If we teach today's students as we taught yesterday's, we rob them of tomorrow.
-John Dewey
The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.
- Alvin Toffler

In times of rapid change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.- Eric Hoffer

Libraries don’t exist in vacuums. It’s about others! - Joyce Valenza

From Michael Stephens: Librarian, Blogger: "Web 2.0: Where Will it Take Libraries?"

Into a new world of librarianship

Librarian 2.0, then, is the “strategy guide” for helping users find information, gather knowledge and create content...This librarian recognizes how services might be enhanced by the Read/Write web and how new services might be born in a climate of collaboration...This librarian understands that the future of libraries will be guided by how users access, consume and create content.

Library Mission Statement: Stargate Library will be a centralized, friendly, comfortable environment and quality resource for Stargate the entire Stargate community, that will assist all patrons in locating and obtaining resources quickly and efficiently through digital, local and state sources.

Role of Information Resource Coordinator:
  • Run the Library - check in/out books; manage volunteers; manage Library database & website
  • Locate resources - most expedient and efficient way (S/G Library, D12 libraries, State libraries, on-line)
  • Promote wide variety of research tools and resources
  • Maintain centralized thematic calendar, pulling information from teams and website
  • G/T resource to parents and staff
  • Host Book Fairs to raise funds for Library needs

Summer 2008 Projects:
Library Space
Technology Staff Development Presentation
Library Open House
Library Goals 2008-09
Web2.0 and Building Community
Internet Research Course
Critical Thinking Skills Staff Development
Stargate Second Annual Founders Conference

Autonomous Learners' Conference
Technology in Education Conference

23 Things Course