Interested in submitting a proposal to a highly respected, very well run, very selective conference focusing on library instruction? Think LOEX. It will be held this May 3-5, 2012, in Columbus OH. Library Orientation Exchange ...
Buffalo NewsIt's a brave new world at the libraryBuffalo NewsSullivan suggested library instruction will no longer be necessary as information literacy is integrated into curriculums, book collections become obsolete and reference services disappear.
USA TodayStudy: College students rarely use librarians' expertiseUSA Today"Some students did not identify that they were having difficulties with which they could use help," wrote anthropologist Susan Miller and Nancy Murillo, a library instruction...
I was very flattered to be asked to contribute to this forthcoming book edited by Jane Secker and Emma Coonan as I'm in very august company with Geoff Walton, Susie Andretta, Libby Tilley and many more.
We here propose the concept of the Personal Research Portal (PRP) – a mesh of social software applications to manage knowledge acquisition and diffusion – as a means to create a digital identity for the researcher – tied to their digital public notebook and personal repository – and a virtual network of colleagues working in the same field. Complementary to formal publishing or taking part in congresses, and based on the concept of the e-portfolio, the PRP is a knowledge management system that enhances reading, storing and creating at both the private and public levels. Relying heavily on Web 2.0 applications – easy to use, freely available – the PRP automatically implies a public exposure and a digital presence that enables conversations and network weaving without time and space boundaries.
In a Knowledge Society, the main problem knowledge workersi have is invisibility: if people don’t know that you know, and people are not aware of what you know, you are not. In a Network Society, the main problem that nodes have is being kicked off the network: you are worth what you contribute, if you don’t contribute, you are not worth a dime.
Digital technologies have forever changed the way knowledge is disseminated and accessed, in at least two crucial ways. First, diffusion procedures (publishing, broadcasting, etc.) have been getting infinitely easier and cheaper for those digitally initiated (the ‘digerati’), but still remain surprisingly arcane for the ones on the dark side of the digital divide, less digitally literate and, thus, less prone to benefit from all the advantages of ‘online casting’. Second, intellectual property rights – and their trade – have seen their basements dynamited by the fact that a digital copy has certain characteristics of a public good insofar as it is a copy and as such can be duplicated and disseminated. Under this approach, the tension between ‘coffee for all’ and private property has caused an increasing strengthening of copyrights with a parallel adoption of new licenses aimed for the maximum spreading and sharing of content.
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- Surround yourself with people who care about you.*
- Do good work.
- Be kind and helpful.
Just do those three things and the influence — the influence that matters — will take care of itself.
[AS: *The first point one sounds a little like 'lock yourself in the echo chamber with the sycophants', but I'm sure that isn't what Mark intended. I'm therefore glossing this as 'Surround yourself with positive people who are making a difference and are committed to change for the better, just like you are.'
So as a new grad and someone actively involved in information literacy instruction, in my mind I make pedagogically-significant distinctions among the following: bibliographic instruction, library instruction, ...
Recorded presentations of the 2 Biennial Kathleen A. Zar Symposium are available online, and I happened to catch one entitled “Does Library Instruction Make a Difference?” The speaker was Melissa Bowles-Terry, and she ...
Offer Bibliographic Instruction/Orientation sessions on library research methodology for classes in various disciplines. Provide reference, research, technical, and circulation assistance to users in the library.
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