Tuesday, July 7, 2015

My review of The library innovation toolkit

The Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and ProgramsThe Library Innovation Toolkit: Ideas, Strategies, and Programs by Anthony Molaro
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First up, I really wanted to like this book. I know that the three star rating does not show that I liked it a lot, but it as okay (and I seem to read a lot of books with a three star rating). It is a solid book, with some chapters deserving a 5 star rating (the work by Parkes Library is amongst these), but other chapters were not as strong. It has some good ideas and some useful library examples, and there ideas which can be used from each chapter. Maybe the timing of me reading it was wrong. There were ideas people could use in their libraries, not as many as I was expecting.

My three star rating may also be about the interpretation of the word innovation, but that is a tough idea to correctly position (for example, playing catch up is rarely innovation).

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Denver Art Museum

This museum was impressive, not simply for its collections, but how interactivity was being encouraged for adults as well as children.  There were several spaces for reading and thinking about exhibitions, but there were also things to do.

This show some of the set up for children for the Miro exhibition

Denver Art Museum, CO
This space was next to a textile exhibition Denver Art Museum, CO You can see more photographs here.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Museo Textil de Oaxaca

This group was crocheting items for display at the museum (and I asked their permission before photographing)

crochet group at Museo Textil de Oaxaca It was nice fit for this museum. You can see more photographs here.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hatch, by Watertown Free Public Library

Hatch is in a mall, near an innovation space. Hatch The day I visited it, I could not photograph it all as there was a coding class held out the back.
It was promoted through the mall Hatch You can see more photographs here.