The Connected Library http://www (what who why ).yourlibrary.org     .edu     .com     .net   .k12.tx.us
Connect and Geek Out <ul><li>Teens love to: </li></ul><ul><li>“hang out” online </li></ul><ul><li>Explore interests and fi...
But…response to that? <ul><li>Erect barriers to participation and access </li></ul><ul><li>New technology has negative app...
Your voice does matter <ul><li>Q:  What are the top five elements of a library webpage? </li></ul><ul><li>Your answers? </...
 
Things to Consider… <ul><li>Online catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Reference sources </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum connections <...
Digital for the Young <ul><li>Elementary libraries and their library websites: </li></ul><ul><li>Blanco Vista Elementary, ...
Unique Personalities:  Texas junior high libraries   <ul><li>Every library has their own.. </li></ul><ul><li>Moises  V. Ve...
High School – Hook and Connect <ul><li>Pettus  HS Library , Pettus ISD </li></ul><ul><li>Hebron HS Library , Lewisville IS...
Dynamic and Interesting!! <ul><li>No hard or fast rule </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate web 2.0 and other online sources to s...
Virtual Librarian? Incorporating Web 2.0 to Meet Student Needs <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Online bookshelves </li></u...
Sparking the digital mind <ul><li>Podcasts –  Hopkinton High School </li></ul><ul><li>Book trailers –  Northwest High Scho...
Links for learners <ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Box.net </li></ul><ul><li>Creativecommons </li></ul><ul><li>Zamzar </...
Take a look at libraries around the world <ul><li>http://www.school-libraries.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://lists.webjunct...
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  1. 1. The Connected Library http://www (what who why ).yourlibrary.org .edu .com .net .k12.tx.us
  2. 2. Connect and Geek Out <ul><li>Teens love to: </li></ul><ul><li>“hang out” online </li></ul><ul><li>Explore interests and find information </li></ul><ul><li>Tinker and mess around with new forms of media </li></ul><ul><li>Share creations and receive feedback </li></ul><ul><li>They become self-directed through exploration </li></ul>Excerpts from Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings From the Digital Youth Project.” The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2008. http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/
  3. 3. But…response to that? <ul><li>Erect barriers to participation and access </li></ul><ul><li>New technology has negative appeal because it isn’t traditional </li></ul><ul><li>Complaints about “kids these days” has a tone of generational identity and technology divide </li></ul><ul><li>Education has to create new roles for teachers as mentors, particularly on the interest-driven side </li></ul>Excerpts from Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings From the Digital Youth Project.” The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 2008. http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/
  4. 4. Your voice does matter <ul><li>Q: What are the top five elements of a library webpage? </li></ul><ul><li>Your answers? </li></ul>
  5. 6. Things to Consider… <ul><li>Online catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Reference sources </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum connections </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy connections </li></ul><ul><li>General information </li></ul>http://www.sunlink.ucf.edu/presentations/fetc2005/SLMCWebsites.pdf What’s missing???
  6. 7. Digital for the Young <ul><li>Elementary libraries and their library websites: </li></ul><ul><li>Blanco Vista Elementary, Hays CISD </li></ul>
  7. 8. Unique Personalities: Texas junior high libraries <ul><li>Every library has their own.. </li></ul><ul><li>Moises V. Vela MS, Harlingen, TX - unique interface </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson MS, Grand Prairie, TX – student book reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Paredes Middle School, Austin TX – slide shows </li></ul><ul><li>S.C. Lee Junior High, Copperas Cove, TX – web 2.0 applications </li></ul>
  8. 9. High School – Hook and Connect <ul><li>Pettus HS Library , Pettus ISD </li></ul><ul><li>Hebron HS Library , Lewisville ISD </li></ul><ul><li>Lehman HS Library , Hays CISD </li></ul><ul><li>Northwest HS Library , Northwest ISD </li></ul>
  9. 10. Dynamic and Interesting!! <ul><li>No hard or fast rule </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate web 2.0 and other online sources to spark interest </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly + student-driven = well-used library webpage! </li></ul>
  10. 11. Virtual Librarian? Incorporating Web 2.0 to Meet Student Needs <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Online bookshelves </li></ul><ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual bookclubs </li></ul>
  11. 12. Sparking the digital mind <ul><li>Podcasts – Hopkinton High School </li></ul><ul><li>Book trailers – Northwest High School Library </li></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis – Poway Unified School District </li></ul><ul><li>Glogster </li></ul><ul><li>Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Rollyo </li></ul>
  12. 13. Links for learners <ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Box.net </li></ul><ul><li>Creativecommons </li></ul><ul><li>Zamzar </li></ul><ul><li>Grsites </li></ul>
  13. 14. Take a look at libraries around the world <ul><li>http://www.school-libraries.net/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://lists.webjunction.org/libweb/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.sldirectory.com/libsf/resf/wpages.html </li></ul><ul><li>www.libsuccess.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.go2web20.net </li></ul>

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