Internet Librarian Day 1

A day packed full of speakers, thoughts to ponder, and new information … take aways include:

  1. Teaching is something that is done to you while learning is something you do to yourself.
  2. John Seely Brown brought up the point that there is a new culture of learning — it requires tinkering, playing, creating new knowledge — not everyone is comfortable doing it.
  3. Instruction is going from a step by step format to a self-discovery, play format.
  4. Curiosity, questioning and connecting are important dispositions for the new culture of learning
  5. The skills we have today most likely will be out of date five years from now.
  6. Don’t be afraid to use your “Risk” muscle.
  7. Transliteracy is the ability to read, write, and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media …. digital literacy is the foundational base of transliteracy.
  8. Gary Price shared his best beta list: (there are some great ones in there be sure to check them out)
  9. Libraries are implementing a number of ways to serve patrons using mobile technology.

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