We had a culinary arts instructor from a local college give a cupcake decorating workshop for teens at the library today. It was a lot of fun.
TEDxRainier - Chrystie Hill - Libraries Present and Future (by TEDxTalks)
…libraries all over the world, meet community needs and doing so much more than storing books.
…the future of library service, meeting our users exactly where they are, where ever they are.
- YOUmedia Lab offers access to use technology to create content which develops digital literacy skills to Chicago teens
- Westfield Public Library offers computer and job skills classes and resources that make a difference
- In Veracruz, Mexico, all terrain buses deliver technology and education to rural communities that otherwise would not have access
- Aarhus, Denmark used participatory democracy in practice (meaningful community input), especially that of children, to design a new model of media space that is open, flexible and focuses on networking and collaboration.
Ms. Hill challenges us to consider the future of libraries by answering this question:
When everything is online, why come to the library at all?
YES! Especially since this GIF is from what is probably my favourite movie ever.
copied from the CAUT listserv.
Canada’s Past Matters
In the wake of enormous public pressure, the Minister of Heritage, James Moore, is considering reinstating the National Archival Development Program (NADP). This would be an important victory for local and regional archives across the country; CAUT unequivocally supports the restoration of the NADP. However, funding for the program is not yet confirmed. Especially troubling is that, Minister Moore has indicated that any money for the NADP would have to come from within the already depleted Library and Archives Canada (LAC) budget.
The Canadian Association of University Teachers calls on all Canadians to contact the Heritage Minister and voice support for restoring the NADP, insisting that the $1.7 million annual cost of the program be added to the current LAC budget.
The Hon. James Moore
Minister of Canadian Heritage & Official Languages
House of Commons
Find out more about the NADP see:
SIGN THE PETITION HERE.