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'The most loudest library ever': Booklover goes the way of shushing staff as community ... - 0 views

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    Article that discusses how libraries continue to change from the traditional stereotype
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Diversity, Cybersecurity and the Future of Libraries: Day 2 Recap From Educause | EdSur... - 0 views

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    "Timothy Chester, who won the Educause 2016 Community Leadership Award, says that the overwhelming amount of information available at our fingertips causes humans to react in two ways: shut down or follow the crowd. "People simply follow the voice that is the loudest," he said, pointing to the current U.S. presidential election and the rise of the Arab Spring as examples. Chester told faculty that, like mass media organizations and governments, they are no longer gatekeepers of information but rather stewards and facilitators that help students make sense of the information around them."
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Where Reference Fits in the Modern Library - 1 views

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    "The library today is still a trusted institution, but the public is coming to us with different expectations. Clinging to an outdated reference mission has left many libraries struggling to meet these new expectations."
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eSchool News What's the future for libraries? | eSchool News - 0 views

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    ""There are no answers given in this article but questions are posed and ideas are discussed. No-one knows what the future holds for librarieas but many library staff memebrs are listening to what people need and will adapt.
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School Library to Learning Commons: a transformational journey - 0 views

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    Presentation by SLAV member Camilla Elliott
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Transforming the Library Profession | American Libraries Magazine - 0 views

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    "Today our experienced professionals and new library workers must find their passion around people to build an educated and involved citizenry and ensure digital and economic opportunity for all. Library professionals are the essential element of strong schools, colleges, universities, and public communities."
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Fact or fiction? Libraries can thrive in the Digital Age - 1 views

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    "Today's school library uses an increasing number of digital resources to supplement a print collection that is moving more toward fiction and literary non-fiction. Supplemental resources, including streaming video, online resources, subscription databases, audiobooks, e-books, and even games, round out the new collections. Despite the best efforts of even the hardest-working librarians in the best-funded libraries, there are many challenges to going digital." Links to free, full text and PDF versions
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TEDxRainier - Chrystie Hill - Libraries Present and Future - YouTube - 0 views

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    Uploaded on 28 Dec 2011 Chrystie Hill works with libraries around the world and shares her knowledge to help make libraries great places.
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What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh -... - 0 views

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    "Published on 16 Dec 2013
    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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If learners live online, teachers and textbooks must follow them - 0 views

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    "The web is increasingly one of the places in which we live and work and in the future it will be where many aspects of life will converge. People are likely to become more resident over time and to conduct more of their lives in the online environment - the web can empower the individual with a voice, with potential benefits and risks that entails. So it's better that we begin to understand in detail now those motivations to engage, act and interact online that will grow in the future."
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Bookless library opened by new US university | Books | theguardian.com - 0 views

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    "Florida's Polytechnic University is entirely digital and has no print books at all. This enormous facility promises to make 'many more books available for the students' in digital form."
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Is This The School Library Of The Future? | Co.Exist | ideas + impact - 0 views

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    "The school library has changed the main focus from providing books providing a place for students to practice skills like creative thinking and collaboration."
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On the Horizon for K12 (and for libraries!) - @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch - 0 views

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    "The trends identified in the 2014 Horizon Report should inform K12 library practice and the ways in which we partner with classroom teachers.  In many cases we will already recognize them as part of our current practice."
Rhondda Powling

The Future of Libraries | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project - 0 views

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    "Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Research Center's Internet Project, runs through the seven questions libraries need to address as they consider future services and their role for their patrons and communities. He describes how project research about the changing role of technology in people's lives affects the kinds of issues librarians need to address as they experience the disruptions of technology change.
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The Hunt Library Story (updated) - YouTube - 0 views

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    The Hunt Library has many interesting features and it poses much food for thought, not only for the direction of libraries in the future, but on how our current libraries might be re-thought to be more appealing/useful to our users.
Camilla Elliott

Do People Need Libraries in the Digital Age? - Speakeasy - WSJ - 0 views

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    A public library perspective but an interesting discussion on libraries generally which should be heeded by all in the industry
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