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  1. FACULTY OF EDUCATIONSCHOOL OF INFORMATION STUDIES 21C School Librarian - What does it take? Judy O’Connell Information Literacy / School Libraries Section Satellite Cape Town, South Africa 14th August 2015
  2. When you stand at the door of your library and look inside, what is your school library dream?
  3. What does your library look like, sound like, and feel like - to you and to your students and teachers? cc licensed ( BY SD ) flickr photo by heyjudegallery:
  4. School libraries are vital, showcasing and empowering the best in good reading and research for immersion in knowledge. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by J. Star:
  5. What has changed?
  6. Viewing and linking Single view online web pages for information and marketing
  7. Choice & experiences Portable, socially powered, focused on life-stream, content, and powered by widgets, drag and drop, and mashups of user engagement.
  8. Immersive & pervasive Connections and experiences augmented and transformed through immersive technology and smart data.
  9. Library National libraries in every country
  10. Library 2.0 The Dead Sea Scrolls online from Israel Museum’s Shrine of the Book
  11. The King James Bible required seven years to translate and many months for scribes to copy. Now we can have it ‘whispernetted’ into electronic paper in moments.
  12. Once again, it was a book that inspired many radical changes in our global society.
  13. changing their reading and information encounters
  14. The iPad and other mobile devices have probably changed learning forever.
  15. School libraries and teacher librarians can be immersed in today’s interactive knowledge environments.
  16. Responsible for helping students and teachers connect to the ‘outside world’ with comprehensive projects, activities and technology media.
  17. Engaging students with all the dimensions of learning that we can think of!
  18. Multi-literate environments Variety of ‘services’ Curriculum understanding Collaborative work spaces Media flexibility
  19. “In meeting readers where they are the role of the school librarian is to promote books and reading, in old ways and new ways”. Change has arrived at an iSchool library near you. Judy O’Connell
  20. Change has arrived at an iSchool library near you. Judy O’Connell “For students information literacy action happens wherever they read and interpret the world around them, not just in the library or the classroom”.
  21. BODY in the LIBRARY
  22. Dear Sophie
  23. “Learning today requires teachers to understand reading and information seeking in a connected world.” Change has arrived at an iSchool library near you. Judy O’Connell Knowledge 2.0
  24. “Provide the divergence and convergence in media needed to foster motivation, differentiation, collaboration and connections necessary for 21st century learning.” cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Éole: Change has arrived at an iSchool library near you. Judy O’Connell Knowledge 2.0
  25. “...because students need a range of reading and information options delivered via all manner of digital devices.” cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by ClickFlashPhotos / NickiVarkevisser: Knowledge 2.0
  26. “ because they need to know how to juxtapose text, sound, media and social connections in real time ” cc  licensed  (  BY  NC  ND  )  flickr  photo  by  I_am_Joey_H:  h@p:// Knowledge 2.0
  27. “Part of rethinking how schools work is redefining what skill mastery looks like. Integrating technology into the curriculum is putting a new twist on how teachers and students approach knowledge acquisition.” NMC Horizon Report K-12 2015
  28. • ask good questions in order to get good answers • access and acquire material from the appropriate digital information sources • analyse the raw material to distinguish value, bias, and re-usable information • apply the knowledge within a real-world problem or simulation • assess the process and the product. Knowledge 2.0
  29. “The more we interact with these information spaces, the more the environment changes, and the very act of finding information reshapes not only the context that gives that information meaning, but also the meaning itself.” cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Andreas Blixt: DouglasThomas and John Seely Brown
  30. BIG information world
  31. The question is.....?
  32. How should a librarian and technology connect? cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by fatboyke (Luc):
  33. What’s the story with the yellow blotch? SearchReSearch blog A blog about search, search skills, teaching search, learning how to search, learning how to use Google effectively, learning how to do research. It also covers a good deal of sense- making and information foraging.
  34. For several years people have been fascinated by small, robot- like figures popping up in city streets and other innocuous places. These figures, now documented in flickr pools and blog posts from cities arose the world, can be attributed to Stikman (sometimes searched for and referred to as "stickman"), an anonymous graffiti artist, sometimes perhaps going by the alias "Bob," who has been putting these images up since at least 2006. Search for 'painted yellow man robot' yielded 'stickman' for a better explanation. About 3 minutes Reply
  35. put video
  36. 37 cc  licensed  (  BY  NC  )  flickr  photo  by  Cayusa:  h@p://
  37. ..... because your knowledge and my knowledge, based on what search results we are served, may be very different from each other. Siva  Vaidhyanathan  in  The  Googlization  of  Everything, Filter bubble!
  38. 39 “the first search result is clicked on twice as much as the second, and the second twice as much as the third”. Dan Russell, Google’s usability chief cc  licensed  (  BY  NC  SD  )  flickr  photo  by  ecstaPcist:  h@p://
  39. Search is fast without necessarily being intelligent cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Έλενα Λαγαρία:
  40. Rather than simply identifying a useful page, these systems try to pull the information from those pages that might be what a user is looking for, and to make this immediately apparent. More informative results?
  41. Learn about the latest additions to search so as to get the most out of Google. Because Google is where everyone starts!
  42. By demonstrating how to connect a database information repository (such as EBSCO, Gale, or JStor) or a local library service with Google Scholar, we are helping students broaden the scope of their information seeking, while at the same time refining the quality of the information response.
  43. RSS topic and journal alerts
  44. 1. Find the right thing 2. Get the best summary 3. Go broader and deeper
  47. Google Trends Flu embed code is also available
  49. Wolfram|Alpha is a free online computational knowledge engine that generates answers to questions in real time by doing computations on its own vast internal knowledge base.
