“Can a media specialist do their job now if they are not also a social media specialist? I’m not sure,” Karl Fisch (on Twitter: karlfisch)

Thursday, June 18th, 8:00 PM Eastern
Elluminate session login: http://tinyurl.com/futureofed
You know you're a 21st century school librarian
How could we not be social media specialists? (slideshare)

Questions for discussion:
  • How does a librarian use social media in practice? for professional development? with learners? faculty?
  • What specific social networking tools do you use and how do you use them?
  • How does social networking reflect/support our standards?
  • Can you be relevant without understanding the new tools?
  • What do these new tools mean to library big concepts? (information ethics, intellectual freedom, access to information, evaluation, collection, interacting with information sources, communicating with users/learners, contributing as digital citizens, etc.)
  • How does social media change the way we present our services and instruction online?
  • Do we need to retool our profession?
  • How do social media affect your physical space? What might need to change?

AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
Social Media Specialists? (Lauren Barack, SLJ)
On the librarian: What's the point . . ? The Twitter conversation
AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
Week in the Life of a New Media Teacher Librarian (Judy O'Connell)
Darren Draper The Ideal School Library Media Center
The Ideal School Library Darren Draper TechLearning Blog
Social Networking Literacies for Librarians Conference Paper by Joe Murphy and Heather Moulaison (6 pages; PDF)
NewToolsWorkshop (Joyce)
TopTenReasons (Joyce--work in progress)
NECC Library Tools Smackdown
Peter Goodwin's Social Networking Blogpost
Ten Ways Library Schools Should be Teaching Social Media
Towards a Transformative Pedagogy for School Libraries (Asselin, M. & Doiron, R. 2008).
New Literacies, New Libraries, New Learners (Asselin, M. & Doiron, R. 2008).
Of Libraries, Campfires and Value (Carolyn)
Which Way do We Go? (Carolyn)
A New Model? (library design) (Carolyn)
Third Places (library design) (Carolyn)
Design Share (library design and school design)
Lead, Follow, or Get out of the Way: Library 2.0, The Concept of Authority, and Social Scholarship (March 2008, Buffy)
What Are You Teaching in 2009? (Buffy)
Research Pathfinders 2.0 and Social Media (Buffy)
Collaboration, Connectivism, and Social Scholarship: Media 21 Project (Buffy)
Pathfinders Using Social Media in Action: Swine Flu, Iran Elections, Somalia Pirates
This Is the Moment: Legitimize Social Media in Education
The Networked Student

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