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3D Printer Review: A Librarian’s Perspective

Written on: September 21st, 2015 in Blog PostsInspiration SpaceReviewsTech

The following 3D printer reviews are from the perspective of a librarian trying to find the most suitable device for Delaware’s public libraries. I’m not a mechanic. I’m not an engineer. I’m not a computer programmer. I’m not a graphic designer. I’m a librarian with a tendency toward tinkering and creative thinking.   Ultimaker Original (2013) The Division of […]







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Delaware’s First 3D Printer Road Show

Written on: September 3rd, 2015 in Blog PostsInformal learningInspiration SpaceTech

The 3D Printer Road Show came to a roaring conclusion the final week of August as we visited four libraries in New Castle County. Early in June the Division of Libraries offered to visit each Delaware public library for a day to demonstrate a variety of 3D printers, introduce 3D modeling, and discuss the state […]







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Barrel of Makers at a Delaware Makerfest:

Written on: June 9th, 2015 in Blog Posts

*Guest post by Jessi Taylor, edited by Brad J. Glassco On Saturday May 16th, the Dover Public Library hosted the “STEM Makerfest” and Barrel of Makers was invited. While there, we manned a booth and taught classes. Our goal was to empower people of all ages to try new things, no previous experience necessary. Greg […]







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Dover Public Library: Teen Video Challenge Winner!

Written on: April 30th, 2015 in Blog PostsNews

Congratulations to the statewide winners of the Teen Video Challenge, the Dover Public Library!  And thank you to all the teen teams who participated from the Frankford, Dover, Milton, Wilmington, and Lewes Public Libraries.  Every video showcased such creative interpretations of this years theme: Unmask.  Watch all team videos here: http://guides.lib.de.us/unmask The Teen Video Challenge, a […]







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Seaford Middle School Librarian an iEducate 2015 Finalist

Written on: March 16th, 2015 in Blog Posts

Congratulations to Kathy Dulis, Librarian at Seaford Middle School, on being selected as a 2015 iEducate finalist by the Rodel Foundation of Delaware. Vote for Kathy at http://www.ieducatedelaware.org/nominees/kathy-duli/







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Plan Announced to Develop State-of-the-Art School Libraries in Delaware

Written on: February 19th, 2015 in Blog PostsLearningNews

The Delaware School Libraries Council, with support from the Delaware Department of State and the Department of Education, is embarking on a Statewide Master Plan for Delaware School Libraries, a comprehensive planning effort designed to create a vision that will inform solutions for the development of state-of-the-art school libraries. The year-long planning effort, which will […]


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In Her Shoes @ Wilmington Public Library

Written on: February 16th, 2015 in Blog PostsNews

We’re a proud partner of In Her Shoes – a nonprofit dedicated to helping former female inmates find jobs and reducing recidivism.  The News Journal recently highlighted the great work of In Her Shoes, “DSBC grant helps improve lives of female ex-cons.”  







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Coding Classes @ Delaware Libraries

Written on: February 9th, 2015 in Blog PostsTech

The News Journal recently highlighted coding classes offered in libraries throughout the state,”Code class sets early computing path for Delaware youth.” “At the center of each session is Scratch, a sort of gateway activity into coding, developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Its approach offers users a simple, block and symbol-based “language” that encourages […]







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Delaware Libraries featured on IMLS

Written on: January 22nd, 2015 in Blog PostsNews

We Geek the Delaware Dream is a statewide initiative to help citizens realize their dreams for the future and position public libraries as change agents. Visual maps are specific to the community conversations that took place at 6 public libraries. Recently on the IMLS facebook, Delaware Libraries, Laurel’s Visual Map was featured and also tweeted. […]







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ILEAD USA Delaware

Written on: December 11th, 2014 in Blog PostsLearningNewsTech

          Library staff from across the state of Delaware are invited to apply to participate in ILEAD USA Delaware 2015. The Division of Libraries has been promoting this continuing education library immersion program over the past several months, encouraging library staffers whose positions may range from part-time pages to full-time librarians […]







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