Huge appreciation to

the librarians, trustees and architects at #ALAAC18 NOLA, conference 23 June, who attended our program: 'Achieve the Library Design You Need. Communicate Effectively with Your Library Building Design Professionals'. Thanks too to the conference organizers and audio-visual staff for a seamless experience. If you have questions when you receive our protected PDF with NOTES on the conference website, please contact us.

THANK YOU @LLAMA_ALA / Fred Reuland and all participants in our LLAMA Webinar 30 May.

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Time for the Web to Change. - "A plan to radically alter how all of us live and work on the web." Tim Berners-Lee @fastcompany @Katrinabrooker #in @2plan22 @guardian @ZoeCorbyn

Berners-Lee Image"Having invented the Web in 1989 while working at CERN and subsequently to ensure it was made freely available to all, Berners-Lee is now dedicated to enhancing and protecting the web’s future. He is a Founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation, which seeks to ensure the web serves humanity by establishing it as a global public good and a basic right. He is also Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, a global web standards organisation he founded in 1994 to lead the web to its full potential. In 2012 he co-founded the Open Data Institute (ODI) which advocates for Open Data in the UK and globally." - link

Fast Company's Katrina Brooker writes (29 Sep 2018), "Berners-Lee and other internet activists have been dreaming of a digital utopia where individuals control their own data and the internet remains free and open."

“We have to do it now,” he says, displaying an intensity and urgency that is uncharacteristic for this soft-spoken academic. “It’s a historical moment.” Ever since revelations emerged that Facebook had allowed people’s data to be misused by political operatives, Berners-Lee has felt an imperative to get this digital idyll into the real world. In a post published this weekend, Berners-Lee explains that he is taking a sabbatical from MIT to work full time on Inrupt. The company will be the first major commercial venture built off of Solid, a decentralized web platform he and others at MIT have spent years building."

Click on the images to read about

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 There is a good chance that the Web will indeed re-morph into its intended design for us all.

Zoë Corbyn's September 8th article, Decentralisation: the next big step for the world wide web, in The Guardian explains the context for Berners-Lee's sense of urgency. Click this image link to her article. DWeb

 Be secure, safe and private, out there on the Web!

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Facts About America's Libraries @ILoveLibraries @amlibraries @goRCLS @NYLA_1890 #in #getalibrarycard #LibrariesTransform

“Freedom is found through the portals of our nation’s libraries.” - David McCullough, Speech at the Library of Congress about his book on John Adams, aired on C-Span, June 10, 2001.

Americans go to school, public and academic libraries more than three times as frequently as they go to the movies.

There are more public libraries than Starbucks in the U.S.total of 17,566 including branches. 

Nearly 100% of public libraries provide WiFi and have no-fee access to computers. 

In 2013, there were 1.5 billion in-person visits to public libraries across the U.S., the equivalent of more than 4 million visits each day. That’s 2,854 per minute.

Credit: Quotable Facts About America's Libraries - ALA

Public, school and Academic Libraries are essential to the health of democracy.

Ask your librarian how to find any topic that interests you - they will find it for you and help you find even more.

Click on these images for bullet points in free PDF format:

in English Quotable Facts AmrLibs

and Spanish. Quotable Facts AmrLibs_Span

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more info, click on this image:

More info at this link: 

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Librarians market services, engage students, link value of The Library to classroom assignments @shannonmiller @jessicamrabe @goRCLS #in

Are people excited to see what's happening in your library?

How do you market your library and services to your community? 

Looking for ideas to bring engaged students to your library this Fall, and more users to your community library?

Take a look at this colourful, visual-story link. Looks like fun...

"What Your Teacher Librarians Can Do For You.... A Program & Ticket For A Successful Year!" ...

