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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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  • How can we use the results to adjust or modify our teaching? By utilizing concrete evidence of what students can and cannot do allows us to use that evidence to improve our instruction.Harada & Yoshina, 2006
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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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    • 28. enchantment is the nectar
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    • 29. vanishing boundaries
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      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
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    • 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:
    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 48.
    • 49. create conversations for the unorthodox and student passions
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    • 51. facilitating conversations with physical space
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 72. conversations for reflection, metacognition, and connectingthrough blogging
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    • 74. supporting network and attention literacy with information dashboards
    • 75. netvibes
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    • 77. symbaloo
    • 78. cloud computing and global connections for social learning
    • 79. conversations via networked learning with experts around the world
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    • 81. collaborative learning and knowledge building
    • 82. digital storytelling and composition
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    • 83. digital learning portfolios
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    • 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
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    • 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
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      leave your silos
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      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:
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    • 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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    • 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~
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      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
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      engage in action and reflection to grow and evolve
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      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.
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    • 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