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New publication! The Road to Information Literacy : Librarians as facilitators of learning | IFLA

New publication! The Road to Information Literacy : Librarians as facilitators of learning | IFLA | Teaching in the XXI Century | Scoop.it
#pilgf http://t.co/Np3CHmmt Here is the book where article Lonka (2012) about theoretical foundations for engaging learning!

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By Roisin Gwyer, Ruth Stubbings & Graham Walton (Eds.)

Series: IFLA Publications Series 157 
Publisher: Berlin/Munich: De Gruyter Saur, 2012


"Information literacy has been identified as a necessary skill for life, work and citizenship - as well as for academic study - for all of us living in today's information society. This international collection brings together practitioner and research papers from all sectors of information work. It includes case studies and good practice guides, including how librarians and information workers can facilitate information literacy from pre-school children to established researchers, digital literacy and information literacy for citizens."

 

Publisher's link: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/181777?format=G

 

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8 Online Libraries For Students, Teachers, And Researchers

8 Online Libraries For Students, Teachers, And Researchers | Teaching in the XXI Century | Scoop.it

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"Have you grown tired asking Google to find eBooks for you? Then why not directly go to online libraries with thousands and millions of collections entirely focused for books?

 

That’s the reason why I gathered the 8 best online libraries that students, teachers, and researches can use freely. Millions of books, hundreds of categories, and definitely for free!"

 

1. Project Gutenberg

2. The Free Library

3. Planet eBook

4. LibriVox

5. Wikibooks

6. Scribd

7. Ibiblio

8. GetCited

 

 


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Bridging the digital divide: Libraries work to help the unemployed | SeacoastOnline.com

Bridging the digital divide: Libraries work to help the unemployed | SeacoastOnline.com | Teaching in the XXI Century | Scoop.it

"Librarians have a term for it: the digital divide — those who have and those who do not have a computer in their home, or a basic knowledge of how one works. And the divide yawns ever wider in these days of spiking unemployment.

Libraries in Maine and across the country have long been centers of cyberconnectivity for people who have no computer connection in their homes — 73 percent of all Americans, according to the American Library Association.

These days, the computers and free Wi-Fi offered by libraries are taking on an expanded role — as places where the unemployed come to look for work. Some don't have a computer, some have given up paying for the Internet to save money."

 


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The Adventures of Library Girl: QR Codes to the Rescue: Transforming Print from Out of Date, To Out of This World!

The Adventures of Library Girl: QR Codes to the Rescue: Transforming Print from Out of Date, To Out of This World! | Teaching in the XXI Century | Scoop.it

"The Adventures of Library Girl: QR Codes to the Rescue: Transforming Print from Out of Date:

 

I've been using QR codes as a pre-reading activity: a way for students to learn more about a title before reading it, (by affixing QR codes to books that link to trailers, author interviews or other related information) or as a culminating activity (by affixing QR codes to books that link to student book reviews, glogs or other projects). With this project, however, I'm matching out of date titles from my collection with Social Studies classes that are studying the corresponding topics. As part of their coursework, students find or generate resources that provide more current details about the information in the book. QR codes linking to the new, better info are then peppered throughout the print title - strategically placed near and around suspect/out of date information. And viola! Just like that, my out of date dinosaur of a print resource is magically transformed into an up to date, interactive book!!"


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Academic Librarians As Campus Hubs, by Joshua Kim | Inside Higher Ed

Academic Librarians As Campus Hubs, by Joshua Kim | Inside Higher Ed | Teaching in the XXI Century | Scoop.it

Joshua Kim:  

"RT @mrlibrarydude: Librarians already know this - but good to see it advocated by a non-librarian: Academic Librarians As Campus Hubs http://t.co/lqc6cPo4..."

 

"The library, and the librarians connected to the library space, seem to have some key advantages as connectors.  These include:

A Physical Space: And not just any physical space, but in most cases the campus library is at the geographic, intellectual and emotional center of the campus and/or school. Librarians seem to think about and pay great attention to their spaces."

 

An Interdisciplinary Focus: I work with quite a number of subject librarians at my institution, and all of them are amazingly knowledgeable about the disciplines in which they partner with faculty around teaching and research. Even subject librarians, however, retain a wide range of knowledge and a fluency in the language of the contiguous disciplines.

 

A Service Orientation: Service to our students, service to our faculty, service to colleagues, service to the mission of the institution, and service to larger ideals such as privacy and the availability of information (regardless of rank or status at the institution)."

Read more: http://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/academic-librarians-campus-hubs#ixzz22qGTatZy ;
Inside Higher Ed 


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How Tech Is Changing the Museum Experience

How Tech Is Changing the Museum Experience | Teaching in the XXI Century | Scoop.it

"I would be interested to see how this can be used to help libraries, as well."

 

Quote from article:

"Museums are exploring digital and mobile technologies to enhance visitor experience. Initiatives go beyond technology within exhibits and installations, but also include more pervasive uses of tech to create interactive experiences for visitors throughout a museum, as well as remote experiences for those who cannot get there.Here, we highlight what three museums are doing to make the experience interactive, educational and engaging."


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Librarians -- Ideas - Open Access Week

Librarians -- Ideas - Open Access Week | Teaching in the XXI Century | Scoop.it
Librarians have played a crucial, leading role in advocating for Open Access worldwide.

 

As a traditional focal point for scholarly communication innovation, libraries continue to exercise their leadership by encouraging faculty members, administrators, and students to engage in Open Access Week activities.


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