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7 Arcs of Innovation in School Libraries

7 Arcs of Innovation in School Libraries

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  • So with that short introduction, back to the topic at hand.
  • So with that short introduction, back to the topic at hand.
  • So with that short introduction, back to the topic at hand.
  • if all that change isn’t enough… remember this evolution of music and sound? It’s all information, no matter what format it comes in.
  • When I began to review how we have responded as a profession, it became clear that all major aspects of Libraries and being a Librarian have been affected. There have even been changes that don’t fit into our conventional thinking about libraries.. And we’ll get to that later.
  • SAAS – independent college prep school, laptop school since 1997, the emphasis on arts shows here in the original posters we make. That was a collaboration with Rebekah our photography teacher.And here are a few random and dramatic facts about me
  • So with that short introduction, back to the topic at hand.
  • One screen,Four chairs EqualsCollaboration
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    • 1. Kathleen Johnson
      Seattle Academy
      Green Librarian
      Arcs of
      Dedicated to Buffy Hamilton, tireless advocate for School Libraries
    • 2. Kathleen Johnson
      Seattle Academy
      Green Librarian
      Arcs of
      Dedicated to Buffy Hamilton, tireless advocate for School Libraries
    • 3. Ladies and Gentlemen
      Right about now
      You are rockin’ with the best of ‘em all
    • 4. You are now rockin’ with the best
    • 5. WLMA Librarians !
      Get ready to rumble!
    • 6. Kathleen Johnson
      Seattle Academy
      Green Librarian
      Arcs of
      Dedicated to Buffy Hamilton, tireless advocate for School Libraries
    • 7.
    • 8.
    • 9. Stephen Abrams
    • 10.
    • 11. xkcd
    • 12. Our Journey Analog to Digital
    • 13. Realms of Change
      Every aspect of our work and environment is changing.
      Physical Space
      Our Materials / Services / Acquisitions
      Our Students
      How Libraries work together
    • 14. Librarians
    • 15. Literacy
    • 16. Then we had three revolutions:
      Internet and Broadband
    • 17. Literacies GONE WILD
    • 18.
    • 19. Is it no wonder…
      We look like this
    • 20. Almost everyday…
    • 21. Encounter the Unexpected…
    • 22. Transitions
      Read, view, listen
      Student Learner
      Lifelong Learner
      Personal Learner
    • 23. Transitions
      Info Lit
      Multiple Lits
      Group Learning
    • 24. Transitions
      Skills & Dispositions
    • 25. Digital Ecosystems
      Social Networking Bookmarking
      Google everything
      Web radio
      Chat Rooms
      Photo Blogs
      Web Sites
      Viral this ‘n that
      Blog Aggregators
      File Sharing
    • 26.
    • 27. Best Book Evah!
    • 28.
    • 29.
    • 30. - Clay Shirkey
    • 31.
    • 32.
    • 33. Kathleen Johnson
      Seattle Academy
      Green Librarian
      Arcs of
      Dedicated to Buffy Hamilton, tireless advocate for School Libraries
    • 34. 7 Arcs of Innovation
      Spaces: Physical and Virtual
      LMS as a Learning Specialist (Zmuda & Harada)
      Embedded Librarian
      Professional Development on Steroids
      Lankes Worldview: Atlas of New Librarianship
      Personal Learning Environments: Become Learner-centered, not library-centered
    • 35. 1.
      Physical & Virtual
    • 36. Reposition the library as the primary informal learning space on campus
    • 37. “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:
      Chapter 30 Northwestern University’s InfoCommons
    • 38. 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
    • 39. 2.
      As Learning Specialist
    • 40.
    • 41.
    • 42. p. 40 – Librarians as Learning Specialists. Allison Zmuda, Violet H. Harada
    • 43.
    • 44. 3.
    • 45. Working Definition:
      Transliteracy is the ability to
      > read, write and interact
      > across a range of platforms, tools and media
      from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.
    • 46.
    • 47. - Stephen Abrams
    • 48. Buffy Hamilton
    • 49. In the end, its advantageous to promote skills of access, production and interaction across a variety of formats,
      devices and
    • 50. The Art of Discovery
      …is evolving
      Social /
    • 51. 4.
      The Embedded
      Librarian (and Library)
    • 52. Examples of Embedding:
    • 53.
    • 54. Exploring
      For User
    • 55.
    • 56. Deliver library resources and services at the point of need in a manner that users want and understand.
      - Excerpt from OCLC Vision
    • 57. 5.
      on Steroids
    • 58. Anytime Anywhere
      TIP: Check out opportunities beyond the library community
      Search Twitter for:
      • #Change11
      • 59. #DS106
      • 60. “mooc” (massive online open courses)
    • 6.
      The Atlas of NEW
      (David Lankes)
      “… a new librarianship based not on books and artifacts but on knowledge and learning…”
    • 61.
    • 62.
    • 63.
    • 64. Knowledge is created through conversations.
      Knowledge can only be resident in humans.
    • 65. People who participate in conversations reach agreements.
      Agreements form the basis of what we know.
    • 66. Agreements can be encoded into artifacts but artifacts do not contain the agreements (or the knowledge).
