Fortunately: This grant is called the Laura Bush 21 st Century Librarian
Books Are Not Going Away, But... E-Books Electronic Readers Online Databases Audio CDs and Downloads Commercially Produced Educational DVDs You Tube Web Presence Self-Produced Video Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, etc. Internet Based Teaching and Information Resources 21 st Century Librarians can now provide information & education in many new ways, including:
Another Essential Tool: The Digital Branch News and Events Portal to all library services TeenSpace Online Catalog Passport Service Children’s & Tweens Adult Workshops Databases History Room
Techie Resources: Audiovisual Materials Audio Books Music CDs DVD movies for Children, Teens & Adults Educational DVDs Teaching Kits with Books & CDs/DVDs Kindle Readers
Laptops & ELS Systems for Teaching Tiny Tots Connect Sed de Saber Words for Work Graphic Design Reading & Math Buddy Programs Anime Wii Based Workshops Computer Basics
Plans for the Future Downloadable Music and Audio Books Downloadable E- Books Additional Interactivity Channel 3 as a Library Resource In-House Produced Educational DVDs
How Can These New Knowledge Tools Work for Santa Ana? Problem:Strategy: Only 30% of Santa Ana residents have Internet in their homes Many residents speak limited English and have no experience with computers Santa Ana’s unemployment rate is over 15% Santa Ana’s school dropout rate is 8.5%, and 72% of SAUSD students have low Academic Performance Index scores Provide Internet access at the Library Provide computer assisted ESL help and classes conducted in Spanish; provide information through self-produced video Provide computer-based bilingual job skill and search classes Promote childhood literacy with Early Literacy Computer Systems; provide programs for teens that increase their tech literacy and self confidence
And to Support Technology & Teaching ICMA – Collaboration Between City Government & Libraries CDBG – Tutoring Program LSTA – Technology Force Multipliers Eureka Leadership – Cheryl, Patty and Manny IMLS – Laura Bush In a Troubled Economy, Librarians Who Want to Provide New Tools for Their Communities Write Grant Applications:
And Don’t Forget the Books; Every SAPL Librarian Has One or More Collections Collection Development – Choosing Books Collection Maintenance – Evaluating Your Collection Weeding the Losers Replacing the Lost and Well-Worn Managing Your Funds
Committed to Education & the Spread of Knowledge by All Available Means Tech Savvy Community Driven Flexible, Strategic Thinker Add Your Own Descriptions! So…What is a 21 st Century Librarian?
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