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Slide show prepared for the launch of the Unlibrary at Hornsey Library, with Unlibrarians Anke Holst and Chris Meade of if:book

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  1. 1. the Unlibrary in Hornsey Library, Crouch End online at www.unlibrary.posterous.com on twitter at @theunlibrary facebook: Unlibrary
  2. 2. Join the Unlibrary! <ul><li>A work space for local businesses </li></ul><ul><li>An online community of readers, writers and creative industries </li></ul><ul><li>A hub exploring new ways to collaborate in the digital age </li></ul><ul><li>A space to for local businesses to talk social media marketing </li></ul>
  3. 3. Join the Unlibrary <ul><li>like the public library, the Unlibrary is a focused, stimulating environment where we can concentrate on our own work and be able to make contact if we want to with others nearby who could help; </li></ul><ul><li>a public space and online social network that belongs to the local community </li></ul><ul><li>a space to for local businesses to get knowledge and inspiration for their online presence </li></ul>
  4. 4. Helping each other make space in our lives for reflection, learning, free reading, creative projects at home, in the library, on the laptop…
  5. 5. imagination services
  6. 6. the Unlibrarians <ul><li>@the_anke </li></ul><ul><li>Anke Holst is an expert in social networking and social media marketing with a unique knowledge of the Crouch End scene </li></ul><ul><li>@ifbook </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Meade is a writer and Director of if:book. </li></ul><ul><li>the think and do tank exploring the future of the book in the digital age. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Space to dream to learn to think to imagine
  8. 8. the Unlibrarians <ul><li>We want the Unlibrary to be </li></ul><ul><li>a local centre for experimentation, skill development and innovation in social networking and digital publishing, </li></ul><ul><li>helping to amplify the words of </li></ul><ul><li>Crouch End creatives </li></ul>
  9. 9. Amplified authors making new forms of transliterature
  10. 10. Fill out your unlibrary card <ul><li>Email and twitter name </li></ul><ul><li>What’s your current interest/project? </li></ul><ul><li>What appeals to you about the unlibrary? </li></ul><ul><li>What helps you to concentrate and think creatively? </li></ul><ul><li>What skills and experience might you be prepared to contribute? </li></ul><ul><li>What do you want to learn? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like to see happen in the Unlibrary room and online community? </li></ul>
  11. 11. new spaces for creative reading online and in the locality
  12. 12. the Unlibrary at Hornsey Library <ul><li>Open to all </li></ul><ul><li>Free wi-fi </li></ul><ul><li>Work spaces where you can use your mobile; café handy for small meetings, </li></ul><ul><li>Mingle with other users - or work by yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops and structured courses around social media </li></ul>
  13. 13. New ways to promote your ideas your business your words
  14. 14. Some possible Unlibrary activities <ul><li>Living Library sessions - borrow a person for fifteen minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Regular meet ups and tweet ups </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops on social networking and digital publishing run by the Unlibrarians </li></ul><ul><li>Informal readings, talks, seminars </li></ul><ul><li>A FutureoftheBookshop selling work made by local writers and makers </li></ul>
  15. 15. www.futureofthebook.org.uk www.unlibrary.posterous.com www.ifsoflo.ning.com