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How have libraries responded to the enormous change of the last 15 years? Join the confersation as Kathleen Johnson embarks on an exploration of this question, examing innovative and interesting ideas ...

How have libraries responded to the enormous change of the last 15 years? Join the confersation as Kathleen Johnson embarks on an exploration of this question, examing innovative and interesting ideas including the Library of Things, the Learning Commons, the evolving library role in learning, the socially networked library and more.

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  • Thank You
  • Thank You
  • A little bit about your presenter:
    Kathleen Johnson
    Librarian at Seattle Academy
    kjohnson@seattleacademy.org
    • BA: Ethnomusicology (University of Washington)
    • 3 years in West Africa recording music and making documentary films
    • Graduated from Library School in 1977 (Minor in Multimedia)
    • First job: Director Kelso Public Library in SW Washington
  • Seattle Academy
    • Laptop school since 1997
    • School has an emphasis on the arts
    • Culture of performance
    • Moodle
  • Random dramatic facts
    1.
    2.
  • Hubble WFC3/UVIS Image of the Pillar in Carina Nebula
    Watch for Imax movie in March
  • Kathleen Johnson
    Seattle Academy
    Green Librarian
    Expanding the Concept of Library
    How Have Libraries Responded to the Change of the Last 15 Years
  • Realms of Change
    Every aspect of our work and environment is changing.
    Librarians
    Standards
    Physical Space
    Our Materials / Services / Acquisitions
    Our Students
    How Libraries work together
  • Huge Shifts in
    the nature of information
    the nature of learning
    Check out my wiki: http://21stcenturylearning.wetpaint.com
  • A Story from the past…
    NSFNet T-1 Backbone Map, 1988
  • The early days of the internet…
    1990 Archie search engine
    1991 WAIS and Gopher
    1992 Internet has 1 million hosts, ArpaNet is discontinued
    1993 Mosaic Web Browser, Lycos
    1994 Netscape Navigator, WebCrawler full text search
  • 1995 . . .
    Yahoo is founded in Santa Clara, CA
    Mississippi ratifies 13th Amendment - last state to approve the abolition of slavery
    Forrest Gump wins Best Picture
    Oklahoma City Bombing
  • 1995 . . .
    OJ Simpson trial
    Microsoft releases Windows 95
    DVD media format is announced
    eBay is founded
    Calvin and Hobbes comic strip is published
  • 1995
    Where were you?
  • Realms of Change
    Every aspect of our work has expanded.
    Librarians
    Standards
    Physical Space
    Our Materials
    Our Students
    How Libraries work together
  • Librarians
    Excellence in Professional Development
    • Listservs
    • 23 Things – expanded capacity to learn
    • Second Life events
  • Developed by Helen Blowers
    For The Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County 
    Open Source Model
    Timeline: 9 weeks
    Prizes
    “This is a self-discovery program which encourages staff to take control of their own learning and to utilize their lifelong learning skills through exploration and PLAY.”
  • 23Things
  • 23 Things Continued
    Matt Gullett, Emerging Technology Coordinator for the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (PLCMC) manages the blog:
    Learning 2.1: Explore ... Discover ... Play
    at: http://explorediscoverplay.blogspot.com/
    The blog is up to Thing #70…
  • Standards
    “Because
    Student
    Achievement
    IS the Bottom
    Line”
  • American Association of School Librarians (AASL) released Standards for the 21st-Century Learner
    • Inquiry is a fundamental framework for learning
    • Learning has a social context
  • The future is already here. It’s just not widely distributed.
    -- Bill O’Reilly
    Grasp the future!
  • Professional Development in Virtual Worlds
    Second Life
    San Jose State University Library School
    Has a space in Second Life for their library school with accommodations for distance learning students.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-9zt3Sd7oc
  • Realms of Change and
    Expansion
    Librarians
    Standards
    Physical Spaces
  • “We are just beginning to understand how important physical space is to learning and how radically different true learning-centered campuses will look in the future.”
  • A FREE online book located here:
    http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/PUB7102.pdf
    Chapter 30 Northwestern University’s InfoCommons
  • Old assumptions about space
    Learning only happens in classrooms
    Learning only happens at fixed times
    Learning is an individual activity
    A classroom has a “front”
    What happens in a classroom everyday is the same
    Learning demands privacy and removal of distractions
    Flexibility can be enhanced by filling a room with as many chairs as will fit
    Students will destroy comfy furniture
  • Information Commons
    Refers to a physical space, usually in an academic library, where any and all can participate in the processes of information research, gathering and production.
