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  • define enchantment as the process of delighting people with a product, service, organization, or idea. The outcome of enchantment is voluntary and long-lasting support that is mutually beneficial. Kawasaki, Guy (2011). Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions (Kindle Locations 116-118). Portfolio. Kindle Edition.
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  • 1. transformational strategies for school librariansbuffy j. hamilton | carol kearney leadership retreat, ithaca, ny | august 2011
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  • 3. challenges that threaten to detour our mission
  • 4. shifting roles in the educational landscape
  • 5. money and funding
  • 6. social media
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  • 7. demands on time
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  • 8. a climate that values standardized test scores over inquiry
  • 9. filtering fears are debilitating to our growth
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  • 10. believing books are our brand and will determine our future
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  • 11. pulling and weaving together the many threads of librarianship
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  • 13. we can decide which approach we will take to these challenges
  • 14. we can choose to accept the lemons we’ve been handed
  • 15. or we can make lemonade
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  • 16. “innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat” william pollard
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  • 17. how do we transform ourselves and libraries?
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  • 18. create enchantment and engagement in our communities
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  • 19. trustworthiness
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  • 20. likability
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  • 21. fantastic product or service
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  • 22. enchantment:
    sustained, voluntary delight that is mutually beneficial
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  • 23. “enchantment transforms situations and relationships.”Guy Kawasaki, Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions
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  • 24. library is the story of the human experience
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  • 25. libraries as communal experiences and “commonplace” texts constructed by participants
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  • 26. libraries as sites of the experience of self-excavation and discovery through learning
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  • 27. CC image via http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/502329223/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/
  • 28. enchantment is the nectar
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  • 29. vanishing boundaries
  • 30. 1
    create and nurture a participatory culture that
    invites conversations for
    learning, multiple forms of literacy, and multiple modes of learning
  • 31. participatory librarianship is a lens to help us see the possibilities and context for a shared vision of library in learning communities
  • 32.
  • 33. “It’s all about learning…
    how is this going to fundamentally enrich a conversation?
    There isn’t a part of the library that isn’t about learning. Learning is a collaborative conversation.”
    Dr. David Lankes
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    Participatory Librarianship and Change Agents: http://blip.tv/file/1566813
  • 34. shared ownership of learning and conversations for learning
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  • 35. knowledge construction and creation
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  • 36. focus on inquiry and learning
  • 37.
  • 38. relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement
  • 39. strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations with others
  • 40. what is known by the most experienced ispassed along to novices
  • 41. members believe that their contributions matter
  • 42. members feel some degree of social connection with one another
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  • 43. a participatory climate amplifies the possibilities for creating conversations for learning via multiple mediums
  • 44.
  • 45.
  • 46.
  • 47.
  • 48.
  • 49. create conversations for the unorthodox and student passions
  • 50.
  • 51. facilitating conversations with physical space
  • 52.
  • 53.
  • 54. make our practice transparent to the world
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  • 55. web-based mindmap
  • 56. flickr
  • 57. youtube
  • 58. twitter
  • 59. facebook
  • 60. blog
  • 61. transparency and data
  • 62. transparency and data
  • 63.
  • 64. embed yourself in the instructional design process
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  • 65. embrace instructional leadership
  • 66. team player and collaborator
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  • 67. partnerships for learning
  • 68. backwards design
  • 69. information evaluation/social scholarship through subject guides
  • 70.
  • 71.
  • 72. conversations for reflection, metacognition, and connectingthrough blogging
  • 73.
  • 74. supporting network and attention literacy with information dashboards
  • 75. netvibes
  • 76.
  • 77. symbaloo
  • 78. cloud computing and global connections for social learning
  • 79. conversations via networked learning with experts around the world
  • 80.
  • 81. collaborative learning and knowledge building
  • 82. digital storytelling and composition
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  • 83. digital learning portfolios
  • 84.
  • 85.
  • 86.
  • 87. assessment
  • 88. “The school library media program is guided by regular assessment of student learning to ensure the program is meeting its goals.”
    Source: American Association of School Librarians, 2009, p. 27Original photograph by Buffy J. Hamilton
    Original photograph by Buffy J. Hamilton
  • 89. formative and summative assessments provide us “snapshots” of student work provide us concrete evidence to adjust our instruction and better meet learner needs
    Source: Harada & Yoshina, 2006
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  • 90. digital citizenship
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  • 92. digital citizenship and ethical use of information
  • 93.
  • 94.
  • 95. 4
    leave your silos
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  • 96.
  • 97. 5
    energize and expand your mind and spirit by plugging into the wisdom of the crowd and growing your personal learning network
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  • 98. Source: http://www.heatherbraum.info/edtechlearning/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Heather-Braums-PLN.png
  • 99.
  • 100.
  • 101. youtube
  • 102. slideshare rss
  • 103. delicious rss
  • 104. citation 2.0 rss
  • 105. skype
  • 106. face to face
  • 107. face to face informal gatherings
  • 108. virtual and f2f friendships strengthen us
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  • 109. embrace your role as a fearless advocate for intellectual freedom and equitable access to all forms of information
  • 110. make the argument for access to a specific resource or tool by collecting examples of effective instructional practice
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  • 111. develop and present a concrete plan for use of the resource and how you will implement its use
  • 112. remind decision makers that students need guided instruction and opportunities to learn how to use social media thoughtfully and wisely
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  • 113. tie your requests to performance standards
  • 114. 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
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    help our students learn multiple ways of reading and writing today’s world by acting as sponsors of transliteracy
  • 116. the library is an umbrella to support how people are using multiple literacies---traditional and emerging ---to access and share information as well as create new meaning
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  • 117. the idea that literacy is only about print materials is slowly disappearing
  • 118. 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
  • 119. “we have to make sure schools and libraries invite critical and active uses of media that strengthen our democratic potential.” Deborah Brandt
  • 120. we can’t cultivate transliterate learners without putting pedagogy before tools
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  • 121. http://teachweb2.blogspot.com/2010/01/personal-learning-environments-student.html
  • 122. “embrace the potentials and challenges of this [participatory] emerging culture not as a replacement for existing print practices but as an expansion of them”
    ~henry jenkins~
  • 123. 8
    be willing to go out on the limb
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  • 124. view failure as an essential part of the learning process and keep trying
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  • 125. dare to be
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  • 126. embrace the
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  • 127. “to live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
    Joseph Chilton Pearce
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  • 128. learn from failure and be resilient
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  • 129. “No risk, no art. No art, no
    Seth Godin
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    Seth Godin, September 2010 http://bit.ly/9Vkh1K
  • 130. 9
    engage in action and reflection to grow and evolve
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  • 131.
  • 132. 10
    embrace a sense of play
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  • 133. what’s the connection between learning and play?
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  • 134. “playis the onlyway
    thehighest intelligence of humankind can unfold.”
    Joseph Chilton Pearce
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  • 135. mapping the experience of learning and play
    • connect the dots and eliminate barriers
    • 136. integrating our philosophy into action
    • 137. innovate at every touch point of interaction with our community
  • 138. createpivot points ofchange and play
    Special thank you to Helene Blowers for allowing me to borrow her concept of bubbles and play.
  • 139. cc licensed photo by The Shifted Librarian: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/3360687295/
  • 140. “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
  • 141. inquiry begins with ourselves: why am I doing this?
  • 142. transforming our practice will transform our profession and lives of those we serve
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  • 143. embed
  • 144. empower
  • 145. engage
  • 146. enchant
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  • 148. contact information