Maike Somers

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Why are libraries facing an identity crisis? – Interview with Pamela Benjamin

<i>There has been a lot of discussion over the past years about libraries facing an identity crisis. From budget cuts,</i> <i>technology advances</i> <i>to</i> <i>changing</i> …

Makerspaces

7 Reasons Libraries Are Essential, Now More Than Ever

I grew up down the street from my local library, so I spent a lot of my childhood there, either hidden away in the stacks reading books, using the …

Language Learning

Beyond tables and chairs: The Library as facilitating platform

<i>Text of my talk at the LIBER LAG Conference in Vienna April 18 – 20 2018</i><p>Hi all, my name is Christian. I’m with The Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen …

Makerspaces

The borrowers: why Finland's cities are havens for library lovers

“A library card was the first thing that was mine, that I had ever owned,” says Nasima Razmyar. The daughter of a former Afghan diplomat, Razmyar arrived in Finland with her family in 1992 as a refugee fleeing political unrest. Unable to speak the language, with scant resources, and trying to make …

Libraries

Walking book club provides spine for library's fitness program

EUREKA — Seven Eureka women spent 30 minutes walking around this Woodford County seat, maintaining a brisk pace as they discussed everything from …

Afternoon Tea

Bringing ideas, imagination, information and knowledge to people’s lives and communities

Find out more about our new staff and community-owned social enterprise.<p>Meet the trustees who are responsible for setting the strategic …

Libraries

Supporting libraries

Arts Council England is the development agency for libraries in England. Our focus is on public libraries, which operate within a wider framework of …

Libraries

10 promotional channels to attract more users to libraries

Libraries offer a plethora of creative and interesting events, however, reports by Pew Research Center and most recently by the Carnegie UK Trust …

Athenaeum, a space for the digital humanities, opens in Newman Library

The College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences in partnership with University Libraries officially opened Athenaeum, a series of spaces dedicated to …

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If you are using a browser you face a lot of problem in your browser, if you can’t handle your problem-related browser then you can contact us. we …

Archives

Gimme a C (for Collaboration): The Public Library & School Library Collaboration Toolkit is here!

The AASL/ALSC/YALSA Interdivisional Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation (SPLC) is pleased to announce the publication of the <i>Public Library</i> …

Project Management

NextGen Innovation in Scholarly Communications: An Exemplary Collaboration between a Research Library and a Technology Partner

JSTOR Labs and Columbia Libraries hit on a new approach to doing fun, engaging, fast-paced discovery by pulling together the best of design thinking, …

Orange City Public Library Pressured to Label, Segregate LGBTQ Material

Update: The Orange City Public Library's board decided on March 20 to group books by subject and subcategory rather than alphabetical order by an …

LGBTQI

The Oddest Thing Found in a UK library book

I’ve recently had the good fortune (or perhaps misfortune) to judge the winner of the oddest thing ever found in a library book for the Reading …

What Exactly Does a Librarian Do? Everything.

Growing up, I liked to imagine what it would be like to work in a library. What little I knew about them was what I’d gleaned from movies and TV …

Librarianship

What’s your take on critical librarianship?

This blog post is modified from a talk I gave for #CityLIS at City, University of London on 19 March 2018.<p>This seminar explored the idea and the …

How Libraries Save Lives

One woman’s story of how a bookmobile transported her away from a deadly life and toward her human potential.<p><i>“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the sacredness of public libraries. <i>“If librarians were honest, they would</i> …

6 Library Trends Of 2017 That We Noticed

In this post, we’ve put together a potpourri of library trends of 2017 based on interviews with library thought leaders and what we’ve learned from …

Engaging Library Visitors Through Gamification – Interview with Ana Ordás

Librarians have a history of effectively providing information requested by users and creating usable systems. However, the user experience is …

Defense Software | Command and Control | Interoperability

<b>C4ISR Consultancy</b><br>Reduce risk through our 20+ years of experience with successful C4ISR implementation in the U.S.<p><b>Packaged Services</b><br>Control budget …

Dayton Is Making the Library a Must-Visit Destination

Dayton, Ohio, isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of a progressive U.S. city with Danish-inspired civic planning. Yet this …

Makerspaces

12 innovative technologies to implement at the library of the future

Since the main mission of most libraries is to offer equality of access to information for every citizen, then why not be a trendsetter in digital …

Bicycles are available for checkout at the Library

Meet the newest additions to the library’s collection. Bikes! 10 bikes are available for checkout with your library card. The bikes can be borrowed …

Strategy, Culture, Rhythm: the three things you need to understand when it comes to innovation

Matt Locke is Director of Storythings – a content studio who design and make stories for their clients and themselves. He has spent over 15 years at …

Welcome to Open Library | Open Library

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. More<p>Just like Wikipedia, you can …

Libraries

Libraries in an Artificially Intelligent World

Artificial intelligence (AI) is perhaps most familiar to the general public thanks to Hollywood’s generous incorporation of this concept into movie …

Artificial Intelligence

Blockchain in the Library? Researchers Explore Potential Applications

Blockchain is a hot topic—the buzzword of the year, according to The Guardian. The technology behind Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, blockchain …

Blockchain

Libraries and the IoT

The Internet of Things, or IoT, has caused an explosion in the number of everyday devices that are able to collect and transmit data. Librarians …

How to attract more people to the public library? - Community groups

The Carnegie’s Shining a Light report confirms that libraries are still valuable to people, with 72% overall saying libraries are important for their …

14 funniest and weirdest animated gifs that are set in libraries

Published on Mar 12, 2018<p>15<p><b>Take a look at these entertaining loops that will animate your mind and inspire to visit the library.</b><p>A library is a boring …