Category Archives: Community Source

Michigan libraries and the Secretary of State partner in joint effort

Libraries and the Secretary of State are rolling out a proactive effort to meet the needs of the community. Will this become a model for other states?

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, joined by state and local library officials, today announced a new partnership to improve service for both library and Secretary of State customers….

As part of the joint effort, called ExpressSOS CONNECT – Libraries, libraries across the state will be highlighted as points to access online Secretary of State services. The Secretary of State’s office will also send out regular news updates to libraries with information their users may need, ranging from election reminders to changes in election or driving laws, traffic safety tips and information about how to access Secretary of State services.

http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127–307968–,00.html

Library Geared Toward Collaborative Study

University of Calgary, AB, Opens New Library Geared Toward Collaborative Study  Library Journal
“Design emphasizes study collaboration and space flexibility.”

Library collaboration at the Pima County Public Library

This article, “Library collaboration expands and translates job search skills training,” was in a recent OCLC Cooperative eNews.

In April 2009, the Pima County Administrator challenged The Pima County Public Library (PCPL) and Pima County ONESTOP Career Centers to work in partnership to create programs and identify technology-based solutions to meet the needs of the community’s growing displaced worker population.

“Community Source” Makes Good Sense

Steven Bell, Associate University Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA — Library Journal, 7/2/2009
 
“The open source movement has transformed the way we think about software and our systems. You may be well informed about open source, but what about community source? I didn’t know anything about it until I heard a presentation by Jennifer Foutty from the Kuali Foundation.”  Click HERE to see the rest of the article.