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I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download!

I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download! | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
Download, embed and share The Social Librarian infographic. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon.

 

"Social today means so much more than sending a tweet or posting to Facebook. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this complex, dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users.

In recognition of this, Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter (@library_connect) and Joe Murphy (@libraryfuture), Librarian & Technology Analyst/Trend Spotter, offer up a visual portrait of The Social Librarian, and invite you to download and post, share on your social streams, and discuss with your library stakeholders.

- See more at: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/supporting-users-organizations/2013-08/i-am-social-librarian-infographic-free-download#sthash.fk55XRbU.dpuf

 


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Important thinking for the future of sustainable libraries

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The Social Librarian = Future Librarian!

nickcarman's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:37 PM

A great infographic which shows the skills and attributes a modern librarian ought to encompass.

Gai Dennett's curator insight, September 26, 2013 4:45 PM

New age Teacher Librarian roles outlined here

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A new role for local libraries and museums

A new role for local libraries and museums | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
A new program is promoting how these neighborhood institutions can join—and even lead—comprehensive community development initiatives.
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Are tiny neighborhood book boxes changing the library ecosystem?

Are tiny neighborhood book boxes changing the library ecosystem? | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
Two poets will travel on a tandem bike from Boulder to Beloit, Wisconsin, building miniature libraries in small towns along the way.

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Business Hub @ Dunedin Libraries - Dunedin Public Libraries

Business Hub @ Dunedin Libraries - Dunedin Public Libraries | Why ? Library | Scoop.it

Looking to expand your business and need competitor, company, industry or product information? Thinking about a career change? We can help you with a range of different resources. Book a librarian, business booklist, magazines/newspapers, directories, digital resources.


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Great service from the always innovative Dunedin Public

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The Top 10 Library Stories of 2013

The Top 10 Library Stories of 2013 | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
PW takes a look back at 10 big library stories of 2013, and a look ahead to what might be on the horizon in 2014.
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Libraries and librarians are more relevant than ever in the digital age | Impact Lab

Libraries and librarians are more relevant than ever in the digital age | Impact Lab | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
Harold Washington library in Chicago. The need for libraries, and librarians has been placed under scrutiny due to the advent of the internet. Everything in
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Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century

Libraries reinvent themselves for the 21st century | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books.

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What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh - YouTube

"Why do we still need libraries in the age of digital, real-time information? In this emotional talk, Pam Sandlian Smith shows how she works to use the library as a hub for community-based knowledge creation and discourse."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:12 AM

Great talk about the relevance of libraries!

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Community is Key to Successful Library Maker Spaces | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift

Community is Key to Successful Library Maker Spaces | The Digital Shift 2013 - The Digital Shift | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
The most important resource for creating a successful library maker space—whether in a school or public library—is one’s own community, according to librarians Justin Hoenke, Amy Koester, and Michelle Cooper.
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Why public libraries are back on the urban agenda

Why public libraries are back on the urban agenda | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
Politicians have realised that they get more bang for their buck if they spend money on libraries rather than museum and gallery projects, writes Ken Worpole

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nickcarman's curator insight, September 2, 2013 4:27 PM
How libraries are a good value proposition compared to other cultural monuments.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 16, 2013 11:13 AM

Public libraries and Urban Development

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International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Identifies Five High Level Information Trends in New Report | LJ INFOdocket

International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Identifies Five High Level Information Trends in New Report | LJ INFOdocket | Why ? Library | Scoop.it

Note: Most of the report is only available to IFLA members. A 16 page summary document (linked below) is available to all.

The Five High Level Trends

Here are the trends discussed in the report:

1. New Technologies will both expand and limit who has access to information.

2. Online Education will democratise and disrupt global learning.

3. Hyper-connected societies will listen to and empower new voices and groups.

4. The global information environment will be transformed by new technologie


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:12 AM

New trends in Libraries

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Amazon vs. your public library - Fortune Tech

Amazon vs. your public library - Fortune Tech | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
Will consumers buy as many e-books from Amazon when they can just borrow them from the library for free?
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#RL2013 1: Community Centred Learning - the chalkle° experience

#RL2013 1: Community Centred Learning - the chalkle° experience | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
Chalk by Simon James via CC license on Flickr Last night I attended the first Reality Librarianship session for 2013 offered by Heroes Mingle - a partnership made up of Sally Pewhairangi (@sallyher...
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Teaching and E-learning: What's in a name? That which we call a library by any other name would smell as sweet.

