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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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A good story like this can make you happy you're in the Library Life. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/humankind/2016/04/27/librarian-creates-place-hope-love-neighborhood/83546614/ ScreenGrabCreds: USA TODAY Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Keep these library services in mind; maybe the service or item you want to purchase is free for the asking at your local library. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/04/21/library-101-things-you-didnt-know/83242000/ ScreenGrabCreds: usatoday.com Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Keep your malware protection and security fixes up to date. And for good measure... cover your laptop or desk top camera‎. I use narrow sticky notes...less risk of adhesive tacky mess. https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/04/12/why-the-fbi-director-puts-tape-over-his-webcam-and-you-should-too/?utm_content=buffer9b9cc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer ScreenGrabCred-Edit: Sophos.com Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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There by the grace of whatever diety we talk to at three in the morning go we. Libraries have always been safe haven for people who must needs live daily without shelter or support that is our right in this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Zaha Hadid's death today caught me off guard and effected me at a level I wasn't expecting. Hadid's Computer generated image for Stadium,2022 World Cup in Qatar. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images There she was, out there in the world building buildings... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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ScrnGrb: OCLC Webjunction 2014 This 2014 "46-page OCLC Webjunction guide, Transforming Library Spaces for Community Engagement, includes sections to help libraries and library staff to: Create a Community Vision: Recognize the role of community input in a space planning process,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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We complain about our operating hours and our funding and how to stay relevant in the 'information age' and this little one cred:yourstory.com/ "Muskaan Ahirwar (who) lives in the slums of Arera Hills in Bhopal", India can put us all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎The women who ran the war effort in factories and munitions plants, kept this country whole and functioning and contributed wholeheartedly to the Allied forces' success in WWll are just being officially recognised by the US now. Both the scale... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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We've watched artists in China paint names on a grain of rice... but this takes us to a new level of astonishment. An electron microscope as artist's carving tool is so very cool.‎ Beautiful, intelligent work by artist Vik Muniz... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎Both of these articles link to sites to help young women in the US gain access to enter and stay in, the sciences. Marvel is doing a great thing here. Kudos. And, Marvel...you need to do a whole lot more.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎I include screen grabs of the one paragraph that particularly took my attention - practicality being one of my interests as much as elegance in design. I come from the 'make a solid foundation first and a waterproof roof and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Great structural engineers have always used the angles in folded structures ‎to add strength and enhance beautiful design. These engineers are taking the practice to a new level...and beyond. http://www.citylab.com/tech/2015/09/how-origami-is-informing-structural-engineering/405442/?utm_source=SFTwitter ScreenGrabCred: CityLab and attributed Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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If this country is going to compete in the Global economy that our next generation owns, this has to happen. https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/09/fact-sheet-president-obama-announces-connectall-initiative ScreenGrabCred: Whitehouse.gov Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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WIRED magazine hasn't been a stellar supporter for women in the tech industry. Seems that for #InternationalWomensDay though they've found a real hero and told her story. This article is worth a close read. Ms. Hamilton's diligence and code saved... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Carla Hayden, a real librarian - most recently CEO at Baltimore's Enoch Pratt Free Library - is the first African American, and the first woman, to be nominated to the highly prestigious position - the Librarian of Congress. There is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Cred: the Great Mr. Colbert Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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This Portuguese design firm is trying to redirect our attention to how we live in our changing climate. Take a few moments to view the well produced video on the main page. Their design concept a little 'Safdie-meets-mobile sun worshipper'... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Showcasing the "transformative nature of today's libraries" this ALA initiative helps you remind your community, no matter what it is or its size, about the evolving nature of your library‎. Download FREE artwork, banners and 'window clings'. (screen grab of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Not since the heady days of 'The Dead Dog Café'‎ have I seen such a fun random ideas generator! http://www.cbc.ca/books/mobile/touch/2016/02/got-writers-block-check-out-the-canlit-premise-generator.html Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎A story of fragility, humidity and the search for people to fund the preservation of their heritage. Photos of books as a frantic attempt to preserve a record of an endangered collection. The visual record is stunning in that it... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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We focus on the 'third world' struggle for equality in this realm of the interconnectedness of our world. But there are still places in North America ‎without access to the Electric Grid. ScreenGrabCred: seia.org http://www.seia.org/blog/grid-solar-filling-void-power-deprived?utm_content=28336810&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Hopefully, since this is being developed by people with 'Mozilla-sense', this will turn out well and be a as security enhanced as possible. We'll watch and see. It's in Kickstarter right now but this has to come eventually. All I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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‎This is an offer that is way too good to ignore. One of the reasons Yale is doing this is to encourage digital artists to play with these and re-create. Nice! I'm headed to these sites to see what I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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"Everything builds on what came before. ...creativity is combinatorial. " These diagrams certainly changed my life the first time I saw them. I want to read this book! https://www.brainpickings.org/2012/12/21/100-diagrams-that-changed-the-world/?utm_content=bufferd92fe&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer ScreenShotCredits: brainpickings Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians
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Instructive little video... http://www.businessinsider.com/facebook-google-information-nsa-iphone-android-data-personal-2016-2 ScreenShots: businessinsider.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2016 at PLAN22 Archibrarians