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Amy Holcomb | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators - Library Journal

Amy Holcomb | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators - Library Journal | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Library Journal Amy Holcomb | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators Library Journal “Both ABE and Born Digital facilitate a creative learning experience for kids, tweens, and teens by modernizing a traditional library program: the writing club,” says...
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Edwin Maxwell | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Community Builders

Edwin Maxwell | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Community Builders | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
vitals CURRENT POSITION Library Information Supervisor Flatbush Branch, Brooklyn Public Library - DEGREE MLS, Queens College, Flushing, NY, 2009 - LEARN Skills Training & Employment Project (www.bklynpubliclibrary.org/step); Growing Dollars and...
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Stephanie Ham | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators

Stephanie Ham | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
vitals CURRENT POSITION Lead Librarian Metro Nashville Public Schools - DEGREE MLIS, Trevecca Nazarene University, PA, 2009; Educational Specialist (EDS) in Educational Leadership, Tennessee Tech University, 2011 - FOLLOW @sjgham - Photo Krista Lee...
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Melissa DeWild | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Community Builders

Melissa DeWild | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Community Builders | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
vitals CURRENT POSITION Collection Development Manager Kent District Library, Comstock Park, MI - DEGREE MLS, Indiana University School of Library & Information Science, Bloomington, 2003 - UPCOMING PROJECT Library Simplified, an Institute of...
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Crowdsourcing in digital libraries

Crowdsourcing in digital libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
by Tracy Wasserman, Head Editor, INALJ Florida Crowdsourcing in digital libraries Libraries of all kinds hold countless items of significant historical value that most people never see.
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Sarah Sagmoen | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Marketers

Sarah Sagmoen | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Marketers | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
vitals CURRENT POSITION Director of Learning Commons and User Services Brookens Library, University of Illinois Springfield - DEGREE MLIS, Dominican University, 2008 - FOLLOW @ssagmoen - Photo by Janelle Gurnsey - Getting Her Hands Dirty In 2009,...
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Cheryl Lee | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Marketers

Cheryl Lee | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Marketers | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Last year, Cheryl Lee produced 131 programs with 14,465 attendees (in a city of about 64,000) at the Palo Alto City Library (PACL) and attended 26 outreach events. She has fostered over 33 partnerships with local organizations, nonprofits, schools, and other departments.
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Susan Lyon | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Marketers

Susan Lyon | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Marketers | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
As learning engagement manager at Richland Library, with 11 branches and 403 employees, Susan Lyon cultivates a culture of experimentation. Starting in April 2011, Lyon led weekly eReady takeovers at local restaurants and cafés, where she and other mobile librarians showed patrons how to access Richland Library’s digital offerings, including ebooks, e-magazines, free music, and language-learning services.
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Devin Becker | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Tech Leaders

Devin Becker | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Tech Leaders | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
There’s a poetry to digital collections for Devin Becker, who considered a PhD in creative writing before discovering Indiana University’s Information and Library Science program. He found that information visualization and digital libraries sated his creativity.
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Innovative Library 21c leads PPLD toward new horizons

Innovative Library 21c leads PPLD toward new horizons | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

The library will boast a highly interactive and tech-friendly environment complete with an abundance of conference space and areas for maker space — one clean, one messy — as well as a static 3D scanner/printer, gaming rooms for the kids, a cafe, teen study space, a white-box theatre and, of course, books galore.

The opening of the new library will create 30 to 35 new jobs. The library will facilitate new programs, leverage new partnerships and create more services for its patrons, as well as create public spaces at the other branches. .“We will free up space for public use that has never been public before,” she said.

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Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond - NYTimes.com

Breaking Out of the Library Mold, in Boston and Beyond - NYTimes.com | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

BOSTON — An old joke about libraries goes like this: A boy walks into a library and asks for a burger and fries. “Young man!” the startled librarian reprimands. “You are in a library.” So the boy repeats his order, only this time, he whispers.

So much has changed in libraries in recent years that such a scene may not be so far-fetched. Many libraries have become bustling community centers where talking out loud and even eating are perfectly acceptable.

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Plains to Peaks Post » Blog Archive » The Librarian: Rounding to Be Lean

Plains to Peaks Post » Blog Archive » The Librarian: Rounding to Be Lean | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Lean— “A management system that focusses upon value (from the customer/patient’s point of view) and elimination of waste, making it easy to do the right thing by focusing on improving processes.” (Luca Boi, MHA, University of Utah Health Care Value Engineer.)

Developed by Toyota in the 1900s, Lean was first adopted by manufacturers but is now practiced in many sectors of our society including government, education, service organizations, and healthcare. The University of Utah Health Care is integrating Lean throughout the organization. To build skill levels, staff was invited to submit a problem, learn the process and apply Lean to the problem. Four sessions of “The Physician Leader/Health Sciences Leader: Lean Education Program” were run in 2013. Faculty from Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library participated in three of the sessions working on different projects.