    • 67. Memory function:
      Librarians preserve artifacts
      to enhance conversations
      by providing the memory
      of past agreements.
    • 68. Therefore if…
      The mission of Librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities…
      AND knowledge is created through conversation, THEN we are in the conversation business.
    • 69. Atlas of New Librarianship
      Companion Website/ Participatory Site
      p. xii: “This book is all about conversations. The Atlas is my contribution to that conversation and it is really an invitation for you to join in.”
      - R. David Lankes
    • 70. 7.
      Personal Learning
      As School Librarians we need to place each student at the center of their own information universe!  
    • 72. PLE
      What is it?
    • 73. PLN =
      Online communities
      Personal cognition
      Distributed cognition
    • 74. As we continue to move from a broadcast model of information to a networked one, we will continue to see a reworking of the information landscape.
    • 75. “This world of learning will be customized, connected, amplified, authentic, relevant, and resilient and it is beginning to unfold now.”
    • 76. Why PLEs?
      “…real-world problems are now too complex to be solved by a single person. The knowledge and expertise needed to solve them is increasingly distributed across networks.”
      - Paavola & Hakkarainen, 2005; Nardi, et al, 2000)
    • 77. “Distributed intelligence means that resources that shape and enable activity are distributed … across people, environments, and situations.”
      - Henry Jenkins, 2007
    • 78.
    • 79. The emergence of new internet environments in the last decade now require that students master the ability to ...capture “flows” of real-time information as they stream through RSS (really simple syndication) technologies and micro-blogs.
    • 80. SHIFT
      Intelligence is an attribute of individuals (as in possessed by)
      Intelligence is accomplished not possessed
    • 81. Learn how to conceptualize and use your subject guides as more than a static web page -- we'll explore how subject guides can anchor partnerships for learning, introduce social scholarship, and model processes and skills for networked learners who are creating personal learning environments.
      Buffy Hamilton
      The UnQuiet Librarian
    • 82. 8.
      Event: Next Chapter
    • 83.
    • 84. Design thinking... what is that?
      1: Define the problem
      Immersion and the intense cross examination of the filters that have been employed in defining a problem.
      2: Create and consider many options
      Even the most talented teams and businesses sometimes fall into the trap of solving a problem the same way every time.
      3: Refine selected directions
      A handful of promising results need to be embrace and nurtured.
      3.5 Repeat (optional)
      Design thinking may require looping steps 2 and 3 until the right answers surface.
      4: Pick the winner, execute
      “Fail early, fail often (‘til you get it right)”
      - Stanford D-School
    • 85. Using design thinking 4 brave cohorts tinkered with the future of school libraries.
      Here are some of the ideas they came up with.
      Every surface a workspace
      A playground for project-based learning
      A place to hack secrets
      Library as portal to a journey: a path of discovery
      A place to “remember” where I have been
      Life = Learning = Library
      Remember the big picture: we are redesigning learning
      Libranasium (part gym, stage and library) with Libracoaches
      Learners crave a culture of contribution
      All furniture and walls flexible
      Place to take a heroic journey
      A user-driven space
      Full of yurts as private spaces
      Library as a community of conversations
    • 86. More…
      With many flash carts to enable flash-mob collaboration
      With porch swings
      And kitchen islands
      Napping allowed (It’s brain-friendly”)
      Transformed into the place to be
      Info Exchange hub of learning with members (not users)
      Libraries as Fields of Dreams (a metaphor for the American dream)
      Pearls of Possibilities & Enchantment
      Play as an end product, not a way to work
      Roles and relationships are not static
      Attachment is the story of learning
      Yes, AND
      As a tinkerers studio
      Exercise your curiosity, be dangerous
      Relationships, relationships, relationships
      Safe place to fail
    • 87. Catch my presentation November 2, 2011 at 5pm Pacific Time
    • 88. A little bit about your presenter:
      Kathleen Johnson
      Librarian at Seattle Academy
      Twitter : @simkathy
      • BA: Ethnomusicology (University of Washington)
      • 89. MLS: University of Washington,1977 (Minor in Multimedia)
      • 90. 3 years in West Africa recording music and making documentary films; created a national cultural archives for Burkina Faso
      • 91. First job: Director, Kelso Public Library in SW Washington
      • 92. Ran a desktop publishing business from 1985-95
      • 93. Worked in several special corporate libraries in a high tech environment and in Competitive Intelligence (SCIP)
      • 94. Currently a school librarian at Seattle Academy, Seattle WA
    • Credits
      Slide 4: Stephen Abrams slide deck
      Slide 8: Clips from various product sites Slide 9: Stephen Abrams slide deck
      Slide 10: Stephen Abrams slide deck
      Slide 11: XKCD, purchased posters
      Slide 12: From OCLC w/permission
      Slide 15: Made by photography students at Seattle Academy
      Slide 18: Stephen Abrams
      Slide 21: Student from Seattle Academy
      Slide 26:
      Slide 28:
      Slide 31: Daniel Solis
      Slide 32: Made by photography students at Seattle Academy
      Slide 73: Wendy Drexler, used with permission
      All other photos were purchased from
    • 95. Bonus Content