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Movie trailer: The Global Librarian – Updated with slides

I am doing a video lecture for Dr. Michael Stephens LIBR 200 –
Information Communities class with the subject:
The Global Information Professional.

Here is what you can expect:

Key points:
Global librarianship enhances the dynamic capabilities of libraries
23 Mobile Things – an example of global librarianship
Supporting learning on all levels -> learning as strategy
Getting started – Connect – Unconnect – Reconnect

I was playing around with iMovies –  trailer feature 🙂 Fun!

My slides – With correction of some embarrasing typos:

Libraries and Learning: Upcoming presentations – See you soon USA and #CILDC

CIL15_Hearme_ButtonLibraries 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.

I will also be part of the panel: Decades of Innovation & Tips for the Future
With these smart people:
Marshall Breeding, Independent Consultant, Founder of Library Technology Guides
Jason Griffey, Founder & Principal Consultant, Evenly Distributed LLC
Meg Backus, IT Manager, Anchorage Public Library
Darlene Fichter, GovInfo Librarian, University of Saskatchewan Library

Libraries have experienced incredible change since the first small Computers in Libraries Conference thirty years ago. The realm of library technology likewise has seen dramatic transformation. Breeding, whose career has paralleled CIL, highlights some of the interesting, amusing, and important touchstones marked by this important annual conference. He offers tips on how to stay relevant over time through continual innovation! A panel then presents some technologies we need to be watching over the next few years!

Read more about me at #CILDC

New 23 Mobile Things version in North East Florida

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.

My slides from IFLA 2014 – MOOCs: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries

I was happy and proud to be part of this session at IFLA in Lyon, France this year.
Thank you to my wonderful colleagues on the panel and to everyone who took the time in their busy conference schedule to make this session a priority. This was a great learning experience for me as well.
Here are the slides for my presentation:

The whole program for the session looked like this:

IFLA – Lyon, France
Monday 18 August – 2014
Session 95
MOOCs: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries – Continuing Professional Development
and Workplace Learning
11:45 – 13:45 | Forum 1

▪ Introduction to MOOCs
Sandy Hirsh (San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science, san Jose,
United States)
▪ MOOCs for professional development
Michael Stephens (San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science, San
Jose, United States)
▪ MOOCs and library and information science schools
Wendy Newman (University of Toronto, iSchool, Toronto, Canada)
▪ MOOCs and public libraries
John Szabo (Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, United States)
▪ MOOCs as access to information in developing countries
Loida Garcia Febo (Information New Wave, New York, United States)
▪ MOOCs and Open Education Initiatives
Jan Holmquist (Guldborgsund Librarires Nykøbing, Falster, Denmark)

Newest version of 23 Mobile Things is from Philippines and Singapore – Video Greeting

It is privilege to see new versions of 23 Mobile Things living and thriving world wide. The number of people in the library field that is learning together about mobile technology and using this technology to deliver library services to their communities is growing. Thank you to all the learners and organisers keeping this program alive and making it better all the time.

Thank you Joan and Karyll for the great version for Philippines and Singapore.

There and back again: 23 Mobile Things

There and back again: 23 Mobile Things | 23 Mobile Things.

Right now a lot of people are doing the Singapore, Philippines version of the 23 Mobile Things program. This is a guest post by Kathryn Barwick, Mylee Joseph and me for the awesome new program with a greeting to all the learners. Follow the link to see how the Singapore, Philippines are rocking 23 Mobile Things…

23 Mobile Things – Exploring the potential of mobile tools for delivering library services – at #lib2013

My first time presenting at an online conference was this years awesome Library 2.013. It was a lot of fun and I would love to do more online presentations. If you use Blackboard you can see the recorded version of my presentation here 

Here are my slides:

and links to presentation and video Greetings from Mylee Joseph and Abigail Willemse

Michael Stephens video about learning 2.0 and research results from 23 mobile things

Mylees Video presentations
Mylee Joseph and Katrhyn Barwick Slides
Hello from Mylee
Breaking the tether of the PC
Mobile friendly
Who what where

Abigails Video presentation – Greetings from #anz23mthings
Introduction & how we did the course
How we run our course
Collaboration for the course
Thanks & conclusion