Professional deve...
Follow
Find tag "public-libraries"
1.4K views | +0 today
Professional development of Librarians
Topics considered of interest in the professional development of librarians from the public, specialist and educational sectors.
Curated by carogers
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

The Librarians Have Arrived! - Carisa Kluver | The Digital Media Diet #digitalshift

The Librarians Have Arrived! - Carisa Kluver | The Digital Media Diet #digitalshift | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

"In my estimation, librarians are the perfect ‘digital docents’ for the 21st century’s digital content. From what I’ve read, many in the field of library sciences have been fretting about where they fit into the digital shift, so the time is now to assert that librarians (as a profession) will be MORE in need by society in the future than ever before. There should be more jobs, not fewer, for library students. They are the professional and ethical curators of the digital world, essential to our cultural transition. And we couldn’t be in better hands!" - See more at: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=3205#sthash.G195kvCG.hNauw3dC.dpuf

 


Via Karen du Toit
more...
Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 24, 2014 5:27 AM

Great points here: "Criteria for Reviewing Digital Children’s Content"

Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

Should Libraries Censor What is 3D Printed Within Their Walls? - 3DPrint.com

Should Libraries Censor What is 3D Printed Within Their Walls? - 3DPrint.com | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

BY BRIAN KRASSENSTEIN:

"As more libraries begin adopting this amazing technology, and the general public begins to realize the vast number of applications for such a technology, I believe that a number of new questions will have to be answered by those overseeing its use.  Questions such as “Should we allow anyone of any age to use our printers?”, “Should we censor what is printed by these machines?”and “What sort of oversight and rules should be put into place?”

 

David Lee King and Kate Marek give their opinions.


Via Karen du Toit
more...
Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 7, 2014 8:51 AM

Some thoughts on 3D printing in libraries!

Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

Better Together - The Potentials of Partnerships with Libraries

"Better Together is a short film about the potentials of partnerships between libraries and organisations, companies and users. The film introduces examples  from Roskilde and Aarhus. Read more about partnerships (in Danish) at www.bygpartnerskaber.dk "


Via Trudy Raymakers, Karen du Toit
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

Why you should always lead with a story, by Paul Smith

Why you should always lead with a story, by Paul Smith | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

"The thoughtLEADERS Blog covers leadership, communications, strategy and operations."

 

"Storytelling is the 'new' way of doing - selling, training, motivating.  Yet, while we in libraries deal in story and deeply understand the social imperative of story, are we using story in our professional practice?  To increase understanding of what good customer service is, for example, should we share those stories?  Would it help to motivate and make the change?  This 'story' is an example of how one might use such a method to begin the process.  Nice."

- DW

 

 


Via Karen du Toit
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

The Not-So-Secret Keys to Great Customer Service | Public Libraries Online

The Not-So-Secret Keys to Great Customer Service | Public Libraries Online | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

"Is good customer service giving patrons everything they want when they want it? Is it being nice to everyone all the time, no matter what? How can you inspire and maintain positive customer service throughout your library? These essayists agree that the impetus comes from the top, but the effect spreads throughout the organization. I hope that the following insights help your library to become a truly welcoming place for everyone!"


Via Robin Illsley, Karen du Toit
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

8 Lovely Libraries in Australia and New Zealand - Mental Floss

8 Lovely Libraries in Australia and New Zealand - Mental Floss | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

By Jill Harness:

We've covered Europe's, Asia's, Africa's, North America's and South America's most beautiful libraries; now it's time to take a look at Australia and, while it isn't technically a part of the continent, New Zealand as well.""


Via Karen du Toit
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

9 Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression - BOOK RIOT

9 Striking Library Posters from the Great Depression - BOOK RIOT | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it
Starting in 1935, in the midst of the Great Depression, the federal government did something that might seem odd: it paid artists to make art.

Via Karen du Toit
more...
Karen du Toit's curator insight, July 23, 2014 6:34 AM

Vintage inspiration!

Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

Why you need social media information governance frameworks

Why you need social media information governance frameworks | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

Kate Cumming:

Businesses run on information and by extending your information governance frameworks to the social media environment you will help ensure that all your business needs for information, now and into the future, will continue to be met.

To develop a social media information governance framework you could firstly:

map the business that is moving to social mediamap the information that is moving to social mediaassess your client information needs and expectations, as well as public accountablities that are dependent on your business information.
Via Karen du Toit
more...
Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 31, 2013 5:31 PM

Social Media governance > the importance of it! Also in libraries

 

Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

100 Search Engines For Academic Research, by Terry Heick

100 Search Engines For Academic Research, by Terry Heick | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

"100 Search Engines For Academic Research.. .Check out the new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for."

 

>> Extremely valuable resource to librarians!


Via Louise Robinson-Lay, João Greno Brogueira, Dennis T OConnor, Karen du Toit
more...
Brenda O'Leary's comment, January 11, 2013 2:10 AM
Great Faye! have rescooped!!!!
A4Academics's comment, March 27, 2013 2:22 PM
Its wonderful list . Thanks for sharing it. I wasn't aware of such a big list till now.
Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

To Share Or Not To Share? - By Rick Anderson

To Share Or Not To Share? - By Rick Anderson | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

What is "sharing" between and among libraries?

 

"In the digital realm, what is typically referred to as “sharing” is actually copying—sometimes legal and sometimes not. Understandably, the ease and ubiquity of uncontrolled copying in a networked digital environment makes copyright holders uneasy. And the fuzzy line between copying and sharing in that environment also makes the question of what it means for libraries to “share” resources much more complicated than it might seem at first blush."

Should libraries share, or not?

 

"We don’t (or shouldn’t) share because 'sharing is what we do as libraries,' still less because sharing is somehow a 'core value' of librarianship. Sharing is a means, not an end. We share in order to provide access, and to the degree that 'sharing' actually means 'copying,' it is legally and ethically complicated."

 

"We live in a radically different information world from the one that gave rise to ILL. Instead of resisting that reality, we should embrace it, rejoicing in the ways it allows us to serve our patrons better."

 

Read more here:  http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/10/opinion/peer-to-peer-review/to-share-or-not-to-share-peer-to-peer-review/


Via Fe Angela M. Verzosa, Karen du Toit
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by carogers from The Information Professional
Scoop.it!

10 questions about books, libraries, librarians, and schools, by Scott McLeod

10 questions about books, libraries, librarians, and schools, by Scott McLeod | Professional development of Librarians | Scoop.it

BY SCOTT MCLEOD:

"October apparently was ‘Library Month’ for me. I was the keynote speaker for the Minnesota MEMO conference and did a breakout session for the Iowa Library Association (ILA) conference. I also brought Dr. Mike Eisenberg to Iowa for three days to talk with school administrators about technology and information literacy. As a result, I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on books, reading, and the future of libraries and librarians…"

"Random questions

What constitutes a “book” these days? When books become electronic and thus become searchable, hyperlinkable, more accessible to readers with disabilities, and able to embed audio, video, and interactive maps and graphics, at what point do they stop becoming “books” and start becoming something else?"...


Via Karen du Toit
more...
No comment yet.