School Libraries

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School Libraries

  1. 1. School Libraries  Young Adults  Web 2.0 and Beyond  Lori Franklin  LMS  Olathe East High School  ESU SLIM Ph.D. Student
  2. 2. <ul><li>  Tells us the importance of building relationships with one another through formal and informal networks </li></ul><ul><li> Teens use social capital skills to learn how to form interactions that lead to relationship-building in the workforce, and with future friends and neighbors. </li></ul>Social Capital Theory Bourdieu, de Tocqueville, Coleman, Putnam, Fukuyama, Granovetter
  3. 3. <ul><li> Formed through social networking outlets </li></ul><ul><li> Cell phones/Texting </li></ul><ul><li>  Facebook, MySpace </li></ul><ul><li>  Blogging </li></ul><ul><li>  File Sharing iPod/MP3 </li></ul><ul><li> Second Life </li></ul><ul><li> YouTube </li></ul>Networks
  4. 4. <ul><li> Trust is the foundation for Social Capital </li></ul><ul><li> Places to meet </li></ul><ul><li> Time to share </li></ul><ul><li> Opportunities for talk </li></ul><ul><li> Validation of needs </li></ul><ul><li> Voice in decision making </li></ul>Needs
  5. 5. <ul><li> Our generation – classroom </li></ul><ul><li> Now – immersed in the “Light” before they begin school </li></ul><ul><li> Middle and high school students say they are bored 50-70 % of the time </li></ul><ul><li> Learning less in school </li></ul><ul><li> Learning more after school </li></ul>The “Light” for Teens Today Prensky, M. (March 2008). Turning on the lights. Educational Leadership , 65(6), 40-45.
  6. 6. <ul><li>Blogging and social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Pew Internet Poll – more than 55% </li></ul><ul><li>Photo/music/file sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Gaming </li></ul><ul><li>Not boring because they design it </li></ul><ul><li>No exams </li></ul><ul><li>Competence </li></ul>After School Learning
  7. 7. <ul><li> Shift in traditional thinking </li></ul><ul><li> Determine how Web 2.0 tools mesh with the current school library situation </li></ul><ul><li> Get rid of “Don’t…” </li></ul><ul><li> Rethink, remodel “Do…” </li></ul><ul><li> Embrace change </li></ul>What Does This Look Like?
  8. 8. <ul><li> Gives teens a voice in decision-making </li></ul><ul><li> Provides them with opportunities for using Web 2.0 tools to promote library programming </li></ul><ul><li> Helps create a roadmap for future direction </li></ul>Library Media Advisory Council
  9. 9. <ul><li> Lunch in the Library </li></ul><ul><li> Rethink hours of operation </li></ul><ul><li> Design of web site </li></ul><ul><li> Podcasting </li></ul><ul><li> Blogging </li></ul>Give Them a Place
  10. 10. Show Them You Value Them  Library Advisory Committee  Service Projects  Blog – Library Log  Podcasting  Availability  Celebrations
  11. 11. <ul><li> Rethink library pass rules </li></ul><ul><li> Film video announcements </li></ul><ul><li> Assessments </li></ul><ul><li> Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs </li></ul>Give Them a Place

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