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Collecting ideas and examples on making the school library THE community space.
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MAKE Asks: Books that Inspire you to Make

MAKE Asks: Books that Inspire you to Make | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it
MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more abo...
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Books inspiring you to "Make Stuff"

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Library's reading program for adults features prizes, speakers - Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Library's reading program for adults features prizes, speakers - Sioux Falls Argus Leader | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it
Library's reading program for adults features prizes, speakers Sioux Falls Argus Leader The library staff also has a full list of adult programs planned, including ice fishing and winter safety; beginning genealogy; indoor gardening; and...
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I like the varied programming, the blind date with a book and the prizes... Ahhhh, prizes.

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Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it

Well, if I am going to encourage a "maker space" for our community, I'll need to ensure we emphasize digital citizenship.

 

RT @jackiegerstein: Digital Citizenship Poster for Middle and High School Classrooms | Common Sense Media: http://t.co/XkitnLdK...


Via Joyce Valenza, Dennis T OConnor, Lourense Das
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Chris Hill's curator insight, July 4, 2014 12:27 AM

Great infographic reminding students about Social Media common sense. 

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Library as Makerspace: Creating and Nurturing Communities of Teen Writers

Library as Makerspace:  Creating and Nurturing Communities of Teen Writers | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it
As part of our makerspace initiative this year (please see this blog post and this slidedeck here) and inspired by the work of the Sacramento Public Library, one of my focal points is thinking abou...
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Maker Station in Library Parking Lot = All Kinds of Awesome

Maker Station in Library Parking Lot = All Kinds of Awesome | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it
A collaboration between the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and a local nonprofit called TekVenture has created a hub of awesome for local makers called the TekVenture Maker Station.

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The Library & You - Williamson County Library Events and Classes

The Library & You - Williamson County Library Events and Classes | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it

What will I do in terms of offering classes beyond the classroom in the library?

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Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries

Makerspaces, Participatory Learning, and Libraries | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it
The concept of libraries as makerspaces first hit my radar last November when I read about the Fayetteville Free Library’s FabLab.  As I began hearing more buzz about libraries and makerspace...
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Google+ Hangouts: Cool Conversations and BookTalks Without Borders | The Daring Librarian

Google+ Hangouts: Cool Conversations and BookTalks Without Borders | The Daring Librarian | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, May 19, 2013 6:38 PM

This is a story about Sister Libraries, Twitter, Google+ Hangout, and connecting kids! It all started with a Tweet by my dear friend & Tweep  Tiffany Whitehead aka The Mighty Little Librarian and her awesome BFF EL teacher Alaina Laperouse both of Central Middle School in Baton Rouge Louisiana!

Mary Reilley Clark's comment, May 20, 2013 11:18 AM
Pure awesomeness!
Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 2, 2013 2:57 PM

this has so many possibilities! 

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With Digital Technologies, Can School Libraries Help Transform ...

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... Can School Libraries Help Transform Learning? Posted by Sarah Jackson on January 22, 2013. Educators in the Pittsburgh suburb of Elizabeth say yes. Modeled after YOUmedia, and informed by new research about how kids learn today, ...
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I need to check out this and YouMedia as we turn the old office into a digital makerspace.

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A Good School: Gamification in Education: What elements of Games can we harness ?

A Good School: Gamification in Education: What elements of Games can we harness ? | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it

Gaming in the Library....


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Van Meter Library Voice: Getting Organized For A New Year Of Collaborating, Teaching, Learning, Connecting, and Creating In The Library

Van Meter Library Voice: Getting Organized For A New Year Of Collaborating, Teaching, Learning, Connecting, and Creating In The Library | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it

Structuring how the library space will be used is essential.

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Reimagining Learning, Literacy, and Libraries: A Few Moments with Amy Eshleman | DMLcentral

Reimagining Learning, Literacy, and Libraries: A Few Moments with Amy Eshleman | DMLcentral | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it

As Assistant Commissioner for Strategic Planning and Partnerships at the Chicago Public Library, Amy Eshleman oversees all aspects of the library’s YOUmedia project, an innovative, 5,500-square-foot learning space focused on providing a multimedia, multipurpose center for Chicago teens. The space allows youth to hangout, explore new media, and develop a greater awareness of the library as a resource. YOUmedia’s design concept stems from extensive research conducted by Mimi Ito’s Digital Youth Project, which found that students thrive in an environment where they are encouraged to not only consume media but create it as well. In the next year, a dozen new 21st century learning labs will be constructed in libraries and museums across the country. As the YOUmedia project approaches its third anniversary, we sat down with Amy to ask her about how the space has changed over time and what it means to her personally to reinvent learning resources for today's teens.

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Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution

Flip This Library: School Libraries Need a Revolution | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it

While this article is 4 years old, it is still highly relevant to the question of how to make the library a TRUE learning commons.

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Friday Fun: Bicycle Library in Copenhagen | TheCityFix

Friday Fun: Bicycle Library in Copenhagen | TheCityFix | Library as Community Space | Scoop.it

Well... As I think about developing the library as a community space, this article reminds me of the importance of knowing your community and meeting their needs.

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