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The Brave New Librarian

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Good article from Jamie McKenzie's From Now On.....


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Librarians are go: Experimenting with curation tools

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Experimenting with curation tools, en Blog Librarians are go http://t.co/Ru2OZQqW...

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October is Information Literacy Month. How Will You Teach It?

October is Information Literacy Month. How Will You Teach It?

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Keyword Research Tips and Tools You'll Need to Succeed ...

Keyword Research Tips and Tools You'll Need to Succeed ... | Answers | Scoop.it
Haphazard keyword research is usually a result of just not knowing enough about how search engines work, and it can be a very costly mistake. This is exactly why businesses hire SEO and content writing services to help ...

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Academic Libraries Should Give Up Book-by-Book Collecting

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To stay robust and relevant, academic libraries may need to abandon hands-on collection development and big deal subscription packages in favor of patron-driven acquisitions (PDA), open access, and curation of campus specialties.

 

David W. Lewis, dean of the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) University Library, in his article entitled "From Stacks to the Web: the Transformation of Academic Library Collecting", predicts that the academic library world will radically restructure itself in the next eight years. He forecasts that by 2020, effectively all content delivery will have become digital. 

 

He suggests,  "If academic libraries are to be successful, they will need to: deconstruct legacy print collections; move from item-by-item book selection to purchase-on-demand and subscriptions; manage the transition to open access journals; focus on curating unique items; and develop new mechanisms for funding national infrastructure."

View/download his article here:

http://crl.acrl.org/content/early/2012/01/09/crl-309.full.pdf+html


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Information Literacy Guides

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Do you want to learn more about how to use the library and the internet effectively to do research? Do you want your students to learn more about how to use the library and the internet effectively to do research?

 

Check out the information literacy guides of Oklahoma City University Library here: http://www2.okcu.edu/library/guides/subject.aspx#infolit


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Pew research gives librarians 10 lessons in e-reading

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Powerful..."Pew Internet's latest report on e-reading offers librarians ten valuable lessons on how they can increase the usage and demonstrate the value of their collections.

 

The executive summary of Pew’s research is available on Slideshare under the title: The Rise of e-Reading and the Changing Role of Public Libraries, presented to the American Library Association on 24 June 2012.

 

The full report may be downloaded here:  http://libraries.pewinternet.org/files/legacy-pdf/PIP_Libraries_and_Ebook_Patrons%206.22.12.pdf


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21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology

21st Century Icebreakers: 10 Ways To Get To Know Your Students with Technology | Answers | Scoop.it

Cool IdeasIn an effort to bring my own classroom to the present, I’ve put together a list of 10 icebreakers that use technology and fit with 21st century students:


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Aulde de Barbuat's curator insight, March 5, 2013 2:39 AM

Great tools to introduce oneself in creative, funny ways . Thanks Annie

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21st Century School Libraries

Watch...School libraries are the hub of the school, librarians are heavily involved in education, and changing technology means the library is actually more relevant than ever.


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good work. learned a lot.
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Playing with Media - simple ideas for powerful sharing | Transliteracy: Physical, Augmented, & Virtual Worlds

Playing with Media - simple ideas for powerful sharing | Transliteracy: Physical, Augmented, & Virtual Worlds | Answers | Scoop.it
Literacy has moved beyond reading and writing, toward understanding, evaluating, and creating across all media formats (transliteracy).

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Why Libraries Are Needed! – Revisited | 21st Century Library Blog

Why Libraries Are Needed! – Revisited | 21st Century Library Blog | Answers | Scoop.it

Terrific, thoughtful!
With the latest buzz over Emily Ford's In the Library with the Lead Pipe Blog post “What do we do and why do we do it?” last Wednesday, and Jacob Berg's “BeerBrarian Blog” commentary response “Toward a Unifying Field ...


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Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

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This is a must read/view.


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Tricia Adams's curator insight, November 27, 2013 1:28 AM

Lovely child friendly way to explain!

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This website adds insight into the proper way of referencing and avoiding plagiarism. This website is necessary for any written assessment.

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Jordan Brown: Writing for Boys

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Good suggestions...
"If a boy is told that reading a graphic novel isn't real reading--if reading is seen as work or punishment--who's going to start to think of something as enjoyment. If boys don't develop a love of reading, they're not going to get to any of those other books that people want them to read."


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Recognizing School Librarians as Educators | Library Developments

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This effort is led by Texas PTA and offers a website where students, parents, and anyone can nominate a teacher, librarian, principal, or superintendent who is making a difference in the lives of students.

