Results of my Ignite Talk survey

Upon looking at the results of my poll, I was excited to see the feedback that I received.  There are many good ideas and interesting points that some bloggers made=)  I got mix results on answers to the questions and there are some points and views that were made that have stuck to me.  Here’s a few: “You have to know your community and find a way to attract whether it is through dance, learning a language or something of that sort.  Libraries have to get out and get involved, market what they are offering and offer things to attract the people around them”.   I totally agree with this.  I personally don’t remember the last time that I saw a flyer or something posted anywhere about libraries in my neighborhood.  Sadly the youth of today mostly ignores places like a library, it is not the “cool place” to hang out at.  But if there are much more activities and programs available at all local libraries, then parents could take their children even before they begin reading themselves so that way they can hopefully continue to do so as they grow up.  Another good comment that someone made was that “the library needs to find ways to enter the community more than look for the community to come to them”.  Another blogger made an interesting and true point “that not all locations offer such programs”.  Also, he/she travels about a mile and a half to visit the Brooklyn central library.  I love the fact that someone can still travel that far to visit a library.  Awesome! But at the same time, there should be a library that offers many things that the Brooklyn central library offers closer to that persons home.

I do feel that there are libraries that offer many activities and that perhaps they are not putting it out there, however, we need to try to get involved and get out there especially for those of us that have children and for all of us that will be future educators.  Perhaps a good idea (that just came to me) is for educators and schools in general to have more trips to libraries.  Also to find out more information on activities available in libraries in order to inform students and parents about it=)

The results of my survey in the blog were interesting and most of all it’s great to see once again what others have to say.  It turns on a light bulb and makes me want to blog more!

Listen, think and reflect: On the Ignite Talk

So, I watched my video #15 from the Ignite Talks from the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference.  The video that I watched was on a talk from Heather Braum.  I did a little research on her to find out who she is, her interests and what she does for a living and came across her web page.  She is a technology librarian at the Northeast Kansas Library System and states that she received her MLS at Emporia State University and says that she is a third generation librarian.  The video is below and I will now touch on a few points that I found interesting for different reasons.  I am going to provide the exact time points (hopefully) of the exacts moments that I would like you all to listen to.[youtube]http://youtu.be/Wbr9jh28npU[/youtube]

There are a few quotes that I found interesting; the first quote being “Libraries are much much more than books and are now the communities hubs”.  The second quote is “Through the library sutter for lifelong learning, library patrons experience computer, ebay, art, crafting, gardening and baking classes as well as, knitting, scrabble, cooking and book clubs”.   The last quote is “Throughout our lives we seek knowledge and information.  Throughout our lives we learn.  Throughout our lives we turn to our libraries to continue learning.  How is your local library doing this”?

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