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Dewey - or Don’t We?

Dewey Readmore Books.

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Can Libraries Use Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding isn’t about collecting money. It’s about making something happen with a crowd of people who believe in something. Normal people, not rich people with a lot of power, just people like you and me” – Jozefien Daelemans

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17 Ideas for Exceptional Library Customer Service

Your customer doesn’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Damon Richards

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Remarkable Libraries – Spotlight on the Library of Birmingham

Libraries come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil numerous different functions. However the basic truth holds – those libraries that innovate and embrace their community, and their community’s needs, do the most extraordinary things.

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The Journey of a Life-Long Learner

Over the past few decades, I have seen the pace of the world increase to such an extent that all those wonderfully impossible things that I had read about in science fiction books were beginning to come true! I wanted a Dick Tracey watch … Apple...

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HELP – I Don’t Know What to Read Next!

Every day in libraries all over the world, library staff hear the same thing, over and over, “I don’t know what to read next. Can you recommend something?” After all, that is what library staff are there for, to help their customers to find new,...

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Nurturing Creativity in Libraries with Divergent and Convergent Thinking

There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all. Without creativity, there would be no progress, and we would be forever repeating the same patterns.”  – Edward de Bono

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The Future is Here!

At the end of the first day of the EduTECH 2015 Conference in Brisbane, I arrived home at 8:15 pm after having dragged myself out of bed at 4:45 that morning. Boy, was it a long day! I sat on the lounge and began to tell my husband about my day....

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Remarkable Libraries – Spotlight on The Footpath Library

Libraries come in all shapes and sizes and fulfil numerous different functions. However the basic truth holds – those libraries that innovate and embrace their community, and their community’s needs, do the most extraordinary things. Welcome to our...

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BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

Picture this. A man walks into a library … (stop me if you’ve heard this one before). It’s his local library but it’s a new one that has just opened. He says to the library assistant, “I’d like to borrow a book”. The assistant replies, “Certainly!...

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