Audio from GLLS2007: Library as Laboratory: Supporting Culture

By Jenny Levine | By Matt Gullett, Kelly Czarnecki, Craig Davis
Presented July 23, 2007

Matt Gullett talks about supporting gaming culture at the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County "We will be presenting programs, ideas and software that support our patrons' vital interest to connect, participate and create through digital art, music and video game development. Offering these programs and experiences helps learners to sustain their interests by becoming active agents in building essential 21st century skills and literacy. Many think that it is enough to sustain our institutions by maintaining a traditional stance in supporting learners through being a place of access to collections. The problem is that our priorities are not those of our patrons who have evolved toward wanting more interactive models of learning and using information. Such models that address how this new generational mindset connects and communicates through social networking and gaming are vital to our continuing success. Since many of our constituents need different types of support and opportunities to build literacy skills within a landscape of learning and creating using digital tools, we think that libraries should follow suit." More info.... Craig Davis talks about the Youth Digital Arts Cyberschool partnership with the Public Library of Charlotte Mecklenburg County

Listen to an MP3 audio file of this session (35MB, 38:27)

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