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Library makerspaces come to Capitol Hill with Digital Fab!

On Wednesday, April 11, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Washington Office along with Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.Mex.), hosted “Digital Fab! Libraries Advance Entrepreneurship and Innovation” in honor of National Library Week. The event, which took place on Capitol Hill, showcased library makerspaces and the important technology and services they…

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Experts to talk library hacker spaces at 2015 ALA Annual Conference

How can libraries ensure that learners of all ages stay curious, develop their passions, immerse themselves in learning? Learn about developing library learning spaces at this year’s 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco. The interactive session, “Hacking the Culture of Learning in the Library,” takes place…

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Young adults and four key trends shaping the future of libraries

The fall 2013 issue of Young Adult Library Services (YALS) features the future of libraries with a focus on young adult services (naturally). I have an article in this issue that takes a big-picture view. The Future of Libraries is now frequently discussed within the library community. Writers, analysts, and…

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Some thoughts on knowledge production, makerspaces, and libraries

Last week, I had the privilege of participating in the conference “Networking Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Design to Confront the Hard Problems of Our Time,” held at the Smithsonian Institution, and co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Network for Sciences, Engineering, Arts and…

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Google fellows connect over lunch and libraries

This summer, when I haven’t been attending hearings and panels, or writing about bookmobiles, I’ve been joining the rest of the Google Policy Fellows at Google’s DC office for occasional events. They’ve been interesting opportunities to learn more about the policy work of an influential company–as well as, rather unexpectedly,…

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