Category: Libraries

November 30th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

For the past week NET Radio has been running stories on the future of libraries in Nebraska titled Libraries: The Next Chapter. This morning, the fifth and final installment, all about Do Space was broadcast. Check it out below here or head on over to the original @ NET Radio.

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Tinkers, Printers & Makers - LCL (2)
November 19th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Thanks to everyone who attended our makerspaces presentation yesterday at the Anderson branch of Lincoln City Libraries. Here’s our presentation, resources list, and proof that there is still a use for Workdbook.

Tinkers, Printers, & Makers: Makerspaces in the Library (November 2015) from Michael Sauers

Makerspaces resources from Michael Sauers

Worldbook still has a use

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Little's Lab
November 5th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Do Space has been in the local news a whole bunch this week. Here’s a link roundup:

A few minor corrections from these reports:

  • We do have over 200 computers but we do not have “200 workstations.”
  • There are no fees for educational events.
  • We did not mail out a Do Space card to everyone with an Omaha Public Library Card. It was more along the lines of one per-household of those with OPL cards.



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Library Quilt
October 22nd, 2015 by Michael Sauers

My single most viewed photograph on Flickr currently at 17,996 views.

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Dr. Vannevar Bush
October 10th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

If you don’t understand why this is the coolest thing I found on this weekend’s 375-mile book sale road trip, then you will never be as much of a librarian/computer geek as me 😉

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No IM in the library
September 10th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

From May 2009.

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Post Falls (ID) Public Library
August 20th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

I visited the Post Falls Public Library in Idaho back in August 2006. I recall that trip fondly due to a public concert by a local band one evening that week.

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Re-imagining Libraries for the 21st Century
August 14th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

Innovation provides a competitive edge in a knowledge-based economy. Libraries have the potential to be platforms for innovation and entrepreneurial activity in the community. However, like the community itself, libraries must foster a culture of innovation and look to ways to bring new thinking, new practice and new leadership that often are developed at the edges of institutions into the center. John Seely Brown addresses how the rapid pace of change and our new insights into how people learn provide an opportunity to re-imaging public libraries in the 21st century.

John Seely Brown
Chief of Confusion, Office of the Provost
University of Southern California
Recorded August 10, 2015 at the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, “Leadership Roundtable on Library Innovation”
Published on Aug 10, 2015

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Gather Omaha 2
August 1st, 2015 by Michael Sauers


Our guests for this episode are Micki Dietrich, Wendy Townley, and Rebecca Stavick. Micki works with the Omaha Public Library on community engagement efforts. Wendy works with the Omaha Public Library Foundation, raising funds for special projects at the Library. Rebecca is leading the new DoSpace project here in Omaha. an innovative digital library project opening very soon.

There are all kinds of ways for you to get involved and support these organizations. Go check out your local library branch, spend some time at DoSpace, and be sure to reach out to these ladies with questions about support. The library needs our civic support to continue to grow and flourish in Omaha.

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The Inside Story of Your Library - 1940
July 31st, 2015 by Michael Sauers

A 1940 silent film promoting the services of Lincoln City Libraries.

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