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With everything becoming available online we won't need librarians?

With everything becoming available online we won't need librarians? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

There have been many articles and blog posts lately debating the future of libraries. It is hard to imagine a school without one of these learning centers (where else would faculty meetings, testing, and baby showers take place?), but this post focuses on busting the myth that librarians will become obsolete.


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21CIF: Locate, Evaluate and Ethically use Digital information: Co Curators: Dennis O'Connor & Carl Heine
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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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This is an interactive infographic. Click on a topic and you're taken to resources on the 21st Century Information Fluency website.  


Check it out?

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Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, January 29, 10:42 AM

#información_proceso

Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, January 29, 9:37 PM

This is a great resource.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, January 30, 11:41 AM

Flujos de Información: Infografía Interactiva 

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Lars-Göran Hedström
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Click through and see if you find a few surprises.  I did! 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 27, 11:46 PM

Lots of learning in this online presentation filled with Google search tips and tricks.

Linda Greenleaf's curator insight, February 28, 9:22 PM

Are you good on google?  Take it to another level.

Xavier Lambert's curator insight, March 1, 8:59 PM

C'est touffu, parfois même difficile d'accès, mais on apprend effectivement des tonnes de trucs :-)

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A Dream Wall For Book Collectors

A Dream Wall For Book Collectors | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Földes & Co. Architects designed a huge bookshelf that runs the length of the wall, for the owner’s extensive book collection, in this home in Pilisborosjeno, Hungary.
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Free PD for Teacher Librarians (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Free PD for Teacher Librarians (an infographic) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
There’s a whole lot of learning going on out there, but I’ve learned that it’s not all that easy to find.

For the last few years I’ve tried to keep up with it myself and help my students and colleagues keep up as well. I decided it was time to pull it all together. Here’s a first go at an infographic collecting some of the major professional learning opportunities out there for school librarians.

Please let me know what I missed and please feel free to embed and share with friends.

Via John Evans, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D., Elizabeth E Charles
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When Joyce Valenza points something out... I pay attention. 8-)

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, February 4, 2:13 PM

Really useful!

Anita Vance's curator insight, February 5, 12:40 PM

Always worthwhile to keep up with Joyce Valenza! Here are her suggestions for keeping up....thanks to John Evans!

David Baker's curator insight, February 8, 11:40 AM

Librarians are vital as we move 1:1. The resources are changing but the need for text and learning are never greater. 

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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Amazing! 74 Infographics for Teacher-Librarians | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2:08 PM

What happens when you mix teacher-librarians with infographics?


Wonderful Things!

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, February 5, 6:36 AM

Muito útil.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 7, 1:37 AM

Some good Infographics here- not limited to librarian use.

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How Google's Spiders Crawl and Index Web Pages - Infographic

How Google's Spiders Crawl and Index Web Pages - Infographic | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
understand more about how Google goes about crawling and indexing pages Quicksprout have put together a handy infographic to explain the whole process.
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Spyders always crawling, crawling, Google everywhere? Not quite! 

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Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum

Content Curation: The Art of a Curated Post [Infographic] | Content Marketing Forum | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
What should a curated piece of content look like? Paint the perfect post with these five elements.
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Insightful. 

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 15, 8:59 AM

Curation is something I have been slowly learning to do better and I really enjoyed the tips given in this infographic. Anyone using these tips already?

Gina Tucker's curator insight, January 15, 8:33 PM

How to maximize the imapct of your curated post! 

Liliana Suleiman's curator insight, January 19, 4:26 AM

#ContentCuration made simple.

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ALA JobLIST - Jobs in Library & Information Science & Technology

ALA JobLIST - Jobs in Library & Information Science & Technology | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
#libraryjob Database Administrator (American Library Association, Illinois): Database Administrator (American ... http://t.co/i4jtw0i7KO
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Academic citation practices need to be modernized so that all references are digital and lead to full texts.

