Daily Archives: May 26, 2010

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More on Libraries in Finland: What is a Library

A few weeks ago, I linked to a post by Aaron Schmidt: https://tametheweb.com/2010/04/20/aaron-schmidt-library-10-meeting-point/ and got this comment: Here is what might be considered a counterpoint by a colleague who was on the same trip (who is not a librarian, but who works with libraries). “What is a library?”http://irexgl.wordpress.com/2010/04/19/what-is-a-library/ The post is so good, I’ll shamelessly quote it: Visiting the libraries in Finland really makes you question your perception of what a library is, and I think I’m not alone among the participants in last week’s Global Libraries peer learning meeting in thinking about this issue. On Tuesday, we visited the […]

Notes from the Dorene Dwyer Hammes Media Commons & Café

http://library.iusb.edu/mc/index.shtml A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to tour the new Media Commons at Indiana University South Bend. Under the guidance of Dean of Library Services Michele Russo – who I interviewed at TechSource in 2008 – the library has further enhanced their offerings. I was most impressed Production Studio – filled with state of the art video technology and the spiffiest green screen system I had ever seen. This is absolutely part of the role I see for the academic library going forward: a gathering place, a creation place, a sharing place. More about the commons: The […]