Singapore is revamping its libraries (Sg) http://bit.ly/1lsjrwA Singapore is revamping its libraries to become digital hubs that help achieve broader economic and societal goals
"The city state recently (June 2014) announced the launch of three Smart Work Centres, where people can book pay-per-use workspaces, complete with meeting rooms, video-conferencing facilities, internet access and photocopiers."
Singapore’s Minister for Communication and Information, Yaacob Ibrahim, said that “besides being able to access the centres in a convenient manner and work closer to home, users are able to browse the libraries’ collection of books, information resources and audio visual materials which can aid in their professional development.”
Twitter #hashtag chat: #TLChat Teacher Librarians http://tlchat.wikispaces.com/ Meetings scheduled : 2nd Monday of each month at 8 pm ET Please double check times yourself on their webpage if possible.
It is advisable to also check your local time conversion (if needed) at the World Clock
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The Future of Libraries #lib2013 http://youtu.be/Odfy8H7pUzc To understand the future of the library, we must look beyond its walls, to the tools and contexts – both physical and digital – where learning takes place.
In school, where the disruptive innovations of open access and online courses are changing the architecture of education, the “embedded librarian” and the “single search box” aren’t just nice ideas: they’re mission-critical.
The Global Transformation of Libraries #lib2013 http://youtu.be/webeNIcynjQ The Global Transformation of Libraries, LIS Education, and LIS Professionals #lib2013
What does it mean to serve a local community in a global information landscape? And what skills are needed by the library professional to help libraries thrive in this global information market?
In this keynote presentation, Dr. Hirsh will summarize the global and technical trends impacting all sectors of the library and information field, highlight the role libraries can serve as the technological and educational hub for their communities, and define the new roles and skills that will be required of LIS professionals to help their organizations thrive in today's global information market.
School Libraries - looking to the future, working in the now. http://bit.ly/150Dyej School Libraries - looking to the future, working in the now.
Links and info curated at Learnist
Trying to bring together resources and ideas to help today's teacher librarians and library staff make their way through the myriad of demands that they be relevant and 21st century...
100 Things Kids Would Miss without School Librarians http://bit.ly/YRTBXr 100 Things Kids Would Miss without School Librarians
Okay, I try to stay on top of things, but somehow missed this list. Last May, as Nancy Everhart (at the time she was president of AASL) was finishing her Vision Tour of excellent school libraries around the country, she announced 100 things that students would miss if school librarians were eliminated from schools.
The YOUmedia Network : Real Space and Online http://www.youmedia.org The YOUmedia Network
YOUmedia are spaces where kids explore, express, and create using digital media. YOUmedia’s core philosophy is that youth are best engaged when they’re following their passions, collaborating with others, and being makers and doers, not passive consumers.
YOUmedia are transformative spaces—and catalysts—for new kinds of thinking about libraries, museums, and community centers.
The sites are open, flexible, and highly creative, with inspiration zones, production zones, and exhibition labs where youth “hang out, mess around, and geek out.” YOUmedia connects three realms of learning—peer groups, interests, and academics—in deliberate ways. One of the most important aspects is that they connect learning directly back to school, careers, and other realms.
If the school library has a future, what will it be? #educon http://bit.ly/115Mddv If the school library has a future, what will it be?
Presentation (Conversation) at #educon 27 Jan 2013 educonphilly.org An innovation conference where we can come together, both in person and virtually, to discuss the future of schools. Every session will be an opportunity to discuss and debate ideas — from the very practical to the big dreams.
A new school librarian evaluation rubric http://bit.ly/UCFzJv New York approves a new school librarian evaluation rubric.
The New York State Department of Education (SED) recently (Oct 2012) approved a school library evaluation rubric.
The “School Librarian Evaluation Rubric” can be found online on the SED website
YOUmedia http://youmediachicago.org/ YOUmedia is an innovative, 21st century teen learning space housed at the Chicago Public Library's downtown Harold Washington Library Center.
YOUmedia was created to connect young adults, books, media, mentors, and institutions throughout the city of Chicago in one dynamic space designed to inspire collaboration and creativity.
Libraries in schools keeping up with times http://bo.st/IjWis0 Libraries in schools keeping up with times
“Technology has changed the lay of the land,’’ said Susan Ballard, president of the American Association of School Librarians. “Libraries have morphed into a hybrid model that pulls resources from the traditional print format and the newer digital format.’’
'Dragon' librarians come out fighting (Australia) http://bit.ly/jL3Cmo 'Dragon' librarians come out fighting (Australia)
STEREOTYPED as dragons in cardigans, derided by colleagues who think they do little more than check books in and out, and starved of resources, school librarians are pouring their hearts out.
