INFO 287: Inspiration Report

Open libraries utilize a combination of staffed and unstaffed self-service hours to provide extended library access and improve service delivery, making it easier for people to visit the library when it is more convenient, and reaching those who may not have used the library before (Holmquist, 2016). This report examines the open library model and …

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INFO 287 Blog Post #5: Reflection on Infinite Learning

Learning Everywhere The library strategy for Roskilde Libraries mentions that everyone should have the opportunity to learn. Learning shouldn’t be “reserved for those in education or in jobs” (Lauersen, 2020), but should be something you can experience throughout your entire life. Libraries support lifelong learning and hyperlinked libraries encourage people to be active participants in …

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INFO 287: Innovation Strategy & Roadmap

Tell Me a Story is a program that would extend the story time experience to older children, teens, young adults, adults, and older adults, allowing participants to share fictional stories they’ve written, or stories about their own memories and experiences with members of their community, and provide people with an opportunity to learn how to …

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INFO 287 Blog Post #4: Reflection on the Power of Stories

Stories have the power to help us form connections with people that we may have otherwise thought had nothing in common with us. The reading by Chad Mairn and Joe Terrana about the library’s listening lab took me down memory lane. It reminded me of listening to music on cassettes and CDs when I was …

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INFO 287 Blog Post #3: Reflection on New Models

The logo for the Anythink libraries is a doodle that can mean different things for different people. I look at it and see a maze. According to the brochure, some people see a cloud or spaghetti. This logo shows that Anythink supports creative thinking and I think it’s a great representation of all the opportunities …

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INFO 287 Context Book Review: Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers

Fans, Bloggers, and Gamers is a compilation of selected essays written by Henry Jenkins (2006) exploring how fans interact with media. Although the essays were written at least 16 years ago, they felt extremely relevant and reminded me of what I love so much about fandom. Jenkins “confesses” to being a fan in the introduction …

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INFO 287 Blog Post #2: Reflection on Participatory Service & Transparency

In this module, the Dixon (2017) and Yu (2020) articles about eliminating library fines stood out to me. Getting rid of fines removes barriers to borrowing library materials and works to “provide equitable access to as many patrons as possible” (Dixon, 2017). Making this shift also aligns with the goal of supporting local communities (Yu, …

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INFO 287 Blog Post #1: Reflection on the Hyperlinked Library Model

Two of the readings that resonated with me this week were New Clues (Searls & Weinberger, 2015), and The Hyperlinked Organization (Weinberger, 1999). Searls & Weinberger (2015) write, “Web pages are about connecting. Apps are about control”. This made me think about how much has changed regarding how I look for and consume information, just …

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