|The Changing Times: Inspiring Libraries Summit: placing your public, school or post-secondary library at the forefront of a more knowledge-hungry culture and economy.Co-hosted by the British Columbia Library Association, the iSchool at UBC, and Libraries & Literacy, BC Ministry of Education.On December 6th and 7th 2012 international, provincial and local leaders in library innovation and community engagement met to explore why and how we make a library more exciting, more relevant and more effective for the people that use it.
We want to spread the word about the exciting work being done in BC libraries, so we’re posting all the great things we saw and heard at the Summit. If you see something of value, send it on!
Reports and Speeches
We were lucky enough to have Jeff Hopkins, Superintendent for the Gulf Island School District, leading our facilitated workshops. Funny and effective, Jeff did a great job helping us to reach for that next innovative idea for our organizations. Thanks Jeff!
All Videos (playlist)
Ken Roberts – The Future of Libraries (playlist)
David Lankes – Expect More (playlist)
Andrew Petter (playlist)
Pecha Kucha (fast talks!)
What We Heard (the Wordle)
What we heard on Twitter! Quotes you loved!
Asking what is the future of libraries is the wrong question. The question is what SHOULD be the future. #bclibinspire @rdlanes
David Lankes – we should expect more out of our libraries; a good library shapes itself around a community
A library is a platform of innovation that is owned by the community
Love the idea of maker spaces (including 3D printers) shared by Roberts – would be so exciting in our schools
What SHOULD BE the future of libraries? is the q. not What IS the future of libraries
David Lankes “libraries are facilitators of people’s dreams – we do not impose those dreams”
Libraries unleash ideas. They are platform for radical positive change
Libraries: “places of hum and hub, not hush”
Our community is our collection!
Roberts – Noisy vs. Quiet Uses – We need to create spaces that work, not rules which don’t work
When you build quality spaces the number of people that use the space will increase dramatically - Roberts
After the session:
Chris Kennedy, Superintendent of Schools / CEO with the West Vancouver School District, included us as one of his top 3 professional development events of 2012 in his year end top 3 blog!