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Nation's first bookless library on university campus is thriving at UTSA

Nation's first bookless library on university campus is thriving at UTSA | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

Three years since it opened, the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus is thriving. The Applied Engineering and Technology (AET) Library at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) caters to the research needs of its College of Sciences and College of Engineering and has become an essential resource for its students and faculty.

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The role of the Library within Universities is continually changing. eLearning is also growing globally. Libraries and eLearning are now woven together into the fabric of teaching  and learning for students and educators everywhere. https://le.unimelb.edu.au
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LibGuides: Best Use Scenarios? – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

LibGuides: Best Use Scenarios? – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
I’ve always been kind of ambivalent about LibGuides (and similar tools for helping people navigate topics in the library). If you’re not already familiar with LibGuides, here’s a quick definition courtesy of the Library Success wiki: “A LibGuide is a content management and publishing system created by SpringShare. Libraries may use LibGuides to create subject guides, course guides, information portals, or research help pages to name a few.” You can find many examples across a wide range of topics on the LibGuides Community homepage.
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How campus libraries became the place to read, pray, learn

How campus libraries became the place to read, pray, learn | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
When Phil Sykes took over as the University of Liverpool’s librarian, he made a prediction – library use would fall as much more learning material was placed online.

Eight years on, he is happy to admit that he was spectacularly wrong: “Library visits have actually doubled since I arrived.” While growth in student numbers has played its part, it does not wholly explain this exceptional increase in library use. “Student numbers have increased by 50 per cent, but visits to the library are up 100 per cent,” says Sykes, whose two main libraries were visited a third of a million times in May alone (Liverpool has about 22,000 students).
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10 Ways to Integrate the Library into Online Courses

10 Ways to Integrate the Library into Online Courses | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
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Can Twitter Fit Inside the Library of Congress?

Can Twitter Fit Inside the Library of Congress? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Six years ago, the world’s biggest library decided to archive every single tweet. Turns out that’s pretty hard to do.
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Syria's secret library - BBC News

Syria's secret library - BBC News | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Enthusiasts have stocked an underground library in Syria with books rescued from bombed buildings - and users dodge shells and bullets to reach it.
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What is UX and how can it help your organisation?

What is UX and how can it help your organisation? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
User Experience - UX - is still relatively new to libraries. I've been writing about it a lot on here of late: there's now been 4 posts in the Embedding Ethnography series about what we're doing at York.

I thought it would be useful take a step back and create a slide-deck to introduce UX - ethngraphy and design - in this context. Here it is:
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Library blog » Blog Archive » Energy Pods Available Monday 10/8/15!

Library blog » Blog Archive » Energy Pods Available Monday 10/8/15! | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Blog for the Curtin University Library
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New Academic Research Service Uncovers Concept Links -- Campus Technology

New Academic Research Service Uncovers Concept Links -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
During this week's annual American Library Association conference Yewno formally introduced a service to be offered in academic and research libraries to help users find connections among concepts.
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Public. Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter

Public. Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Designing Libraries That Encourage Teens to Loiter
The Atlantic Cities
A lot of public spaces try to keep teenagers out (remember those high-frequency noise generators that play a pitch only kids can hear?

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Anne Whisken's curator insight, June 6, 2013 8:34 AM

Hmm - but what about comfortable seating?

Michelle Nye's comment, June 6, 2013 6:17 PM
Important consideration
Michelle Nye's comment, June 6, 2013 6:17 PM
we had all ottomans and biggest complaint was no backs!
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Joining up the dots: copyright and digital literacy

Joining up the dots: copyright and digital literacy | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Last week was a particularly hectic week for me and during the course of attending two events, I once again decided that my job title really does reflect what I do everyday. I often find I meet people who do half my job, I don't mean they do half as much work as me, but…
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Anatomical Museum launches 3D app | The University of Edinburgh

Anatomical Museum launches 3D app | The University of Edinburgh | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Treasures from Scotland’s medical past are on display to global audiences for the first time.
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Stanford Library Leads Collaborative Grant To Use Linked Data -- Campus Technology

Stanford Library Leads Collaborative Grant To Use Linked Data -- Campus Technology | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Several of the Ivy League libraries and the Library of Congress are upgrading current infrastructure to use linked open data to enhance information.
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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success
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Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics

Libraries matter: 18 fantastic library infographics | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

"It’s great that such infographics are created. Infographics are a fantastic way to draw attention of online users, and give facts not only in a more digestible, but also highly entertaining way.


Many people still perceive libraries as awesome-looking magical places, full of a scent of old paper. We associate libraries with the past and with the analog world – the world that doesn’t fit into the broadband internet connection.

It’s not true (and I think it never was). More and more libraries lend electronic books, become information hubs, but most importantly, media creation centers.

These infographics change the perspective. They show the beautiful book temples are filled not only with the past, but also with the future."


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 1:45 PM

Well, because libraries DO matter. ;)

 

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Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk? | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Librarians in the Shawnee Mission School District are making way for “the maker movement,” and some worry where that story is going.

