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Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia?

Navigating the online information maze: should students trust Wikipedia? | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
Being literate used to be about knowing how to read. In the 21st century it also means knowing how to negotiate through the torrent of information coming at you from all directions. Information Fatigue…

Via SCIS, Petra Pollum, Glenda Morris
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Today's students practice digital information literacy skills all the time

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SCIS's curator insight, March 26, 2014 7:37 PM

Surely the arguments about Wikipedia are well and truly over?

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 27, 2014 1:30 PM

Information fatigue is an interesting way of understanding what is happening. The torrents can overwhelm.

Linda M's curator insight, June 10, 2014 6:20 PM

Very interesting ideas.

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New Issue Brief From Ithaka S+R: “Information Literacy and Research Practices” by Nancy Fried Foster | LJ INFOdocket

New Issue Brief From Ithaka S+R: “Information Literacy and Research Practices” by Nancy Fried Foster | LJ INFOdocket | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“A new Issue Brief From Ithaka S+R: Information Literacy and Research Practices by Nancy Fried Foster.”
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Discusses real information gathering skills of researchers and practitioners and how these are reflected in the draft "Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education".
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New Bloom's Taxonomy Sheet with Over 80 Web Tools to Try Out

New Bloom's Taxonomy Sheet with Over 80 Web Tools to Try Out | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“ Bloom's Taxonomy Tools is a Google document created by NJ superintendent Scott Rocco and it features a list of 89 web tools and mobile apps that correspond with every thinking level of Bloom's taxonomy. This work is a collective effort from different teachers and educators who have come together and crowdsourced ideas and tools to help teachers make the best of Bloom's digital taxonomy in their instruction. As you can see below, the document features five columns: one for the name of the app, the other specifies the level of Bloom's taxonomy the app addresses, the third column is for links of the apps, the fourth is on what the app does and the last one captures some ideas on how the app can be used. I invite you to have a look and contribute with an app or tool to the list. Enjoy”
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Tweet from @conradhackett

Tweet from @conradhackett | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“What academics are really saying pic.twitter.com/JfsnEzW1S5”
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Academic reputation affects citation count - University World News

Academic reputation affects citation count - University World News | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“An academic's reputation plays a key role in generating increases in a scientific paper's citation count early in its citation life cycle, before a tipping point..."
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Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations | Visual.ly

Did I Plagiarize? The Types and Severity of Plagiarism Violations | Visual.ly | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“ Plagiarism is a hot topic in the academic world, but it applies in all aspects of our lives.”
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Fun infographic which also contains useful information on the many forms of plagiarism
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No place for introverts in the academy?

No place for introverts in the academy? | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
In today’s brave new world of university learning, students aren’t allowed to be shy, says Bruce Macfarlane
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Some food for thought on characteristics of shy or introverted students and how librarians might accommodate them in tutorials or consultations.

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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table - FRACTUS LEARNING

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table - FRACTUS LEARNING | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“ This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.”
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Matthew Jorgensen's curator insight, August 20, 2014 7:15 AM

Any BTax charts with verbs are ok with me.

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48 Free September Webinars for Librarians | OEDB.org

48 Free September Webinars for Librarians | OEDB.org | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
"Librarians are lifelong learners. And we’re always on the look out for exciting professional development opportunities. Fortunately for us, there are a great many amazing, free webinars being offered each month from a variety of sources, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Check out these incredible free live webinars that you can participate in: http://oedb.org/free-live-webinars-librarians/ "
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Karen du Toit
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Professional development opportunities
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Librarians On YouTube: About this blog

Librarians On YouTube: About this blog | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
"... there is a definite archetype that has been established within our culture when it comes to what a librarian is "supposed" to look/act like, and that figure has permeated the representation of this field for more years than I care to count ... Whether it be film and television, or more modern media outlets like video games and the internet, you can find the librarians' profession portrayed (even ridiculed) with the same basic broad strokes. So, not to put too fine a point on it, but that's where this blog comes in ... THE PLAN Ever since I myself (full disclosure!) began pursuing a Master's Degree in order to join the ranks of the full-fledged librarian, I've become fascinated with the portrayal of this profession in popular culture, particularly those depictions which have made their way onto Youtube ... As such, I decided long ago to begin cataloging as many instances of these representations as I could find on the popular video-sharing site. A daunting task, to be sure, but I gladly accept the challenge ... And, truth be told, there are a LOT more portrayals of librarianship on there than I ever could have imagined! Of course, there's plenty of the familiar (i.e. unflattering) stereotypes on there, but dig deep enough and you can actually find some honest-to-goodness attempts to portray the profession in a positive light (some posted by librarians themselves, some not); you just need to take the time to look ... or follow this blog, either one ;) These portrayals can consist of fictitious characters (television, cartoons, movies, etc.) or real-life flesh-and-blood librarians (news stories, promotional videos, vlogs, etc.) ... Whatever the genre, whatever the format, I'm just looking for YouTube videos that someone out there felt was worth the time and effort to post for a world-wide audience as a representation of the profession (either in a positive or negative light)!"
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Every sort of librarian or assistant represented here...
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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.”
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Recommended Open Educational Resources sites
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Librarians on the Fly: Why Educators should have these Apps on Their iPADS

