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Lisa Layera & Susan McBurney

Idaho Library Association Conference October 6 2010 Post Falls, IdahoInspiring Activists How your practice can save an institution

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We are living through, and are right at the key moment of, a change in the way that ideas are created, spread, and implemented.Seth GodinWe are living through and are right at the key moment of a change in the way that ideas are created, spread, and implemented.-Seth Godin3library programs must adapt

You dont get activists .you earn them.

How webecame activists .Lumina Foundation6Its too late for me. Im just a pizza lady. If my kids have any shot of going to college its going to be because of the computer skills they were learning in the library. Spokane parent from Holmes Elementary School the poorest elementary school in WA State

Spokane, WA

Spring2007

8Library pichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/librariesrock/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Spokane pic:http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawleyjr/ / CC BY-SA 2.08Partnering to Shape 21st Century LearnersBoise - April 24, 2010 Sponsored by ICFL & IMLSLisa Layera & Susan McBurney

Spokane, WA

Spring2007

9Information Literacy Programs

DIMINISHEDLibrary pichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/librariesrock/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Spokane pic:http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawleyjr/ / CC BY-SA 2.09Partnering to Shape 21st Century LearnersBoise - April 24, 2010 Sponsored by ICFL & IMLSLisa Layera & Susan McBurney

Spokane, WA

Spring2007

10TechnologyTraining

COMPROMISEDLibrary pichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/librariesrock/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Spokane pic:http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawleyjr/ / CC BY-SA 2.010Partnering to Shape 21st Century LearnersBoise - April 24, 2010 Sponsored by ICFL & IMLSLisa Layera & Susan McBurney

Spokane, WA

Spring2007

11Project-BasedLearning

no longerSUSTAINABLELibrary pichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/librariesrock/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Spokane pic:http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawleyjr/ / CC BY-SA 2.011Partnering to Shape 21st Century LearnersBoise - April 24, 2010 Sponsored by ICFL & IMLSLisa Layera & Susan McBurney

Spokane, WA

Spring2007

12Collaboration

IMPOSSIBLELibrary pichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/librariesrock/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Spokane pic:http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawleyjr/ / CC BY-SA 2.012Partnering to Shape 21st Century LearnersBoise - April 24, 2010 Sponsored by ICFL & IMLSLisa Layera & Susan McBurney

Spokane, WA

Spring2007

13AcceleratedLearning Opportunities

CURTAILEDLibrary pichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/librariesrock/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Spokane pic:http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawleyjr/ / CC BY-SA 2.013Partnering to Shape 21st Century LearnersBoise - April 24, 2010 Sponsored by ICFL & IMLSLisa Layera & Susan McBurney

Spokane, WA

Spring2007

14One-on-oneInterventions

no longerFEASIBLELibrary pichttp://www.flickr.com/photos/librariesrock/ / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Spokane pic:http://www.flickr.com/photos/hawleyjr/ / CC BY-SA 2.014Partnering to Shape 21st Century LearnersBoise - April 24, 2010 Sponsored by ICFL & IMLSLisa Layera & Susan McBurney

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Swim upstream to Olympia.http://217.219.193.18/Webshots/8.19.htm16Partnering to Shape 21st Century LearnersBoise - April 24, 2010 Sponsored by ICFL & IMLSLisa Layera & Susan McBurney

Tell them not to bring librarians.Education Appropriations ChairWashington House of Representativeshttp://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/ / CC BY 2.0

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Who stood with us?

LEVPTAWLAWLMAAAUWEdLab

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harness grassroots voicesolicited expert opinion20

Why did 15,000 Washingtonians take action?Achievement GapEquityI Libraries !DemocracyAccess to theInformation AgeLibrary Programsas Basic Education21st Century SkillsGlobalPreparednessLiteracyWorkforceReadiness

What happened? $4 million emergency bridge fundingsecured in three months line-itemfor teacher librarians in landmark education reform billHow did it happen?

mobilization

kid-centricstakeholdervoicesgraciousnessWhy did it work?

Why does it matter?equityaccessopportunityIt would be like voting against moms and apple pie!was against libraries.Nobody

WA legislator

The financial reality ..

There will be more cuts.

