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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 | The Information Professional | 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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Personal Branding for Librarians, by By Karen G. Schneider

Personal Branding for Librarians, by By Karen G. Schneider | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Karen G. Schneider:

"The trend of establishing and maintaining a personal brand has been a hot topic for some time with the public at large, traceable as far back as 1937 .... Unsurprisingly, personal branding has also caught on with librarians, notoriously preoccupied as we are with our professional image, both as we appear to fellow librarians and as we appear to others.

 

Establishing a Personal Brand:  Five Questions to Ask Yourself

* What would an employer learn if he or she googled me?

* What kind of job am I looking for?

* What’s my personal mantra?

* If I asked my friends to describe me, what would they say?

* How can I make myself stand out in a crowded field?"

 

For more, read here:  http://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/features/11062012/personal-branding-librarians?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=american+libraries+magazine


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In addition to marketing the library, librarians themselves are finding a need to market their online idenities.

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Lord of Curation Series: Karen du Toit Scoop.it

Lord of Curation Series: Karen du Toit Scoop.it | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

I feel very honoured to have been included in the Lord of Curation series.

 

"Our Lord of Curation series presents to you some of the great curators on Scoop.it. They are here to share their insights and advice with you...."

 

Karen du Toit is an Information Specialist, who has worked as librarian and archivist..."

I give my thoughts on the value of curation and my curation secrets, as well as how it has enhanced my social media experience.

My advice to Information Specialists is to embrace the digital shift!

 

 

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The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content, by Richard Nantel

The Role of a Learning Management System in a World Awash in Learning Content, by Richard Nantel | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"The bottom line is that, faced with so much content, learners can benefit from digital content curation. This means that the role of learning professionals such as instructional designers and instructors expands beyond creating and delivering courses to finding useful content and vetting potential authorities and subject matter experts.

A learning management system, then, provides a centralized on-ramp to relevant learning content located within the LMS but also found elsewhere on the Web.

Learners can be encouraged to:

- Watch relevant YouTube videos embedded into courses or added to the system as resources
- Follow and participate in discussions with experts on Twitter and in forums
- Read and comment on blog posts written by authorities on specific topics
- Contribute ideas with colleagues using wikis
- Attend live virtual events such as Webinars
- And much much more"

 

 

>> The role of the Information Specialist are also vital in creating a LMS!


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Beyond books: what it takes to be a 21st century librarian

Beyond books: what it takes to be a 21st century librarian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Emma Cragg and Katie Birkwood:

 

"From connecting with people to keeping up with the latest technologies, there is a whole lot more to the job than stamping due dates..."

 

"Books are only one aspect of what libraries and librarians are about. Librarianship is a people profession; a librarian's job is to connect people with the information they are seeking, whatever format that may take.

At their heart, all library jobs have a central purpose: to help people access and use information, for education, for work, or for pleasure. In all library roles customer service and communication skills are important. If anyone ever thought they'd become a librarian because they liked books or reading, they would be sorely disappointed if they did not also like people too. Libraries of all kinds are keen to demonstrate their value to as wide an audience as possible, and to open up access to culturally significant resources that they hold."

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