Facilitating Knowledge Creation “ The mission of librarians is to improve society through  facilitating knowledge creation...
Overview <ul><li>Library is  OF   the people/community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implies a calling or a mission </li></ul></ul...
Access:  Build a bridge between conversants <ul><li>Two-way street </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help obtain access to a conversat...
Knowledge:  Domain understanding necessary to converse <ul><li>New learning is scaffold on previous learning </li></ul><ul...
Knowledge <ul><li>Dave hates “READ” posters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not just about ...
Environment:  Platform where members feel safe to participate  <ul><li>Feel safe to participate/create/learn </li></ul><ul...
Environment <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build compelling/challenging/inspiring environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Motivation:  Understand/support/impart a desire to participate  <ul><li>Necessary to market the library </li></ul><ul><li>...
Motivation <ul><li>Be proactive! </li></ul><ul><li>Compel  people to use the library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it irresis...
Conclusion <ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Really about  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>empowering you  </li></ul><...
“ True and successful facilitation is when a librarian helps a member find his or her own story.”
References <ul><li>Lankes, R. D. (2011).  The atlas of new librarianship . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Mam...
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Ist 511 facilitation thread

  1. 1. Facilitating Knowledge Creation “ The mission of librarians is to improve society through facilitating knowledge creation in their communities” Amy Behr, Erin Bennett, Jessica Gavin, Stephanie Helsher, Chubing Hong, Jessica Parsons, and Tori Wood
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Library is OF the people/community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Implies a calling or a mission </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4 Means of Facilitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Access: Build a bridge between conversants <ul><li>Two-way street </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Help obtain access to a conversation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help members access own knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be an access provider to the community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Let members make decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>True facilitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared ownership, shared responsibility, shared risk </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Access to a physical/digital place to meet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible/comfortable </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Knowledge: Domain understanding necessary to converse <ul><li>New learning is scaffold on previous learning </li></ul><ul><li>Big 6 Information Literacy Skills: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Task Definition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Seeking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location and Access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of Information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synthesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Knowledge <ul><li>Dave hates “READ” posters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not just about reading! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Necessary to empower yourself (power to excel, power to break rules and improve society) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal motivation, effective knowledge building, and storytelling </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perfect way to market library services </li></ul></ul>Image from American Library Association
  6. 6. Environment: Platform where members feel safe to participate <ul><li>Feel safe to participate/create/learn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety for privacy and intellectual property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teach members to make effective privacy choices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Memory is key </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fear of retaining data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filter? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Environment <ul><li>Goal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build compelling/challenging/inspiring environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Members feel comfortable to risk and reach </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Motivation: Understand/support/impart a desire to participate <ul><li>Necessary to market the library </li></ul><ul><li>Bring the library to the people, not just the people to the librarians </li></ul><ul><li>Must understand motivations of people </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build services that are useful to members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also rewards the members reason for using the service </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Motivation <ul><li>Be proactive! </li></ul><ul><li>Compel people to use the library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it irresistible! </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Facilitation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Really about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>empowering you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and your members </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Knowledge is power </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The quest for knowledge requires power </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In the end, power is what people need </li></ul></ul>Image from I Mean Business
  11. 11. “ True and successful facilitation is when a librarian helps a member find his or her own story.”
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Lankes, R. D. (2011). The atlas of new librarianship . Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Mama Knows BEST. (n.d.). I Mean Business . Retrieved September 29, 2011, from http://xfitmama-imeanbusiness.blogspot.com/2011/05/mama-knows-best.html </li></ul><ul><li>Star Wars: Yoda poster. (n.d.). ALA Store . Retrieved September 29, 2011, from http://www.alastore.ala.org/images/pgraphic1-447.jpg </li></ul>

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