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Information Literacy in Digital Culture for K-12
Information Literacy in
Digital Culture for K-12
Dr. Valerie Hill
LISD School Librarian
Texas Woman’s University
School of Library & Information Studies
Current Needs K-12 School Libraries
Oh, so many hats
Programming, Circulation, Collection Development &
Collaboration, Information literacy, Webmaster, Social
Media, Content Curation, Web 2.0, Technology
Integration, IT, Curriculum Liaison, Digital Citizenship(photo
Top Priority in Digital Culture:
photo creativecommons Cristóbal Cobo Romaní _digitalNatives
Digital Participatory Culture
How do I know IL is top priority for 21st
century learning? Just look around!
How have I determined needs
My PLN (personal/professional learning network) helps me learn
more than a physical meeting with colleagues in my school building.
What’s a school librarian to do?
• Develop your PLN
• Explore 21st Century
• Model digital citizenship
• Balance tradition &
• Embed library skills in
• Maintain physical, virtual
& augmented space
Fifth graders built a digital citizenship
game in Minecraft. (View on Youtube.)
iPads & Digital
• Becoming a
• Apps, apps, apps!
(Librarian as front-line HELP
desk for access in all
Validation from colleagues
Become an embedded librarian- without
• Be your own judge (personal responsibility in the
In digital participatory culture, the biggest challenge we face is the
enormous personal responsibility for digital citizenship in both our
information intake and our production (digital footprints).
Too many gates are opened. Show users the best gates.
Valerie Hill, PhD
Valibrarian Blog http://vhill.edublogs.org/
Virtual Worlds: Valibrarian
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