Why are libraries a good investment?What should be cut to fund them?http://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/ / CC BY 2.0

29These questions are not going to go away.these questions are not going to go away

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Why are libraries a good investment?

Getting information off the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.Mitchell KaporKids need information specialists.

Kids need access to technology.

Kids need a chanceto become literate.

People were willing to fight for this.

Times have changed.

What do kids really need?

What would kids really need in order to flourish in the world they inhabit?

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Are libraries really worth the investment?doubt about library . Is this

46What do you need to do?

Grow a modern library, informationand technology program that .

meets the needs of all stakeholders

is transparent

Showcasing is a catalyst for enthusiasm.What were most proud of are the student voices. We are fast becoming the go-to place for students to post information about their projects, clubs, and interests.Kevin McGrathLibrarian, Newton North High School, MACreating a Program Stakeholders Will Fight ForEmerging Technologies__ showcase student work Physical SpaceWebsite__ virtual poll (what do they want)studentsteachers__ train Student IT Fellowsparentsadmin.legislators__ solicit content feedback__ start a web design club__ launch Teacherbook__ create robust Parents Tab__ survey parent needs__ launch Parents Wiki__ feature on district homepage__ facilitate principals blog__ facilitate supdts blog__ create Local Civics section__ create Ask Your Legislator feature w/ librarian as intermediary__ hip, comfortable furniture__ facilitate new clubs / meet-ups__ Harkness tables for seminar-style teaching.__ cultivate hygge-coziness, tranquility__ facilitate parents contributing to hygge__ PTA-sponsored foreign language station w/ Rosetta Stone software __ invite to any presenting of resources; facilitate their taking ownership and celebrating__ invite every fall during off session__ invite to dedicate new equip., upgrades, etc.__ create hashtag for favorite new technology or tool; solicit student submissions__ become peer coach of technology__ offer emerging technology training__ parent tech. training night__ create tech. wish list__ ask PTA to fund Student IT Fellows travel to tech. conference; librarian as chaperone__ send out Horizon Report__ get them started on Twitter__ send Emerging Technology Tips to legislators and their LAs__ offer to set them up on Twitter__ make it a destination__ create conferencing space for classes (Skype and beyond)__ create grade-level resources, teachers customizeLisa Layera & Susan McBurney, 2010__ offer emerging technology training55Connectivity__ champion virtual portfoliosLookoutPortal__ Horizon Report w/ trends and opportunities studentsteachers__ facilitate global connectivity with Skype, FlatClassroom etc.

parentsadmin.legislators__ showcase student art__ leverage flip cams__ create blogs, class wikis, & pathfinders for every teacher__ create hashtag and deliver daily nuggets on what students/classes are doing; catalyst for dinnertime conversation__ invite admin. to student shows__ invite admin. to legislator visits__ invite school board to student shows__ digital postcards from kids__ facilitate mid-session briefing for interested students__ spearhead assessing keyboarding mastery __ start in-service days with New Tools Roundup (preferably free ones)__ Horizon Report w/ emerging tech. trends, top 10 sites for kids, summary of what kids are learning and producing that quarter __ ongoing: send resources for Strategic Plan update__ create annual Legislators Report; frame as thanks; kid-centric showcasing student work and $$ investment__ send Holiday Horizon Report w/ gift recs., hottest trends__ set up Google Reader for principal, supdt., school board__ keep administration informed of 21st C. leadership opportunities__ host a session wrap-up__ be their reference go-to person__ showcase one project with every teacher over year__ form committee on social media policy__ invite to be on Technology Leadership Team__ track their work and send notes of appreciation__ spearhead 1:1 initiative w/ city, district and community__ annual student-designed LIT program theme

__ help students develop and grow their own PLNs

__ know the challenges the filter presents for teachers. update admin. __ steward senior projects__ teach about PLNs, facilitate your staff getting started__ create a Connectivity Pathfinder for staff__ connect teachers to TwitterLisa Layera & Susan McBurney, 2010Activists are loyal and enthusiastic.

Advocates are .

not enough. satisfied but could be unenthusiastic may be unaware that a crisis exists noncommittal (given the plethora of important issues)Inspire activists who see your program as indispensible and are willing to take action on its behalf.

Inspire activists who see your program as indispensible and are willi