Academic citation practices need to be modernized so that all references are digital and lead to full texts. | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Finally, let me plead directly with any readers who exercise power in the scholarly publication process — because you edit a journal or a book series, you work for a publisher or undertake editing for authors, or you are a powerful person in your professional academic association. Look hard at the rules, conventions and styles that you are currently applying. Can you honestly say that your legacy requirements meet contemporary needs and have adapted to the digital dissemination of scholarship? Are your citation rules designed in a ‘born digital’ way? Do they foster open access and the replicability of research by getting the full texts of source materials in front of readers in the most direct and simple way possible? If not, why not think about changing?
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Common sense ideas for the 21st century.  I particularly appreciate the thinking about OER as the preferred primary resource. 

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Keith Curry Lance: Limitless Libraries Full-Report

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Keith Curry Lance - his research is always profound.

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MOOCs for Library and Information Science (LIS) Professional Development


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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers ~ Global Digital Citizen Foundation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … it’s important they know how to properly Google. Lucky for teachers (and students, of course), Google has a handy set of lesson plans that are just waiting to be unleashed upon the leaders of tomorrow.

 

"While I understand there’s a LOT more to research than just Googling, it’s important to note that this is where nearly all students start their research. Therefore, it’s a critical skill if they’re going to start down the right paths.

 

"Below are 15 lesson plans courtesy of Google designed to make students better online researchers. They’re organized by difficulty and meant to help students (and everyone) become better online searchers."


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 18, 2014 10:30 PM

Excellent lessons. Must be used.

Deborah Fillman's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:47 PM

This is a pet peeve of mine--schools are still not teaching kids how to do this properly, with disastrous results. Whether you homeschool or send a child to school, these lessons will help them use the Internet more effectively (and responsibly) for research projects. 

Tanyam's curator insight, February 23, 5:10 PM

I have not read all of this, but I have seen some ideas in here we could use in both our face to face and online teaching. Interesting to read the criteria Google use to evaluate resources

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Issues in Open Access to Research (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Issues in Open Access to Research (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

The success of open government data is indisputable. By empowering data scientists as well as the general public to interrogate publicly shared government data sets, we have been able to discover new trends and correlations as well as spot malfeasance. Open data affects publicly funded academic research at a governmental and funder level as well, including the types of research supported and what happens with the data collected. Nonetheless, it took a recent statement from the Public Library of Science (PLOS) to ignite the conversation about open data between individual academic researchers.


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Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered in man's attic - Telegraph

Lost Sherlock Holmes story discovered in man's attic - Telegraph | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
An historian has unearthed the first unseen Sherlock Holmes story in more than 80 years that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote to help save a town bridge.


Walter Elliot, 80, found the 1,300-word tale starring the famous detective in a collection of short stories written for a local bazaar.
The wooden bridge in the Scottish town of Selkirk was destroyed by the great flood of 1902 and locals organised a three-day event to raise funds for a new one in 1904.

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This is no hoax. This find says something reassuring about printing on paper.  


Surprisingly, modern telecommunications are part of the picture as Conan Doyle's portrayal of 'editorial demands' set's the scene.  


I suspect most modern writers and nearly all bloggers are part- time workers at  "Institute of  Fiction" and reminded that card carrying members of  the 'Faculty of Imagination". 


The article includes a link to the full manuscript.  I've read and re-read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories many times. What a treat! 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 21, 1:32 PM

This is no hoax. This find says something reassuring about printing on paper.  


Surprisingly, modern telecommunications are part of the picture as Conan Doyle's portrayal of 'editorial demands' set's the scene.  


I suspect most modern writers and nearly all bloggers are part- time workers at  "Institute of  Fiction" and reminded that card carrying members of  the 'Faculty of Imagination". 


The article includes a link to the full manuscript.  I've read and re-read all of the Sherlock Holmes stories many times. What a treat! 

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Are Librarians important to EdTech Initiatives?

