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carol kearney leadership retreat, ithaca, ny | august 2011

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  1. 1. transformational strategies forschool librariansbuffy j. hamilton | carol kearney leadership retreat, ithaca, ny | august 2011CC image via
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  3. 3. challenges that threaten to detour ourmission
  4. 4. shifting rolesin the educationallandscape
  5. 5. money and funding
  6. 6. social mediaImage used with written permission of
  7. 7. demands on time CC image via
  8. 8. a climate that values standardized test scoresover inquiry
  9. 9. filtering fears are debilitating toour growth Image used under a CC license from
  10. 10. believing books are our brand and willdetermine our future CC image used with written permission from
  11. 11. pulling and weaving together themany threads of librarianshipCC image via
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  13. 13. we can decide which approach we willtake to these challenges
  14. 14. we can choose to accept the lemons we’ve beenhanded
  15. 15. or we can make lemonadeImage used under a CC license from
  16. 16. “innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat” william pollardImage used under a CC license from
  17. 17. how do we transform ourselves and libraries?CC image via
  18. 18. create enchantment andengagement in our communitiesCC image via
  19. 19. trustworthiness CC image via
  20. 20. likabilityCC image via
  21. 21. fantastic product or serviceCC image via
  22. 22. enchantment:sustained,voluntarydelight that ismutuallybeneficial CC image via
  23. 23. “enchantmenttransformssituations andrelationships.”Guy Kawasaki,Enchantment: The Art of ChangingHearts, Minds, and Actions CC image via
  24. 24. library is the storyof the humanexperience CC image via
  25. 25. libraries as communal experiences and“commonplace” texts constructed byparticipantsCC image via
  26. 26. libraries as sites of the experience of self-excavationand discovery through learning CC image via
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  28. 28. enchantment is the nectarCC image via
  29. 29. vanishingboundaries
  30. 30. 1 create and nurture a participatory culture that invites conversations for learning, multiple forms of literacy, and multiple modes of learning
  31. 31. make our practice transparent to theworld 2 Image used under a CC license from http:/
  32. 32. embed yourself in the instructionaldesign process 3CC image via
  33. 33. 4 leave your silosCC image via
  34. 34. 5energize and expand your mind and spirit byplugging into the wisdom of the crowd andgrowing your personal learning network Image used under a CC license 10557450@N04/
  35. 35. embrace your role as a fearless advocate forintellectual freedom and equitable access to allforms of information6
  36. 36. 7help our students learn multiple ways of reading andwriting today’s world by acting as sponsors oftransliteracy
  37. 37. 8be willing to go out on the limb CC image via
  38. 38. 9 engage in action and reflection to grow and evolveCC image via
  39. 39. embrace a sense of play 10 cc licensed photo from
  40. 40. cc licensed photo by The Shifted Librarian:
  41. 41. “learning and innovation go hand in hand.The arrogance of success is to think thatwhat you did yesterday will be sufficientfor tomorrow.”william pollard
  42. 42. inquiry begins withourselves: why am Idoing this?
  43. 43. transforming our practice will transform our profession and lives of those we serveCC image via
  44. 44. embed
  45. 45. empower
  46. 46. engage
  47. 47. enchant
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  49. 49. contact information @buffyjhamiltonbuffy.hamilton@gmail.comhttp://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com