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A presentation discussing the role libraries and librarians will play in the 2025 project in NCSD.

A presentation discussing the role libraries and librarians will play in the 2025 project in NCSD.

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  • 1. Libraries 2025 NCSD #1 Project 2025 1Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 2. The Library... 2Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 3. How it was... As a child, it was embarrassing to ask for help. I didn’t want people to think I was the “dumb student”, and I especially didn’t want to be the one asking dumb questions in a library around people I didn’t know. My assumption was that if I had to ask, I was obviously missing something. Perhaps I should wait until I was older and come back at a time when I was smart enough to understand the library. My impression was that librarians were incredibly smart, and in an entirely different intellectual league than I was. I felt as if I hadn’t yet earned the right to be there. While it may sound like I was slightly paranoid, and especially today, knowing that librarians are the world’s most uniquely helpful breed of people, I’m pretty sure this perception still exists among some of us today. TThe Library of the Future Series: Part 2 – The Search Command Center by Futurist Thomas Frey June 2008–-the-search-command-center-by-futurist-thomas-frey/ 3Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 4. How it is? What's the deal anyway, with school libraries? Are they ever open before or after school? I'm just asking, because ours wasn't; and during class time, I was in class and not permitted to go to the school library. [passes?] I did use the library, though. I would use 5 minutes of my 20 minute lunch period to eat; then run up to the library, where I got some of the best sci-fi I've ever read in my life -- and the school librarian and library assistants would gripe about how busy it was at the circ desk over lunch. School libraries can be important, and are an amazing addition to a person's education if they are made important in curriculum planning -- but too often they are all but sidelined. Response to Blog: The Future is Now - about the removal of books from a Massachusetts prep school. Sep 10, 2009 4Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 5. New Spaces 5Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 6. New Technology 6Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 7. New Technology Delivers... It continues to bemuse me that the most common integrating device in libraries continues to be a pencil and a small piece of paper, on which one can note down sufficient details of results from search A to try a related search on database B. I am reminded of the concept of innovation without change. Responses to blog about implementation of Integrated Library Systems 7Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 8. Why Libraries? Students in schools with good libraries learn more, get better grades, score higher on standardized tests. flexible scheduling fully staffed with certified librarians and support staff (collaboration) larger collections enriched by digital resources information literacy skills instruction School Libraries Work! Scholastic Research and Results 2008 8Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 9. What are Libraries? 9Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 10. What are Libraries? School Libraries Work! Scholastic Research and Results 2008 Libraries are becoming learning centers with reading materials, digital resources, social connections, and trained specialists, that enable students to engage meaningfully with a wide variety of information, and pursue enjoyable reading interests improving their literacy, social, and information skills. 10Wednesday, October 14, 2009 note: libraries are currently undergoing a transformation
  • 11. What are Libraries? Libraries must be spaces where multiple activities can take place simultaneously. And since there are many different learning styles, the library should offer as many different types of environments as possible—quiet study areas, group activity areas, spaces for individual and small group work, spaces for instruction, spaces where students can listen to music, and— dare I say it—spaces where food and drinks are allowed. Rolf Erikson on “should the library of the future be a ‘sacred’ space dedicated to honoring the book, or a dynamic interactive space dedicated to honoring the student and community?” 11Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Rolf Erikson on “should the library of the future be a ʻsacredʼ space dedicated to honoring the book, or a dynamic interactive space dedicated to honoring the student and community?”
  • 12. What are Libraries? Doug Johnson on what are your recommendations to school designers to inspire more interest in library spaces by students and young people. To me, the coffee shop should guide us telling us kids want a social learning space. Online preferences tells me we need to give kids a lot of access to digital resources. Gyms and theaters indicated that libraries should be performance spaces where kids can share information, not just absorb it. And finally, looking at social networking sites and YouTube, we need to make libraries knowledge production areas. 12Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 13. What are Libraries? Five different environments were established in the Transformation (Model) Lab: The Literature Lab The News Lab The Music Lab The Exhibition Lab The Square 13Wednesday, October 14, 2009 example: music lab - guitar set up to computer with garage band as part of a section of the library; kids can learn, produce music for presentations or others. this is a question put forth by the transformation lab project; in denmark
  • 14. What are Libraries? 14Wednesday, October 14, 2009 The Children's Interactive Library project was an untraditional interdisciplinary research and innovation project exploring the children's library of the future. The objective was to create spaces for children in the library that offer new experiences, learning, events, sense impressions and physical activity. And at the same time acknowledging the library'sunique capacity of being the place where cildren come in order to aquire information and knowledge.
  • 15. Who are the Librarians? At present, many libraries are working on renewing and vitalizing the role and self-image of librarians. The role of the librarian is changing from a focus on providing a piece of information for the user to a focus on re-thinking the library and establishing a learning dialogue with the user. But ingrained self-knowledge is difficult to change! From transformation lab project, June 2007 15Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 16. The New Librarian School Libraries Work! Scholastic Research and Results 2008 Library media specialists are important teacher instructional partners/consultants in supporting and expanding existing curriculum, changing possibilities in the classroom, and supporting learning opportunities with books, digital resources, and more. 16Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 17. Teacher Certified The window of getting people to use libraries is very slight, if they get into good habits when young, chances are good they will stay when older. 17Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Video from the New York Times: School librarians like Stephanie Rosalia have transformed into a multi-faceted information specialists who guide students through the flood of digital information that confronts them on a daily basis. quote: Response to Blog: The Future is Now - about the removal of books from a Massachusetts prep school. Sep 10, 2009 580000658/post/480048648.html
  • 18. Adept at Social Networking 18Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 19. Can Filter Information 19Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 20. The “Go To” Person We are looking for some enrichment opportunities for the students in our classes that have shown success over the past quarter. We have a day planned to work with our struggling students and would like the successful students to work on something constructive. One idea is to have them participate in a mini class (2 hours) learning about some specific technology piece. We would provide support staff to help while the core teachers would work with the struggling students. Some ideas for topics include web page construction, digital photography, claymation, Lego Robotics, other. If this is something you think might be possible please let me know. If you have other ideas, we would love to discuss them. Thanks. 20Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Request to educational technologists within the district. Shouldn’t this request be sent to the librarian first?
