Monthly Archives: January 2014

Podcast #025–Pamela Martin, ULA President-Elect and Reference and Instruction Librarian for Utah State Library

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We have Pamela Martin on the podcast today. Pamela talks about her plans for ULA and what it is like to be a Reference and Instruction Librarian at Utah State University Merrill-Cazier Library.

We will be releasing a new podcast every Thursday.

Evil Librarians Podcast 025

Build-A-Lab: Digital Projects in Darien, CT

This recording is number two of a five-part online series highlighting Digital Media Labs dml21and Makerspaces in public libraries across America. Digital Media Labs provide library patrons with a space where they may use various digital media technologies that support their educational, professional, and personal goals and endeavors. Labs include equipment and software. Patrons can create, design, restore and share: videos, images, music, websites, presentations, animations, digital art, physical objects, eBooks, podcasts, and much more.

Discover. Capture. Share. Topics:

  • What inspired the library to obtain a media lab
  • List of equipment
  • Possible classes/training offered to the community
  • How the community has responded to the lab (attendance, project successes, etc.)

Host: Utah State Library

Instructor: John Blyberg | Assistant Director of Innovation and UX | Darien Library, Connecticut

Service Population: 20,000

Series: Build-A-Lab

Link to presentation slideshttp://slides.blyberg.net/slides/darienlibrary-dml.html#/  (click on arrows on bottom right to view slides)

Schedule for upcoming media lab trainings: http://heritage.utah.gov/library/build-a-lab

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Declaration for the Right to Libraries

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This has been available for a while, but we at Creative Libraries Utah want to make sure that everyone is aware of Barbara Stripling’s, ALA President, main initiative: Declaration for the Right to Libraries. This document aptly describes the role of libraries in society and the increasing need for this resource. This document is written in the style of the Declaration of Independence and is being used by librarians across the nation to garner political and community support. The declaration has ten main points:

1. Libraries empower the individual

2. Libraries support Literacy and lifelong learning

3. Libraries strengthen families

4. Libraries are the great equalizer

5. Libraries build communities

6. Libraries protect our right to know

7. Libraries strengthen our nation

8. Libraries advance research and scholarship

9. Libraries help us to better understand each other

10. Libraries preserve our nation’s cultural heritage

Learn more about the document here: Declaration for the Right to Libraries

See the document here: ALA Declaration

Hobbit Party | Roosevelt Branch Library in Duchesne, Utah

HobbitpartyA big thanks to Stephen Moon, Roosevelt Branch Manager, for sharing this information.

“Moon issued a challenge to library workers and volunteers to develop ideas for events.” – Steve Puro

“We did a challenge to suggest a theme for each month and [teen library helper and Union High Senior] Chance Turnbull suggested the Hobbit Party. He focused and came up with all the activities we are enjoying today,” Moon said.

Read full news article: http://www.ubmedia.biz/ubstandard/news/article_d80d07a8-7cb8-11e3-a00d-0019bb2963f4.html

Downloadable activities

A Not So Unexpected Party Flyer

Thorin’s Test

The Desolation of Smaug Flyer

Smaug’s Revenge

Bilbo’s Exam

Gandalf’s Quest

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Build-A-Lab series hosted by The Utah State Library | Techspiration in Brownsburg IN

brownsburgThis recording is number one of a five-part online series highlighting Digital Media Labs and Makerspaces in public libraries across America. Digital Media Labs provide library patrons with a space where they may use various digital media technologies that support their educational, professional, and personal goals and endeavors. Labs include equipment and software. Patrons can create, design, restore and share: videos, images, music, websites, presentations, animations, digital art, physical objects, eBooks, podcasts, and much more.

Discover. Capture. Share. Topics:

  • What inspired the library to obtain a media lab
  • List of equipment
  • Possible classes/training offered to the community
  • How the community has responded to the lab (attendance, project successes, etc.)

Host: Utah State Library

Instructor: Amie Thomas, Public Services Administrator, Brownsburg Public Library, Indiana

Service Population: 23,000

Series: Build-A-Lab

Here is the equipment Cost Breakdown

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North Logan Library Makerspace Policy

 

For all libraries interested in incorporating a MakerSpace or Digital Media Lab, here is a policy example from the North Logan Library in Utah. MakerSpace

Watch video for a peek into the North Logan MakerSpace along with some summer fun activities!

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In addition, the Utah State Library is hosting an nationwide Media Lab training series beginning on January 14, 2014!

Here is the schedule of training sessions: http://library.utah.gov/workshops

 

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