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Digital Citizenship is an evolving concept reflecting different behaviours. It includes appropriate and effective ways we interact with people and/or information through media and technology.
Modern K-12 public libraries will offer intensely engaging learning environments to all students. How they will go about doing this is less certain but the principle trends are readily identified in various research efforts. The goal of this post is...
Interesting thoughts on the future of K-12 libraries.
This short promotional film, developed by ALIA Schools, is for principals, school communities, teacher librarians, library staff and teachers. The film gives...
An excellent infographic. How 21st century is your library?
So what is the role of the librarian in the digital age? Take a gander at the handy infographic to find out!
Information technology has traditionally been associated with computers and networks, as a result of the original emergence of the power of computing. But in a wider sense technologies are about i...
Looking for trends? Comparing usage for ebooks? This is a good reference.
Flexibility and personalized education: That’s what the learners of 2014 will expect from their libraries. We must be available everywhere, nimbly respond to students’ needs, and allow kids to learn in ways that suit them.
What a great professional learning check list to work through.
Collection rethink. Increasingly, collection is less what you buy and more what you use and make discoverable
As education technology has evolved, so, too, have the kinds of digital tools that school librarians use with their students. More than 750 school librarians responded to SLJ’s survey, representing K–12 public and private schools across the country.
Another great post from Joyce!
Digital literacy is the only fully technology-dependent literacy on the diagram. Critical, information, visual and media literacy are all essential components of digital literacy. Often, people will refer to digital literacy when ...
Still Relevant: 3 School Library Systems Doing it Right - The Huffington Post
A fast read with three great examples of strong school library programs.
A survey reveals the growing provision of makerspaces in libraries, offering everything from 3D printing and digital music recording to arts and crafts.
Only 9% of respondants to this survey said they had a Makerspace in their School Library, but checkout what people are doing in the Makerspaces.
Prehaps more School Libraries are in this space than they realise!
Makerspaces appear in most types of libraries. 51% of respondents are in public libraries, 36% are in academic libraries, and 9% are in school libraries.
Makerspaces in Libraries : from 3D-printing, digital music recording to arts and crafts: 9% in school libraries #survey
Thanks you once again Buffy!
The Wikipedia Library is an open research hub started in 2010 when Credo Reference donated 500 free research accounts to Wikipedia's most active editors. Partnerships with HighBeam, Questia, JSTOR, and the Cochrane Library followed. Now, the Wikipedia Library is developing into a portal to connect editors with libraries, open access resources, paywalled databases, digital reference tools, and research experts. Two of the project's leaders discuss the potential for collaboration between libraries and Wikipedia, as well as the new Visiting Scholars pilot program.
Interesting! I still steer my students away from Wikipedia in favour of Epic. I still believe that Wikikpedia used on its own is narrowing students ideas/thought process. Eventually will we only have google and Wiki?
Index New Zealand (INNZ) is a great tool for staff and students wanting historical or up-to-date information on a wide range of subjects. INNZ can provide articles on the environment, science, agriculture, social research, the arts, book reviews, poems and short stories and much, much more.
No longer a warehouse for barely touched tomes, the Chattanooga Public Library has embraced 3-D printers, laser cutters, and, above all, interaction.
In a recent post , Jennifer LaGarde (LibraryGirl) suggests that these questions "really need ...
A great reflective read, especially when considering Doug's extra 6 questions.What are your answers to these?
Love the questions. Makes you focus on the student which is what we should all be about.
More brilliance from my friends and thought leaders: Jennifer & Doug
These questions should guide the professional growth of school librarians (new and experienced) and frame the ongoing quest to improve school library programs.
The Changing Landscape For Libraries & Librarians In The Digital Age
The future of learning is such a BIG topic that's central to our work in higher education and K-12 education. The type of future thinking we need to engage in is NOT the hyperbole around the demis...
Note: this post originally appeared in Connected: a publication of the School Library Association of New Zealand. I was honored to be included and encourage you to read the rest of their great journal here!
Originally published in Collected from SLANZA
Great post! What conversations would you like to stop having?
A great post that deserves to be displayed on multiple Scoopit's !
Creating, Constructing, Collaborating, ContributingBuffy J. HamiltonTexas Library Association Conference 2013#txla13CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/ja (@hannahlittle Thank you !
Ppt on libraries, learning and makerspaces Buffy Hamilton: creating, constructing, collaborating, contributing
fascinating ideas here...
For centuries, the defining role of the library has been as a repository of books.
On design: "Library leaders nationwide are adapting to this shift by reimagining the library as an engaged community center. The role of librarians is being re-branded to reflect their expertise as content curators and trusted navigators in an ever-expanding ocean of information — in whatever format it may exist."
"Are School libraries on the way out?"
School Librarians are needed more than ever.
This article discusses why school librarians are needed more than ever in our digital world.