Tinton Falls School District Library Media Centers 2.0


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The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the vision of change for the Tinton Falls School District Library Media Centers to administration, teachers, and parents.

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Tinton Falls School District Library Media Centers 2.0

  1. 1. Tinton Falls School DistrictLibrary Media Centers 2.0Empowering Students as 21st Century Digital LearnersDaniel Alston - Media Specialist/Teacher Librarian
  2. 2. Vision“Information R/evolution”Are You Prepared? Digital Ethnography (October 12th 2007) Created by Michael Wesch
  3. 3. Phase I: LMC 1.0Foundations of Our “Hubs” The BasicsCreating a Welcome WorkEnvironmentGetting Organized and ManagingTime: master schedules &collection managementCommunication with stakeholdersabout library media center use:circulation, research, instruction,distance learning, learningcommons, book fairsEstablishing Mission and Goals
  4. 4. Mission The mission of the Tinton Falls School District Library Media Centers is to ensure that students and staff are lifelong learners who can access, evaluate, and use information in both print and non-print forms as well as engage in reading for discovery and personal enjoyment. Further, the program strives to serves as a literary, multimedia, and technological learning commons for students, staff, and community of the Tinton Falls School District.
  5. 5. Goals/Objectives Encourage students to increase their enjoyment and abilities in reading, listening, and viewing. Increase students’ information literacy by teaching students to search, locate, select, evaluate, create, and present information. Prepare students to become independent, confident, and lifelong learners. Prepare students to become ethical users and creators of information in all its forms. Excellence is our standard as defined by the American Association of School Librarians Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy
  6. 6. Phase II:Library AdministrationUnderstanding Best Practices Local Site Visits 21st Century LMS Essential Components: Digital Library, Info. Coach, Tech. Consultant, and Reading Guru. Working on Our Budget Circulation of Books and Other Materials Inventory (LMC and Classrooms) Weeding
  7. 7. Phase III: Instructional SpecialistStudent-Centered Learning Community Integrating District Level Project Based Learning MOSAIC Magazine Curriculum with Library Collaborating with Teachers Providing Research Instruction and Integrating N.J.C.C.C.S. and Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Offering Special Programming: Award-Winning Distance Learning Programs - N.A.S.A., Philadelphia Museum of Art, Cleveland Institute of Music, National Baseball Hall of Fame, and more!
  8. 8. Connections:“Did You Know? 4.0” Content by XPLANE, The Economist, Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod and Laura Bestler. September 2009.
  9. 9. Phase IV: ConnectingTFSD Virtual Library Media CentersToolkit Collection Management: OPen-source Automated Library System (OPALS) Wikis: Springfield Township High School Virtual Library, PA (Pathfinders) Blogs: Murray Hill Middle School, Laurel, MD Google: Google Apps Surveys/Polls: Survey Monkey - ’10 WSHS Media Center Student Survey
  10. 10. Phase V: Virtual LibraryImplementation 2010-2011Virtual Library Planning &Drafting: Summer 2010Launch: Winter 2010-11Challenges:Communication/Support,Network Response/Failure,Staff Training & LearningSurveys/Evaluation:Online, Students & Staff,Posting of Results
  11. 11. Phase VI: ImplementationYears 2011-2013 Online Lessons: Springfield Township High School Virtual Library, PA Instructional Videos and Podcasts: Springfield Township High School Virtual Library, PA Games: School Library of Genesee Valley BOCES, NY Web 2.0 Tools: Shayne Russell Slideshow - NJASL Fall 2009
  12. 12. ReflectionsSchool libraries as a “place” will continue to beimportant, but library staff will expand programsbeyond the library walls and create virtual librariescapable of reaching and serving students whereverthey are, both at and away from school.- Rolf EriksonLet’s collaborate for the benefit of our students!
  13. 13. Additional ResourcesCalifornia Dept. of Ed. - School Library ResourcesGreat Libraries of Learning - Queensland, AustraliaSchool Libraries 2.0 - IASL 2009 Conference