1:24 pm - Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Between Books & Trees: A unique, ecological design for a new public library

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JAJA shared their latest proposal, which was awarded third prize, for a new public library in Daegu, South Korea. 


Doug Mirams's insight:

Nice to see a design which incorporates the surrounding environment. Hopefully JAJA will be given another opportunity to create a similar version of this proposed library again.

Favourite quote: “JAJA, typically noted for their form making abilities, have opted for a minimialistic formal language of the architecture, so that the streamlined library can capture the textures of the existing trees and the books within to create a cohesive experience that celebrates both.”

— spotted by Linda Green (The Library Scoop).


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8:50 pm - Mon, Aug 25, 2014

Cleveland’s Next Literary Hot Spot? Vacant Lots

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Cleveland’s Next Literary Hot Spot? Vacant Lots

Doug Mirams's insight:

Update: August 2014

The good folks at Library as Incubator Project have posted an article by Felton Thomas Jr., CEO of Cleveland Public Library on their  Literary Lots project (http://www.libraryasincubatorproject.org/?p=14987

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Do you have any underused space in your town or city? Cleveland Public Library and an arts studio plans to turn vacant lots near CPL’s branches into summer literacy festivals, with local arts and reading. If you can help out, this is also a Kickstart project http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/literarylots/literary-lots


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6:27 pm

Minnesota: Land of 10,000 lakes and 1 floating library | Book Patrol

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There are lakes everywhere in Minnesota and now one of them has a floating library.

Doug Mirams's insight:

We’ve seen libraries on the beach and floating boat libraries serving in South East Asia, and now a floating library in Minnesota.


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9:16 am - Sun, Aug 24, 2014

Jack on Twitter: Looking to help tomorrow? Come to the #Ferguson Public Library from 9a-4p. Community kids are being taught here. http://t.co/SRlgXEAIiu

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Looking to help tomorrow? Come to the #Ferguson Public Library from 9a-4p. Community kids are being taught here. http://t.co/SRlgXEAIiu

Doug Mirams's insight:

As in previous examples during ice storms and other major disasters, libraries continue to be a tried and tested community resource and refuge. Of all the Ferguson Public Library tweets circulating I especially think this one captures that spirit and the rallying call of the library back into its community to join it. 


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8:25 pm - Sat, Aug 23, 2014
9:39 pm - Fri, Aug 22, 2014
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UPDATE: “The Global Librarian” eBook Available in Multiple Formats From Open Library and Internet Archive | LJ INFOdocket

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Last year we posted an item about a book/ebook titled The Global Librarian produced by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and the New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL/NY).

Doug Mirams's insight:

From the publisher,

"With contributions from over 25 professionals working in wildly different libraries across the world, and with 17 case studies celebrating the innovative programs and services offered by library professionals, The Global Librarian highlights the important relationships libraries forge with their local communities and aims to shine a light on the vital role played by librarians today and reveal their ambitions for tomorow."

; how more appropriate a topic for SocialLibrary could there be. Click on the links in the original article and get your copy today. Would love to hear what everyone thinks. Share your ideas on Tumblr, Scoop.it, Twitter and Facebook.


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10:14 am - Wed, Aug 20, 2014

‘Express’ library branch to serve area in need

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The Marion-Franklin neighborhood on the South Side has rough roads, few sidewalks and an industrial feel that is not friendly to bicycles or pedestrians.

Doug Mirams's insight:

Columbus Metropolitan Library opens experimental “express” branch in old school for underserved neighbourhood.  And this is not the kiosk or just pick up your hold type branch but will have 4000 sq ft comprised of book collection, computers, homework-help center and 2 or 3 ful time staff with hours 2pm to 7pm Mondays through Thursdays, 2pm to 6pm Fridays and Saturdays. “We’ve been fighting for this library for years,” said Robert Patterson, president of the local community association, “That’s just right in the center for all the kids to get to. Our kids can walk to it.”


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6:15 pm - Sat, Aug 9, 2014

Toronto Seed Library opens newest branch at teaching college

8:49 am

How the Seattle Public Library is helping authors overcome the Internet’s big lie - GeekWire

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A Seattle Public Library contest to encourage self-publishing by authors hopes to spur new eBooks and the attention they get.

Doug Mirams's insight:

Seattle Public Library, partnering with Smashwords, has launched Seattle Writes for local library clients. As part of their outreach to 18-30 year olds, Librarian Andrea Gough said, “We felt the addition of an eBook publishing platform was an excity and natural extension.” The local author who wins the contest will have their books as part of the SPL’s eBook collection. “Libraries can help writers publish locally and distribute globally,” said Mark Coker, Smashwords founder. 


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