Librarians on the Fly: Why Educators should have these Apps on Their iPADS | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it

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Love the interactive image too
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Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know

Librarians on the Fly: 50 Tech Tools every Teacher-Librarian Should Know | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
Are you looking for some web tools to investigate this summer? Take a look at the 50 tech tools listed below to get started. If you click on the button, it will take you to the website or app. If there is a picture, you can click there to get an example of what some of the tools do.
Via Karen Bonanno, Lourense Das, Cindy Rogers
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Some of these could be useful for students and librsrians
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LIS Trends: SMIRK, an information literacy & communication skills resource for use on mobile

LIS Trends: SMIRK, an information literacy & communication skills resource for use on mobile | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“SMIRK, an information literacy & communication skills resource for use on mobile http://t.co/IcXlT7v9r5”;
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Lots of useful online units for students on info literacy
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The 'F' word: information literacy, 'find', and other verbs

“ This paper examines a tendency in library thinking and teaching to see information in terms of objects and the predominant information activity as finding".
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It also looks at ways we might inject other elements of information analysis into induction programmes
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Inbox Is A New App Released Today by Google ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Inbox Is A New App Released Today by Google ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it

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Teaser: Trends in Information Literacy: A Compa...

Teaser: Trends in Information Literacy: A Compa... | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“Get the report here: http://goo.gl/7LdCGp We surveyed 1,200 librarians and educators and over 10,000 students to assess some of the major trends ...”
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Scholarpedia - peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia

Scholarpedia - peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
The peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia, where knowledge is curated by communities of experts. Scholarpedia is an English-language online wiki-based encyclopedia with features commonly associated with open-access online academic journals, which aims to have quality content.
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Competitor to Wikipedia - are lecturers more likely to accept citations from here?
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7 tips for increasing student engagement with academic induction

7 tips for increasing student engagement with academic induction | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
I've looked after a lot of Departments in my relatively short time as an Academic Liaison Librarian, and have tried constantly to hone induction and make it more interesting - below are the seven most productive changes I've made to how things work.
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Good tips for liaison librarians and links to presentation and interactive map examples
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The periodic table of iPad Apps - Mark Anderson's Blog

The periodic table of iPad Apps - Mark Anderson's Blog | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“ The periodic table of iPad Apps”
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Donna Browne's curator insight, August 18, 2014 8:30 AM

I was recently inspired by Sean Junkins’ (@sjunkins) periodic table of iPad Apps. I thought it was a really useful too – being able to map Apps to activities – I thought it a really helpful too. With that in mind, I wanted to be able to use it as a poster myself but whilst I thought it was great I didn’t however quite agree with some of the App choices. I wanted different categories too that related more to the use I thought would be useful in UK schools, hence I created my own version from scratch in Photoshop which I share below.

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My Learning Essentials - The University of Manchester

My Learning Essentials - The University of Manchester | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
The Library's award-winning skills programme
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Wow, something to aspire to!
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Would You Watch It? Creating Effective and Engaging Video Tutorials | Blended Librarian

Would You Watch It? Creating Effective and Engaging Video Tutorials | Blended Librarian | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Thursday, September 18 at 3:00 pm EST for a webcast presentation and discussion with Nichole Martin and Ross Martin. Video tutorials provide libraries a way to meet online learners at their place and time of need. At Seminole State College of Florida, Nichole and Ross have increased tutorial production to meet the growing demands of distance learning courses. To ensure high quality video production, they studied best practices outlined in library literature, as well as findings from other fields invested in video communication: education, business, journalism, and television production. Through research and personal experience, they discovered methods to create effective and engaging video tutorials that are high-definition, mobile-friendly, and accessible for disabled viewers.
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Research Beyond Google: 56 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources - OEDB.org

Research Beyond Google: 56 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources - OEDB.org | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“ Writing a research paper? Google has a lot of information indexed, but it's nothing compared to what else is out there.”
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International Librarians Network Applications Open

International Librarians Network Applications Open | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
"Want to build your professional network and learn about librarianship around the world? Love the idea of professional travel but just don’t have the budget? The International Librarians Network (ILN) is for you.The ILN peer mentoring program is a facilitated program aimed at helping librarians develop international networks. We are pleased to announce the next round of this popular program will commence in September 2014."
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I've heard this is a great programme
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How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos

How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
“Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so...”
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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 26, 2014 7:27 PM

Prezi makes wonderful slideshows. Converting them to video is explained here. 

Mary Clark's curator insight, June 27, 2014 11:58 AM

Clear directions for converting Prezis into videos for the flipped library.  (typos in the demo Prezi, though!)

Jorge Leal's curator insight, June 28, 2014 10:44 AM

yeah

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New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Classroom Poster on How to Critically Judge Online Content ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Academic librarians: a finger in many pies | Scoop.it
"Below is a handy visual you can share with your students to help them learn about how to critically judge online ( and offline) content. The information included in this visual is based on Google Safety resources as well as on an article I shared here a couple of years ago."
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Cindy Rogers's curator insight, June 29, 2014 7:25 AM
Love this... And wish I'd had it a week ago.