A Prescription for Healthier School Librarianship: Transforming Our Practice for the 21st Century


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    1. a prescription for healthier school librarianship: transforming our practice for the 21st century<br />presented by buffy j. hamiltonhall county media specialists’ luncheonmay 2010<br />
    2. challenges that threaten to reroute our mission<br />
    3. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sis/131202143/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/<br />
    4. lack of full funding and budget cuts<br />
    5. a climate that values standardized test scores over inquiry<br />
    6. filtering fears are debilitating to our growth<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sziszo/2592916753/sizes/o/<br />
    7. A shift in who counts as experts and the decision making model has met some hostile environments<br />
    8. we can decide which approach we will take to these challenges<br />
    9. we can choose to accept the lemons we’ve been handed<br />
    10. or we can make lemonade <br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/lara604/4563393579/sizes/l/<br />
    11. “innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity - not a threat” william pollard<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/star-dust/709945164/sizes/o/<br />
    12. 1<br />Make our practice transparent to the world<br />Image used under a CC license from http:/www.flickr.com/photos/allaboutgeorge/2361633049/sizes/o/<br />
    13. web-based mindmap<br />
    14. flickr<br />
    15. youtube<br />
    16. twitter<br />
    17. facebook<br />
    18. blog<br />
    19. transparency and data<br />
    20. transparency and data<br />
    21. share your practice via social media<br />
    22. embrace instructional leadership<br />
    23. 2<br />Create and nurture a participatory culture that invites conversations for learning, multiple forms of literacy, and multiple modes of learning<br />cc licensed flickr photo by Suttonhoo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/suttonhoo22/2512983749/<br />
    24. inviting and engaging participation<br />cc licensed flickr photo by domesticat: http://flickr.com/photos/domesticat/2538309841/<br />
    25. sparking conversations<br />cc licensed flickr photo by Laenulfean: http://flickr.com/photos/laenulfean/2913482048/<br />
    26. knowledge construction and creation<br />cc licensed flickr photo by Ian Muttoo: http://flickr.com/photos/imuttoo/2631466945/<br />
    27. libraries are in the change business<br />
    28. rethinking what “collection” means<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/hams-caserotti/3432780140/<br />
    29. ebooks and mobile readers<br />
    30. mobile computing<br />
    31. gaming<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/sanjoselibrary/3663348736/sizes/l/<br />
    32. digital equipment<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/skokiepl/3521970447/sizes/l/<br />
    33. information evaluation and social scholarship via research pathfinders<br />
    34. inquiry, engagement, and collective intelligence<br />
    35. 1.2.5 Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success. <br />1.1.9 Collaborate with others to broaden and deepen understanding. <br />active reflection and metacognition<br />
    36. digital citizenship and ethical use of information <br />
    37. scaffold alternate ways of representing learning and knowledge <br />
    38. research portfolio with Google Sites<br />
    39. multigenre elements<br />
    40. multigenre elements<br />
    41. netvibes personal learning environments and learning artifacts<br />
    42. collaboration, leadership, and social responsibility for shared knowledge construction<br />
    43. cloud computing: google docs<br />
    44. diigo: group bookmarks<br />
    45. evernote<br />
    46. blog comments<br />
    47. 3<br />Build your collaborative tribe through listening, sharing, and risk-taking<br />cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/<br />
    48. planting seedstakes bothfaithand action<br />
    49. making space for the unorthodox <br />
    50. physical space<br />
    51. going against the grain<br />
    52. expanding our concept of collection and the containers for it<br />
    53. give students a voice and ownership<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/larimdame/2575986601/sizes/l/<br />
    54. 4<br />Energize your mind and spirit by plugging into the wisdom of the crowd and growing your personal learning network<br />Image used under a CC license http://www.flickr.com/photos/sookie/101363593/sizes/l/in/faves-10557450@N04/<br />
    55. youtube rss<br />
    56. youtube<br />
    57. slideshare rss<br />
    58. delicious rss<br />
    59. diigo rss<br />
    60. citation 2.0 rss<br />
    61. organize and manage with google reader<br />
    62. organize and manage with iGoogle<br />
    63. organize and manage with netvibes<br />
    64. virtual conferences and webinars<br />
    65. virtual conferences and webinars<br />
    66. virtual conferences and webinars<br />
    67. face to face conferences<br />
    68. skype<br />
    69. face to face informal gatherings<br />
    70. virtual and f2f friendships strengthen us<br />
    71. Embrace your role as a fearless advocate for intellectual freedom and equitable access to all forms of information<br />5<br />
    72. Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/blackbullfc/3442162799/sizes/l/<br />
    73. make the argument for access to a specific resource or tool by collecting examples of effective instructional practice<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/mymollypop/2646559132/sizes/l/<br />
    74. develop and present a concrete plan for use of the resource and how you will implement its use<br />
    75. remind decision makers that students need guided instruction and opportunities to learn how to use social media thoughtfully and wisely<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/imbat/3869056371/sizes/l/<br />
    76. tie your requests to performance standards<br />
