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Sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), this one-of-a-kind book demonstrates the best tools, resources, and techniques for discovering, selecting, and integrating interactive open educational resources (OERs) into the teaching and learning process. The author examines many of the best repositories and digital library websites for finding high quality materials, explaining in depth the best practices for effectively searching these repositories and the various methods for evaluating, selecting, and integrating the resources into the instructor’s curriculum and course assignments, as well as the institution’s learning management system.

John Shank:

All, never expected to have this book make CHOICE's OATs selection for 2014. Thanks for all your efforts with getting this work published between JB & ACRL. 

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We experimented with gamification here at the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community – though not too successfully. It was great to learn about Credly and how to integrate it into our Community.

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2016 Higher Education Technology Conferences provided by Unizin
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Here is a short list of edtech conferences for 2016 that can help you keep up with the tech. trends in Higher Ed.

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Looks like a great site for podcasts on leadership & training info.

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Libraries have long functioned as collaboration hubs - should we brand them the collaboratoriums for the digital age?

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Libraries are now the leading place where the public accesses 3D printers. Whether it’s to provide increased opportunities for children to experiment with new technologies or encourage new technology-based innovation in small business, policymakers should look to include libraries in their policies and programs.
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This is a recording of the live BL webcast on 10/22. Learn about the most significant trends in edtech, highlight responses in the form of emerging R&D models and examine two questions: How can we intentionally design universities & libraries to change fast–even as fast as the needs of students themselves are changing? And what is the role of edtech organizations–either for-profit or not–in these sandboxes?

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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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Helen Lynch's curator insight, November 12, 2015 12:58 PM
Another way to look at information literacy....
Pati Morris's curator insight, November 30, 2015 12:01 AM

Information literacy goes beyond locating and evaluating information when needed.  

Prospective online students may not be thinking about these resources, but they could be a key to success.
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Nice to see academic libraries make the national news!

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The Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference. The fifth annual global conversation about the future of libraries is on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 from 7am - 8pm US Pacific / 10am - 11pm US Eastern.

John Shank:

This is a free international, online conference that anyone who works in a library should consider attending.

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Elizabeth Walker's curator insight, October 2, 2015 10:01 AM

Might be worth checking out...and it's FREE! )

Fliss Clooney's curator insight, October 8, 2015 7:02 AM

Global Conference 

College students and instructors provide their insights on library use, the value of libraries, and research skills.
John Shank:

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.

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Helen Lynch's curator insight, September 12, 2015 2:54 AM
No surprises here really!
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!

Several higher education learning and assessment professionals discuss the difficulties of measuring learning.
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What is on the five-year horizon for academic and research libraries? The NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Library Edition examines key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in technology for their impact on academic and research libraries worldwide. 

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As proof positive that, even with their superior powers of observation and vision, librarians can’t predict the future, the planners for the American Library Association 2015 annual conference definitely underestimated how many people would be attending the program Look into the Crystal Ball: Future Directions for Higher Education and Academic Libraries, sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries University Libraries Section (ACRL ULS). Every seat was filled, as well as all available floor space, with attendees eager to hear the panel’s thoughts on what the future may hold for academic libraries.
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This is a great Seth Godin quote. Technology enables more connections than ever. Those connections allow us to learn and create. If you are interested in learning more about the connections between design, technology, & libraries join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community.

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Libraries @ the intersection of innovation... #libraries #ACRL #BLibrarians #education #highered

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Quote from 2015 PALCI Annual Meeting Highlights Webinar.

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I wish every president, provost, dean or chancellor had this perspective on the future of the academic libraries. Blended librarians believe in innovation, creativity, and collaboration by design.

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Agnes Adjabeng's curator insight, August 22, 2015 7:53 AM

The new role of the librarian

I will be presenting this today as a Library 2.013 pre-conference event,  Connected Librarians Day. Hope you see you online.

 

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.
John Shank:

I just gave this virtual presentation at the XXV BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF LIBRARIANSHIP, DOCUMENTATION AND SCIENCE OF THE INFORMATION. 

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 12, 2014 2:28 AM

'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, March 11, 2015 5:21 PM

#educacion #libros #biblioteca

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 5:05 AM

I just gave this virtual presentation at the XXV BRAZILIAN CONGRESS OF LIBRARIANSHIP, DOCUMENTATION AND SCIENCE OF THE INFORMATION. 

Recorded on Thursday, May 28, 2015 this webcast presentation and discussion with Quill West speaks to the importance of academic librarians fostering an institutional culture that embraces open education as their institutions recognize that textbook costs create a significant barrier to students’ access to education. Librarians in Washington State are taking a leadership role in college-wide efforts to adopt alternatives to textbooks by engaging in a Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) Grant administered by the Washington State Library/Office of the Secretary of State. 

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Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Thursday, May 28 at 3:00 pm EDT for a free webcast presentation and discussion with Quill West, an open education advocate, librarian, and educator from Washington State. Currently Quill is the Open Education Project Manager at Pierce College. In her webcast, West will speak to the importance of academic librarians fostering an institutional culture that embraces open education as their institutions recognize that textbook costs create a significant barrier to students’ access to education. Librarians in Washington State are taking a leadership role in college-wide efforts to adopt alternatives to textbooks by engaging in a Library Services Technology Act (LSTA) Grant administered by the Washington State Library/Office of the Secretary of State. In the effort to be open education leader, West and colleagues have created a course for librarians on how to serve open education needs. The webcast will address the open education skills that librarians are developing in order to better serve the open education needs of our institutions.

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John Shank:

Good quick summary overview of the current state of ID in Higher Ed.

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