From educational equity and fan fiction to Kanye West and serious games, educator Antero Garcia brought it all together in a rousing keynote, inspiring attendees of the September 28-29 School Library Journal Summit in Austin, TX.
As campuses becoming increasingly digitized, the role of campus libraries becomes more complex—and more important. A new infographic released at Educause 2013 by Jones eGlobal Library, a provider of online library solutions, draws on a variety of research from sources such as Pew and the College Board to paint a clearer picture of the important role librarians play in their institutions.
In the final post in her series on advocacy in libraries, Catherine Hainstock discusses the eternal question - how do we find time to build influence when we already feel time-poor.
Deborah Welsh's insight:
Ensuring our colleagues are engaged and invested in the things we share is the tricky part. In my view, strategic thinking is more important than operational processing. Maybe we need to let go of some of these to free up that time.
Your students might appreciate the bit about how reading is dangerous in many ways, but we think the story coaster below is an excellent visualization of the different parts of a plot and storytelling.
Students are the future, but what's the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world...reading comprehension, information search and retrieval skills and the ability to question.
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.
Deborah Welsh's insight:
Specific searching skills need to be taught. We cannot assume students understand what to do because they are "digital natives".
Happy Banned Books Week! This annual awareness campaign has been around since 1982, but decades before its inception, authors were publishing their own commentaries on censorship--often in the books that were themselves banned.
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