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The Adventures of Library Girl: How To Survive The Zombie Librarian Apocalypse Tip #2: Keep Learning!

The Adventures of Library Girl: How To Survive The Zombie Librarian Apocalypse Tip #2: Keep Learning! | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it
Jump start your professional learning AND kill some zombies along the way! #win http://t.co/YTnZ94I0dB #tlchat #edchat #edtech #nced

 

"...here are a few ways to jump start your professional learning :

1. Focus on the LEARNING not on the credit

2. Learn to love the hashtag

3. Join professional organizations

4. Think outside the box

5. Make time for learning

6. Follow your passions

7. Rethink failure

8. Take it from theory to practice

9. Share. Share. Share

 

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"As Zombie Fighters we can't be afraid to have honest conversations with our colleagues who are stuck.  Like my friend and colleague Jennifer Northrup said in a recent post on her blog, there's no need to be confrontational or to go on the attack.  However, we can't be passive either and hope that Zombie Librarians will simply be inspired by our stellar examples." 


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 24, 2013 8:42 AM

Great list and motivation to jump-start your own professional development!

Annemarijs's curator insight, July 24, 2013 10:50 AM

Allerlei bezuinigingen in het bibliotheekwerk kunnen ervoor zorgen dat de informatiewerker zich helemaal terugtrekt in zijn/haar schulp, vergelijkbaar met een zombieachtig leven. De Amerikaanse Zombie Fighters geven een aantal waardevolle tips, oa blijf leren en jezelf vernieuwen.

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Beyond the Bullet Points: Libraries are Obsolete » Virtual Dave @rdlankes

Beyond the Bullet Points: Libraries are Obsolete » Virtual Dave @rdlankes | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

R David Lankes:

A librarian plays devil's advocate for those who argue libraries are obsolete (but there is a happy ending).

 

"There are few of us who can know the exact moment their career ended. However when a professor of library science argues libraries are obsolete against a Harvard law school professor and the head of the lead funding agency in the field I think that moment has arrived. This was where I found myself April 18th when I took part in an Oxford-style debate as part of Harvard Library Strategic Conversations. The idea was to mix humor with serious debate on the proposition that “Libraries are Obsolete.” I was asked to argue for the proposition.Now this is a rather odd position to be in since I have spent my career arguing exactly the opposite, but in the spirit of playing devil’s advocate, and the fact that I have tenure, I jumped in. After all, if we don’t honestly debate the point, how can we truly be sure we are not headed towards obsolescence [more on my rational see this post]."

http://quartz.syr.edu/blog/?p=1557

 


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Thoughts from Carl Grant: Why and how librarians have to shape the new cloud computiong platforms

Thoughts from Carl Grant: Why and how librarians have to shape the new cloud computiong platforms | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

Carl Grant:

"At the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, I gave the keynote talk at the NISO Update Session. My goal was to give attendees some thoughts about how important it is that they participate actively in the shaping of the new cloud-computing platforms which are are emerging from a number of organizations, including OCLC, Ex Libris, Serials Solution, Innovative and Kuali. I stated that the main reason for our participation as librarians is simply this: So we can ensure the value of librarianship is contained within and amplified by these new technological foundations.

 

There were three key points I talked about us doing in order to accomplish this. They were:

1. The mission and value of librarianship have to be embedded in the software you’re using.

2. Defining our future is a task of participation, NOT representation.

3. For our services to have value they must offer differentiation."


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10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities

10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future | Online Universities | Library world, new trends, technologies | Scoop.it

By Staff Writers:

"In honor of School Library Month, check out the ways libraries are going to blossom in the coming years."

 

"[...] the almost uncanny ability to consistently adapt to the changing demands of the local populace and emerging technology alike. The library system probably won’t disappear anytime soon, but rather, see itself blossoming into something new and exciting in congruence with today’s myriad informational demands."

 

1. More technology

2. Sensory story times

3. Better outreach to ESOL and ESL adults & children

4. Automation

5. Emphasizing community space

6. More social media savvy

7. Digital media labs

8. Electronic outposts

9. Crowdsourcing

10. More active librarians


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