the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title: Dr. Valerie Hill, School Librarian and Professor of Library Science
Library, School, or Organization Name: Lewisville ISD and Texas Woman's University
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: Texas
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Librarians, Educators, Administrators, SLIS Faculty, Students
Short Session Description (one line): Information Literacy for a Participatory Digital Culture
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
The digital revolution has created a participatory culture which requires information seekers to become responsible for evaluation of online content, ethical use of resources, and a disposition toward the pursuit of personal growth and critical thinking. In the "old hierarchy", high quality resources were limited and learners accessed them through traditional channels. User-generated and curated content has overtaken traditional publishing as the first choice for youth in a digital culture. This session addresses the importance of balancing tradition with innovation in a culture that has witnessed the toppling of the hierarchy of information but has yet to understand the implications. Web 2.0, game-based learning, augmented reality, and emerging technology trends provide exciting opportunities for education and libraries; however, the quest for high level learning requires understanding information literacy in multiple formats and embracing new trends with a clear and meaningful purpose.
The session will encourage participants to develop a personal learning philosophy that embraces flexibility and adaptability and share examples of meaningful content delivered in innovative formats, best practices for professional networking in a digital culture, and strategies for promoting digital citizenship.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:http://vhill.edublogs.org/