The Public Library as a Community Hub for Connected Learning


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Presentation at #wlic2014 on connected society and how libraries are adopting connected learning principles in their services and curricula in order to boost digital literacy and the digital learning already happening outside of school.

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The Public Library as a Community Hub for Connected Learning

  1. 1. The Public Library as a Community Hub for Connected Learning Presentation by Åke Nygren, Stockholm Public Library IFLA 2014, LibrarySession 167: Management and Marketing with Public Libraries. Less=less; Managing for greater impact. 2014-08-20
  2. 2. Me librarian researcher coder teacher library maker lifelong explorer language learner connected learner
  3. 3. Agenda
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  7. 7. Bridging the digital divide Getting online is not enough Digital literacy for both digital visitors and residents Mix digital outsiders & insiders
  8. 8. Kids are already learning after school - there are studies out there that show they’re online, finding interests from peer circles and becoming experts and reaching mentors. So all that we really need to do is for libraries and schools and other like-minded agencies to realize how they can be a part of that learning, which is already happening
  9. 9. Equity Full Participation Social connection VALUES
  10. 10. PRINCIPLES
  11. 11. PRINCIPLES
  12. 12. PRINCIPLES
  13. 13. BADGES
  14. 14. MY BADGES
  17. 17. ”HIVEBRARIES” Remix of
  18. 18. Reach out to your local community – digitally and physically Throw events for tinkering, making and learning Join a MOOC Build a transboundary network with professional peers with shared interests. LIBRARIANS
  19. 19. Empower your staff Say no to digital environments that block learning Be an API for learning - find partners in Academia, Public sector and Industry MANAGERS Start a Hive community: Get peer-supported and production centred Get interest powered, with a shared purpose and openly networked Get academically oriented
  20. 20. . Centralization has become the norm—the parameters of everything we do online are determined by a few large organizations. We've grown to accept the idea that the main activity of online life should be contributing content to platforms that someone else controls. We risk creating an Internet where the possibilities are determined by Michelle Baker, the views of a few. executive chairwoman of Mozilla The Internet offers untold potential for humanity. To make the most of it, we need to think of the Internet as “ours.” The heart of the Internet is individuals taking action, making things, solving problems, and ultimately building their own environment People are more naturally protective of what they create than of what they consume. NET NEUTRALITY Source: ”How to Save the Net: Take Ownership”
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  22. 22. #hackIFLA #hackthelibrary #teachtheweb #makerparty
  23. 23. @ssb_digibib @akenyg @mozillarian Paper: Blogs: