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Ideas and resources to develop the concept of libraries as sites of participatory culture and learning
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Buffy Hamilton and Joy Moore Hardy | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Buffy Hamilton and Joy Moore Hardy | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
Words can't say how much this woman, my elementary school librarian, means to me.
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Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks

Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

Includes slidecast:  "Publisher of the Community: New Librarianship Unencumbered by Our Stacks" PLS President's Program at the NYLA 2011 Annual Conference. Saratoga Springs, NY. Abstract: Imagine libraries are places to learn and create, not consume and check out.

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PLAYBACK: Libraries as Spaces for Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Comics | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.
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Libraries and learning communities - Internet Librarian

Libraries and learning communities Lee Rainie, Director, Pew Internet Project 10.18.11 Internet Librarian – Monterey, CA Email: [email_address] Twitter: @Lr...
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Virtual Dave…Real Blog » Blog Archive » Expeditions: Fortified Borders and Libraries

"In our libraries over the centuries we have also built up many a fortification in architecture, policy, and language. It’s time to realize we don’t need to protect ourselves from our communities but forge strong ties and loose porous borders. So that someday we can thrive and grow beyond our walls."

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Libraries and New Media | EllenFilgo.net

Libraries and New Media | EllenFilgo.net | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

...As libraries become less and less about books and more and more about, well, whatever it is we are about, we are going to need innovative problem solvers who can deal with disruptive technologies.

That’s who I want to be.

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Design thinking for library experiences

Guest lecture for Masters of Information Technology (Library and Information Science) subject INN533 Information Organization, Queensland University of Technolo...
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Circulating Ideas

Circulating Ideas | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

Circulating Ideas is the librarian interview podcast hosted by me, Steve Thomas. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent those of my home library. Follow the show on Twitter @circideas

 

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Students Share What Websites Should Be Unblocked: Banned Websites Awareness Day

Students Share What Websites Should Be Unblocked:  Banned Websites Awareness Day | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

from Buckhorn High School and Wendy Stephens...

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Laura Botts's comment, September 29, 2011 8:38 AM
Yay! I met Wendy through the fabulous Marianne Lenox. My library friends rock! :)
Buffy J. Hamilton's comment, September 29, 2011 8:43 AM
Wendy SO rules---I feel lucky to know her! (p.s. Marianne rocks as well!)
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What It Takes To Become A Scholar: helping students scale the taxonomy The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What It Takes To Become A Scholar: helping students scale the taxonomy The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

"Looking at this across the disciplines you start to see how important the knowledge-creation activity plays into the sense of identity. The overriding theme is that one does not become a “scholar” until they have created something new. This is symbolic with the dissertation, but students all mentioned the value of journal articles, conference papers/presentations, and other means of creation, such as constructing datasets, writing algorithms, composing musical scores, or producing a play. In their eyes, it is the act of creation that distinguishing the student from the scholar."

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PDF File Creating Subject Guides for the 21st Century Library by Bu...

ALA TechSource webinar, September 20, 2011...

Learn how to conceptualize and use your subject guides as more than a static web page--we'll explore how subject guides can anchor partnerships for learning, introduce social scholarship, and model processes and skills for networked learners who are creating personal learning environments.

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In the spirit of Benjamin Franklin: 13 virtues of the next-gen librarian

Before moving forward, it is necessary to define next-gen. To be next-gen is to embrace or strive to embrace the virtues discussed below. Rather than defining the librarian’s place in the field as it relates to others, next-gen defines the evolving role of all librarians. As the profession evolves, so too must the librarians. The next-gen attitude can be embodied by anyone regardless of age, number of years in the field, and even techno-proficiency.

This list of virtues of the next-gen librarian comes from discussions amongst the authors, but also conversations with other librarians and library directors. These are virtues that are hopefully widely shared across the profession.

 

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Digital Storytelling for Communities

Digital Storytelling for Communities | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
"New digital tools enable a strongly “participatory culture.”
from Because Digital Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments (National Writing Project) ...
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BFTP: Librarian-proofing library programs - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog

BFTP: Librarian-proofing library programs - Home - Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

"My question is: How can we remove the individual as a factor in whether the library position in a school is in jeopardy? You get a bad science teacher, you don't eliminate the science program. You get a poor reading teacher, you don't stop teaching kids to read. Tell me one position in the school - not guidance counselor, not PE teacher, not art teacher, not custodian, not vice-principal, not even tech director - that the person in the position is routinely eliminated by eliminating the position itself..."

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Scenes from the Unquiet Library: Four Classes Researching, Learning, and Collaborating

Scenes from the Unquiet Library: Four Classes Researching, Learning, and Collaborating | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

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Student Induction, Libraries, Prezi, and Interactive Maps « thewikiman

Student Induction, Libraries, Prezi, and Interactive Maps « thewikiman | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
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The Library As Indicator Species: Evolution, or Extinction?

Presentation given at the University of Connecticut Libraries Fall Forum, October 2011.
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New Report: “Assessing Community Information Needs: A Practical Guide”

New Report: “Assessing Community Information Needs: A Practical Guide” | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it
New from the Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy:

Free flowing news and information is essential to the health of democratic communities, but not all informa...
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Library Sidewalk Poetry Dedication

Join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and members of the Public Art Committee for a ribbon cutting to dedicate five poems by Evanstonians that have been imprinted onto the entrance ramp of the Main Library.


Poems by Alicia Berneche, Susan Gundlach, Charlotte Hart, Ethan Plaut, and Toby Sachs were selected for inclusion by an expert panel, from among more than 300 submissions. Refreshments will be served.

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Teaching by Getting Out of the Way | Powerful Learning Practice

Teaching by Getting Out of the Way | Powerful Learning Practice | Libraries as Sites of Enchantment, Participatory Culture, and Learning | Scoop.it

I've always done inquiry science, but it has been more teacher-directed than I wanted. Over the summer I took an e-course in “Unleashing Student Passion” hoping to find a better approach. Isn’t that what summers are for? It’s the best time to look back at what worked well and what you could improve. In the summer of 2011, I went in search of ideas on how to develop more independent and critical thinkers...

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How to build 5 libraries in 2 weeks

A quick re-cap of the amazing Buy India a Library Project, that ran in early 2010.
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Cultural Anthropologist Mimi Ito on Connected Learning, Children, and Digital Media

Mimi Ito is a cultural anthropologist and expert in the field of digital media and learning, focusing on children and youth's changing relationships to media...
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Improving in Pittsburgh

Another Atlas Expedition. This one talks about what "improve society" means in the mission statement.
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The Wall 2011 -- Question 2 - a set on Flickr

Cooper Library Wants to Know...

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Libraries and Aspirations

What does your community aspire to?...
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