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Revolution Hits the Universities

Revolution Hits the Universities | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
Nothing has more potential to let us reimagine higher education than massive open online course, or MOOC, platforms.
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More on MOOCs - the topic sure is generating a lot of conversation and articles.

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Sue Myburgh's curator insight, January 31, 2013 1:12 AM

It's about bloody time a revollution hit universities.  But IMHO, MOOCs are far from being the answer.  The compound the problem.

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Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching

Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

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.

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I just received the author's copy from JB - nice to finally hold it in my hands. A lot of hard work went in to it, but if it helps faculty and librarians find and integrate these high quality resources into their courses it will all be worth it. JB did a great job with the cover of the book and thanks to ACRL for co-sponsering this one of a kind book.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 3, 8:33 AM

Wiley: Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing, and Using What's Out There to Transform College Teaching - John D. Shank

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7 Things You Should Know About Design Thinking | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Design Thinking | EDUCAUSE.edu | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

"Design thinking is a structured approach for human-centered, creative problem solving that follows an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach where disparate perspectives are encouraged. The intent of design thinking is for participants to learn their way into a solution by understanding the needs of those who will ultimately use the solution being designed, brainstorming and prototyping ideas, and revising until a final product or model is established."

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This is something every librarian should have exposure to. 

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“LEADERS EVERYWHERE: Fostering Leadership Across the Academic Library Organization” 11th Columbia Library Symposium

“LEADERS EVERYWHERE: Fostering Leadership Across the Academic Library Organization” 11th Columbia Library Symposium | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

The 11th Columbia Libraries Symposium will critically explore factors that shape our views on and commitment to leadership development and mentorship from multiple organizational perspectives. Speakers will address the importance of developing leadership capacities at the industry, organizational, and individual levels, and highlight best practices for empowering all staff to develop their professional identities and express leadership in their work.

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Hovious Shares Perspective on Future Librarianship at Spring BL Webcast | Blended Librarian

Hovious Shares Perspective on Future Librarianship at Spring BL Webcast | Blended Librarian | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

The recording is finally available. Find out why ID skills and knowledge can help you. Hovious shared her perspective on why it was increasingly important for librarians to integrate design skills into their work.

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Amy Archambault's curator insight, May 2, 11:12 AM

I saw this when I finished my ID degree and started working with librarians in higher ed.  It's what made me want to go back and get the LIS degree as I saw the true compliment of both fields.

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As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools

As Researchers Turn to Google, Libraries Navigate the Messy World of Discovery Tools | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
Librarians want to make their content searchable, but they’re wary of commercial software that may skew the results.
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Dick Vestdijk's curator insight, April 25, 5:01 AM

Un-biasing queries for information and subsequent results, is indeed the goal of any librarian in public education. Whatever EBSCO, Ex Libris et al state, searching relevant information is by and large un-automatable. Keyword is curation - an ongoing activity to keep curated academic content useful. ""unlike almost anything that libraries have done before," the rollout of one-stop search tools is "really intentionally trying to change the way people do research," says Michael Levine-Clark"

Sharrock's curator insight, April 29, 7:23 AM

from the article: "Ms. Morse belongs to a group, the Open Discovery Initiative, which unites various players to promote transparency and best practices for discovery tools. In the emerging conversations around this topic, one buzz phrase is "content neutrality." The idea resembles "net neutrality," the notion that network operators shouldn’t block or favor certain content. Proponents of content neutrality argue that discovery providers should have equal access to the information needed to surface content in the search tools’ results. That information includes things like the full text of journal articles and the "metadata" that describe the articles, such as the author, subject, journal title and publication date."

nickcarman's curator insight, April 30, 9:21 PM

Library customers prefer simplicity. They either don't the time or the inclination to master the ins and outs of various databases.  I can see the appeal of a simple search interface.

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TWIL #108: Richard Watson (The Bookends Scenarios)

Going from sssst to pssstt in libraries, the extinction timeline, scenario planning and the library as a place to find yourself. This and much more in this week’s…
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Training the 21st Century Library Leader | Educopia Institute

Training the 21st Century Library Leader | Educopia Institute | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
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I need to check this Library Leader Report out.

