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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.  


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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.  

 

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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:05 AM

This is a great infographic for showing the thought process of finding information.

Terry Yelmene's curator insight, August 16, 2015 11:50 AM

A pretty well-reasoned, fundamental thought process for most knowledge work research.  This serves as an even better backward (there-to-here) model to guide the core research workflow process automation  a knowledge worker may want to devise, install.  Think work product-informed -> DevonThink structures -> DevonAgent w/'Active Filtered' automated searches.  The most important drivers here are - 'ethical' - (more than just multiple sources, a stage needs to be added at the work product stage to provide authenticity) and - 'bias' -  (a post automated search,  subsequent manual search for corroborating items selection to provide authority).

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Crafting Professional Development for Maker Educators

Crafting Professional Development for Maker Educators | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Future-ready librarians are transforming traditional school libraries into bustling makerspaces where creativity and learning go hand in hand. The maker environment has the potential to teach our students to work collaboratively in ways that our curriculum often does not. Many of our students leave school lacking the abilities to solve problems, work in groups, act as leaders, and deal with failure because these skills aren’t covered in the curriculum.
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Shannon Mersand's course hits the mark for makers in the making.

Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit

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Teacher's Guide: Using Evaluation Games

Teacher's Guide: Using Evaluation Games | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Bad Apple and Use It? or Lose It? are designed to answer the question, "How good is the information?" Assessing the credibility of information can be an arduous task, especially for students who seldom see information in school that cannot be trusted.

The evaluation activities in this issue of the Resource Kit take a differe
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Help your students learn to evaluate websites with these online games.

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Help your students learn to evaluate websites with these online games.

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How a science search engine is visualizing the discovery process - Storybench

How a science search engine is visualizing the discovery process - Storybench | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Scientists and journalists share similar skills and challenges in digital storytelling, especially when it comes to researching an unfamiliar field. Current tools for searching information from the academic world in particular can be difficult and time-consuming. PubMed and Google Scholar, for example, present searches linearly—a long list of things to sift through.


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9 lessons to boost media literacy

9 lessons to boost media literacy | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Those who control the messages know how to push our buttons — to get us to buy products and vote for candidates. By helping our students to critically assess media messages, we are teaching them to be savvy media consumers.

Via Jim Lerman, Nancy Jones, Lynnette Van Dyke
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ISTE Infographic -- good advice.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 29, 2016 1:13 AM
Some good ideas for information literacy lessons using media. 
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Media evaluation.
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Root | The robot that brings code to life | FixTheGap

Root | The robot that brings code to life | FixTheGap | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Root is on a mission to get more kids (and adults) coding. Root is a fun, easy-to-use robot which teaches coding to anyone ages 4 to 99. Root has over 50 sensors and actuators with which it can draw, erase, play music, explore its world, and even defy gravity by using magnetism to drive on wall mounted whiteboards — making coding activities applicable to a range of topics, social, and way more cool. Root grows coding experience with people in a familiar and consistent platform — offering years of learning opportunities rather than days. As coding skills improve, kids advance from programming with a blocks-based graphical interface (a child can use it even before they know how to read) to programming with fully text-based languages like Swift, JavaScript, and Python.
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Root Coding Robots would be a great addition to any maker space oriented library. I read Seymour Papert's Mindstorms when I was a young teacher.  I taught Turtle geometry and Logo programming to 10 year olds and built Lego robots with 8th graders back in the 80's. It changed my life. Learning to code with a robot has been a long time coming.  Root looks like the real deal to me

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 21, 2016 4:13 PM

I read Seymour Papert's Mindstorms when I was a young teacher.  I taught Turtle geometry and Logo programming to 10 year olds and built Lego robots with 8th graders back in the 80's. It changed my life. Learning to code with a robot has been a long time coming.  Root looks like the real deal to me

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How Data And Information Literacy Could End Fake News

How Data And Information Literacy Could End Fake News | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Kalev Leetaru writes: "Technology alone cannot solve the fake news problem – only through teaching society to be data and information literate can we improve citizens’ ability to interpret the world around them."


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Things that stood out for me:

 

  • While the idea of an extension or plug-in that would flag fake news is appealing, Leetaru notes that fake news is "not black and white, it is a hundred shades of gray." The emotional language and the political disposition of the reader both play a part in the interpretation of fake news. (Although I'm still not clear how one can "interpret" facts differently, I get that two people could have different conclusions based on those facts.)
  • Leetaru's idea of a 3D graph to analyze coverage of a topic is intriguing, and easily adaptable for a class project. Looking at an organization's coverage of a topic and determining, on average, how positive or negative it is, how often (and in what detail) the topic is covered, and finally how emotionally charged the coverage is could be a fascinating project in a middle or high school classroom.  I'd love to tie this to the project we did with 7th grade science classes on using social media to sway public opinion on environmental issues.(And this year, I'd love to explore developing bots for that!) This all would be a great tie-in for anyone using Paul Fleischman's Eyes Wide Open book and website. 
Nancy Jones's curator insight, December 15, 2016 11:11 AM
Fake news ... we here about it everyday. this whole idea needs to be added to the idea of the need for a variety of literacies, not just digital literacy. This provides a challenge to educators, but something we need to step up about.
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Graduate Online Course: The Maker Culture

Graduate Online Course: The Maker Culture | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
How can you support the learning by doing maker movement in your classroom or school library media center?
Learn evidence-based instructional strategies that support building models, prototypes, inventions and innovations and encourage creative problem solving and team collaboration across a wide range of subject matters and all grade levels. Applications of learning theory and assessment strategies will be employed to create K-12 interdisciplinary inquiry-based maker experiences.
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This course on Maker Culture is taught by school media specialist Shannon Mersand. Learn how to  Make something happen in your Library!

