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Creating a Culture of Contribution: A Fresh Look at Participatory Learning in Libraries

Date: Friday, March 1, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077, Radmacher Room

Join the Recharge Committee for a workshop on participatory culture in libraries. Participatory experiences put the user in charge of their learning and provide the opportunity for meaningful community connections. Learn strategies to facilitate and scale programs and spaces for your patrons no matter your library’s size by leveraging trends to inspire your community to take ownership of library experiences. Be ready to share ideas and get hands-on with participatory activities.

At the end of this session, participants will:

  1. Deconstruct traditional methods of programming relevant to their community.
  2. Identify actions steps to start incorporating participatory elements.
  3. Evaluate participatory experiences and their impact on the community.

Presenters:

Alicia Hammond, Forest Park Public Library

Amy Holcomb, Skokie Public Library

Vicki Rakowski, Barrington Area Library

Cost: Free

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This event is designed and intended for library staff members.

Resources

Culture of Contribution Slides

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Equity in Making: A Framework for Embodied Learning and Educational Justice

Date: Thursday, March 15th

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Location: Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL 60077

The maker movement has transformed learning in libraries, introducing maker education opportunities for underserved youth populations. But what are the best practices in facilitating making with youth and young adults?

Dr. Shirin Vossoughi is an assistant professor of Learning Sciences at Northwestern University where she researches making and tinkering in afterschool settings. Join her and her colleague Dr. Natalie Davis to learn how to approach making with youth audiences using a framework that is rooted in valuing joint activity and engaging children and youth as agentive thinkers.

This presentation will look at how formal and informal educators facilitate making, what is considered making across many cultures, and how facilitation practices effect learner interactions. Participants will leave with best practices for improving their maker experiences at their libraries.

Presenters:

Dr. Shirin Vossoughi, Associate Professor of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University

Dr. Natalie R. Davis, Post Doctoral Fellow in Learning Sciences within the School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University

Partnership: This program is in partnership with Tinker.

Cost: FREE – Sponsored by Today’s Business Solutions and H.W. Wilson.

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Building Online Community with LocalWiki

building online community with localwikiDate: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Morton Grove Public Library — 6140 Lincoln Ave., Morton Grove, IL 60053

Libraries are working harder than ever to discover new and exciting ways to work with the community. Virtual community engagement is one of those ways. Librarians nationwide have begun participating in the LocalWiki project, a grassroots effort to collect, share and open the world’s local knowledge. By adopting LocalWiki and facilitating the project, librarians are presenting community members with a tool for crowdsourcing hyper-local information. Join us for a presentation and panel discussion on how two libraries began the project in their respective communities.

Speakers:

Bill Pardue, Digital Services Librarian at Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Nitoshia L. Ford, Community Informatics Librarian at Skokie Public Library


Cost
: FREE — Sponsored by TBS, H.W. Wilson, and Recorded Books