    77. if our goal is for students to be information fluent learners, we must have access to the tools so that students can ultimately act as their own filter<br />cc licensed photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/verbeeldingskr8/3638834128/sizes/o/ /<br />
    78. 6<br />help our students learn multiple ways of reading and writing today’s world by acting as sponsors of transliteracy<br />
    79. transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/somegeekintn/3368983089/sizes/l/<br />
    80. a sponsor of literacy includes any agent who enables, supports, teaches, and models, as well as recruits, regulates, suppresses, or withholds literacy—and gains advantage by it in some way<br />
    81. “literacy is the energy supply of the information age.” <br />deborah brandt<br />
    82. “as new and powerful forms of literacy emerge, they diminish the reach and possibilities of receding ones”deborah brandt<br />
    83. the idea that literacy is only about print materials is slowly disappearing<br />
    84. we're on the cusp of profound changes in what counts as a “text” and literacy<br />
    85. helping patrons and stakeholders understand the expanding definition of literacy is a muddy but playful endeavor <br />cc licensed flickr photo by harold.lloyd (won't somebody think of the bokeh?): http://flickr.com/photos/safetylast/4068790874/<br />
    86. “we have to make sure schools and libraries invite critical and active uses of media that strengthen our democratic potential.” Deborah Brandt<br />
    87. knight foundation recommendation 6: integrate digital and media literacy as critical elements for education at all levels through collaboration among federal, state, and local education officials<br />
    88. as sponsors of transliteracy, libraries can close the participation gap<br />
    89. what does transliteracy look like in a school library?<br />
    90. privilege and support multiple containers and pathways to information<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/grumbler/331346446/sizes/l/<br />
    91. teach students multiple and dynamic ways of connecting with real world experts to help answer their questions<br />
    92. teach students collaborative tools for creating and sharing knowledge<br />
    93. skype<br />
    94. blogging<br />
    95. wikis<br />
    96. social bookmarking<br />Image Attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/dav/104349246/sizes/l/<br />
    97. diigo<br />
    98. evernote<br />
    99. evernote<br />
    100. teach students how to harness the power of cloud computing and social media tools to create personal learning environments and information dashboards<br />
    101. student created netvibes portal<br />
    102. student created netvibes portal<br />
    103. student created netvibes portal<br />
    104. student created netvibes portal<br />
    105. student created netvibes portal<br />
    106. student created netvibes portal<br />
    107. cc licensed photo by The Shifted Librarian: http://www.flickr.com/photos/shifted/3360687295/<br />
    108. “Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”<br />william pollard<br />
    109. transparency<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/fred_dela/2285253737/sizes/o/<br />
    110. participatory culture<br />cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvids/3491286687/sizes/l/<br />
    111. your school needs you to embrace leadership: build your tribe<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/alesk/356136498/sizes/l/<br />
    112. discover and share ideas through your personal learning network<br />
    113. chip away at filtering policies<br />cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/julien_harneis/2301841773/sizes/l/<br />
    114. disrupt limited perceptions of literacy and open up conversations about the possibilities of transliteracy<br />Image used under a CC license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/4034124468/sizes/l/<br />
    115. view failure as an essential part of the learning process and keep trying<br />Image used under a cc license from http://www.flickr.com/photos/skeels/141145758/sizes/l/<br />
    116. be bold and fearless<br />
    117. leave it all on the road<br />
    118. fight the machinery for our students<br />Cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/3268315787/sizes/l/<br />
    119. http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com<br />
    120. contact information<br />buffy.hamilton@gmail.com<br />http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com<br />http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com<br />
    121. works cited<br />Brandt, Deborah. “In Their Own Words: Students Provide a Video Tour of Their Netvibes Learning <br /> Portals .” Interview by Buffy Hamilton. The Unquiet Librarian. N.p., 25 Mar. 2010. Web. 8 Apr.<br /> 2010. <http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/‌2010/‌03/‌25/‌sponsors-of-literacy-in- <br /> contemporary-culture-an-e-interview-with-dr-deborah-brandt/>.<br />Brandt, D. (2001).  Literacy in American Lives.  New York:  Cambridge University Press.<br />Hamilton, Buffy. “In Their Own Words: Students Provide a Video Tour of Their Netvibes Learning <br /> Portals .” The Unquiet Librarian. N.p., 26 Mar. 2010. Web. 8 Apr. 2010. <br /> <http://theunquietlibrarian.wordpress.com/‌2010/‌03/‌26/‌in-their-own-words-students-provide- <br /> a-video-tour-of-their-netvibes-learning-portals/>.<br />The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a Democracy. <br /> “Recommendation 7.” The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a <br /> Democracy. Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, 2 Oct. 2009. Web. 8 Apr. <br /> 2010. <http://www.knightcomm.org/‌recommendation7/>.<br /><ul><li>- -. “Recommendation 6.” The Knight Commission on the Information Needs of Communities in a </li></ul> Democracy. Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program, 2 Oct. 2009. Web. 8 Apr. <br /> 2010. <http://www.knightcomm.org/‌recommendation6/>.<br />Lankes, R. David. “Introduction.” The Participatory Librarianship Starter Kit. N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Apr. <br /> 2010. <http://ptbed.org/‌intro.php>.<br />