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Building Thought Leadership through Content Curation

Presentation given at WebCom Montreal, November 16, 2011...
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ECIL | European Conference on Information Literacy

ECIL | European Conference on Information Literacy | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

The European Conference on Information Literacy (or ECIL), organized by the Department of Information Management of Hacettepe University and Department of Information and Communication Sciences of Zagreb University, will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 23-25 October 2013.

 

Every individual and organization in today’s Information Society needs to master numerous competencies with none more important than Information Literacy and Lifelong Learning without which individuals and institutions wouldn't be able to succeed in a constantly changing and challenging world.


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Twitter Style Book Review Lesson | The Daring Librarian

Twitter Style Book Review Lesson | The Daring Librarian | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Great ideas for a fun tech-social-media infused creative writing lesson

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International Council on Archives | 2012

International Council on Archives | 2012 | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Join your professional peers at the ICA Congress in Brisbane, Australia, from 20th to 24th August 2012.

 

The Congress provides you with an unmissable opportunity to engage with other archivists, information managers, audiovisual and preservation specialists for a program central to your professional development.

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AASL e-Academy | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

AASL e-Academy | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
AASL e-Academy Online Courses...
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Connect with your kids @ your library | At Your Library

Connect with your kids @ your library | At Your Library | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Use this online guide to help you connect with your kids and find ideas for activities you can do together—at the library, at home and in your community.

And let the quality time begin!

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20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest - Online Colleges

20 Great Ways Libraries Are Using Pinterest  - Online Colleges | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Pinterest offers another great way to keep up with creative and cutting-edge ways libraries are engaging with their communities.
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The Once and Future Library | American Libraries Magazine

The Once and Future Library | American Libraries Magazine | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
An architect’s perspective on designing for changing constituencies

 

To some librarians it must seem like a perfect storm: Budgets are being slashed, ebooks suddenly are outselling their print ancestors, electronic movies on demand are slowing over-the-counter DVD lending, and the general public can find answers to their basic reference-oriented questions online.

 

Besides librarians, architects are among the people most concerned about how, and how rapidly, such trends play out. Plans made a year ago for library additions or even modest renovations—never mind an entirely new building—are probably out of date.

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Book Review: Web 2.0 tools and strategies for archives and local history collections

Book Review: Web 2.0 tools and strategies for archives and local history collections | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

The greatest value of this book is its practical orientation and applicability in daily work. Covering a very wide range of Web 2.0 technologies, this book will be a useful addition on the table of any archivist and manager of local history collections as a guide to the possibilities opened and opening for marketing, collaboration, cooperation, promotion, etc. in the archival setting.  Read more...

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What is Curation?

This is the first in a series of videos explaining the shifts we're seeing in the world of content creation which has exploded with the Web 2.0 evolution.In this video, we'll get into the heads of some of our favorite curators to understand what makes them tick


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Turning the Page 2.0 | Public Library Association (PLA)

Turning the Page 2.0 | Public Library Association (PLA) | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Turning the Page 2.0 is a FREE library advocacy training course developed and presented by the Public Library Association (PLA) with generous support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In this six-week, facilitated online course, library staff and supporters will learn how to create and tell their library's story, deliver effective presentations, develop a compelling case for support, and build and sustain partnerships along the way.

Participants are encouraged to come with a specific, self-determined advocacy goal for their library. At the end of six weeks, you’ll have a complete Advocacy Work Plan to guide your efforts.

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16 Reasons Librarians are Still Extremely Important

16 Reasons Librarians are Still Extremely Important | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Librarians are a key component of helping organize the world's information. Despite search engine's making it much easier to access information, librarians will still be a critical component to organizing the internet's taxonomy.
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A Librarian's Field Guide to Near Field Communication-The Public Library Association Blog

A Librarian's Field Guide to Near Field Communication-The Public Library Association Blog | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Librarians Kristen Yarmey and Sheli Elizabeth McHugh of the University of Scranton reported on the potential use of near field communication (NFC) tags in public libraries in their presentation “A Librarian’s Field Guide to Near Field Communication.  NFC smartphones could be used to pay for printing or fines. Tapping a NFC tag on a poster could sign a person up to a program. Tags with reviews could be put on book jackets.”

