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Painted rocks as gnome homes - Kids in the garden!

Painted rocks as gnome homes - Kids in the garden! | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it

Turn ordinary rocks into homes for the tiny, magical creatures that live in your garden.

 

Paint rocks, together with children, and turn them into these sweet little gnome homes. Once they are complete, it is fun to find special places in the garden to place them.

 

Follow the photo-link to find the tutorial.


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Great spring time activity for the library gardens

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Tame The Web: Libraries and Technology: Flickr for Librarians

Tame The Web: Libraries and Technology: Steal this Idea: Flickr for Librarians: http://t.co/YKjGbKEB...

 

16 Ways To Use flickr @ Your Library, by Mickey Coalwell

 

1. Publicize EVENTS at your library with candid photos of activities and participants.

2. Present a collection of HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS of a city, community, area, or building – how about your own library?

3. Highlight OUTREACH SERVICES such as a bookmobile or delivery vehicle, along with outreach staff and drivers.

4. Publicize a GAMING tournament or other teen event.

5. Show photographs from an AUTHOR SIGNING at your library.

6. Show the BANNED BOOKS DISPLAYS at your library.

7. Promote and share a CONFERENCE OR WORKSHOP.

8. Provide a VIRTUAL TOUR of your library facility.

9. Share photos of PARTIES AND CELEBRATIONS at the library.

10. Show pictures of regular COMMUNITY MEETINGS held at your library.

11. Provide a gallery of LIBRARY STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS.

12. Create WIKIS OR INSTRUCTIONAL WEB SITES for staff on library technical topics.

13. Promote your Friends group's FUNDRAISERS and BOOK SALES.

14. Create a VIRTUAL TRAVELOGUE of your city or town.

15. Post pictures of your ADMINISTRATORS OR LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

16. Show BOOK COVERS for reading lists or Readers' Advisory blogs.

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Making LED Street Art - Hard Science

WATCH OUTTAKES HERE: http://testtube.com/hardscienceextras/led-bsides?utm_source=YTdesc&utm_medium=HS&utm_campaign=HSBS6 MAKE YOUR OWN LED THROWIES! http://w...

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Hoping to do these as a program this summer.

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Social Media: 9 Questions To Ask Your Customers When Creating Content - Jeffbullas's Blog

Social Media: 9 Questions To Ask Your Customers When Creating Content - Jeffbullas's Blog | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it
In a recent blog post titled “Social Media and the 3 New Pillars of Marketing?”  I mentioned that content is one of the  key pillars that can position your company as a “thought leader” in your market segment and help you provide solutions to your customers problems. So now we need to start looking more closely at what are the important [...]

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David Blundell's curator insight, March 23, 3:12 AM

Do you really know your audience or are they some kind of vague, amorphous blob in your mind?  . . .

PJ Fiala's curator insight, March 30, 9:01 AM

Interesting.

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Project for Public Spaces | 25 Mini-Adventures in the Library

Project for Public Spaces | 25 Mini-Adventures in the Library | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it

I wanted to share a quick list of fun things you can do at the library other than just check out books. Any of these ideas would be a great boredom buster. Just tell your kid you have an adventure in mind and embrace the mission with verve. You will have a great time!

 

-Amy Bowers


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Doug Mirams's curator insight, February 10, 2013 4:06 PM

"Recently, we came across a Amy Bowers’ MamaScout, a blog that “celebrates passionate, creative family living through posts showcasing open-ended play and projects, stellar resources, weird ideas, and gentle encouragements to slow down and embrace the ordinary.” Amy often writes about inventive ways that parents can use public space to spark their kids’ imaginations, with posts on everything from poetry bombing to hands-on exploration and the importance of wandering."

"But it was a post on libraries that caught our attention last week, for how it exemplifies the kind of Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper thinking that each individual can use to activate their public spaces in new and exciting ways right now. Amy was kind enough to agree to let us re-publish her post, so without further ado, here are 25 mini-adventures that you can have at your local library—whether you have kids, or not!"

Susan Schatvet's curator insight, July 28, 3:32 PM

This is a great idea and good marketing tool for libraries.

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Public Libraries Are Better Than Congress, Baseball, and Apple Pie, Say Americans

Public Libraries Are Better Than Congress, Baseball, and Apple Pie, Say Americans | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it
Public approval polls reveal the amazing truth!

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Painted rocks as gnome homes - Kids in the garden!

Painted rocks as gnome homes - Kids in the garden! | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it

Turn ordinary rocks into homes for the tiny, magical creatures that live in your garden.

 

Paint rocks, together with children, and turn them into these sweet little gnome homes. Once they are complete, it is fun to find special places in the garden to place them.

 

Follow the photo-link to find the tutorial.


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Great spring time activity for the library gardens

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Creating Communities Through Libraries and Makerspaces

Creating Communities Through Makerspaces by Buffy Hamilton Atlanta Mini Maker Faire 2012

Unfortunately, I did not get to present due to a family medical crisis, but here are my slides for anyone interested in the topic.


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Wall planters

Wall planters | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it

Using flip-flops and coffee mugs, this creative gardener added interest to a wall.


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These are so cute and easy to do

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Neusa Leandro De Morais Maeda's comment, March 9, 2013 1:35 PM
delicated
Shari Hrabec's comment, March 25, 2013 11:37 AM
These are all over Pinterest...think alot of us are going to have fun with this come summer!
Britton Bell's curator insight, April 4, 2013 10:51 PM

Every well appointed "garden" office needs coffee cups - 

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Explaining information literacy

Explaining information literacy | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it
There have been at least two instances in the last week when I've been asked to explain what information literacy is and why it matters to people completely outside the education and library world....