Are Librarians important to EdTech Initiatives? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Your responses to this questionnaire will help me write an article for Tech & Learning Magazine to illustrate this importance. All questions are optional, but I would love to be able to quote you!
If you have any questions, please email me ShannonMersand@gmail.com
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Here's a chance to have your voice heard!


Shannon Mersand  noted Library Media Specialist and Online Instructor at UW-Stout asks for your help. Shannon is writing an article for Tech&Learning Magazine and asks for your responses.

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Get Google Earth Pro for free - CNET

Get Google Earth Pro for free - CNET | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Most amazing of all, Google made this tool available for free. This despite an educational -- and, let's be honest, entertainment -- value that's virtually impossible to measure.

What you maybe didn't know is that Google has long offered a Pro version of Earth as well, one that cost a hefty $399 per year. Now, however, you can get Google Earth Pro absolutely free.

First things first: The words "free trial" still appear in that URL, but as you'll see when you click through to the sign-up page, "Sign up is no longer required for Google Earth Pro." All you have to do is download the installer, run it, then sign in using your e-mail address (as your username) and license code GEPFREE.
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Do you remember when Google Earth first came online?  I do!  What a thrill to see the world flowing across your screen.  My teenage kids would take over the machine to search the world (usually starting with the location of our house).  


It was a thrill then, it's a thrill now.  Free Google Earth Pro. (Free is of course a relative term that we could philosophize over-- with Google you pay in data, not coin.  At least for now! 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 4, 2:01 PM

Do you remember when Google Earth first came online?  I do!  What a thrill to see the world flowing across your screen.  My teenage kids would take over the machine to search the world (usually starting with the location of our house).  


It was a thrill then, it's a thrill now.  Free Google Earth Pro. (Free is of course a relative term that we could philosophize over-- with Google you pay in data, not coin.  At least for now! 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 5, 1:55 PM

Yes! Just cause it's free and so cool.

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.
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What if you could use textbooks without any cost to you or your students (other than your precious time?


If you've got the time, you can probably find an OER resource that fits. 

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 18, 11:15 AM

Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration

The importance of school libraries - recent articles, news and sources of inspiration | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
YA author Nicola Morgan has just published an impassioned case for libraries, especially school libraries. She explains why libraries are vital even in these days when ‘it’s all online’.

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, January 27, 7:30 PM

Russell Brand and I agree on at least one thing: Schools without libraries are a disgrace.

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Fair Use & Figures: When Is It OK? (Part One: Copyright)

Fair Use & Figures: When Is It OK? (Part One: Copyright) | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Last week I spent some time in conversations that began with Andrew Maynard's posting a question to Twitter: "When is it OK to post a figure from a paper in a blog post?" There were a lot of intere...

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G Andrew Page's curator insight, January 15, 2:24 PM

Copyright, copyfree, creative commons...why cant we all get along??

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Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism

Study of massive preprint archive hints at the geography of plagiarism | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

"New analyses of the hundreds of thousands of technical manuscripts submitted to arXiv, the repository of digital preprint articles, are offering some intriguing insights into the consequences—and geography—of scientific plagiarism. It appears that copying text from other papers is more common in some nations than others, but the outcome is generally the same for authors who copy extensively: Their papers don’t get cited much. 


The map above, prepared by ScienceInsider, takes a conservative approach. It shows only the incidence of flagged authors for the 57 nations with at least 100 submitted papers, to minimize distortion from small sample sizes. (In Ethiopia, for example, there are only three submitting authors and two of them have been flagged.)"

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Optometry & Health Sciences Librarian - HigherEdJobs

Optometry & Health Sciences Librarian - HigherEdJobs | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Job #JPF00635 
LIB UC Library - LIBRARY 
Recruitment Period

Open Jan 8, 2015 through Dec 31, 2015

Description
Hiring range: Associate Librarian - Librarian, $60,684-

$83,674 per annum, based upon qualifications.

