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ILEAD USA: Innovative Libraries Explore, Apply and Discover The 21 st Century Technology Tools Institute for Library Staff This project is made possible by a grant from the U. S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian Program, the Utah Library Association, and the State Library of Utah.
Grant overview �Primary goal: ◦ Help library staff understand respond to user needs through the application of participatory technology tools �Leadership skills with Web 2. 0 technology tools �Participatory technology plus leadership skills ◦ Sustained immersion ◦ Finding new ways to do what we do best � 2013: Joining forces with IL, CO, IA, and OH �IMLS Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian grant for $470, 000 �Web. Junction Illinois is the project homepage �Ongoing, rigorous evaluation is key
21 st Century Skills http: //www. imls. gov/pdf/21 st. Century. Skills. pdf 20 th CENTURY MUSEUM/LIBRARY • Primarily content-driven 21 st CENTURY MUSEUM/LIBRARY � Combination of audience- and content-driven • Mostly tangible objects (art, books) � Combination of tangible and digital objects • One-way information � Multi-directional (co-created (institution presents information experiences involving institution, to audiences) audiences, and others) � Focus on audience engagement • Focus on presentation and display and experiences � Emphasis on enhancing knowledge and 21 st century skills • Emphasis on enhancing
21 st Century Skills http: //www. imls. gov/pdf/21 st. Century. Skills. pdf 20 th CENTURY MUSEUM/LIBRARY • Acts independently 21 st CENTURY MUSEUM/LIBRARY � Acts in collaborative partnerships • Located in community (operates independently) � Embedded in community (acts as a leader on community • Learning outcomes assumed, needs/issues) implied (content knowledge and skills like critical thinking tend to � Learning purposeful outcomes be byproducts of programming) (content knowledge and 21 st century skills-critical thinking, intentional outcomes of audience • Institution leads content development (content tightly experiences) edited and controlled) � Content co-created among diverse
What you should learn…
Your support system �Mentors �Instructors �Other team members �State Library grant administration team �Community representatives �Your coworkers, supervisors, and family
Power of technology to meet needs
Courage to try new things
Courage when you’re unsure
Courage to abandon ideas that don’t work
Success is guaranteed! �No such thing as failure �Not focused on the final project product �No project product lasts indefinitely Know when to say “when” and chuck it o Rule: nothing is ever finished o
Grants to team institution (s) �Sustainability ◦ Stay connected with your mentors, user reps, and other ILEAD USA people ◦ Think about how you can use what you learn for other purposes ◦ It’s all about the future!
State Library staff is here to help! �Matt Mc. Lain, Project Director �Donna Jones Morris, State Librarian �Mary. Ellen Martinez, Local Arrangements �Juan Tomás Lee, Moderator �Stephen Matthews, LSTA Coordinator