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27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does

27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ We love Teacher Librarians! This work by Mia MacMeekin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.”
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A Survival Guide to a PhD

A Survival Guide to a PhD | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
Musings of a Computer Scientist.
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The Best Resources For Learning Research & Citation Skills

The Best Resources For Learning Research & Citation Skills | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ This “The Best…” list is sort of a combination of two lists I had been thinking of making to go along with The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism (Another list to keep in mind might be The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners — 2008). The more I thought about it, though, the more I felt that a list of engaging (and even fun) sites to teach research skills and accessible citation resources would make a good combination. ”

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A quick guide to some online tools and games
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Top 5 Sites for Free Stock Images

Top 5 Sites for Free Stock Images | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
One of the most challenging tasks while creating and marketing online courses is finding appropriate attractive images for your course. So, how do you source these images? We have made it easy for you. These are some of our favorite stock image sites where you can find stunning yet free images... http://elearningfeeds.com/top-5-sites-for-free-stock-images/
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75 Google Apps Video Tutorials | Free Technology for Teachers

75 Google Apps Video Tutorials | Free Technology for Teachers | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it

One of the most popular posts of the past week was my two video introduction to Google Forms for teachers. Those videos are part of my larger, constantly growing, playlist of Google Apps tutorial videos.


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4 Facets of Information Literacy #infolit #blendedlib #libraries #acrl

4 Facets of Information Literacy #infolit #blendedlib #libraries #acrl | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“When talking to instructors about what information literacy is, I'm not the biggest fan of referring to its commonly accepted definition: "Information literacy is the ability to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information." Why? Because in order to embrace it, support it, and implement…”
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Another way to look at information literacy....
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Pati Morris's curator insight, November 30, 2015 12:01 AM

Information literacy goes beyond locating and evaluating information when needed.  

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Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ You've probably been studying all wrong.”
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Padlet – digital walls for sharing, learning and teaching.

Padlet – digital walls for sharing, learning and teaching. | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ Several staff at the University of Sussex are using the free Padlet tool in their teaching. This post focuses on two examples. Padlet is an online board or ‘wall’ where multiple users can post text…”
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Looks kinda similar to Scoopit?
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Rebecca Jay's curator insight, November 28, 2015 8:20 AM
I love the Padlet app.  It is eäsy to use and a great way to organize.  Students could make their own to demonstrate knowledge on a topic.  Padlet could also be used as a discussion platform.
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“ You CAN keep up. MT @sylviaduckworth: 11 Tips for Keeping Up With Technology #edtechchat http://t.co/LsQTONOrOd”
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Can manage (just) 1, 5, 8 & 9!
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College rankings crush liberal arts education. It’s time to revalue it. - The Washington Post

College rankings crush liberal arts education. It’s time to revalue it. - The Washington Post | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ A college president argues that rankings don't reflect the strengths of a liberal arts education -- and suggests ways to build a better case for its true value”
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Importance of arts education applicable to all countries...
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Robert Hicks's curator insight, September 23, 2015 1:20 PM

What is the value of a liberal arts education?

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Copyright Scares University Researchers From Sharing Their Findings - TorrentFreak

Copyright Scares University Researchers From Sharing Their Findings - TorrentFreak | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
For most researchers the main goal is to publish their research in credible academic journals. Getting published is a victory for them, but one that comes with a downside that's seldom discussed. In order to get their work accepted they have to sign away their copyrights, which means that they can't freely share the fruits of their labor.
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Academic Writing Librarian: Why I recommend librarians do doctoral research by Dr Mary Delaney

Academic Writing Librarian: Why I recommend librarians do doctoral research by Dr Mary Delaney | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ RT @JMBurns99: Pls RT Thinking of doing a PhD? -see Mary Delaney's post on doing doctoral research at http://t.co/z4YUUJK2Yd”

Dr Mary Delaney is Head of Library and Information Services at IT Carlow.
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Liaising with academics and research students may be easier with a doctorate?
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, August 26, 2015 5:25 AM

Why a PhD for librarians?

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How Good Librarians Have Made Themselves Obsolete to Some Users, By Johannes Cronje - AllAfrica.com

"Thanks to the hard work and innovation of librarians and information specialists worldwide, and thanks to their dedication to free and shared resources, I am doing just fine without libraries."


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Interesting piece about the relationship between researchers and librarians - I think we'll be around for a while yet though encouraging other researchers to reach the heights of this one. The author makes no mention of library subscriptions- I wonder if he accesses recommended articles via this avenue at all.
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Karen du Toit's curator insight, September 8, 2015 3:58 AM

Good points on how to do research without a library/librarian!

Kudos to the librarians/information specialists who knew and taught the user to do it on his own! That is where you want the researcher to be!

Nothing new that the role of the library is changing and that future needs will depend on staying on top of changing research innovations!

