Please write on this wall!
Inertia. People at
rest will remain at
rest, and people in
motion will keep
moving in the same
direction unless an
acts upon them.
Let yourself be
enchanted in small
If you don't toot your
own horn, don't
G. P. Quackenbos A.M. A Natural Philosophy: Embracing the Most Recent Discoveries in the Various Branches of Physics,
and Exhibiting the Application of Scientific Principles in Every-day Life (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1859) 95
How are we
our new tools to
lead, serve, innovate?
How are we/might we newly
Mark Zuckerberg, Letter to Investors http://www.wired.com/2012/02/zuck-letter/
The Hacker Way is an approach to
building that involves continuous
improvement and iteration. Hackers
believe that something can always be
better, and that nothing is ever
complete. They just have to go fix it
— often in the face of people who say
it’s impossible or are content with the
http://njgalarza.blogspot.com/2011/03/locus-of-control.htmlNestor J Galarza Diaz, MD
your passion for this
Are you modeling this passion, imagination and h
Information is not the destination,
it is part of the journey toward knowledge
1. Driving question
2. Project must involve research
3. Project must be shared (with the world)
The reading experience, the relationship between
author and reader, and the book itself are evolving.
And this shift means that many young people are
embracing books and reading as never before.
Valenza & Stephens. “Reading Remixed: Far from killing reading, digital technologies are
helping young readers become more engaged in books than ever.” Educational Leadership.
We need to hack old notions of
collection to include the tools learners
need to create and share and grow and
make a difference in the world.
Virtually, we can curate easily
accessible collections of tools for digital
storytelling and finding content to
Physically, we need to loan or make
available: white boards, green screens,
We started transitioning away from DDS in 2012. It’s been a slow process, but
we’re very happy with the change. Feedback from teachers and students has
been overwhelmingly positive. And I love it, too! Shannon Thompson, Howard
B. Stroud Elementary School, Athens, GA
And we need to think of our powers to
imaginatively connect our learners with others.
Libraries can easily connect with other libraries
Our book clubs, art classes, debate teams can
meet with others around the world.
Authors and experts have never been more
All it takes is librarian (or some kids) with a little
social capital and a little inventiveness to make it
JFK Library Website
The mobile device will be
the primary connection
tool to the internet for
most people in the world
(Rainie & Anderson, Pew Internet & American Life. Future of the Internet III
Jenkins on participatory culture:
1. relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic
2. strong support for creating and sharing what you create
3. informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most
experienced gets passed along to newbies and novices
4. members feel that their contributions matter
5. members feel some degree of social connection with
each other. Not every member needs to contribute but
all need to feel that they are free to contribute when they
are ready and that what they contribute will be
appropriately valued if they do.
Jenkins. From participatory culture to participatory democracy.
Postaletrice. “For All Your Grocery and Hardware Needs. (1905)” 13 Jan. 2009.
Hugo, Nancy. “Arts and Crafts Kitchen.” 8 Mar. 2007. Flickr. 18 Mar. 2010.
IDEO’s design process, recording as a multidisciplinary team brainstormed, research, prototyped, and gathered user feedback on a design
that went from idea to a working appearance model in four days.
The nestable steel frame lacks sides and a bottom to deter theft, and holds removable plastic baskets to increase shopper flexibility, help
protect goods and provide a method to promote brand awareness. A dual child seat uses a swing-up tray for a play surface, and a hole
provides a secure spot for a cup of coffee or a bunch of carnations.
Fail often in order to succeed sooner
-Add new curved plastic laminate top over
existing 42”h double face bookcases facing
instructional area (196-1/2 x 36” x 1-1/4” +/-
-Move & modify adjustable shelves within
existing shelving to allow for power rough-
in options (will not change current volume
-Power rough-in and final connection by
SD, this can be connected to power/data
ports or SD supplied devices.
authenticcontent-centric, lecture-driven, multiple-
choice assessments in the typical CMS
do not prepare learners to apply, share
and create knowledge
flattened global economy
easy, free communication to
new workplace demands
online communities of pra
librarians without bor
24/7 everywhere news cycle citizen journalism
Fast trend: Shift to deeper learning approaches:
Project-based learning, problem-based learning, inquiry-based learning, challenge-based learning,
and similar methods foster more active learning experiences, both inside and outside the
classroom. As technologies such as tablets and smartphones are more readily accepted in schools,
educators are leveraging these tools, which students already use, to connect the curriculum with real
life applications. These active learning approaches are decidedly more student-centered, allowing
learners to take control of how they engage with a subject and to brainstorm and implement
solutions to pressing local and global problems.
We can learn to hack community by
leveraging, by hacking, each other. Through
the inventive ideas for emerging practice we
blog, tweet, pin, scoop, socially bookmark
and tag, we are hacking the old file cabinets
and flash drives and desktops and building
on each other’s discoveries and new visions
of effective practice.
As we connect and share and mentor, we
build own community and learn how to better
build our local communities.
“The best way to
is to create it.”
“How True Did Our Crystal Ball Read.”30 Nov. 2010. Well and Good.
’Gwen’s River City Images. Librarian Action Figure' 9 Jun. 2006. Flcikr. 9 Feb. 2011.
We need a new action figure!
Able to scout the
landscape for the
collections, physical &
virtual! Curating a
Able to reach
teacher & learners 24/7 at their
points of need!
Fighting to assure
access to the tools of
Able to ensure your
learners are effective
& ethical users &
producers of ideas &
Not so quiet!
And a little