With funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the ConnectedLib Toolkit helps librarians incorporate digital media into their work with youth to promote connections across learning contexts. We are currently working with the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) and the Association for Rural and Small Libraries (ARSL) to expand the toolkit to better meet the needs of library staff working in rural areas and small libraries.
Developed by Mimi Ito and members of the Connected Learning Research Network, the connected learning framework emphasizes creative and social learning experiences that are driven by learners’ personal interests.
For more details see the ConnectLib project website.
Lead YX Faculty:
- Subramaniam, M., Scaff, L., Kawas, S., Hoffman, K. M., & Davis, K. (2018). Using technology to support equity and inclusion in youth library programming: Current practices and future opportunities. Library Quarterly, 88(4), 1-17. Available at: https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/pdfplus/10.1086/699267
- Subramaniam, M. (2016). Designing the library of the future for and with teens: Librarians as the “connector” in connected learning. Journal of Research on Libraries and Young Adults, 7(2), Available: http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Subramaniam_Designing-the-Library_Final.pdf
- Hoffman, K. M., Subramaniam, M., Kawas, S., Scaff, L., & Davis, K. (2016). Connected libraries: Surveying the current landscape and charting a path to the future. College Park, MD; Seattle, WA: The ConnectedLib Project. Available at:http://go.umd.edu/5fh