PARTICIPATORY, EXPERIENTIAL, HANDS-ON TECHNOLOGY IDEAS FOR YOUR LIBRARY


  • Exploring Electronics

    The Plainfield Public Library, IL, hosted an "Arduino Drop In" on Tuesday, October 17, giving patrons the opportunity to check out the open-source electronics prototyping platform. "Want to learn about circuitry? Heard about coding but don’t know where to begin?" the library's newsletter asked. "Stop by to try Arduino, an open source electronics platform that allows you to design, build and customize interactive circuits and other electronic projects."

  • Tennessee STEAM

    The inaugural Tennessee STEAM Festival is in progress this week (Oct 12-22), featuring special events and workshops throughout the state. Founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, participating institutions include the Nashville Public Library, Blount County Public Library, the Linebaugh Library, Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University, along with a range of K-12 schools, museums, community centers, businesses, and other institutions.

  • Ada.Ada.Ada

    On Friday, October 20, the Wilmslow Library in Cheshire, UK will host Ada.Ada.Ada, a performance that tells the story of 19th-century English mathematician Ada Lovelace, who wrote the first complex algorithm in 1843. Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in STEM fields, was Tuesday, October 10.

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  • CONSUMER TECH
    Virtual Reality Headsets | Product Spotlight By Matt Enis on October 20, 2017

    Public interest in virtual reality (VR) technology is on the rise. People can view VR apps on the latest smartphones using headsets as inexpensive as the $12.99 Google Cardboard. And high-end, PC-driven head-mounted displays are now available for $600 or less, with a growing number of realistic games or educational “field trip” applications available to transport users from their living rooms and classrooms into immersive environments.

  • CONSUMER TECH
    Fostering Good Citizens, Online and Off By Carli Spina on October 18, 2017

    Strategies for teaching digital citizenship skills to students.

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    Mainland Libraries Aid Maria Victims with Money, Mapathons By Lisa Peet on October 18, 2017

    Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage from September 18–20 in Dominica, Guadeloupe, the U.S. Virgin Islands,  Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeastern Bahamas.

  • MAKER SPACES
    MakerSpace Mondays: The Silhouette Cameo – a review By Karen Jensen on October 09, 2017

    This past week TLTer Robin Willis came and spent the week with me and visited my library (The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Ohio) and the Teen MakerSpace. Her visit coincided with the exploration and evaluation of a Silhouette Cameo 3 machine which we are considering for the Teen MakerSpace. Here’s what we learned.

  • CONSUMER TECH
    Library Freedom Institute to Launch Train-the-Trainers Course on Internet Privacy, Security By Matt Enis on October 02, 2017

    This fall New York University (NYU), in partnership with the Library Freedom Project, will be seeking applicants for the Library Freedom Institute (LFI), a new program that will train 40 geographically dispersed librarians as ''Privacy Advocates.'' 

  • CONSUMER TECH
    Virtual Reality Headsets | Product Spotlight
    By Matt Enis on October 20, 2017

    Public interest in virtual reality (VR) technology is on the rise. People can view VR apps on the latest smartphones using headsets as inexpensive as the $12.99 Google Cardboard. And high-end, PC-driven head-mounted displays are now available for $600 or less, with a growing number of realistic games or educational “field trip” applications available to transport users from their living rooms and classrooms into immersive environments.

  • CONSUMER TECH
    Fostering Good Citizens, Online and Off
    By Carli Spina on October 18, 2017

    Strategies for teaching digital citizenship skills to students.

  • CONSUMER TECH
    Mainland Libraries Aid Maria Victims with Money, Mapathons
    By Lisa Peet on October 18, 2017

    Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage from September 18–20 in Dominica, Guadeloupe, the U.S. Virgin Islands,  Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands, and southeastern Bahamas.

  • MAKER SPACES
    MakerSpace Mondays: The Silhouette Cameo – a review
    By Karen Jensen on October 09, 2017

    This past week TLTer Robin Willis came and spent the week with me and visited my library (The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County, Ohio) and the Teen MakerSpace. Her visit coincided with the exploration and evaluation of a Silhouette Cameo 3 machine which we are considering for the Teen MakerSpace. Here’s what we learned.

  • CONSUMER TECH
    Library Freedom Institute to Launch Train-the-Trainers Course on Internet Privacy, Security
    By Matt Enis on October 02, 2017

    This fall New York University (NYU), in partnership with the Library Freedom Project, will be seeking applicants for the Library Freedom Institute (LFI), a new program that will train 40 geographically dispersed librarians as ''Privacy Advocates.'' 

  • Exploring Electronics

    The Plainfield Public Library, IL, hosted an "Arduino Drop In" on Tuesday, October 17, giving patrons the opportunity to check out the open-source electronics prototyping platform. "Want to learn about circuitry? Heard about coding but don’t know where to begin?" the library's newsletter asked. "Stop by to try Arduino, an open source electronics platform that allows you to design, build and customize interactive circuits and other electronic projects."

  • Tennessee STEAM

    The inaugural Tennessee STEAM Festival is in progress this week (Oct 12-22), featuring special events and workshops throughout the state. Founded by the Discovery Center at Murfree Spring, participating institutions include the Nashville Public Library, Blount County Public Library, the Linebaugh Library, Vanderbilt University, Middle Tennessee State University, along with a range of K-12 schools, museums, community centers, businesses, and other institutions.

  • Ada.Ada.Ada

    On Friday, October 20, the Wilmslow Library in Cheshire, UK will host Ada.Ada.Ada, a performance that tells the story of 19th-century English mathematician Ada Lovelace, who wrote the first complex algorithm in 1843. Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in STEM fields, was Tuesday, October 10.

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