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Libraries in Times of Change

This week I had an opportunity to catch up with Huron Heights SS librarian Lauraleen Reoch for a conversation about leveraging libraries in a 1 to 1 environment.

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Lauraleen shares her observations in this audio interview.

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Resources:

The Huron Heights  library web site 

Follow  HHSS Library on  Twitter

Related Posts:

Learning spaces
Planning for  change
Future Orienting Libraries

~Mark
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Future Orienting Libraries

Today I spent some time with WCI librarians Carlo Fusco and Leah Crowell discussion how they have Future Oriented the school library.  In our discussion, we explored 5 areas of interest and impact which were determined in a previous visit.

  1. Transforming Libraries
  2. Leveraging Multi Media
  3. The impact of 1:1
  4. Visioning the changing world of the teacher
  5. Shifting to device agnostic spaces

Carlo and Leah, thank you for sharing your learning, visioning, and change process.

Interview in 3D video:

Interview in 2D video:

Audio Podcast:

Students I chatted with at the school were very positive about the continued evolvement and current status of the future oriented thinking about the library space to service student learning needs.

Connect on twitter: @mrfusco  and  @WCILibrary.

~Mark
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Shifting Perspectives on Libraries

I stopped at the Starbucks at King & University this morning on the way to see  Carlo Fusco  at Waterloo CI to consult regarding his library project.  As I entered, I happened to notice the striking view change that (literally) just one step made.

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One step, a small step, can strikingly change your perspective.  Have a listen to Carlo’s perspective on library change.

~Mark

WRDSB Libraries on the Go

Our new library system at WRDSB comes mobile ready.  The free  ILS  app (iOS and Android) is easy to download and set up.  iOS users should note that the iPhone version of the app is also used on the iPad so the search settings in the app store may need adjusting to locate that app on an iPad.

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Once the app is downloaded, launch it, choose the Waterloo Region District School Board from the school board list. Next,   press the  ‘choose library’ icon to select your school library and set it as the default.

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As an example,  I choose the  Huron Heights SS  library and set it to my default library.

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This is a sample search result based on “world war 2”.

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Now you are ready for searching on the go. Happy inquiring!

~Mark