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The Ultimate Who-To-Follow Guide for Tweeting Librarians, Info Pros, and Educators - Ellyssa Kroski, OEDB.org

The Ultimate Who-To-Follow Guide for Tweeting Librarians, Info Pros, and Educators - Ellyssa Kroski, OEDB.org | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Wondering about who you should be following on Twitter to keep up with the steady stream of updates in Libraryland?  Well, here’s a list of lists!

This quick guide will give you 30 great lists of librarians, instructors, and information professionals that you’ll want to follow on Twitter as well as tweeting authors’ accounts and people and publications to follow to gain tech insights.  Check out each of these and start subscribing!!


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Great list!

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, October 4, 2013 12:01 AM

Fantastic list!!

Natural Health Library's curator insight, October 8, 2013 12:48 AM

So much happening on Twitter in regards to libraries and innovation. Follow this list to be in the thick of it! R

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Just-for-Me Training by Screencasting - American Libraries

Just-for-Me Training by Screencasting - American Libraries | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

By Meredith Farkas:
Librarians in all types of libraries provide training and instruction. Whether it's for staff or patrons, the timing of the training is usually critical.

 

"Even when we get the timing right, infrequent use of a tool on which people were trained will lead to forgetting. [...]

Screencasting software, technology that creates a video of activity on the computer screen along with the user’s narration, is sometimes used to solve this problem. The software allows a trainer to create videos that show specific processes within a web system so that users who have gone through a training can refresh their memory with a video later on."


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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 7, 2013 12:04 AM

The use of screencasting software such as Jing to enhance to learning process in libraries.

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21st Century Libraries Look Like: Something Unexpected, by Steve Matthews

21st Century Libraries Look Like: Something Unexpected, by Steve Matthews | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it
Here are some images from numerous resources that typify something unexpected in a library. They draw attention to libraries and open up the idea of "library" to new understanding and new customers...

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Lovely ideas! 

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, May 6, 2013 3:56 AM

Bright ideas of libraries doing it differently!!

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Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven | School Libraries and the importance of remaining current. | Scoop.it

Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now!"

 

Facepalm.

 

The problem is that Mr. Blowhard has confused a library with a book depository. Now, those are useful, too, but a library isn't just (or even necessarily) a place where you go to get books for free. Public libraries have always been places where skilled information professionals assisted the general public with the eternal quest to understand the world. Historically, librarians have sat at the coalface between the entire universe of published material and patrons, choosing books with at least a colorable claim to credibility, carefully cataloging and shelving them, and then assisting patrons in understanding how to synthesize the material contained therein.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, February 26, 2013 12:07 AM
Nice piece, those who don't understand what libraries are about should read this!
gwynethjones's curator insight, February 26, 2013 8:39 AM
Libraries & Makerspaces: a Match made in Heaven -- LOVE this Best Practice! #TLChat
Susan Schatvet's curator insight, March 13, 2013 8:00 AM

Libraries on the forefront of revitalizing the American Dream