FWIW, most of these 10 Changes to Expect from the Library of the Future
are ALREADY Standard Operating Procedures in many school libraries:
- More technology
- Sensory story times
- Better outreach to ESOL and ESL adults and children
- Emphasizing community space
- More social media savvy
- Digital media labs
- Electronic outposts
- More active librarians
from Mark Anderson: “A collection of my blog posts, CPD materials and screencasts on using Twitter as a place to learn, network and gain CPD from your peers.” How To Use Twitter If You’re A Teacher – MentorMob.
Great set of resources from Polly Farrington: lib20 / workshop-commoncore.
From NJ’s own Julie Greller – Repairing damaged books: 15 resources to help you do-it-yourself (plus free how-to video), at http://mediaspecialistsguide.blogspot.com/2012/04/repairing-damaged-books-15-resources-to.html
Lisa Nielsen explains Why BYOD, Not Banning Cell Phones, Is the Answer
in THE Journal.
Her key strategies for effective student learning with mobile technologies:
- Ensure the right building blocks are in place.
- Update outdated classroom (and library) management techniques.
- Give students time to socialize.
- Connect with students in their world.
- Use texting to connect more deeply with students.
- Engage students.
- Empower students with strategies to stay focused.
Read the article for full explanations and suggestions.
Ridiculous suggestions from (and sage responses to) folks who obviously do not understand how libraries function: WILL UNWOUND #754: ‘Fingernail on the Chalk Board”