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The Higher ED Blog: Best of 2016

If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, you’ll have the feeling that 2016 was a bad year. John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week More...

The Higher ED Blog: Reversing the downward spiral of your downtown

This article is the second in our Downtowns: Onward and Upward series, which explores downtown revitalization issues and strategies. Municipalities have been working on downtown More...

Toronto library to roll out book-lending machine at Union Station

Checking out books from the library is about to get easier for commuters. The Toronto Public Library hopes to roll out a book-lending machine at More...

New report responds to urgent need for U.S. public library transformation

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new report released today from the Aspen Institute looks at how – in an age of instant and More...

Who needs business school? The hidden startup resources at your local library

Looking for great resources for entrepreneurs? You may want to rethink your public library. Samantha Cole at Fast Company shares some reasons why libraries have a lot More...

Could a subway swipe & read scheme for smartphones boost visits to public libraries?

The New York Public Library is creating a new innovative project, called the “underground library” for subway riders.  Smartphone owners will have to swipe a More...

Why libraries should be the next great start-up incubators

Arizona State University is planning to launch a network of co-working startup incubators inside public libraries in the next few months. The first of these More...

Crowdsourced Design: Why Los Angeles is asking the public to create the library of the future

Candice Mack blogs at GOOD about an interesting new initiative by the Los Angeles Public Library to crowdsource a vision of its future. By getting the input of More...