Source: http://vanmeterlibraryvoice.blogspot.com

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Libraries, coping with Climate change? @TimesMagazine ‏@goRCLS #in

We are researching the topic of how librarians can plan for the future in their libraries. In architectural school, the "Environment' and "Environmental Design" were at the root of all my design considerations. Most of us in class thought, "We've got this. We can be agents of change for good. Our values and caring for our planet through intelligent design are going to help everyone."  The "Almost" in the title of the following intensive and exhausting-to-read (for me at least!) article sums up the results of our youthful, optimistic dreams.

30YRS AGO_20180806_084352This is this a photo of weekend's New York Times Magazine cover, stark white letters on unrelieved black, small enough to make you really look and read. The exclusive Two-Part issue of August 1, 2018 - Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change - is so overarching a topic that it must be considered by all community leaders as they try to plan for services that are foremost on their users' minds and strive to meet just their basic human needs.

The publication clearly and in plain words puts before our eyes for all to see, the feet-of-clay history of what we have done since we were all warned that climate change was real and how it could affect our lives.

Our global climate affects our jobs, our health, immigration intensity, food and water supplies, demand for science-literate citizens, our power supplies and the willingness by our community's institutions to embrace adaptability. We have no exact idea how this issue will devolve but one thing is certain; it will and we must consider our environment in every decision we make when planning our libraries.

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The chapter titles of Part One are riveting. As you begin to read Part Two, you'll get the drift of where this is headed.

1. 'This Is the Whole Banana', Spring 1979

2. 'The Whimsies of the Invisible World', Spring 1979

3. 'Between catastrophe and Chaos', July 1979

4. 'A Very Aggressive Defensive Program', Summer 1979-summer 1980

5. 'We Are Flying Blind', October 1980

6. 'Otherwise, They'll Gurgle', November 1980-September 1981

7. 'We're All Going to Be the Victims', March 1982

8. 'The Direction of an Impending catastrophe', 1982

Here is the link to the full on-line publication (with awe inspiring photos).

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change By Nathaniel Rich Photographs and Videos by George Steinmetz

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Shout out to all of you at #alaac18 who attended our Presentation. #in #fbp22 @goRCLS

Thank you everyone for coming to our presentation.

Here's a little GIFt for you - a few visual memories from NOLA (click on it)2018-06-30_ALAAC18_anigif

If you have questions after you receive our NOTES, we will happily assist. Posting them within a week the ALA Conference Sessions Postings site.

 

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GIF pressie. @mrdoob #in #fbp22

A little visual fun.

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Shout Out: @mrdoob

https://mrdoob.com/projects/harmony/

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See you @alaannual June 23! Help your architect understand your library's needs. #ALAAC18 #fbp22 #in

NLLD18_Title_PrsntnWorking full out finishing up our Program for the American Library Association Annual Convention (ALAAC18) in New Orleans - Saturday, 23 June.

 

Interested? Register Now | ALA Annual 2018

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small space renovation BIG IMPACT RESULT/ Teen Space @CORPUBLIB @goRCLS #in

CPL NY Coll 2The hard working staff and director at Cornwall Public library in Cornwall, New York last evening officially opened their Teen Space to rave reviews.

The project was done with a minimal budget and LOTS of volunteer time and materials.

It is great to see how much can be done to make a space function well and be warm and welcoming using engaging paint colors and patterns; space defining carpet tiles; well chosen data/electrically connected seating; functional furniture; the occasional piece of mood lighting and oh yes, lots of love for the users!

Well done! CPL NY logo

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A Childhood Book Casts a Long Shadow, A Letter of Thanks. @JFOppenheim #in

A lesson well learned about appreciation and how people's contributions affect us.

This article is directly from  Joanne Oppenheim's blog: (our amazing friend and author)

On the other side of theriver oppenheimWriters of children’s books often get letters from children “by-the-class-full”—letters that teachers have their students write. I always enjoy those, even when I know they were written on assignment.

