Where Do You Fit In?• Bleeding Edge – Ahead, implementing new apps as theyre released.• Leading Edge – Hanging back to see if a product is successful before buying.• Bringing in the Wedge – Not a risk taker; uses a safe approach when buying technology• Trailing Edge – Dragging, kicking, and screaming to accept technology.
Technology Applications• Circulation System – Inventories the library’s collection• Security System – Saves money on lost books• Cataloging – Marc Records allow books to be found on shelves• Personal Computers – Automate repetitive tasks
School Librarians Must Be Leaders in Educational Technology
Audiovisual Equipment• Films• DVD• Projectors• VCR• PowerPoint presentationsAudiovisual education or multimedia-based education (MBE)is instruction where particular attention is paid to the audioand visual presentation of the material with the goal ofimproving comprehension and retention
Use Social Media Creating a Fan Page filled with useful information for students. – Provide live updates of assignments and lessons Google+ Create a circle exclusively for students and post status updates pertaining to the course
• Know the basic operations, terminology, and about equipment maintenance• Knowledge of computer assisted programs• Impact technology has on careers• Computer programming
No Walls Associated w/ Libraries• Students expect to be prepared for the 21st Century technology e-revolution.• The library must be accessed 24 hours a day• Students should be able to find what they need
IT SupportAs technology leaders and librarians, we mustbe able to troubleshoot problems within ourbuildings. The level of IT support is subpar.
Response1. What is your view as to the place your school library should be with relation to adoption of technology. A. I believe our school district should be on the leading edge of technology. After discussions with other librarians in the district, we feel that the leading edge will afford us to have the latest in technology, but not sacrifice cost. We don’t mind being a demonstrative site for freebies, but we don’t want to waste money on technology purchases that are not necessary.2. A number of advances were discussed in this chapter as regards to library technology. Which one had the greatest impact on school libraries? A. The greatest impact on school libraries is the computer. The computer was created to create a paperless society, but it has indeed exposed us to a World Wide Web of endless information which gives us power. According to William Scheeren, author or Technology for the School Librarian, technology did not exist prior to 1985. The invention on the computer created the internet and its digital resources. The personal computer gave way to circulation, cataloging, and networks that provide practical public online catalogs. The creation of e-books proves to be a popular commodity among teens and adults alike according to Nielson Polling Group.
Response (cont.)Examine 3 Definitions of Technology• “Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a preexisting solution to a problem, achieve a goal or perform a specific function.” – Wikipedia• “Technology is the practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area.” – Merriam-Webster• “The purposeful application of information in the design, production, and utilization of goods and services, and in the organization of human activities.” – Business Dictionary
Rules to Live By• Be comfortable online• Be able to fix things• Embrace changes• Seek training• Indulge in computer programming
Acknowledgements• Scheeren, William. (2010). Technology for the School Librarian. United States. Libraries Unlimited.• http://www.librarytechnology.org/• http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/technology• http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/technology.html• http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/2803487/PC-World-announces-the-end-of-the-floppy- disk.html• http://www.sti-tech.com/SummaryThe evolution of the library has gone viral. Outdated technologies have quickly beenreplaced with the introduction of the computer. Experts believe that in order for librariansto thrive, they must embrace technology, and let go of antiquated ways of running alibrary. Books are beautiful, but the book Information Power gives the new media specialisttools they can use to advance their library into the 21st century.Chara GillLEM 511Phone: 205.563.1508E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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