Debbie Abilock will be presenting at CIL on March 23, 2006 — come and introduce yourself!
School Libraries on the Move! Ubiquitous Computing, Virtual Librarianship, and More
10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. March 23, 2006
Debbie Abilock, Editor of AASL’s Knowledge Quest and Co-Creator of NoodleTools, Palo Alto, CA
Carolyn Karis, Teacher-Librarian, Urban School, San Francisco, CA
A wireless laptop is not the same as a pencil and paper. A 21st-century school library is not the same as a 1990s school library. Nor should it be. This session explores the impact of ubiquitous computing (iPods, wireless laptops, Wi-Fi, Google, handhelds, etc.) on the school library and librarian. Some of the underlying questions of the session include: What is a school library? What is the relationship between the physical facility and the virtual library services? What does the wireless laptop school look like? How does the school library function in this environment? What cutting-edge technology applications are emerging and how will the school library be impacted?