Buffy Hamilton, The Unquiet Librarian - Participatory Librarianship
How do libraries cultivate participatory literacy to disrupt what Paulo Freire calls the "banking" system of education?
About This Speaker
Buffy Hamilton is a high school librarian and teacher at The Unquiet Library (theunquietlibrary.wordpress.com) in Canton, Georgia, who is passionate about creating meaningful learning experiences for students and teachers, especially through technology integration.
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(00:01) Introductions of Hangout Participants
(04:04) Mr. Preston's class and Howard discuss how multi-tasking affects learning
(06:16) Buffy introduces herself
(08:09) Highlights from "Libraries as Communally Constructed Sites of Participatory Culture" - slideshare.net/theunquietlibrary/participatory-learning-and-libraries-connected-learning-webinar-march-2012
(10:37) Buffy closes out her thoughts on libraries as sites of participatory culture and poses a question to the Hangout
(15:58) Addressing the observation that the evolution of library spaces is exciting, yet potentially frustrating
(16:26) The importance of student input in helping libraries evolve
(17:17) Question from Dr. Preston's class: "What [does] the future of libraries look like, considering the rapid growth of reading technologies such as the Kindle and the iPad?"
(19:55) Question from Dr. Preston's class: "A recently retired teacher here wanted to change education by starting his own charter school in our town, but other teachers didn't really want to help him out with this and kind of shunned him...What do you think caused that, and why do [teachers] do the bare minimum?"
(22:48) How to help get other school staff and administration involved
(26:11) Reflection from Dr. Preston's class
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