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PLAN22 Archibrarians
Greater New York / Hudson Valley Area
Librarianship meets Architecture -Your Library formed by Your Experience
Interests: library advocacy, community health strengthened through excellence in library services and environments designed to serve community needs, strategic planning, coaching for architectural programming, advice about energy efficient design,
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Librarians and their Libraries have shifted and morphed with us since we had papyri and charcoal, flint and bone. It is our contention that, as our world becomes ever more connected and the individual in contrast senses a growing seclusion... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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In a Giant Step forward for all Men and Women this #WomensEqualityDay, @NASA has announced that “(they) are celebrating this opportunity to extend access to our extensive portfolio of scientific and technical publications,” NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman says in... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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"Creative leadership isn’t about leaders simply becoming more creative. It’s about individuals leading for creativity." (https://designthinking.ideo.com/?p=1474) IDEO U has an online course "Leading for Creativity" to tempt you librarians out there on the creative edge‎. http://www.ideou.com/products/leading-for-creativity ‎Why does 'Work' =... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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@WLIC2016‎ @amlibraries and @ IFLA have news for those of us who think we have insurmountable problems getting our new library building projects off the ground and running. Landscape + Recycling + Childrens' Reading Needs + Community Engagement = ‎The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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'A revolution has been happening (in Somaliland) in publishing books, reading, writing and literature,' says Musa...." "Hamdi Ali Musa saw her first book when she was 10. Now 25, she's one of Hargeisa's only librarians." (shown in photo) Somaliland is... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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"As the nation considers our vision for the future this election year and begins to plot actionable steps to achieve that vision, (ALA) offer(s)... The E’s of Libraries® as part of the solution. Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Empowerment and Engagement... hallmarks... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎So many questions. Where do we go together as a family? How do we teach our children the values we want them to take with them throughout their lives? How do we talk to each other so we can learn... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎The miracle existence of the beloved @highlinenyc has injected fabulous energy into the district. This forward leaning proposal by Weston Baker/Koolhaas could be a breakthrough for integrated 'green' / residential design. It isn't a done deal...yet. It deserves a good... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Tomorrow we present "Communicating Effectively with Design Professionals - Shaping the Outcome of your Library"; our WEBINAR for @LLAMA_ALA. Details at this link. Hope we meet you there. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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I knew it! Hold on Death...just one more paragraph / I'll turn off the light at the end of this chapter. To read is to Join the Divine! ... after we finish... that next sentence. http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bookworms-rejoice-you-may-live-longer-180960052/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20160808-daily-responsive&spMailingID=26185198&spUserID=NzQwNDUzNzIyODMS1&spJobID=861435623&spReportId=ODYxNDM1NjIzS0 ScrnGrbCrd: the Smits /SmartNews Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Ms. Popova succinctly annotates Neil's list ensuring that we have additional offerings representing the other side of our brains. (all noted as Available for Free at Your Local Library). AND as always, my admiration for Mr. deGrasse Tyson continues with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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This really is 'YUGE' ‎news; whether you 'believe' in science or not. Encryption can't be too far behind (we hope) and then... to the stars and back! ‎"According to the Joint Quantum Institute at Maryland University, its researchers created a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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American Libraries Mag Turns out that librarians and libraries are doing a great job at keeping up with competition from both obvious - box store book stores - and obscure sources - multi national uber-corporations. In this book review in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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"...the hardest truth: that to be in the middle class, just working hard and playing by the rules doesn’t cut it anymore. To have a lifelong job, you need to be a lifelong learner, constantly raising your game." T. Friedman... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎This illuminating study of the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect and 'greened rooftops ' in Chicago will help us all navigate the design of our 'urban future'. "...research conducted by the city of Chicago and the University of Notre Dame’s... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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"Over 1 billion people now live in slums, in makeshift homes that often lack even the most basic survival amenities. These self-built settlements have proliferated at a rapid pace due to a confluence of massive rural-to-urban migration and ad-hoc urban... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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"... the piece ends by taking the audience through the lifecycle of a star, wrapping up the performance’s themes in an immersive, virtual reality experience." Imagine, 'hearing' the Cosmos! " 'The Hubble Cantata' will make its full-length debut at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎This is a thing. Don't you want to do this? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/anyone-can-contribute-giant-poem-new-york-if-you-can-find-this-typewriters-180959758/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20160715-daily-responsive&spMailingID=25995413&spUserID=NzQwNDUzNzIyODMS1&spJobID=842246577&spReportId=ODQyMjQ2NTc3S0 ScrnGrbCrd: smithsonian.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎I want one of these. The whole store. As a library. But here. http://www.contemporist.com/2016/05/20/this-unique-new-bookstore-is-filled-with-optical-illusions/?utm_content=buffer8cb3e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer ScrnGrbCred: contemporist.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Cred:@amlibraries and www.rightrelevance.com We join all the librarians of America today who are doing the Happy Dance in celebration of the Senate Confirmation of Dr. Carla Hayden as Librarian of Congress. @prattlibrary has Dr. Hayden's last Book Picks still up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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"A bank robber can use the road to get away but we still want to be able to drive on it." This is ‎Chuck Mc Andrew, IT Librarian at W. Lebanon New Hampshire's Kilton Public Library https://www.leblibrary.com/ talking about one... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Who can resist a beautiful Beaux-arts library building located where Daffodil Valley meets Tulip Tree Allée? If you live in NYC (or plants are your life) you don't have to; visit the New York Botanical Garden. "One of the world's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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"...a library is ‎more than just books" across our globe and throughout history. Mr. Rydell's insightful article begins with a story of how a small town saved it's books, visits the digitization in cataloging vs. human ‎discourse debate, takes us... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎Ontario libraries rock! Wi-Fi is available now where dial-up is still the norm. Wellington County Library has begun the first rural library pilot program in Ontario to loan Wi-Fi hotspots. As a library initiative and lending program, this gets an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Sharing life in the library; it was a family thing! Caretakers for NY libraries were a package deal until 10 years ago and our libraries were the better for it. Families celebrated holidays, gave weddings, had babies, raised children who... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians