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Battling the Unready:
Zombies, Einstein & Librarians
Kenneth Burhanna
Kent State University Libraries
Crossing the K-20 Co...
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ABC-CLIO, 2013
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• Zombies & Pieces to the Puzzle
• Einstein & Approaching the Problem
• Librarians & Glue
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K12 Compared to Higher Education:
 Role & Status of Librarians
 Organizational Structures
 Authority Structures
 Ro...
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How well prepared are students for
college work?
High school instructors said well-
prepared (91%)
College instructors ...
Research Skills: Bridging the Gap Between High School & Post-Secondary
http://webapps-
1.okanagan.bc.ca/ok/mediagenerator/...
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Ever feel like
a wiener dog
on the back
of a donkey?
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What color am
I, or was I?
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A fellow encountered a bear in a wasteland. There was
nobody else there. Bo...
19Answer to Einstein’s Riddle (see Picture Credit 11 | Picture Credit 14
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School Librarians Compared to
Academic Librarians are a lot alike.
Collaborators by nature, because we
don’t:
 Directl...
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School Librarians Compared to
Academic Librarians are a lot alike.
We:
 Have strong professional associations
 Wear m...
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“Despite differences in theirs
standards, school and academic
librarians share similar
information-lit...
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AASL/ACRL Joint Task Force on the
Educational Role of Librarians, 2000
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1. Collaborative Dialogues
2. Professional Development
3. Pre-service Teacher Education
4. Instructional Experiences
5....
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 Get to know your feeder schools
 Get to know your librarians
 Get to know each other’s curriculum
...
DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative:
High School to College Transition in
New York City
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DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative:
High School to College Transition in
New York City
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Common Core:
Learn It, Live it, Love it
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TRAILS has:
18,473 registered members in
90 states/provinces,
122 countries, and
1 planet - so far.
59...
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Ongoing validation & reliability study:
• Students in grades 3,6,8,12 completed assessments
containing...
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 ACT. The Condition of College Readiness 2009. Iowa City: Author, 2009.
 American Association of School Librarians(AASL)...
 National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS. “Student Pipeline: Transition
Completion Rates from 9th...
1. Compete 3D Zombie - http://www.fun-world.net/1652.html
2. Einstein Wikipedia entry - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albe...
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  1. 1. Battling the Unready: Zombies, Einstein & Librarians Kenneth Burhanna Kent State University Libraries Crossing the K-20 Continuum: Are Librarians Bridging Information Literacy and 21st Century Skills? Education & Behavioral Sciences Section Association of College and Research Libraries 29 June 2013 1
  2. 2. 2 ABC-CLIO, 2013
  3. 3. 3 • Zombies & Pieces to the Puzzle • Einstein & Approaching the Problem • Librarians & Glue Picture Credit 1,2,3
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  10. 10. 10 K12 Compared to Higher Education:  Role & Status of Librarians  Organizational Structures  Authority Structures  Role of the Student (Carr 2012, Maringe 2006)
  11. 11. 11 How well prepared are students for college work? High school instructors said well- prepared (91%) College instructors said not well- prepared (74%) (ACT National Curriculum Survey 2009)
  12. 12. Research Skills: Bridging the Gap Between High School & Post-Secondary http://webapps- 1.okanagan.bc.ca/ok/mediagenerator/play.aspx?flv=lib_research.flv&dir=publicaffairs Jennifer Sigalet Public Services Librarian Okanagan College Leslie Barton Teacher-Librarian Pleasant Valley Secondary School Armstrong, BC 12
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  14. 14. Ever feel like a wiener dog on the back of a donkey? 14
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  18. 18. What color am I, or was I? 18Picture Credit 13 A fellow encountered a bear in a wasteland. There was nobody else there. Both were frightened and ran away. Fellow to the north, bear to the west. Suddenly the fellow stopped, aimed his gun to the south and shot the bear. What color was the bear?
  19. 19. 19Answer to Einstein’s Riddle (see Picture Credit 11 | Picture Credit 14
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  22. 22. 22 School Librarians Compared to Academic Librarians are a lot alike. Collaborators by nature, because we don’t:  Directly grade students  Own the curriculum  Have direct access to students
  23. 23. 23 School Librarians Compared to Academic Librarians are a lot alike. We:  Have strong professional associations  Wear multiple hats  Are embattled  Are standards driven  Have a shared responsibility for information literacy education
  24. 24. 24Picture Credit 17 “Despite differences in theirs standards, school and academic librarians share similar information-literacy goals” (Carr and Rockman 2003, 52)
  25. 25. 25Picture Credit 18, 19 AASL/ACRL Joint Task Force on the Educational Role of Librarians, 2000
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  28. 28. 28 1. Collaborative Dialogues 2. Professional Development 3. Pre-service Teacher Education 4. Instructional Experiences 5. Tools & Resources
  29. 29. 29Picture Credit 21  Get to know your feeder schools  Get to know your librarians  Get to know each other’s curriculum  Learn each other’s pain points  Identify opportunities
  30. 30. DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative: High School to College Transition in New York City 30Picture Credit 22
  31. 31. DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative: High School to College Transition in New York City Picture Credit 23 31
  32. 32. Picture Credit 24 32 Common Core: Learn It, Live it, Love it
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  35. 35. 35Picture Credit 27 TRAILS has: 18,473 registered members in 90 states/provinces, 122 countries, and 1 planet - so far. 59,659 sessions have been delivered to 1,100,208 students.
  36. 36. 36Picture Credit 27 Ongoing validation & reliability study: • Students in grades 3,6,8,12 completed assessments containing all TRAILS items • Scale Reliability (all 4 tests achieved this) • Fit to Scale (all 4 show no fit issues, no bias) • Content Validity (where we are now) • Threshold/Cut Score determinations (coming soon)
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  38. 38.  ACT. The Condition of College Readiness 2009. Iowa City: Author, 2009.  American Association of School Librarians(AASL) and Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Task Force on the Educational Role of Librarians. Blueprint for Collaboration. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000. http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/ whitepapers/acrlaaslblueprint.  Burhanna, Kenneth J. Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013.  Burhanna, Kenneth J. “The Transition Movement: From Blueprint to Construction Zone.” In Kenneth J. Burhanna, ed., Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition (pp. 3-22). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013.  Carr, Jo Ann. “Crossing the Instructional Divide: Supporting K-20 Information Literacy Iniatives.” In Carroll Wetzel and Courtney Bruch, eds., Transforming Information Literacy Programs: Intersecting Frontiers of Self, Library Culture, and Campus Community( pp. 153-178). Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2012.  Carr, Jo Ann, and Ilene F. Rockman. “Information-Literacy Collaboration: A Shared Responsibility.” American Libraries 34, no. 8 (September 2003): 52–54.  Ellis, Leanne, Robert Farrell, Curtis L. Kendrick, Meghann Suzanne Walk, and Barbara K. Stripling. “The DOE/CUNY Library Collaborative: High School to College Transition in New York City.” In Kenneth J. Burhanna, ed., Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition (pp. 89-96). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013.  Oakleaf, Megan and Patricia L. Owen. “Closing the 12-13 Gap Together: School and Academic Librarians Supporting 21st Century Learners.” In Kenneth J. Burhanna, ed., Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition (pp. 23-38). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013. 38
  39. 39.  National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS. “Student Pipeline: Transition Completion Rates from 9th Grade to College.” Boulder, CO: NCHEMS, 2012. http://www.higheredinfo.org/dbrowser/?year=2008&level=nation&mode=graph&state=0.&submeasure= 119 (accessed May 12, 2012).  Maringe, Felix. “University and Course Choice.” International Journal of Educational Management 20, no. 6 (2006): 466–479.  Sigalet, Jennifer, Leslie Barton, and Sherri Savage. “Research Skills: What College Professors Expect Incoming Students to Know.” In Kenneth J. Burhanna, ed., Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition (pp. 39-50). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013.  Smalley, Ann Walker and LeAnn Suchy. “Information Literacy and 21st-Century Skills.” In Kenneth J. Burhanna, ed., Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition (pp. 123- 132). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013.  Stewart, Ken W. and Laurie Hathman. “College Readiness at the Grassroots Level.” In Kenneth J. Burhanna, ed., Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition (pp. 63-70). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013.  Voelker, Tammy J. Eschedor, Barbara F. Schloman and Julie A. Gedeon. “Pathways for Success: The Evolution of TRAILS and Transitioning to College.” In Kenneth J. Burhanna, ed., Informed Transitions: Libraries Supporting the High School to College Transition (pp. 209--216). Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2013. 39
  40. 40. 1. Compete 3D Zombie - http://www.fun-world.net/1652.html 2. Einstein Wikipedia entry - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein 3. Ask A Librarian Superheroes - http://info.askalibrarian.org/2012/10/19/ask-a-librarian-superheroes/ 4. Exploded Zombie - http://shirtoid.com/14100/exploded-zombie 5. http://kwjwrites.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/zombie-classroom-76086.jpg 6. Alley Up - http://www.alleyoop.com 7. Ben Johnson, Edutopia blogger - http://www.edutopia.org/blog/abstract-thinking-skills-students-ben-johnson 8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - http://thefatboylarry.tumblr.com/post/21649385147 9. Crisis - http://lasersebeam.blogspot.com/2012/10/claiming-pension-crisis.html 10. Tattoo’s Two - http://tattoostwo.tumblr.com/post/2838565872 11. Einstein’s Riddle – Answer - http://www.manbottle.com/trivia/einstein_s_riddle/einstein_s_riddle_answer 12. Zombie Einstein - http://yayzus.deviantart.com/art/Zombie-einstein-175960770 13. Polar Bear - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Polar_Bear_0319_-_23-11-06.jpg 14. Einstein’s Riddle - http://9gag.com/gag/4137344 15. Zombie Jombie Polar Bear - http://gamesdreams.com/showthread.php?6763-Zombie-Jombie-Polar-Bear 16. Self-Awareness - http://blog.lib.umn.edu/pears773/myblog/ 17. Character Education: A Shared Responsibility - http://www.examiner.com/article/character-education-a-shared-responsibility 18. Star Trek Blueprint Collection - http://www.cygnus-x1.net/links/lcars/star-trek-blueprint-collection.php 19. Zombie Trek - http://molitorious.blogspot.com/2009/06/zombie-trek.html 20. Wanderer Above the Sea Fog - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanderer_above_the_Sea_of_Fog 21. College Readiness Dialogues Kansas City - http://bvhlearningcommons.bluevalleyk12.org/collegereadinessdialogues 22. NY City Young Government Leaders - http://younggov.org/chapters/new-york-city/ 23. Empire State Information Fluency Continuum - http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/1A931D4E-1620-4672-ABEF- 460A273D0D5F/0/EmpireStateIFC.pdf 24. Common Core State Standards Initiative - http://www.corestandards.org/ 25. St. Paul, Minnesota - http://www.ci.stpaul.mn.us/index.aspx?nid=2686 26. MILI Slideshow - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1jHPiCl5jYRCDMDP3sYM2q3OLeZAx3zQ6SxI1GFkA2ZE/edit?pli=1#slide=id.i127 27. Kent State University Libraries – http://www.kent.edulibrary 28. Best Zombie Hunter Librarians Ever - http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2008/02/28/best-zombie-hunter-librarians-ever/ 29. Kent State University Child Development Center – www.kent.edu 40
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