Leadership in 21st Century Learning: A Call to Libraries


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Opening keynote for the 78th Annual Quebec Library Association Conference: Libraries as Learning Places.

This presentation covers how libraries must pave the way as leaders in learning and information literacy. Why libraries play a crucial role in education. How to become a champion of 21st century learning and information literacy.

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  • In this keynote session, Lori Reed will discuss how libraries must pave the way as leaders in learning and information literacy. Discover why libraries play such a crucial role in education. Hear about some of the trends in learning through social media. Discover to become a champion of learning and information literacy.Ms. Reed is the Learning & Development Coordinator for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library where she oversees the learning & development of more than 500 employees. With more than 15-years experience in workplace learning and training. Her passions are performance consulting, learning strategies, and e-learning. She was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009 for her work in learning and training and is the managing editor of the popular library blog ALA Learning. Ms. Reed is co-authoring a book on leadership for library trainers that will be published later this year.
  • The library I grew up with in St. Augustine, Florida on Aviles Street
  • The library was a quiet place.
  • The library was a scary place.
  • The library was a confusing place.
  • When I was old enough to ride my bike alone we got a new library. The library was a different place. Like most libraries today it was warm, filled with light, books. It felt like a safe place and became my home away from home.
  • The day I fell in love with a librarian. When my mom challenged this book.
  • Charles Handy (known as Charlie De Handee in The Netherlands) (born 1932) is an Irish author/philosopher specialising in organisationalbehaviour and management. Among the ideas he has advanced are the "portfolio worker" and the "Shamrock Organization" (in which professional core workers, freelance workers and part-time/temporary routine workers each form one leaf of the "Shamrock").He has been rated among The Thinkers 50 the most influential living management thinkers. In 2001 he was second on this list, behind Peter Drucker, and in 2005 he was tenth. When the Harvard Business Review had a special issue to mark their 50th Anniversary they asked Handy, Peter Drucker and Henry Mintzberg to write special articles.In July 2006 he was conferred with an honorary Doctor of Laws by Trinity College, Dublin.Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Handy
  • The Components of Digital Literacy Source: FutureLab report Digital Literacy Across the CurriculumDigital literacy is the skills, knowledge and understanding that enables critical, creative, discerning and safe practices when engagingwith digital technologies in all areas of life. Digital literacy can be understood as the space where all of these components overlap. Creativity - The ability to think creatively and imaginatively, and to use technology to create outputs and represent knowledge in different formats and modes. Knowing when and how digital technology can support creative processes, and thinking creativelyabout technology and with technology.Critical thinking and evaluation - Being able to use reasoning skills to engage with digital media and its content, to question, analyse, scrutinise and evaluate it and to formulate and support arguments about it and the way it is used. Critical thinking involves being reflective, developing insight about underlying assumptions, interpreting meaning and determining significance in order tounderstand and make sense of the world.Cultural and social understanding - The ability to recognise that there are social, cultural and historical influences that shape the creation of digital content and our understanding of it. This involves understanding how your own and others’ perspectives have been informed by cultural heritages and being aware of the social and cultural contexts in which digital media is created and used.Collaboration - The ability to work successfully with others to collaboratively create and share meaning and understanding. To develop the skills of team work, to be able to work together when using technology and to understand how technology cansupport collaboration both inside the classroom and in the wider world. The ability to find and select information .To define what sort of information you need for a task or activity, to know where and how to find information, to critically engage with sources to select relevant, valuable and reliable information and to be aware of intellectual property issues related to plagiarism and copyright.Ability to find and select information - Effective communication - Being able to clearly express ideas and feelings so that others can understand them. Having an understanding of the different modes (visual, audio, textual etc) in which meaning can be represented and showing an awareness of the needs of particular audiences. Understanding how technology can support this and how to communicate effectively using different types of technology.E-safety - The ability to stay safe when using digital technologies, such as the internet and mobile phones, and to understandwhat constitutes appropriate use and appropriate content. Functional skills - Knowing how to use a range of different technologies competently and having the skills and flexibility to adapt this knowledge to learn how to use new technologies.
  • http://www.energymatrixastrology.com/EMABlog/images/astral-body.jpg1st time in history of 4 generations in the workplace.Already heard about digital natives. They are getting ready to flood the workplace.They will expect elearning. And not the traditional elearning.
  • Alvin Toffler (born October 3, 1928) is an Americanwriter and futurist, known for his works discussing the digital revolution, communication revolution, corporate revolution and technological singularity. A former associate editor of Fortune magazine, his early work focused on technology and its impact (through effects like information overload). Then he moved to examining the reaction of and changes in society. His later focus has been on the increasing power of 21st century military hardware, weapons and technology proliferation, and capitalism. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Toffler
  • David Silver,associate professor of media studies at the university of San Francisco having students teach other students.
  • When you create a culture of learning you go from 1 person being responsible for pushing the learning throughout the organization to everyone sharing knowledge and information.
  • LORIThe information people need to do their jobs is usually not found here.
  • LORIInstead it is found here.
  • Jay Cross is a champion of informal learning, web 2.0, and systems thinking. His calling is to help business people improve their performance on the job and satisfaction in life. 
  • Marcia Conner, Vice President of Enterprise for Pistachio Consulting, works at the intersection of social messaging and workplace learning, focusing on the trends, markets and dynamics shaping a distributed, collaborative and mult-generational business culture. A former Fortune 500 learning exec, coauthor of Creating a Learning Culture: Strategy, Technology and Practice and cocreator of the Pistachio Consulting Enterprise Microsharing Tools Comparison, she writes the Fast Company blog “Learn At All Levels.” Her latest book, The New Social Learning: A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media, will be out in May 2010.
  • Leadership in 21st Century Learning: A Call to Libraries

