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Blended Librarians explore the Intersection between Instructional Design, Technology, & Librarianship
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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

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Is teaching students how to judge the quality of information and knowing where to find the best information the bigest instructional challenge that academic and school libraries now face?

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 8:35 AM

This is an important topic - and not just to librarians. Many schools will need to re-evaluate their classes to include more embedded technology & ethics skills. 

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, February 1, 3:37 PM

Em síntese, as competências a desenvolver (qualquer que seja o nível de ensino em diferentes patamares, diria eu), relacionam-se com a literacia da informação (com e sem recurso as tecnologias mais recentes), ou seja, pesquisa, seleção e tratamento de informação (para a transformar em conhecimento - diferente de copy/paste) e comunicação (oral e escrita) de ideias, de si próprio e do que faz (de forma rigorosa e atraente), tendo em conta as normas de privacidade e ética (que em contextos online são bastas vezes descuidadas) . Parece-me ficar a faltar outras tantas, como a resolução de problemas, a colaboração, o aprender a aprender...

Paula Schwertner's curator insight, February 27, 9:00 AM

I could help teach students these skills in the context of their other coursework.

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LOEX Annual Conference

LOEX Annual Conference | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Showcase your greatest instruction and information literacy hits at LOEX 2013.

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December Blended Librarian Webcast: PRIMO

December Blended Librarian Webcast: PRIMO | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Join your Blended Librarian Online Community co-hosts, Steven Bell and John Shank, and their guests Ben Oberdick and Alec Sonsteby, PRIMO Co-Chairs, on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm EST, for a conversation about PRIMO, how it is supports blended librarians and opportunities to get engaged with PRIMO . They will be joined by Britt Fagerheim who heads the PRIMO Database Taskforce, and librarians who’ve had projects accepted by PRIMO.

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Final 2013 Blended Librarian Webcast find out what PRIMO is and how it can help your instruction.

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John Shank's comment, November 22, 2013 11:27 AM
Feel free to share this free event with any interested colleagues.
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i2c2 - Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference. March 2014.

i2c2 - Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference. March 2014. | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
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This conference looks interesting - maybe even innovative. ;-)

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 29, 8:02 AM
i2c2 - Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference. March 2014.
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CIL2013 - LibConf.com from Information Today

CIL2013 - LibConf.com from Information Today | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
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A few interesting Archived sessions.

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Recent | Make It @ Your Library

Recent | Make It @ Your Library | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

This site is brought to you in collaboration with Instructables and the American Library Association, and it is our hope that through this site, libraries of all stripes and sizes will be able to experiment with maker projects. 

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This is one of the most wonderful things about libraries they can encompass so much. It may be time to start a "Design it! @ your library" site too.

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Julie Price's curator insight, October 31, 2013 8:27 PM

I'm not into craft but for those of you with kids or classes who need ideas, check out this site.

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Keeping up With Visual Literacy Figure 1.

Keeping up With Visual Literacy Figure 1. | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

"Visual literacy is a "set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media."[1] Visual literacy is an interdisciplinary concept and plays an important role across higher education - in the arts, humanities, science, technology, business, and more."

 

http://www.ala.org/acrl/publications/keeping_up_with/visual_literacy

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Metaliteracies are growing in importance proportional to the growth of information. 

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Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post

Howard Gardner: ‘Multiple intelligences’ are not ‘learning styles’ - Washington Post | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
The famed psychologist explains why one is not the other though they are often confused.

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Tom Hood's curator insight, October 19, 2013 11:35 AM

I am a fan of Gardner and his Five MInds for the Future. This new work is needed and I like the emphasis on designing learning to work with these multiple intelligences. In this world of rapid change and increasing complexity, learning is THE competitive advantage we can control. 

Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 21, 2013 3:39 AM

For me the most important is moral and emotional intelligence, than cognitive and other that HG did discover.

