A Prescription for Healthier School Librarianship: Transforming Our Practice for the 21st Century

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  • 1. a prescription for healthier school librarianship: transforming our practice for the 21st century
    presented by buffy j. hamiltonhall county media specialists’ luncheonmay 2010
  • 2. challenges that threaten to reroute our mission
  • 3. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sis/131202143/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  • 4. lack of full funding and budget cuts
  • 5. a climate that values standardized test scores over inquiry
  • 6. filtering fears are debilitating to our growth
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sziszo/2592916753/sizes/o/
  • 7. A shift in who counts as experts and the decision making model has met some hostile environments
  • 8. we can decide which approach we will take to these challenges
  • 9. we can choose to accept the lemons we’ve been handed
  • 10. or we can make lemonade
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lara604/4563393579/sizes/l/
  • 11. “innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat” william pollard
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/star-dust/709945164/sizes/o/
  • 12. 1
    Make our practice transparent to the world
    Image used under a CC license from http:/www.flickr.com/photos/allaboutgeorge/2361633049/sizes/o/
  • 13. web-based mindmap
  • 14. flickr
  • 15. youtube
  • 16. twitter
  • 17. facebook
  • 18. blog
  • 19. transparency and data
  • 20. transparency and data
  • 21. share your practice via social media
  • 22. embrace instructional leadership
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    Create and nurture a participatory culture that invites conversations for learning, multiple forms of literacy, and multiple modes of learning
    cc licensed flickr photo by Suttonhoo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/suttonhoo22/2512983749/
  • 24. inviting and engaging participation
    cc licensed flickr photo by domesticat: http://flickr.com/photos/domesticat/2538309841/
  • 25. sparking conversations
    cc licensed flickr photo by Laenulfean: http://flickr.com/photos/laenulfean/2913482048/
  • 26. knowledge construction and creation
    cc licensed flickr photo by Ian Muttoo: http://flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/2631466945/
  • 27. libraries are in the change business
  • 28. rethinking what “collection” means
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hams-caserotti/3432780140/
  • 29. ebooks and mobile readers
  • 30. mobile computing
  • 31. gaming
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanjoselibrary/3663348736/sizes/l/
  • 32. digital equipment
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/skokiepl/3521970447/sizes/l/
  • 33. information evaluation and social scholarship via research pathfinders
  • 34. inquiry, engagement, and collective intelligence
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  • 37. 1.2.5 Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success.
    1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding.
    active reflection and metacognition
  • 38. digital citizenship and ethical use of information
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  • 41. scaffold alternate ways of representing learning and knowledge
  • 42. research portfolio with Google Sites
  • 43.
  • 44. multigenre elements
  • 45. multigenre elements
  • 46. netvibes personal learning environments and learning artifacts
  • 47. collaboration, leadership, and social responsibility for shared knowledge construction
  • 48. cloud computing: google docs
  • 49. diigo: group bookmarks
  • 50. evernote
  • 51. blog comments
  • 52. 3
    Build your collaborative tribe through listening, sharing, and risk-taking
    cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/
  • 53. planting seedstakes bothfaithand action
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  • 59. making space for the unorthodox
  • 60. physical space
  • 61. going against the grain
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  • 63. expanding our concept of collection and the containers for it
  • 64. give students a voice and ownership
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    Energize your mind and spirit by plugging into the wisdom of the crowd and growing your personal learning network
    Image used under a CC license http://www.flickr.com/photos/sookie/101363593/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
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  • 77. youtube rss
  • 78. youtube
  • 79. slideshare rss
  • 80. delicious rss
  • 81. diigo rss
  • 82. citation 2.0 rss
  • 83. organize and manage with google reader
  • 84. organize and manage with iGoogle
  • 85. organize and manage with netvibes
  • 86. virtual conferences and webinars
  • 87. virtual conferences and webinars
  • 88. virtual conferences and webinars
  • 89. face to face conferences
  • 90. skype
  • 91. face to face informal gatherings
  • 92. virtual and f2f friendships strengthen us
  • 93. Embrace your role as a fearless advocate for intellectual freedom and equitable access to all forms of information
  • 94. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbullfc/3442162799/sizes/l/
  • 95. make the argument for access to a specific resource or tool by collecting examples of effective instructional practice
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mymollypop/2646559132/sizes/l/
  • 96. develop and present a concrete plan for use of the resource and how you will implement its use
  • 97. remind decision makers that students need guided instruction and opportunities to learn how to use social media thoughtfully and wisely
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/imbat/3869056371/sizes/l/
  • 98. tie your requests to performance standards
  • 99. if our goal is for students to be information fluent learners, we must have access to the tools so that students can ultimately act as their own filter
    cc licensed photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128/sizes/o/ /
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    help our students learn multiple ways of reading and writing today’s world by acting as sponsors of transliteracy
  • 101. 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.
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/somegeekintn/3368983089/sizes/l/
  • 102. a sponsor of literacy includes any agent who enables, supports, teaches, and models, as well as recruits, regulates, suppresses, or withholds literacy—and gains advantage by it in some way
  • 103. “literacy is the energy supply of the information age.”
    deborah brandt
  • 104. “as new and powerful forms of literacy emerge, they diminish the reach and possibilities of receding ones”deborah brandt
  • 105. the idea that literacy is only about print materials is slowly disappearing
  • 106. we're on the cusp of profound changes in what counts as a “text” and literacy
  • 107. helping patrons and stakeholders understand the expanding definition of literacy is a muddy but playful endeavor
    cc licensed flickr photo by harold.lloyd (won't somebody think of the bokeh?): http://flickr.com/photos/safetylast/4068790874/
  • 108. “we have to make sure schools and libraries invite critical and active uses of media that strengthen our democratic potential.” Deborah Brandt
  • 109. knight foundation recommendation 6: integrate digital and media literacy as critical elements for education at all levels through collaboration among federal, state, and local education officials
  • 110. as sponsors of transliteracy, libraries can close the participation gap
  • 111. what does transliteracy look like in a school library?
  • 112. privilege and support multiple containers and pathways to information
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumbler/331346446/sizes/l/
  • 113. teach students multiple and dynamic ways of connecting with real world experts to help answer their questions
  • 114. teach students collaborative tools for creating and sharing knowledge
  • 115. skype
  • 116. blogging
  • 117. wikis
  • 118. social bookmarking
    Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dav/104349246/sizes/l/
  • 119. diigo
  • 120. evernote
  • 121. evernote
  • 122. teach students how to harness the power of cloud computing and social media tools to create personal learning environments and information dashboards
  • 123. student created netvibes portal
  • 124. student created netvibes portal
  • 125. student created netvibes portal
  • 126. student created netvibes portal
  • 127. student created netvibes portal
  • 128. student created netvibes portal
  • 129. cc licensed photo by The Shifted Librarian: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/3360687295/
  • 130. “Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”
    william pollard
  • 131. transparency
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/fred_dela/2285253737/sizes/o/
  • 132. participatory culture
    cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvids/3491286687/sizes/l/
  • 133. your school needs you to embrace leadership: build your tribe
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/alesk/356136498/sizes/l/
  • 134. discover and share ideas through your personal learning network
  • 135. chip away at filtering policies
    cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/julien_harneis/2301841773/sizes/l/
  • 136. disrupt limited perceptions of literacy and open up conversations about the possibilities of transliteracy
    Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/4034124468/sizes/l/
  • 137. view failure as an essential part of the learning process and keep trying
    Image used under a cc license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeels/141145758/sizes/l/
  • 138. be bold and fearless
  • 139. leave it all on the road
  • 140. fight the machinery for our students
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  • 141. http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com
  • 142. contact information
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