Emerging Technology Planning

K-12 Makerspace at Milpitas Public Library to create products for developing countries Goals/ Objectives for Technology/ Service A blogger in the article “What is a Makerspace?” states a makerspace is: A space with materials for students to let their curiosity and imagination come to life. An informal, playful, atmosphere for learning to unfold. A space […]

Reflection Blogging 3

The Hyperlinked School Library would include the fundamental tenets of Library 2.0 which are: • Reaching out to new users • Building new services • Responding rapidly to changing customer demands (Casey, 2007, p.37)             School libraries like public and academic libraries are adjusting to the changing way that information is retrieved and what users need […]

Reflection Blog 2

            Thus far in the course, I have been thinking about what a hyperlinked library is and how participatory service fits in to making a library hyperlinked.   The tenets of participatory service help inform my practice as a future librarian.  The tenets include: Participatory service engages users to add to library services Participatory service offers the chance for […]

Context Book Review

Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom By Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager              This book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, relates to our course because it discusses emerging technologies through the maker movement.  “Making is about the act of creation with new and familiar materials” (Martinez […]

Reflection Blog: Foundational Readings

            I found many insights in Casey and Savastinuk’s book, Library 2.0: A Guide to Participatory Library Service. The book discusses what makes something a Library 2.0 service. What was emphasized repeatedly was that the structure of Library 2.0 includes constant change and user participation.  Constant change is about evaluating a service to see if it is meeting its expected […]

Introduction

Hello!  I live in the Bay area.  I’ve worked as a library assistant for four years.  Currently, I have been volunteering for five years at a local library.  I facilitate an English as a Second Language Conversation program at the library.  I also have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in English.  I am interested in this course because I was […]