Week 45: Designing Modern Libraries,3D Printing as a Library Service in Academic Libraries,How 3D Printing Works

Listen Online: “Designing Libraries That are Relevant in the Digital Age” ( INFOdocket)
Let’s listen to Morten Schmidt, of Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, based in Denmark who build the new Halifax Central Library in Canada with 300-seat theater, two cafes, gaming stations and recording studio.

Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model ( New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
Thinking of building your library’s learning common? Take alook at this post from Heather Kindschy, a librarian at Mt. Bethel Elementary School, Marietta GA.

Libraries Could Use An Experience Design Hub ( Designing Better Libraries )
Libraries definately need to have their own “
Innovation Centers” who are dedicated to study and improve customer service and must open full time positions dedicated to design and innovate the customer experience.

Academic Libraries: “Making It Real: 3D Printing as a Library Service”
( INFOdocket ) “Findings from a University of Nevada, Reno, project indicate that higher education’s need for 3D printing services could be both substantial and broad-based across disciplines”. In addition teh study found out that ” users from across disciplinary and organizational boundaries quickly adopted a 3D printing service implemented in a UNR academic library, with the new printers operating at or near capacity throughout the service’s first year”

How 3D Printing Works ( Smart Libraries Newsletter)
I wouldn’t miss this post, which is  the ” first of a series of posts excerpted from Jason Griffey’s Library Technology Report “3D Printers for Libraries.

University Library Re-Engineered…10.30.14 (The Proverbial Lone Wolf Librarian’s Weblog)
Absolutely love this video! We should strive to create similar videos for our libraries, when they go through major transformations.

Sticker Shock: Librarians Open Their Wallets ( New Stephen’s Lighthouse)
Did you know that 57% of school librarians spent between $100 and $499 out of pocket to buy school supplies for their students?

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