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 23, 2015 9:41 PM

Open for September Registration! 


Cook up something grand with ideas and inspirations from this new online course from UW-Stout taught by Library Media Specialist Shannon Mersand.  

Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, April 1, 2015 8:06 PM

Love the maker movement. Wish we could do more in elearning with it.

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Books and New Ideas For Motivating Reading - 100% Online Classes

Books and New Ideas For Motivating Reading - 100% Online Classes | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

RDGED 703 Children's Literature in the Reading Program (grades K-5)
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Spring: RDGED 703 930 January 9 - March 17, 2017

RDGED 704 Young Adult (YA) Literature in the Reading Program (grades 6-12)
Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Spring: RDGED 704 930 January 9 - March 17, 2017


Join one of these classes in January and share ideas for integrating books into every corner of your curriculum, develop activities to motivate reading and inspire learning and curiosity.

The online course provides time for participants to read the books on your "I want to read list" and focuses on current books that have been published during the past five years.

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Great online classes for librarians and reading teachers from UW-Stout. 3 semester hours - graduate credit

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Wolfram|Alpha Webinar: A Free Resource for Librarians

Wolfram|Alpha Webinar: A Free Resource for Librarians | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Wolfram|Alpha is a professional research and computation tool available for free on the web. This webinar will show you how to make the most out of this resource for your students, users and patrons. You'll learn how to access, cite and perform natural language computations with real-world data like weather, stock market and chemical data. We'll discuss ideas and resources to run workshops for all ages and backgrounds, including super simple 3D printing! You will also learn how Wolfram|Alpha can integrate with existing research and academic tools like Google Drive. The free, online webinar assumes no background with Wolfram|Alpha—we'll show you everything you need to know!
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December 1, 2016 4 - 5 pm EST

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Copyright and Fair Use Guide for the Harvard Community

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Those wrestling with copyright and fair use of web based materials should read the section titled: What happens to copyright in cyberspace?  ~ Excellent guidance!

 

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What Do Librarians REALLY Think About Wikipedia? #CritLib (with images, tweets) · pfanderson

A fascinating hour-long conversation about Wikipedia and social equity; its strengths & weaknesses, bias, challenges, inclusion/access for marginalized communities, gender imbalance in editing, best practices in education and research, roles...
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Thanks to Joyce Valenza (as always) for interesting resources.

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Academic Librarians On Taking Their Seats at the Table | ALA Annual 2016

Academic Librarians On Taking Their Seats at the Table | ALA Annual 2016 | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
At “Taking Our Seat at the Table: How Academic Librarians Can Help Shape the Future of Higher Education,” sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section (ACRL ULS), library administrators spoke up on how their institutions are looking ahead—both within and outside of the library.

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Information and knowledge --- leverage the power!

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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, July 25, 2016 12:39 PM
don't forget endusers (teachers and students) , so few are interested in library and information matters
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Executive Summary: Evaluating Information

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Recent study from Stanford confirms what we already know. 

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A recent study from Stanford...  

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Danah Boyd: Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points

Danah Boyd: Did Media Literacy Backfire? – Data & Society: Points | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Danah Boyd:

 

What Is Truth?


As a huge proponent for media literacy for over a decade, I’m struggling with the ways in which I missed the mark. The reality is that my assumptions and beliefs do not align with most Americans. Because of my privilege as a scholar, I get to see how expert knowledge and information is produced and have a deep respect for the strengths and limitations of scientific inquiry. Surrounded by journalists and people working to distribute information, I get to see how incentives shape information production and dissemination and the fault lines of that process. I believe that information intermediaries are important, that honed expertise matters, and that no one can ever be fully informed. As a result, I have long believed that we have to outsource certain matters and to trust others to do right by us as individuals and society as a whole. This is what it means to live in a democracy, but, more importantly, it’s what it means to live in a society.

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Researcher Danah Boyd asks tough questions about media literacy.  The most thought provoking questions are those with no clear answer.  This article will shake your point of view and get you thinking. 

