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Shannon’s Padlet on change and our other BLC presos

Greetings from Boston where I’ve been learning and presenting with friends at Alan November’s Building Learning Communities Conference. I have much to report on, but first I want to share Shannon Miller’s Padlet asking folks to share their vision of library change–roles, responsibilities, physical spaces, collections, etc.–for the upcoming school year. The response was wonderfully [...]

A peek at the Horizon 2012 for K12

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The NMC Horizon Report > 2012 K-12 Edition is a collaborative research effort of the New Media Consortium (NMC), in collaboration with the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).  The official report will be released in June at the 2012 NMC Summer Conference in Boston, hosted by [...]

Web 3.0: We have so much stuff!

I’ve been looking for a strategy to describe the value of curation strategies to other librarians, my own faculty, and to my students. Last year we established that notebooks just weren’t working for us. This school year I want to be better able to address How can we better manage our information lives and why [...]

School Libraries: What’s Next (an ebook project)

Share your vision for our future.  Please consider contributing to this exciting crowdsourced collaborative visioning project coordinated by Kristin Fontichiaro and Buffy Hamilton. To coincide with the 2011 Treasure Mountain and AASL National Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we are engaging in an ebook publishing experiment, and we want you to be a part of it! [...]

Library 2.011 Virtual Conference: A global conversation on the future of libraries

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Please add this exciting new, free, virtual conf to your calendar and consider writing a proposal for a session: We are pleased to announce the Library 2.011 worldwide virtual conference, November 2 – 3, 2011. The conference will be held online, in multiple time zones over the course of two days, and will be free [...]

A revised manifesto

Thank you all for the kind feedback you offered for my rant a few days back.  As I wrote that response, in the back of my mind I considered a few realities: 1. Some administrators have never seen a vibrant library program. 2. In tough times moving forward is more challenging. Not moving forward is [...]