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presentation at School Library Journal's 2012 Leadership Summit

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thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.comTinkering Towards TransformationMelissa Techman, MLS, K-5 Librarian, Broadus Wood Elem, Albemarle Co, VATake note some BIG changes!

Brainstorming initial steps to a cheerful, more functional space.

Weeding and removing 1/3 of NF shelving opened up needed space.

This long range was remove.In the presence ofSometimes the assets of the library are not the main focus, theyre the backdrop.

Hosting inviting events in the presence of books can send a subtle message to users.

Dont assume that everyone is comfortable in public learning spaces.Flexible spaces produce unexpected activitiesLots of negotiation when you have more open spaces and that's OK.You want a balance between the open and the private, big and small spaces.Concerns about open spaces and maker spaces can echo/parallel the fears parents and community have of online activities.

Dull and crowded is never a good look.

Space for gathering.

Cheap and cheerful it never hurts to ask!

Corporate kindness and retail as a source of design inspiration

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From carrels to reading caves to ?

Whats different when you have flexible user-centered spaces?

Consideration of not-obviously juvenile titles

Modified Daily 5 in the library

Daily 5 Reference work

Keywords, databases, choosing websites to put on symbaloo, making screencasts, using print and online sources, nonfiction text features and structures endless ideas for activities.

Blogging, storytelling and interviewing: activities that subtly pull in readers.

Cuteable.comAfterschool ebook-making club

Using Gdocs drawing tool for making a graphic novel ebook

Export in useful formats, add to local collections.Students make things teachers can use.

Lunch bunch comparing IPEVO to ELMOs

24Consideration consulting group

Thurs, Fri lunch groups

Peer teaching: SCRATCH, Google Forms, Google Earth, PhotopeachMulti-age activities: blog interviews, Google Earth, reading buddiesGoogle Earth lunch learning session

This site models retelling and reviews using different online tools. A great idea for student projects make tool choice explicit.

All of the above, not this format only. Hands-on means different things to different people.Hosting tech DIY activities, supporting flexible learning and production.

Huge interest in Minecraft and coding

How does all this help with advocacy?Every student who makes stuff has a parent who has warmer feelings about the libraryVolunteers, visitors, parents, community members see the value of information literacy and user-centered activitiesReaders want to feel valuedWhos on your Yes, Ill stand up for libraries! email list?Car duty is a chance to connect

Core valuesCentrality of the readerLibrary as community hubConstructivist learningReal-world and global connectionsChoiceConscious tool using and customizingA caring, responsive place

Headlines from the murky world of ebooks Does anyone know of any freeebooks that can be used as primary sources for 5th grade social studies. My district recently purchased a class set of Kindles, but did not budget for content purchases.

publisher policies continue to make many popular titles unavailable.85 percent of ebook borrowers said that they had used their library to discover new writers or try out new genres. http://bit.ly/QBR4tv

Inspirations/InvitationsWest Seattle Fixers Collective

Seen on Pinterest (thx to West Seattle Tool Library)

Erin DalyMinecraft with teensWes FryerEbooks, edtech in K12 schools

Liz CastroEbook consultant

SLJ Ebook Summit panel: Maker Culture in LibrariesWhat I want to try nextA way to make mistakes more publiclyStudent-run media literacy stationHow to extend services outside?

Contact me!Twitter, Diigo, Pinterest: mtechmanBlog: http://mtechman.wordpress.com/Email: [email protected]