Amidst all the dynamic discussion and work, it’s a pleasant surprise to wish San Francisco City Librarian Luis Herrera a Happy Birthday during our evening meal in the Schloss.
Happy Birthday, Luis!
Special Thanks to the Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS for the invitation to participate in this event.
Note from Michael : I am honored to have written over two years of The Transparent Library with Michael Casey. I am pleased he took me up on an offer to do a guest post about participatory service for the Salzburg Global Seminar week. I asked him to explore where we’ve come from 2005 and [...]
As part of the process here at the seminar, participants self-selected into five working groups based on the identified key areas of the topic. Each group is responsible for producing a set of recommendations for each area articulating a plan for the future of museums and libraries.
1. CULTURE AND COMMUNITIES
FACILITATOR: Jack Lohman, Director, [...]
Learning Transformed: Technology, advances in neuroscience, and research are changing our understanding of effective learning environments and experiences. The boundaries between in-school and out-of-school learning are blurring, and the importance of early and lifelong learning has been recognized. What knowledge and skills do our publics need and want, and how are museums and libraries [...]
Culture and Communities: How can libraries and museums use their many resources and strengths, including their collections, spaces, and people, to reflect cultural and demographic shifts and bridge cultural differences? How do they select the stories they tell and the services and experiences they offer?
Gabriela Aidar, Coordinator of the Social Inclusion Program, Sa?o [...]
It’s good to revisit this definition in light of this week’s work:
“A participatory culture is a culture with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement, strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations, and some type of informal mentorship whereby what is known by the most experienced is passed along to novices.A [...]
Our evening session featured discussion and debate on what defines participatory culture. Here are the questions explored from the seminar documents:
The Nature of Participatory Culture: What are the societal changes that are shaping the future of museums and libraries? How do these changes affect and transform their roles in their communities? What are [...]
Teen Librarianship has a unique place within libraries. It’s not quite a new idea for libraries to provide dedicated services to teens, yet it doesn’t still have the same kind of rich history we have with other populations. This gives teen librarianship a unique place within libraries today; it allows the librarians that serve [...]
There are a few ways to add your voice:
Follow posts at these blogs:
IMLS Up Next Blog: http://blog.imls.gov/
IMAMuseum Blog: http://www.imamuseum.org/blog/
This TTW category gathers posts from the Salzburg Global Seminar program Libraries and Museums in an Era of Participatory Culture, exploring the challenges, solutions and potential for participatory services within libraries and museums.
Joining me as a blogger for the Salzburg Global Seminar focused on participatory culture and libraries and museums is Robert Stein from the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Here is a post he did last week in preparation for the seminar:
Robert tweets @rjstein
Join the conversation: http://tametheweb.com/2011/10/19/join-the-conversation-libraries-museums-in-an-era/
Special Thanks to the Salzburg Global Seminar and IMLS for the invitation [...]