    • presentation practice space
    • Gaming / web-conference space
    • collaboration spaces
    • wireless internet access
    • quiet spaces
    • advanced computing stations
    • soundproof room for multi-media productions,
    • café
    • reconfigurable & comfortable furniture
  • Brown Library at Abilene Christian College
  • Group Workstations
  • More workstations with comfortable chairs
  • Learning Commons
    …expands on the Information Commons concept by bringing in other services and stakeholders into a shared space.
  • As this web page clip shows the W.E.B. duBois Learning Commons includes:
    Academic Advising
    Learning & Writing Support
    Library Services
    Technology Services
  • St. Davids, PA
  • The Virtual Learning Commons
  • Mi Young’s Spaces
  • Max Fliescher Film Festival
  • There are very sophisticated library spaces in Second Life…
  • Information / Materials
    Information ecologies and formats are shifting…
  • Our Journey Analog to Digital
    http://shepardartstudio.com/contentdmV8.html
  • Living Library
    http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0605/p01s02-wogn.html
    http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0605/p01s02-wogn.html
  • Our biggest issue:
    There is tremendous fragmentation of information and the learning curve involved with the technology needed to mediate all this information.
  • We work hard to manage fragmentation:
    • OCLC’s First Search
    • Portals
    • Directories such as the Internet Library
    • Pathfinders
    • Aggregators such as Serial Solutions
    And most recently…. LibGuides by SpringShare
  • Librarians as Tour Guides through CyberSpace
    Creating order out of chaos
  • Sharing
  • Guides for
    Courses
    Departments
    Teachers
  • Realms of Change
    Every aspect of our work and is changing.
    Librarians as Exemplars of Prof Dev.
    Library and Technology Standards
    Revolution in Physical Space design
    Transformation of our Materials & Methods & Services
    Our Students
  • Our Students
  • Our Students
  • Group activity:
    How have our students changed in the last 15 years…
    Your Library…
  • Library of Things
  • Realms of Change
    Every aspect of our work and is changing.
    Librarians
    Standards
    Physical Space
    Our Materials
    Our Students
    How Libraries work together
  •  
    2008- 2009 ALA President Jim Rettig
    “I believe that the biggest challenge that all libraries today face is getting people’s attention.  We operate in a very competitive environment for what the 2005 OCLC Perceptions of Libraries and Information Resources report  calls “mindshare.”  Think of all the stimuli that have sought your attention since you got out of bed this morning—radio, television, Web sites, Web pop-ups, telephone calls, text messages—to say nothing of face-to-face interactions with family, co-workers, friends, and others.  Your library and mine are competing for the attention of people who are making choices where to put their attention in response to all of those competing stimuli.”
  • 2008- 2009 ALA President Jim Rettig
    Some of you may have heard me discuss the Library Ecosystem: the idea that all types of libraries are interrelated. For example, the closing of a school library in a community will have impact on the public library in that community, which now has to deal with overflow from the school; as well as the college library, which now has to teach remedial information literacy skills to incoming freshmen. In order not just to survive but to thrive in today’s economy, libraries of all types must come together and advocate with a unified voice.
    Visit the new Coalition Building web resource!
  • "Web scale" discovery and delivery of library resources
    “OCLC, has consistently investigated how people's relationships to information have evolved with the advent of the Web. Not surprisingly, the results have shown a preference for self-service on this global medium.
     
    “Most people, when asked to draw an association with libraries, still think mainly of "books" rather than electronic content and services that are increasingly available nor do they particularly equate libraries with the Web.  A 2007 report found further that people did not perceive a role for libraries in the Web's newly "social" universe, where users promote themselves and share content within massive user communities. (Librarians largely agreed with that assessment.)”
  • Deliver library resources and services
    . . . at the point of need
    . . . in a manner
    . . . that users want
    . . . and understand.
    --OCLC
    Sound like a good goal?
  • Go forth and create…
    Experiment
    Play
    Have fun!
    THE END
  • Digital Wish
    http://www.digitalwish.com
    A public charity on a mission to modernize schools.
  • Things I didn’t have time to cover:
    • PLN = Personal Learning Networks
    • Libraries as a Conversation R.D. Lankes
    • Scan/Print on Demand (Espresso book stands)
    • Librarian-powered search engine in development
    • Taiga Forum Provocative Statements (06 & 09)