Posted by Linda W. Braun
In my post on the Institute I said I would upload the PowerPoint files from the presenters. I have some of them, and will post the rest when they arrive in my email box.
Frances Jacobson Harris – ethics
Robin Brenner – graphic novels
Beth Gallaway – gaming
At the end of their presentation, Robin Brenner and Beth Gallaway asked participants to come up with a new program based on what they heard during the day. The program ideas included:
- Skokie pod people (a library podcast)
- Forget the books srp (counting audio, podcasting, blogging, etc for
- br;semtp[aom[paomb (just talked – didn’t formulate an idea)
- 24 hours of gaming (marathon gaming session)
- big screen game night
- circulating games (collection development)
- game tournament
share a media wiki (teens use wiki to make recommendations for
purchase or to recommend podcasts, blogs, etc.
xbox and beyond – (teens sign a contract to waive liability and bring
in games, consoles)
imix soundtrack to a book (using iTunes, create a playlist to set tone
of a book)
To read more about the day and to get to the link to my presentation you can read the first post.
The links for “ethics” and “graphic novels” and “gaming” don’t go anywhere.
This workshop was AWESOME! I was energized to see that my ideas were being used in many public libraries and schools.
I’m “on the edge” of doing a lot of this now at our school (we are a private school with a very different environment than a public library–and one that is much harder to convince others who feel that we should be focusing only on college-prep, that what I’m doing IS what the students want–and will need to know about when they enter college). I’m using online surveys, blogs, and audio (iPod) books to get my students involved in reading (again) and in making choices for library programming.
It’s nice to know that my “gut feeling” about what I’ve started is what others are doing to help YA’s feel more accepted in their libraries—even their school libraries! (Now,….to get all of that other “radical” stuff in the library (graphic novels, games, etc.–in a private school???)…I have such a long way to go, but I’m encouraged that my students will love this opportunity to use these things and will support my efforts.
I tried the links to the PowerPoints and they work for me. When you click on each you should either see a window that asks what you want to do with the file – save it or open it – automitically open Powerpoint and see the file, or automatically save the file to the location that your computer is set for that purpose.
Linda W. Braun