Hey all – Don’t miss this new site LIBRARY PLANET from Christian Lauersen of Roskilde Libraries and Marie Engberg Eiriksson of Gladsaxe Libraries, Denmark. Library Planet is like a crowdsourced Lonely Planet for libraries of the world meant to inspire library travelers to open the awesome book that is our world of libraries, cities and countries. We want to give you a guide to the world of libraries. Everybody can contribute to Library Planet. See how here: https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ AND do not miss checking in with Christian’s work: Twitter: @clauersen Instragram: @librarylovestories The Library Lab Blog This post is amazing: Let’s Dance.
I was honored to serve on the expert panel for the 2017 Horizon Report Library Edition. Please download the report and take a look.
Note from Michael: I was honored to work on this project for a second year. The 2015 report offers a cohesive and thoughtful approach to the future. I hope you’ll check it out. The New Media Consortium, in collaboration with University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, Technische Informationsbibliothek (TIB) Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich have recently released their New Horizons Report > 2015 Library Edition. A five-year horizon examination of key trends, significant challenges and important developments in technologies, their work examines the potential impact on academic and research libraries. The report was written by the 2015 NMC Horizon Project Library Expert Panel. If you’d […]
Folks – Don’t miss this new blog by Carnegie Mellon University Dean of Libraries Keith Webster: http://www.libraryofthefuture.org Keith is one of the academic library leaders I look to for insights and ideas related to higher ed and library service. Look for his articles and presentations – you won’t be disappointed. For example: The changing landscape of scholarly communication: presentation to the NFAIS 2015 annual conference from Keith Webster From his introductory post: If the librarian’s profession is increasingly to be conducted outside the library, then what of the building itself? We know that our libraries are busier than ever, but […]
I was pleased to chat with Ryan on a recent flight. We had a great talk about library programming and learning opportunities. Check his stuff out! http://www.saratogian.com/20141008/comedian-motivational-speaker-offers-practical-advice-about-personal-finance Saratoga Springs Public Library kicked off its Financial Literacy Program with comedian and motivational speaker Colin Ryan Wednesday night. Ryan’s show, called “A Comedian’s Guide to Money,” blends stand-up comedy, storytelling, and lots of pop culture to breathe life into the oftentimes boring subject of personal finance. The speaker, who grew up in Ballston Spa and now lives in Vermont, has performed all over the United States and internationally with this show that […]
The book at the top of my “Books I Wish I had Written List” is R. David Lankes’ book the Atlas of New Librarianship (written for librarians). Second on that list may well be his derivative book, Expect More (written for non-librarians). In these works, Lankes challenges us (librarians, community members, administrators, government officials) to re-envision libraries and the roles they play in society. His thinking is rigorous and his writing is crisp. Expect More should be required reading for all library trustees, campus provosts, local mayors, and anyone else interested in the future of libraries. Thus, I was excited to see that […]
From Michael: Download the new NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition. I served on the expert panel to select the topics: go.nmc.org/2014arl The New Media Consortium (NMC) in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences (HTW) Chur, the German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB), Hannover, and ETH-Bibliothek Zurich are releasing the NMC Horizon Report > 2014 Library Edition at a special session of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress 80th General Conference and Assembly. This is the first edition of the NMC Horizon Report that delves into the realm of academic and research libraries […]
Edited by Nicole Pagowsky & Miriam Rigby Published by ACRL Publications “…why, in spite of evolving efforts, does racial and ethnic diversity among librarians remain virtually unchanged within academic libraries?” The chapter, “Unpacking Identity: Racial, Ethnic, and Professional Identity and Academic Librarians of Color,” written by Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, Azusa Tanaka, and Juleah Swanson, can be found in the recently published book The Librarian Stereotype: Deconstructing Presentations and Perceptions of Information Work.
Put your library’s logo and barcodes on iPhone cases! This is some solid library pride / geek chic for your members, as well as a way for you to demonstrate that you understand. You do understand, right? 100 cases for $600 500 cases for $2500 1000 cases for $4500 Visit: http://weareinflux.com/library-barcode-iphone-cases/ What a wonderful idea!
Steve Campion writes: I was building a library card gallery (scroll down the page: http://www.wa-list.com/?p=418) and decided to gather them together in one image. The mosaic came from that. I think the gallery is pretty cool. It shows off the individual cards and the variety and vitality of the public libraries across the state. 85% of the libraries — large and small — contributed cards or images for my gallery/mosaic.