have made some ...
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Lots of cool ideas/trends  -- Vince book reviews  ;  Time/Splice for posting events

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What does a school library look like in the digital age?

What does a school library look like in the digital age? | Unusual library trends | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, October 7, 2013 5:38 PM

This is exactly what all libraries need to be thinking about - how can they remain relevant in a rapidly changing society with changing needs? The key is flexibility, imaginative spaces and a willingness to take the Library out of its own "space" to the users too.

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Little Free Libraries are popping up all over Baltimore

Little Free Libraries are popping up all over Baltimore | Unusual library trends | Scoop.it
Upon first approach, the box might be a bit confounding. It's cute, but what is it? A huge birdhouse? A miniature school stuck on a pole?
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