[Library Media] ILEAD U Projects from 2010 and 2011
mmclain at utah.gov
Wed Nov 14 16:02:03 MST 2012
> Dear Utah Librarians,
> Have you heard about ILEAD USA? If so, you may also be wondering what
> projects other librarians have completed. Below is a compiled list from the
> original Illinois cohorts of 2010 and 2011.
> Don't forget to visit Utah's ILEAD USA page at http://bit.ly/ileadusautah.
> You can find out more information about ILEAD USA, add your name to the
> growing list of people looking for a team to submit an application for the
> If you have a colleague that may not have received this email, please feel
> free to forward this to them.
> In 2010, projects included (team name in italics at beginning of
> - *Entrepreneurs 2.0*: A team of public librarians developed business
> resources to strengthen the connection between businesses and libraries,
> and to assist individuals creating their own businesses.
> www.thebusinessresource.org (not recently updated)
> - *ESL DuPage*: Librarians from two public libraries and one academic
> library created an interactive website for English Language Learners,
> primarily Spanish and Polish. The website is no longer active.
> - *I-ADAPT*: "A crossroads where folks can tell their story, share
> experiences, get training, find resources, find a job, help each other,
> start up or promote their business and promote their community." Their web
> portal for rural communities is at http://ruraladapt.wordpress.com.
> (not recently updated)
> - *Lincoln Lawgs*: a collaboration among several law school libraries
> in Chicago, where students attending law schools across Illinois could
> obtain advice about legal research or talk with other law school students.
> They developed a website (www.lincolnlawgs.com) (not recently updated).
> - *Little Egypt Consortium*: Public librarians created resources for
> young adults seeking career and educational opportunities. They created a
> humorous video showing teens how not to act in an interview, at
> http://youtu.be/2Da1G9DMptA. Other videos at
> - *Pandora*: Created a portal of library resources, including
> information from the Illinois State Library, the University of
> Illinois-Springfield Brookens Library, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential
> Library, for Illinois State Agencies. (Defunct)
> - *Southside 2.0*: A web portal for teens who are experiencing life
> transitions, and resources to aid those transitions. (Defunct)
> - *Springfield Big Read*: In connection with the Springfield, Illinois
> "Big Read"--The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers--the team of
> librarians put together an "Under the Influence: Music that Inspires
> contest. The team invited multimedia submissions from college age students
> about how music has inspired and shaped their lives. (Website defunct)
> Projects from 2011
> - *The Engaging Ones*: A team of public and academic librarians who
> created an app to combine library calendars of events, Google Maps, and GPS
> data for teen patrons to find events at libraries near where they are
> located. www.engagingones.org.
> - *History in the Making*: Facilitate collaboration between public
> libraries and community organizations to digitize projects significant to
> the community.
> - *MyLib*: Focused on project management and contract development with
> intention to build an app to connect patrons with their library's calendar
> of events. Used project money to have contractor build app for them.
> - *Project READ*: School and public librarians created partnerships
> between their libraries to support print literacy (Illinois School Library
> Media Association Award Books [ABE Award]) and digital literacy within
> their community. They hoped to work with groups already in place and
> combine with library programming using social media, geocaching, and manga
> & anime creation. Grouply was used as an environment for the high school
> and junior high students to blog and discuss the ABE Award. They were able
> to include nearly 150 students in this program during the summer. In
> August, they held an ice cream party for the participants followed by a
> Skype session with ABE Award Winner, author Todd Strasser. They also held a
> "Snacks and Skype" for older elementary students, Skyping with authors
> Charise Harper and Roseanne Perry. "Skips and Stories" was for K-3
> students. Theater students acted out a scene from a book, then the children
> used the "Storymaker" online program with teen volunteers to help mentor
> the children. They worked with an outdoor adventure club and a science club
> at the high school to create a geocaching adventure. They worked with
> another group of high school students to create content via graphics
> tablets and the programs Manga Debut Studio 4 and Anime Studio 8. They also
> had a student create a video tutorial for both programs. This was started
> through school groups and continued through the public library. View the
> YouTube of the project presentation at
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HH7SbyXy2c&lr=1 (recommended!)
> - *Six Miles of Local History*: Create a website with digitized
> historical photographs, interviews, and narratives from the area of
> southwest Illinois known as Six Mile.
> - *Team Explorers*: A team of librarians from the Illinois State
> Library created a database of usable historic Illinois Maps for the purpose
> of exploration, entertainment, and study. Included in the project is the
> ability to link together articles of interest and their approximate if not
> exact relation to the posted maps. Maps included are high quality scans
> from the historic Platt books located in the Illinois State Library's map
> room. http://ileadu.bloomingtonlibrary.org.
> - *Transform U*: Created a web portal, http://www.transformuportal.org/,
> to provide business and educational resources for people interested in
> starting their own business or returning to school. Placed resource kits in
> four public libraries in Southwest Illinois. Their work was recognized
> through the Illinois Library Association where they won an ILA Excellence
> in Marketing-Best Branding Initiative (budget less than $1 million).
> - *UrInfo*: Created an online library resource familiarization game
> for students, based on a pirate treasure hunt. Using research methodology:
> describe problem, investigate tools, locate information, engage in tool,
> evaluate information, organize, find missing pieces, re-evaluate.
> Please let me know if you have any questions.
> Have a great week!
Youth Services Coordinator & Library Consultant
Utah State Library
mmclain at utah.gov
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