Tag Archives: Public Library

Converted warehouse becomes LocHal public library in the Netherlands – Curbed

Photo: Stijn Bollaert via Fast Company
Photo: Stijn Bollaert via Fast Company

The sprawling warehouse, which was once used as a holding warehouse for train engines, is now a well-designed community space.

Source: Converted warehouse becomes LocHal public library in the Netherlands – Curbed

The latest free streaming TV service: Your public library

Hoopla and Kanopy offer free streaming movies, TV shows, and documentaries with just a library card.

Editor’s Note: My library here has hoopla.. what does your local public library have?

Source: The latest free streaming TV service: Your public library

How Libraries Became Public | Library Babel Fish

It was during an era much like ours when the public library became an American institution.

Source: How Libraries Became Public | Library Babel Fish

Pratt names Ohio librarian to replace Hayden – Baltimore Sun

Heidi Daniel, who has served as the director of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County in Ohio, is the newly selected president of the Enoch Pratt Free Library. (Amy Davis, Baltimore Sun video)

An Ohio librarian has been tapped to lead Baltimore’s public library system amid a $115 million renovation to fully transform the historical central branch into the digital age.

Source: Pratt names Ohio librarian to replace Hayden – Baltimore Sun

How the L.A. Public Library Amassed a Collection of 3.1 Million Historical Photos | KCET

If a picture is worth a thousand words, so are the stories behind how this massive collection came to be.

Source: How the L.A. Public Library Amassed a Collection of 3.1 Million Historical Photos | KCET

How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library

¶ DrWeb says: This is how a total organization or library can work.. everyone has a stake, is a stakeholder.. everyone has ideas, viewpoints, dreams.. and leaving anyone out of change management means you miss all your voices…


“In the spring of 2014, we proposed a radical approach: offer anyone on staff – over 2,500 individuals, many of them union members – the chance to shape the library through strategic conversations with senior leaders. We believed that if the Library was to be truly nimble, senior leaders couldn’t unilaterally come up with a plan. Involving staff in conceiving, designing, and implementing the change would result in a course of action that was more fit-to-purpose and more likely to be well executed. Staff would fully understand the changes and be accountable to each other for their implementation.

“The conversation would be neither bottom-up nor top down. Staff would take a lead role in designing, testing, and advocating solutions. Leadership would shape the conversation to ensure proposals were strategically on-point. Senior leaders also would provide resources, guidance, and act as decision makers.”

Source: How Employees Shaped Strategy at the New York Public Library

The Seattle Review of Books – An open letter to the Seattle Public Library Board of Trustees about SPL’s “anti-book” agenda

http://seattlereviewofbooks.com/notes/2015/10/26/an-open-letter-to-the-seattle-public-library-board-of-trustees-about-spls-anti-book-agenda/

The secret stars of the San Francisco Public Library – SFGate

The secret stars of the San Francisco Public Library

Aidin Vaziri

Published 5:13 pm, Wednesday, October 8, 2014

“We’re sure it’s a bit of a coincidence, but after years of visiting different branches of the San Francisco Public Library, we started to discover that there are some incredibly talented people who work behind the desks, shelve the books and keep order in the world of reference materials. We set out to meet just a few of the astonishing number of musicians, artists and other creative types who dutifully serve the public every day.”

via The secret stars of the San Francisco Public Library – SFGate.