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Friday’s Improving Society Question

Toward the end of the thread, Dave talks about the “obligation of leadership” and how librarians need to have a leadership role in the institution and the community. While I agree with this, should librarians as leaders always have the … Continue reading

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Discussion Summary

Hi everyone! Thanks for supplying some great discussion for us this week! We had a lot of good ideas for finding out what our communities want/need, and how to provide it. One thing everyone seemed to agree on–we can’t remain … Continue reading

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Communities Thread

Hello everybody! This week we’ll be congregating around this idea of “community” –what it means, how it affects libraries and librarianship, and how it has been and will keep changing. Your moderators have loads of questions for each other and … Continue reading

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Communities – Monday’s Question

Librarianship is having an identity crisis! What are the communities we serve? Do they change? How do libraries as physical spaces affect their communities? Do they do so in the same way as ten years ago? 50 years? What’s your … Continue reading

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Communities – Tuesday’s Question

It’s important to provide communities with the services they need and want, but individuals in those communities are notoriously bad at communicating what they’re after. How can librarians find out from the community what they want? What are the best … Continue reading

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Communities – Wednesday’s Question

Topical Storm: Library! So far, we’ve seen examples of business-centric, writing-centric, and music-centric topical centers. What other similar opportunities might there be in our communities? How do we ascertain which groups could most benefit from a topical center that encourages … Continue reading

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Communities – Thursday’s Question

The Atlas chapter on community discusses the open source software debate and its implications for security. Proponents of open source believe the best way to test a system’s security is to make the source code freely available and let hackers … Continue reading

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Communities – Friday’s Question

Where are we headed? How are communities, libraries, and information professionals changing the world? (This question may change to reflect the week’s discussions)

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Facilitating Knowledge Creation Thread

Here is the main post to discuss the Atlas’ Facilitating Knowledge Creation Thread. Follow the links under each question to join the discussions. Ist 511 facilitation thread This thread of the book discussed facilitating knowledge creation within communities.  It broke … Continue reading

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Respond to Facilitating Knowledge Creation Question 1

1)    As a LIS student, most of us are part of the Facebook group “Syracuse Library Students.”  Most of us are also part of “2011 Syracuse University Admitted LIS Students.” Do you feel it’s a safe digital environment? Is there … Continue reading

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