It’s always exciting to read or discover more ideas to support an emerging view – particularly if it is being expressed globally. Following on from my post Hybrid Synergy – the Future of School Libraries, I was pleased to see two things this week that provided me with much food for thought.
- the information landscape
- communication, publishing and storytelling
- collection development
- facilities and physical space
- access, equity, advocacy
- audience and collaboration
- copyright, copyleft, and information ethics
- new technology tools
- professional development and professionalism
- teaching and learning, and reference
- into the future (acknowledging the best of the past)
This article is a must-read – and a wonderful ready-made tool for anyone planning directions within their school. Use this article as a springboard for developing an innovative vision and creative response to the learning needs of our students.
If that was not enough, an amazing presentation has also hit the intrawebs – from Lyn Hay at the School of Information Studies at Charles Sturt University. In her presenation you will find a huge amount of information and ideas to stimulate your thinking.
My favourite is the iCentre!
Lyn explains the core business of the iCentre:
- inquiry learning, immersive learning
- information fluency > transliteracy
- explicit instruction
- pedagogical fusion – integrating and aligning information, technology, people, instruction
- customised ‘i’ support for students, teachers, school administrators and parents
- learning innovation
- information leadership
- development of students as independent, informed digital citizens
I recommend taking time to look through the presentation Converging the Parrallels!
- Teacher-Librarians & Teachers (linkingforlearning.com)