Many have argued that the notion of Library 2.0 is more than just a term used to describe concepts that merely revolve around the use of
- Read two or three of the perspectives on Library 2.0 from the list below. Create a blog post about your thoughts on any one of these. How will you share what you learn with others at your school or district?
- Library 2.0 - It's many things to many people. What does it mean to you? What does it mean for school libraries? How will you explain it to your school community? What are other words to describe web 2.0 or library 2.0 -- tools for 21st century learning and teaching? Will you refer to the CSLA's "Best Sellers" Campaign for Strong School Libraries handouts?
- Go online and look at the program titles for your state or national library conference. Count how many are about using new media, social networking, web 2.0 or other
technology. What are their titles? What are the program descriptions. Create a blog post about what you see other librarians presenting on, and which program you'd most like to attend and why.
- The Horizons Report - Annual report by higher education on the top applications of emerging technologies to teaching, learning, and creative expression. "Must" reading.
- See also the Horizons Report: K-12 Edition.
- OCLC Next Space Blog and Newsletter – First read Web 2.0: Where will the next generation of the web it take libraries?. Then read Tom Story's last article (January 2010) The Ripple Effect: Pt 2, Widening the Library's Circle of Influence.
(Note: The term Library 2.0 is getting to be "old hat" for librarians that have used web 2.0 tools for the past 3-5 years. Read these to catch up to those librarians who have a few years' head start.)
- Libraries and Social Networking
- Away from Icebergs
- Into a new world of librarianship
- To more powerful ways to cooperate
- To better bibliographic services
- To a temporary place in time
- Wikipedia – Library 2.0 (list of references from Wikipedia - needs updating!)
Idea #1: Work with classroom teachers to see which ones have student projects related to "issues of the day", "writing a controversial essay", "Science Fiction or Future Fact?", or journalism. Be sure to refer to the curriculum content standard and/or Model School Library Content Standard addressed by the project.
Idea #2: Use the HORIZON REPORT and have students compare
We hope you're enjoying all the exercises you've done so far. Keep having fun exploring and thinking about Web 2.0/Library 2.0/School Library 2.0
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