Posted by: bluesyemre | March 19, 2015

Rethink the library: Next gen becomes resource for tech, entrepreneurs by Tamara Chuang

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At some Colorado libraries, there are no overdue fines, no Dewey Decimal System and absolutely no shushing! A revolution is underway. And leading the charge is Anythink, the rebooted seven-branch Adams County system, which has a smattering of digital studios, 3-D printers, photography labs and a cafe. Anythink has gone from one of the state’s worst-funded library systems to a national leader within a decade. On Monday, Anythink’s innovation team was in Austin, Texas, at South by Southwest Interactive to inspire the tech community into collaborating with libraries. Joining a group of spirited librarians known as lib*interactive, the Anythink team hit the streets equipped with temporary tattoos, colorful chalk and a snappy slogan: “Not the same old shhh.” “Technology is such a huge part of the service that we offer now. That’s why it’s important for Anythink to be down here,” said Stacie Ledden, Anythink’s director of innovations and brand strategy, who also led a seminar called ” Anythink: The Brand that Sparked a Revolution.”

http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_27724651/rethink-library-next-gen-becomes-resource-tech-entrepreneurs


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