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  1. Community relationships

    The traditional library was a passive provider, reacting to community needs, expecting the user to come into the facility. The new library actively seeks to ascertain how the it can support the community's formal or aspirational goals. The new librar ...

    RGERBER - 05/31/2013 - 11:30 - Transforming Libraries

  2. Partners in transforming your library

    Ann Patchett, Readers’ Advisor Extraordinaire Creating Game-Based Makerspaces Office for Diversity Every Voice Makes a Difference: Frontline Advocates Frontline library advocates work at all levels in all types of libraries—public, academic, school and sp ...

    RGERBER - 12/03/2012 - 12:56 - Transforming Libraries

  3. Physical space

    The 19th century library had book storage at its center, the transformed library is centered around the user experience. The transformed library is not just an architectural statement, bur a re-conceptualization of the library as physical space to reflect ...

    RGERBER - 11/05/2012 - 12:08 - Transforming Libraries

  4. Transformation of Library Services

    Librarians are now 'embedded' in the community in order to better serve groups such as seniors or small businesspeople. 'Digital inclusion' has become extremely important, since one third of the U.S. population still does not have inte ...

    RGERBER - 11/04/2012 - 11:01 - Transforming Libraries

  5. Working Group on Libraries and Digital Content

    The ALA Working Group on Libraries and Digital Content is charged to: Advise the Association regarding opportunities and issues related to libraries and digital content and the provision of equitable access to digital content for all. Explore, analyze and ...

    RGERBER - 10/04/2012 - 09:44 - Transforming Libraries

  6. User Expections and the Impact of Changing Demographics

    The user now expects library services to be available 24/7. The transformed library focuses on customer service, and attepts to understand teh customer experience and how it can be improved. This requires active collaboration between users and library sta ...

    RGERBER - 09/18/2012 - 11:17 - Transforming Libraries

  7. Library workforce

    Gone is the sterotypical librarian sitting at a desk. Instead, the staff circulate withing the library, interacting with and assisting users. These 21st century librarians are tech-savvy, encouraged to experiment, to learn from successes and to occasional ...

    RGERBER - 09/18/2012 - 11:09 - Transforming Libraries

  8. Collections & Ebooks

    Traditional collections were books and printed periodicals, but libraries now also provide ebooks, ejournals, and downloadable digital files. Increasingly libraries are using the library website as a "virtual branch." Librarians are now interact ...

    RGERBER - 09/18/2012 - 11:05 - Transforming Libraries

  9. Publications to help you transform your library

    Copyright Law for Librarians and Educators It's essential to stay abreast of the basics of copyright law and fair use. Kenneth D. Crews has completely revised his classic text to remap the territory with fresh, timely insights into applications of co ...

    RGERBER - 09/10/2012 - 11:56 - Transforming Libraries

  10. Research about transforming libraries

    Ebooks and Interlibrary Loan: Licensed to Fill? A survey was used to explore the implications of ebook licensing and interlibrary loan use. Among academic libraries in the United States, a widespread preference for handling print books was found along wit ...

    RGERBER - 09/10/2012 - 11:56 - Transforming Libraries

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