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Future of KidLibship

Page history last edited by Gretchen Caserotti 12 years, 5 months ago

future - life will be tech-centric, personal and business communities merged, lib services change as result, micro-computing down to one device for everything,

 

fear is a big obstacle, digital divide also issue

 

tech creates new behaviors with public, parents, ppl want immediacy, evolutionary wiring doesn't change as fast as tech does. *I think so eye-tracking software show chanhes happening.

ppl voting with thier attn! how is it changing relationships? play is important, how does it fit in?

 

tech can support play, libraries r poised 2 fit comm 2 support play, discovery, we need 2 rethink vision of collections.

 

but we are holding onto the past! and control.

 

we need 2 create space  4kids to have voice

 

news is changing and way info passed is diff. result is new way of balancing what ppl want w/ things to teach and expand their world.

 

coll dev want 2 hear vs. need 2 hear.

 

information verification - librarians can become the help to verify, process, evaulate decide.

 

critical thinking desirable skill 4 us 2 teach.

 

how do we balance individ. moment with the sheer volume of patrons in pub libs.

librarians r informal teachers, every moment is a teaching opportunity

the ability to assist a person anywhere on the globe, 2 access, 2 experience, is more than ever b4 - tremendous opportunity!

so many choices 4 our kids, can we extend our reach?

 

tech in spaces 2 participate more actively, 2 help shape their choices,

 

who is doing that? no one else!

 

physical computing along with micro-computing is where tech is headed

 

privacy, is there a choice? do kids care?

 

how do we prepare ourselves as professionals to stay ahead of the curve?

 

balance users who want traditional services with being leaders, challenge is willingness of ppl 2 try change

 

goal is 2 have lifelong learners

 

what is it that we don't have to do anymore? weed the books when new ones come in, same thing applies 2 tech & srvs.

 

is it new info or repackaged? same stories,

 

parents/caregivers will be key to success of future, we have responsiblity 2 teach parents abt media literacy, not just how 2 read a book, but also how 2 use computers, & tools - we have 2 engage them more & provide learning opps 4 them, we need 2 teach them how to balance, diff medias are not mutually exclusive,

 

kidlibs have responsibilty 2 give positive feedback 2 parents/caregivers,

 

kids model behaviors, not just reading, but also using computers & phones

 

kids used to being instructed by others, we need 2 encourage them to self-teach!

 

libraries 3rd place, notion that everything opens up to smaller & smaller, library as phiscal space is expanding, hasn't changed, but more important are relationships/personal services (transcend physical space).

 

integrating research & science back into svcs,

libraries have human beings, KINDESS, that other compaines don't (amazon)

IDEAL, and then we have practice. we have responsiblity 2 bring our coleagues who r behind up 2 speed & challenge them

 

teaching/learning - step up consideration in svcs

collaboration - enage kids & adults in learning exp.

phiscal spaces - make the library the 3rd place

libs of future need 2 go beyond the walls of physical bldg.

kidlibs need 2 b advocates 4 lib & in comm.

help kids bcome creators, not just absorbers

 

kids don't see tech as sep. 2 them tech is integrated. we need 2 have that mentality as well.

 

in choosing this prof. we took on a social respon. 2 our comm 2 b the best - we demonstrate core/traditional values.

 

 

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