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Digital Pedagogy: Content is a Tyrant, Context is King

Keynote presentation to the NAACE 2012 Annual Conference, Leicester, March 9th on personalized learning, transliteracy and curation by Steve Wheeler.

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Got interests? Now get followers! - Searcheeze.com

Got interests? Now get followers! - Searcheeze.com | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Create magazines about your favourite topics and gain authority online.
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International Council on Archives - Competition

International Council on Archives - Competition | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Don't leave your koala bare! Join international colleagues in a competition that that will stretch your imagination, test your creative flair and may win you great prizes.

 

Entries close on 30 April 2012

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Essentials LIS T&D Overview - LiveBinder

Essentials LIS T&D Overview - LiveBinder | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Training and development, graduate course, seminars, webinars and other professional development opportunities for the Library and Information Professionals...
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30 Second Thought Leadership | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

30 Second Thought Leadership | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community

 

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) presents 30 Second Thought Leadership: Insights from Leaders in the School Library Community, a video podcast series delivering brief and practical advice from respected school library leaders on important questions about school libraries today and in the future. Questions are based on the themes of Knowledge Quest issues.

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QR Codes Extend Library Programming | American Libraries Magazine

QR Codes Extend Library Programming | American Libraries Magazine | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

Pikes Peak Library District found Delivr to be an ideal code management platform, with simple code creation for URLs and text, as well as integrated tracking. Not only is Delivr a free service, it also provides exceptional options that many other companies would charge for. For example, the campaign can be tested, evaluated, and revised, and the URL can be substituted without changing the QR code itself. Delivr’s tracking information provides the number of scans, the type of device used, and when and where the scan occurred. The service also allows users to link up to 4,000 characters of text and offers options to embed links, images, and videos.

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Share Book Recommendations, Join Book Clubs, Learn more about your Favorite Books and Share Books with Friends.

Share Book Recommendations, Join Book Clubs, Learn more about your Favorite Books and Share Books with Friends. | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
See what your friends are reading. Create virtual bookshelves for your books to keep track of what you've read. Discuss your favorite books in a book club. Share quotes and book summaries with your friends.
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With the encyclopedia dying, Wikipedia is slowly gaining ground in education

With the encyclopedia dying, Wikipedia is slowly gaining ground in education | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

After 244 years of printing encyclopedias, Encyclopaedia Britannica has decided to focus all of its attention on its digital information and kill off the creation of physical books.

At the same time, Wikipedia is becoming progressively adopted as an educational tool.

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The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content

The 50+ Best Ways to Curate and Share Your Favorite Social Media and News Content | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

There’s so much information online just begging to be curated: news, social media, images, video, websites… the list goes on.

In this post Chris McConnell shares a list of great new tools of Content Gathering and Personalized Newsfeeds, iPad/Social Media curation, Website Bookmarking and much more. Whether you are a person who just likes to stay on top of the latest news, a blogger who needs a way to organize the vast amount of information that comes your way or a person who just enjoys sharing what they find with others you’ll love this list

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LibraryAware | NoveList | EBSCOhost

LibraryAware | NoveList | EBSCOhost | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

LibraryAware is an easy-to-use online tool designed to maximize the library’s resources in order to help you, by providing continually updated designs and best practice recommendations, promote all the programs, products and services you have to offer.

 

With LibraryAware, librarians can combine professionally-designed templates with their own pieces of “reusable content” to create professional-looking promotional materials that can then easily be delivered via print, email, social media and online communication channels to customers, community partners, elected officials and the media. 

 

Library Aware is coming soon to NoveList. Stay tuned!!

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Sorry iBooks, paper books still win on specs

Sorry iBooks, paper books still win on specs | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it

In the wake of Apple's announcement of iBooks 2, iBooks Author, and the latest version of iTunes U, I'd like to take a moment to step back and look at the technology they all look to replace.

 

Article by Dieter Bohn from The Verge, a technology-focused news publication, founded in 2011 by Joshua Topolsky and Marty Moe, aiming to offer breaking news coverage and in-depth reporting, product information, and community content via a unified, modern platform.

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Online Textbooks for Free

Online Textbooks for Free | New-Tech Librarian | Scoop.it
Bookboon's free online textbooks for students are focused and to the point. They are all written by highly respected professors from top universities in the world and cover topics such as economics, statistics, IT, engineering and natural science.
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