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12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media | School Libraries around the world

12 Things Students Should Never Do on Social Media | School Libraries around the world | Answers | Scoop.it
The last thing young people want is another set of rules. But these days, social media comes with great responsibility.

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Transliteracy- QR Codes and Art | Langwitches Blog | Serious Play

Transliteracy- QR Codes and Art | Langwitches Blog | Serious Play | Answers | Scoop.it
Transliteracy is defined on Wikipedia as The ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.

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EBSCO Free Databases

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Did you know that EBSCO offers free databases?

 

It provides free access to libraries such as:

 

LISTA (the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) database as a free resource to anyone interested in libraries and information management. This indexes nearly 600 periodicals plus books, research reports, and proceedings.

 

Teacher Reference Center is an index of over 260 titles from the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals, periodicals, and books. This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 Teachers & Librarians.

 

European Views of the Americas: 1493-1750 ) is a new bibliographic database for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas.

 

GreenFile is a research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment with well-researched but accessible information on topics ranging from global warming to recycling to alternate fuel sources and beyond.

 

Read more: http://www.ebscohost.com/customerSuccess/default.php?id=7


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Is Your Academic Library a National Landmark Library?

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WOW!!....What makes a library worthy of the “landmark” designation?

 

The New Landmark Libraries project is a quest to find and highlight less-well-known library buildings that offer exciting and sometimes paradigm-breaking design in response to community needs and changing times. They are unique, and they set a new standard for design. Academic libraries would be wise to learn all they can from these buildings. One way to do that is to study what makes the NLL special.

 

Here are some of their features:

~Greener

~Flexibility

~Fewer, smaller service points

~Self-service

~Minimalist design

 

Read more here:  http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/03/opinion/is-your-academic-library-a-national-landmark-library-from-the-bell-tower/


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Libraries and the Internet Toolkit | Intellectual Freedom Manual 8

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At the 2012 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, TX, the Intellectual Freedom Committee approved the final draft of the revised and updated “Libraries and Internet Toolkit: Tips and Guidance for Managing and Communicating about the Internet.” The toolkit is now available as a downloadable PDF.

 

The new toolkit is intended to be a practical guide to managing Internet services in libraries of all types. It includes up-to-date information on filtering, the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act, the use of, and access to, social media in libraries, guidelines on developing Internet policies, and practical advice on handling messaging and communications concerning library Internet services.

 

Download the toolkit here: 

http://www.ifmanual.org/sites/default/files/Libraries%20and%20the%20Internet%20Toolkit.pdf


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Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role

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A MUST MUST read...Already equipped with inquiry-based skills, librarians are helping teachers acquire the instructional methods they need to adopt.


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Kathy Schrock's iPads in the Classroom page

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Kathy always has good ideas and information for us....Collection of resources realted to iPads in K12 education curated by Kathy Schrock.  There are lots of lists of suggested apps generated by multiple schools. if you have some time to spend just browsing, this seems a good place to start.


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AAEEBL's curator insight, January 20, 2013 6:11 PM

Well-known K-12 tech expert, Kathy Schrock, presents a helpful list, mostly aimed at K-12 folks, but the list offers a model for thinking about iPad use in the classroom.

Karen Williams's curator insight, March 18, 2013 11:04 PM

Thorough research, practical guides and pedegogy to iPads.

Kaitlyn Kaminski's curator insight, April 2, 3:54 PM

I was thinking a few of these would be good to use. I think playing around would be best! 

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Stephen Krashen - Libraries and second language students

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A must read, check out the research mentioned and read the books ....Stephen Krashen - Libraries and second language students


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Evaluating Online Information - College@Home

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It seems obvious, but college students (and everybody else) need to spend some time looking at how they evaluate the information they find online -- or which is sent to them. This is not detailed, but it's reasonable, with some good resources. -- Howard

 

"With the exponential growth of the world wide web, students need a more critical eye to sift through the bulk of information available online. While the Internet speeds up access to information, it also paves to the publication of anything, by anyone anywhere. Gone are the days when articles must be critiqued and evaluated before publication. Today, scholarly articles are not just buried in the bounty files of information. Their unscholarly counterparts also outnumber them. This reality reinforces the importance of critically evaluating online information. College students should learn the art of evaluating web-based information to make the most of them."


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Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons

Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons | Answers | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.


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Books boys can't resist

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Additional hints for getting boys to read...
Of all the conference speakers, Danny Brassell offered some of the most concrete strategies to engage boy readers with his “Ten Ways to Get Boys Reading.” Brassell, a former teacher and administrator and a professor in the Teacher Education...

 

Danny Brassel also wrote the post "Avoiding the Summer Slide" featured in an earlier scoop.


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