  50. cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Louise Docker: Your information flow might be so last century...
  52. Begin with yourself
  54. South African digital landscape
  55. Devices are providing options for innovation never before possible.
  56. Understand how to connect, communicate and collaborate cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by brandoncripps:
  57. social learning information team This is the connected world!
  58. cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by César Poyatos: [social] self • Social media • Video channels • Communication • Curation • QR Codes • Podcasts
  59. [social] self
  60. Personal learning environment – relying on the people we connect with through social networks and collaborative tools e.g. Twitter, Yammer. Personal learning network – knowing where or to whom to connect and find professional content [learning] self
  61. Personal web tools – used for tracking our life and powering our information organisation e.g. photos to Facebook, pictures to Flickr, photos to Twitter [learning] self
  62. Cloud computing – utilising open access between sources and devices e.g. Edmodo, Evernote, Diigo. Mixed reality – adopting e-devices and augmented reality e.g. ebooks, QRcodes, Layar browser. Content curation – utilising web services to filter and disseminate resources, news, and knowledge promptsl [learning] self
  63. Microblogging Social bookmarking and tagging Collaborative writing Information management – e.g. Endnote, Easybib, Zotero Information capture on multiple devices – e.g. Evernote Library resources or databases all used for information collection, RSS topic and journal alerts, and compatible with research organisation tools Online storage for access across multiple platforms [information] self
  64. [team] self
  65. knowledge encounters
  66. The Scout Report is the flagship publication of the Internet Scout Research Group. Published every Friday both on the Web and by email subscription, it provides a fast, convenient way to stay informed.
  67. The OZTL_NET Discussion List is an email-based forum for information professionals working in Australian schools. It is supported by the teacher librarianship academic staff at the School of Information Studies , Charles Sturt University. Discussion is open to all members of the Australian TL community and any people with a genuine interest in teacher librarianship and/or school libraries.
  69. A crowdsourced collection of over 100 essays from around the world about trends in school libraries written by librarians, teachers, publishers, and library vendors.
  70. flickr photo by Nelson Biagio Jr shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license Use LiveBinders to integrate a variety of online resources in one location giving students what they need in context: Organise
  71. Evernote for Educators Digital librarian
  72. In talking about school libraries and the essential paradigm shift that is taking place, Stanley (2011) highlights three areas of influence: Information fluency — using search engines effectively; evaluating online information; collaborating in virtual environments, and delivering material resources online. Digital citizenship — understanding responsible and ethical use of information, and maintaining safe online practices. Digital storytelling — reading, writing and listening to books in many formats; creating, collaborating and sharing in a range of mediums. Digital citizenship Stanley. D.B. (2011). Change has arrived for school libraries, School Library Monthly, 27 (4)4, 45–47.
  73. 21 C librarian flickr photo by giulia.forsythe shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license
  74. Davies, A., Fidler, D., & Gorbis, M. (2011). Future work skills 2020.
  75. Evolving Learning Landscape Current thinking about 21st century skills, and the learning experiences that support their development, are essential starting points for capacity building. A list of the workforce skills presented by Davies, et al (2011, pp. 8-12) include: • Sense-making • Social intelligence • Novel and adaptive thinking • Cross-cultural competency • Computational thinking • New-media literacy • Transdisciplinarity • Design mindset • Cognitive load management • Virtual collaboration
  76. Challenge based learning
  77. Project based learning Susie Boss & Jane Krauss
  78. Guided Enquiry
  79. Game based learning
  80. Education’s value-add is in coaching and troubleshooting when students are applying their learning, and in challenging students to apply their thinking to hands-on learning by doing and teaming. The flipped classroom
  81. Stop isolating, separating, and labelling the many aspects of library services cc licensed ( BY NC SD ) flickr photo by Mrs Magic: Information curation
  82. cc licensed flickr photo by assbach: Gather Seek Follow Explore Cultivating inquisitive mindsets
  83. Choose the right tool to re-frame information collection and organisation as highly flexible and collaborative information and knowledge conversations.
  85. I need to search, scan, and select the best resources I can find for my own personal interests, and by making my choices available to others, I create a resource for many besides myself.It’s about knowing, learning, sharing, and teaching, all in one. Turn personal interest into a community of interest The Solution: Infotention Training
  86. Flipboard Magazine
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  88. h@p:// Modelling exemplary use of social media, search engines, and collaborative research strategies.
  89. 102 The leadership challenges are out there ..... Hidden treasures in the global commons
  90. cc licensed ( BY NC ) flickr photo by sadmafioso: Where do we begin?
  91. • Communication –sharing thoughts, questions, ideas and solutions • Curation –collecting and reflecting on what we encounter • Collaboration –working together to reach a goal –putting talent, expertise and ‘smarts’ to work • Critical thinking –looking at problems in a new way –linking learning across subjects and disciplines • Creativity –trying new approaches to get things done –innovation and invention 104
  92. Will your library be be an important “hop, step, and jump” in your student’s learning futures? cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Håkan Dahlström:
  93. Are you trusting and listening to your students and giving them a role in helping define the future of your library services?
  94. Will your library be the first step or not even be in the game? cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Håkan Dahlström:
  95. Y/Our connections are everything!
  96. O’Connell, J. (2011) “Change Has Arrived at an iSchool Library near you” in Information Literacy Beyond Library 2.0 Edited by Peter Godwin and Jo Parker, Facet. In publication. Thank You O'Connell, J., & Groom, D. (2010). Connect, communicate, collaborate. Acer Press.