Reading stories, of course, has been a big part of what Jan Bombeck does with children. “Stories, stories and more stories,” she told the school board last month.

The Ray Marsh Elementary School directory lists Bombeck as “librarian” because she is state-certified to be one. But at least four Shawnee Mission grade schools have hired “innovation specialists” to run their libraries when fall classes open.

That’s the language of the maker movement, which seeks to convert once-quiet school spaces — usually in the libraries — into hands-on laboratories of creation and computer-assisted innovation.

The movement, taking place nationwide, is more about robotics than reading.

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The Strange Affliction of 'Library Anxiety' and What Librarians Do to Help

The Strange Affliction of 'Library Anxiety' and What Librarians Do to Help | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
It's a real phenomenon, and Ivy League librarians are fighting it.
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A Snapshot of a 21st-Century Librarian

A Snapshot of a 21st-Century Librarian | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
As the way people access information changes, librarians like Theresa Quill are exploring ways to make their jobs newly relevant.
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Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources: Developing Partnerships | ALA Annual 2016

Academic Libraries and Open Educational Resources: Developing Partnerships | ALA Annual 2016 | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
A number of higher education–focused sessions at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference touched on issues surrounding student retention and completion—and with the costs of tuition, housing, and materials constantly rising, saving students money is a major consideration. When the conversation includes state and community colleges, and a student body that may have less access to financial resources, finding strategies to cut costs becomes more important than ever. Open educational resources (OER)—freely accessible texts and media that faculty can assemble, repurpose, and package under open access agreements for teaching and research—are a rapidly growing option.

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Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders

Future Ready Schools heralds school librarians as leaders | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
New project highlights critical role school librarians play in supporting Future Ready goals.
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NavApp at the University of Oklahoma Libraries

NavApp at the University of Oklahoma Libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
To help users navigate reimagined library spaces and resources, the University of Oklahoma libraries investigated the possibilities inherent in the Internet of Things, specifically whether a beacon could serve their purpose.
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Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution

Why the Maker Movement Matters: Part 1, the Tools Revolution | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it
Just like the internet before it, the Maker Movement is revolutionizing manufacturing, with implications for startups and jobs.
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Creative Commons Images

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At one point in time, we’ve all needed an image for either a presentation, a course website – or for something like this, a blog post – and the first thing that comes to mind is to just grab one out of a Google search. The majority of these images are copyrighted “All Rights Reserved” and you’re obliged to get written permission to use such works. If you don’t obtain permission, you’re offending someone’s copyright and exposing yourself and the organisation you’re working for, to legal action. Here’s a range of things that could happen. For more information, refer to the Australian Copyright Act 1968 and the terms and conditions of a website you’re using. So what do I use instead? The answer is images with Creative Commons licences.

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Evolving Leadership in the Digital Age

Evolving Leadership in the Digital Age | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

Today leaders face added complications of rapidly changing technology, virtual working teams separated by cultural and geographical boundaries, and the difficulties of making decisions when faced with an overload of information.

 


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Ken Donaldson's curator insight, May 15, 7:44 AM
ABC...simple and difficult.
Technical Support 1 (800)220-1032 Windows, Ms Office, browser's curator insight, May 17, 5:53 AM
Apple macbook technical support Number @ 1.800.931.5079 to repair Macbook http://macbook.technicalsupportservicesinc.com/
People Power's curator insight, May 19, 11:32 AM
It's not just leaders .. all of us - wake up - and don’t wait for the 'leaders' - they will follow
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ACRL Report Shows Compelling Evidence of Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries

ACRL Report Shows Compelling Evidence of Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success » ACRL Value of Academic Libraries | Libraries and eLearning | Scoop.it

A new report issued by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), “Documented Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success: Building Evidence with Team-Based Assessment in Action Campus Projects,” shows compelling evidence for library contributions to student learning and success. The report focuses on dozens of projects conducted as part of the program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA) by teams that participated in the second year of the program, from April 2014 to June 2015. Synthesizing more than 60 individual project reports (fully searchable online) and using past findings from projects completed during the first year of the AiA program as context, the report identifies strong evidence of the positive contributions of academic libraries to student learning and success in four key areas:

1- Students benefit from library instruction in their initial coursework. Information literacy initiatives for freshmen and new students underscore that students receiving this instruction perform better in their courses than students who do not. 


2- Library use increases student success. Students who use the library in some way (e.g., circulation, library instruction session attendance, online databases access, study room use, interlibrary loan) achieve higher levels of academic success (e.g., GPA, course grades, retention) than students who did not use the library. 


3- Collaborative academic programs and services involving the library enhance student learning. Academic library partnerships with other campus units, such as the writing center, academic enrichment, and speech lab, yield positive benefits for students (e.g., higher grades, academic confidence, and retention). 


4- Information literacy instruction strengthens general education outcomes. Libraries improve their institution’s general education outcomes and demonstrate that information literacy contributes to inquiry-based and problem-solving learning, including critical thinking, ethical reasoning, global understanding, and civic engagement.

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Thanks to DAVID HONEYBEE for sharing this link on the UniMelb Yammer site,
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