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Ideas and resources to develop the concept of libraries as sites of participatory culture and learning
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Meet the Bookless Mobile

Meet the Bookless Mobile | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

After a month of taking the car apart, rewiring it, and putting it back together, LiLi (short for Library Live) was tricked out with an embedded, articulated 37 inch LCD TV; an Xbox, computer monitor, gadget bar, two 3G Internet-connected laptops; and, yes, external speakers. “They’re not held on with suction cups,” Miller laughed. She even has a few books on board, donated by First Book Canada, but they’re not for loaning, they’re for giving away.
LiLi and Miller started Library Live and On Tour! On April 25, and already they’re booked solid. Their dual mission combines traditional PR venues (parades, festivals, etc.), where Miller preaches the message that today’s library is anything but stodgy, with what she calls “the quieter heart”: delivering library services to marginalized populations at food banks, soup kitchens, transition houses, etc. She registers people for library cards, forgives fines ($1000 so far), teaches senior citizens how to use technology, and so on. The key, she says, is to have a conversation rather than delivering a dissertation, and to meet people where they are – literally as well as figuratively. “I’ve issued kids’ first library cards while their mothers are in line at the food bank,” she says.

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Personal Librarian Program | Yale University Library

The Personal Librarian (PL) Program is designed to introduce students entering Yale College to the collections and services of the Yale University Library. As a Yale freshman you will be matched with a Librarian, who will help you with any research involving the Library and its collections. Students doing more advanced work in their major should contact their Subject Specialist.

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The Librarian and the Hot Rod Shop

The Librarian and the Hot Rod Shop | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
What do you get when you cross a librarian with a hot-rod shop? Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it isn’t.
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Wall Photos | Facebook: Organizing Student Experts

Wall Photos | Facebook:  Organizing Student Experts | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

from November Learning:  It's not vital that every teacher knows how to use every application that is to be used in a classroom. Teachers need to know their content and should be able to direct students toward different types of applications for different purposes. Then, let students do the work to become experts.

Here's how one middle school teacher from Lawrence Middle School in New Jersey organizes his student experts. Students go to other students for help with these applications. He focuses on the learning.

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Katy Vance's comment, May 31, 2012 8:57 AM
I LOVE this! So smart... although I would add student photos, especially in a bigger school where everyone might not know each other by name.

This would be cool to combine with a badge challenge of some kind for studnets learning new technologies through specific tasks.
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To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — The Digital Shift

To Remain Relevant, Libraries Should Help Patrons Create — The Digital Shift | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

"In the not-so-distant future, communities could view their local libraries as the place to go when they want to publish their own ebook, create and edit their latest song or video, or even design and print out plastic tools, toys, and prototypes. A growing number of libraries already offer their patrons tools such as recording equipment and sound and video editing software. Now, some are beginning to house 3D printers. In fact, many libraries have begun viewing such services as a core part of their mission. (For more on this, see the editorial “Owning Up to the Future.”)"

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Florida Teen Starts 'Giving Library' for Homeless Kids - Education - GOOD

Florida Teen Starts 'Giving Library' for Homeless Kids - Education - GOOD | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
Miami-area teen Lilli Leight decided to do something about the lack of books for homeless kids in her community.
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Maine Libraries United Conference 2012 Luncheon Speech–Libraries, Participatory Culture, and Enchantment

Maine Libraries United Conference 2012 Luncheon Speech–Libraries, Participatory Culture, and Enchantment | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
I’d like to thank the members of the The Maine Library Association and the Maine Association of School Libraries for their hospitality and for inviting me to be Sunday’s luncheon speak...
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Twitter / pcsweeney: Another satisfied guitar l ...

Another satisfied guitar lending library customer. AND he checked out our last guitar. This makes me smile- http://t.co/eD581r2s
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Another satisfied guitar lending library customer. AND he checked out our last guitar.
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Making Art with Teens (THANK YOU)

Making Art with Teens (THANK YOU) | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
To read all about the project (from start to finish) please click here To view the artwork and also behind the scenes photos please click here To watch our interviews with the teen artists, please ...
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News New Report Explores Roles of Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture

News New Report Explores Roles of Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

"The Salzburg Global Seminar and the Institute of Museum and Library Services announce the publication of "Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture." The report details the events of the October, 2011 convening of fifty-eight library, museum, and cultural heritage leaders from thirty-one countries. Together, the participants developed a set of recommendations to help libraries and museums embrace new possibilities for public engagement that are made possible by societal and technological change.