This is a full time appointment. The expected start date is June 1, 2015.

The University of California, Berkeley seeks a collaborative and service-oriented librarian to provide research, teaching and learning support to the UC Berkeley community in optometry, ophthalmology, vision science, nutrition, health sciences, and medical sciences and to develop, promote, and enhance access to library collections.

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I worked my way through school working in the UC Berkeley Library system. It gave me a life long affinity for Libraries, information science, and the beauty of the stacks.  The great privilege of (other than the chance to do my homework after I'd shelved all the returns) was a 'stack pass' that let me roam through spaces denied to most students. Those manuscript rooms were amazing. The hidden places remains a fine memory today.  


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EasyBib Compares Two Years of Information Literacy Data

EasyBib Compares Two Years of Information Literacy Data | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Students’ confidence radically mismatches librarians’ assessment of their skills, two reports from EasyBib conclude, particularly in website evaluation, paraphrasing, and direct quotation. Also, students are using the open web less often they were two years ago, and dramatically more librarians are stressing the role of faculty in promoting information literacy. The first report, Trends in Information Literacy: A Comparative View, was published in May 2014; the second, Perspectives on Student Research Skills in K-12 and Academic Communities, came out the following October; taken together, the two reveal some thought-provoking data on information literacy across the country.
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As a classroom teacher I found teaching students how to paraphrase to be a very steep hill to climb.  Many never budged from the first steps on the learning curve. This graph helps us visualize the mis-match between student self assessment and the assessment of experts.  


To speak to this issue Dr. Carl Heine developed a challenging and highly effective online game that challenges misconceptions about paraphrase and plagiarism. To sample this no so simple tool The the Plagiarism Dropbox from 21CIF.com.

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What can you do with Shakespeare in a database?

What can you do with Shakespeare in a database? | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Pick a play. Click a line. Instantly  see articles on JSTOR that reference
the line.


JSTOR is part of ITHAKA, a not-for-profit organization helping the academic community use digital technologies to preserve the scholarly record and to advance research and teaching in sustainable ways. 

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What librarian wouldn't love this? 21st Century Meets the 1600's. Indexed Genius. The intersection of Shakespeare, scholarship, and databases.  Ah....

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 14, 2014 1:19 PM

Here's a fine tool for school, or for anyone with a love for language and a fascination for electronic intersection. 

Peter Balanck's curator insight, December 21, 2014 9:04 AM

Tudor technology.....

GwynethJones's curator insight, December 21, 2014 1:10 PM

The better question is, what can't you do!? LOL

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Open Access the key to ivory towers

Open Access the key to ivory towers | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
One Australian university is pushing the boundaries of unrestricted access to its scholarly research.

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OAGU's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:39 PM

Changing publishing models and content types.

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The Rise of Digital Poster Sessions: creating new learning interactions in the library

The Rise of Digital Poster Sessions: creating new learning interactions in the library | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
What I like about the digital poster session format is that not only do students conduct research and articulate a problem or solution, but they openly present on it as well. This has led to new instructional opportunities related visual literacy and related content. Students have to give careful thought to how they express their ideas.
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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, December 15, 2014 9:28 PM

It's time to raise the ceiling on school multipurpose rooms! Check out the interest and engagement among students, staff and community members this library ignited by making its multipurpose room "gallery space." (Of course, TVs that double as "digital posters" help generate a buzz, too.)

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The Digital Public Library of America: Collaboration, Content, and Technology at Scale (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

The Digital Public Library of America: Collaboration, Content, and Technology at Scale (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 14, 2014 7:42 PM

Great resource for your students & teachers!

Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, December 15, 2014 9:47 PM

Gone are the days when educators could carefully choose a wide selection of books for the school library, and then expect students' learning would be well-rounded as a result of those inputs. Today there fabulous digitized learning materials, and only some are books. Check out the types of resources being curated, organized and rendered retrievable by the Digital Public Library of America. Are K-12 school libraries on board?