Libraries Are Changing2 2.13.09 Woodland Hills Sd


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Libraries Area Chnaging - understanding the significant shifts affecting school libraries. How should librraies work to support improved student achievement. Collaboration with the public library is important.

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Libraries Are Changing2 2.13.09 Woodland Hills Sd

  1. 1. Libraries are Changing Keeping Up, Being Successful Woodland Hills School District 2.13.09
  2. 2. Libraries are Changing <ul><li>1. Significant Library Shifts </li></ul><ul><li>2. Maximize Student Learning </li></ul>
  3. 3. Libraries are Changing <ul><li>Technology and Change is Constant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The “Pace of Change” is accelerating. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book Helpdesk - video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Libraries are Changing <ul><li>Technology and Change is Constant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The “Pace of Change” is accelerating. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift Happens – video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube – ShiftHappens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Libraries are Changing <ul><li>Gradual Shift in Format From Print to Digital </li></ul><ul><li>Time – The World is 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Natives - Our Kids are Changing Too </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement and Engagement Matters </li></ul>
  6. 6. Formats Shift: Print to Digital
  7. 7. Audio Cassette to CD/DVD
  8. 8. Online Content
  9. 9. Online = Sharing
  10. 10. Downloadable Content
  11. 11. Card Catalogs
  12. 12. OPAC Online Public Access Catalog
  13. 13. OPAC Online Public Access Catalog
  14. 14. Time Crunch – The World is 24/7 Communicate – Anytime
  15. 15. Time Crunch Communicate – Anywhere
  16. 16. Time Crunch <ul><li>Working with Teachers/Students: </li></ul><ul><li>Written and phone communication </li></ul><ul><li>Replaced by email and voice mail </li></ul><ul><li>Paper based learning records </li></ul><ul><li>Being replaced by online systems </li></ul>
  17. 17. Time Crunch <ul><li>The world operates 24/7, anytime, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries have been slow to adopt </li></ul>
  18. 18. Digital Natives <ul><li>A New Generation of Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short attention span </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multitasking with limited focusing ability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Require highly visual content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Video - Digital Natives </li></ul><ul><li>A Vision of K-12 Students Today </li></ul>
  19. 19. Web As Platform <ul><li>Social Networking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Links people to people and people to libraries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New Online Based Software and Tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free, easy to use, always updated software </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word processing, spreadsheets, calendars… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shift to Open Courseware </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Textbooks linked to online content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free teacher vetted courses and content </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Social Networking <ul><li>Social Networking Websites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Personally authored and interlinked websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Myspace, Friendster, LinkdIn, Youtube </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs – personal interactive journals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, librarians and students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wikis – online collaborative websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers, librarians and students </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Achievement + Engagement Matters <ul><li>We are a highly competitive culture </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized test scores are here to stay </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Test scores create competition between and act as a scorecard for schools and districts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the results of state standardized tests and the AYP (Adequate Yearly Performance) results </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Achievement + Engagement Matters <ul><li>For School Libraries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positively influencing achievement is critical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documenting the Library’s impact on the student achievement is essential – Evidence Based Practice </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Achievement + Engagement Matters <ul><li>School Libraries Work! – Scientific Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>16 States – School Libraries Improve Achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PA: Lance, Curry research results: A “strong” school library program improves the PSSA Reading test score by between 10 – 15 points. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Engagement Matters <ul><li>For Public Libraries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customer satisfaction and customer service levels are beginning to be measured and compared </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library’s role as “community center” returns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library supports: family and early literacy, student learning, adult lifelong learning, ESL and “Boomers” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting customers emotionally “engaged” in their experience with the library is critical </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Engagement Matters <ul><li>For Public Libraries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A struggling economy threatens library funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A struggling economy increases library usage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community members will be looking for: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>new jobs, better jobs, health/medical information, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>borrowing books and materials vs. buying/renting, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>family friendly entertainment and learning, </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. Keeping Libraries Relevant <ul><li>Full Page Text is Dead </li></ul><ul><li>Kids Still Want to Read Books </li></ul><ul><li>Achievement and Learning Matter </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration: Support Improved Relationships </li></ul><ul><li>New Library “Intelligence” Gathering </li></ul><ul><li>Other Ideas </li></ul>
  27. 27. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Full page, black/white text is “dead” </li></ul>
  28. 28. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Kids still want to read books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>75% of kids age 5-17 agree with the statement, “No matter what I can do online, I’ll always want to read books printed on paper,” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Kids still want to read books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kids want to read exciting, visually engaging books </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Achievement and Learning Matter </li></ul><ul><li>Research and learning projects still require authoritative + compelling “content” = books. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlight: terrific visual style, Further Reading, Websites, Other Sources, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This “extra value” content is their starting point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate the use of the great content materials into the new learning tools that kids want to use: blogs, wikis, etc… </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Achievement and Learning Matter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the State Standards : PA Dept of Ed website or Librarians Toolkit website </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link books and online resources to the curriculum </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Achievement and Learning Matter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital Native Students Need 21 st Century Information Literacy Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Information Gathering – Teach Information Relevance and Critical Thinking Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use Student Learning Tools: blogs, wikis, video… </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Achievement and Learning Matter </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership for 21st Century Skills </li></ul>
  34. 34. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Achievement and Learning Matter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Learning Tools: blogs, wikis, video… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students must have open access to these tools </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Achievement and Learning Matter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Learning Tools: blogs, wikis, video… </li></ul></ul>http:// /
  36. 36. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Collaboration: Means Improved Relationships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Become embedded in curriculum process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New curriculum development </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One on one with teachers and lesson planning </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be a part of the Learning Improvement process: new Reading Programs, textbooks, scheduling… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entire district Library staff – work together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate library services into “special” areas: learning support, reading intervention, etc… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultivate community learning partnerships </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Library “Intelligence” Gathering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend conferences, professional development seminars, local learning situations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check other school and public library websites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library and librarian blogs hold key program information and new ideas . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in online learning programs like: </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Maximize Learning
  39. 39. Maximize Learning <ul><li>Summary </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students, Information and the World is Changing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Learning Process must Adapt to Reflect Individual Students Learning Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Library Must Become Embedded Into All Aspects of the Learning Process </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. New Paradigm
  41. 41. Inquiry Based Learning Video - School 2.0 Creating The Schools We Need IgnitePhilly -- Five Minutes To Communicate - Practical Theory Chris Lehmann: Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA
  42. 42. The Library Challenge <ul><li>Group Discussion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is “your” Next Step? </li></ul></ul>