The deliberations identified "imperatives for the future" including accepting the notion of democratic access, placing a major emphasis on public value and impact, and embracing lifelong learning."

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Other Finals Week ideas | Fieldnotes from the library

Other Finals Week ideas | Fieldnotes from the library | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
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Heather Braum, Ignite Talk Saturday

Libraries, communities, and lifelong learning FTW!!!! 

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Science. Ethics. Family. Race. Mortality. - One Book/One GCC: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - CampusGuides at Glendale College

Science. Ethics. Family. Race. Mortality. - One Book/One GCC: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - CampusGuides at Glendale College | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
GCC is excited to celebrate The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot!
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Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine

Community Reference: Making Libraries Indispensable in a New Way | American Libraries Magazine | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

Embedding librarians in local organizations is the cornerstone of community reference. Assignments for embedded librarians vary from branch to branch so as to strategically target organizations that will provide the greatest partnership opportunities. DCL staff are embedded throughout the county in local schools, city councils, metro districts, economic development councils, and even a local women’s crisis center.

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Santa Cruz Public Library Inside Out

Santa Cruz joins global art project, Inside Out. 50+ local portraits pasted BIG in&outside downtown. New installation each month.
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Hack the Learner Experience, or Get Yourself Some Pedagogical Perspective - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Hack the Learner Experience, or Get Yourself Some Pedagogical Perspective - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

Let’s keep this rolling for all the ubiquitous librarians out there. I want to post more but the tradeoff is that I need to write less. You know, only so much time in the day/night…

I mentioned back in January that Char Booth and I were working on a project together. That’s finally wrapped up and we packaged it all together:

Understanding the Learner Experience: Threshold Concepts and Curriculum Mapping..

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Tucson's homeless getting help from the library nurse | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona

Tucson's homeless getting help from the library nurse | KVOA.com | Tucson, Arizona | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
Years of drugs and living on the streets led Vietnam Veteran David Caldwell to become homeless.
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Seaside Public Library to hold pottery redux

Seaside Public Library to hold pottery redux | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
SEASIDE — Back by popular demand, the Seaside Library will be offering another two-part Ladies Day Pottery Workshop. The first workshop was so popular that many folks didn’t get to participate, so they are offering a second round.
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Seed Libraries: What They Are & How To Start One

Seed Libraries: What They Are & How To Start One | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

Why would a community, a library, a museum be interested in a seed library? Some people want to grow their own vegetables because they want to know where their food comes from. Some people want to grow their own food to save money. Community seed sharing ties in nicely with the mission of community gardens, especially in urban areas. More and more seed companies are being bought by large corporations that develop and sell hybrid seeds that can’t be saved, and must be bought again every spring. Heirlooms, the sort of seeds found in seed libraries, can be saved and replanted, from year to year.

 

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The Heart of Innovation: Ken Burns on Story

(video) Creativity, Innovation, Team Building, Leadership, Brainstorming, Idea Champions...

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Made in a Library

"What happens when you take a place that has traditionally been about learning and transform it into a place of doing and making?
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Library trends: jobs, education, digital, creation | Northeast Kansas Library System

Library trends: jobs, education, digital, creation | Northeast Kansas Library System | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

"In a time of constant change and uncertainty in the 21st century, the world is rapidly transitioning to a digital world. What will the library look like, IF most information, resources, and services become digitized? Where can libraries focus their efforts, energy, and resources? The accompanying articles identify key trends in public libraries that examine new ways to look at how the public library can meet community needs..." via @hbraum

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Libraries add more to the mix  | ajc.com

Libraries add more to the mix  | ajc.com | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
In the past month at a metro Atlanta public library you could have: listened to a barbershop quartet, taken a yoga or line dancing class, had a soda and a snack, received help preparing your taxes or homework, learned needlepoint, attended an...
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Webinar: How Can We Disrupt the “Banking” System of Education? | DMLcentral

Webinar: How Can We Disrupt the “Banking” System of Education? | DMLcentral | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

Earlier today, connectedlearning.tv hosted a live webinar with librarian Buffy Hamilton, aka “The Unquiet Librarian,” on the topic: How do libraries cultivate participatory literacy to disrupt what Paulo Freire calls the "banking" system of education?

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