More information is available than most people can imagine. That's nothing new. Librarians have always shown people how to find it, evaluate it, and use it. Finding particular information and knowing how to evaluate its reliability is as difficult as ever.
Chrystie Hill works with libraries around the world and shares her knowledge to help make libraries great places. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED... ("When everything is online, why come to the library at all?
The New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL) released findings on Wednesday of a three-year study conducted by the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers University, which explored the values of quality school libraries to education in New Jersey.
Please spend some time with us and explore why information literacy should be a must have workforce development skill on any organizational agenda concerned with the educational, economic, and social welfare of the American people as well as our friends abroad. We have evolved into a national network of 93+ organizations and agencies in conjunction with our international alliance. Each is supportive of information literacy as a key 21st century skill. All view it as a critical pathway in advancing our nation’s educational and workforce development agendas.
Ordinary people have a voice, and interesting things happen when you aggregate those voices and visualize the results. Surprising information and insights can be found.
Crowdmap is a tool that allows you to crowdsource information and see it on a map and timeline. It is the Ushahidi platform, built by the team who created Ushahidi as a way for anyone to run their own crowdsourcing site without having to know the intricacies of running their own server. It's free and it's yours to use.
There are lots of books on visualization that describe best practices and design concepts, but what do you do when it comes time for you to actually make something? If you don't know how to use the software in front of you, the abstract isn't all that useful. And with growing amounts of data, it's becoming more important to be able to make sense of and communicate with it all.
Yau draws from his experience as a graduate student in statistics and his work with major news organizations for an engaging, data-first approach. After all, visualization is about the data it's based on...
International Perspectives on School Library Education: From Face to Face to Distance Education (Volume 18, Number 2, July 2012)
This issue of School Libraries Worldwide will center on the theme of International Perspectives on School Library Education: From Face to Face to Distance Education. In the ten years since the last SLW issue on school library education (see volume 6, number 2), much has happened to the profession of school librarianship and the way in which education programs are delivered. For this issue, we encourage papers that explore how changes in the profession as well as in education delivery systems have influenced school library education programs.
School Libraries Worldwide also welcomes submissions of excellent research on any topic relating to school librarianship for the open portion of the journal.
Deadline for submissions of full papers: April 15, 2012.
Authors interested in contributing to this issue should contact the guest editors, Allison G. Kaplan at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gail Dickinson at GDickins@odu.edu
2nd CALL FOR PROPOSALS – NB: NEW DEADLINE FOR RESEARCH PAPERS
The Qatar International School Librarians will be hosting the 41st Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship incorporating the 16th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship from 11 – 15th November 2012. Our theme is “The Shifting Sands of School Librarianship” and the major strands are: Internationalism, Innovation and Creativity, Collaboration, and Literacies and Fluencies. (See our website at iasl2012.org)
We are seeking presentations in the following categories:
Workshop or Presentation for Concurrent Session - 50 minutes, or 1 hour and 50 minutes, Any presentation style, Any topic related to one or more of the conference strands and school librarianship. Application deadline: April 15, 2012
Presentation of Professional Paper or Previously Published Article or Paper
Same as above, with the addition of the presentation of a paper that may be included in our conference proceedings. Application deadline: April 15, 2012
Presentation of New Research as Part of the Peer-Reviewed International Research Forum Same as above, with the presentation of new, formal research. All papers will be peer-reviewed by an international committee and will be published in our conference proceedings. NEW Application deadline: April 1, 2012
50 minutes or 1 hour and 50 minutes Commercial presentation of product or service related to school librarianship Application deadline: April 15, 2012
To apply to be a presenter at the conference, fill out the form at:
Kathy Kaldenberg didn’t stir any gimlets or martinis. But her November Appy Hour did serve up a taste of applications that enable note taking, formatting citations, and streaming news—all an effort to get local educators to infuse 21st-century tools into teaching and learning.
the Ushahidi platform, which was developed in a couple of days to track reports of violence following the 2008 elections in Kenya. (Ushahidi is swahili for "Testimony")
Our roots are in the collaboration of Kenyan citizen journalists during a time of crisis. The original website was used to map incidents of violence and peace efforts throughout the country based on reports submitted via the web and mobile phone. This website had 45,000 users in Kenya, and was the catalyst for us realizing there was a need for a platform based on it, which could be use by others around the world.