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Cathy Oxley

What Does the Next-Generation School Library Look Like? | MindShift | KQED News - Linki... - 36 views

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    "People no longer have to come to a library to get information ...so the library has to get people coming in for different reasons. Students need somewhere to socialize, create things and collaborate."
Storm Snaith

Chicago Digital Library - 22 views

  • In the first stage, teens are mostly text-messaging or instant-messaging friends and haunting sites such as Facebook — what the researchers call a "lightweight means" of maintaining friendships. "Messing around" begins when teens take an interest in media itself: composing music, editing photos or shooting video, driven more by interests than a desire to be with friends. "Geeking out" involves using new media in an "intense, autonomous and interest-driven way" that often leaves friends in the dust as teens seek out experts for help.
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    Is this what libraries will look like in ten years' time?
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    three stages of consumption and creation, informally dubbed "hanging out," "messing around" and "geeking out."
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