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Teen Tech Time at at Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons | Library as Incubator Project

Teen Tech Time at at Brooklyn Public Library’s Information Commons | Library as Incubator Project | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

Supervising Librarian Melissa Morrone, returns the site to share an update on the multifunctional community Info Commons at Brooklyn Public Library.  Read on to learn more about how they’re using the Info Commons resources to connect teens with creative projects that teach technology skills during Teen Tech Time. And don’t miss the other exciting posts in our series on BPL’s Info Commons! ~Erinn

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Shannon McClintock Miller | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators

Shannon McClintock Miller | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
vitals CURRENT POSITION District Teacher Librarian Van Meter Community School District, IA - DEGREE MA, School Library Studies, University of Northern Iowa, Summa Cum Laude, 2010; K–12 Reading Endorsement, Viterbo University, 2007 - RECIPIENT...
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Justine Hernandez | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Community Builders

Justine Hernandez | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Community Builders | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
vitals CURRENT POSITION Librarian Pima County Public Library, Tucson, AZ - DEGREE MLS, University of Arizona, 2010 - PHOTO OP An amateur photographer, Hernandez loves to celebrate everyday beauty by seeking out often-missed gems on the streets of...
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Cory Eckert | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators

Cory Eckert | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
vitals CURRENT POSITION Branch Manager (two branches) Houston Public Library - DEGREE MLIS, University of Arizona, 2010 - FOLLOW, VISIT, LEARN @helenstwin; Storytime Underground (storytimeunderground.wordpress.com) - Photo by Ivee Sauls - Guerrilla...
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Shelley Davenport | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Community Builders

Shelley Davenport | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Community Builders | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
vitals CURRENT POSITION Programming & Outreach Coordinator Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD - DEGREE MLS, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, 2001 - Photo ©2014 Michael Pilla - Kid-Centric “I love early literacy...
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Tiffany Whitehead | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators

Tiffany Whitehead | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Innovators | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
vitals CURRENT POSITION School Librarian Central Middle School, Baton Rouge, La - DEGREE ME in Education Technology Leadership, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, 2012 - AWARD 2012 Edublog Awards: Runner Up for Best Library/Librarian Blog...
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Henry Bankhead | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Marketers

Henry Bankhead | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Marketers | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Henry Bankhead believes electronic books are essential to the future of libraries, which includes helping aspiring writers to self-publish. The Los Gatos Library, CA, is on the leading edge of incorporating digital publishing into libraries, thanks to him.
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Karen Lauritsen | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Tech Leaders

Karen Lauritsen | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Tech Leaders | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Karen Lauritsen was not necessarily seeking library work when she left her job in continuing education at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), three years ago, but she knew she wanted an environment where unconventional, interactive learning could thrive. “I was looking for an agile organization in education or public service that embraced creative experimentation,” Lauritsen says.
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Erin Shea | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Marketers

Erin Shea | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Marketers | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Hooking commuters on the library can be a bit of a rough road, so Erin Shea decided to take the library to the people. Through her popular “Read, Write, Imbibe” book club, Shea met commuters on their way to and from New York City and Darien, CT. In early 2013, she took 20 copies of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In to the train platform and lent them out. During a one-month period, those books circulated 75 times, leading up to an evening discussion at a bar near the railroad. In comparison, the second most popular business book only circulated five times that month. Shea also reached 261 people by setting up a stand at the local farmers market, offering shoppers a chance to sign up for library cards and check out books. “This kind of library outreach, programming initiative, and creative problem-solving is exemplary of the kind of librarians we need...in the future,” says Andy Woodworth, a 2010 Mover & Shaker and adult services librarian at Burlington County Library System, NJ.
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Jan Holmquist | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Tech Leaders

Jan Holmquist | Movers & Shakers 2014 — Tech Leaders | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Jan Holmquist’s nominators describe him as a “global librarian,” and it’s easy to see why. In addition to his current work as head of development for Denmark’s Guldborgsund libraries, Holmquist’s side projects tend to involve collaboration with librarians all over the world. He is engaged with ongoing international projects in Germany and the Read Watch Play Twitter reading group based in Australia. And in 2011 and 2012, he worked with librarians in the United States and the UK on the “Buy India a Library Project” and then built awareness of the program’s efforts with a presentation on crowdfunding for libraries at the Bibliothekartag conference in Hamburg, Germany.
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New Helsinki central library to include sauna after all

New Helsinki central library to include sauna after all | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
Helsinki city council has decided that the new library planned for the capital will include a sauna after all. The plan to build a sauna in the new library hit a snag last week when the city’s library director suggested it might be left out—but now the library sauna has been saved by politicians on the city’s culture committee.
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Why Content Marketing Principals Are Similar To The Library

Why Content Marketing Principals Are Similar To The Library | innovative libraries | Scoop.it
The role of producing content is much more than having a voice, it’s about creating a place. Here's the link between content marketing and the library.
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Watch It, Libraries

Watch It, Libraries | innovative libraries | Scoop.it

t seems like there’s been a lot of publicity about Netflix recently. About how effective their recommendation engine is … about how they’re leveraging their understanding of consumer tastes not only to distribute other people’s content more effectively, but to create their own original content aimed at specific markets, like House of Cards.

Meanwhile, there are libraries that throw away all their user behavior data every night — in the form of circulation records — in the interests of protecting user privacy. When they do that, they throw away the opportunity to use that data to improve their services. I think that’s a mistake.

  

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