I had the great privilege of presenting a session at today’s BCTLA conference in Coquitlam. Although I was not able to present it live, I delivered the presentation via skype and was grateful for the opportunity to spend some time with great BC teacher-librarians.
I put my slides from today’s talk onto Google Docs for easy access. You can see them here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dnKJCnVl4b0lKNjanSVCQSx4OS3JZZART8W16rP6vW8/edit
I have also made the handout available through dropbox. The link is here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f6uzn9bx6dgufbi/School%20Libraries%20and%20Participatory%20Culture%20Handout%20%28OCT12%29.docx
Finally, I recorded the talk using a screencasting tool and the resulting video (including a few technological hiccups) is available here: https://ecast.srv.ualberta.ca/Podcasts/degroot/BCTLAParticipatoryCultureOct12.mp4
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On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I have the great pleasure of presenting to school library personnel from around the province of Quebec who will be attending the MELS Library Symposium. I am presenting the same talk on both days–the first day to elementary school people and the second to secondary school people. All these library staff members work in English schools from across the province and they will be coming to Montreal to connect with others in the library world.
I will be speaking about participatory culture and what libraries can do, both online and offline, to support their students and teachers. The handout for my session can be found here: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B26FVFyG1P7lcnJyWGhMT05Udmk4TlpJSG5LellkUQ
I have uploaded the slides to Google Docs and they can be found here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1EXw6nc_fTGrXF17YDbc3vX-yFPk41LlnUucgejW06uY/edit
What ideas do you have for incorporating the new skills associated with participatory culture into your school library program? Please share your ideas in the comments!
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