You don’t always get time to pick up on all the library news these days so every now and then the SOLUS team pick tweets about 7 library things that they found interesting. In this world of the amazing things libraries are doing it’s a pretty hard thing to choose just 7 but we did.
The breadth of things going on is incredible from making a library dementia-friendly, levelling-up to making libraries and staff safer and engaged. AI is a biggie and it’s fascinating to see how some libraries are using TikTok and we loved Tipperary’s work on ecology and biodiversity. Read the 7 library things below for a quick catch-up on what’s new in libraries across the globe.
Libraries everywhere are delivering on Dementia Awareness week from book displays and coffee mornings to partnerships in the community. Did you know that the Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub became the first public building in the world to achieve the DSDC’s Gold Award for its dementia-friendly architecture, design and facilities? Well done The Design Concept Team!
Read how some libraries are being brought to life by fellow meme-driven creators with real human faces and voices propelling their community hubs to new levels of utility and cultural influence.
Tipperary County Council Library Service is taking part in a pilot project to make ecology equipment freely available for citizens looking to join the fight against biodiversity loss. The Heritage Council is working with ten library services across the county, of which Tipperary is one, to make Citizen Science Kits available for loan through libraries.
The SOLUS team want to help make public libraries safer and more secure environments for staff and patrons while protecting their privacy and maintaining open, accessible, and welcoming spaces. Interested? Request a demo or a chat!
Artificial Intelligence is such an exciting technology! Embracing generative AI technologies in libraries undoubtedly presents both opportunities and challenges. We are very excited about it!
The SOLUS team were at the Public Libraries Victoria conference in Melbourne where heading the list of keynote speakers was Skye Patrick (pictured), Los Angeles County Library Director. Amazingly at the same time some of our other team members were in LA and Phoenix at the Innovative User Group Conference 23
Libraries contribute to a livable city, a well-resourced public library system contributes in multiple ways to any places economy. Libraries stimulate neighbourhood development, encourage job creation, and help get new businesses off the ground. Libraries matter, they change lives!