Don’t miss this by Brian Kenney:
That strategy seems to represent a new chapter in a debate public librarians in America have had for 150 years: should we be providing our readers with the material they want, or should we be providing books we think they should read? Because, however noble DCL’s motivation is [...]
Soon-to-open TechStudio, a photo by Michael Casey on Flickr.
Michael Casey writes: “Photo of TechStudio offerings. Not everything is in this photo, but most is. Not pictured are the green screen, an extra two headphones, one more Apogee microphone, another two small tripods, many cables and connectors, and the other iMac, desk and lamp.”
The most democratic book project I know is about to relaunch – Here is an article I wrote for the German library magazine BUB as member of the Zukunftentwicklers network – With a few corrections because a lot has happened with Unglue.it since the deadline: What is crowd funding and what does it mean to unglue?
To unglue a [...]
TWIL #78: Jamie LaRue (Library Director at Douglas County Libraries) from Jaap van de Geer on Vimeo.
This week’s guest comes from the library world and takes the idea of Justo bravely to another level. Jamie LaRue, library director of Douglas County Libraries realized that not having the ownership of content or being able [...]
Don’t miss the new column by Aaron Schmidt:
Fortunately, there are examples of libraries creating new and valuable services that may just serve as a template for fresh, more community- responsive services than the current “free bookstore” long-term gamble we’re making.
Baltimarket is a collaboration among Enoch Pratt Free Library, the city of Baltimore, and [...]
Please head over and cast a vote:
Our ‘New Librarianship’ contest has generated so much excitement and interest! We were very impressed with the work that our contestants put into their boards and the varying ways you have defined what it means to be a New Librarian. While it has been a tough chore [...]
TTW Contributor Justin Hoenke answers some questions about the library as a creation space for teens:
How do artists use your library?
Every day after school we get anywhere from 30-60 teens using our teen library space. I see the teens making music, art, and videos on their laptops everyday. A lot [...]
Sean Robinson writes:
This is a little video I made that pokes fun at the conflict between e-books and paper books. It’s not really real, if you love books you don’t care what format they come in. This was made to lower the anxiety that we all feel about the changes that are occurring [...]
One of the BEST things I’ve read about e-books in a long time:
In this transitional time, public libraries should aim for the future and invest in toolsets and programming that help their communities produce and participate in new digital works, not simply consume them. To make something is to understand something. If you build [...]