What we don’t often receive are letters from former children...letters that say a story written decades ago lives on. Last week, I received such a note, an email that should remind us, that the stories shared with children can cast a long shadow. Here is a very special email (shared with the author’s permission): 

I am writing to you about your book, The Other Side of the River.  I remember buying the book when I was 4 or 5 and it quickly became one of my favorites.  The book is exactly what popped into my head this morning when a friend posted this article on facebook:

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-s-visa-changes-are-clawing-famous-crab-town-they-n874041 

Obviously, this situation is not a case of an actual bridge falling down but the basic lesson of how important it is to really think about how we are connected to one another and to have respect and appreciation for others’ contributions – that feels like a lesson I’ve known for so long because of this book.  I ordered a copy today for my almost four-year old son, and I am really looking forward to reading it with him.

 Thanks so much for your work!   

Helene J. Busby                   

Joanne goes on to thank the writer of this lovely letter:

My thanks to Helene! How grand it is to discover that a story published so many decades ago is fondly remembered. Even more, that it still resonates and says something meaningful about our need for each other. Of course, the book is now out of print and only used copies are available. Who knows, maybe it’s time for a reprint in English. Oddly enough, in 2017, Tuttle, a Japanese publisher reprinted the book in Japanese. You never know.

 On the Other Side of the River, was published in 1972 by Franklin Watts. It’s one of those publishing stories that should comfort writers who get rejection letters—in other words, all writers. After submitting the story to several publishers, I put the manuscript away in my desk. A year later, an editor called to ask if the script was still available. She explained that she loved the book when she read it originally, but she was not then in a position to buy it. Now, she had become the senior editor at Franklin Watts and hoped to do the book with the talented and well-known illustrator, Aliki. 

Sadly, my own copies of the book were lost in a fire several years ago and the copy in the photo above was generously sent to me by Aliki. It is a personal treasure.  

Back in 1972, the book was well received in the US and was even far more successful in England, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, and Japan. Perhaps the theme, the interdependence of people, was more meaningful abroad. 1972 was the year that Nixon visited China and I remember wanting to send him a copy to take along. Children’s books are not supposed to carry heavy messages; that’s what publishers and editors always say. Maybe not, but I think memorable stories are more than entertaining. They also say something to meaningful to our hearts. Like Helene, I believe that the idea of our interdependence is one that we need to share with each other and definitely with our children and grandchildren. 

Thank you for sharing this Joanne. We never know who is thinking of us or the effect we can have on people whom we may never even meet. For our part - we are fortunate to have met you!

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Future Women - excited to go to the #hayliteraturefestival and @BradfordLitFest #in

A group of Bradford pupils visit the Hay Festival  for the first time "as part of an exchange programme with the Bradford Literature Festival" .

They gleefully give their review.

"I'm looking forward to (The Hay Festival) because I'm going to know what is outside of Bradford, going to a different place."

There is hope.

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#NLLD18 | 7 & 8 May Washington DC - Library Advovates Be there! #AmericaNeedsLibraries #FundLibraries #in #fb @goRCLS @NYLA_1890 @ALALibrary

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 New York Delegates are moving in on Washington DC for National Library Legislative Day (NLLD) #NLLD18, this Monday, May 7 for their briefings in preparation for visits to their legislators on Tuesday 8 May.
 
Over 500 delegates from all over the country, representing every State will be in Washington DC meeting legislators. The New York delegation is 25 strong, from every region of the State representing every type of library.
 
You can help with our advocacy efforts by contacting our Senators and the Representative(s) from your district using ALA's Legislative Action Center. Please take the time to let our legislators know how important libraries are to your communities. You can register to join our advocacy efforts.
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Information about issues we will be advocating for are available in two briefing documents - Appropriation Brief and the Broadband Brief.

 
Here is access to the documents that delegates will be leaving behind with our legislators - the Congressional Federal Funding and the Broadband white papers. (these open in SmarterMail for ease of download)
 
Please make an effort to contact our legislators!Here is the link again: National Library Legislative Day

Advocacy really DOES makes a difference! Here's the link to the ALA Page.

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