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BlendKit2014 - Becoming a Blended Learning Designer MOOC | Canvas Network

BlendKit2014 - Becoming a Blended Learning Designer MOOC | Canvas Network | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

 The goal of BlendKit2014 is to provide assistance to faculty and instructional designers in developing and designing blended learning courses through (1) a consideration of key issues related to blended learning and (2) practical step-by-step guidance in producing materials for a blended course (e.g., developing design documents, creating content pages, and receiving peer review feedback at one's own institution).

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Infographic: Thun Library Weekly Study Room Use | Infogram

Infographic: Thun Library Weekly Study Room Use | Infogram | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
Find out student use of study rooms at the Berks Thun Library
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ARL Strategic Thinking & Design | Association of Research Libraries (ARL)

ARL Strategic Thinking & Design | Association of Research Libraries (ARL) | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
The October 2012 ARL Fall Forum opened with a rousing ovation for this talk by John Seely Brown: “Changing How We Think about and Lead Change” (PDF).
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Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ | Inside Higher Ed

Five Ways that 21st and 20th Century Learning Will Differ | Inside Higher Ed | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

How will teaching and learning in the early 21st century differ from its 20th century predecessor? Some shifts are already well underway. 

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Several of these trends will be impacted by OERs.

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Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries

Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

"ACRL is pleased to announce the release of “Environmental Scan of OERs, MOOCs, and Libraries: What Effectiveness and Sustainability Means for Libraries’ Impact on Open Education,” a research report by Carmen Kazakoff-Lane. Kazakoff-Lane."

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Libraries of the Future: Creating Learner Centered Collections

This is the presentation I gave for The Digital Shift: Reinventing Libraries online 2013.
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The change from an environment of information scarcity to over abundance fundamentally challenges the ability of the library to select, create, organize, and facilitate access to resources that advance intellectual discovery and information literacy/lifelong learning skills. So we need to be forward thinking and mindful of how our services evolve to solve the problems and challenges this new environment creates for our faculty, staff, and students.

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, February 20, 2:20 PM

Some interesting thinking points here...

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, February 20, 2:53 PM

This is the direction we are headed - 

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 7, 10:07 PM

A good presentation reinforcing the point that libraries need to consider creating learner centred collections - to enhance engagement and interactivity.

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Blended Librarianship | 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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This article focuses on textbook OERs, but some of these offer great interactive learning materials too (i.e. tutorials, simulations, and games)

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Sue Hickson's curator insight, July 3, 2:55 PM

Interesting mix of open course material and texts from different institutions

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C&RL Online Fora: Creating a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries

C&RL Online Fora: Creating a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

A culture of assessment can be defined as “assessment is a regular part of your institutional practice” – but what organizational characteristics and practices assist or hinder the develop of such a culture?  Join College & Research Libraries for a live panel conversation on creating and maintaining a culture of assessment at your library and factors associated with it. The panelists will discuss the C&RL pre-print study “Bridges and Barriers: Factors Influencing a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries," share ideas for both administrators and front-line librarians working to build such a culture, and explore relevant ACRL initiatives.

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Assessment is a key part of any design effort - helping you measure impact and effectiveness. 

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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

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

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John Shank's comment, October 10, 2013 11:43 AM
This presentation has gone viral (at least for a library presentation) it has been view about 16,000 times on Slideshare, so I am offering a reprise of this presentation free, and online for the Library 2.013 pre-conference event - Connected Librarians to learn more visit http://www.library20.com/page/connected-librarians. Enjoy!
John Shank's comment, December 6, 2013 8:43 AM
For those of you who would like to hear the recording of this presentation visit https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.820C6A2CDCB53A7CBA17D3686556C0
SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 11, 11:28 PM

'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.

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Future of the Library Webinar Series

Future of the Library Webinar Series | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
The digital and information environment is rapidly changing, and now’s the time to plan for your library’s future. What strategic direction should your library take? How do you know you are choosing the right path for students, faculty and your library staff?
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This is a series I look forward to listening to.

