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Libraries on the Social Web

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Publisher’s Note: Apologies for messy format. Update in progress. Reveal on September 8 International Literacy Day

Library = A building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to.

Many libraries are forward-thinking, digitally literate and public-facing. Others are learning. You have to walk before you run.

Examples please! Planeta.com spotlights good practices around the world.

Questions

  • What makes a good library?
  • What is your favorite public library?
  • What makes a library effective in 2020?
  • Does your favorite library have a Facebook page? Twitter account? Other social web interactive platforms?
  • What roles do libraries play now compared to 20 years ago? 10 years ago? 10 years from now?
  • In what ways are libraries helpful to out-of-town visitors?
  • In what ways do libraries help connect locals with a diverse cultural world?
  • In what ways do libraries interact with digital literacy efforts?
  • Any suggestions for library superfans?

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Sharing Cultures on the Social Web

Mark your calendar
February 21International Mother Language Day
May 21 Cultural Diversity Day
September 8 International Literacy Day

Quotes
The future of libraries isn’t paper vs digital, but rather how digital extends the power of written knowledge.
Francesco Pisano‏

Spotlight: The Daring Librarian
Gwyneth A. Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is an international Ed Tech speaker, trope and meme archivist, creator of content, a citizen of advocacy, and a resident of social media. Gwyneth is the author of the award winning Daring Librarian Blog.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/info_grrl

Twitter
@nlnz

Headlines
http://hyperallergic.com/360698/smelling-the-old-books-of-the-morgan-library
Is there a library-sized hole in the internet?
#LILAC14 – behind the #hashtag – Teach Digital Literacy@jonwhite82

Recommended Listening
Marginalia in a digital world – What use and purpose do libraries have in our fast-changing world in which information is accessed predominantly online?

The Library of the Future – The library of the future will be a content creator, a publisher, and a conserver of ‘unique’ stuff

Library Revival – We’ve been told the book is dead yet apparently the libraries that houses them are sprouting up everywhere in some rather novice designs and concepts.

Daring Librarian
http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com
@GwynethJones
Flickr
Twitter
@pisanoUN
@NLNZ
@hendersonlibs
@librarycongress
@GwynethJones
@TSLAC
@bodleianlibs
@unlvlibraries
@llilasbenson
https://twitter.com/DCLAReadingRoom

Recommended Listening
Marginalia in a digital world – What use and purpose do libraries have in our fast-changing world in which information is accessed predominantly online?

The Library of the Future – The library of the future will be a content creator, a publisher, and a conserver of ‘unique’ stuff

Library Revival – We’ve been told the book is dead yet apparently the libraries that houses them are sprouting up everywhere in some rather novice designs and concepts.

Daring Librarian
http://www.thedaringlibrarian.com
@GwynethJones
Flickr

Libraries around the World
Las Vegas – http://www.lvccld.orghttps://www.facebook.com/LVCCLDhttps://twitter.com/LVCCLD

Digital Public Library of America http://dp.la

https://www.bibliocommons.com/

Core Skills
Have you registered for a library card?
Do you know the name of your local library?
Can you place a book request online?

Embedded Tweets

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