Libraries as Communally Constructed Sites of Participatory Culture---Composing Narratives of Participatory Literacy and Enchantment, April 2012

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  • 1. Libraries asCommunallyConstructed Sitesof Participatory Culture: ComposingNarratives of ParticipatoryLiteracy and EnchantmentBuffy Hamilton | April 2012CC image via
  • 2. how do we transform ourselves and libraries?CC image via
  • 3. Instructional Partner ProgramTeacher Administrator Information Leader Specialist
  • 4. what’s in aname? CC image via
  • 5. who andwhat are we?CC image via
  • 6. trustworthiness CC image via
  • 7. likabilityCC image via
  • 8. fantastic product or serviceCC image via
  • 9. enchantmentCc image via
  • 10. CC image via
  • 11. enchantment:sustained,voluntarydelight that ismutuallybeneficial CC image via
  • 12. “enchantmenttransformssituations andrelationships.”Guy Kawasaki,Enchantment: The Art of ChangingHearts, Minds, and Actions CC image via
  • 13. relationships are the cornerstone oflibraries and participation CC image via
  • 14. “…participatory teaching methods simply will not work if they do not begin with a deep bond between teacher and student. Importantly, this bond must be built through mutual respect, care, and anongoing effort to know and understand one another.” Dr. Michael Wesch Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology Coffman Chair for Distinguished Teaching Scholars Kansas State University Quote: CC image via
  • 15. librarians are like gardeners who mustcultivate and nurture relationships CC image via
  • 16. library is theshared story of thehumanexperience CC image via
  • 17. libraries as communal experiences and“commonplace” texts constructed byparticipantsCC image via
  • 18. libraries as sites of the experience of self-excavationand discovery through learning CC image via
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  • 20. how do we grow a culture of participatoryculture, relationships, and learningcommunities as librarians?
  • 21. participatory learning is a lens to help us see the possibilities and create a context for crafting a shared vision of library in learning communitiesCC image via
  • 22. participatory learning and literacy are scalable to the needs of a learning communityCC image via
  • 23. libraries as site of participatory instructional design andculture and learning learning experiences to build participatory literacy
  • 24. relatively low barriers to artisticexpression and civic engagement
  • 25. strong support for creating and sharing one’screations with others
  • 26. what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices
  • 27. members feel some degree of social connection with one anotherCC image via
  • 28. members believe that their contributions matter
  • 29. communities formed around content andinformation literacy standards CC image via
  • 30. communities formed around passions,interests, wonderings, and curiosityCC image via
  • 31. librarians can be thecatalyst to spark largerchange in a learningecosystemCC image via
  • 32. Learning Communities and LibrariansRead, listen, watch, and learn at and
  • 33. “librarians as a “node” in networks attuned toperpetual learning” Quote Source: Slide 24, internet-librarian?from=ss_embed
  • 34. Hear Dr. Wesch’s TED Talk CC image via
  • 35. how do we disrupt what paulo freire terms the “banking” system of education that devalues inquiry?Image used under a CC license from
  • 36. librarians craft learning experiences tosupport students and teacherscontributing to dialogic conversations forlearning through participationCC image via Librarianship and Change Agents:
  • 37. enrich participatory, dialogic conversations forlearning by facilitating and scaffoldingdiscourse in multiple transliterate contextsCC image via
  • 38. Transliteracy is an umbrella term encompassingdifferent literacies and multiple communicationchannels that require active participationwith and across a range of platforms, andembracing both linear and non-linear messagesDr. Susie AndrettaLondon Metropolitan University Source:
  • 39. Transliteracy is a “a convergence of literacies”(Lippincott, 2007: 17) as the boundariesbetween medial literacy, digital literacy,technology literacy and information literacybecome blurred when individuals evolve fromconsumers of information to producers ofcontent.Dr. Susie AndrettaLondon Metropolitan University Source: and
  • 40. Transliteracy is concerned with mappingmeaning across different media and not withdeveloping particular literacies about variousmedia. It is not about learning text literacy andvisual literacy and digital literacy in isolationfrom one another but about the interactionamong all these literacies.Tom IpriLiaison Librarian to the College of Media Arts and Design at W. W. Hagerty Library at DrexelUniversitySource:
