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21st Century Libraries

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Looking at the future of school libraries - what will they look like, what will the role of teacher librarians be, how will this fit with the learning models in schools?

Looking at the future of school libraries - what will they look like, what will the role of teacher librarians be, how will this fit with the learning models in schools?

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  • 1. 21st Century libraries, the imperative
  • 2. THE RISE OF E-READING 21% of American adults read an e-book in the last year 68% read a print book 11% listened to an audiobook Overall, just 19% of adults say they read NO books in the past year, in any format Libraries 2020: Pew Research Center
  • 3. WHICH IS BETTER – PRINT OR E-BOOK?Asked of those16+ who have read both e-books and print books in last 12 months Libraries 2020: Pew Research Center
  • 4. FREE E-BOOKS http://www.openculture.com/free_ebooks
  • 5. MORE FREE E-BOOKShttp://www.hongkiat.com/blog/20-best-websites-to-download-free-e-books/
  • 6. TAKEAWAYS FOR LIBRARIANS •  The  gadget  doesn’t  make  the  reader,   but  it  may  change  the  reader   •  41%  of  tablet  owners  and  35%  of  e-­‐ reader  owners  said  they  are  reading   more  since  the  advent  of  e-­‐content   •  A  majority  of  print  readers  (54%)   and  e-­‐book  readers  (61%)  prefer  to   purchase  their  own  copies  of  books   •  Most  audiobook  listeners  (61%)   prefer  to  borrow  their  audiobooks   Libraries 2020: Pew Research Center
  • 7. INFORMATION IS CHANGING Information Information was… is… Scarce All around us Expensive Cheap or free Shaped and controlled Shaped and controlled by by elites consumers and networks Designed for one-way, Designed for sharing, mass consumption participation and feedback Slow moving Immediate External to our worlds Embedded in our worlds Libraries 2020: Pew Research Center
  • 8. WHAT LEARNING ACTIVITY OCCURS? Write an Research on essay the web Skype an Video conf. ‘expert’ Collaborative wiki writing Silent reading Assessment Watching a interview video Group Maintain a Maintain a discussion blog portfolio Feedback on Writing a play Paint a pictureListening to blogthe teacher Perform a Make a chart play Make a movie Make a speech Gather data
  • 9. WHAT LEARNING ACTIVITY OCCURS? Write an Research on essay the web Skype an Video conf. ‘expert’ Collaborative wiki writing Silent reading Assessment Watching a interview video Group Maintain a Maintain a discussion blog portfolio Feedback on Writing a play Paint a pictureListening to blogthe teacher Perform a Make a chart play Make a movie Make a speech Gather data
  • 10. WHAT LEARNING ACTIVITY OCCURS? Skype an Write an Make a Maintain a ‘expert’ essay speech portfolio Collaborative Maintain a Assessment Silent reading wiki writing blog interview Research on Group Video conf. Feedback on LEARN discussion SHARE ASSESS the web CREATE blogEngaging with Celebrating and Understanding Creating new Perform a existing a Watching Writing a play sharing ideas “how am I knowledge play video knowledge and knowledge doing?” Listening to Make a chart the teacher Paint a picture Gather data Make a movie
  • 11. What makes this different inthe third millennium?
  • 12. In the future our learning will be even moredigital, more mobile, and more multimediathan it is now.It frequently will be more informal anddefinitely will be more self-directed,individualized, and personalized.It will be more open and more accessibleand may occur in simulation or video game-like environments.It will be more networked and moreinterconnected and often will occur online.
  • 13. In the future our learning will be even moredigital, more mobile, and more multimediathan it is now.It frequently will be more informal anddefinitely will be more self-directed,individualized, and personalized.It will be more open and more accessibleand may occur in simulation or video game-like environments.It will be more networked and moreinterconnected and often will occur online.
  • 14. In the future our learning will be even moredigital, more mobile, and more multimediathan it is now.
  • 15. •  Picture here of iphone dispenser at the airport
  • 16. THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!
  • 17. THEY’RE AFFORDABLE!
  • 18. http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_153827&feature=iv&src_vid=8NK295ldF_g&v=Hl7pE_p41D4
  • 19. Principle #1= Ubiquity•  In the knowledge economy everything is mobile•  Ubiquity in terms of •  Physical space •  Technology •  Conceptual space •  Social space •  Dispersed over time•  Any place, any pace, any time, any device…
  • 20. It frequently will be more informal anddefinitely will be more self-directed,individualized, and personalized.
  • 21. LIBRARIES AND LEARNING http://www.scoop.it/t/libraries-and-learning
  • 22. Principle #2= Agency•  “The power to act”•  “Sense of ownership”•  “Executing and controlling one’s own actions”•  “Self-efficacy”•  “Personalisation”
  • 23. It will be more open and more accessibleand may occur in simulation or video game-like environments.It will be more networked and moreinterconnected and often will occur online.
  • 24. FUTURE OF THE BOOK? The “idea” of this book was to explore “the idea of a book.” Pt 1: Approaches to the digital present Pt 2: The outlook: What is next for the book? Pt 3: Things we can do with books: Projects from the bleeding edge http://book.pressbooks.com/
  • 25. A SCHOOL’S NETWORK FOR LEARNING Internet School A School KAREN School A School Aggregation University Point Services Public Library School A School
  • 26. NATIONAL NETWORK FOR LEARNING (NFL)
  • 27. WIKI EDUCATOR
  • 28. CREATIVE COMMONS
  • 29. Principle #3:Connectedness•  Knowledge, and its application, not raw materials, is key to the 21st century economy•  Knowledge is dynamic and generative – it exists in the ‘spaces between’ us•  Creating, processing, storing, transmitting and applying knowledge creates economic vitality•  Each of us is a ‘node’ on the network of learning
  • 30. WHAT MIGHT LIBRARIES LOOK LIKE?
  • 31. ROLE OF THE LIBRARIAN… Sentries Evaluators Filters CertifiersIdentifying and locating the highest quality information
  • 32. ROLE OF THE LIBRARIAN…Aggregator/ Organizer Network Node FacilitatorSynthesizer Helping others put information in action.
  • 33. BIG QUESTIONS•  What is driving the decision making around ICTs and libraries in your context?•  Is it grounded in a shared view of 21st century pedagogy?•  Is it transparent to all stakeholders?•  Is it used as a reference for all decision making?
  • 34. Derek Wenmoth Email: derek@core-ed.orgBlog: http://blog.core-ed.org/derek Skype: <dwenmoth>

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