Open EducationWeek 2014 – A movement and opportunities it creates in teaching and learning worldwide.www.openeducationweek.org
1262 Photos, 36 Countries, and Two Years Later – This Is What A Librarian Looks Like | Librarian by Daylibrarianbyday.net
To remain relevant, libraries must shape the way they deliver their services to accommodate each new wave of technology that captures the imagination of society. Early exploration of these trends is important lest developments come into the library sphere so late that important opportunities are missed.
In recent years, for example, libraries have been working to incorporate elements of social networking into their services and to better support mobile devices.
Rediscovering Librarianship: Moving Beyond Books to a Community-Centered Service Model | Beyond Booksmooc.hyperlib.sjsu.edu
The library as content provider is largely obsolete, at least for those who can find or purchase content themselves.
But as this week’s readings show, the future doesn’t have to be bleak. The stand out quote of the week for me is this:
“Library leadership must move beyond the lending/reference model to a broader view of what’s possible in a community-based space focused on helping people.” (Stephens, 2011).
This quote encapsulates how I feel about libraries and the profession. I want to help people, and I want to see the library in the center of the community
We need to collaborate and discuss our unique community needs, and perhaps more importantly, we need to show how technology can replace traditional methods for the better when there is resistance.
Librarianship is about so much more than books.