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5 Ways to Follow EdTech Trends

5 Ways to Follow EdTech Trends | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
Because the field of educational technology is so dynamic, following edtech trends can sometimes feels like an exercise in futility. Keeping up on all the cool tools out there is not a necessity fo...
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5 simple tips to keep up with educational technology tools - Amanda was our latest guest speaker on the Blended Librarian see: http://blendedlibrarian.learningtimes.net/


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American Library Association to host invitational summit | Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future

American Library Association to host invitational summit | Libraries From Now On:  Imagining the Future | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
The American Library Association is hosting an invitational Summit, Libraries From Now On: Imagining the Future, May 2 and 3, 2014 at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Keynote speakers include: Dr. Stephen Dubner, Joel Garreau, Dr. Renu Khator, Thomas Frey.
The Summit will serve as a “kickoff” to the planned Center for the Future of Libraries.
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What’s Going on in Your Commons - apps, web tools, multimedia projects...

What’s Going on in Your Commons - apps, web tools, multimedia projects... | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
Apps: Touchcast: http://www.touchcast.com/ Example: http://www.touchcast.com/actinup/school_librarians_in_between# : to view the next link, use google chrome if using windows: http://www.touchcast.com/researcher/bd3a5e2f67 Jing: http://www.techsmith.com/jing.html http://screencast.com/t/dFFY5tY8 Text is Beautiful: http://textisbeautiful.net/ Electric Slide: http://www.electricslide.net/ Haiku Deck: http://www.haikudeck.com/ Presefy: https://presefy.com/#/landing Slide Shark: https://www.slideshark.com/ Increasing IPADS Usability for Digital Literacy for Unrepresented Communites ( hearing impaired/ deaf community) http://tinyurl.com/lf7zdlt Powtoon: http://tinyurl.com/kpkbsc8 - promo Professor Word : http://tinyurl.com/lcts6sx - promo Contact:Moorefield-Lang, Heather (hmlang@vt.edu); Monena hall monenah@vt.edu; Lindley Shedd lcshedd@ua.edu
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The Future of Librarianship: A Blended Perspective Apr. 10 Webinar | Blended Librarian

The Future of Librarianship: A Blended Perspective Apr. 10 Webinar | Blended Librarian | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 3:00-4:00pm Eastern 


The library profession is in the midst of a paradigm shift, thanks to technology and its impact on literacy and learning. With it have come new leadership roles for librarians, roles that require knowledge and skills not traditionally taught in library school programs. Blended librarianship is one way to embrace these new roles. Join Amanda Hovious as she discusses her journey toward becoming blended, and her perspective on what librarianship will look like in the (not too distant) future.

John Shank's insight:

This is a free webcast but registration is required. We are integrating digital badges into community for recognition, contributions, and participation. Feel free to spread the word.

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monique broekaert's curator insight, March 19, 11:42 PM

Need to see the slides from this

Suvi Morales's curator insight, March 27, 5:51 AM

Librarians need to be more accessible to the community.

John Shank's comment, May 2, 1:25 PM
All, the recording of the webcast is now available at http://blendedlibrarian.learningtimes.net/hovious-shares-perspective-on-future-librarianship-at-spring-bl-webcast/#.U2P_MvldVcF
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Trends & Issues - in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Sciences

Trends & Issues - in Instructional Design, Educational Technology, & Learning Sciences | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
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What Matters to Academic-Library Directors? Information Literacy – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

What Matters to Academic-Library Directors? Information Literacy – Wired Campus - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Whether they work at a big research university, a small four-year college, or something in between, academic-library directors share a “resounding dedication” to teaching information literacy to undergraduates. 


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Abstract — Council on Library and Information Resources

Abstract — Council on Library and Information Resources | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

This report looks at how staff at eight academic institutions gained new insight about how students and faculty use their libraries, and how the staff are using these findings to improve library technologies, space, and services.

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The OER Discovery Role for Libraries

The OER Discovery Role for Libraries | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Click here to vote.

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1 Second Survey on the role of libraries in the discovery of OERs.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, February 24, 3:14 AM

Vote on the role of libraries in the discovery of quality open educational resources! 

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NMC Voice :: February 2014 - YouTube

Hi everyone, welcome to the latest edition of the NMC Voice. 

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We will be getting the "One Button Studio" for our media commons @ the Thun library this semester and we can't wait - watch this video to see why.

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