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NEW ARTICLE: PARTICIPATORY AND TRANSFORMATIVE ENGAGEMENT IN LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS: EXPLORING AND EXPANDING THE SALZBURG CURRICULUM

NEW ARTICLE: PARTICIPATORY AND TRANSFORMATIVE ENGAGEMENT IN LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS: EXPLORING AND EXPANDING THE SALZBURG CURRICULUM

http://tametheweb.com/2015/07/13/new-article-participatory-and-transformative-engagement-in-libraries-and-museums-exploring-and-expanding-the-salzburg-curriculum/

Article in the new issue of the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science (JELIS)  – special supplement on international issues in LIS education.

http://dpi-journals.com/index.php/JELIS/issue/view/310

“Participatory and Transformative Engagement in Libraries and Museums: Exploring and Expanding the Salzburg Curriculum

R. David Lankes, Syracuse University

Michael Stephens, San Jose State University

Melissa Arjona, San Jose State University

Abstract:

During a program titled “Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture,” co-sponsored by the Salzburg Global Seminar (SGS) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), one of the discussion groups developed recommendations for skills needed by librarians and museum professionals in today’s connected and participatory world. The group focused on the concepts, knowledge, and processes that both librarians and museum professionals need to understand and know, realizing that participatory culture has ramifications both for traditional functions and emerging skills. The initial framework was an overview. This paper expands on the work started in Salzburg and calls for further discussion. By opening the conversation to the library and museum worlds, it is proposed that the two systems of education and continuing education will experience positive and possibly unexpected synergistic benefits.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 30, 2015, 6:54 am Category: Uncategorized

How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon

How libraries can compete with Google and Amazon

“Throughout the country, library initiatives are emerging to keep up with technological advances. And libraries are finding that one population they can serve better than anyone else is low-income Americans.

We think of libraries as a public service, full of nostalgia and old books. That may be true. But librarians, and the people running large library systems, think of their users as customers, which means companies like Google and Amazon are competition—not for profit, but for users.”

Stephen

Posted on: July 30, 2015, 6:24 am Category: Uncategorized

15 inspirational public library quotes for the summer

15 inspirational library quotes for the summer

http://proud2know.eu/summerquotes_blog23/
“Here are a few inspirational quotes for the summer holidays from both library leaders and the famous.

  1. “A library is a place where you can lose your innocence without losing your virginity.” Germaine Greer
  2. “An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.” Stephen Fry
  3. “Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life. Libraries change lives for the better.” Sidney Sheldon
  4. “Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” Walter Cronkite
  5. “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.” Anne Herbert
  6. “What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it feels about education.” Harold Howe
  7. “The health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested how well we support our libraries.” Carl Sagan
  8. “A great library is one nobody notices because it is always there, and always has what people need.” Vicki Myron
  9. “Great libraries have always looked to both the future and the past.” Laura Shapiro
  10. “To ask why we need libraries at all, when there is so much information available elsewhere, is about as sensible as asking if roadmaps are necessary now that there are so many roads.” Jon Bing
  11. “Our traditional model was one in which we thought of the user in the life of the library … but we are now increasingly thinking about the library in the life of the user.” Lorcan Dempsey
  12. “We are coming out of a period of let a thousand flowers bloom, which has been amazing … since the network really got stable and got out there to scholars to the way they do their work and communicate their work.” Clifford A Lynch
  13. “A library implies an act of faith.” Victor Hugo
  14. We are going to see a lot more collaboration and joint work among groups of libraries. … We are going to see a lot more emphasis in scale and integration between systems.” Clifford A Lynch
  15. “To be a librarian is not to be neutral, or passive, or waiting for a question. It is to be a radical positive change agent within your community.” R. David Lankes”

Stephen

Posted on: July 30, 2015, 6:12 am Category: Uncategorized

A Brief History of Open Source Code Infographic

A Brief History of Open Source Code

A Brief History of Open Source Code infographic

Stephen

Posted on: July 29, 2015, 6:35 am Category: Uncategorized

THE RISE OF LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRES – INFOGRAPHIC

THE RISE OF LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRES – INFOGRAPHIC

http://pinnacle-furniture.co.uk/blog/the-rise-of-learning-resource-centres-infographic/

The rise of Learning Resource Centres

Stephen

Posted on: July 29, 2015, 6:20 am Category: Uncategorized

Infographic: Summer Reading Habits

Infographic: Summer Reading Habits

http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/07/25/infographic-summer-reading-habits/

Goodreads summer reading

Stephen

Posted on: July 28, 2015, 6:59 am Category: Uncategorized

New Republic: School Libraries Are Under Attack

School Libraries Are Under Attack

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122293/school-libraries-are-under-attack

“From coast to coast, elementary and high school libraries are being neglected, defunded, repurposed, abandoned, and closed.

The kindest thing that can be said about this is that it’s curious; the more accurate explanation is that it’s just wrong and very foolish.

A 2011 survey conducted with my graduate students of 25 separate statewide studies shows that students who attend schools with libraries that are staffed by certified librarians score better on reading and writing tests than students in schools without library services. And it is lower-income students who benefit the most.

This clear empirical evidence has had little impact on budget cutters, however. They act—mistakenly—as though there is no link between libraries and educational achievement.

Here are the numbers and the arguments to which they need to pay attention.”

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/122293/school-libraries-are-under-attack

Stephen

Posted on: July 28, 2015, 6:57 am Category: Uncategorized