  • 21. Connector of People Imagine a future when you go to the library with a 5 minute video you've just made about last night's Presidential debates and that librarian says to you: “You should upload it to YouTube and tag it with these four tags - two broad and two more specific to existing communities of interest on YouTube and the topic of your video. Then you should embed that video in a blog post along with some text introducing it and linking to some of your favorite posts by other people who have also written today about the Presidential debates. Make sure to send trackbacks to those posts!” “Now, I think this is a particularly good video on the topic, so if you're interested I will vote for it on StumbleUpon (as a librarian I have a very powerful account there) and give it a good summary explanation. Any of those are steps you can take that will make your work all the easier for people to discover.” Microsoft's Jon Udell on the Talking With Talis podcast, posits that the librarian of the future will help a growing number of citizen media producers to classify their online media and get it connected to other related content in ways that will increase its discoverability. 21Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Microsoft's Jon Udell on the Talking With Talis podcast, posits that the librarian of the future will help a growing number of citizen media producers to classify their online media and get it connected to other related content in ways that will increase its discoverability.
  • 22. Personalized Learning 22Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 23. 10 key trends 1. Communication systems are continually changing the way people access information. 2. All technology ends. All technologies commonly used today will be replaced by something new. 3. We haven’t reached the ultimate small particle for storage. But soon. 4. Search technology will become increasingly more complicated. 5. Time compression is changing the lifestyle of library patrons. 23Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 24. 10 key trends 6. Over time we will be transitioning to a verbal society. 7. The demand for global information is growing exponentially. 8. The stage is being set for a new era of global systems. 9. We are transitioning from a product-based economy to an experience based economy. 10. Libraries will transition from a center of information to a center of culture. How will these trends effect libraries in the future.... 24Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 25. Future of Classification? 25Wednesday, October 14, 2009 is it time to discard the dewey system? Cindy Kolaczynski described opening the Dewey-free Perry Library in Maricopa County. They designed the library along the lines of a modern bookstore, with lots of seating, well-marked sections, end panel displays, and Melville Dewey left out on the curb.
  • 26. Future of Books? ASHBURNHAM - There are rolling hills and ivy-covered brick buildings. There are small classrooms, high-tech labs, and well- manicured fields. There’s even a clock tower with a massive bell that rings for special events. Cushing Academy has all the hallmarks of a New England prep school, with one exception. This year, after having amassed a collection of more than 20,000 books, officials at the pristine campus about 90 minutes west of Boston have decided the 144-year-old school no longer needs a traditional library. The academy’s administrators have decided to discard all their books. 26Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 27. Future of Books? 27Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 28. Future of Checkout? 28Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 29. Future of Checkout? 29Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 30. Future of Publishing? 30Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 31. What does it mean? Libraries will not survive into the future implemented as they are today External and internal forces are driving change within libraries Libraries are in a transformation stage; everything is being questioned The role of the librarian must change 31Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 32. Recommendations question everything/change everything continue research, stay up to date with new technologies in terms of print/publishing certified librarian and support staff in every school library librarians focus on learning, collaboration, curriculum development, customer service/personnel (instead of info gathering and book care- taking) library as culture/information/learning/tech center of school flexible space, multiple use spaces, solid infrastructure 32Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 33. Recommendations librarian image shift - embrace tech advancements, information filtering, personalized learning virtual libraries - access information and dialogue without coming to library (Second Life) librarians must evaluate library experience of patrons; librarians must be evaluated as educational generalists develop and experiment with creative spaces (podcasting, video studio,music lab, news area, download center, art display, rock climbing wall, gaming stations, etc.) 33Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 34. Recommendations fewer books but high quality; focus on interest of students and specific needs of school based on curriculum and programs larger space for the library/learning commons/culture center of school be open to technology systems that provide tracking (cataloging), locating (RFID), book selection (hand held), check out (e-readers) look for alternative classification schemes (BISAC, OSC, unknown, etc.) pursue technologies that allow students to share experiences and learn from others; global interactions be willing to embrace library/web 2.0, 3.0 and beyond 34Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 35. Resources 15 Predictions for the Library of Tomorrow. 2009/15-predictions-for-the-library-of-tomorrow/ Welcome to the Library. Say Goodbye to Books. massachusetts/articles/2009/09/04/a_library_without_the_books/ Libraries of the Future by Jamie McKenzie. Personalized Online Learning. articleid=2128 (includes link to Bow & Drill Set Video) The Library of the Future Series by Thomas Frey. papers/the-library-of-the-future-series-part-1-–-the-time-capsule-room-by-futurist-thomas- frey/ Research Foundation Paper: School Libraries Work! products/research/index.htm Comment regarding small piece of paper and pencil. 000585.html Video from the New York Times. quote: Response to Blog: The Future is Now. 580000658/post/480048648.html PlasticLogic's New E-Reader Video. e-Paper Newspaper Video. ttp:// v=0B28SHBmMNI&feature=PlayList&p=657197249C25EF4F&playnext=1&playnext_from= PL&index=6 Kindle Tour Video. Do you want to be a librarian video. Bing Search Ad Video. Lost Dog ATT&T Ad Video. Minority Report Trailer Video. The Children’s Interactive Library Video. 35Wednesday, October 14, 2009
  • 36. end oct 2009 36Wednesday, October 14, 2009