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  • 1. The Gung Ho Librarian - Proactive Information Provider TAISI LIBRARIANS' CONFERENCE 31st August 2013 Nirmala Balasubramanian
  • 2. 9:30 - 11:00 Gung - Ho Librarian (Session 1) 11:00 - 11:30 Break 11:30 - 13:00 Gung - Ho Librarian (Session 2) 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch 14:00 - 15:30 Academic Honesty (Session 3) Sessions for Today
  • 3. Edubridge International School opened on July 29th 2013 Toilets : Please take the central staircase and go towards the back of the building Coffee / Tea : Go the Little Room at the opposite end of the Corridor WiFi : Network = Edubridge Password = edu@1234 Lunch is on the second floor in the Bronte Room Photographs: Please be respectful General Information
  • 4. We begin with this ... In your groups … ● Each group goes to one of the tables in the Library ● You will find a sheet of paper and pencil on which has A-Z written ● As a group identify an object within the Library that begins with each alphabet. You have to be able to see or touch it. Proper names are not allowed. ● You have 5 minutes to complete this activity and assemble back in this room
  • 5. Library and Information Services in School Libraries The aim of this session is to provide an overview on Library and Information Services in a School Library, the role of the Librarian, identifying the gaps information provision, curriculum support that libraries and Librarians offers. Reading Advocacy is a significant aspect. How do provide information literacy.
  • 6. School Libraries and Student Achievement http://www.lrs.org/data-tools/school- libraries/impact-studies/ http://vimeo.com/album/1480129 http://www.iasl-online.org/advocacy/make-a- difference.html
  • 7. The Current Scenario Group Activity Describe the present School Library service that you are a part of ○ Activities / Services ○ Resources ○ Other Information
  • 8. Why Gung ho / Gung-ho? Gung ho /ˈɡʌŋˈhoʊ/ is a term in American English used to mean "enthusiastic" or "dedicated". Gung ho is an anglicised pronunciation of "gōng hé" (工合), which is also sometimes anglicised as "kung ho". The two Chinese characters "gōng" and "hé" are translatable individually as "work" and "together". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gung-ho gung-ho [guhng-hoh] Show IPA Informal. adjective 1. wholeheartedly enthusiastic and loyal; eager; zealous: a gung-ho militaryoutfit. adverb 2. in a successful manner: The business is going gung-ho. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gung-ho
  • 9. Proactive Information Provider How do we achieve Gung-ho-ism? ❏ Anticipating Information Needs ❏ Identifying the resources ❏ Being informed about what is happening around you. ❏ Guiding / training students ❏ Imparting research skills to create independent life-long learners
  • 10. Collaboration and Planning How many of us really know what is being taught in the classes in our schools? Issues ○ Is this information being shared with you ○ If yes, are you making use of it and how? ○ If no, what do we do about it? ○ Is it practically possible to collaborate? ○ What does collaboration look like in your school? ○ How many school administrators are even open to this idea?
  • 11. Gung-Ho-ism http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE2MpvByblc Mike Eisenberg - Role of the Teacher Librarian
  • 12. Role of a Teacher Librarian http://stephenslighthouse.com/2013/08/28/i-am-a-social- librarian-infographic-free-download/ http://kenhaycock.com/school-libraries-and- student-achievement/ http://bacirc.edublogs.org/2012/10/23/the-role-of-the-teacher- librarian-library-media-specialist/ http://www.abc-clio. com/uploadedFiles/Content/promo/Linworth_and_LMC_Files /LMC_Web/OnDemandWebinars_Aug_Sept(1).pdf http://www.youtube.com/results? search_query=mike+eisenberg+information&oq=mike+eisenberg+inf ormation&gs_l=youtube.3... 53156.59358.0.59862. 1.11.youtube.akceQn085Pc
  • 13. http://www.scribd.com/doc/146938161/Becoming-and-Being- Reflections-on-Teacher-Librarianship Digital Citizenship http://aslc.ca/for-teachers-teacher-librarians/toolkit/digital- citizenship/ http://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/tools/toolkits/role-reading
  • 14. Are we …. Do we exhibit? Inquirers Appreciation Thinkers Commitment Communicator Confidence Risk-taker Cooperation Knowledgeable Creativity Open-minded Curiosity Principled Empathy Well-balanced Enthusiasm Caring Independence Reflective Integrity Respect Tolerance www.ibo.org Who we are and What do we need
  • 15. Resources
  • 16. How do we create lifelong readers? How can we help students find books that gets them interested? Creating a reading bond, connecting with children, sharing their stories. Helping them find books, both fiction and nonfiction, that interest, excite and engage them. In order to talk passionately and convincingly about books, we need to be readers. Never try to hide the fact that you haven't read a book. Read Book reviews / Books Reports online and use them for book selection eg. Goodreads Lead by Example
  • 17. “To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” Presidential Committee on Information Literacy: Final Report This report was released on January 10, 1989, in Washington, D.C.
  • 18. Questions ??? Comments ???
  • 19. Thank You