 

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Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools they need. Here, Dr Neil Jacobs and Rachel Bruce from Jisc’s digital infrastructure team share their top ten resources for researchers from across the web.”
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Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review

Stupid Patent of the Month: Elsevier Patents Online Peer Review | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ On August 30, 2016, the Patent Office issued U.S. Patent No. 9,430,468, titled; “Online peer review and method.” The owner of this patent is none other than Elsevier, the giant academic publisher. When it first applied for the patent, Elsevier sought very broad claims that could have covered a wide range of online peer review. Fortunately, by the time the patent actually issued, its claims had been narrowed significantly.”
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NELLCO's curator insight, September 2, 2016 11:43 AM
"Elsevier recently acquired SSRN, the beloved preprints repository for the social sciences and humanities. There are early signs that it will be a poor steward of SSRN."
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Why We Need Digital Literacies

Why We Need Digital Literacies | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ When I teach my undergraduate course on “Digital Literacies,” I begin with an exercise in “meta-cognition,” deep reflection about how we think. I start by distributing a technology that was cutting-edge in 1760 when Linnaeus invented it: index cards. He needed a tool to help him sort discrete bits of data to create his world-changing classification systems. Two centuries later, Melvil Dewey used these as the basis for his card catalog system, and the notch-edged versions were used in the 1960s and 1970s for relational data bases or “Knitting Needle Computers.” UHistory, I tell my students, is one of the digital literacies.”
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Interesting take on digital literacies and how to introduce it to students
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The 50 Best Free Teacher Resources of the Decade So far

The 50 Best Free Teacher Resources of the Decade So far | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ It’s the 21st Century. We Have Access to Quite A Lot of High Tech Resources. Here is a List of the 50 Best Free Teacher Resources Available Today.”
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10 Online Research Tools Every Online Learner Should Know About - eLearning Industry

10 Online Research Tools Every Online Learner Should Know About - eLearning Industry | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ Interested in learning about the most useful Online Research Tools? Check 10 Online Research Tools every Online Learner should know.”
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Tools to let your colleagues and students know about if they don't already
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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 1, 2015 7:05 AM

RefMe should be item #1 and isn't even on the list?!? This is an otherwise good list, but then go to RefMe and be amazed!!! https://www.refme.com

Angela Ribo's curator insight, November 3, 2015 10:59 AM

Technology resources are growing and changing all the time. This is good to know.

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Find Copyright Free, Properly Cited Images for Student Use

Find Copyright Free, Properly Cited Images for Student Use | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ Find copyright free images for student use. Citations are automatically added to all images. Photos for class is a must-have EdTech site for all classrooms.”
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iris ish's curator insight, November 3, 2015 11:49 AM

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http://www.kamilagornia.com/find-free-stock-photos-blog-social-media/

 

 

Miranda Embleton-Smith's curator insight, November 14, 2015 7:54 AM

Hands-on, downright practical site for guilt-free image sourcing which I will definitely share with teachers at my school.

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5 Tools to Make Your Own Poll Quickly

5 Tools to Make Your Own Poll Quickly | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“ Decide anything quickly among your friends, family, or co-workers: set up a poll and gather opinions. It's simple with the right app. Whether you're deciding with your friends what to eat or joining forces with some family to buy a single massive wedding gift, sometimes decisions need to be made in a group. Today Cool…”
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Durbin, Franken, King Introduce Legislation to Help Make College Textbooks More Affordable | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois

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Affordable College Textbook Act - great idea!

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The Plagiarism Epidemic: Copy and Pasting your Education

The Plagiarism Epidemic: Copy and Pasting your Education | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it

Today’s student body is the most technologically-fluent generation to enter the realm of higher education. Current students are blessed with the most advanced digital systems society has seen, custom-designed to aid their learning and development.

But the computer revolution has brought with it an epidemic of institutional proportions – plagiarism is rampant throughout North American college campuses, and some have even turned it into a profitable business.


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Academic Social Network Hopes to Change the Culture of Peer Review – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Academic Social Network Hopes to Change the Culture of Peer Review – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
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Interesting addition to Academia.edu for researchers...

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The Evolving & Expanding Service Landscape Across Academic Libraries #ala #acrl #highered #libraries

The Evolving & Expanding Service Landscape Across Academic Libraries #ala #acrl #highered #libraries | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it

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Reference transaction stats declining but "pop-up"and other services growing
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Teacher Resources for Learning about Copyright and Fair Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher Resources for Learning about Copyright and Fair Use ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it

Working with digital media materials implicitly entails a tacit knowledge about the different concepts related to copyright and fair use. I have always insisted through the posts I shared in the "copyright materials for teachers " section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning on the importance of teaching our students about how to properly credit sources and documents they grab from Internet.


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Very comprehensive crash course, parts of which could be used for a New Zealand audience.
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Students & Instructors on Library Use: Infographic #edtech #acrl #libraries #highered

Students & Instructors on Library Use: Infographic #edtech #acrl #libraries #highered | Academic librarians: making connections | Scoop.it
“College students and instructors provide their insights on library use, the value of libraries, and research skills.”
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John Shank's curator insight, September 11, 2015 3:37 PM

The gap between students and faculty perspectives is a valuable tool for libraries to market their services and instruction and glean insight into their value.

Emily Agunod's curator insight, September 17, 2015 4:44 PM

Thanks for posting, John! 

Connie Head's curator insight, September 22, 2015 11:25 AM

Great infographic. We still have work to do!