Rhiannon Boyd's curator insight, November 18, 2013 8:33 PM

From the article: 

 "On the basis of research in several disciplines, including the study of how human capacities are represented in the brain, I developed the idea that each of us has a number of relatively independent mental faculties, which can be termed our “multiple intelligences.” The basic idea is simplicity itself. A belief in a single intelligence assumes that we have one central, all-purpose computer—and it determines how well we perform in every sector of life. In contrast, a belief in multiple intelligences assumes that we have a number of relatively autonomous computers—one that computes linguistic information, another spatial information, another musical information, another information about other people, and so on." - HG

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Hannah du Plessis's curator insight, March 23, 3:58 AM

Put this to the test. Attend one of our one hour online, live and interactive courses, and see if you don't learn better. Visit weteach-it.net for details.

Laura Rosillo's curator insight, March 30, 2:07 AM

Conectivismo: Un nuevo tipo de aprendizaje para la era digital

Clarice Bagrichevsky's curator insight, April 2, 7:30 AM

Interesting.

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Link to the Recording of - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design - A Blended Librarian Webcast

Link to the Recording of - Trends, Tools, and Tactics for Better Library Design - A Blended Librarian Webcast | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Elliot Felix of brightspot Strategy, a library design expert, shares his perspectives on the latest trends, tools, and tactics. As the founder and director of brightspot, Elliot has played a major role in the design of the new Hunt Library at North Carolina State University. He also co-conceived and participated in the development of the Learning Space Toolkit. In this webinar, Elliot provided an overview of trends impacting the design and operation of library spaces as well as the services offered within them. He’ll also introduce some tools you can use along with advice on how you can put them into practice.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, October 15, 2013 8:23 AM

Library architecture - spaces/places!

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Openness to Textbook Alternatives is Growing | From the Bell Tower

Openness to Textbook Alternatives is Growing | From the Bell Tower | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
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New Roles for New Times: Transforming Liaison Roles in Research Libraries

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Radical Change in Library Assessment Called for by Elliott Shore at Northumbria Conference | Association of Research Libraries® | ARL®

Radical Change in Library Assessment Called for by Elliott Shore at Northumbria Conference | Association of Research Libraries® | ARL® | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
Elliott Shore, ARL executive director, delivered a clarion call in the opening keynote address at the 10th Northumbria International Conference on Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services, held in late July in York, England.
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Here are the slides from his presentation. http://www.libqual.org/documents/LibQual/publications/2013/northumbria-10-shore-keynote.pdf

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:07 AM

Performance Measurement in Libraries and Information Services

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Introduction To CNI & Program Pla 2013-2014

Introduction to CNI & Program Plan 2013-2014   Download PDF of CNI 2013-14 Program Plan Introduction to CNI Background and Leadership The Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), a joint...
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Top Tech Trends - 2013 Annual | Library Information Technology Association (LITA)

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Looking forward to presenting for the TTT ALA Mid-Winter 2014 session.

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Libraries in the Time of MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Libraries in the Time of MOOCs (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
EDUCAUSE Review Online
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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, November 7, 2013 8:57 AM

Libraries in the Time of MOOCs .

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Libraries in the Time of MOOCs

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A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor

A New Pedagogy is Emerging...And Online Learning is a Key Contributing Factor | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

In all the discussion about learning management systems, open educational resources (OERs), massive open online courses (MOOCs), and the benefits and challenges of online learning, perhaps the most important issues concern how technology is changing the way we teach, and - more importantly - the way students learn. For want of a better term, we call this “pedagogy.”

What is clear is that major changes in the way we teach post-secondary students are being triggered by online learning and the new technologies that increase flexibility in, and access to, post-secondary education.

As a first step in an exploration of what these pedagogical changes are and their implications for students, faculty, staff, and institutions, we begin here by:


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Jo Schiffbauer's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:02 PM

online learning...

