Symposium on the Future of Libraries
All community based learning centers, including libraries, need to have the know-how and resources to bring their populations to a sense of enlightenment, in order to create community infrastructure and readiness to be a connected community. Every community has its challenges, and creating a sense of global mindedness addresses the concerns through awareness and action, while embracing incredible learning opportunities will help communities develop to greater heights.
Many communities cannot afford to bring in astronauts, TED speakers, STEM engineer innovators, globally recognized social activists, and world change makers. All of this is happening within the context of the library through Global Citizenship Education, utilizing video conferencing and virtual connecting. This is your time to jump on board to see why this empowerment matters to you in your library.
School and community libraries across Alaska are the foundation in this innovative and grassroots approach to learning and community engaging, that makes the library the desired placed to be, showcasing the absolute value of our libraries in a time of shrinking budgets and lessening usage. Learn from the grassroots organizer, Michelle Carton, on how this movement can make your library come to life.
At 2009 Big Ideas Fest, Asia Society’s VP of Education, Tony Jackson, spoke on redesigning institutions for success. “How do we prepare for this new globally connected world that we live in now and particularly, how do we think about redesigning...[learning institutions] to be responsive to the needs of the world that has been reshaped by... globalization.” Becoming globally minded community educators, with our libraries as our learning spaces IS the way.
• Gain a plethora of resources that address the following: rationale for global citizenship education, understanding the needs of 21st century learners of all ages, global resources that can be used in the library immediately, international programs that encourage global learning & collaboration, and incorporating Social Emotional Skills into global education.
• Reflect upon own philosophy/methodology and find small ways to incorporate the 4 global competencies into lessons/curriculum/programs.
• Be inspired (and learn how) to create rationale for stakeholders to ensure the continued growth and dependance on libraries as community centers.
• Have exposure to a variety of non-tech, low teach, and high tech tools and platforms to utilize immediately and/or explore further
• Interact with other conference attendees using technology to begin building capacity for professional learning communities (PLC’s).
* Experience how Global Citizenship Education is bringing libraries to the forefront of communities and find out how to replicate with little prep and budget.
* Understand how to make innovative Global Citizenship Education for learners of all ages, uniquely.
For maximum learning:
* Come prepared to take notes or follow presentation digitally
* Bring your technology to follow along, bookmark, and keep digital resources
* Come prepared with ideas that you would like to incorporate into your library
* Be ignited to shake things up and be a game changer in your community.
ALA Unit/Subunit: ALA, Center for the Future of Libraries
Meeting Type: Symposium on the Future of Libraries
Cost: Included with full conference registration.