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School libraries in the 21st century


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Adapted from a collaborative MWISLA project.

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  • 1. School Libraries in the 21st Century National Cathedral School
  • 2. 21st Century Students as Learners
  • 3. More Powerful, Portable and Affordable Moore's Law - The processing speed of microcomputers doubles every nine months.
  • 4. Conventional Speed vs. Twitch Speed
  • 5. Linear Processing vs. Parallel Processing
  • 6. Text vs. Graphics
  • 7. Step by Step vs. Random Access Hyperlinks vs. Bibliography
  • 8. Stand-Alone vs. Connected
  • 9. Passive vs. Active
  • 10. Patience vs. Payoff Coming to School Means Powering Off
  • 11. Work vs. Play
  • 12. Reality vs. Fantasy
  • 13. 21st Century Library
  • 14. Access
  • 15. Migration From print collections to digital collections
  • 16. Access vs. Ownership
  • 17. State of the Art Infrastructure and Hardware
  • 18. 21st Century Librarian
  • 19. Hi-Tech vs. High Touch When does digitization not work?
  • 20. Librarians Teach… Information Literacy The ability to Locate Analyze Synthesize Evaluate and Communicate information
  • 21. Librarians Teach… Defining Needs for Information
  • 22. Librarians Teach… Locating Appropriate Resources
  • 23. Librarians Teach… How to Interpret Information
  • 24. Librarians Teach… Reading as a Life Skill
  • 25. Librarians Teach… Reading as a Life Skill
  • 26. Librarians Teach… Reading as a Life Skill
  • 27. Librarians Teach… Reading as a Life Skill
  • 28. Librarians Teach… Reading as a Life Skill
  • 29. Librarians Teach… Reading as a Life Skill
  • 30. Librarians Teach… Reading as a Life Skill
  • 31. Librarians Teach… Reading as a Life Skill
  • 32. Librarians Teach… Reading as a Life Skill
  • 33. Librarians Teach… Reading as a Life Skill
  • 34. Research Results • More than 60 research studies show that students in schools with well-equipped school libraries and qualified school librarians: – Learn more – Receive better grades – Score higher on standardized achievement tests than their peers in schools without libraries Source: School Libraries Work! NY: Scholastic Library Publishing, 2007.
  • 35. Research Results College library-related research studies show that students: • Are unable to match broad subject information needs with the appropriate information database • Cannot comprehend the large array of available search options (online catalog, databases, Web sites, etc.) • Who do not use the library drop out at a significantly higher rate than do their library user counterparts Source: Oberman, Cerise. “Avoiding the Cereal Syndrome, or Critical Thinking in the Electronic Environment,” Library Trends 39 (Winter 1991): 189-202. Brevik, Patricia Senn and E. Gordon Gee. Information Literacy Revolution in the Library (NY: Macmillan, 1989), 110-111.
  • 36. Bibliography • Dede, Chris. “Planning for Neo-Millennial Learning Styles,” EDUCAUSE Quarterly Number 1, 2005: 7-12. • Eisenberg, Michael B. et. al. Information Literacy Essential Skills for the Information Age. Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2004. • Information Behaviour of the Researcher of the Future: A Ciber Briefing Paper, 2008. • • Logan, Debra Kay. “Putting Students First”, American Libraries January/February 2008: 56-59. • Loveless, Tom. The 2007 Brown Center Report on American Education: How Well Are American Students Learning? Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, 2007. • Naisbitt, John. Megatrends. NY: Warner Books, 1982. • Prensky, Marc. Digital-Game-Based Learning. NY: McGraw-Hill, 2001. • School Libraries Work! (Research Foundation Paper) • Taylor, Terry. 100% Information Literacy Success. NY: Thomson Delmar Learning, 2007. • To Read or Not to Read: A Question of National Consequence. Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts, 2007. • Weinberger, David. Everything Is Miscellaneous. NY: Henry Holt and Co., 2007.