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Brainstorming initial steps to acheerful, more functional space.
Weeding and removing 1/3 of NF shelving opened up needed space.This long range wasremove.
In the presence of…Sometimes the assets of the library are not themain focus, they’re the backdrop.Hosting inviting events in the presence of bookscan send a subtle message to users.Don’t assume that everyone is comfortable inpublic learning spaces.
Flexible spaces produce unexpected activities• Lots of negotiation when you have more open spaces – and thats OK.• You want a balance between the open and the private, big and small spaces.• Concerns about open spaces and maker spaces can echo/parallel the fears parents and community have of online activities.
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Daily 5 – Reference work Keywords, databases, choosing websites to put on symbaloo, making screencasts, using print and online sources, nonfiction text features and structures – endless ideas for activities.
Blogging, storytelling and interviewing: activities that subtly pull in readers.Cuteable.com
How does all this help with advocacy?• Every student who makes “stuff” has a parent who has warmer feelings about the library• Volunteers, visitors, parents, community members see the value of information literacy and user-centered activities• Readers want to feel valued• Who’s on your “Yes, I’ll stand up for libraries!” email list?
Core values• Centrality of the reader• Library as community hub• Constructivist learning• Real-world and global connections• Choice• Conscious tool using and customizing• A caring, responsive place
Headlines from the murky world of ebooks “Does anyone know of any free ebooks that canbe used as primary sources for 5th grade social studies. Mydistrict recently purchased a class set of Kindles, but did notbudget for content purchases.”…”publisher policies continue to make many popular titlesunavailable.”“85 percent of ebook borrowers said that they had used theirlibrary to discover new writers or try out new genres.”http://bit.ly/QBR4tv
Inspirations/InvitationsWest Seattle Fixer’s Collective Seen on Pinterest (thx to West Seattle Tool Library)
SLJ Ebook Summit panel: Maker Culture in Libraries Erin Daly Wes Fryer Liz Castro Minecraft Ebooks, edtech in Ebook consultant with teens K12 schools
What I want to try next• A way to make mistakes more publicly• Student-run media literacy station• How to extend services outside?