LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS - TEACHING US INTO THE 21ST CENTURY! (Leading…
LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS - TEACHING US INTO THE 21ST CENTURY!
Redesigning School Libraries Into Innovation Spaces
Library & Librarian Image Reboot
More than just books! And whispering!
Make the library THE resource by welcoming & celebrating new innovation
Change old perceptions of libraries/librarians by engaging/teaching
Provide books/media/ tech/supplies that will inspire/be useful
Reach out to kids - what do they need?
Librarians as Innovation Mentors
Seek out larger organizations/opportunities
Reach out to mentor students without home support
Demonstrate/celebrate creative thinking/approaches
Create stimulating displays/decor
Point out inspiring websites
Provide inspiring role models (other inventors)
Collaborate with teachers
Teach inquiry & digital literacy skills
Turning kids Into innovators who USE the library
Be a mentor; provide support to other adult mentors
Provide opportunities to build skills/confidence
Encourage persistence to get solutions
Teach how/when to use problem-solving skills
What Should Our 21st Century Library Offer Us?
Specific skills libraries MUST support
21st Century Life Concerns/Priorities
Life & Career Skills
Information, Media, & Technology Skills
Librarians serving as our teachers in fast-changing world
Libraries must "seize opportunity" to reach out and serve community
Libraries must be role models for change/collaboration in the world
Libraries using self-assessment to identify strengths/weaknesses and plan for future
Libraries studying best practices now to stay relevant today and in future
Leading Kids to Embrace/Celebrate Research!
Offer opportunities to work independently or in groups
Stress-free sharing of research/what's been discovered
Encourage early love of research
encourage adults in their lives to nurture love of research
even pre-readers can have opportunities
Offer all kinds of resources/personal choice for students
Recognize that interest drives the quest!
Eliminate stereotypes of "boring" research!
Create assignments to incorporate play!
Goal: Inspire students to become lifelong learners
Consider Google model/"think tank" environment
Allow for choice!
motivation grows with choices!
give plenty of time with assignments
allow for choice in showing what they've learned
provide flexible/varied info gathering/organizational methods
Teaching Information Literacy
Major points to remember
switch it up
discuss social media role
keep it non-political
What to teach?
Use mnemonic devices to present strategies (CARS)
student discussions of print v. web
how to examine a fake news site
strategies to judge what is read
how to find reliable fact checking sites
Web site evaluation skills
Who should teach it?
filling in gaps when needed
proving their value!
Why teach information literacy?
increase in "fake news"
student inability to tell fact v. opinion
prevalence of social media