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Invent and create: digital skills for library staff

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About Libraryskills.io and new and innovative approaches to supporting digital skills for library staff.

A talk given at Internet Librarian International 2019, 15th October 2019 in London.

Written version available at: https://www.artefacto.org.uk/blog

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Invent and create: digital skills for library staff

  1. 1. Kate Lomax @katelomax INVENT & CREATE Digital skills for library staff
  2. 2. About us DIGITAL AGENCY BASED IN LONDON Building websites and platforms Training & workshops Digital installations Library walls ILI2019
  3. 3. Newslet for Libraries Fortnightly newsletter for library and information professionals https://libraries.newslet.org ZimCoreHubs•2020
  4. 4. ADVISING LIBRARIES ON CREATING COLLABORATIVE LEARNING SPACES & EXPERIENCES Makerspace & digital making ILI2019
  5. 5. Libraryskills.io HOW IT CAME ABOUT What digital skills are relevant to libraries? All of them?! ili2019
  6. 6. YMMV All library roles are technical IT'S CONTEXTUAL ili2019
  7. 7. MORE PRESSURE More demands, more services And less funding for CPD LOTS OF NEW THINGS Incl. ..AI, machine learning, privacy, open data, IoT, AR, VR with more on the horizon ILI2019
  8. 8. This is no time for boring training
  9. 9. PARTICIPATORY You can't learn digital skills just by listening to someone talk CONSTRUCTIONIST Learning is more effective when we build things that are meaningful to us
  10. 10. Libraryskills.io CURATED COLLECTION OF FREE, ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES Browse learning paths Search for tutorials and learning resources Submit your own ILI2019
  11. 11. Libraryskills.io
  12. 12. TO HELP PEOPLE FIND EXISTING LEARNING RESOURCES Why We Created LibrarySkills.io There are lots of great resources that people have created and shared TO PROVIDE LEARNING PATHWAYS Providing ways to learn all the interlinked skills for getting things done TO CROWDSOURCE IDEAS AND EXPERTISE So people can share the resources/pathways that worked for them ILI2019
  13. 13. SOME FAVOURITES Library Carpentry, The Cataloguing Game, Me and my shadow (Tactical Tech), the Health Libraries Sharing Game, How DNS Works comic & plenty more
  14. 14. Guest curators OPEN DATA Curated by Dave Rowe, aka @LibrariesHacked. PRIVACY ADVOCATE Curated by Aude Charillon - @audesome. AND MORE TO COME ILI2019
  15. 15. WHAT'S NEXT FOR LIBRARYSKILLS.io? Out of beta MORE LEARNING PATHS, DIGCOMP ALIGNMENT, NEW CATEGORIES AND SUBCATEGORIES ILI2019
  16. 16. ABOUT HOW WE TEACH & LEARN DIGITAL SKILLS PART OF A LARGER DISCUSSION
  17. 17. ILI2019 Time to get inventive PROTECTED TIME FOR LEARNING NEW THINGS JUST-IN TIME LEARNING SUPPORT CREATING A LEARNING CULTURE
  18. 18. IT’S OK TO START SMALL Space to play, learn & create Finding ways to enable staff to explore new technologies ILI2019
  19. 19. COMING SOON Sign up at www.datadetectiveagency.net to be notified when we launch Free self-paced short course for library staff
  20. 20. KNOW OF GREAT LEARNING RESOURCES FOR LIBRARY STAFF? submissions welcome www.libraryskills.io ILI2019
  21. 21. Thank you GET IN TOUCH #ILI2019 We’re always happy to chat, collaborate & share ideas Kate@artefacto.org.uk @katelomaxTWITTER @artefactors EMAIL hello@artefacto.org.uk

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