 


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:46 PM

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WA: Technology 101: Classes at libraries and senior centers in Snohomish County | HeraldNet

WA: Technology 101: Classes at libraries and senior centers in Snohomish County | HeraldNet | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it

Computer skills can make your life more convenient.

They can save you a trip to the bank, the pharmacy or the grocery store and make it easy for you to stay in contact with relatives.

Libraries and senior centers across Snohomish County offer computer training for older adults. Classes include basic topics, such as email and the Internet, as well as introductions to more advanced topics, such as downloading music and movies, social networking and using an e-reader. Some are free; others offer discounts to senior center members. Here's a sampling of computer training resources in the area.

 

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Project for Public Spaces | 25 Mini-Adventures in the Library

Project for Public Spaces | 25 Mini-Adventures in the Library | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it

I wanted to share a quick list of fun things you can do at the library other than just check out books. Any of these ideas would be a great boredom buster. Just tell your kid you have an adventure in mind and embrace the mission with verve. You will have a great time!

 

-Amy Bowers


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Doug Mirams's curator insight, February 10, 2013 4:06 PM

"Recently, we came across a Amy Bowers’ MamaScout, a blog that “celebrates passionate, creative family living through posts showcasing open-ended play and projects, stellar resources, weird ideas, and gentle encouragements to slow down and embrace the ordinary.” Amy often writes about inventive ways that parents can use public space to spark their kids’ imaginations, with posts on everything from poetry bombing to hands-on exploration and the importance of wandering."

"But it was a post on libraries that caught our attention last week, for how it exemplifies the kind of Lighter, Quicker, Cheaper thinking that each individual can use to activate their public spaces in new and exciting ways right now. Amy was kind enough to agree to let us re-publish her post, so without further ado, here are 25 mini-adventures that you can have at your local library—whether you have kids, or not!"

Susan Schatvet's curator insight, March 21, 12:04 PM

Great ideas for treasure hunts and displays

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The Top 15 Social Media Marketing Strategy Mistakes to Avoid - Jeffbullas's Blog

The Top 15 Social Media Marketing Strategy Mistakes to Avoid - Jeffbullas's Blog | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it
Simply opening an account or sending out tweets is not enough to make your social media effective. Here are 15 social media marketing strategy mistakes to avoid.

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Batia Adler Erez's curator insight, April 12, 4:43 AM

nice!

 

Batia Adler Erez's curator insight, April 15, 7:18 AM

Nice(::

2getmarketing2go's curator insight, April 24, 11:23 AM

Veja os 15 erros a serem evitados na estratégia de midias sociais. Pelo mestre Jeff Bullas.

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Making LED Street Art - Hard Science

WATCH OUTTAKES HERE: http://testtube.com/hardscienceextras/led-bsides?utm_source=YTdesc&utm_medium=HS&utm_campaign=HSBS6 MAKE YOUR OWN LED THROWIES! http://w...

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Susan Schatvet's curator insight, July 28, 3:40 PM

Hoping to do these as a program this summer.

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Grab some pallets and CREATE!

Grab some pallets and CREATE! | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it

Will try one of these next year for outside the library


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Debra Anchors's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:00 PM

Choose your favorite DIY, a few wood pallets, and get creative!

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How to reinvent librarians: five top tips from around the world - The Guardian

How to reinvent librarians: five top tips from around the world - The Guardian | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it
The Guardian How to reinvent librarians: five top tips from around the world The Guardian The Global Librarian is a joint publication from two New York-based library organisations, the Association of College and Research Libraries (Greater New York...

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nickcarman's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:05 AM

These tips to boil down to self awareness, working with people from outside the profession, using your imagination to assist your work, & better professional communication.

Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 30, 2013 6:18 PM

Working to evolve & connect more within and outside the space will be like a continual renewal.

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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it

Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now!"

 

Facepalm.

 

The problem is that Mr. Blowhard has confused a library with a book depository. Now, those are useful, too, but a library isn't just (or even necessarily) a place where you go to get books for free. Public libraries have always been places where skilled information professionals assisted the general public with the eternal quest to understand the world. Historically, librarians have sat at the coalface between the entire universe of published material and patrons, choosing books with at least a colorable claim to credibility, carefully cataloging and shelving them, and then assisting patrons in understanding how to synthesize the material contained therein.


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Libraries on the forefront of revitalizing the American Dream

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:20 AM

Libraries as a place to invent and share. Libraries as a place to learn and build. Libraries as makerspaces.  

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 3:07 AM
Nice piece, those who don't understand what libraries are about should read this!
gwynethjones's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:39 AM
Libraries & Makerspaces: a Match made in Heaven -- LOVE this Best Practice! #TLChat
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Infographics & Information Literacy | Transliteracy Librarian

Infographics & Information Literacy | Transliteracy Librarian | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it
Literacies for the 21st Century Academic Librarian (by Transliteracy Librarian)

 


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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:45 PM

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Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 7:28 PM

Great tools for a "knowledge product." 

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Young Adult Library Services Promotes Teen Reading - News Chief

Young Adult Library Services Promotes Teen Reading - News Chief | Young Adult & Reference Librarians | Scoop.it
Young Adult Library Services Promotes Teen Reading
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The Young Adult Library Services Association publishes the blog "The Hub" (www.yalsa.ala.org/thehub), promoting teen reading.
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