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Title: How can librarians get back in the information game?

The learning commons has been defined as a learning laboratory where books don’t get
in the way. In the face of digitalization and the dominance of Google, the question
is, “How can librarians get back in the information game?” The idea of a learning
commons is now being tried in a number of academic libraries and the idea is being
discussed for school libraries. This lecture will go on the offensive to push the
library into the center of teaching and learning K-20 in the areas of competing
directly with Google, collaboratively building high-level learning experiences with
faculty, making the learning commons a one-stop place for expert assistance,
developing a 24/7/365 presence, and experimenting to build in the library models of
the very best teaching and learning. We will join Andrew Keen in his book The Cult
of the Amateur in examining the role of expertise in information but with the
realization that we must aggressively push in different ways if we are going to keep
this profession relevant.

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Tags: school libraries, informatino literacy, technology and learning, reading and libraries


March 20, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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