Libraries make their communities smarter. This is one of my core beliefs as a librarian and it is what motivates me and gives meaning to the work I do. I know that libraries all over the world work hard every day to bridge the digital divide, support students learning and read to children and thereby giving them a love for and understanding of language to name just a few examples.
One of the reasons I am beyond excited to be a part of Computers in Libraries 2015 is that I am looking very much forward to sharing my thoughts about the library as a strategic learning hub in the community and to share my own learnings from 23 Mobile Things and other library learning projects and learn more myself from the participants in my workshop and session on 23 Mobile Things. These are, as stated above, themes that are very dear to me.
I am also looking forward to meeting up with a lot of people I have known for a long time online, – and it will be my first visit to the USA (Holiday in New York after the conference).
If you are at Computers in Libraries conference I hope to get the chance to meet you and talk libraries with you.
Here is what you can expect from my workshop on Libraries as Strategic Learning Institutions:
Libraries are about enabling people in our communities to learn, unlearn, and relearn. This workshop has a focus on the library as a strategic learning institution that makes the community smarter. Learn more about 23 mobile things and how you can build your own mobile learning experience for staff and customers or members. Take part in a discussion about how we frame the library as an important way to make the community smarter, and find out more about current trends in learning that affect our libraries and the way we enact with people who want to learn
In my presentation on 23 Mobile Things – This will be my focus:
This session explores the potential of mobile tools for delivering library services. It uses the 23 things framework for structuring a learning experience for library staff and customers or members. Learn how to create your own community learning experience, delve into the mobile library world, share experiences with your colleagues and be energized to try new learning methods in your community.
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“As a collection of 39 chapters addressing 7 key areas within the LIS field, I truly believe the success of this book lies within its historical context of the field, its current relevance to today’s complex LIS environment, its identification of essential and emerging issues, and its wealth of resources, tips, and strategies that will guide LIS students and professionals in their academic and professional pursuits. Promotion of the book has already begun and includes a combination of brochures and flyers, advertisements, and press releases across various platforms.” Writes editor Dr. Sandra Hirsh from San Jose State University School of Information.
I am excited about this book because there are so many great authors and interesting subjects – and because I have a chapter in the book myself. Chapter 38: Global Learning Networks.
Read more about the book and see the full Table Of Contents here
I am very proud to recieve the prize for best article in the Danish LIS magazine REVY.
My article [In Danish] is about using Twitter as a professional tool for learning, idea generating and inspiration for global librarians. I have practical examples like Buy India a Library, 23 Mobile Things and definitions about Global Libraianship. I also recommend ways for getting started with this network.
REVY is the biggest LIS magazine in Scandinavia within the college and research library field. They have a lot of good writers and the competition for best article was tough as you can see:
For all you Danish speakers and readers out there – Here is a link to the article
I was lucky to have the chance to speak to and talk to Norweigan librarians at Neptunseminaret in Bergen today – Thanks for having me. Since Scandinavian languages are very alike (Finland excluded!) – A lot of the slides are in Danish and a few in English.
It is a new year and also 2015 will be a year of 23 Mobile Things professional development for librarians. I am very happy to welcome North East Florida to the growing 23 Mobile Things family.
On the NEFLIN blog I found this description. It is a good explanation of the 23 Mobile Things DNA – namely to explore the potential of mobile tools to deliver library services:
“This program is designed to help you become comfortable using a mobile platform and it’s tools. These apps may not be around in 5 years. That’s not the point. We hope this process helps you enlarge your comfort zone, make time for professional development and meet colleagues. We hope you will see how other librarians use some of these tools to help their libraries and think about how they may help yours. We hope this program will encourage you to try new things.”
The program will be open to the public under a Creative Commons license when it is finished but until then it is an in house professional development project for the staff of NEFLIN.
I am looking forward to learning more about what Appy hour is – and to learn more about the program and I wish all the more than 500 participants and the organizers a great learning experience – Thank you for learning with us librarians of Florida.
There are 65000 libraries in Europe welcoming more than 100 million people each year. That is an amazing knowledge infrastructure to make our communities smarter.
In this short video some of these statistics and core values are shared.
Libraries connect people and their knowledge – and support learning and knowledge creation.
Spend 90 seconds watching this video to celebrate and highlight the difference libraries make everyday across Europe and the rest of the world.
Libraries change lives.
The video is published by Public Libraries 2020 and The Reading & Writing Foundation. It is also strongly approved by the Library Avengers.
Last week I was meeting with my co-members of the Library Avengers for discussions about current and coming projects. We met in the Netherlands and attended a library conference in Soesterberg near Utrecht.
I did a presentation about 23 mobile things, Professional development and the skills libraries need to make their communities smarter now and in the near future… Here are my slides. Thanks Bredebid…
To what question in society is your library the answer? Libraries as strategic learning institutions – Making the community smarter. Presentation in Soesterberg, The Netherlands – 28 november 2014