Can libraries survive in a digital world? (BBC Video) http://bbc.in/gFpxkl Can libraries survive in a digital world?
Publishers stand accused of "nonsensical" policies on e-book lending to libraries. So, with nearly $1bn spent on e-books last year in the US alone, what does this mean for the institutions already at risk of closure?
"People who say 'we don't need libraries because it's all on Google' either don't understand libraries or don't understand the internet at all."
The Visibility and Invisibility of Librarians http://bit.ly/elua7X The Visibility and Invisibility of Librarians
Library of the future http://bit.ly/a3YRFc Library of the future: Despite Digital Age, expanded facility still likely to be utilized
Standards for the 21st-century Learner by AASL http://bit.ly/bKqsCS Standards for the 21st-century Learner by AASL "This publication by American Association of School Librarians (AASL) offers vision for teaching and learning to guide education leaders.
It is intended to shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school. In this eight-page publication, they analyzed that learners in general use skills, resources and tools for 4 major purposes."
You know you're a 21st century librarian if . . . http://bit.ly/clZ3Y3 You know you're a 21st century librarian if . . .
We’re all doing different stuff. The other school librarians I know are not doing what I am doing. Some don’t even know about the state databases. Some maintain websites and blogs; others do not. Some have seriously retooled; others have not. In the 21st century, what does a school librarian do?
Libraries for a post-literate society http://bit.ly/aIlf9C Libraries for a post-literate society
School libraries are often the bellwether programs in their schools. If we as librarians support and use learning resources that are meaningful, useful and appealing to our students, so might the classroom teacher.
The Library Web Site of the Future http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/02/17/bell The Library Web Site of the Future
For faculty, at least two powerful motivators should drive their personal interest in expecting a great library Web site. One is their own need to easily find scholarly content that supports their research. The other is a desire to have students discover the resources that strengthen their research and result in high quality assignments.
What will the library of the future look like http://tinyurl.com/atte7r What will the library of the future look like?
Matthew Fisher, an assistant professor of English at UCLA, knew that libraries all over the world had been digitizing their holdings. But he was frustrated by the difficulty finding what he was looking for ...
Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
Librarians, too, have changed. http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6008405 School libraries and the people who run them can play a central role in A Curriculum for Excellence, inspiring new initiatives and pulling various departments together. Douglas Blane reports
Books and Libraries in the Digital Age (MIT lecture/video) http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/622 Books and Libraries in the Digital Age
Perhaps because he is a historian rather than librarian by training, Robert Darnton regards the vast ocean of digital information that civilization has begun accumulating with relish rather than anxiety.
In conversation with David Thorburn and audience members, Darnton lays out why he finds more promise than peril in rapidly expanding digital collections. He first owns up to the tactile pleasures of archival history: the sensation of opening a box full of manuscripts, dirty hands, the smell of old paper, and literally coming “into contact with vanished humanity.”
Webtools4U2Use http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Webtools4U2Use Webtools4U2Use
The purpose of this website is to provide a place for K-12 school library media specialists to learn a little more about web tools that can be used to improve and enhance school library media programs and services, to see examples of how they can be used, and to share success stories and creative ideas about how to use and integrate them.
Hundreds of free and inexpensive web tools are available for school library media specialists to use that can make us more productive, valued, and, perhaps, more competitive.
Library Media Specialist 2.0 (wshop archive) http://eduscapes.com/sessions/slms2/ Library Media Specialist 2.0
From blogs and podcasts to wikis and virtual worlds, everyone's talking about the dynamic technology, tools, resources, and learning spaces available to educators and students through Web 2.0. Let's separate the hype from what's realistic, relevant, effective, efficient, and appealing for your library media program. Learn about options and the educational potential across grade levels and subject areas.
This workshop explores the possibilities and potential for using social, collaborative, and interactive technologies across the curriculum. From online book clubs and virtual literature circles to local history wikis and personal, information inquiry blogs, you'll find dozens of practical ideas to enrich your school library media program.
LibGuides http://www.springshare.com/libguides/index.html LibGuides is a web 2.0 library knowledge sharing system.
Think of it as social networks meets wikis meets bookmarks meets blogs. And it cooks your breakfast too! LibGuides helps librarians share knowledge and information, while highlighting and promoting the library resources and services to the community.
LibGuides is a system for publishing information and creating social networks centered around the library resources. Librarians create Guides (we use the word loosely - it can be any content, on any topic, for any purpose) and then publish them online. The Guides contain documents, links, podcasts, rss feeds, videos, etc. Users can participate in interactive polls and rate the links and resources.