Conrad Albertson's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:19 AM

A very interesting (albeit long and detailed) discussion about the changes driving education and information management in schools and beyond.

 

There are some very good insights that some may find disturbing. One in particular where the teacher is no longer the expert, but a facilitator for students to guide them in their learning and  information gathering/management. When everyone can look up almost anything on Google and get answers, sometimes more accurate than the instructor has provided, a change was inevitable.

 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, January 29, 8:44 AM

Online Learning

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Library 2.013 Recordings

Library 2.013 Recordings | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

Session and Keynote Recording from the recent Library 2.013  worldwide conference sessions.

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Some of my personal favorites that related to blended librarianship are:

Tennant's - A View of Libraries on the Brink

Hirsh's - The Global Transformation of Libraries, LIS Education, and LIS professionals

Cantwell's - A MOOL in a MOOC: Librarians in massive open online courses

and for a direct connect with BL - Re]Envisioning the Role of Librarian as Educator in the Digital Information Age

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 31, 2013 2:23 PM

Some professional development from the Library worldwide conference recently. 

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The Blended Librarian

The Blended Librarian | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
Hello all, Our next live show will air on Wednesday, the 23 of October at 11:30am. We will have Steven Bell – AUL of Research & Instructional Services – former ACRL President.The topic will be: The Role of the Blended Librarian.
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Here is the recording of Steven's current thoughts about librarian skills and blended librarianship (got off to a rough start with technical difficulties but about 4 min. in to it all that is fixed). Enjoy!

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I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download!

I AM A {SOCIAL} LIBRARIAN infographic - Free download! | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
Download, embed and share The Social Librarian infographic. The social librarian is enmeshed in the fabric of the Internet of Things as curator, educator, filter and beacon.
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Sue Osborne's curator insight, October 16, 2013 7:50 PM

This is exactly how I see myself in the Library world. Searching, experimenting and using every tool I can to find better, more accurate and more interesting information and content for myself and my students!

Anita Vance's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:17 AM

great graphic - it's what we do!!

Liz Heckenberg's curator insight, April 13, 5:52 AM

This is how I see my future role as Library and Information Services professional.

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Connected Librarians Day

Connected Librarians Day | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it

This year, as a Library 2.013 pre-conference event, we're holding Connected Librarians Day…

John Shank's insight:

Some really interesting free webcasts about the library, learnig, and technology. Feel free to share with other interested people.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, October 11, 2013 2:30 PM

This looks really interesting! Can we listen in afterwards I wonder? 

Cindy Rogers's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:51 PM

As luck would have it, our students are off that day!  (Happy dance)

Layla Abdel Hady's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:18 AM

Kindle books have their use and advantages in many ways

but i believe one will always want to cudle up with a soft book at home.

Will libraries keep on buying printed books for how long?

Reference, children ill. bks, coffee table books or all bks

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The 2014 Learning Technologies Exhibition

The 2014 Learning Technologies Exhibition | Blended Librarianship | Scoop.it
The 2014 Learning and Skills Show. Europe's leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning.
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Connectivism as a Digital Age Learning Theory

George Siemens and Stephen Downes developed a theory for the digital age, called connectivism, denouncing boundaries of behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism. Their proposed learning theory has issued a debate over whether it is a learning theory or instructional theory or merely a pedagogical view.


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Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, September 28, 2013 2:46 AM

The theory of connectivism as social learning that is networked. The framework for flipped classroom approach.

Eva Ramos's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:45 PM

I will have to include this in my Learning theories module, perhaps.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, November 18, 2013 12:43 PM

This might be my new research topic. Very interesting.

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A PARADIGM SHIFT IN THE 21ST CENTURY ACADEMIC LIBRARIES AND

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Looks Interesting but they got the citation wrong on Blended Librarianship: [Re]Envisioning the Role of Librarian as Educator in the Digital Information Age JD Shank, S Bell Reference & User Services Quarterly 51 (2), 105-110

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