Virtual Symposium: Joyful Reflection Moments in the Hyperlinked Libray
Hi everyone! It is a bittersweet moment. I have learned so much from this course and from my fellow peers. It’s been a true joy to explore the impacts of the library in my community and listen to people stories. Here is my Virtual Symposium!
Hi there, Here is my Inspiration Report! I examined and children’s pilot program in Western Australia called Creating Books in Communities and illustrated how U.S public libraries can implement this model to encourage children to share their stories. Here is the link to the pdf: Inspiration Report
Reflection Post #5: Embrace Learning
My ten-year-old sister and I enjoy our daily bike rides around our neighborhood. A few months ago, her bike had issues with the chain and needed fixing to carry on with our bike-riding adventures. We were in luck when we discovered that the San Jose Public Library was partnering with the BikeMobile to repair bikes. Not only did the program help my sister fix her bike chain, but they also educated her on how to adjust the bike herself if she needed to on future occasions. The BikeMobile event is an example of how the library is challenging the traditional ways of programs and services and coming up with creative…
The Power of Stories: Uplifting Patrons
Exploring this week’s materials about the power of stories reminded me of a story my sister shared about an eight-year-old self-published book. Dillion Helbig wrote a book, The Adventures of Dillion Helbig’s Crismis, and wanted to share it with the public, so he slipped it onto the shelves of the Lake Hazel library branch. The staff members found the book, but instead of tossing it into the bin, they reviewed the book and added it to their collection. When the article was published, there were 125 people on the waiting list to check the book out! (Simon et al., 2022). The Lake Hazel Library saw an opportunity to encourage a…
Innovation Strategy & Roadmap: Sensory Garden at the Almaden Branch Library
Hello! I am inspired by libraries that advocate for children to have spaces in the library where they can play and learn. I propose integrating a Learn & Play Children’s Sensory Garden at the Almaden Branch Library. A sensory garden gives children the opportunity to explore the outdoor world and encourages them to be lifelong learners! Click here or the image below to view my Innovation Strategy & Roadmap Assignment.
More Than a Place for Books
Reading about hyperlinked environments in this module brought me back to a conversation I had with one of my friends in 2021. She illustrated some frustrations about being confined to working at home and missing out on family trips because of the uncertainty of wifi being available. I told her that the San José Public Library (SJPL) lends hot spots to patrons for three-month periods, and it is an easy process to borrow one. I didn’t think much of the suggestion, but a couple of months later, she said she had been using SJPL’s hot spots and was able to do work outside of her home. She was amazed by…
Hyperlinked Communities Reflection: The Power of Questions
I created an infographic for my reflection on Hyperlinked Communities. Enjoy!
Assignment X: Advocating for Teens at the Library
Last semester, my professor for Materials for Young Adults shared an appalling story. She shared how a librarian she knew eliminated the teen section at a library and stopped buying reading materials to discourage teens from coming to the library. What is it about teens that makes people so afraid of them? Is it because most teens are rowdy? Are teens too big of a distraction to be in the library? I questioned the role of information professionals and the core values the American Library Association stands for in providing service to all when hearing this story. Isn’t the library a place for all to come together and encourage patrons…
The Hyperlinked Library Reflection: The Young Generation
Before beginning the MLIS program, I had the mindset that the library was a place filled with books for patrons to check out to their heart’s content. As I have progressed through the program, my thoughts about library institutions and librarians have changed. The library is a place to help provide patrons with the tools they need to access information and feel welcomed. The hyperlinked library model centralizes the idea of user input and how they influence change. I was especially interested in how the younger generation has played a role in changes in library services. Professor Michael Stephens shares a quote from the book Born Digital: Understanding theFirst Generation…
Hi everyone! My name is Jocelyne Sorto, and I am excited to be INFO 287! I am eager to expand my knowledge about the relationship between technology and library institutions and how patrons are impacted by the development of these technological tools, especially the younger generation! I am in my second year of the MLIS program and hope to graduate this fall. I am pursuing the Youth Service pathway and hope to be a Children or Young Adult librarian. I love working with students and helping them find joy in reading. It’s beautiful to see how libraries have adapted to the needs of children over different. Libraries offer many…