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Sara Godbee

Librarian, Stevenson University in Baltimore

Who Needs Libraries When We Have Google?

PRESENTED ON JUN 03, 2014
IN BALTIMORE, MD @ VOL 3

Since the internet has granted us the abilty to easily search for information through engines like Google, are libraries becoming obsolete? Librarian Sara Godbee explains why this is not the case and how libraries still have a vital role in the information age.

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Schools, Libraries, Apartments

BY KAZUHIRO KOJIMA & KAZUKO AKAMATSU
@ VOL 69 ON FEB 20, 2010

This presentation is in JAPANESE. The first project, a school, is to be built as the current school does not meet current earthquake regulations in Japan. It reveals how important it is to rebuild where old public buildings are clearly at risk in a major earthquake. CAt website

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Google Earth Sioux Falls

BY TJ OLSON
IN SIOUX FALLS

TJ Olson uses his presentation to take us on a tour of the development of Sioux Falls, by way of Google Earth. (in English)

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Through the Google Glass

BY ALEX CEQUEA
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 18, 2013

Earlier this year, Google chose 8000 people to test out their Google Glass before they release it to the public. Alex Cequea was one of those lucky 8000 people. In this presentation Alex talks about what Google Glass is, what its potential benefits are, what its potential downsides are, and what he thinks it will do for humanity.

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Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries

BY GREG MICKELLS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 17, 2014

"Libraries are truly becoming more of an experience. We're trying to create environments where the users can interact within the library" 

In "Why Madison? It's the Public Libraries" from PechaKucha Night Madison, WI Vol. 9, Greg Mickells showcases Madison's terrific public library system as it doesn't look like the libraries of the past. Today's libraries are engaging the community with new ideas, and ways to learn, share and create.

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The Library's Dead, Long Live The Library

BY PAM SALIBA
@ VOL 2 ON FEB 07, 2014

Pam Saliba has a particular passion for all the contents that libraries possess. Unfortunately, often libraries can be viewed as common book depositories which is not true. Pam names off several examples of the things that libraries have been able to innovate with.

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Bookwallah: travelling libraries on Indian trains

BY NIC LOWE
@ VOL 20 ON AUG 28, 2014

Nic Lowe tells us about the travelling library he carried across India with other fellow writers. Sharing the adventures that both Inidan and Austrailian writers expeirenced. Riding the trains, and experiencing tough conditions, different ideas, and making friends along the way. 

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In the Belly of the Fail

BY MEGAN GARZA
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Second-generation librarian, Megan Garza is interested in failure. Why do we have such a hard time failing? What does failure do to us? How can we fail better?

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Going To My Happy Place: Libraries I Have Loved

BY AMY ANDERSON
@ VOL 12 ON MAY 23, 2015

"This is Google before the Internet."

In Going To My Happy Place: Libraries I Have Loved from Williamsburg Vol. 12, book lover and teacher, Amy Anderson shares her love for libraries and all the activities that surround them. Instilled with a love for reading at a young age, armed with her first library card at age 4, she found herself spending much of her youth lost in the often forgotten magic in libraries. As "Temples of knowledge" she reminds us how rich an experience visiting a library can be. 

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The Strength of Georgia's Public Libraries

BY WENDY CORNELISEN
@ VOL 33 ON AUG 27, 2017

"When I say, 'library' you think 'books'," begins Wendy Cornelisen's PK talk. Do you think about books when you think about libraries? Well, Wendy's talk disavows you of the notion that libraries are only about books. How about music? Free movies? FISHING RODS! Wendy works with the State's Public Library system which supports all of the public libraries here in the state of Georiga.