"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."
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]."
"Librarians fostering information literacy: assessing content/"crap detection" http://t.co/iv8QzcxQ...
The crisis of information literacy, a familiar issue within the library community, is getting some wider attention.
In this month’s Wired, Clive Thompson cites a recent study that reveals the paucity of search skills among so-called digital natives at both high school and college levels. Importantly he gets to the vital role school librarians play in fostering information literacy, including the critical approach to content, dubbed “crap detection” by Howard Rheingold."
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
"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."
Robin Good: "Content Curation and the School Librarian" is the featured article for the latest issue of Knowledge Quest magazine.
Authored by Nikki D. Robertson the article illustrates some of content curation key strengths, how the author has utilized content curation for her academic projects, and popular curation tools for those interested in exploring the field further.
>A great list of resources for all levels of librarians.
"Here's a megalist for my fellow media specialists/teacher-librarians. It's taken a while to gather all the information and I will continue to add to this page. Currently there are close to 185 sites listed. There is SO MUCH information out there! Please feel free to add your suggestions!"
Uploaded by RichmondTownLibrary: "This is an open access occupational film about the library profession, and becoming a librarian. It was shot in 1947, and I think it holds up quite well in the world of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0"
A talk given to the Historic Libraries Forum conference 'Hard Times' on Tuesday 15 November 2011.
23 things for professional development training and networking in hard times, by Katie Birkwood, University Library Cambridge "23 Things‟ is a type of training……which started at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (North Carolina, USA) in August 2006. the PLCMC course aimed…“…to encourage staff to experiment and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are reshaping the context of information on the Internet today” 23 things course gives participants 23 tools to try out and asks them to write a blog post about each of them.
things are introduced according to a schedule, but participants choose when to do each thing.
blogging is intended to encourage support and communication amongst and between participants. 23 things has been hugely popular…"
"We need to encourage quality teachers into the Teacher Librarian fold and to ensure that there are jobs for them to go to. We need to sell our wares to our own communities so that we become planning, teaching and change ...
'So how might we do this?
Go to as many faculty meetings as possible, offer your services whenever possible to whoever will work with you. Develop some expertise that is unique and useful to your community. Write and publish wherever possible Talk to teachers and then talk some more Make connections in person and online Build relationships Share successes and opportunities for learning Project energy and enthusiasm Take on projects that others may not think of Partner with people that will help you further your aims."
"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
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