  • 41. open and transparentchoices social learner inquiry driven driven
  • 42. Project New Media Literacies: The 5 Characteristics of Participatory Learning (CPLs)Source:!+Framework
  • 43. meaningful play and experimentation Image used under a Creative Commons license from
  • 44. integrated learning space that valuesconnections between home, school,community, and the world
  • 45. teachers and students as co-teachers andco-learnersCC image via
  • 46. learning that feels relevantCC image via
  • 47. opportunities to create and solveproblemsCC image by
  • 48. Project New Media Literacies 4 C’s: Practices of Participation Create Circulate Collaborate ConnectSource:!+Framework
  • 49. resistanceCC image via
  • 50. Original photograph by Buffy Hamilton
  • 51. Original photograph by Buffy Hamilton
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  • 54. focus on pedagogies and processes first, tools and mediums for learning secondlyCC image via
  • 55. social media and web 2.0 tools canamplify conversations for learning and expand learning networks
  • 56. technology is just one piece in the puzzle of fosteringcommunity and a culture of participatory learning CC image via
  • 57. be open to encouragingparticipation with many mediumsCC image via
  • 58. “there is no one size fits all model ofparticipatory learning”CC image via
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  • 61. Graphic used with permission from Dr. Barbara Stripling
  • 62. 1 connect
  • 63. “awakening prior knowledge” Kristin FontichiaroCC image via
  • 64. Connecting providing context and background providing focus to deal knowledge/building with information schema overload (big idea thinking)
  • 65. Connecting Collaborative Scale/share Provide knowledge constructed choices building knowledge
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  • 67. Source:
  • 68. 2 wonderCC image via
  • 69. Wonder Scale/share Small/whole constructedDeveloping group knowledge questions brainstorming with larger “classroom”
  • 70. collective knowledge and curation as wewonderCC image via
  • 71. fishbowl discussions
  • 72. 3 investigate
  • 73. Investigate Organizing Evaluating Search Skills Information Information Reflection/ Information Ethical use ofMetacognition dashboards information
  • 74. inquiry, engagement, and collectiveintelligence face to face
  • 75. inquiry, engagement, and collectiveintelligence via virtual mediums
  • 76. netvibes
  • 77. symbaloo
  • 78. curation
  • 79. 4 construct
  • 80. Constructing New Understandings Synthesis Finding patterns/ relationships Developing conclusions
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  • 84. 5 expressCC image via
  • 85. Express Shared Learning Authenticity/ Digital Rigor Creativity
  • 86. “Looking at this across thedisciplines you start to seehow important theknowledge-creationactivity plays into thesense of identity. Theoverriding theme is thatone does not become a“scholar” until they havecreated something new. Intheir eyes, it is the act ofcreation thatdistinguishing the studentfrom the scholar.”Brian Mathews, Assistant University Librarianat UC Santa Barbara
  • 87. netvibes
  • 88. 6 reflectCC image via
  • 89. Reflect process product
  • 90. Reflect: Assessment and Evaluation Formative Self Summative
  • 91. Formative and Summative Assessments • Presentations • “Ticket out the door” • Portfolios • Multimedia creations (Voice Thread, Video, • Text based papers Glogster) • Reflective narratives • Tests/Exams in written or video • Performance based format tasksSource: Stripling, 2009
  • 92. cc licensed photo by The Shifted Librarian:
  • 93. focus on the learner experience to provide students more ownership and increased participation in conversations for learningCC image via
  • 94. joyfully embrace the messiness ofparticipatory learning cc licensed flickr photo by harold.lloyd (wont somebody think of the bokeh?):
  • 95. embrace the wobbles CC image via
  • 96. change andunderstanding=innovation Participatory Librarianship and Change Agents: CC image via
  • 97. CC image via
  • 98. participation creates enchantmentCC image via
  • 99. enchantment is the nectarCC image via
  • 100. build communitiesCC image via
  • 101. “Dont judge each day by the harvest youreap, but by the seeds you plant.”Robert Louis StevensonCC image via
  • 102. compose the story of library with your learners Original photograph by Buffy Hamilton
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  • 104. Q&A Q&ACC image via
  • 105. contact information Twitter: @buffyjhamilton
  • 106. learn more patory-librarianship-and-learning/
  • 107. works citedKawasaki, Guy (2011).Enchantment: The Art of ChangingHearts, Minds, and Actions (KindleLocations 116-118). Portfolio. KindleEdition.