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Professional development advice for academic librarians, via Eliza Anyangwe - The Guardian

Professional development advice for academic librarians, via Eliza Anyangwe - The Guardian | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

Eliza Anyangwe:

"What is the role of the academic librarian in the modern institution?"

 

[....]ideas and resources shared by our live chat panel:

 

- Simon Bains, deputy librarian, University of Manchester

- Jo Webb, head of Learning and Research Services, De Montfort University

- Andy Priestner, information and library services manager, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

- Ned Potter, academic liaison librarian, University of York Library

- Ann Rossiter, executive director, Society of College, National and University Libraries (SCONUL)

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Preprint: Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technology in their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this New Challenge?

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Mobile Technologies & Academics: Do Students Use Mobile Technology in their Academic Lives and are Librarians Ready to Meet this New Challenge? (Preprint)

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Angela Dresselhaus & Flora Shrode

"In this paper we report on two surveys and offer an introductory plan that librarians may use to begin implementing mobile access to selected library databases and services. Results from the first survey helped us to gain insight into where students at Utah State University (USU) in Logan, Utah stands regarding their use of mobile devices for academic activities in general and their desire for access to library services and resources in particular. A second survey that we conducted with librarians gave us an idea of the extent to which responding libraries offer mobile access, their future plans for mobile implementation, and librarians’ opinions about whether and how mobile technologies may be useful to library patrons. In the last segment of the paper, we outline steps librarians can take as they “go mobile.”

 

Full text: http://www.ala.org/lita/ital/sites/ala.org.lita.ital/files/content/prepub/dresselhaus.pdf

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Talk point: Why don't more academics use open educational resources?

Talk point: Why don't more academics use open educational resources? | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
Many are happy to share their research but far more are reluctant to do the same with teaching resources. Do you value open educational resources? (RT @GdnHigherEd: We'd like to hear from librarians: are your #digital skills in demand?
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Archive on #tweetyourthesis Containing 1,376 Tweets

Archive on #tweetyourthesis Containing 1,376 Tweets | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Six data visualizations of an archive about #tweetyourthesis containing 1,376 Tweets (RT @ernestopriego: My updated archive on #tweetyourthesis Containing 1,376 Tweets; http://t.co/exo3OunT...)"

 

> Interesting conversations!

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Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities

Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Following on from the lists of academic tweeters published earlier this month, we have put together a short guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, available to download as a PDF."

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