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Workshop: Propaganda and Media Manipulation

Workshop: Propaganda and Media Manipulation | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
On May 19, 2017, Data & Society will host a workshop in NYC on the ways in which technology and algorithmic practices have altered dynamics of propaganda and media manipulation. The purpose of the D&S Workshop series is to enable deep dives with a broad community of interdisciplinary researchers into topics at the core of Data & Society’s concerns.
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Serious research:

 

Dates

Application Deadline: February 15, 2017
Selection Decisions: March 1, 2017
Full Paper Deadline: April 14, 2017
Workshop: May 19, 2017

 

 

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10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students

10 Great Academic Search Engines for Research Students | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
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Those who search for research will may have already found these search engines.  Don't rely on a single search engine. Triangulate your queries, look for multiple credible sources.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 26, 2016 1:49 AM
Something for me to share in the New Year. Great to add to research lesson for secondary school students. 
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6 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Kids

6 Great Search Engines Designed Specifically for Kids | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Help them find it for themselves.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, December 28, 2016 8:12 AM
Search engines for kids. Another great list to show that Google is not the only option.
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Matchmaker, matchmaker, find me a grant

Matchmaker, matchmaker, find me a grant | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
Recommendation engine Instrumentl aims to speed grant searching.
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This new search engine is signing up scientists for free accounts to help match them with grants.
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The research librarian of the future: data scientist and co-investigator

The research librarian of the future: data scientist and co-investigator | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
There remains something of a disconnect between how research librarians themselves see their role and its responsibilities and how these are viewed by their faculty colleagues. Jeannette Ekstrøm, Mikael Elbaek, Chris Erdmann and Ivo Grigorov imagine how the research librarian of the future might work, utilising new data science and digital skills to drive more collaborative and open scholarship. Arguably this future is already upon us but institutions must implement a structured approach to developing librarians’ skills and services to fully realise the benefits.

Imagine research librarians as equal partners in the research process, helping a researcher in any discipline to map existing knowledge gaps, identify emerging disciplinary crossovers before they even happen, and assist in the formulation and refinement of frontier research questions.

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Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout

Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools Online Course University of Wisconsin-Stout | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
EDUC 656 Bullying and Cyberbullying in Schools

Online Course 2 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Shannon Mersand
Spring: EDUC 656 930 January 17 - February 24, 2017
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This important and timely class helps you create a safe learning environment for your students. Learn how to prevent bullying in both face to face and online settings.

 

This course is a must for new and veteran educators who wish to get new ideas to build positive, safe and respectful school cultures.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 18, 2016 2:45 PM

This important and timely class helps you create a safe learning environment for your students. Learn how to prevent bullying in both face to face and online settings.

 

This course is a must for new and veteran educators who wish to get new ideas to build positive, safe and respectful school cultures.

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Learning from Rock Star Librarians

Learning from Rock Star Librarians | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
This month’s One-Question Survey asked our readers to name the ‘school library rock stars’ who are the biggest influence on their work and what it is that makes these individuals stand out. The resulting word cloud of school library luminaries is certainly fun to view but really not too surprising—much more intriguing are the explanations of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that set these individuals apart. What can we learn from these rock star librarians?
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No surprise seeing Joyce Valenza;s name in this word cloud.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 4, 2016 5:44 PM

Honored to be mentioned! These people are my inspirations, too! Esp. Joyce, Jennifer, Tiffany, & Shannon.

Joyce Valenza's comment, December 5, 2016 1:31 PM
So flattered to be included in this cloud with so many people I so admire. Including dear Gwyneth!
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About the Fair Use | U.S. Copyright Office

About the Fair Use | U.S. Copyright Office | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

Welcome to the U.S. Copyright Office Fair Use Index. ...Fair use is a longstanding and vital aspect of American copyright law. The goal of the Index is to make the principles and application of fair use more accessible and understandable to the public by presenting a searchable database of court opinions, including by category and type of use (e.g., music, internet/digitization, parody).

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Thanks to Mike Odom (J.D,) for leading us to this database of court cases dealing with copyright and fair use.

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ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it

This Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework) grows out of a belief that information literacy as an educational reform movement will realize its potential only through a richer, more complex set of core ideas. During the fifteen years since the publication of the Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education,1 academic librarians and their partners in higher education associations have developed learning outcomes, tools, and resources that some institutions have deployed to infuse information literacy concepts and skills into their curricula

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Information literacy - Information Fluency - essential skills for modern times.

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Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools

Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
As schools seek to become Future Ready, it is necessary to identify and cultivate leadership beyond district and building leaders. School librarians lead, teach and support the Future Ready goals of their school and district in a variety of ways through their professional practice, programs and spaces. If properly prepared and supported, school librarians are well-positioned to be at the leading edge of the digital transformation of learning.
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The perfect fit for a modern school.

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Copyright for Educators & Librarians - Duke University, Emory University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Coursera

Copyright for Educators & Librarians - Duke University, Emory University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | Coursera | 21st Century Information Fluency | Scoop.it
About this course: Fear and uncertainty about copyright law often plagues educators and sometimes prevents creative teaching. This course is a professional development opportunity designed to provide a basic introduction to US copyright law and to empower teachers and librarians at all grade levels. Course participants will discover that the law is designed to help educators and librarians.
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Free Online Class offered via Coursera.

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