Module 8: New Models

New Models

Now we explore new models of service, ideas outside the box of traditional library land thinking, and the popular Anythink libraries. As a source of inspiration, I want to highlight the work of Anythink Libraries and the Outside the Lines initiative. Below are “Things to Explore” resources provided by Stacie Ledden. Then, please explore the other links to see new models of service in action.

Lecture Recording

Things to Read:

ANYTHINK Resources by Stacie Ledden* to Explore

Things to View:

  • What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith at TEDxMileHigh:

  • Get To Know Your Neighbor – Anythink Libary:


Even More Things to Explore:

Libraries making a Difference:

A Different Look at Libraries:

Designing the Library Space:

Going Beyond Books:

*Stacie Ledden is the former Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy at Anythink Libraries. After joining the district in 2008, Stacie assisted in launching the Anythink brand that in 2011 garnered the John Cotton Dana Award for Outstanding Public Relations in Libraries. In her position at Anythink, she has filled the role of event planner, webmaster, brand champion and Anythink cheerleader. Previous to her work at Anythink, Stacie was an editor for a global news wire service, freelance writer and faithful library customer. In 2012, she helped launch R-Squared – The Risk & Reward Conference, which focused on creativity and taking smart risks to move libraries forward. Stacie was named one of Library Journal’s Movers and Shakers for 2013.