The Future is Now: Rural Library as Innovation Incubator
A webinar in collaboration with ARSL focused on ways for rural and small libraries to support patron creation and innovation through transformative technologies and spaces.
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With the technology landscape constantly shape-shifting, libraries must respond as futurists to changing patron needs. Learn how to remain relevant, if not core, to your community's needs by providing the means and support for patrons to create and innovate.
Rural and small libraries with limited resources can become community innovation incubators, by providing patrons access to transformative technologies and by providing space for new ideas to be explored. Beyond makerspaces to editing suites and digital learning labs, libraries are empowering and impacting their communities, now and in the future. Bring your own story of library as innovation incubator and learn from others!
This webinar is hosted in collaboration with the Association for Rural and Small Libraries.
Presented by: Tameca Beckett, Youth Services Librarian, Laurel Public Library (DE), and Andrea Berstler, Director at the Wicomico Public Library (MD), who both serve on ARSL's Board of Directors.
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- Association for Rural & Small Libraries
- On WebJunction, Innovation & Creativity and Programming
- Tameca Beckett, recognized as 2013 iEducate Delaware Honoree, and more about her library's "What a M.E.S.S" program
- No Box Book Blog
- Big Hairy Audacious Goal
- Seth Godin
- You know you're a rural librarian if...(on ARSL website)
04 December 2013
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time, North America [UTC -5]
Guide: The Future is Now
Chat: Future is Now
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