Webcast - Communities of Conscious Design: Planting and Pruning Your Way to an Effective Online Community
Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2013 from 3:00pm to 4:00pm ET
Click on the NEW link below to join the Blended Librarian Online Community co-hosts, Steven Bell and John Shank, and their guest speaker for this webcast Naomi House, Founder, Editor & Publisher for INALJ.com (I Need A Library Job), as she shares practical insights for building and sustaining an online community. House will also address how Blended Librarian skills could help librarians to explore new opportunities in the job market, as she describes how INALJ is helping expand and educate information professionals about the wide variety of positions we have or can learn the necessary skills to succeed.
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.
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.
"Instructional design is a growing field within many universities that offer online programs. The instructional designer works with faculty to plan, design and implement a full course or parts of a course. Instructional designers are usually experts in learning theories and pedagogy, and have a toolbox full of ideas for improving teaching and learning. However, they are many occasions where an instructional designer could benefit from collaborating with a librarian and vice versa. Presenters will explain the role of instructional designers, how collaboration between instructional designers, librarians and faculty might be beneficial, and explain how to prepare future librarians for this kind of work in LIS programs."
For the past year, the Open Access Button has been working to integrate our service with library catalogs and interlibrary loan systems — to surface accessible copies of articles directly through…
"Over the last two years, Knight Foundation has funded 36 library innovation projects through two Knight News Challenges. As we closed our review of entries last spring in Miami, the library leaders in the room voiced a desire to learn more about what innovation means in a library context. It seemed like a good idea to us, too, so we took on the task. Today, we’re introducing some of the results of that work and our efforts to strengthen the capacity of public libraries to meet digital age demands."
"How can you use OERs in your classroom to improve your teaching? What does it mean to incorporate open pedagogy in your course? Here are some suggestions to make collaboration and sharing an integral part of your teaching."
"In celebration of Open Education Week 2017, SPARC is hosting a webcast centered on the theme of successful OER adoption models. The webcast will feature representatives from four SPARC member libraries who are each advancing OER at their institution in a different way."
Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community for the second webcast in a series of conversations with Blended Librarians. This session explores the role of Blended Librarians by discussing with our panel how they developed their skills, how they obtained their positions, what their work is like, what their challenges are and what they enjoy about being a Blended Librarian. This panel conversation takes place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 3 p.m. EST with our guests J. Lindsay O’Neill, Francesca Marineo, Kristin (Miller) Woodward, Julie Hartwell, and Amanda Clossen.
This event explores a pressing challenge for higher education institutions across the world: advancing digital literacy among students and faculty.
Since the 19th century academic librarians have helped students navigate the complex world of information. In today's unpredictable information environment, how might they rethink their role?
"New attention to hyperpartisan or misleading information online has prompted some people in higher education to scrutinize how they teach students to navigate the web." This is a great educational opportunity for the library profession.
In this webcast, the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community explored the role of the Blended Librarian by discussing with our guests how they developed their skills, how they obtained their positions, what their work is like, what their challenges are and what they enjoy about being a Blended Librarian.o edit the content
A new report is out from Project Information Literacy. Make sure you read it before you get too far into a library renovation.
The number of Americans who feel overloaded with information has declined significantly.
Academic libraries aren’t just expensive “vanity projects” but rather a vital part of the higher education ecosystem, argue Julie Todaro and Irene M. H. Herold.
This fall semester join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community for a series of conversations with Blended Librarians. In these sessions we will explore the role of the Blended Librarian by discussing with our guests how they developed their skills, how they obtained their positions, what their work is like, what their challenges are and what they enjoy about being a Blended Librarian. Our first Conversation takes place on Thursday, October 13 at 3:00 pm EST with guest Joelle Pitts from Kansas State University Libraries.
The Open Educational Resources (OER) Librarian is responsible for college-wide administrative support of TCC’s OER initiatives, with emphasis on professional development, identification of OER course content and overall support for adoption of OER.
The OER Librarian reports to the Associate Vice President for Libraries.
"This study examined the predictive relationship between library use by individual students and their retention status in university settings. The methodology builds on a small number of previous studies to examine library use at the individual level in order to determine if use of specific library services is predictive of retention for freshmen and sophomores. Binary logistic regression yielded results which indicate a strong positive predictive relationship between library use of any kind with both freshmen and sophomore retention. These results suggest that academic libraries add value to institutional retention efforts."
Librarians in many types of libraries frequently find themselves positioned as instructors in formal and informal educational settings. Librarians can help ensure that learner needs are better defined and addressed by gaining basic competency in instructional design (ID), an intentional process used to create effective, efficient educational and training programs. Additionally, instructional design skills have the potential to benefit librarians in nonteaching roles. This paper examines existing library literature to determine how librarians can benefit from ID skills and to identify core ID competencies for the profession, and suggests opportunities to investigate how librarians might best acquire these skills.
"As academic libraries evolve to meet the changing needs of their surrounding communities, we are beginning to engage with these communities in new ways, such as participating in efforts to transform teaching and learning. These shifts in services and roles can be challenging. As we try to figure out how to adapt and move forward, we need to apply new approaches to the way we think and problem solve. Enter the processes of design thinking and rapid prototyping"
"Our special report "Libraries: The Next Chapter" examines how Nebraska libraries are keeping up with changes in technology and consumer demands. In this story, NET News reporter Ben Bohall takes us to the changing academic landscape of the college library"
The Blended Librarians Online Learning Community on Thursday, May 12th hosted a webcast presentation and discussion with Rachel Ivy Clarke, Ph.D.Clarke discussed the theoretical underpinnings that distinguish design knowledge from scientific knowledge and how it is relevant to research, teaching and practice in librarianship.
Join the Blended Librarians Online Learning Community this Thursday, May 12th at 3:00 pm EST for a webcast presentation and discussion about re-conceptualizing Librarianship as a design discipline with Rachel Ivy Clarke.
In September 2012, ACRL was awarded a National Leadership Demonstration Grant of $249,330 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) for the project “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” (AiA). Undertaken in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), the grant will support the design, implementation and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy.
I was asked to answer the following question for this week’s 2016 National Library Week theme - “Libraries Transform.” “What big change are you implementing that is helping your library transform?”
“We have a number of findings that show faculty members are paying more attention to students' skills and that they’re looking at the library as a partner,” said Roger C. Schonfeld
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