    1. 1. Leadership in 21st Century Learning:A Call to Libraries<br />Quebec Library Association<br />May 7, 2010<br />@lorireed<br />Learning & Development Coordinator<br />Charlotte Mecklenburg Library<br />LoriReed.com <br />
    2. 2. My 1st Library<br />
    3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/3052682687<br />
    4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/3053522924/<br />
    5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/exlibris/3052696455/<br />
    6. 6. http://www.egyii.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/learning.jpg<br />
    7. 7. Renovated Library<br />“My 3rd Place”<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjcpls<br />
    8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bookgrl/1290565748/<br />
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    10. 10.
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    12. 12. Real learning is not what most of us grew up thinking it was.~ Charles Handy<br />
    13. 13. The Difference<br />a Century Makes<br />from the Center for Media Literacy<br />Literacy for the 21st Century medialit.org<br />
    14. 14. 19th & 20th Century<br />21st Century<br />
    15. 15. 19th & 20th Century<br />21st Century<br />
    16. 16. 19th & 20th Century<br />21st Century<br />
    17. 17. 19th & 20th Century<br />21st Century<br />
    18. 18. 19th & 20th Century<br />21st Century<br />
    19. 19. 19th & 20th Century<br />21st Century<br />
    20. 20. 19th & 20th Century<br />21st Century<br />
    21. 21. Source: Future Lab Report Digital Literacy Across the Curriculum<br />
    22. 22. Why Digital Literacy is Important<br />from the Center for Media Literacy<br />Literacy for the 21st Century medialit.org<br />
    23. 23. Obama<br />McCain<br />Media influenceon democratic processes<br />
    24. 24.  Rate of media consumption & saturation<br />
    25. 25.
    26. 26. Obama<br />McCain<br />Media’s influence on perceptions, beliefs, attitudes<br />
    27. 27. Importance of visual<br />communication & info<br />
    28. 28. http://c1537702.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/bp-oil-spill.jpg<br />
    29. 29. Digital Literacy is for Everyone<br />
    30. 30. Digital Natives<br />http://www.energymatrixastrology.com/EMABlog/images/astral-body.jpg<br />
    31. 31. http://www.flickr.com/photos/hanalita/163224070/<br />
    32. 32. Children<br />
    33. 33. Tweens/Teens<br />http://flickr.com/photos/crocidillicus/2640750165/<br />
    34. 34. College Students<br />
    35. 35. Adults/Job Seekers<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/eszter/3513522028/sizes/o/<br />
    36. 36. Parents (and kids)<br />
    37. 37. Families<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/russandlori/2993764916/<br />
    38. 38. Mature Adults<br />http://media.timesrecordnews.com/media/img/photos/2009/04/06/techseniors_2_t607.jpg<br />
    39. 39. The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.  <br />~Alvin Toffler <br />
    40. 40. 5 Things<br />You Can Do To Promote 21st Century Learning<br />
    41. 41. 1. Learn Thyself<br />
    42. 42. 2. Teach Someone <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidsilver/4056901387/<br />
    43. 43. http://www.flickr.com/photos/meddygarnet/3459415984<br />If there is no sharing, there is no education. - David Wiley <br />
    44. 44. From this:<br />to this:<br />Idea/image courtesy of Kevin James http://engagedlearning.net<br />
    45. 45. 3. Embrace “informal” learning! <br />
    46. 46. The information people need to do their jobs is usually not found here<br />Idea/image courtesy of Kevin James http://engagedlearning.net<br />
    47. 47. Idea/image courtesy of Kevin James http://engagedlearning.net<br />
    48. 48. Teachable moment?<br />
    49. 49. “Only 10-20% of ‘training’ transfers to the job.”~ Jay Cross Informal Learning<br />
    50. 50. “Informal learning accounts for over 75% of learning taking place in organizations today.”~ Marcia Conner <br />http://agelesslearner.com<br />
    51. 51. http://lrnchat.wordpress.com<br />
    52. 52. 4. We need to cultivate an identity as educators. <br />
    53. 53. Image Courtesy of JezmynneDene<br />
    54. 54. Embedded Librarian <br />ChadMairn<br />
    55. 55. Chad Behind the Scenes<br />
    56. 56. 5. We need to throw our preconceived ideas out the window<br />http://pmeceast.com/a/components/com_fpslideshow/images/slide3.jpg<br />
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    58. 58. http://www.flickr.com/photos/libraryloft/2078596646<br />
    59. 59. It is not the biggest, the brightest or the best that will survive, but those who adapt the quickest. <br />~Charles Darwin <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/artspotters/705621162/<br />
    60. 60. Learning is a journeynot a destination. <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bilk/259998624/<br />
    61. 61. Questions?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/neilbrooks/481744012/<br />
    62. 62. Merci!<br />
    63. 63. Lori Reed<br />lorireed.com<br />lori@lorireed.com<br />