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Cathy Oxley

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

    "People no longer have to come to a library to get information 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.
    Is this what libraries will look like in ten years' time?
    three stages of consumption and creation, informally dubbed "hanging out," "messing around" and "geeking out."
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