The Web 2.0 Library Knowledge Sharing System http://tinyurl.com/yqz6he The Web 2.0 Library Knowledge Sharing System (in Facebook)
Springshare tools enable you to publish useful information, share knowledge, and discover new resources. You can create online communities and social networks centered around the resources at your library, school, or academic department
LibGuides is a Web 2.0 library knowledge sharing system. Think of it as social networks meets wikis meets bookmarks meets blogs … LibGuides helps librarians share knowledge and information, while highlighting and promoting the library resources and services to the community.
Libraries and Librarians: Videos and PowerPoints http://libraryvideosonline.blogspot.com/ The link above goes to one of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provides videos and other multimedia resources to support the topic here.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at http://www.shambles.net/blogforest or click where you see this button
Web 2.0: Building the New Library http://www.ariadne.ac.uk/issue45/miller/ Web 2.0: Building the New Library
Web 2.0' is a hot story out on the blogosphere right now, with an army of advocates facing off against those who argue that it is nothing new, and their allies with painful memories of Dot Com hysteria in the 1990s. Even respectable media outlets such as Business Week are getting excited, and an expensive conference in San Francisco at the start of October had to turn people away as it passed over 800 registrations.
So, is Web 2.0 something real? Does it mean anything for the way in which we continue to go about our work? Or is it yet another bubble that will burst if we simply ignore it for a few months?
Library 2.0 Reading List http://www.squidoo.com/library20 Library 2.0 Reading List
Welcome to the Library 2.0 Reading List for the ALA Library 2.0 / Library Futures online course.
Library 2.0 Theory http://www.webology.ir/2006/v3n2/a25.html Library 2.0 Theory: Web 2.0 and Its Implications for Libraries
his article posits a definition and theory for "Library 2.0". It suggests that recent thinking describing the changing Web as "Web 2.0" will have substantial implications for libraries, and recognizes that while these implications keep very close to the history and mission of libraries, they still necessitate a new paradigm for librarianship.
The paper applies the theory and definition to the practice of librarianship, specifically addressing how Web 2.0 technologies such as synchronous messaging and streaming media, blogs, wikis, social networks, tagging, RSS feeds, and mashups might intimate changes in how libraries provide access to their collections and user support for that access.
Library 2.0 Reading List http://www.squidoo.com/library20/ Library 2.0 Reading List
Web 2.0 Overviews and Articles | Definitions of L2 | Foundations of L2 | Discussions of the 2.0 Meme | Discussions of Library 2.0 | Graphics for the Library 2.0 Meme | Flickr pictures tagged "Library 2.0" | L2 Podcasts & Webcasts | Blog Posts on Technorati |
Library 2.0 MEME Map (mindmap) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:L2-meme2.gif Library 2.0 MEME Map (mindmap)
This is an extremely useful image to help if you are explaining what Library 2.0 is all about ... not to be missed
Also at http://tinyurl.com/e7wx9
Library 2.0 : page on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_2.0 Library 2.0 : page on Wikipedia
Library 2.0 is a loosly defined model for a modernised form of library service that reflects a transition within the library world in the way that services are delivered to users. The concept of Library 2.0 borrows from that of Web 2.0 and follows some of the same underlying philosophies. This includes online services such as the use of OPAC systems and an increased flow of information from the user back to the library.
Library 2.0 also attempts to harness the library user in the design and implementation of library services by encouraging feedback and participation. Proponents of this concept expect that ultimately the Library 2.0 model for service will replace traditional, one-directional service offerings that have characterized libraries for centuries.
| Overview | Key principles | The debate surrounding Library 2.0 | References |
Library and Information Science Wiki : LIS http://www.liswiki.com/wiki/Main_Page The Library and Information Science Wiki, a free encyclopedia that anyone can edit!
LISWiki was established to give the library community a chance to explore the usefulness of Wikis. It is not intended to replace or detract from the Wikipedia library and information science articles (or those in the printed LIS encyclopedias for that matter), but exist as a niche encyclopedia covering library-related issues.
| Consortia | Digitization | Library Awareness Program | Library 2.0 | RFID | Open stacks movement | FRBR | Laptop check-out
| Melvil Dui | Sanford Berman | Titular colonicity | Weblogs |
Librarian 2.0: Preparing for the 2.0 World http://tinyurl.com/gxza4 Web 2.0, Library 2.0, and Librarian 2.0: Preparing for the 2.0 World
I thought it might be useful to devote this months column to a little information on Web 2.0 and its newborn babies, Library 2.0 and Librarian 2.0. And why should you read this column? You?e heard it all before, but in a few years these Web. 2.0 conversations have the power to drive huge transformations in our media landscape and, therefore, our life, work, and play environments.