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Community Voices: Preserving the History and Culture of Our Communities

Step Back into the Future - New Technology Brings History to Your Smartphone: Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science developed “GeoStoryteller” for the Goethe-Institut’s project German Traces. Geodata is used to guide you via a mobile website along NYC’s German Traces recapturing the early days of immigration in New York City. Podcasts, slideshows and augmented reality make this a rich and entertaining learning experience

Subjects: Preservation, Archives, Diversity, Technology


Rethink & Re-envison: Dynamic Redesigns of existing spaces

Today’s successful libraries are the hub of the community. In a common space they bring together users, materials, technology, collaboration and meeting areas, and offer quiet as well as social spaces. This program is geared to forward-thinking librarians who wish to create thriving 21st century libraries with building new. Participants will hear first hand experiences from a panel of experts that include alternatives for addressing library trends and challenges when revamping and redesigning existing spaces.

Subjects: Buildings and Facilities, Project Management


Books to Go

Llbraries are usually organized for patrons who know what they want-the layout, guiding and catalogue all support the focused user. Research in the UK has demonstrated that many library patrons do not have specific authors and titles in mind; they are looking to be tempted while browsing. Rachel Van Riel will explore the implications of this research for managing library spaces, book collections and displays. She will show how to create an ‘Impulse’ area near the front door of the library can have a dramatic effect on both circulation and patron satisfaction.

Subjects: Marketing, Popular Culture, Transforming Libraries


Social Media in Federal Libraries

Panel will discuss how Federal libraries have implemented, or could implement social media...

Subjects: Emerging Technologies, Networking, Social Media & Networks


Games and Gaming Forum (GameRT)

Program from the new Games and Gaming Round Table

Subjects: Games and Gaming