Teaching and E-learning: What's in a name? That which we call a library by any other name would smell as sweet. | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
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A new role for local libraries and museums

A new role for local libraries and museums | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
A new program is promoting how these neighborhood institutions can join—and even lead—comprehensive community development initiatives.

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Libraries as Community

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"Libraries as Community" Information Resource Center Directors (branch libraries in US Embassies) from East and Central Africa, U.S. Embassy, Kigali (via pre-recorded video). Abstract: As professio...
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Another fantastic video from Dave Lankes on the role of library in building communities

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The Future of Libraries as Discussed in Webcast by American Libraries #ALLive

The Future of Libraries as Discussed in Webcast by American Libraries #ALLive | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
"The Future of Libraries" was the topic in yesterday’s free webcast by American Libraries Live on which I had the honor of speaking. Other panelists included Marshall Breeding and BohYun Kim (Flori...

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Thanks to @silviakspiva for this link.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Librarians Take On New Roles In Digital Age

INFOGRAPHIC: Librarians Take On New Roles In Digital Age | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
There is no doubt that technology has had a lasting impact on libraries. Once thought to be going the way of traditional bookstores, libraries have rebounded and are thriving in a technology fueled world.

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How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
54% of Americans have used a public library in the past year, and 72% live in a “library household.” Most say libraries are very important to their communities.

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The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found

The future of libraries: what the Guardian online debate found | Why ? Library | Scoop.it

By Ian Anstice:

"The Guardian held one of its online debates on libraries today. The discussion between several library experts (managers, campaigners, councillors) and anyone contributing online. Around 200 comments were made so it’s a little condfusing: I’ve endeavoured to summarise below, although doubtless I have missed some things which some would consider important. Main threads and arguments.

Are libraries declining due to technological change? Libraries are still needed, in some ways more than ever: internet/online access essential and libraries provide the access and skills to those without either or both. Seven million have never used the internet. Wikipedia etc don’t cover all information and are prone to deletion, accidental or otherwise and is also not entirely trustworthy anyway.  Libraries provide quiet study spaces.  Children need the books and everyone needs serendipity that bookshelves allow.  Bookstock is declining due to budget cuts.  It’s not black and white – books and e-books will co-exist. Books are still in demand with 244 million loans in England 2011/12,

Read more: http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2013/11/the-future-of-libraries-what-the-guardian-online-debate-found.html


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, November 29, 2013 4:40 AM

Main threads and arguments in the discussions! Interesting!

Alexina's curator insight, November 30, 2013 5:00 PM

This is a short summary of an extensive online discussion about public libraries in the UK, but much of the discussion applies to USA libraries too. I like libraries referred to as "Idea stores".

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America’s Star Libraries, 2013: Top-Rated Libraries

America’s Star Libraries, 2013: Top-Rated Libraries | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
The constellation of Star Libraries changes dramatically from year to year.
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens
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I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download!

I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download! | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
Download, embed and share The Social Librarian infographic. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon.

 

"Social today means so much more than sending a tweet or posting to Facebook. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon. In this complex, dynamic and demanding environment, librarians are extending themselves and empowering library users.

In recognition of this, Elsevier's Library Connect Newsletter (@library_connect) and Joe Murphy (@libraryfuture), Librarian & Technology Analyst/Trend Spotter, offer up a visual portrait of The Social Librarian, and invite you to download and post, share on your social streams, and discuss with your library stakeholders.

- See more at: http://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/supporting-users-organizations/2013-08/i-am-social-librarian-infographic-free-download#sthash.fk55XRbU.dpuf

 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 29, 2013 1:20 AM

The Social Librarian = Future Librarian!

nickcarman's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:37 PM

A great infographic which shows the skills and attributes a modern librarian ought to encompass.

Gai Dennett's curator insight, September 26, 2013 4:45 PM

New age Teacher Librarian roles outlined here

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Beyond Books: Libraries Lend Fishing Poles, Pans And People : NPR

Beyond Books: Libraries Lend Fishing Poles, Pans And People : NPR | Why ? Library | Scoop.it
Librarians have to get creative to reach out beyond their faithful fans and engage with more members of their communities.

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New Librarianship

The best days of librarianship are ahead of us. However, to get there the field must step back, refocus, and reexamine our core principles.

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Njla2013 frankenlibraries

FrankenLibraries: The Latest TrendsStephen Abram, MLSNew Jersey Library Association, Atlantic City, NJJune 5, 2013

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Trudy Raymakers's curator insight, June 6, 2013 6:03 AM

Great presentation- again