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  1. Manual for the Future of Librarianship Submission Form

    The Long Now Foundation ’s Manual for Civilization seems like a project librarians can get interested in. The project seeks to crowdsource a collection of 3,500 books deemed important for sustaining or rebuilding civilization- everything from the cultural ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/11/2014 - 11:43 - Transforming Libraries

  2. Wednesday Reading- Skift's "Megatrends Defining Travel in 2015"

    I'm a sucker for consumer trends- please see a previous post on Sterling Brand's "On the Future: A Forecast of Near Future Trends." So I was happy to spend a Saturday night (yes, I'm a little lonely post-Midwinter Meeting) reading ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/11/2015 - 08:35 - Transforming Libraries

  3. Wednesday Reading – The Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel Report “The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory”

    Released in November 2014, this one is a big one – 225 pages – and maybe that’s why it’s taken me a little while to get through it. The Royal Society of Canada’s Expert Panel Report “The Future Now: Canada’s Libraries, Archives, and Public Memory”  is wor ...

    MFIGUEROA - 02/11/2015 - 08:37 - Transforming Libraries

  4. Ferguson Library Director Gets Standing Ovation at ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting

    SOSTMAN's blog Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library in Ferguson, Mo., didn't expect to find his library in a crisis situation. And he certainly didn't have time to prepare. On Sunday, Feb. 2, at ALA's 2015 Mi ...

    SOSTMAN - 02/03/2015 - 12:07 - Transforming Libraries

  5. Wednesday Reading- Sterling Brands' "On the Future: A Forecast of Near Future Trends

    Like any librarian, I try to read a lot. Lately it’s been reports and articles that help me keep up with trends and forecasts for the future. Some of them reinforce things a lot of us are already thinking. Some of them introduce new ideas. And some of the ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/31/2014 - 11:40 - Transforming Libraries

  6. Gamification

    Gamification (the application of game elements and digital game design techniques to non-game settings) and game-based learning (game playing that has defined learning outcomes) are seeing greater adoption and recognition in educational and professional s ...

    MFIGUEROA - 01/28/2015 - 09:38 - Transforming Libraries

  7. The Manual for Civilization and a Manual for the Future of Librarianship

    The  Long Now Foundation ’s  Manual for Civilization  seems like a project librarians can get interested in. The project seeks to crowdsource a collection of 3,500 books deemed important for sustaining or rebuilding civilization- everything from the cultu ...

    MFIGUEROA - 11/25/2014 - 07:51 - Transforming Libraries

  8. Ferguson Library Director to Speak at ALA 2015 Midwinter Meeting

    SOSTMAN's blog Libraries and their staffs are agents of positive community change, even under the most challenging and tension-filled circumstances. Ferguson (Missouri) Municipal Public Library Director Scott Bonner will discuss the recent turmoil in ...

    SOSTMAN - 01/02/2015 - 13:46 - Transforming Libraries

  9. Anonymity

    Anonymity, long a hallmark of communication on the internet, is a promoted feature of applications (Whisper, Secret) and forums (Reddit) allowing users to share information secretly.    How It’s Developing Social media provides a platform to share informa ...

    MFIGUEROA - 12/17/2014 - 10:16 - Transforming Libraries

  10. "That's Why We Had Libraries"

    For one week each October,  Chicago Ideas Week (CIW)  brings together some of the world's most outstanding speakers to present their ideas and inspire the innovations of tomorrow at 80+ sessions across the city of Chicago. CIW aims to be the platform ...

    MFIGUEROA - 10/22/2014 - 11:29 - Transforming Libraries

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